May 08, 2007

Bits of randomness & Spring Reading

Are you a writer? Whether you write blog posts, articles or novels, you will love this great, short article on writing by Scott, the Nametag Guy. He's over there in my sidebar too. I love his writing style.

All our holiday photos are now on the travel blog. Go have a look at the world's highest bungee, the gorgeous Knysna lagoon and the Cango Caves.

I read two books while we were away.

1. Hot stuff - Elaine somebody???
Very weak chick-lit. I can't even be bothered to write a proper review because I don't want you to waste your time on this. I give it 5/6 out of 10.

2. Sam's letters for Jennifer - James Patterson
You know how I feel about James Patterson. That readability factor does it for me every time. And this one was no different.

It's not as good as Suzanne's diary for Nicholas (this WILL make you cry) but very enjoyable nonetheless.

I gave it an 8 and finished it on 30 April just pushing it to 6 books for the month. Yes, I know I'm behind.

3. The chocolate run - Dorothy Koomson
This is a classic case of "don't judge a book by its cover". I thought this was going to be another Hot Stuff (see number 1) but it was great!

It is funny, tender, heatwarming - all those good stuff so do get this one. Still chick-lit, but good chick-lit.

This one gets an 8.

And now (like Katrina said) I have 1 fiction left and lots of non-fiction. So I've been forcing myself to read non-fiction this week.

I'm reading The Seed Book (women's guide to business) and if I continue at 20 pages a day, should be done on Friday night - yes! Leaving the weekend free to indulge in my beloved fiction again!

If anybody wants to have The Seed Book when I'm done, let me know in the comments. You are more than welcome to it as I can already see that it won't go on my permanent bookshelf . If lots of people want it, I'll do a draw. The only thing is you'll have to pay the postage.

That's it for now, folks.

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