Saturday, 1 November 2014

For The Love of Books


Can everyone remember way back, when I said I wanted to blog about books more? And then I practically fell off the face of the earth? Yeah, me too. Through no fault of my own, I haven't been able to read books as quickly as I can buy them, which is a real shame, if you ask me. As it was recently my birthday, the lovely Joe bought me these two books after I stood about in a bookstore gushing about how much I loved The Rosie Project - it clearly paid off! 

I'm hoping in the near future that I'll be able to post a review of them, but we need to see how badly my academic reading gets in the way of reading for pleasure. You may have already seen me complain on twitter about having to read a Jane Austen novel - hey, I go to uni in Bath, of course I have to read a Jane Austen novel - and apparently it's her worst one. Joy of joys! If you missed my rare tweeting, I'm reading Persuasion. Well, I started reading Persuasion, but after one measly chapter I wanted to end it all. If you've read this book, please tell me it gets better. Even if it doesn't, I need some ray of hope in my life! 

What are you reading at the moment? Anything I need to add to the ever expanding book wishlist? 



Chelsea xo

10 comments

  1. I'm currently juggling a Storm of Swords Book 1 and Into the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami. I'm finding it really difficult to read atm too, can't wait for the Christmas break so I can catch up. DON'T EVEN MENTION MY GOODREADS CHALLENGE!

    Dannie x

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  2. My mum just finished The Rosie Project and could not stop going on about how incredible it was and how I needed to read it!
    I may get her The Rosie Effect for Christmas but I know she will buy it before!
    www.letmegoxo.uk

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  3. I've just given up on trying to read for pleasure, uni is soul crushing I swear. Although I have been taking time out to read The Walking Dead books if that counts as reading? Haha.
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oh I LOVE Persuasion, it's by far my favourite Austen (and I say that as a huge Austen fan). The comic characters are amazing - the hypochondriac sister, the status-obsessed father - and I found Anne's own journey incredibly moving. I hope you start to enjoy it a little more.

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  5. Reading for uni and for work kind of ruins any desire I have to read an actual book for fun. I've actually started to listen to audiobooks instead. I really enjoy it and it's something different from just listen to music at work.


    I'm really enjoying the Sherlock Holmes short stories at the moment :)

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  6. How are you possibly juggling those!? I'm useless when it comes to reading more than one book at a time, useless I tells ye! x

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  7. It was so good, I'm sure she'd love it! x

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  8. That totally counts! haha I know, I bet your uni books are a right 'mare xx

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  9. Really? That's so good to hear someone say! I'm hoping I get into it soon :)

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  10. I've never listened to an audiobook before (as I'm guessing my Winnie The Pooh tapes don't count) so that could be something to look into! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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