Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Reading update

Ok so in many ways this blog is a little neglected at the moment! I am still of course reading and below are a round-up of my current books on the go……..

Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (not the above Clarissa exactly but I couldn't resist)
Oh man this is a long one. I’m about half way through now and sometimes it’s easy to read, sometimes it a struggle, it goes from being a page turner with lots of things happening to suddenly nothing happening while being very repetitive. I will finish it however but I’ll be glad when it’s done.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
All you none kindle owners can now feel a little smug now if you like as I lost my kindle charger and had to order a new one. In the meantime of course I couldn’t carry on with this novel until I received said charger and I admit I did often say to myself ‘this would never with to a real book’. But anyway this is a fine book and one I’m very much enjoying.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
I needed to start one while I was waiting for my kindle charge to come through and since I recently rewatched the film I picked this up. I last read it when I was 18 and I appreciate it so much more now.
Bringing up the bodies by Hilary Mantel
This is now just embarrassing but I needed a ‘bath book’ and Clarissa is too big, kindles and water do not mix and my copy of Dracula is too nice. I loved Wolf Hall and I love this one also.
The Diary of a nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
This was my recent holiday read which I read very quickly. A real gem of a book.
Ok so that’s my reading at the moment. It’s all far too heavy going but there you go, I might be done by January!
Posted by Jess


  1. Wow, very mature books you've got there! I always feel a bit frightened to read them in case I read something I wouldn't like. Once, when I was ten and at the library, I saw this pretty book with roses on them and they were short stories. I thought they were going to be Grimm ones or something, so I checked it out and starting reading. I fell upon a..should we say "steamy" scene and I realised it was a book full of them. Ooh, the images are still fresh in my mind. NONETHELESS!
    They look like lovely books, and I hope you're Kindle charger arrives to save the day!

    Happy reading!

  2. Haha - love the Clarissa pic.. :") And: Dracula is one of my alltime favourite (IF NOT THE FAVOURITE) book ever! The Diary of a Nobody looks quite intriguing.. Made a note on that one..

    Have a great day! And: Thank you for sharing!

  3. I admire you being able to find as much time to read as you do with a young family. Bring Up the Bodies is sitting on Mt TBR at present and I am certainly looking forward to it.

  4. Just finished Bring Up The Bodies, fantastic! here is my review: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/06/13/2012-27-review-bring-up-the-bodies/

  5. Hi Jess, just to let you know I've dropped you a couple of emails about the item you wanted from my blogsale, not sure if you've seen them :) x

  6. Hearty endeavors! Les Mis is still sitting on my shelf. Reading and savoring Gone with the Wind this summer... Dracula is scheduled for October.