Monday, 22 November 2010


I frequently complain that it isn't cold enough. Well, it's cold enough. With the wind chill factor it's been down to -10º. Outside, it feels as though the wind is sawing the skin off your face.

Whilst watching 'House' (Crucifixion) I realised my freezer is stuffed with loaves and fishes. Also cranberries, but that doesn't really fit the theme.

I'm really not enjoying the book I'm currently reading, from this year's Booker shortlist, 'Room' by Emma Donaghue. It's about a mother and child trapped in a room by the woman's kidnapper and abuser and it's told through the child's perception. Grim and not yet engaging, yet for some unfathomable reason I feel compelled to keep reading because, in spite of it having been cheaper, I have it as an e-book. I'm not sure how that works. I'd have abandoned it in paperback by now.
I have just finished Lori Lansens' glorious, 'The Girls'. Difficult to put down. New one, difficult to pick up. I should have chosen Andrea Levy's 'The Long Song' instead. I will next time.


Anonymous said...

I loved The Girls and yet did not like her next book, The Wife's Tale. I kinda tolerated The Room. I kinda thought she was exploiting the rather awful situations that have been happening, kinda cheap.
Now Lionel Shriver - a great writer. I've loved 2 of her books and the rest, meh. Check out, So Much for That. Or her earlier, We Need to Talk about Kevin.
- Karen

Sleepy said...

Kinda epic snow!

Schneewittchen said...

Karen - I have loved all of Lori Lanson's books, but my favourite was Rush Home Road.
I must read that Lionel Shriver I keep hearing so much about. (From you:)

Sleepy - Yeah, it has been, it snowed then froze, so it has lasted longer.