Friday Five: The book edition

This week’s Friday Five is all about books. Yes, I’m just leaning out of bed to mine my ‘to be read’ pile for blogging ‘gold’. I’m lazy.

1. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. This was a present from my husband who read the blurb and thought it ‘sounded like my kind of thing’. And so it is. It’s a police procedural set in a modern-day London in which ghosts and magic exist and it’s very enjoyable indeed.

2. How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. I read fewer ‘how to write’ books that I used to, but I still have a weakness for them. This one is funny, which is always a bonus.


3. Girl in a Spin by Clodagh Murphy. I downloaded a sample of this romantic comedy over the holiday and am really looking forward to reading the rest.

4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I know I mentioned this book before and I’m supposed to be on a reading-break until I’ve got stuck into a new project of my own, but I just couldn’t resist diving in. Oh my. It’s so good. In fact, it’s taking a supreme act of will for me to be typing these words instead of reading John Green’s…

5. Written Kitten. The keen-eyed amongst you will notice that this isn’t a book. It’s a website that may help you if you’re trying to write a book. It gives you a new kitten picture for every 100 words you write. And everyone needs more kittens. You’re welcome.

3 thoughts on “Friday Five: The book edition

  • 15th January 2012 at 8:33 pm
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    Just tried Written Kitten and my first kitten was quite ugly and a bit scary-looking, so I stopped.

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    • 16th January 2012 at 8:23 am
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      You see, I think that’s even better… You had to write another 100 words to get rid of the scary kitten. Scary kitten. Not words that are often put together…

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