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It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

February 25, 2013

It's Monday, What are you Reading copy

It’s Monday What Are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Sheila over at Book Journey. It’s a chance to share what you’ve been reading over the last week and what books you have planned for the week ahead. Every Monday I share my latest vintage reads and the book being read by The Vintage Book Group.

This week I put my ongoing books to one side and read The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice. I had been meaning to read this for ages and managed to get a copy in a charity shop while I was staying in Bath a few weeks ago. The book is set in the mid 1950s in an England still recovering after the second world war. I really enjoyed this book, firstly because of the era it’s set in, secondly because it’s set between a crumbling English country house and London and thirdly because the plot and characters are very well written.

Having read The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets I am returning to the other two books I’ve had on the go for a while, The Island set in Crete in the years surrounding the second world war and A Glass of Blessings a book written in the 1950s by Barbara Pym.

This week with my daughter being back at school I am hoping to finish my unfinished reads and make a start on something new.

The Vintage Book Group are currently reading The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene. Our next book is A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolfe. If you’d like to join in on Goodreads you can sign up here. The group is open to anyone, you don’t have to be a vintage lover, just a fan of a good book.

For more vintage book reccomendations why not folow my Books and Literature Board on Pinterest.

Have a fabulous reading week xxx

Future Reads….


  • Reply
    February 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

    The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets looks really interesting, I may have to check that out at some point.
    Your future reads picture is really nice, by the way.
    Good luck with getting through your reads 🙂

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    February 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love the look of these books. Not sure if they would be considered historical fiction, but vintage sounds good.

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Hope you will stop by and share your thoughts!

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    February 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    What lovely looking books! Hope you enjoy them all….and here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    February 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Lovely books as always 🙂 I’ll check out your pinterest board…that site is FAB! Have a great week!

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    February 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    These all look very good to me! Happy Reading!

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    Laura Fabiani
    February 26, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Your future reads look really good! What a great pic too with that strand of pearls…

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    February 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I just joined the book club!! I can’t wait to get started!

    By the way… I nominated you for a blogger award! I really enjoy your blog!!! Its so much fun and I’ve been looking for vintage or vintage related books to read so this is perfect. The details are in my latest blog post (http://mid-centurypink.blogspot.com/2013/02/leibster-award-viva-swimsuit-update-and.html).

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