The reading I!

So, with all this 'spare time' I've been trying to get back into my reading:

Already done:

I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson. Some people love Clarkson, others hate him with a passion! Whether I agree with his p.o.v. or not, his columns in the Sunday Times always make me think, and I love his prose, so I thought I'd give this a go. And it's brilliant! I recommend.

Hard Work by Polly Toynbee. This book examines how hard it is to exist in the bottom 10% of Britain's economy. Very well-written and researched, thought-provoking, and really made me appreciate my rather cushy middle-class life!

Currently processing:

Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. This is a reread, but I always enjoy this book. I am a cheesey optimist as you all know - this book helps me to remember how wonderful humans can be!

Another Long Hot Soak by Chris Gidney (ed.). Yeah, it's a feelgood fest here at the moment!

To follow:

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. The book that inspired Hard Work.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens. I read somewhere that everyone has at least one book on their shelf that they were meant to have read in college and they never did - this is mine!

The Beauty Myth byNaomi Wolf. I have read this before, but I think I need to go through it again. Compelling, if flawed.

Everybody's Normal Till You Get To Know Them by John Ortberg. I like his stuff that I've encountered so far, so I'm excited to read this.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A reread of a classic.

I'm also going to hit the library and buy a couple of chicklit titles from Tescos (3.73 each! Viva value!)...I'll add them to the list, and the pile, as and when!

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  1. man u sure read a lot dont ya?

    reading gives me a headache and a brain feeze.not sure why ..

    thanks for stopping by, please come again my dear;)

  2. I haven't read that much lately -the job is wearing me down, and when I got a moment over, I write myself... but this past Saturday, the thunderstom caused a blackout, and I couldn't hook my laptop to the power supply (hence, there wasn't any), and I read. And I read. And I READ...! I finished three books that day! YEY! I'm feeling smarter by the minute... :)

  3. To Kill a Mockingbird is a good one.

    I read The Beauty Myth years ago... I remember giving my dad such a hard time, lol. You should check out her new book, The Treehouse, ... it's interesting to see the shift in Wolf's worldview since T.B.M.


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