This is a fun book meme by Sheila over at Book Journey. A great way to share your reading week.
As predicted things have slowed down reading wise. Actually this week was busier for me than I expected and it took me a week to read a book that would normally only take me a day or two. Just meant I had longer to enjoy it of course. Before I share I just want to remind everyone that I am giving away a copy of The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. One of my favourite books that I recently discovered I had two of. All you have to do is leave a comment on the original post and you have until tomorrow night to sign up.
This week I have read;
The White Road by John Connolly. I finished it just last night so have still to review it. Took me a week but I very much enjoyed it. This is the fourth book in his Charlie Parker series.
As You Like It by William Shakespeare. I read this for the Shakespeare month challenge and this is the last play I will be reading for it. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I seem to love his comedies.
Just now I am reading;
Shakespeare by Bill Bryson. I am reading this for two challenges; the Shakespeare month challenge and the Mixing it Up challenge for the Biography section. Enjoying it so.
Next I plan to read;
The Bell by Iris Murdoch. I am reading this for the Classics Challenge. I am very excited about reading this one. My friend who recommends only classics to me (as that's what she mainly reads) has nagged and nagged at me to read a Murdoch. I do like the sound of them so looking forward to picking this up.
I'm not going to pick another book for this week as there is always a chance that my workload will increase again. My course likes to surprise us with extra work sometimes.
How has your reading week been? Were there any favourites in there?
I need to pick a classic for my eclectic challenge, and I haven't yet read Iris Murdoch's The Bell. Looks tempting!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.
I'm 50 pages and it's good so far. Already aware of some sort of mystery.Delete
I haven't read any Murdoch books yet either - like Laurel Snow said in the comments, I might have to try this one for the ecclectic challenge.ReplyDelete
Iris Murdoch has been on my TBR list for a while now. this looks a good one.ReplyDelete
Mine too. I am slowly but surely working my way through my friends list of recommendations.Delete
Wow, I love what you are reading. Have a great week!!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Hope you do too.Delete
Another gorgeous Vintage cover! I really liked the Shakespeare book, mostly for the realisation that we don't know much about him at all!ReplyDelete
I know, all the vintage covers for her books are lovely. If I love this one I will have to collect the others.Delete
I liked it for that reason too. Makes you wonder how people can get away with their theories. The code breaker one was hilarious.
Nice mix of books. I finished a nice mix of things. Please come see what I'm reading now.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Had a look at your list and there was certainly a range of books.Delete
Hi: I attempted Walk in the Woods by Bryson years ago - he just wasn't funny (to me) - but I wager he's got different styles...ReplyDelete
Good on you doing the Shakespeare challenge - I would have liked to do it, but came in a bit late, next time.
I've got a couple Murdoch's lined up, waiting for a read - I look forward to them and learning more about her (I loved the film Iris, but obviously that was just the end of her life). Happy reading, Ruby
That's a shame that Bryson didn't appeal to you. I have heard that it's his best one too. Have only read his autobiography myself and I loved it.
It's a shame you couldn't join in the Shakespeare. I am hoping that someone will start up another later in the year. I do plan to read more of his plays but I had as much fun reading what others thought as I did reading them on my own.