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Hi everyone,

 

I thought a blog would be a great way to exchange book recommendations as I love reading and writing reviews. I've also started putting pen to paper, and have recently completed a creative writing course. Maybe you'll be reading one of my books down the line!?

 

If you want to share about what you're reading, or anything at all for that matter, let loose and go for it!

Reading progress update: I've read 63%.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Look at her so hard and thankless, on the hearth where she was reared!

 

Miss Havisham sounds like my mother! :)

Reading progress update: I've read 58%.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

Poor old Joe. He's such a sweet man. I really hope he's okay after

the death of Pip's sister.

(show spoiler)

Challenge

I think I might do a reading challenge next year and this looks good. Anyone else doing one?

 

Reading progress update: I've listened 86 out of 336 minutes.

The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi - Arun Gandhi

This book was witten by the grandson of Gandhi and talks about how anger, which is now considered a taboo, is actually a gift, if utilised correctly.

 

Each chapter consists of a lesson from Ghandi and how it was related to Arun. He then considers this in a modern context.

 

Gandhi's right were abused AND he defended the rights of others, so this seemed perfect for the Human Rights square, number 7.

 

Already this audiobook is turning out to be wonderful. I can already see this being my top non-fiction read of the year.

Reading progress update: I've read 49%.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

In my conscience, I doubt very much whether I had any lingering intention left of going to see Joe

 

 

That's my question answered, then. I'm not sure if I like Pip all that much anymore...

Reading progress update: I've read 49%.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

What on earth does Estella want with Pip and will he go and visit Joe? I can't wait to find out! I'm enjoying this so much. Dickens was quite the master of suspense.

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett

"This is Hogswatch! It's supposed to be jolly, with mistletoe and holly, and-and other things ending in olly! It's a time when people want to feel good about things and eat until they explode! It's a time when they want to see all their relatives-" She stopped that sentence.

 

I laughed a lot at this! It describes it in a nutshell.

Thanks for getting me to start this again Broken Tune.

Some things are fairly odvious when it's a seven-foot skeleton with a scythe telling you them.

 

I've picked it up again and I'm laughing my ass off!

 

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 10%.

Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett

I've really been enjoying this, but I've been getting a little confused, so I'm going to go back to the beginning of the series and read The Colour of Magic. I don't want my appreciation of the author to be muddied by frustration! Hopefully I can join in another buddy read in the future. Have a brilliant time all of you participating. I hope you enjoy my updates about The Colour of Magic which will be hitting your screens ASAP.

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Square 15: Boxing Day

Mack in a box...

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

I'm offically addicted to this book! Sorry guys, I'll get to Hogfather as soon as I can. For now I just want to know what the deal with Miss Havisham is...

Currently reading

The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi by Arun Gandhi
Progress: 55/153pages
Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) by Terry Pratchett
Progress: 28%
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Progress: 63%
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Progress: 37%
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by H.T. Willetts, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Progress: 100%
Desperate Characters by Paula Fox
Progress: 50/176pages