Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monthly Roundup/May & a Week Off

I know things have been quiet here on the blog but I'm resigned now to the fact that is how it's going to be until the middle of August. In July we're going travelling, a long anticipated trip to my niece's wedding in the UK and with the mounting excitement as this year flies by and the necessary organisation I cannot settle to writing posts. 
I had planned on participating in the Barbara Pym Week but this week we are, unexpectedly, going to visit our daughter and her family so I will miss it unfortunately.

Books read in April = 13
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle. 


Parades End by Ford Madox Ford - books 1 & 2  - 440/744p
Middlemarch by George Eliot - almost finished Book 5 - 570/960p
The Unrest Cure and other stories by Saki

Non- Fiction

The Deadly Sisterhood by Leonie Frieda
Wave by Sonali Deraniya
Love From Nancy - the letters of Nancy Mitford
Uncommon Arrangements by Katie Roiphe


The Sea by John Banville
The Book of Secrets by Fiona Kidman
The Summer School Mystery by Josephine Bell
Part of the Spell by Rachel Heath
The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic
A Wreath of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor
A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus
Sea Escape by Lynne Griffin

DNF = 1

Hide Me in the Grave by Tim Powers 

Fiction = 7
Non-Fiction = 4
Library Books = 9
E-books = 3
Off my Shelf - 1

Added to my bookshelf  = 4

From Netgalley

From the library sales shelf:
The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf
The Passionate Friends by H.G.Wells
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman by H.G.Wells

Happy reading in June!


  1. I know you have a book shopping list for the UK :) Hopefully books will provide some distraction/relaxation amidst the business. Have fun!

  2. A trip to the UK would put me off of blogging too! So exciting!

  3. That was a productive reading month! Enjoy getting ready for and looking forward to your trip :)