What I'm Reading This Week: 23rd February, 2015

Happy Monday all! I cannot believe how quickly last week went by. It was a great week off but so full of day trips, coffee and cake that I read hardly anything at all. In total, I finished one book last week, Our Endless Numbered Days – review to follow, but given everything else I crammed in and the quality time I got to spend with my husband and daughter, I don’t feel bad at all. It does mean, though, I still have Brick Lane on the stocks and, as it’s from the library, I need to crack on with it before it’s due back.

I’m also planning to read The Room by Jonas Karlsson.

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Bjorn is a compulsive, exacting bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works–a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. When Bjorn is in his room, what his coworkers see is him standing by the wall and staring off into space looking dazed, relaxed, and decidedly creepy. Bjorn’s bizarre behavior eventually leads his coworkers to try to have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room.

This is a review copy through Blogging for Books and the description caught my eye. It will be, I think, one of those that I will either love or hate and I’m hoping it’s the former.

For my listening pleasure (or at least I hope pleasure) will be The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. I say hope because I have mixed feelings about this book given how much I have heard already. Still I feel like I need to try it.

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One summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking… The Bone Clocks follows Holly’s life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

And that’s all folks…other than a plan to start reviewing books as soon as I read them starting now. I have so many read on the list, if I don’t get going, I will never get caught up. Happy reading!

Emma

Once again, I’m linking in with Sheila at Book Journey, who has a weekly linky post, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Click on the link to find out what Sheila and other book bloggers are reading.

6 comments
  1. The Room sounds quite interesting. The Bone Clocks does too.

    I hope they are good reads for you. I didn’t know about either of them. Sometimes that is good to not know anything about a book so you can start reading without any previous thoughts. 🙂

    Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by my post earlier.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

    1. I much prefer books I know nothing about. Often, otherwise, I’m disappointed. Too much hype is a bad thing. Emma

  2. The Bone Clocks sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I hope it’s good. Heard lots of good things about it. Emma

  3. Aaaah! I liked The Bone Clocks. I didn’t like Cloud Atlas, so I was nervous about it, but I liked it quite a bit. The second half of the books isn’t quite as good as the first in my opinion, but you can be the judge of that haha. I’m about to read Our Endless Numbered Days! It looks so good, I can’t wait.

    1. I tried to start it yesterday only to discover it hadn’t downloaded properly. So annoying. Hope to start it today. Hope you enjoy our endless numbered days. Though it was good and would definitely recommend to read.

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