In the absence of anything crafty to share on my blog I thought I might talk about some books I've been reading lately. I joined a book club this year, with Moi. A few years ago when my friend Catherine told me she was in a book club I thought it sounded a bit obscure and nerdy, LOL. But the idea has grown on me and now I'm excited to be in a book club. :)
The first book we read was The Year of the Flood, by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. I didn't enjoy this one but I have this thing where I can't leave a book unfinished so I finished it. It's set in the future, just after a catastrophe has wiped out most of the population and the book skips back and forth in time.
The next book, Jasper Jones by Aussie author Craig Silvey is a gem. I loved the characters, all totally believable and it was a great story. Set in a little country town in WA in the sixties, it's about a 13yo boy and a crime scene he's exposed to. I thoroughly recommend that one! I just read the film rights have been sold so that's exciting!
Now I'm back to finishing off Voyager by Diana Gabaldon which I'd abandoned to read the Book Club books. Who else loves Jamie and Claire? Although I'm loving Jamie more and Claire less as the series progresses.