Saturday, May 09, 2009

An Apology of Sorts and A Space For You

Sorry guys to leave you all experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Really not good at blogging on the go (other laptops keyboards feel wrong, my fingers are cold). Have plenty to tell you about bookshop preamubulations, novels read (including The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall and Netherland by Joseph O'Neill) historic libraries in rainy Manchester, and Tash's book launch. But you'll have to wait a few more days yet. But meanwhile ... well, I give you this space to tell each other what you've been reading and what you think of it. Be nice to each other.

10 comments:

Fiona1 said...

Hi Sharon!
I'm so happy to have met you again at Tash's book launch. "Map of the Invisible World" is next on my TRL (To-Read-List)

My London book club is reading "Difficult Daughters" by Manju Kapur.

My council-library-book hoard are Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire and Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn.

Kak Teh said...

Sharon, no prize for guessing! Map of the Invisible World, of course! Glad we met up - wth you, therese and Fiona and what an evening!

Alice Teh said...

Welcome back, Sharon!

bibliobibuli said...

i also started Tash's book but just one chapter in so far. beautiful!

found a copy of alan bennett's "talking heads" which i am very happy about as i so enjoyed the monologues i saw on TV and that's my bag book as i don't want to mess up my nice autographed copy of "map"

it was so great to see you both at the launch!!

Jane Sunshine said...

Wah, you guys met at the book launch- how lovely.

I am feeling down in the dumps and have turned to my staple of comfort reading, Nigel Slater's Toast.

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Finally broke out of my two-year fiction funk and am reading Borneo Fire by William Riviere. Tough getting into (a lesson not what to do, crammed way too much past, present, future, hints and digressions, an overview of the whole book with overlapping points of view that only made me weary, and I know Borneo!) but an now thoroughly enjoying it and amazed he can keep it all straight.

Also finished Patpong Sisters by Cleo Odzer for some much needed research before introducing such a character into a novel that's been on hold. Fascinating book about that over-hyped subculture of Thailand that puts it all into perspective. Glad it was written by a woman and not a man.

bibliobibuli said...

i've read "patpong sisters" and it is very interesting. haven't heard of "borneo fire" - is it a recent book?

BorneoExpatWriter said...

First published in 1995 by Hodder and Stoughton. The paperback is by Sceptre

BorneoExpatWriter said...

First published in 1995 by Hodder and Stoughton. I'm reading the paperback by Sceptre.

savante said...

Not to mention we need to hear about the bookstores that I miss so much in the UK!