Easter week went like a whirlwind, with skiing, socialising and watching crime on the telly. I didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted, but then again, I didn’t really have access to the books I wanted to read either. But I got a lot of reading done this week, and this weekend all I have wanted to do is read. But the problem seems to be that I do not have the patience to read just one book, I want to read them all at the same time.
Books I finished
the Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves – not very impressed by my first meeting with Vera, but the nature in Ann Cleeves’ books always impresses me.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – a brilliant plot, but not very good writing. No real personalities in this one. Would have been better with Poirot or Miss Marple!
We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee – a true account on the process of buying and opening a zoo.
the Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco – Monks. Books. Murders. Interesting, but I’m too stupid for Eco.
Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi – A brave book about a feminist prostitute in Cairo.
the Moonstone by Wilkie Collins – trying hard not to read this one too fast. Will finish it on the 29th.
Squirrel seeks Chipmunk – a wicked bestiary by David Sedaris – the book on my night stand; one funny story before bed time. Loving it! And the illustrations.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – My first Austen!
Books I bought
Pay day! And although most of the money was spent on flights across the Atlantic, I had to buy some books as well.
Films I have seen
We Bought a Zoo (2011) – Although it is nothing like the book, except the name of the owner, I loved it! Such a cute film.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) – It’s been a long time since I have read the book, and I’m glad. Sometimes it’s good not to compare the book and the film. But the kid really annoyed the hell out of me, and I can’t remember that being so in the book. One on the long list of books I need to reread sooner or later.
Next week’s plan
Keep reading. Maybe get down to just read one book at the time again, too much pressure with three books at once.
Browsing Amazon, I stumbled upon Shelfari. It’s like a mix between Goodreads and Wikipedia. I’m sure it will be a good place to discover interesting things about your favourite books in the future, but right now it seems to be in the very start, so there’s not much content there yet.