Okay starting this for #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead, thought I owned a copy. But unless it is hiding (and my books are mischievous like this 😂) I don‘t, so just bought the audiobook.
On Sunday the May #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead will start. This month we are reading #TheCopperBeech which is another of her big books.
All welcome to join us! 😊👍
The schedule will be posted over the weekend.
Started listening to the fifth book in the Harry Potter Series. Now at 816 pages and 30 hours of audio, this is a BIG book! Stephen Fry though, does an excellent job with the #audiobooks. #HPBuddyRead
Can‘t wait for May‘s #24B4Monday Readathon, which for this month is carried out in conjunction and partnership with #MayMadmess being led by the wonderful @Clwojick , @RadicalReader and @TheReadingMermaid . This month as part of this we are challenging you to see if you can read banned books during the Readathon.
This link might help you know some popular banned books :
Do people agree with this decision, or would you have gone with Michelle Obama‘s book. Think I‘ve seen more positives for that book on Litsy than Normal People.
Started listening to The Inimitable Jeeves for my #CenturyOfBooks Challenge. This one was first published in 1923.
Still playing catch-up!
Week 19/52 2019- #BookStats
6 Books Finished, 2253 Pages Read
Books Read 94/200
Pages Read 39,618 / 85000
#Chunksters 9/25 (1 this week)
#CenturyOfBooks 36/100 (4 this week)
#LitsyAtoZ 21/26 (0 this week)
#SeriesUpToDate 11/25 (0 this week)
#SeriesCompleted 4/15 (0 this week)
Buddy / Group Reads Completed : 36 (2 this week)
Week 18/52 2019- #BookStats
9 Books Finished, 3452 Pages Read
Books Read 88/200
Pages Read 37,365 / 85000
#Chunksters 8/25 (1 this week)
#CenturyOfBooks 32/100 (2 this week)
#LitsyAtoZ 21/26 (0 this week)
#SeriesUpToDate 11/25 (2 this week)
#SeriesCompleted 4/15 (1 this week)
Buddy / Group Reads Completed : 34 (3 this week)
I read this book for the letter X on my Author #LitsyAtoZ. I have to say it was quite a refreshing read, & quite a contrast - one person‘s journey before, during & after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A great memoir if you enjoy memoirs & had a backdrop of music to the book, which is interesting given the aims of the Cultural Revolution. If you are more into music and the classical composers I think you will enjoy this book even more than I did.
He may have been 100 but he had a great #LustForLife .I really enjoyed this book, a great journey through some of the historical events of the 20th Century. I need to read the new sequel, The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man.
About to start The 14th Colony, book 11 in the Cotton Malone Series. Another series I am a long way through. I‘m reading this as part of a Group Read on Librarything. I‘ll post the schedule later on in case anyone wants to read along.
Started reading the first book in the Brother Cadfael series, this one was written in 1977. #CenturyofBooks
@Tove_Reads and @EadieB This book looks really interesting and says ‘novel to rival C J Sansom‘ which is what caught my interest. It does say debut novel but this is the second book in the Nicholas Shelby Series. Book 1, The Angel‘s Mark has a rating of 4.29 on Goodreads.
Okay have to admit feeling a little bit disappointed in this book, after having read her excellent House of Shadows. This one just didn‘t seem to have the same depth and not really sure I can say it really had any redeeming characters. I actually struggle to think it was written by the same author. I will continue with her books but hope the next one gets back to the quality of the previous book.
A bit of lateral thinking for #MayMovieMagic today.
#GimmeShelter is the opening track from the Rolling Stones Album ‘LET IT BLEED‘ and that is the title of the seventh book in the wonderful Rebus Series by Ian Rankin. I loved this book and gave it 5 stars.
This is the deal of the day on Audible today, available for Q9.99 (UK).
I‘ve focused on the red for this one, and the Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown. This is the first book of the Red Rising Series. Is that the right wing? 😂. Can‘t think of Red Rising without #No1FanGirl coming to mind. @DGRachel
Started listening to this book today as my commute book. Read her book The House of Shadows last month and it was one of my favourite reads of the month. This is another timeslip book and I hope it is as good. Yet another of those fashionable covers, but love the colours on this one.
This was somewhere between so-so and pick. Like the others in the series there was a lot of detail early on but more sub-plots, too many in my opinion. Others have really picked up in the second half of the book, but this one didn‘t do so to the same extent. The hardest thing to bear was that there were so many changes for Jack from the previous one, and four years had elapsed. I thought I‘d missed a book in the series, but sadly not. 👇
Started listening to The Virgin In The Ice, the sixth book in the Cadfael Series, this will cover 1982 for me in the #CenturyofBooks Challenge.
Starting this month‘s #BOTMBuddyRead ready for Sunday‘s discussion of the first part.
Some of my favourite long series
Inspector Banks by Peter Robinson : 25 Books and counting
Ben Hope Series by Scott Mariani : 19 Books and counting
Hamish MacBeth Series by M C Beaton : 33 Books and counting
Inspector Rebus Series by Ian Rankin : 22 Books and Counting
My initial reading plan and virtual reading stack for May.