February 6th, 2007

2007's Reading So Far

Having started the year reasonably well - I've taken to reading instead of watching appalling television programmes - I think it's time to post about the books I've read so far.

One of my goals for this year is to read more fiction, which was an excellent excuse to order more books online: so far the balance is 50/50.

I've just finished The Time Traveler's Wife, which I quite enjoyed: review under the cut.

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Other Reading
I've also enjoyed:

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Hugh Fearlessly Eats It All, which is an entertaining collection of his journalism. I'm not sure I'd recommend going out of your way to pick it up - it's enjoyable, but did remind me of something you might find sitting in a bathroom.

Andrew Taylor's A Plum in Your Mouth, which is an interesting look at accents. It's entertaining, if not deep and doesn't have the school-teacher's tone of Lynne Truss. I couldn't locate my register for about a week after finishing it.

Phillip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Odd, twisted and seeming at times to jump between a Kerouac or Burroughs style tale of junkies to a paranoid Orwellian state where no-one really know who anyone is and who they can trust. Excellent.

Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith. If anything, this is funnier than witches books aimed at adults. The Nac Mac Feegles are hilarious and I'm sure I know Annagramma...
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