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Monthly reading roundup – October

Finished So many this month because I’m travelling! The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster – Slightly postmodern New York detective fiction, could definitely do with a re-read! Breakfast at the Hotel Déjà vu, Paul Torday – A ‘novella’, so a … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – September

Finished The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle – Now that I’ve read this, I’m not at all sure what all the fuss is about Sherlock Holmes. I felt that the stories and the writing were a bit thin. … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – August

Finished The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan – An entertaining enough short-ish thriller but I found that the characters and plot didn’t really capture my imagination. The Shipping News, E Annie Proulx – Loved it. I’d seen the film, but it … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – July

Finished White Teeth, Zadie Smith – I really enjoyed this slice of British multiculturalism. Kafka On The Shore, Haruki Murakami – Brilliant! A 15 year old runaway, a man who talks to cats and a whole load more. I loved … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – June

Finished The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins.  After waiting for ages to start this, it turned out that it wasn’t really my sort of thing at all! Never mind. In Progress White Teeth, Zadie Smith Downloaded and ready to go … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – May

Finished The Cider House Rules, John Irving. I loved this exploration of human relationships. Great read. In Progress The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins. About time I got this started! Downloaded and ready to go Kafka On The Shore, Haruki … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – April

Finished The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht. This wasn’t what I expected (I’m not sure what I did expect) but I enjoyed it all the same. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg … Continue reading

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Monthly reading roundup – March

Finished The Sea, John Banville In progress The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obrecht Downloaded and ready to go The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins.

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Monthly reading roundup – Jan/Feb

Hopefully this post will be the first in a regular series. You can tell that this covers 2 months and a holiday as I managed to finish a few more books than usual! Finished The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen. I loved … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

The following quote popped up on my twitter feed this week: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” Stephen King I liked the quote because … Continue reading

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