Posts from ‘March, 2010’

March Summary and Plans for April

I read 16 books in March and managed to get a fair way through a few more. A combination of miserable weather and my family suffering from colds and flu meant that I spent a lot longer than normal in the house. It isn’t nice looking after people who aren’t well, but it did mean […]

This is How – M.J. Hyland

 Long listed for the Orange Prize 2010 I first heard about this book last year when several people were surprised that it didn’t appear on the Booker long list. I hadn’t read any of her books and was intrigued by the praise she was getting. Unfortunately I forgot all about her until the book appeared […]

Links I’ve stumbled across this week and Solar winners

Thank you to everyone who entered my Solar give away. The winner of the signed copy of Solar is: Lu from Regular Rumination The 3 Solar T-shirts go to: Jane Willis, Natalie Newham and Teresa Majury Congratulations to the winners! I will get in touch by email soon. Blogger discussions of the week  Next Read had an interesting discussion […]

Thaw – Fiona Robyn

You may remember Thaw from the blog splash at the beginning of the month. In order to promote the book an impressive number of bloggers posting the first chapter of Thaw on their blogs. Fiona Robyn is now posting the entire book, a chapter at a time, on the Thaw blog.  So head over there and read […]

Small Island – Andrea Levy

  Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize, Winner of 2004 Whitbread Prize (now Costa) Small Island is a book I have been meaning to read for a very long time, but for some reason it never really grabbed my attention and kept sinking down the TBR pile. In an effort to prevent it from becoming lost forever […]

The Solitude of Prime Numbers – Paolo Giordano

 Translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside Winner of the Premio Strega 2008, Italy’s premier literary award. Paolo Giorgdano is the youngest author to win the Premio Strega – he was just 26 when he was awarded the prize. There has been a lot of publicity around this and so I was keen to see how […]