Reading Project 2015 – Big Little Lies #6

It’s been so long since I’ve put Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty on reserve at the library that I couldn’t remember who recommended it or what the story was about. So it was a nice surprise to find out when I finally got the book that it was about parents (just like me but…

Reading Project 2015 – The Buried Giant #5

Saxons, Britons, lost memories, King Arthur (now long dead), knights, ogres, Warriors, monks (monks! I love Gregorian chants but no chanting in this story – just a handful of evil hooded ones), and a she-dragon called Querig. Wow! What else could I ask for in this story? Thank you Kazuo Ishiguro (author of The Remains of…

Reading Project 2015 – Broadchurch #4

The only reason I read Broadchurch by Erin Kelly was because I missed the first part of the tv series of the same name. Actually, the book was written based on the series. So I guess that’s why the whole book was pretty flat and was written with no depth? I don’t know, it jut didn’t have an…

Reading Project 2015 – Cat Out Of Hell #3

First I chuckled, then I had the worst nightmare (literally) and then I finished off reading this book with another hilarious bout of laughter! So apart from the bad dreams (more about that later) I totally enjoyed Cat Out Of Hell by Lynne Truss. So…a quick summary….the story starts off with a retired librarian, Alec…

Reading project 2015 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1) #2

Ok I thought I’d do a change of pace with my reading and get on to some teenage stuff. Or maybe this book is more aimed towards a younger audience – I’ve seen 9-10 year old kids (mostly boys) reading the Wimpy Kid series at my son’s school. Anyway, I have enjoyed this book. It’s…

Reading project 2015 – Gone Girl #1

The book ‘Gone Girl‘ by Gillian Flynn took me about 2 weeks to read and not one day as some claimed they have. Ha! I didn’t think it was riveting enough to spend a whole day sitting on my ass reading this rubbish. Here’s how I felt during the reading experience: Bored (slow, what’s going…

Speed book reviewing

I swear I’ve read a hundred books since I reviewed my last read here! Yes I know, I’ve been slack with my reading project – I have read but just not written anything about them. Ok, so here’s what I call my speed book review whereby I will try and remember the books I’ve read since…

Book Review: Disgrace by JM Coetzee

I read this book during our recent road trip to the mainland. It was recommended by my other half who enjoyed it very much that he thought that I would also feel the same way. Far from it. The only message I got this from this book is not to go to or live in…