Friday, 22 June 2012

Updated Reading List

I've been away from my book blog for some time now, other things keep getting in the way, namely my reawakened love of scrapbooking and the vegetable garden.
I have been reading as well of course, any free time usually finds me with my nose in a book and really you can't scrapbook in bed, can you?
I'm fairly sure that the Senior Partner would object to paper & glue in the bedroom!
So, here's a quick rundown of some of the books that have been on the bedside table during the last few weeks.
A couple I enjoyed, in an easy read kinda way, two of them I didn't even finish reading.
I enjoyed "Hot to Trot" by Lou Wakefield, a sweet little read to pass a sunny afternoon at the beach or in the garden.
It's basically a girl meets boy romcom but there are a couple of interesting characters apart from the star crossed lovers that will keep you reading to the end.

I don't know what you think about Jodi Picoult? Some people love her and enjoy all her books. I've enjoyed some but not all, however "Picture Perfect" was a very good read, and I would recommend that you give it a try.

Now for the two I couldn't finish, although in the case of "off season" by Anne Rivers Siddons it wasn't through lack of trying!
Pat Conroy an author that I do enjoy is quoted on the cover as saying " beautifully crafted and dazzling...All her books are terrific. but this the best one yet"
ARS is well known as a Southern writer and I've always enjoyed the books set in the Carolina Low country as that is an area of the South that I love and with Conroy's endorsement (another Southern writer) I felt sure I would enjoy this book too. I won't spoil for you by saying anything more than this book is not set in the South.

I bought "The Ice Princess" by Camilla Lackberg (winner of Best International Crime Novel of the Year) at a vide grenier in Le Molay Littry about a month ago.

Finding paperback books in English at a vide grenier is as rare as hen's teeth!I found the language of the book to be stilted and awkward., possibly because it had been translated from Swedish. All I know is that I didn't care enough to find out how or why the victim Alex ended her life with slashed wrists, frozen in an ice-cold bath!

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vicki said...

Hi Maggie- I'm glad to see you found a little time for your books blog-- I really enjoy and appreciate your reviews.
And-- I'm really happy to see that you are loving your scrap booking so much-- it's definately your passion- your creations are lovely!

LoLy said...

I am new around your blog and I "LOVE" it :D
I am your happy new follower XD
Thanks for sharing..

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Are you coming back to book blogging or have you stopped Maggie?

Jeanie said...

I've been neglecting your book blog -- not good, for I see you have lots of new things! (I've been neglecting my book blog, too!)