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It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

March 18, 2013

I’ve not participated in It’s Monday for a few weeks. The time seems to have whizzed by with lot’s of spring cleaning and sleepless nights with a teething toddler and there’s been little time for reading or blogging.

This weekly meme is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. It’s a chance to share the books you’ve read and plan to read over the next few days.

Since I last posted I have read Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford, The Island by Victoria Hislop, and I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith.

Love in a Cold Climate is set in 1930’s and is set in the world of upper class England, it’s a brilliant read and an absolute classic.

The Island is set in Crete in the years surrounding the second world war and tells the story of a family over many years. This had been recommended to me by lot’s of people and I’m so glad I gave it a read.

I capture the castle is also set in the 1930s and is written in the voice of Cassandra a teenager who’d impoverished family live in a castle moved to in better times. It’s a wonderful book and I know it’s hugely popular but if you haven’t read it you must.

I’m abandoning the old reading list for now and working on a few books for The Vintage Book Group…

I can’t wait to read the first two. I’m unsure about reading Lolita due to the subject matter so I may give it a miss. Has anyone else read it? What did they think?

Having been too tired to read that much I have watched a lot of TV the last couple of weeks including these…

I’ve been in 1930s heaven with Dancing on The Edge, Glorious 39 and Love in a Cold Climate. The costumes are all AMAZING and have started a bit of a 30’s obsession.

What have you been reading and watching this week?

  • Reply
    fashionforlunch
    March 18, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Great post

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    faith hope cherrytea
    March 18, 2013 at 7:25 am

    intrigued to find your vintagey blog!
    great looking new-to-me books – thanks!
    enjoy your reading when you have the chance & for sure the movies are a great change 🙂

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    readerbuzz
    March 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I thought the “vintage” in your blog title meant historical fiction and so I’ve skipped you, foolishly, it turns out, as I am a big fan of what you classify as vintage reads. I will be back!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    laurelrainsnow
    March 18, 2013 at 11:10 am

    You have some lovely looking books! Enjoy! I Capture the Castle looks very tempting….

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    Porcelina
    March 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve been hooked on ‘Dancing on the edge’ too, amazing costumes, particularly Pamela’s outfits. I have to say I didn’t like Glorious 39, found it very depressing, but I am willing to give Love in a Cold Climate a go.

    I can’t wait to re-read Gatsby!
    x

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      vintagefrills
      March 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Yes Glorious 39 was very depressing. I was loving the costumes and hating the storyline!
      I am so excited for the Gatsby film and can’t wait to read the book.

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    therelentlessreader
    March 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I recently read Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too 🙂 Happy reading!

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