Friday, November 8, 2013

My Bookshelf Wants

There are always a few things on my want to read list.

For my birthday this year I requested one thing only. A book. It was Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Didn't get it!

A few weeks post birthday I went off and bought it myself. I don't think it is one of Brooks' best books, but once I got into it I really enjoyed it. If historical fiction is your thing, it's worth the read.

They say when you write a blog post you should have one reader in mind, one reader who you are 'talking' to. So, with this in mind HELLO MR H. Please note the images below and ensure there is one of them wrapped under the tree with my name on it next month.


Knowing I have a book to drift into at the end of each day is one of my favourite things of every day. I can't sleep without reading something, no matter what time of day I finally get to bed. These ones are a mixed bunch, which is even better.

Do you have anything you are looking forward to reading?


8 comments:

  1. I'm reading Barracuda at the moment, I forgot how well Tsolkias does unlikeable characters! I love having something to read at the end of the day too, will definitely check out those other titles.

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  2. I just picked up one of Anita Heiss' at the library. I am so glad that I am back into reading now that my little man is at 10 months old and sleeping better.

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  3. I read almost every night before bed. I've just finished Gone Girl (great book if you haven't already read it) and am on the look out for my next one so if anyone has any great recommendations hit me up!

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    1. Oh Sarah I really didn't like that book, I even missed lots of pages to try and speed it up a bit, I know lots of people liked it but it just dragged on and on and on.

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  4. Our local book shop has a frequent shopper scheme. Every time you make a purchase the amount is noted in a little card filing system. Once a year they tally up the dollars on your "account" and send out a gift voucher if you make it past a certain mark. I seem to get one every year and it is such a nice thing to have. A book voucher just for me. Spent mine the other day and bought The Dirty Chef - the gourmet farmer's bio. Still in the paper bag unopened as there are some library books on the go. Looking forward to ripping that one open.

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    1. Same Alli, I save up all year and use them to help with the xmas shopping, it all helps.

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  5. 'Baracuda' sounds interesting! I have so many books I need to read before I start any new ones!

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  6. If you are from Melbs then Barracuda and Cairo will resonate, loved them both.
    Am reading Rick Stein's bio, well rec and I heard him interviewed on radio, is def not boring as batshit, really interesting life (father had a mental illness) not crappy celebrity chef stuff

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