Slightly Peckish Tuesday

6 November, 2012

rolls around again! Actually, I lie. That’s next week so do make sure you check out some chirashi action at Umami Mart: Slightly Peckish next Tuesday.

I’m off to Colombo for a wedding (not mine!) and having thought long and hard about what books to take with me (priorities, ahem) I’ve decided on the following:

The Chemickal Marriage by G.W. Dahlquist – the third and final installment of the Glass Books trilogy. Ooh, Cardinal Chang!

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran – sometimes I need reminding. Also lots of people have told me how brilliant and hilarious this book is.

The Doomsday Book
by Connie Willis – I have been dying to read this novel about historians from Oxford who time travel back to the Middle Ages. Hopefully it’ll be better than Michael Crichton’s Timeline.

Dark Road to Darjeeling
and The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn – because I love me some Lady Julia and the dashing Brisbane.

Is that too many books for a 10 day trip where I probably won’t be able to do any reading for 7 days as I’ll have all my school friends with me and we can usually talk the backside off a baboon?

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3 Responses to “Slightly Peckish Tuesday”

  1. Alex Says:

    Ten days and only four books? I would be terrified of leaving the country. What if one, or heavens forbid, even two, prove to be duff choices. One book for every day is always my rule of thumb.

  2. Kristen M. Says:

    Haha … Doomsday book has GOT to be better than Timeline. The husband and I listened to it on a road trip once and it was so awful! Every Connie Willis I’ve read so far in this loose series has been fantastic. This one is actually next on my list.

  3. sakura Says:

    Sadly, I read none of them on the holiday – a first! But I did have a fantastic time:)


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