Sunday 5 May 2013

April Overview/ Month Ahead

I have been on a blogger lull of late. Mainly because I have been doing course work and exams. All of which are over now and I think I have passed. I've also been running about doing other things. I did manage a visit to the library though. Had to renew One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and my order of Lamb had just come in. Couldn't leave without checking out a few others.

So here is my reading month;

1. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (re-read)
2. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
3. John Dies @ The End - David Wong
4. Afterwards - Rosamun Lupton.

Yep, not a lot and I can't just blame the exams. I have been reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for about a month now and I just can't get into it. I thought I had lost my reading mojo again but since putting this aside for the moment I have read a book and a half. So it's not me it's my relationship with the book. I am going to get back to it though because I feel I should love it and so far nothing much has happened. I loved the film so I should love this.

My favourite of the bunch is Cold Comfort Farm without a doubt. I loved this book and I am thinking of picking up a copy of my own. John Dies @ The End was one of the oddest books I have ever read. The most disappointing was Afterwards. I loved Sister and this one just didn't live up to it. Having said that I still enjoyed it.

For this month I plan on working my way through this small pile of library books. I am back on placement as of next week but I am Monday-Friday short shifts so I should still get reading done. Even with course work. I picked up the Michael Connelly book because I had just read my first one. I quite liked it. It wasn't an exciting read but I felt that I wasn't done with these characters and so picked The Reversal up when I saw it on the shelf. I picked up the Jo Nesbo because so many people have raved about it but I'm not sure I am willing to splurge on the books just yet. The woes of being a student mean I have to be careful with book buying these days. Tend to feel a little guilty when it's not a nursing book. I've never read a Sebastian Faulks but I remember when I saw A Week In December on the shelves in the book shop. Someone put me off it at the time but seeing it in the library rekindled my interest.

So that's what my upcoming month looks like. Hope everyone else had a good month and got lots of good reading in. Going to leave you with a recent book purchase. I haven't completely stopped buying books and I saw this one in a sale. Haven't read On The Road by Jack Kerouac but I love this cover. All about the cover love.


  1. I've had Lamb on my wishlist for ages, though I have loads of his books on my TBR and need to work out if there;'s an order. I love that cover of On the Road too!

    1. I have been meaning to read him for a while now too. Didn't occur to me that there might be some kind of order mind you. I think Lamb can be read as a stand alone. At least it doesn't feel like it's been part of a series to me.

  2. I loved On the Road - book and film (surprisingly). I wish I had lived back then and been able to live like that for a while. Not sure it would work today...

    I also loved One Flew... the book better than the film (but that's mostly cos I find Jack Nicholson creepy).

    And I think some of Moore's books are part of a series, but not all of them. Lamb is just the one book about Jesus - hope you liked it.

    1. I haven't seen the film of On The Road. Looking forward to reading the book though.

      I like the film of One Flew and I was surprised by that because Jack Nicholson creeps me out too. Took me a long time to agree to watch it. I am enjoying the book now though. Once I started reading it again I got into it. Almost finished and I feel sad cause I know what's going to happen.

      I did like Lamb. My reaction to it wasn't quite what I expected considering I am total non-believer. Was a good read.