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Book 18: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe was bought with lovely birthday book tokens. I got it at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, and it seemed appropriate when buying books in Nottingham to buy a book about Nottingham. So, there it is. And then when I had to get the train to work it seemed make sense to read it en route.

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Book 12: Little Tales of Misogyny

Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith
Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith

Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith was picked up in a second hand book shop somewhere. It was on my suggestions list. It’s been a brilliant book for the tram journey into the city as they are mostly very short stories and it’s very portable. Also it gets your brain working for whatever else you’re about to do.

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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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