If you’re reading this shortly after it was posted, I’m still asleep. That’s because this Monday is a holiday celebrating Australia Day (which was actually on Saturday 26th). It’s lovely to have a Monday holiday and be free to do all the great things that are linked with being Australian, like having a barbeque, swimming, watching/playing cricket and…reading.
I didn’t get much opportunity to shop over the last week due to extra work and study commitments, but thank goodness for the postie! I was really happy to receive a copy of Jodi Picoult’s latest book, The Storyteller. Her books usually have a controversial/topic twist to them that creates a lot of conversation around here. Thanks to both The Reading Room and Allen and Unwin. This book will be released in Australia in March.
The second book I received is the latest book from Ciara Geraghty, Lifesaving for Beginners (out in February in Australia). I really like her books (especially Becoming Scarlett) and I like how this cover is different to previous ones, no so chick-lit like (you know, woman gazing into distance smiling type). This is for a readalong with All the Books I Can Read. Thanks to Hachette for the copy.
Finally, I spent some of my book vouchers and came out with Peter Ackroyd’s London, strangely about the history of London. This is the abridged version – I wish it had been written on the front rather than the back. It’s still 662 pages though!
Did you get much reading done this week?
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