Posts from ‘April, 2009’

April summary and plans for May

April has been an amazing reading month for me. I don’t think I’ve ever read so many great books in one month before! Three  books!!!     In total I managed to read 9 books, and completed one audio book. This is slightly down on previous months, but you’ll have to let me off as […]

Booking Through Thursday: Which is Worse?

Which is worse? Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love? Both situations are annoying, but luckily they haven’t happened very frequently to me. In fact, I can only think of one example for each. One […]

The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This is the best selection of short stories I have ever read! Chimamanda’s ability to draw you into each of the characters in such a small space of time is phenomenal. The short stories are focused upon Nigerian life, but many of them are based in the west. The balance between tragedy and happiness is perfect, […]

Scottsboro – Ellen Feldman

  Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009   Scottsboro is a novel about the shocking injustice recieved by nine black youths, falsely accused of raping two white girls, on a train in Alabama, in 1931. All the details of the alleged crime, and the trial are included. This book reads like a non-fictional account, but many of the […]

Should we continue to pass blogging awards on?

I have been fortunate enough to have received lots of lovely blogging awards recently, but after writing the summary below I had the dilemma of who to pass them on to.  I have noticed that an increasing number of people are no longer blogging about the awards they have received, and so wonder if people don’t […]

Lots of Awards!

I have received lots of lovely awards recently, and I’d like to thank each of the kind bloggers below for thinking of me!   Suey from It’s All About Books and Jane from Fleur Fisher Reads both honoured me with the Zombie Chicken Award.    Sandy from You’ve Gotta Read This! awarded me this Super Comments Award. […]