This Months Challenge

Ending 30/07/2013:
Pick a book off your shelves that you have yet to read (or that you wish to re-read) that falls into the category: Set in a completely fictional world
Example Authors: Feist, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell

Sunday, 31 March 2013

End of Challenge 2

We've come to the end of March! Happy Easter to those who observe it.
Clocks went forward last night, and I certainly noticed today, much lighter nights - lovely.
And I've greated a goodreads group for this club - if you fancy joining :)

Anyway, did you finish the book you chose to read this month? I did, just, and here's my review:

Bookname: Call the Midwife
Author: Jennifer Worth
How long did it take to read: Over 28 days
Review:This is a truly wonderful book, and not simply for the experience of reading it. It's a collection of memoirs - though there are some common threads - spanning the first year of Jenny's life in Poplar, and the stories captivated me right from the start.It seems like an entirely different world, and yet my mum was born less than ten years after this book was written. What I've really loved about this book, about what it's given me, is a deeper understanding of my Grandma and my Nana's life. How different life was from the centre of London to the village my nana lived in here in the north (where I still live). My Grandma was in London during the war, and speaking to both of them about their life in the fifties is what I've really enjoyed about this book.
I would recommend it to everyone, frankly, because it's fascinating.
Rating: 8

Please send me your reviews of the book you chose to read :)

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

3 Days To Go!

My, oh my, it's almost April!
Can you believe it?! I certainly can't. It makes me panicky as it means my exams are getting ever closer.

I haven't finished Call the Midwife yet, but I only have two chapters left, so I'm hoping to finish it tonight. It's been an amazing read, and I'm working on my review, because I think everyone should read it. I've loved talking to both my Grandma (who worked in London in the WAAF during WW2) and my Nana (who worked in Uptons in the '50's making curtains and tablecloths) about Call the Midwife and what life was really like in the '50's. Frankly it's shocked me.

Not sure what the challenge will be for next month. I'm going to have to have a think :)
Any suggestions?

Also, how's everyone getting on with your books of choice? What did you chose? Have you already completed it?

Sunday, 10 March 2013

1/3 of the way through

10 days in to the second challenge, how are we doing?

I'm almost finished Call the Midwife. It's such an amazing book and I love the BBC series, too. What I love is being able to talk to my grandma about it, hearing stories of when she was in London during the war, and how she never saw places like what's described in Call the Midwife. Honestly, it's a frankly harrowing book at times, it's hard to believe that all those events happened barely 60 years ago.

If I finish this book before the month is out, I'm going to continue reading The Crimson Petal and the White, which I'm about half way through. I've had the book for about two years, but I just stopped picking it up. It's really good, so I don't know why I stopped, but it is difficult to read at times.

What book have you decided to read and how far through it are you?

Saturday, 2 March 2013

New Challenge: 02/03/13 - 30/03-13

Waiting on your reviews! I hope I get some :)

How did we all do? Did you read the book you chose? Did you like it? I loved Northern Lights, as you can see in the review in the post below :)

This month, chose a book that has been turned into a film/TV series.

I'm going to be reading Call The Midwife, which I loaned off my Gran :)

Goodreads summary: Jennifer Worth was just twenty-two when she volunteered to spend her early years of midwifery training in London's East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying.

I've watched the BBC series and it's so good! It's also great because I love talking to my Gran about her time in London during the war :).

But chose anything! Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Silver Linings Playbook, Warm Bodies, Twilight, Mortal Instruments, Hunger Games, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...the possibilities are endless :D

Leave a comment with your book of choice :) plus what you read this month and what you thought about it :)