All things bookish!

It’s been rather a good week for reading.  I’ve finally finished Sons and Lovers and am very pleased to see it gone.  I had planned to read Lady Chatterley but think I will not be doing so for the forseeable future – unless one of you can tell me it’s a whole lot better than Sons and Lovers?  Karen Armstrong’s book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life wasn’t really a good fit for me which is disappointing – I wanted a more strongly Christian book – but hasn’t put me off reading more of her work!

I’m reading Elinor M Brent-Dyer’s The School at the Chalet and expect to finish it today.  It’s delightfully dated (written in the 1920s) and a long enough time has elapsed from my last reading that I’ve forgotten many of the details so it’s sheer, escapist pleasure – and after two heavy reads I think I deserve it!

Next up shall be James MacDonald’s When Life is Hard for which I received a review copy this week.  I’m really looking forward to this one – watch this space for a review later in the week!

Books Read and Reviewed:

  1. D H Lawrence – Sons and Lovers – 2011/004
  2. Karen Armstrong – Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life – 2011/005

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It’s Monday!  What are you Reading? is a weekly blog event hosted by Sheila at BookJourney.


Comments on: "It’s Monday! What are you Reading?" (16)

  1. Ouch..I know none of your book
    I think I should check them out.

    happy reading anyway

  2. I have only read short stories by Lawrence. Hope you are enjoying his book. Have a wonderful week!

    • notjustlaura said:

      I really didn’t enjoy Sons and Lovers, Jan but may give Lady Chatterley a go at some point.

  3. When a book is quite heavy, you can actually feel relieved when you finished it! Enjoy reading this week.
    Here’s what I’m reading this week.

  4. I used to love the chalet school books!

  5. D. H. Lawrence is an author I haven’t read for many years…I think I might have read Sons and Lovers, which tells just HOW many years since I read him…LOL

    Definitely enjoyed Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

    Have a great week.

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES post.

  6. These are all new to me titles. When Life is Hard kind of draws me in. I will have to check out. Have a great reading week and thank you for the well wishes for my family!

  7. Congrats on finishing Sons & Lovers! 🙂

    I’m reading Jane Eyre for the first time and I’m really enjoying it. 🙂

    • Haven’t read Jane Eyre for years and years, Angie! So I’ve just got myself a Kindle version of it to add to Mt TBR! Where have you got to?

  8. My book club read Lady Chatterly’s lover a couple years ago and I cringed at the thought but found it not to be nearly as bad as what they said it was. I have not read the other thought so I can not compare 🙂

  9. She has just insulted Mr. Rochester by telling him she doesn’t find him handsome! 😀

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