Weekly Reading Roundup
May 21, 2012 26 Comments
A full week is coming up, but rumours are that next Monday is a holiday, so that means a long weekend.🙂
We had a great long weekend the past weekend too. We had bought a new bike for my oldest son, and it arrived on Wednesday. Little did our boys suspect that “trying the bike out” on Thursday would result in a 5 hour long cycle ride! They may not have come along so easily if they’d known.
Another movie night for me tonight. Last week’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was very good, but somehow didn’t leave much of a lasting impression. This week we’re seeing Intouchables, a French movie that lots of people here are raving about.
BIG NEWS: The announcement of the 5th Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. Already talked about in the best circles, this is one not to miss. Participants can sign up now for the hop, which will take place in late June.
Books I finished this week: 4
The Snow Whale by John Minichillo. A really good story about a man who discovers he has Inuit DNA and decides to claim his right to kill a whale by joining his tribe in Alaska. 4.5 stars
The First Warm Evening of the Year by Jamie Saul. A man falls in love with a woman and tries to convince her she’s in the wrong relationship. 3 stars
The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen. A slave girl is bought into freedom and educated at a prestigious girl school in the North of the USA, then later goes back to the South pretending to still be a slave to spy on Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederates, during the civil war. 4 stars
Perfecte stilte [Perfect Silence] by Thomas Verbogt. A Dutch book about a middle-aged man who has still not come to terms with the suicide of his best friend when they were teenagers. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading
Reviews and other news
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones. Early 1900s and the impoverished occupants of a country manor aren’t happy to find a group of stranded rail travellers on their doorstep. 5 stars
Arranged by Catherine McKenzie. A woman who is unlucky in love decides to try an arranged marriage service to find herself a husband. 4.5 stars
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (DNF). The lives and loves of a group of students of an evening cooking class. I got bored and didn’t finish this.
The Rise and Fall of the Wonder Girls by Sarah May. Four teenage friends in a small town all become pregnant in the same summer. 4 stars
And I’ve got some new books!
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What are you reading this week?