I’ve not been reading very much this weekend at all. I’ve been a bit under the weather and strangely not quite in the mood to pick up a book. However I have managed to watch nearly all the episodes of series six of Desperate Housewives which I think is a good achievement…
The other day I treated myself to a copy of On The Beach by Nevil Shute with my Waterstones vouchers (a thoughtful gift from work for my birthday). It was my choice for the latest Riverside Readers book group selection – I really have been wanting to read something else by Shute after loving A Town Like Alice, and thought it would be good for discussion too. Simon also increased my TBR by giving me a copy of Lost World, by Patricia Melo – a Brazillian novel translated into English.
Speaking of Riverside Readers, I’m going to be hosting the London based book group temporarily while founding members Simon and Kim are away, which I’m very excited about! I have to admit that there were a few slightly concerned looks at the mention of spreadsheets (oops!) at last weeks discussion of The Lonely Londoners (I tend to go into organisational mode very easily!) but hopefully I’ll do a decent job of looking after things for a while…
On another topic, whilst I was in Waterstones, I spotted this book group journal:
At first I thought ‘that’s a nice idea’, and then I thought – why not just use a notebook?
And finally, if you haven’t already – check out the longlist for the Green Carnation Prize (a new book prize honouring books written by gay men).
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!