Friday, February 08, 2013

January Reading Notes

I had a reasonably good January reading wise.  

Of the books I posted about last I have finished Gore Vidal's The City & the Pillar.  I read this for the Leeds book club quarterly group and found it an interesting read,  I've never read any of Gore Vidals books before and I found that his 'voice' came through very strongly particularly in the introduction.   In common with the rest of the group I was thrown by the ending which came somewhat out of left field.
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My other finish for January was 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' by Joan Aiken.  This was also read for a book group. I've been reading along with the Cornflower online book group for a couple of years, this was January's book.  This was a welcome re-read, I first read it and the rest of the series as a child and is a perennial favourite.  As you can see my old hardback is well loved and has the most wonderful line illustrations.

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Other than carrying on with Monica Dickens 'Mariana' which is my bedtime read, my other current read is Cornflowers February choice Ian Pears 'An instance of the Finger Post'.  It's one of my current library books along with Chris Nickson's 'The Broken Token'  the first in a series of murder mysteries set in Leeds in the 1700's.  I've seen some great reviews so I'm looking forward to reading it.  And I still need to get back to the Ian Rankin

6 comments:

Margaret said...

I've always enjoyed books by Gore Vidal. I'll have to put this one on my to-read list. I have An Instance of the Fingerpost on my to-read list as well.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the reading notes! I follow Cornflower too. I must find those books!

Happy Reading, Karoline!

Siobhán said...

Thanks for the book notes! I'm in a bit of a reading slump and need to pull myself out of it.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I like to hear what others are reading Karoline. It's a great way to discover new authors.

Nicola said...

Interesting reads, I really must read more! Thanks for the inspiration, Karoline!

Brigitte said...

I always love to read about books and what other readers think about them. And that usually enhances my book wish list ...