Saturday, 2 August 2014

Holiday reading #books

Last week I had a weeks holiday - a week off work and a week without technology.  Once a year I have a week without emails and social media which means chilling out and reading.
During the week I read 5 books:

What the **** Is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez - we are reading this for Book Club and I enjoyed it a lot.  Funny and poignant and interesting.  I'm going to try and get a ticket to see her stand up comedy show at Edinburgh Fringe.

Miss Webster and Cherif by Patricia Duncker - I bought this from a second hand book shop in Robin Hoods Bay.  A good read, intelligent and moving - a quick and easy read.

The Connoisseur by Magda Sweetland - this has been on my book shelf for ages and I first read it years ago.  I enjoyed rereading it as it is set in Edinburgh and North Berwick - it was good but the ending was a bit flat.

Suicide Excepted by Cyril Hare
My Name Is Michael Sibley
These two are typical old Penguin Crime - 1930's to 1950's.  I like a good 'whodunit' / classic crime - nothing gruesome, get the murder over at the beginning then a complex plot to solve.