Thursday, 29 May 2014

#the year in books - May

I've started more than one book this month for the year in books, only for them to be abandoned along the wayside. Darwin was a library book, and I couldn't renew it as someone else had requested it, I started Northanger Abbey and read a few chapters sitting in the sun on a wall in between work times, but I found myself struggling to love it, and time is too precious to read something just because you should finish it.

Which makes my final choice feel fortuitous, as time is a central theme.

"In 1972 two seconds were added to time. Were they to blame for what happened next?"
"two seconds can change everything, 
and if your world can be shattered in an instant,can time also put it right?

I shall be honest and admit I was looking for another book by the same author, but this one, with a cover of spirals and dandelions which I both adore was definitely a case of choosing a book by it's cover. and you know what? it was a good choice.


  1. Oooh, looks like a good recommendation!

  2. (Oops, accidentally hit publish) And also, sometimes, you CAN judge a book by it's cover!

  3. I still haven't read Harold Fry, but this sounds like I might enjoy it more ... thank you for the recommendation :)

  4. I will make a note of this book, thank you Tess! I often enjoy books recommended by fellow bloggers...another great thing about blogging :)
    Helen xox

  5. I have a new book which I have been waiting for for aaages. The thing is, I am reluctant to start it because I know I'll read it really quickly and then it will be finished and i will be sad and bereft. What a loon I am. So glad you didn't finish Northanger Abbey- life is too short to carry on with books which are not enjoyable. Ax

  6. I totally agree that you should not spend time reading anything that you do not like, are not enjoying or are struggling to read. There is always something else to read. xx

  7. I'm a HUGE Jane Austen fan, But Northanger Abbey is not my most fave book. (Tip: Don't bother with any of the films based on this book--none of them are very good. Stick to the book ;O) Sometimes it's refreshing to switch to another book when not able to get into one... Life is too short not to enjoy reading! Happy Days, Tess... And thank you for the happy travel wishes. See you back in blogland soon! ((HUGS))

  8. I love getting ideas for new authors so I shall look this book up. I'm currently reading books by authors Asa Larsson, James Patterson and Alex Berrenson.
    Anne xx

  9. This sounds right up my street. I'll be adding it to my list. Read the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry a couple of years ago and loved it. x

    1. that's the book I was looking for, I shall keep looking as it has got lots of recommendations!

  10. Oooh, that book sounds interesting. Yet another to add to my reading list. I love a good recommendation. Thanks x


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