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The Week In Books: May 12 – May 18

Squeezed in a bit of over-time this week and had an elections briefing on Saturday – so you’d think that was plenty of commutes to get my teeth into some books, but I don’t seem to have covered as much ground as I was hoping.  I’m blaming this on my attempts to reduce the number of non-fiction titles waiting to be read – because they take me longer to read than some light fiction does.  But it remind me how much I enjoy good non-fiction  and so I’m thinking of adopting a policy of having one on the go at all times.  But then I already have too many rules and policies and it’s starting to get ridiculous.


A Delicate Truth by John le Carré (review)

Beautiful for Ever by Helen Rappaport

Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay* (review)

Fanny and Stella by Neil McKenna

Night of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle


The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan

The Blessing by Nancy Mitford

Still reading:

Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

A pile of books
A bad week for self-restraint – but one of these was free and another borrowed

Now I was doing really well on the not buying books front, until Saturday lunchtime when I arrived really early for my shift and ended up wandering into a charity shop.  Four books later and suddenly the to-read pile was looking monstrous again.

I had a bit of a panic earlier in the week when Jenn McKinlay’s book turned up – as I didn’t remember ordering it.  It turned out that I hadn’t – it was a win in a Goodreads giveaway – so of course that had to jump straight to the top of the pile so that I could review it because when some one sends you a book and wants you to review it, you should really do that as quickly as possible…

The Railway Detectives is borrowed from my Dad, and the Terry Pratchett is the replacement for my duplicate copy of Trisha Ashley, so only 6 (gulp) books bought this week and a net gain of 2 on the pile (because the Delilah Marvelle was an ebook).  I really do need to try harder, still, I have many shifts this week.  But then that’s what I thought last week!

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