Life, Writing

What are you reading right now?

I’m not ignoring you; I’m lost already in my new read – JoJo Moyes’ ‘Me Before You’.

The lion told me to do it – he’s very convincing, look!

He must have heard my silent calls to myself about writing a novel!!


16 thoughts on “What are you reading right now?”

  1. I just finished “The Evolution of God” by Robert Wright. Fascinating historical undergirding to where we are today with respect to religion.
    Before that i read Dickens only other historical novel (besides A Tale of Two Cities), called “Barnaby Rudge.”
    The most recent contemporary fiction i read was The Book Thief. It was completely enthralling!
    Thinking of picking up an Orwell next.
    Enjoying your posts, Viola. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Katherine ๐ŸŒธ

      Barnaby Rudge – I recall we had a cat called that when I was young! I shall ask my mother if the choice of name was linked with the book ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      Your last read sounds challenging but rewarding…

      I must add an Orwell to my list of โ€˜ought to have read by nowโ€™ !!

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  2. I read Me Before You – I liked it! I am reading “Oryx and Crake” by Margret Atwood. So far, so good! I have been able to read “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman, “The Boy on the Bridge” by Carey and “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates so far for 2018 – all have been very enjoyable (in very different ways)

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    1. Wow, Robyn – youโ€™re on a roll ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ
      I read a lot before having children; then a huge break of around 15 years when I never found the time nor energy (I know that sounds ironic because you donโ€™t need energy but you need focus is what I mean perhaps).
      Now I am making up for it!
      Margaret Atwood I have heard is very good … what a fascinating title! What is it about?

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      1. I enjoy a good post apocolyptic story, and I saw it rated 5th in a top 12 list of post apocolyptic stories. Here is part of the synopsis – “Not only has the rest of humanity save the main protagonist been eradicated, but the world has been taken over by a new race of genetically engineered, docile, simplistic humans. Atwood has a knack for writing dystopian novels that are close enough to our own reality as to be almost feasible, and that is what makes them so delightfully creepy.” I am still in the first 100 pages but I am enjoying the flow.

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      2. Thank you for sharing .. I might investigate this myself on the back of your comment here ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ … reminds me a little of Will Smithโ€™s film .. โ€˜I am Legendโ€™ (is that itโ€™s name?)

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      3. Yes – I saw that one! I liked that movie, too. That one had zombies – kind of like The Walking Dead kind of thing. This one doesn’t have zombies – the “others” are different, and not out to kill (so far). Anxious to see how this one turns out!

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    1. Wow .. they sound really interesting. Thought-provoking. Desmond Tutu … a name weโ€™ve all grown up hearing about on the news… what obscure fact can you think of off the top of your head now you are reading him..

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