four books

day 7 of the 10 day reveal

these aren’t my favourite books; just those that are currently on my mind…

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Great finale to the epic series by J.K.Rowling. I bought my copy at Orly airport in France and patiently held onto it while I was on holidays waiting for the plane trip home! I ended up spending 2 days reading it by the pool in Singapore. I could barely tear myself away. It was awesome. Now I am reading it again in readiness for the film’s 2nd part ending coming out next month! 
  2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Oprah recommended this book via Oprah’s Book Club and its really good. I’m currently about a quarter of the way through. Set in a 1960’s Mississippi small town it tells of three women’s unlikely bond and how their friendship tests the town’s unspoken rules and behavior.  I just discovered it’s going to be released as a movie in August (starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer & Bryce Dallas Howard)! 
  3. The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg. I recently finished this book and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve only really gotten into crime fiction in the past 6 months and Läckberg is a Swedish author with a similar writing style as Stieg Larsson (or it may come across that way in English as Läckberg shares the same literary translator and geographically they refer to alot of the same towns). I can’t wait to read the next one in the series, called The Preacher
  4. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Mandy lent me this book about a month ago and it’s burning a hole in my bookcase waiting to be read! I purposely avoided the TV mini series of the same name which was on recently (that has a kickarse cast!) as Mandy strongly suggested I read it first (she also has the DVD so I can borrow that next)! I love English historical fiction. This looks epic!

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

5 thoughts on “four books

    1. Melly the 3rd grader with a birthmark! Loved Lackberg! I’m so looking forward to the next one. I bought it in paperback for $11 from Book Depository. They have The Preacher on there for $11 too! That will be next month’s purchase….

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