Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Reading Reading Reading

 I am on such a reading bender recently and I've got to say it feels good. I always have been quite a big fan of books but something in the past few years has been stopping me. Can't be anything to do with time because unfortunately I have all the time in the world! being gainfully unemployed means that I have to fill my days with whatever I can get basically and now... its books. Love reading. And looking over this post, it seems I love a trilogy or saga too!

I read somewhere recently that "reading is dreaming with your eyes open" (or some similar guff) and I have always been a day dreamer, so without further ado:

A few of my recent faves I thought I would share:

1) The CJ Sansom Shardlake novels... Where can I begin? probably favesies or very nearly favesies. This is escapism at its very best, though you might want to give these a miss if you aren't a history boff as they are quite involved with the nitty gritty of life under Henry VIII -not literally! unlike the Other Boleyn Girl, they are much less about the rumpy pumpy Tudors and much more about intrigue and grimy slimy murders.
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2) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins... Teenage dross or insanely addictive? you decide. I loved these and read them after hearing about next year's release of the movie on the VMAs. I literally devoured these books without coming up for air. They are a little bit young for me probably but I live Harry Potter and Twilight with pride so this is my newest fantasy saga and I am loving it. Family and friends are getting bored with how much I've been going on about these books. 
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3) Following on from last week and the dystopia presented in the hunger games world I was really feeling a re-read of one of my faves that I haven't read since its 2003 release. So I am now engrossed in Margaret Atwood's incredible 'Oryx and Crake'. It is every bit as good as I remember; scandalous, dark, engrossing... I am thrilled to be cuddled up with this one again in this rainy weather. I am also looking forward to starting the new one set in the same time with some of the same characters 'Year of the Flood'. I haven't started this yet... anyone had a go?

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Still on my reading list is 'Anno Dracula' by Kim Newman... anyone read it? I have had a little flick through but I am going to finish my Margaret Atwood groove first. I am definitely excited though, It has Victorian London, Jack the Ripper and Count Dracula et al. What more could a girl ask for?

Any recommendations? opinions? favesies? worsties? anyone out there?


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