I am so pleased that I can actually join in again with 'It's Monday, what are you reading?', as I have actually been managing to read books during the last couple of weeks and I need to choose another one to get into! Head on over to here to see what all the dedicated readers have been blogging about this week.
I have just read Another Day by David Nicholls, this was chosen by my book group and we are meeting tonight to dicuss it. I already know that one of the other mums (we set the book group up 5 years ago for a few of us mums to get together and mull over literary works) thinks that this is the best book we have ever read. I don't agree! My faves reamain untarnished (Time Travellers Wife and a thousand splendid suns) but I did quit enjoy it. Another mum texted to say she had found it hard, again I disagree, I found it an easy read but it wasn't a book I felt I couldn't put down although I did read it in just a few days.
The book spans 2 decades and focuses on two main characters Emma and Dexter, who met at University in Scotland in the late 80's. It is a story focusing on just one day each year (St Swithins Day) and is about the relationship and on/off closeness and friendship they have for each other. Dexter becomes a high flier, presenting a trendy TV programme, whilst Emma struggles to work out wha she wants to do and at one point is working in a Mexican restaurant!
The story is interspersed with lashings of humour and you will find yourself laughing out loud, some aspects of it I found unbelievable but other issues covered were very realistic, partly I suspect as I am a similar (though younger!!) age to the characters! the book is now a film and I would love to see howit flows as at times, I found the book slightly disjointed as you jump from one year and storyline to the next, though overall this was not a problem.
I would love to know if you have read this book and what you thought. What are you reading today? What would you recommend to me??