Book reviews, musings and waffle from a British lit addict

Up and coming

So this week saw my first (unsuccessful) and second (successful) library trip this summer and I was quite surprised!

Earlier on in the year, I was living in the city and about a ten-minute walk away from the central library and was actually disappointed to find that the fiction section was very poorly stocked and packed full of large print hardbacks. Not what I was hoping for! Since reverting to my rural living roots, I’ve been a five-minute walk away from the village library/community hall. I wasn’t holding out much hope because the average age of my locale has increased by about 50 years but I was really pleased to find a great selection of contemporary fiction. So we know where I’ll be on Saturday mornings from now on.

Added to my TBR pile this week were:

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (bought)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (borrowed)
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger (borrowed)
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore (bought after a recommendation from Red and the only of his books available at my local bookshop)

I’ve already started Graceling and am loving it so far – hopefully I’ll be reviewing it tomorrow.

I hope good weekends have been had all round!



  • Red

    I hope you like A Dirty Job! I haven't heard of Graceling or Her Fearful Symmetry but I look forward to reading what you think about them! I'm always looking for more to add to my list of books to read

  • I just finished Graceling and it was great! I've read the first chapter of A Dirty Job and so far I like it – very funny so glad for the tip!