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What I have been reading

A great read for a Sunday in the sun.

I am really enjoying writing these posts. It’s great to look back and remember the books that I have enjoyed.

I’ve been writing a new book during the last couple of months, so not reading as much as I normally would… but that still means I am reading a book a week. I have however, stayed away from new authors and stuck with friends and favourites. I like comfort reads when I am writing.

The Summer We Danced – Fiona Harper (paperback – known author)

This is a Doris Day film in a book. It’s a love story and a story about second chances. It’s also the story of how wonderful it can be to be part of a community. Continue reading

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More recent reads

The writing was captivating.

The last couple of months here in London have been cold and wet and grey. My determination to find new authors disappeared with the sun, and it’s been a couple of months of comfort reads for me.

I’ve posted the books in the order I read them – not in any sort of preference…. although the first book is probably my favourite. It is also the one new author in this list… and what an author she is!

Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah (paperback – new author)

Well, when I say new author…. I really mean almost new author. I did read a short story by Kristin Hannah a long time ago and was enchanted by it. I don’t know why it took so long for me to come back to her. But now that I have found her again, I will be back. Continue reading

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A writing hero

I confess, I had a bit of a fan-girl moment. I love Gaiman’s writing.

You know those moments when you finally get to… not exactly meet but spend time listening to someone you have really admired for a long time. One of two things will happen. Either you’ll be disappointed, or you’ll fall in love.

And isn’t it the best thing in the world when it’s the latter?

This week, I had a major fan-girl moment. I had a front row seat at the Royal Festival Hall to hear the amazing Neil Gaiman talk about his work in general and in particular his latest book – Norse Mythology. This book is a retelling of the classic Norse myths in Gaiman’s own unique voice.

Not only is he a great writer – he is a pretty fabulous reader too.

The evening started with him reading one of the stories from the book. It involved the Mighty Thor and his hammer, Loki , a giant ogre and a wedding. Continue reading

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