Monday 28 March 2011

What are you reading???

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??


  1. Great review! It does sound like a good read :)

  2. I'm reading a book called 'Della says:OMG' by Keris Stainton which is a teenager book all about the trauma of first dating. It took me back to those times all those years ago (I'm now in my 40's!) but it is a humourous book that I am enjoying as a very easy read. Not sure whether its your kind of thing though..

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. I'm re reading Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!

  4. I haven't read this one, it sounds good :-)

    Yesterday I read 'Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture', which was really interesting (to the point that I stayed up till I'd finished it - lucky I read fast!) I'd only recommend it if you love maths though, the story is great but it does make reference to some quite advanced maths along the way!

  5. i read this book really quickly and LOVED it! it certainly makes you think and has such a massive twist. i loved the relationships and the way the story unfolded,
    Jo xxx