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Now Reading: Alexandra Potter – Who’s That Girl?

alexandra-potter-whos-that-girl-e1335208148559I read another of Alexandra Potter’s books before Christmas and I remember not being able to put it down. I just wanted to keep reading until it had finished.

I think that a good book should pull you in completely and make you feel almost as if you’re watching a film or living out the story yourself, and Alexandra Potter (from what I’ve read) seems to be able to do this. I’m looking forward to seeing if this book delivers in the same way – it only has a rating of 3.64 on Goodreads, so hopefully I won’t be disappointed.

Now Reading: Elizabeth Noble – Things I want my Daughters to Know

elizabeth-noble-things-i-want-my-daughters-to-know-e1334500395323This book was another impulse buy at WH Smith, bought mainly because I had a 20% off voucher, and I’d found another book that was 2 for ÂŁ5. I thought at first that the book was really long, but when I got home and opened it up, the writing is about twice the size of a normal book, so it shouldn’t take me too long to read. I think I’ve read another book by Elizabeth Noble and I remember enjoying it, so I hope I like this one just as much.

Now Reading: Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus

This book is one of the nicest looking books I’ve seen. Hannah got it for Christmas this year and when I saw it advertised in The Book People, I kind of had to buy it. The book looks amazing, with black edges and gorgeous looking chapter pages. I can’t wait to start reading it – Hannah gave it 5 out of 5 on Goodreads, so I’m sure it will be as good as it looks!

Now Reading: Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The Language of Flowers

vanessa-diffenbaugh-the-language-of-flowers-e1333792231461This was an impulse buy at Waterstones last time I went to Meadowhall with Vicky. She hates being in book shops with me because I tend to spend quite a long time looking through books deciding which one to buy. I’d already picked one and they were buy one get one free, but she was fed up of waiting for me so I just picked the one off the table that had the nicest cover, and it ended up being this one. It actually looks pretty interesting, so we’ll have to see how it goes…

Now Reading: Chad Harbach – The Art of Fielding

chad-harbach-the-art-of-fielding-e1333182174963I’ve had this book on my Amazon wish list for ages, but it said it wasn’t due to be released until the end of April. But I was shopping in Waterstones and I saw it on one of their table displays and I had to buy it. I didn’t really expect it to be out in the UK as it’s a baseball related book, but I’m glad I found it. I started reading it last night and it’s fab so far.

I’m a sucker for a nice looking book and this one is fantastic, it caught my eye before I even realised what it was called. It is a big book though, especially as it’s hardback. It hardly fits in my bag, but I guess that just means I’ll have to read it this weekend before I have any need to take it out with me. That could be a problem though as I’ve got a lot of tidying up to do before my parents get back from holiday – my brother is really messy, and now he’s out at work until they get back so its down to me to clear up his mess! It has been nice having the house to myself though, I’m looking forward to hopefully moving out sometime this year!

Now Reading: Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay

suzanne-collins-mockingjay-e1332361443499On to book 3 of this series, and unfortunately it’s the last one. I love reading a series of books (especially one as good as this), but the worst part of it is always coming to the end. With a series, you always get more involved with the characters and the story, so it’s hard to let go. But with the last two books being so good, I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with this one.

It’s only a couple of days until the film comes out, so hopefully I’ll be able to finish the book, and then we’ll be able to see the film at the weekend.

Now Reading: Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Pt 2)

suzanne-collins-catching-fire-e1332001505516After the speed in which I read the first book in this series, I can’t wait to get started on this. I might have to slow down a bit though or it’ll all be over too quickly! After the end of the last book, I really have no idea what will happen in this one. My friend Abi mentioned something about Gale, so maybe he will have more involvement in this book?

With it being Mother’s Day tomorrow (eek – should probably go and buy a card or something!), I probably won’t have as much time to read this one as I did the first one. Hopefully the weather will be nice and I can take my mum out somewhere. 🙂

Now Reading: Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

suzanne-collins-the-hunger-games-e1331933637252I don’t really know what this book is about, but I’ve seen a LOT of blog posts about it when I’ve been browsing WordPress book-related blogs. There’s a film coming out soon, so I want to read the books before the film comes out so that I can decide whether I want to see the film or not (I always have to read the book before watching the film).

My friend Abi also recommended this book and she’s usually got very good taste, so I’m sure I won’t be disappointed!

On a related note, take a look at this shirt she got me:

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If you knew me in high school, you’d know why this is so awesome!

Now Reading: Mitch Albom – The Five People You Meet in Heaven

mitch-albom-the-five-people-you-meet-in-heavenThis is the second of the books that my cousin Hannah lent me. After the disappointment of my last book, I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy this one more, and can use it to get back on track on my reading challenge.

It sounds like a very touching book; an 83 year old man dies, and when he gets to heaven he realises that it’s not like the Garden of Eden, but a place where your life is explained to you by five people who were in it.

I can’t wait to start reading this!

Now Reading: Jonathan Coe – The Accidental Woman

jonathan-coe-the-accidental-woman-e1331237021290I’m not really sure what this book is about, it was part of a set of 3 books for ÂŁ4 that I bought from the Book People in a recent order. When I read the descriptions online, it looked like a good book, but I’ve just seen that the average rating on Goodreads is less than 3 out of 5. Hopefully I’ll enjoy it more than that! The little review on the front is from Nick Hornby (one of my favourite authors), and says ‘Probably the best English novelist of his generation’. That’s pretty different from the Goodreads reviews, so I guess I’ll make up my own mind.

If you’ve read it, let me know what you thought!

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