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So far 2012 has been focussed around my special birthday, and this means that I haven’t yet managed to finish a book, though I have been doing a bit of reading as and when I can.

I have about half a dozen books on the go at the moment and really do want to have a go at finishing a couple before the end of February to break my duck for 2012.

In addition to my birthday presents, which I talked about here, other books have made their way into the Bride’s abode:

  • A Card from Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp – a miniature study of the sadly missed author, who left us before her time
  • The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish – “is not for younger readers” – I considered myself warned
  • Pure by Andrew Miller – winner of the 2011 Costa Novel Award
  • Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – just in case I ever finish The Hunger Games
  • Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding – and Arcturus Crime Classic – an imprint showcasing “unjustly neglected works by great writers” from the 1930s to the 1970s
  • The Twenty-Third Man by Gladys Mitchell – I love Mrs Bradley with a passion
  • Mr Briggs’ Hat by Kate Colquhoun – “a sensational account of Britain’s first railway murder”
  • The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore – “in the dark she slid back the curtain again and there he was” – ooh, more ghosts
  • Pathfinders by Jim Al-Khalili – the golden age of Arabic science

Just need to finish something!

Bride of the Book God

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Scottish, in my fifties, love books but not always able to find the time to read them as much as I would like. I’m based in London and happily married to the Book God.

I also blog at Bride of the Screen God (all about movies and TV) and The Dowager Bride, if you are interested in ramblings about stuff of little consequence

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