13 May 2012

Spring review

These past couple of months have been so hectic both professionally and personally and I have been reading Wolf Hall for what feels like so long now (two weeks is quite a long time for a book nut like myself) that I feel like I've lost my way a little with what I am reading/going to read, etc. This fuzzy state of mind has definitely not been helped by some terrifyingly huge book hauls at Sharston Books and copious amounts of gin and tonic this weekend *snigger*

Nothing like a decent meme to clear my mind! (Courtesy of Simon at Stuck in a Book)

1) The book I'm currently reading

Cor blimey, I knew this book was going to be good, but never quite this good. I studied the Tudors twice in school and it really is such a sexy, exciting period of English history and the perfect setting for this high-drama, high-action, sumptuous book.

2) The last book I finished

Between the dullness of Mary B and building myself up to Wolf Hall, I picked up a few short little treats, The Tiny Wife being just one. This completely fantabulous, bizarre modern fable is brilliantly fun and so so groovy. 

3) The next book I want to read

I love love love Carlos Ruiz Zafón and am going to see him speak at Waterstones Deansgate in June. (Eek!) I picked this up in India when we had to use up our rupees and am very excited about it. A bit of mystery and heat I'm hoping! 

4.) The last book I bought

Say no more :)

5) The last book I was given

Mummy and Daddy Relish uncovered this gorgeous copy (completely untouched) of this Thomas Hardy classic in a charity bookshop! Now, if that isn't an advert for secondhand/charity book shopping I don't know what is...


  1. Ha ha - a girl after my own heart. I love your "last book I bought" section (it all looks so familiar!).

    I am excited to see that you are loving Wolf Hall as that is coming up for me in about 2 books time (it was going to be next but has had to be relegated due to Joanne Harris's new book dropping through my door). Can't wait to hear what you think when you're done.

    1. Haha yep, it can never just be the one book can it?! :)
      Oh, I have absolutely LOVED Wolf Hall. I knew I would like it from all of the good things I'd heard but it has absolutely surpassed my expectations and I'll need to take a good few hours to put my thoughts down about it. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Bring Up The Bodies next please!
      Saying that, I could do a bit of Joanne Harris myself. It's feeling rather balmy in Manchester today and her books do always suit a weekend of lazing in the sunshine I think...