Friday, 4 January 2013

Friday Reads | 4th January 2013

In this section I will be going over what I plan on reading over the weekend - I work 8.30-5 every week day so the weekend is where I get a large chunk of my reading done so I hope to get a couple of books finished this weekend.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

I'm currently about 75% of the way through this book and actually plan on finishing it tonight. I'm absolutely adoring this book so far though; it's imaginative, funny, quirky and is actually ridiculous, but that much that it's actually a literary genius.

It's about a man who on his hundredth birthday decided he's had enough so escapes through the window of his care home room and goes on an unplanned adventure that consists of many a mishap and journey. It's such a simple idea that it's so original - a lot of people try to come up with amazingly complicated stories and fail but it's the simple ones that always comes out on top sometimes. This is a prime example of that.


Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

This is classed as a contemporary romance - or so I've been told - and I've heard that this book is exceptionally good so I'm really excited to start reading this one. 

The last 'contemporary romance' book I read was The Boy Who Sneaked In My Bedroom and I wasn't particularly impressed by that book and to be honest, from the experience of contemporary novels as a whole that I've had, I'm not entirely keen on the genre full stop.

I'm not entirely sure what this one's about really, I just want to read it and see where it takes me.







Friday Reads | 4th January 2013

In this section I will be going over what I plan on reading over the weekend - I work 8.30-5 every week day so the weekend is where I get a large chunk of my reading done so I hope to get a couple of books finished this weekend.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

I'm currently about 75% of the way through this book and actually plan on finishing it tonight. I'm absolutely adoring this book so far though; it's imaginative, funny, quirky and is actually ridiculous, but that much that it's actually a literary genius.

It's about a man who on his hundredth birthday decided he's had enough so escapes through the window of his care home room and goes on an unplanned adventure that consists of many a mishap and journey. It's such a simple idea that it's so original - a lot of people try to come up with amazingly complicated stories and fail but it's the simple ones that always comes out on top sometimes. This is a prime example of that.


Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

This is classed as a contemporary romance - or so I've been told - and I've heard that this book is exceptionally good so I'm really excited to start reading this one. 

The last 'contemporary romance' book I read was The Boy Who Sneaked In My Bedroom and I wasn't particularly impressed by that book and to be honest, from the experience of contemporary novels as a whole that I've had, I'm not entirely keen on the genre full stop.

I'm not entirely sure what this one's about really, I just want to read it and see where it takes me.