I’ve had a really busy and productive week on the blog in the past week and half, all in all its a pretty good start to 2014. What has been slow however is my reading. I kept getting impatient with myself and the time it’s taking me to read a book at the moment. It doesn’t help that I’ve decided its finally time that I read The Book Thief which is not a small book, nor that I’m working myself crazy and desperate for sleep. Reading just lost out to sleep and my family, but not too worry, I plan to fix that this week!
What I’m Currently Reading:
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.
By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery.
So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.
But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Take your life by the horns with this gorgeous collection of feel-good stories, sayings and life lessons. Bestselling author Rachael Treasure serves up a dose of pure positivity with a side of down-to-earth cowgirl wisdom.
Accompanied by charming illustrations, these bite-sized morsels of home-grown advice will brighten the most monotonous day and leave you feeling inspired and at peace with the world.
Get in touch with nature, appreciate the little things, be mindful of your surroundings and learn to love your life with this witty anthology of optimistic thinking.
From Escape’s queen of ro-magic comedy comes a sweet, emotional contemporary romance about the pleasures of making a wish and seeing it come true.
When Dr Sylvia Greene makes an impromptu wish at the Tarrin’s Bay Wishing Festival, it’s the most out of character action she can think of. Hers is not a life of wishes. Hers is a controlled life of order, plans and preparation…of science and research and diagnosis and treatment. But her past has been weighing on her mind, and decisions made long ago have far-reaching consequences.
A week later, the daughter she secretly gave up for adoption at sixteen arrives in Sylvia’s small coastal town with secrets that can’t be shared. Between feelings of guilt, gossip, and a growing attraction to an emotionally unavailable colleague, Sylvia’s well-ordered life is soon thrown into chaos. She is no longer alone, and for the first time she feels as if her world is open to possibilities.
They say be careful what you wish for, but, for Sylvia, the unexpected consequences may be just what the doctor ordered.