New Year’s Resolution – Read More

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‘Read More’ commanded our Facebook page – oh that’s easy, I work in a library.

Right ! well so far on this 9th day of January 2014, I have finished … drumroll… 2 books (unless you count binge watching all four seasons of BBC’s comedy ‘Outnumbered’)  Confession –  both books were started in 2013 but let’s not be picky.

First, you have to read Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – yes I gush but this is a good book by an Australian author.   The icy landscape of Iceland is so well described that even while reading on a very warm Perth summer’s day I had to repress a few shivers.   Not a happy book, it is based on the true story of the last woman to be legally beheaded in Iceland  but deserving of the accolades heaped on it.  I was even listening to the talking book version in my car until my desire to hear what happened next exceeded the number of car trips I was taking so I quickly finished the print version.

 Watch out for the movie starring Jennifer Lawrence.

I picked up Dorothy Koomson’s The Flavours of Love at work because I had left Burial Rites at home so read the two very different novels in tandem.  The Flavours of Love  kept hinting at secrets which when revealed proved a bit anticlimatic. But it was a story of family relationships deeply affected by tragedy told in a very readable way.

Not a bad reading way to start the New Year. 


Mally

Author: Mally

Hi, despite having once hugged Hugh Jackman, shook hands with Prince Charles and chatted with Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, my day job is Adult Services Librarian at Spearwood Library. So if you have any programmes/events/clubs that you would like to see happening in your library, please let me know.

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