Saturday, December 17, 2011

on the horizon...

I like a lot of different types of books, and those of you who are readers will empathise with the fact that you really have to be in the 'mood' for a book.  I like 'deep, moving' books, for example, but I can't read too many in a row or I feel really drained.  That's where 'funny, silly, mindless' books come in.  Although if you read too many of them, you become like them.  You are what you read, you know.
I'm linking up with Renee at 'The Memoirs of a Mother' (linky post here) this month for Mrs. Readalot's bookclub - which I have just joined up to!

(Make sure you're following Renee, and also Mrs. Readalot's alter ego, Simone - here.  They both have great, readable and real blogs full of anecdotes and tips for life!)

*Not sure why my page won't centre above here, but just pretend it is...*

Click here for Mrs. Readalot's bookclub.

Here is my list of top five 'Books on my Christmas gift list' (the topic of the month for the book club!)
These books are all taken from my amazon wish-list, and have all been recommended to me by someone or other over the past year or so since I got my kindle.


For:  Me, Sister, Mother, Father, In-laws of any description.
By the same author as 'The Kite Runner', which was fabulous, I'd expect great things from this book too.  Written in a similar time and topic - I'd expect it to be both moving and funny.

For:  Me, children, nephews, nieces.
Am I the geeky Aunt who always buys educational books for nieces and nephews?  Hope so!  Haha.  I don't have my own kidlets, but I like the look of this atlas, and how it describes what countries are, and different cultures.  Yep, so geeky.  (I think I might benefit from it too!)

For:  Me, husband, father, brother.
Who doesn't love a good Jack Reacher novel?  I know women who are secretly in love with him, and men that want to be him.  This is Lee Child's latest novel, and bound to be a goodie.

For:  Me, husband, father, brother, brother-in-law
I usually like to read books before watching movies, but I've seen the first two movies, and thoroughly enjoyed them.  It's my kind of mystery, and the third movie is about to be released - seems like a good time to start this trilogy!

For:  Me, mother, sister, sister-in-law
I read a Sophie Kinsella book recently, and enjoyed it as an easy to read, interesting chick lit.  This one is where the movie 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' originated, so seems like it's set to be a good'un!

It's not summer where I am (in England) so this is not a list of light, summer, beachey type reads - but I'm cool with that.  I think snuggled up under a blanket with the fire roaring is just as nice a time to hit a book - is there a bad time for books?  Now where can I find a roaring fire around here...?

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1 comment:

  1. Loved the Stieg Larsson books!

    I can't read books that are based on true stories... I had nightmares for a year after reading a Child Called It...

    So I read fantasy and mix it up with chick lit :)

    I haven't read any Jack Reacher books so I think I will buy some next year :D


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