Monday, 24 January 2011

It's Monday, what are you reading.

And so, Monday rolls around again. I cant believe how this year is flying by already. This week I have had a fairly good reading week. I have been reading a small book at work and a longer book at home and this seems to actually mean that I get some reading done. I do actually work at work, lol, but read at lunch and tea time and find it easier to have a light book that I can pick up and put down at will.
I started off with another romance book Wedding bells at wondering creek  by Pamela Thayer. 3 or 4 of these were left at work a few months ago by someone, so I thought I may as well read them.
I then read Cobblestone Heroes by Ken McCoy. This book has been hanging around at home for ages.  A very sweet story about a family living in Leeds during and just post the second World War. 
At home I have read:
Other secrets by Farida Karodia. A story about a young Indian girl growing up in the Eastern Cape of South Africa in the 60s and 70s, and her family. This book had sat on my bookshelf for ages (Can you see I am trying to clear out?) and I never got around to reading it, but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Riotous Assembly by Tom Sharpe. This book actually started off as an at work one but I couldnt put it down and so brought it home to finish. I used to love Tom Sharpe at one stage and have read all of his books. Having not read them for a few years this was like picking up an old friend. He is absolutely hysterical and I actually had tears of laughter running down my face at many parts of the book. Although this one is very South African and may not be as funny if you are not, the rest of his books are just as good. I found 2 more in a pile of my dads books so will be reading them soon too.
I am now in the middle of reading Duncton Quest by William Horwood, which will hopefully be finished in a day or so.
For more great ideas of what to read pop over to Sheila's blog


Crystal said...

Sounds like some great reading and I like the idea of a shorter easier book for work. I read at lunch and at breaks and it would make more sense to have something that I can easily put down and pick back up.

I'm unfamiliar with several of your books, but I'll have to check them out. Have a great reading week.

Jennifer said...

I am a Tom Sharpe fan. :) Have a wonderful week reading. I look forward to your reviews. My Monday:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love what you say about the Tom Sharpe book... I love books you can not put down!

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