Reading has been on the back burner recently with too much other stuff going on.
The Shades of Grey Trilogy - by E. L. James
Format - Kindle downloads
I read all three but I have to say not because I liked them or that they were well written but firstly because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about and secondly because once I read one I wanted to know why he was the way he was - rather warped?! I never thought I'd say this about a book but here goes - "there was just way too much sex!" It all got rather dull and boring and by half way through the second book I was skim reading those scenes and in the third I skipped them completely.
I suppose if you are single and they float your boat then these books would be wonderful masturbation fodder or if your sex life is a little dull they might encourage you to expand (cough, cough) your horizons but to me (other than the curiosity about Mr Grey's past) they became a thing of humour. I admit to ripping the piss out of them unmercifully - especially regarding some of the over repeated phrases - inner goddess - in a pig's eye more like.
Would I recommend them? - Not really - but they are 'the buzz' right now- so they must have something. I just wonder what this author will write next?
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice Book 1) - by G.R.R Martin
Format -Kindle download
I've not seen the TV series. I read this because I wanted something different, something long and absorbing after the books mentioned above. I have read good and bad reviews of this book but personally - I loved it! Couldn't put it down (am halfway through the second one).
It was a great holiday read and I love some of the characters that I already have the other books in my queue/wish list.
Wuthering Heights - by Emily Bronte
Format - Audio book
Another favourite revisited. Beautifully told. Always compelling. Wonderful.