Friday, 6 April 2012

Book up for grabs in a 'what we're reading' special


We have a signed copy of A Parachute In The Lime Tree by Annemarie Neary to give away in a Good Friday special - consider this your Easter egg from us! I've just started this book, a wonderful, atmospheric tale of wartime love involving four people caught up in the Second World War, or The Emergency as it was known in Ireland. Annemarie recently featured on Strictly Writing and if you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, simply let us know what you are reading by commenting below.

Here is a round up of what the other Strictlies are reading:

Susie
I'm still reading Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman - I save it for a treat at bedtime. And I'm reading a survey (am buying - hopefully - a flat). And I'll soon be doing a second proof read of The Making of Her, before it goes off (eek) for printing.

Debs
I've finished 'How I Live Now' now... And the book my writer friend has written... Am just about to start um..... *scans the pile* 'Damaged Goods' by Helen Black.

Caroline
I’m reading The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan, which is set in a small Welsh town in the 1950s. It has a very quirky and endearing child narrator and although I’m not usually a fan of child narrators (only because I feel I have read so many books with that apprcoach) this one is lovely.

Caro R
I'm reading Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, by Natasha Walter. It's a fascinating but disturbing study of gender stereotyping and the rhetoric of choice. I'm also reading Charles Knowlton's 'The Fruits of Philosophy' as I'm writing a thing about the effect of the 1877 Bradlaugh-Besant trial on the advertising of contraceptives. Finally, I've just started Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett for my book group. We got a bit sick of the 'hauntingly-lyrical-prize-winner-in-which-sod-all-happens' genre that book groups are supposed to like.

Fionnuala
I'm reading a hisfic book (not normally my preferred genre) but getting into it. It's called 'Dark Fire' and it's by CJ Sansom. I'm enjoying the fact that it's set against the backdrop of Cromwellian London but overall... Not sure, jury's out at the moment!

What are you reading? Leave a post below and we will choose one winner at random.

7 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

I'm reading the biography of my favourite painter, Prunella Clough, by Frances Spalding, have Angela Carter's 'The bloody chamber' for when I am short of time to get really involved in a book and, as part of my 'research' into detective fiction, Hilary Bonner's 'No Reason to die'

Gillian McDade said...

I loved Angela Carter's Nights At The Circus. It's the only one of her books I've read though.

Debs Riccio said...

My daughter's reading 'The Bloody Chamber' for her A-levels - I'm allowed to have it when the exams are done and dusted :)

Sandra Davies said...

I just finished 'Heroes and villains' which I thought wonderful - similar to Jane Gaskell who I DID read as a teenager. 'Love' was a big favourite of Angela Carter's too.

Karen said...

I've just read The Roundabout Man by Clare Morrall. Witty and well-observed, with an Enid Blyton feel :o)

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Derek said...

Currently (still!) reading A Man of Two Worlds - Wellesley Tudor Pole biography. And for nighttime re-reading, The Secrets of Dr Taverner.