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Hello all

It’s time for my weekly post again. I have been looking through the prompts from the Daily Post at WordPress, and I have to say, I’m less than inspired. So, I headed over to National Blog Posting Month (also known as NaBloPoMo), to see what prompts they have, and I like them a lot better! So I’m going with one of those this week.

What are the next five books you want to read?

I’m currently reading a book that I got for Christmas, The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry. It’s the second volume of his autobiography, and I’m enjoying it immensely. I’ve almost finished, but I do have a pile of books that I mean to read next, so here are five of them.

1. The Hobbit

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I’m fairly sure that I’ve read The Hobbit before. Either that, or it was read to us in Year 6, by one of my favourite teachers ever. Regardless, I want to read it again, and I have actually already started reading it. I bought it from a charity shop in Colchester last year, and want to get through it before the film comes out. This obviously shouldn’t be too hard, as they haven’t even started principal photography yet (not long until they do, though!), but it’s my next book, all the same.

2. Wait for Me!

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I got this book for Christmas, along with the Stephen Fry one. I have been really interested in the exploits of the Mitfords for some time, and this is the autobiography of the youngest daughter, Deborah, who went on to become the Duchess of Devonshire. I’ve read quite a lot about the family now, but there’s nothing like hearing it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

3. Mrs McGinty’s Dead

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I’m slowly trying to get through all of the Poirot stoires, and I bought this one in a charity shop last week, for 30p – what a bargain! I don’t know much about it, save that it also features Ariadne Oliver, along with Hercule Poirot. I love Christie’s books, so I am looking forward to getting to this one.

4. Love

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I read Beloved, also by Toni Morrison, when I was at university, and liked it, so when I saw Love in the charity shop, it shouted “Buy me!” So I did. Morrison can take a bit of getting used to, as she writes in a non-linear style, and Beloved, certainly, used African American dialect that was sometimes hard to get your tongue around. But she is one of America’s most important writers, so I’m also looking forward to reading Love.

5. My Life

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Yet another charity shop buy, and another autobiography. I have long been fascinated with all facets of the American presidency, and few have as fascinating a story as Bill Clinton. Add this to the fact that I have the teeny tiniest of crushes on the man, and the only surprise is that it’s taken me so long to read this book.

Until next time!