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My Summer Read(s) August 22, 2012

Posted by Geek 20/20 in Books, Lifestyle.
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At the start of summer I was caught the olympic fever. It was great wasn’t it

Then followed numerous lazy days and humid heat. I wandered about my neighbourhood doing nothing in particular. Suddenly, it had been over month since I had posted here. Today I’m going to list the books I’ve read this August.

  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens: This is my third favourite Dickens novel with Great Expectations and Pickwick Papers taking the gold and silver respectively.
  • Snuff by Terry Pratchett: I saw this in the library and spent a few exciting days catching up with Sam Vimes.
  • Treasure Island !!! by Sara Levine: A young woman attempts to model herself on the character of Jim Hawkins.
  • Until we have faces by CS Lewis: This is one of those books that gets better as I get older.
  • The Kid by Sapphire: By the first chapter I was so disturbed hurriedly returned it to the library. May try again in winter.
  • One, two, Buckle my shoe by Agatha Christi: No summer is complete without Hercule Poirot!

There’s my list. I’d hoped my summer reading list would be longer. I blame the Olympics!

So, what have your summer specials been? Do you have any suggestions I could add.



1. ellengry - August 22, 2012

Some great books you got there 😉 I started rereading Death comes to Pemberly today. You can read about it here, if you want: http://ellengry.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/do-you-want-to-know-how-elizabeth-and-darcy-are-doing/

Geek 20/20 - August 22, 2012

I’ve seen posters of this book at train stations. I’ll look into it. Thanks Ellengry

2. Cassie - August 23, 2012

I’ve always wanted to read Bleak House, but I just haven’t. I do love Great Expectations. Are they at all similar (other then his writing?)

Geek 20/20 - August 23, 2012

In some ways: Both Esther and Estelle have a mystery surrounding their births. On the other hand in Bleak house Dickens was confronting several issues in the law pofession. What I like best about Bleak house is there are two narrators.

3. Cherchez la Curl - September 17, 2012

Nice list! I think Summer is the best time for a bit of Agatha 🙂

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