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Monday, 20 June 2011

Monday Evening Ramblings...

Heya. I hope you are all well. I wish I could say I hope you're out enjoying the weather but no :( Go away rain! Grey skies are only acceptable in winter. I've just about finished my packing for my holiday to Brighton! Yay :)

Anyway, this post is not focusing on anything in particular.

I had a look of my collection of unread books to take away with me. There is nothing more boring than sitting in a bus station/airport with nothing to do, so I always make sure I have a book or a magazine with me. It makes the time fly!

Anyway, I've decided to read 'Fatherland', written by Robert Harris. Basically this is about what might have happened if Hitler had won the war. There is murder and investigation (which as you all know, is my cup of tea!). Looking forward to getting stuck into it :D Once I've finished reading it I'll post about it. There is also a movie but obviously I'll read the book first.

I plan on travelling to American next year so I need to gather a good list of books to read on my way there, and while I'm there! Does anyone have any books the would like to recommend? Just comment below and let me know :) I would appreciate it.

During this (kinda crap) weather, if you find yourself bored at some point, I recommend you watch Paranormal activity. I did not watch this when it was actually released. I was never into the whole 'ghost thing'. I only watched it a couple of weeks ago and I was really surprised! It was excellent and what is even more impressive is that it actually scared me (not the easiest thing to do). So yeah, I'd definitely say watch it!

Well, this was just a rather short post, but you know, the soaps are calling me :D (ha). Be sure to check back again tomorrow.

Take care,

Lisa. X


  1. If you're looking for good reads, probably the two best things I've read recently are 1) Life of Pi, and 2) The Crimson Petal and the White. They're not exactly murder mysteries, but they are both quite shocking and thought-provoking in their own ways. Life of Pi is great because you can read it in two totally different ways; there's a lot of philosophical content if you like things that make you think, plus there are loads of animals! As for Crimson Petal, it's humungous but incredibly easy to get into - it's probably one of the best written books I've ever read. It's set in Victorian times from the eyes of a prostitute trying to work her way up in society. I dunno if you've watched the BBC drama of it, but I'd highly recommend reading the book first if you were considering watching the drama.

    And it's not quite a crime novel, but We Need to Talk About Kevin is excellent too. It's written through the eyes of a mother whose son is a murderer. (I think it's to do with Columbine too.)

    Going into my bookseller mode here... lol. If you're looking for more thrillers, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy has done really well (Jo Nesbo's books are meant to be similar and just as good, if you like those). Alexander McCall Smith and his 'Ladies' Detective Agency' books are popular too. Also, Alasdair read Child 44 a while ago and quite enjoyed that.

    Anyway, sorry for rambling. Hope this helps! Where in America are you visiting? x

  2. Ooooh, thanks Alex! All those listed above sound excellent. I particularly like the sound of Crimson Petal. I'm thinking of going to either Boston or Virginia. (I have relatives in both locations) :) Really looking forward to it. I'm planning on living in American in a few years time so I want to get a 'feel' for the place :) x