Read 52 Life after life and Grace under Pressure.

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After a less than brilliant holiday last week we’ve come back with a bumper batch of horrid colds. I even ended up taking to bed for a day, but to sleep instead of read. Which is probably why I haven’t finished my book this week, so the review of Life After Life will have to come later. I’m ambivalent at the moment. The prose is wonderful, and reminds me of someone I can’t quite place – maybe Rumer Godden?, but in order to have life after life you have to have death after death and I came across a passage where they came thick and fast, the main character was getting rather beaten down and I got the impression the author might have been a little too. I had to take a break, it was a bit too unnerving reading how many different ways a child could contract flu and die.

It is good though. Very good. I want to go back to it. I need to know how it unwinds and rewinds and where they will go and go again. Perhaps I’ll get the chance tomorrow.

I’m happy to report our google plus community is thriving. You are still very welcome to join, the more readers the merrier. (If you need an invitation, leave me a comment using relevant Google+ email address – which will stay hidden.)

And so to this week’s competition. I’ve got a copy of Grace under Pressure by Sophie Walker to give away to a commenter who tellsme what book they are reading currently. The competition closes next Thursday (31 Jan) at midnight so that I can announce the winner next Friday. And you can have an extra entry for sharing this post, using the badge or joining the linky with your own Read52 post – but you must leave an extra comment for each thing you’ve done, telling me what it is. As I’m doing the posting, I’m afraid it’s only open to UK – but if you’re international and happy to arrange to have it posted on you can do that – I’m only sending to a UK address. Draw will be made using the lovely plugin and the winner is, which relies on separate comment entries.

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  1. I’m between books so not really currently reading anything (although in the middle of a couple according to Goodreads!) I’m sort-of skim re-reading Aspergirls in order to review but my book reviews are way behind – 2 out of 6 books read!

    I get a 404 error for the G+ community and would like to join in please 🙂
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  2. I’ve tweeted 🙂
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  3. I hope the linky counts as a Read52 post, I’m combining three challenges in one post and write a lot more about picture books than *my* books. Hopefully will catch up on my reviews soon 🙂
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  4. I am reading The Particular Sadness of the Lemon Cake- part of a cooking Book Club. It’s rubbish!
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  5. tweeted @domesticgoddesq
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  6. tweeted
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    taking time to read in 2013 so busy writing about my kids I forgot to mention I’m reading Kate Mosse’s The Winter Ghosts
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