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October 12, 2006

Summer Reading

Maybe I ought to have a link back here to my blogger entry about my summer reading

October 10, 2006

The Idea of Perfection

Well the only person who enjoyed Kate Grenville's The idea of Perfection couldn't make the meeting. I managed the first 50(?) pages or so was rather too busy and was put off by the seemingly random italicisation.

October 03, 2006

Catching up

And shamlessly pinched from my unbroken blog - though this one is now unbroken too! - here's all the titles that got missed!

  • Death and the Penguin (Sept)
  • Talking Heads II (Aug)
  • Andrea Ashworth Once in a house on Fire - and with the classic read Of Mice and Men (Jul)
  • William Trevor's After Rain(Jun)

comments to follow!

That Summer

This month's (well May 2006!) book that we'll be discussing on Monday (at Monica's) was Andrew Greig's That Summer, it seemed to leave me pretty unmoved - maybe an early life surfeit of Biggles is responsible - must revisit the book again briefly this weekend. Internet sites seem to rave over it though.. and he's a climber/poet..

Fatal Remedies

March/April's book was Donna Leon's Fatal Remedies a detective story based in Venice one of her Guido Brunetti series. I thought it had pretty scenery and an interesting sub-plot but when you removed that the main story was not too gripping. Might try another one sometime..

We also that month took on a classic read - Jane Austen's Persuasion.

(couldn't export from the old broken bats blog so creating a few entries as new)