Wednesday, November 08, 2006

If you want a good read...

Those of you who do not know me other than through this blog will be unaware that I am in a book club. I joined the book club nearly three years ago after talking to a friend about a book I was struggling to get into, Atonement by Ian McEwan She encouraged me to persevere which I did and ended up really enjoying the book, she then invited me to join the club. I was nervous at first, what if I had nothing interesting to say; what if they were all super intelligent; should I make notes on the books; would I be out of my league. I need not have worried because the book club is made up of a lovely bunch of girls who want to read more and/or different books to those they would usually choose. We meet every 4-5 weeks in someones house and the host selects the next book.

We read The boy in the striped pyjamas this summer and everyone enjoyed(?) it. It is a short book, easy to read and the simplicity of the writing succeeds in making the story more horrific in its outcome. I don't want to spoil it for you so will say no more except if you enjoy reading I really recommend this book.

3 comments:

Foodie's Hope said...

Oatmeal cookies and books!! All I want now is a hammock and a beach somewhere.:D:D

Beccy said...

That would be nice I'll have to make do with the sofa and a fire!

ChrisB said...

Beccy I need to finish reading this so hope you have not passed it on.