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    It’s Monday! What are you reading? 

    A 5* review is coming up soon at Books & Reviews, but meanwhile I wanted to share what I’m reading, because this time it’s not crime fiction or even contemporary fiction written by a woman – I am fine, don’t worry. In the spirit of #ReadDiverse I took a look at my TBR pile and realised that I hadn’t read any sci-fi in a while. Not that I am too much of a fan, but it is a genre that I closely associate with crime fiction, since both belong to popular literature and are discredited as ‘bad/cheap’. So, here I am, reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Jack Glass by Adam Roberts

    I first learnt of Jack Glass by Adam Roberts thanks to the Book Depository home page. Although I contacted Orion Books no one replied to me, so the very Adam Roberts was kind enough to send me signed review copy nonetheless! Lucky me. From Good Reads: Jack Glass is the murderer—we know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel unfolds, readers will be astonished to discover how he committed the murders and by the end of the book, their sympathies for the killer will be fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    I started reading Cloud Atlas back in August along with Leah from Books Speak Volumes. We both wanted to read it and decided that we could make the most of the book by discussing a section a week. So, during the last eleven weeks, we have exchanged our views and have benefited from each other’s opinions. Not only that, but we have also forged an amazing bookish relationship. From Book Depository: By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell’s bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was one of Richard & Judy’s 100 Books of the Decade and has now been made into a major motion picture…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

    College has kept me REALLY  busy these past two weeks. However, it is time to come back to the book blogging after this great summer. My wonderful, amazing and loving boyfriend bought me Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood after I set my eyes on it 6 months ago. This is the summary from Book Depository: 4/5 The sun brightens in the east, reddening the blue-grey haze that marks the distant ocean. The vultures roosting on the hydro poles fan out their wings to dry them. the air smells faintly of burning. The waterless flood ? a manmade plague ? has ended the world. But two young women have…