6 Oct 2009


YES I've done it, mission accomplished - I've finished Trade Wind and will review it tomorrow.

Probably just as well as tonight was my book club night so I have another book to read for that plus one of the members passed on two books that she had duplicates of.

The book club read is GUERNICA, a first novel by Dave Boling and was chosen by our only male member - yes, the lucky man gets to spend an hour every month in the presence of us 10 or so woman discussing books.

Whilst the two books given to me are, also a first novel, FALSE AMBASSADOR by Christopher Harris and A QUESTION OF INTEGRITY by Susan Howatch.


Jenners said...

One man with 10 women...I think he knows what he is doing. I wonder if he picks a different type of book than you women ... I would be interested in hearing if it is different. : )

Melissa (My World) said...

I am glad to see you got through your book. I am looking forward to reading your review tomorrow.

Petty Witter said...

Jenners: It's only on a rare occassion that we get to pick a book, they generally come from a stockpile that all the library run book clubs in the area share. He did, however, pick last months book - The Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell - which went down like a lead balloon. However talking afterwards about the other books we read he likes his sport autobiographies but other than that seems to read quite a lot of the stuff we talk about - his topic this week being the latest Dan Browne offering.

Vivienne said...

Well done on finishing the book.

I have Guernica in my collection, but I know I won't get around to reading it this year. I have 27 others to read and now friends are insisting I read their beloved books too.

I am impressed you have a male member in your book club. I would love that.

Petty Witter said...

It is quite nice to have a male member in the group as you often get a different view on the books.

(M)ary said...

you probably figured it would eventually get better! but sounds like it was a dud all the way to the end.