January’s reading

Looking back at January, I managed to read a lot of books for me -ten in total. Some of these were relatively short reads (the kind I get for Christmas and like to laze around reading) – The Big Book of Top Gear 2011 (I love Top Gear), Mad Men: The Illustrated World by Dyna Moe (love Mad Men too) and You Know Me by Chris Heath and Robbie Williams (love Robbie too).

Some were quite long reads, such as the hefty Fall of Giants by Ken Follett and The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (which was probably just long because I couldn’t get into it).

I tried some new authors too – The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa was part of January’s Hello Japan! challenge. A quick read, but a memorable one.

My favourite book for this month was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett and I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series, looking at World War II.

Biggest disappointment would be The Distant Hours by Kate Morton – it just dragged on for me, but kudos for some great Gothic sounding ideas.

I had the busiest month ever on my blog (lots of you must have been on holidays), so February will have a hard time beating it!

One of the things I love most about WordPress is the search terms people use to find my blog. Some interesting ones were:

  • джонатан рис-майерс (that’s Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
  • ‘book about japan woman who gets jealous on the flight to honeymoon air hostess fiction’ – I don’t know which book this is, but I want to read it!
  • ‘teenage boys birthday’ A reference to my Top Gear book, perhaps?
  • ‘reviews for those who loved Saving Grace but not Becoming Scarlett ciara geraghty’ I liked both, actually!

Most of you were looking for free ebooks (aren’t we all?) and A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French. The most popular pages were Naked Cruelty by Colleen McCullough (maybe it was something about the naked bit) and the Sony eReader (I really must do another post soon).

What was your January in reading like? Were you curled up by the fire or reading at the beach?


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