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Book 11: Emma

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith¬†was a gift from my sister who thought it amusing to give me a book with the same name, and that’s based on one of my preferred Austen novels. As well as retelling this story has moved the action (is that the right word?!) to Norfolk. So three good reasons to read it.

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Book 8: Wayward Girls & Wicked Women

Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women
Angela Carter’s Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women

A lovely anthology of short stories which “extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners”, according to the back cover blurb for Angela Carter’s Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women.

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Book 5a: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

This book breaks all of my self-imposed rules – I have read it before many times and I’ve read lots of other fantasy books too. However, I’m reading it, so it goes on the list, it seems to be faking to not record everything.

The new challenge is reading aloud which I haven’t done much of since I was a student. I’m having to as my sister is unwell and can’t see for herself at the moment. We are planning to go to a Harry Potter themed quiz next week and are counting this as research.

We didn’t make it to the quiz as she wasn’t well enough, but we will be ready when they do another one. Great book, lots of adventure and cliffhangers.

Book 5: The Edible Woman

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood is book number five.

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

 

I have been meaning to read more of her work for some time, and luckily had one friend who could supply a list of suggestions and another who could supply the actual book.

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