Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese: This engrossing story combines medicine, family, and politics to great effect. Moving between India, Ethiopia, and New York City, we follow the story of identical twin brothers, born of a secret union between an Indian nun and the British surgeon she assisted. Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, part sweeping … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Four Family Sagas
I did very little reading throughout the month, but what I did read was written by Diana Gabaldon. So, in a different type of reading round-up, here's what's currently in my 'waiting to be read' pile (all were Christmas gifts): Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: Family saga at its best. The Family Upstairs … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2019
I've finished it.Which surprises me, because I initially didn't find Sanditon an easy read. But having become reused to the language of Austen,I found that I became invested in the charactersand wanted to know what would happen to them. Even though I knew where The Other Lady took over,I didn't notice a discernible change in style … Continue reading The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club #2
Welcome to the Summertime Jane Austen Book Club!Officially, reading of Sanditon began on 1st July.Let's begin with a confession, shall we?I forgot that Saturday was the 1st.Right up until I went to bed early that evening in order to read.I ended up putting my selection of magazines aside and made a start on the first … Continue reading And So It Begins | The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club
Be careful what you share on Instagram ...Last week, I shared an image of a book I'd rescued from the Council Recycling Centre.It was, I'm sure, just moments away from being pulped. Well, probably not, but you get the picture.What kind of weirdo sends books to the recycling centre?But I digress ... lovely Julie from Notes … Continue reading The Summertime Jane Austen Book Club
The Brainy One mentioned in passing last week that he'd won a box of books. I asked him if they were anything to do with World Book Night (which Mel was involved in) and he confessed that he didn't really know. The said box arrived this morning, quite early on, but as it was addressed … Continue reading Box Of Books
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I thought I'd share what I'm currently reading anyway. I'm afraid 'Lolita' went back to the library unfinished; I couldn't get to grips with it at all. The Brainy One said that I was subconsciously reacting to the subject matter; he may have a point. When we went to mum's a few weekends ago, she … Continue reading What Are You Reading?