Sunday, 22 August 2010

Weekend over!



A quick note, to say that my weekend of novella reading has been great fun, although my eyes are aching quite a lot at the moment... I managed to read seven novellas, which isn't bad going since I didn't read in the mornings on either day (church today; accidental lie-in on Saturday) and didn't speed read any of them, or anything horrible like that. Lots of variety, and I loved most of them - except the most famous. But more on that throughout the next week or so, as I have plenty of fodder for reviews!

Whilst I'm making quick notes, I will mention that I've retrospectively added a couple of books to my 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About list - it's been nearly a year since any were added, and the two non-fiction titles which have joined the ranks have been bubbling away in my mind since I read them - definitely worthy additions.

6 comments:

  1. Ooh, Nella Last's War - a definite must for your 50 books!

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  2. I spy The Hours! One of my favourites; I've been considering rereading it too and you may have just tipped me over edge... Would not have considered it a novella though!

    Delighted you fit The Driver's Seat into your productive reading week - did The Loved One feature too? The former would feature on my 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About.

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  3. I must confess I just recycled a picture from earlier in the week... but I did manage to read all the ones in the picture, except Quilt. And The Hours definitely doesn't really count as a novella in this case, since I read David Hare's screenplay...

    The Driver's Seat and The Loved One were both brilliant! So many gems read...

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  4. I'm sorry to say I was a little disappointed in A Kid For Two Farthings. It was "okay" - I hate to give lukewarm book ratings, but it just didn't move me one way or the other. I was expecting more from it with its Bloomsbury Group label. Maybe that was it...too much hype?
    Glad you had a good weekend full of reading! I'll look forward to your reviews.

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  5. Good. Keep it up. From http://www.deccansojourn.com

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  6. Verity - I think it's still my favourite book this year.

    Susan - oh, you HAVE finished it, ignore my comment on the previous post! Sorry you were disappointed, I was rather enamoured by it, although not in the same way as Miss Hargreaves, Henrietta, Mrs Tim etc.

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