Viola's 100 Books in 2014

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Viola's 100 Books in 2014

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Editado: Abr 14, 2014, 12:10 am

Apologies for posting a second one, but I’ve lost my LT password & had to make another account.

My goal for this year is to read at least 2 books a week, not counting rereads. Half non-fiction, mostly focusing on the World Wars, Cold War and Native American history. I also want to read the Redwall series, which has been on my list for ages.

The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
The Game – Diana Wynne Jones
The Recruit – Robert Muchamore
Commemorations - Hans Herlin
The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
Scarlett – Alexandra Ripley (sequel to Gone With the Wind)
Almost Perfect – James Goss (Torchwood)
Autumn Term – Antonia Forest
Death in Siberia - Alex Dryden

Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber
The Journal of Helene Berr
War Dog - Damien Lewis
The Hot Zone – Richard Preston
Hilary and Jackie - Hilary du Pré
The Story of Music – Howard Goodall
The Silent Twins – Marjorie Wallace
The Kaiser's Holocaust - David Olusoga & Casper W. Erichsen
Wingless Victory - Anthony Richardson
Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography
I Feel Bad About my Neck - Nora Ephron

Mar 31, 2014, 5:59 pm

Wasn't there some way of resetting your old password? But good to have you back, and I like your determination to continue, regardless of password hassles.

Editado: Abr 14, 2014, 12:12 am

Yes, there's a password reset, but it's no use to me. A couple of years ago our family had a hacking scare so I changed all my passwords & promptly forgot my email one. It's still causing me problems!

Death in Siberia - Alex Dryden
A spy novel set in modern Russia. Not much plot & poor characterisation (both main characters were rather Sue-ish). The descriptive writing was AMAZING though, & I loved that it was set in areas of Russia we don't usually hear about, as well as a side-plot focusing on the Evenki (one of Russia's indigenous groups).

Wingless Victory - Anthony Richardson
Basil Embry's escape from France in WW2. After being shot down, he continually tried to rejoin the British but they were in retreat, & every time he thought he'd caught up with them they'd moved again. It took him over 2 months and he ended up getting out through Spain.

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography
As a major Who & SJA fan, I was thrilled to find this! She finished it not long before she died. Fascinating to read about how she got into her character, dealing with switching Doctors twice, & the K-9 and Company fiasco!

I Feel Bad About my Neck - Nora Ephron
A bit of a guilty read haha...Not usually into comedy but I found it quite funny.

Abr 14, 2014, 1:54 am

That is so annoying. But pleased to see you back here anyway.

Maio 23, 2014, 8:31 am

Ooooh, an Elisabeth Sladen autobiography!