After a bit of a lull, I have finally got back into reading regularly. As with most things, it’s about making time – reading a quick five minutes in the staff room with my coffee, taking my Kindle on the tube, switching the computer off, reading instead of watching some pap on TV (you know, the stuff you barely take in, it’s just there?). I don’t always get it right, but I’m definitely reading more :-). My recent reads include:
A Game of Thrones
This book is magnificent. The kind of engrossing read that takes you somewhere else entirely. It is absolutely ridden with violence and the like, but in this other world of fantasy and intrigue it all seems far too plausible. I’m so glad this is just part one of a heptalogy!
A Clash of Kings
After devouring book one in the series, I leapt straight into book two. More of the same, in the most wonderful and complimentary way possible. I am forcing myself to pause before book three because I feel I need to be reading a decent range, as tempting as it is to get lost in the world Martin has created.
Winter Is Coming.
It’s Your Time You’re Wasting
I’m glad I read this book, as lots of people were talking about it, but I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it. Enjoyed is the wrong word. It was certainly interesting and undeniably well written, but the whole endeavour left me a little cold. Misanthropic and dour, but definitely an important book.
I *heart* Bill Bryson. Every time I read one of his books I learn so much, and yet his books are a leasure to read – accessible and charming. He is an author to prize and to treasure, and I really can’t recommend this book highly enough!
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
50 Facts That Should Change The World
The Hunger Games
This book is amazing. From the first chapter you are swept into the world of Panem, and the Games themselves are terrifying, but with a sinister frisson of analogy when you examine our society’s love of broadcasting as much as they can….
So my reading addiction is back with a passion! And yet I am always on the hunt for tips…what are you reading, lovelies?