Monday, 17 January 2011

It's Monday, what are you reading?

Well, I went back to work last Monday and what a week it has been. Meetings galore, things to sort out, registration for this semesters courses and a birthday party, all meant that this was a hectic week with little time to read. I did manage to finish 2 books.
Duncton Wood by William Horwood. Years ago my sister game me the second one of this series as a Christmas present. I didnt have any desire to read it, but eventually got number 1 out the library and was hooked from the first page. I have since read all 6 and love them all. Last year I reread The Wheel of time series by Robert Jordan, so this year decided to reread this and it was like picking up an old friend!
Second one I finished was The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. I was given this book in a load of others about a year ago. I read all the others but never ended up reading this one, and now I find that it was the best of all of them. It is set in India in the 1980s and just reminds me of another time when life was much more simple. Lol, I sound like my mother. Also, we have a large Indian community here and I could really relate to a lot of what she talked about as similar to what happens here.
As far as what I am reading this week, well I have a large TBR pile including An echo in the bone by Diana Gabaldon, so will probably get started on that next.
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1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love the story behind your two books you read. Books with memories behind them are awesome!