Thursday, January 20

One must always be careful of books...

"One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa,
“and what is inside them,
for words have the power to change us."
- Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Angel)

Tuesday, January 11

Finished and starting...

This holiday I finished reading The Brave by Nicholas Evans. Like all of Evans books before, I really enjoyed it and found it hard to put down. The book contained great characters and vivid imagery.

Right now I am about to start reading The Memory of Running  by Ron McLarty. It sounds very interesting. Here is a bit about the book (taken from the authors website): 
"Meet Smithson "Smithy" Ide, an overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk who works as a quality control inspector at a toy-action-figure factory in Rhode Island. By all accounts, especially Smithy's own, he's a loser. Then, within one week, Smithy's beloved parents are killed in a car crash, and Smithy learns that his emotionally troubled, long-lost sister, Bethany, has turned up in a morgue in Los Angeles. Unmoored by the loss of his entire family-Smithy had always hoped Bethany might return-he rolls down the driveway of his parents' house on his old Raleigh bicycle into an epic journey that will take him clear across the country." 

What book are you finishing or starting right now?

Monday, January 3

My favourite book of 2010

I read quite a few really good books last year, but the book that wins the title of  "my favourite book of 2010" has to be Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. If you have not read it, I highly recommend you do :)

What was your favourite book of 2010?

A note: this book has actually just been made into a film and will be out this year.