Friday, 24 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
- The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (frightens me, but I WILL read this year)
- Midnights Children, Salman Rushdie (same as above)
- The Book Thief, Markus Zuzak (Too much hype, worried it won't live up to it)
- Atonement, Ian McEwan (no discernible reason)
- Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh (just not sure about this)
- Chocolat, Joanne Harris (no idea why I keep putting this off)
- Brideshead Revisited ( I know nothing about it, but my mum says I should read it, even though she hates it)
Until the last few days this post would also have included To Kill a Mockingbird, but I did eventually pick that up and am three quarters through it and loving it. I really do want to read all these books but for whatever reason I keep putting them off. Maybe I should just move them to the top of the pile and read them before I read anything else. But that's never going to happen, if only because I keep buying more books and my Library Pile is quite substantial at the moment and they need to be read too!
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
There is a really simple answer to this. No, I don't really read celebrity memoirs. They don't really interest me very much. I only own one celebrity biography, and I've only read one, and they are not the same book! Somebody bought me Richard Hammond's On The Edge one Christmas (it's well known that I fancy him!), but although I flicked through this, obviously looking at the pictures, lol, I never actually read it cover to cover. The other one was Gordon Ramsey's Humble Pie. It was ok, fairly easy reading which was what I needed, but it didn't inspire me to read the next one he wrote. And I only read this because my sister had to go to hospital last year and I had to dash up the motorway to do some emergency babysitting. Once I knew she was ok, I was casting about for something to read, and aside from true crime, this was all I could find. I did try and find MY Artemis Fowl series which she's somehow managed to lose, but to no avail. It will always puzzle me how you manage to lose five books, but that's slightly off topic!
I don't think I'm really interested enough in celebrities of any kind to want to read what they write, so I can't think of any I'd like to read. I'd like to read something written by Nadia Comanci or Olga Korbutt but I don't think they count as celebrities. I spent a large part of my childhood and teenage years throwing myself around in a gym, although not as well as they did. But that's the point! I looked up to them, and if they've written memoirs I'd read them. They may have done, I've never really looked! But they'd probably be in Romanian/Russian or some similar language anyway!