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14.12.09

Book Club


I got home with an hour to spare to finish 'Juliet, Naked,' by Nick Hornby before dashing off to book club. I can't say whether I really liked it, I think my mind will be made up after a couple of glasses of wine and a good long chat about it.
Have you read it?

It's almost my turn to suggest a book so if you have any ideas throw them my way. I was thinking that it might be better to choose a new release book, with the hope that no one had read it. It's always hard with book clubs to come up with something that not everyone has read. Or re-read for that matter.
I noticed Sonya Hartnett's, 'Butterfly' which looks great and was released earlier this year, I'm still finishing Dracula so I haven't made it entirely to 'books published in 2009' yet!


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17 comments:

angelaseeangelablog said...

That is such a chic and simple look, love it.

May I suggest The Private Lives of Pippa Lee to add to your reading list? It's both a fantastic book and film!

XXASAB

thebellelumiere.net said...

Really gorgeous outfit! You look fantastic :)

RetroJetGirl said...

Oh I love that jumper, your photos make me think of a Hitchcock film heroine :)

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Agreed with RetroJetGirl - very hitchcock heroine! x

camilla said...

An interesting book I read recently that's a new release: Red Queen by H.M. Brown, here's a link for it: http://www.penguin.com.au/lookinside/spotlight.cfm?SBN=9780670073894

It covers some really interesting topics which are kind of relevant after the whole Swine Flu issue.

Admittedly there is a bit of sex in there, but if you can get past it it's an amazing read. My book club members either loved it or hated it!

I'm interested to hear what you pick.

xo

The Princess of many sorts:) said...

Hi:)
A really interesting read is the Obama biographies if you are interested in politics:)
Have a great day, and love the shoes:)
SP

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Pinecone Camp said...

Love your look and I adore Nick Hornby!

Miss Eve said...

Such gorgeousness...you have excellent taste...both in fashion and books :-)

Cheers: Evi

Vintagesuburbia said...

LM, I am a book lover too. Just finished 'Music and Silence' by Rose Tremain which I really loved - about the King of Denmark in 1629 - sounds kind of dull when I say that, but it is great! (bit of history, bit of romance, bit of everything!). M x

cheesie said...

I read the book but i was really disappointed with it because i had so much fun with his previous books SLAM and A Long Way Down.

Miss Penelope. said...

Well it's from last year maybe, but well worth a read. 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. If not for the book club, just in general. I didn't want it to finish!!!

Rosie Unknown said...

Ohh, I love this skirt!

Hmm, people in your book club have probably already read it, but I'm really loving Wuthering Heights at the moment. And not because Bella from Twilight loved it, but because it really is a great book.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I think Peter Temple's latest, 'Truth' sounds interesting. The book club I'm a member of just had their first meeting and we read 'The Time Traveller's Wife' Next up is 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' I love the mood of these pics. xx

G said...

If you're looking for a new book, one of the best ones I've read this year is The Help by Kathryn Stockett - about African-American women working in white households in the South.

One of the best books I've ever read is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (it won the Pulitzer in 2001).

Love the skirt by the way!

Lady Melbourne said...

angelaseeangelablog- thanks for that, I haven't heard of that title before so I'll look it up.

thebellelumiere.net- ta!

RetroJetGirl- oh wow, thats quite a compliment!

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts- aw thanks man!

camilla- oooo thank you so much Camilla, I will definitely look that one up.

The Princess of many sorts- I'm very interested in politics, but I might leave that out for book club :) Still on the summer reading list though.

Pinecone Camp- aw thank you!

Miss Eve- ha ha, my two favourite past times!

Vintagesuburbia- oh that sounds great, I don't mind a bit of history either.

cheesie- yeah I have to agree, I only gave it 2 stars.

Miss Penelope- another great read that I'll be looking up, even if its not for book club like you say.

Rosie Unknown- yeah, I think it may have just been read a couple times before ;)
But its still a great suggestion.

Josephine Tale Peddler- how wierd- I was in my beauty salon yesterday and overheard a woman telling the manicurist that her book club had just read 'The Time Travellers Wife.' How funny!

G- fabulous suggestions, thank you so much!

neversmileatacrocodile said...

I read that book only like two weeks ago! (Juliet, Naked - that is!)Unfortunately, I didn't loveeee it a lot and thought that it was fairly average. Am very interested in what your book club thought about it - any conclusion reached? xxx Deb