100 Book Challenge? – It Definitely Was!

Well I set my self a lofty total of 100 books in 2012, which turned out to be a little too high. I made it to 67, but I’m still quite happy with that. I started off the year with the best intentions and I managed to keep up until about June. And then Cameron moved back from Huddersfield and I was round at his house or going out more often, and the books kind of stopped flowing (I only read one book in July). I managed to pick it up again a...

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Review: Jonathan Franzen – The Corrections

So this book was the first of my 100 book challenge, and it took a lot longer than it should to read it, serves me right for picking such a long book to start off with! I need to read one book every 3.5 days on average, but here we are on the 6th January, and I’ve only just finished it. It took me a long time to get into this book, and I found it really hard to keep up at some points. The book jumped around a lot between the present time...

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Now Reading: Jonathan Franzen – The Corrections

This is another of the books that I got for Christmas – part of a set of two by Jonathan Franzen. The descriptions of them on The Book People looked really good, so I’m really glad my brother bought them for Christmas. The book was the winner of the National Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and came with this quote on the back: “A novel of outstanding sympathy, wit, moral intelligence and pathos, a family...

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Now Reading: Maria Àngels Anglada – The Auschwitz Violin

I got a few books for Christmas this year: The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Àngels Anglada Room by Emma Donaghue Freedom by Jonathan Franzen The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen The Lily Bard series by Charlaine Harris It was a tough choice to decide which to read first, so I’ve decided to read them in the order I opened them. First up is The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Àngels Anglada, which Cameron bought for me. I love reading books...

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