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It’s Monday What Are You Reading

November 26, 2012

You can take part in this weekly meme over on the Book Journey blog.

This week I finished reading Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Abby Clements. The book was recommended to me by my friend Fay over at Blog A Book Etc. I’ve really enjoyed this book and it’s given me the christmas bug big time! I’ll be posting a review this week so look out for that.

I have just started reading From Notting Hill With Love… Actually by Ali McNamara as I was sent the sequel to review, and wanted to read the first one before starting it. I’m not sure if I can stick this one out. It seems really good, except the heroine is a huge Hugh Grant fan and her love of chick films seems to be a big theme in the book, and that’s not really my thing at all. Hugh Grant makes me ashamed to be English. (sorry H G fans!)

I also really need to finish off some books that I’ve started and not finished. Some of these were mentioned in my Unfinished Book Challenge and still need to be read. I’m a little bit over the craze for erotic fiction started by Fifty Shades but I’d still like to get these out of the way.

I am hoping to write my review of Style Me Vintage Tea Parties this week. the book is brilliant and I was lucky enough to attend the launch party.

I am also waiting to review The Biscuiteers book of iced biscuits but I’d like to try a few of the ideas in the book first so I’m going to put an evening aside to get baking.

Lastly I am currently listening to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams on audiobook. I always like to have an audiobook on the go for when I’m doing the housework. I’m about halfway through this one and really enjoying it. The story contains lots of flashbacks to the 1940s and is really nostalgic, right up my street!

Please leave comments below if you have read any of these or have any recommendations. Please also link up to your own blogs as I love reading other people’s posts too. Have a happy Monday xxx

  • Reply
    Fay
    November 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I know your disdain for Hugh Grant but try and stick it out – surely the second one can’t be as hooked on HG?! I think I need to get involved with Jane Eyre laid bare although I think I should read the classic first! One classic at a time though!
    Great pile of unfinished that should keep you busy 😀

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      November 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

      At 10 pages in I may be being a little judgemental. But the title says it all really. Jane Eyre is a great classic and much shorter than AK! Give it a go. Will lend you the porn version when I’m done!
      The book pile is daunting! 🙂

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    readerbuzz
    November 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

    They may not be delighting you, but the books you are working on look very promising. Good luck!

    Here’s my It’s Monday!

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      November 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Thankyou! I will persevere with them and hopefully by next Monday some of them will be ticked off the list!

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    therelentlessreader
    November 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve seen Meet me Under the Mistletoe around the blogosphere quite a bit recently. I love the cover so much 🙂

    Have a great week of reading!

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      November 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you. You too. Meet me Under the Mistletoe is lovely, would definitely recommend.

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    joyweesemoll
    November 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I love the cover of Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, too.

    I’ve had From Notting Hill with Love…Actually on my list forever. It doesn’t seem to be as easy to get over here in the US. Oh wait — I just checked my library again and they have a 2012 US release. Cool. I don’t think that the Hugh Grant obsession will bug me. He’s all swept up in my ridiculously romantic notions of England. When I visit next year, I fully expect to encounter Inspector Lewis, Lady Grantham, and Doctor Who during my travels.

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      vintagefrills
      November 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Just throw Mr Darcy into the mix! 😉 I’m going to keep reading and see how I get on. Will update next Monday!

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    Erin @ Quixotic Magpie
    November 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Meet Me Under the Mistletoe sounds adorable! I will have to read it – I don’t think there are any books as happy as a Christmas romance. 🙂

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      November 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      If you like a christmas Romance then this is one of the best I’ve read. Have you read Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris?

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    Sheila (Book Journey)
    November 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Fun reads! I am just not ready for Christmas reads yet… denial 🙂

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      November 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

      I’ve been reading christmas books since October which is way to early!

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    Lindsey
    November 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Your audiobook sounds great! I find that a lighter story is best for listening to. If a book is too plot heavy, I forget what happens between the times I listen to it!
    Have a great week!

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      November 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Thats exactly how I feel, this ones really good and the woman reading it has done a great job. Can’t go wrong with Jenny Colgan for a nice light read.
      Thank you for commenting 🙂

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