A quick young adult read, based around the idea that the main character can see the dates when people will die, and all the various events that happen when she gets involved in something bigger than she'd planned to. It's a high speed chase, almost, but not in a bad way. There are two more; we have them in the house, so I'll probably read them to see what happens.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
This is a book I read many years ago, as a young teen. However, I remembered almost nothing of it, so it really counts as a new read. And well worth reading again, or for the first time, or whatever. Such a good book, the characters really well drawn and sympathetic. I love how this book is both gentle and gritty at the same time. Truly deserving of its reputation as a modern classic.
Geoff's away at our nephew's wedding in The Netherlands, time for a quick & easy supper of pizza & bits...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I thought this was pretty boring - we have a lot of pasta meals, many of which are more interesting than this. There was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't exciting.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
This is one of those meals for when you are short on time - Sarah threw this one together for us - Tuesday night is usually one of those nights when it's too complicated for me to cook. In this instance, we used ready-made meatballs...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Jeez Louise - the tension in this one! This was a great story, or rather, beginning of a story as the ending is rather a cliff hanger and I'm going to have to quickly find the next in the trilogy to read. I am continually impressed by the quality of young adult fiction being written these days, and this is no exception.
Friday, April 14, 2017
But I like poking around with my girls. In this case, Sarah. Two of these books are actually on my list of stuff to look for (the Michael Ondaatje and the Austen Project one), and one was one which kept coming up on Lists of Books To Read Before you Die (the Bulgakov), so they don't really count. Ok, they do, but... at least I'm supporting charities, right? The one at bottom right actually came from Waterstones, but the other five were all second hand...