It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday, what are you reading? is now hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for us to share with other book bloggers what we have just finished reading, what we are currently reading and what we are reading next.

Just Finished

I gave up on A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. It is just too long to read in the manner that I was, that is, on short train trips twice a day. It was just taking too long to complete and it was putting me in a reading slump. I don't often fail to complete a book that I have started but this time there has to be an exception.

I didn't read much after I gave up on A Suitable Boy, I just felt like I needed a break after my mammoth 2 1/2 week effort.

So I have been working my way back into reading and have finished the following books:

Ape House by Sara Gruen - the lovely people at Allen and Unwin provided me with this book to read and review for free and it was a good, simple and easy read which worked well to get me out of my reading slump.

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie - there is nothing like a good Christie mystery to get you excited and this one got me excited. I wasn't able to figure out who the murderer was before the end which made it all the more exciting to read.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - If you are a book lover and you haven't read this book yet, I absolutely insist that you do! It is amazing. It is fun, it is serious, it is literary and it is everything in between. It is based in an alternative universe in 1985, an alternate universe where dodo's are genetically engineered and the Crimean conflict has been going for 192 years. The main character, Thursday Next, is a literary detective with the government, and she finds herself on a mission to track down an evil man who has kidnapped Jane Eyre straight from the book and trapped her Aunt in a Worsdworth poem. I haven't had so much fun reading a book since.... I can't remember when. This is a book for all book lovers.

Currently Reading

Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde - Fortunately for all of us, the above book in the first in a series and this afternoon I am about the start the second book. The back cover reveals that someone may be taking revenge on Thursday Next for her actions in the Eyre Affair and that in order to figure out what's happening and save the world, she first must help Miss Havisham of Great Expectations close some narrative loopholes. How much fun that sounds!


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