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Sorting out my enormous bookshelf trying to make room for more, I discovered that I have actually read a heap of books in the last couple of months. Usually the only real reading time I would spend is during the school holidays - first day of the break we would go to the library and stock up on novels for two serious weeks of bookwormyness!
Today for my birthday I recieved an e-reader, so my bookshelf woes are all but over! Peter works at a printers and all his colleagues were horrified that he would buy an e-reader, and put them out of business... I will still buy arty and crafty books, newspapers, read junk mail and so on... What are other people feelings on the matter?
So, on my recently completed pile, are:
The Effects of Light - Miranda Beverly Whittemore
Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey (author of 'Rhubarb'- both HIGHLY recommended!!)
The Messenger - Markus Zusak, one of my favourite authors
Under the Dome - Stephen King (trite... don't bother. What WAS I thinking??? Aaah, yes - airport lounges.))
Book of Lost Threads - Andiee Paviour
Household Guide to Dying - Debra Adelaide (Lovely, consume with tissues)
The No1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
A Spot of Bother - Mark Haddon (Not as good as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, but still a decent read!)
I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes - Jaclyn Moriarty (My third reading of this... I love it!)
Currently underway and in the waiting pile, we have:
The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Earth Hums in B Flat - Mari Strachan
A Brush with Mondrian - Yvonne Louis
and Sister of My Heart - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (I've read this before, too)
Any other recommendations?