Thursday, July 15, 2010

my roald, the hero

last one for tonight....
i read another penguin classic - roald dahl - going well written..sigh.
it's his tales of being a young fighter pilot in world war II. He was working in africa at the time. it sounds so unusual and exotic but he writes in such a matter of fact way that you don't doubt anything.
highly recommended.

On a very happy note if my calculations are correct when this baby hits 88 miles per're gonna see some serious shit.
I'm up to 51 books! past the half-way point!

austen fans rejoice

Mum bought me a book ages ago that I've only recently got round to reading - Suspense and Sensibility by Carrie Bebris.
I loved it!
It's the 2nd in a series of books that follow lizzie and darcy around and find them getting into nancy-drew-type scrapes. They're so loved up's lovely and romantic. They interacted with the Dashwoods too & everyone will be happy to know that hugh & emma and kate & alan are all equally happy.
So I went to my library and the only other one in the series they had was North by Northanger. It's great too! It's set mainly in pemberley but they meet the Tilneys.
Lady Catherine & Lydia & Wickham etc are in the books too. I think any P & P fan would love them.
I've got the others on order & can't wait!

catch up

Howdy, I'm extremely tired and can't sleep so I thought I'd update my reading list. I'm pretty sleep deprived, so apologies if this is incoherent. (Or has weirdo spelling).
I've been frequenting the library a bit & read the following:
- The rest of her life - by Laura Moriaty: This one didn't become a fave...the protagonist was not very likable. Understandable though - so pretty well written and realistic. I just get so frustrated at characters that self-sabotage all the time. Hmmm **1/2

- Postcards from wit's end - by Sarah Harvey: Somehow I unintentionally seem to pick chick lit books involving a dead spouse. Despite that cheery factor I liked this one, everything was wrapped up in a neat little package by the end. Some bits that were clearly meant to be funny were not funny at all, but it'll appeal to someone else's sense of humour. I was jealous of the lead character for awhile because she was in publishing but it sounded kinda boring. I have nothing else to say about it.