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?