Last book related post of Blogmas. What I’m currently reading/will read. I borrowed this book above Alice au Pays Les Trop Vieilles from my library. I was mostly attracted to it because of the illustration on the cover. Yes, judge a book by its cover. It’s been very comical so far and it’s written in the style of a daily journal. It’s basically about the life of a 41 year old women navigating the ‘old’ title.
Next on my to read list is this, Fiesta: The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I just want to see what the fuss is about with Hemingway. I had previously read The Old Man and The Sea, which I thought wasn’t anything overly special so thought that I would give another of his books a chance.
What are you currently reading now and what book do you want to read next? Let me know in the comments below!
Another book that I have read this month has been Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I saw the Wicked broadway show whilst in London recently (amazing costumes!) and thought that I should read the book. I had seen this book years and years ago whilst working in a bookshop. How can you miss the green tinted edges?!
I was surprised, the book is really different from the musical. Not sure why I expected it to be identical considering different people have written the book and musical.
This book is centred around Elphaba aka The Wicked Witch of the West (from Wizard of Oz) and starts from when before she was born and follows her up until she is known as the Wicked Witch of the West. I think you would enjoy this if you enjoy the Wizard of Oz, otherwise not much of the book would make sense. It’s quite long and at times, fluffy. By that I mean padded with paragraphs of things that don’t matter in the long run. It’s an enjoyable read so if you’ve seen the musical and/or have read the Wizard of Oz, give this book ago to get the complete story of all the characters from the Wizard of Oz.
Have you read this and what do you think? Would you recommend the next few books? Let me know in the comments below.
I thought this week I’d do a book week topic for blogmas this week. Now that I’ve finished uni, i feel like I can read without falling asleep now. I’ve spent a few years working at a bookstore as well so reading is one of my jams.
I think I first saw this book ‘The little coffee shop in Kabul’ by Deborah Rodriguez at an airport and made a mental note to see if my local library had it. Then I completely forgot so it has been a long time coming. Until now! I started December off with this book so I thought I would start off with it.
P.S. I judged this book by its cover.
The main story line revolves around an American lady who owns a coffee shop. In Kabul. I don’t know the technical term but it’s written in a way where each character has their own story line from beginning to end and their lives link up. Alittle like Love Actually. If you enjoyed The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, I would describe this book as similar to them theme-wise. I found it enjoyable and easy to read so would recommend!
Have you read The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul and what did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
Weapon of Mass instruction
On the streets of Buenos Aires, an unsightly vehicle roams its streets. Created by Raul Lemesoff, this quasi military tank carries books which are free and offered to anyone after some words. What a great spin on all things associated with war.
To read more about Raul and this tank, click here.
Maybe if we did more reading and book swapping and less fighting, the world might be in a better place. Just a suggestion.