This book I bought as part of a 3 for the price of 2 offer on the way home from Berlin (a long & convoluted road). I had wanted to see the film, but missed it at the cinema. It is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
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.
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.
Only Human by Gareth Roberts is book number ten – picked up in a fabulous second hand shop in Manchester while we were whiling away the hours before our flight to Berlin. This is published as part of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.
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’sBook of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women.
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.