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What I'm reading, what I'm thinking of reading & what I've read. And stuff.

Currently reading

Dessert divas
Christine Manfield
A Man on the Moon
Andrew Chaikin

Arrgh! How did I get so many books in my currently reading pile?

Burning Up (Berkley Sensation) -  'Meljean Brook',  'Virginia Kantra', 'Angela Knight', Nalini Singh The Food Truck Cookbook - Michael Van de Elzen Flow Down Like Silver (Hypatia of Alexandria) - Ki Longfellow The Road to Wigan Pier - George Orwell The Keeper of Secrets - Julie  Thomas

So, 2nd week of the holidays, & I've been doing a few other things rather than just reading. I've been pretty good at starting books this week though. After finishing my previous audiobook, I have now started The Road to Wigan Pier, which has been pretty interesting. It got a bit confusing when I stuck the wrong CD into the player while driving home this evening, and I listened to 20 minutes of it before I realised what I'd done. Duh. I thought it had been a rather abrupt change of topic! Still, lacking much in the way of a plot it's not actually made much difference to the listening experience. Jeremy Northam is doing excellent work as the reader.

I started reading Flow Down Like Silver, then realised that the other novel I have out of the library has a long waiting list and therefore it would be more sensible to read it first... so FDLS is now on the back burner while I knock off The Keeper of Secrets. I'm about half way through, and the story has sucked me in to the extent that I'm no longer feeling as irritated by some aspects of the writing as I was in the early chapters. The story is about a violin that is looted from it's German-Jewish owner during the war, and its journey back to the family 70 years later.

 I started reading Burning Up for the first "Iron Seas" novella, which was OK, but nowhere near as good as The Iron Duke. I'm interested in the Angela Knight too, as I've not read anything of hers that wasn't Mageverse, so that could be interesting. Not going to bother with the Nalini Singh; she's too dark for my taste.

 

And then there's the cookbook, which I'm continuing to try out, though I've already decided I won't be buying a copy.