Today I finished at school for the time being, and though I actually had so much fun that I will be missing it, I am enormously looking forward to my days of freedom before my next stint!
There will, most likely, be a few more books notched up as the days pass. I haven't done too badly recently, as with Mr U-t-B away, I can read late into the night or early in the morning if I so choose.
So I managed to get through 'The Misbegotten'...
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This was not at all the story I thought it would be from the atmospheric cover, and I was a bit disappointed with it. (Actually, quite a lot. Sorry!) Serves me right for being charmed by the cover, my constant failing.
Luckily I then went on to 'The Book Thief' which I absolutely loved!
Definitely one of those books I didn't want to end, and now I am looking forward to the film which I believe is released at the end of the month. I know some people think there are better books of this genre but I haven't yet read the ones that are mentioned in reviews as superior (on the list now though!) and I could not put this down.One very late night and one very long lie-in were needed once I'd fallen for these characters, but then I was bereft that it was over...
Next came another disappointment in the form of 'The Witch's Daughter' - just not my kind of tale, probably pretty good if you like that kind of thing. And so horribly long...
Then came 'When God Was a Rabbit' which I really liked even if there were all sorts of things left unfinished at the end (I don't think intentionally).
And now I'm really enjoying 'The Secret Life of Bees' which I have seen recommended on blogs written by people whose opinions I value! Definitely a better reason for a choice that a front cover! Maybe I'm learning!
What book do you recommend I add to my increasingly long list of must reads?