Friday, October 31, 2008

Rain is Coming

The weather forecast is promising rain for the weekend. Excellent - it means I can dive into the Book Thief and Barchester Towers without sullying my conscience. Thats the good thing about being a reader - when it rains you can still curl up in front of the fire and enjoy a good book. DK

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barchester Towers

I am reading this ripping clerical yarn by Anthony Trollope at the moment. Very funny and it has aged well. Set in the city of barchester in the 1850's the book covers the political intrigues of a group of Anglican clergyman. It is not offensive in any way to those with religious leanings, but is instead an insightful look at a human institution peopled with sterotypes we have all met. DK

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Book Thief

I started this book, highly recommended by friends, and I am hooked after just one chapter. This has not happened since I found "The Kite Runner". The style is very different and I found it to be attractive, I will let you know how I go. DK

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Edinburgh- Home of Scott

I have just spent a weekend in Edinburgh. Right over from my hotel, The Old Waverley, was the memorial to Sir Walter Scott. The memorial was very ornate and unexpected. In a city of cold stone buildings I was pleased to see a literary person being feted.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Koontz is a Master

I have not read any books by Dean Koontz for years, but have recently picked up a book of his called "The Good Guy". It is fast paced, well written and a can't put down read. The Master has not lost his touch. I can recommend Koontz's books if you are looking for a good, light, thrilling read. DK

Friday, October 3, 2008

Books are Heavy!!

Well I have arrived here in the UK, but I am $700 poorer. My bags were overweight (I wonder why!) and I had to pay excess baggage. I was gutted, I could have spent that money on new books. Still one consolation is that I am now in the home of the second hand bookshop and tomorrow is Saturday - so I can comfort myself by buying more books. Until tomorrow Happy Reading