Good morning Sunday Saloners.
I didn't participate last week, due to illness, but this week finds me a lot more relaxed. The girls broke up from school on Wednesday and will now be home for six weeks. So no getting up early and no rushing around like a loony. This is now chill out time. We are going away later in the holidays, so at some point my posts are going to be hit and miss. I also hope to take the girls up to visit my parents for a few days and they have yet to move into the 21st Century where computers are concerned, so no Internet for me. I love to go away, but I begin to dread the absence of the Internet!!!
I thought I would pose a question today for you all. Earlier this week, I mentioned how I had an aversion to certain writers which included Danielle Steel, Catherine Cookson and Maeve Binchy. I have nothing against them, I just felt that their books were not for me. Then a friend lent me a Maeve Binchy one and I absolutely loved it. So I began to wonder why I chose not to read this selection of writers when I had nothing to base my aversion to them on. So I would like to know which writers do you go out of your way to avoid? Which writers do you cringe at, just hearing their names, but have actually never read? A chance for amnesty, folks, let it all out and we won't hold it against you.
Back to my reading week, due to a restful weekend last week, I managed to finish two books last Sunday.
I finished and reviewed.
During the week, I finished the following two books which I hope to review this week.
1)Girls in Trucks by Kate Crouch - a Southern style book.
2)Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - a Sookie Stackhouse vampire mystery.
I have now started reading the following two books.
1) Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. A book from the Eighties, which was turned into a television series. It is on the list of 1001 books to read before you die, so it will help me reach the half way point in that challenge. I am over half way through this so hopefully it will be finished today.
2) The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry - one I have been desperate to read since it came out a couple of months ago. Set in Salem, which is a place I would definitely like to visit.
So there is my reading week for you. I hope you have had a good reading week too.