One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…

Well Simon of Stuck in a Book is something of a genius in the book blogging world isn’t he? He’s always coming up with great bookish bits and bobs on his blog and the latest meme he has created has taken the blogosphere by storm. I might be the last to the party but I simply couldn’t miss taking part as it looked like so much fun. So here are the five books that are or have been on my ‘reading radar’ at the moment, its made me realise just what an eclectic reader I am which I don’t ever see myself as…

The Book I Am Currently Reading…

I have not long started it but my latest read is ‘Apartment 16’ by Adam Nevill. It’s a little bit of a departure for me as I haven’t read a modern horror novel before so I don’t really know what to expect, I have been wanting to try new genre’s though. I shall report back in due course, is it wrong I am hoping this one makes me scared at night? I really fancy something really scary at the mo.

The Last Book I Finished…

‘When God Was A Rabbit’ by Sarah Winman which has been chosen as one of the Richard and Judy Summer Reads this year, along with ‘The Novel in the Viola’ by Natasha Solomons and ‘The Return of Captain John Emmett’ by Elizabeth Speller. Why mention those three particular books well…  I only found this out last night and am a bit spooked as I have these three books scheduled for reviews on the blog next week… how weird!!

The Next Book I Want To Read…

Well I am going to bite the bullet and finally read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen. I am yet to read any of her work which always surprises people. I would normally have found this book the hardest to call however I have a special reason to have started it before the weekend, more on that soon.

The Last Book I Bought…

Well I simply couldn’t resist this old 80’s Penguin edition of ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy when I saw it at the local second hand book store only yesterday. It was a little bit naughty as I have just got the new edition out of the library but I wanted one of my own, although the print is very small so I might read the new one and have this one on the shelves. Isn’t the old cover wonderful? I love, love, love the tagline “Eight eager, innocent girl graduates starting life in 1933 – pioneering their way from sex and interior décor to cooking and contraception…”

The Last Book I Was Given…Well before book group on Monday my friend the author Paul Magrs kindly gave me a copy of his new book ‘Enter Wildthyme’ which is going to be a foray for me into some Doctor Who-esque sci-fi (I love a bit of Doctor Who) and should be interesting, especially as the companion to Iris is called Simon. I hope I will like it, though Paul did say ‘you know you don’t have to review this’ so if I don’t who will know? Ha, ha, ha. I think with the tag line ‘Time and space. Good and evil. Gin and tonic.’ this is going to be a treat.

Isn’t this a lovely way of having a nosey through everyone’s reading sights in a short space of time? You can see other people’s five books, if they have popped their links down, just here… do have a gander. A big thank you to Simon for coming up with this, I think its ace. Let me know if you have a go, or if indeed you have already. Any thoughts on my selection?

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11 responses to “One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five…

  1. Gorgeous books all around on this meme.

  2. That’s a very eclectic mix Simon! Interesting to see what you think of P&P. Have you seen any of the movies/TV series or is it all new to you?

  3. ChrissieC

    Ah Pride and Prejudice loved it, also really enjoyed Jane Austin’s Emma too, I’m a sucker for a good Austin book, hope you enjoy, Mr Darcy never fails to put a smile on my face 😉

    Please tell us how you get on with Adam Nevil’s Apartment 16, I’m really ashamed to say I gave up on it, I didn’t like it at all and I find it really hard to say that about a book, maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance 😦

  4. Louise

    I haven’t read Apartment 16 yet,i don’t scare easy,i’m still searching for a book to scare me to death..

    I did like P&P, and Mr Darcy is gorgeous but i’m definitely more of a Charlotte Bronte fan,Jane Eyre i could read over and over, P&P not so much 😉

  5. Mae

    “Eight eager, innocent girl graduates starting life in 1933 – pioneering their way from sex and interior décor to cooking and contraception…”

    LMAO!!!! I’ve never heard of this book but I’m going to definitely hunt it out now. How can I not with that fantastic by-line?

  6. gaskella

    I’ve been meaning to read The Group for years – must get on to it. Paul’s new book sounds wonderful – hope you enjoy it.

  7. Jo

    The Group certainly sounds interesting and one I will look out for.

    Also good to know the Summer Reads are out, off to investigate what they are this year.

  8. Aww, Simon, what a nice thing to say about me, thanks! The dual fact that both Blogger and my computer appear to have broken (I’m at work – sshhh!) means I’m being a bit quiet on my blog at the moment, but thought I’d pop by and say how wonderful that you’re finally going to read P&P! I don’t see how it could let you down.

    And The Group – I’ve been meaning to read that for years. I must have bought it six years ago – in fact, the shop where I got it closed down six years ago, so it must be more than that!

  9. Juanita

    Love the cover (and title) of When God Was a Rabbit. I’m interested to see what you thought of it.

  10. A lovely mixture of interesting books and I love the covers. Mine is here http://rochester-reader.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-book-two-book-three-book-four-and.html
    I had such fun with it and checking out other people’s books 🙂

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