I have been a very busy Paddy of late, though not doing anything particularly exciting, so my little corner of the internet has got a bit neglected. So consider this post the blogging equivalent of a quick flick round with a duster 🙂
One of the new blogs I’ve really got into recently is From the Rooftops. Sarah is a fellow Aberdeen dweller, writes beautifully and takes a rather nice picture. She also comes up with rather nifty posts, one of which I am now shamelessly stealing……book recommendations.
The Age of Innocence – This was one of my A-Level English Lit texts. Despite that I still love it. Gorgeously written, utterly heartbreaking.
Attention all Shipping – Back in the day when I could stay up that late, the Shipping forecast at 0.45am on Radio 4 was my favourite thing to fall asleep to. Charlie Connelly explores what the forecast actually means and travels round all the areas included. A cracking book.
Boy – I was devastated the day Roald Dahl died. As a person he might have been a bit of a sod. As a writer for children there is none better (I’m looking at you JK!)
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Recommended by my Mum. I really wasn’t sure about this, but I loved it in the end.
This Charming Man – Marian Keyes is a brilliant writer. Warm, funny, clever, moving. Much more than just chick lit.
Cold Granite – Crime fiction isn’t generally my thing but I love Stuart MacBride. I only started reading these books because they were set in Aberdeen and now I am hooked.
Chocolat – Mouthwatering 🙂
Like Water for Chocolate – See above 🙂
The Book Thief – Heartbreaking. Beautiful.
The Time Traveller’s Wife – See above 🙂
What would your choices be? Any recommendations for me?