Thursday 26 February 2015

A Year in Books: February

Last month I read 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'. I have mixed feelings about it. I liked it for many things - it was enjoyable while I was reading it, engaging and it really made me think about an issue that I've not given much thought to since I was a teenager (shame on me). It had some annoying things about it, very neat ending and some hard to like characters but I think I'm only bothered about those looking back on the book, they didn't bother me when I was in it. So I would come to the conclusion that it's a good read.
I'm being a bit cagey about it as I don't want to publish a big fat spoiler and it's hard to write about it without doing that. It's for your own good people.

This month I'm reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time because:
1) I must be the only person in the universe not to have read it.
2) It's been sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me to read it for a long time.

I'm joining in with Laura at Circle of Pine Trees link up #theyearinbooks
Share the book you are reading each month. Simple.

PS: I'm not sure I'm really up to joining in with all these monthly challenges... it feels like the advantage in doing them is to post them up at the beginning of the month; but I suppose I'm more in the "it's the taking part that matters camp"
And I've started, so I should try to finish.  <<<< See my note to self in the side bar over there.


  1. My take on these challenges is enter when you can. I think I managed about 4 out of the 12 of Laura's last year, but no matter, I got some great reading ideas from those who did participate every month.

  2. I read the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time quite a long time ago now. It is one of those Marmite books you either love it or hate it. I loved it. Myself and my colleagues are now planning to go to the theatre production when it goes on tour.