StuckinaBook’s Weekend Miscellany

I had big plans to spend the morning lying in bed reading today. Well, guys, I spent the morning in bed. But since I only work up at 10.45, I didn’t do all that much reading… I guess I needed it! It’s definitely been a fairly busy start to the new year – and I did manage to read for an hour or so after that as well. Partly a book I picked up from my Tell Me What To Read shelf, and partly Jennifer Walker’s biography of Elizabeth von Arnim (called, inevitably, Elizabeth of the German Garden). I read half of it ages ago, didn’t finish before I went to a von Arnim conference, and somehow forgot to finish it. Now’s the time!

Now is also the time for the miscellany regulars: book, link, and blog post.

the-runaway1.) The blog post – is over at my bro’s, as he awards his version of the Oscars to the films of 2016. His podcast (The C to Z of Movies) also does a v funny round of 2016 films here, and you can follow them on Twitter too. Watch this space, as there will be a C to Z of Movies/Tea or Books? crossover at some point in 2017…

2.) The book – before I’m accused of nepotism… no, this one isn’t far off either. My friend Claire’s first novel is coming out in a few weeks. It’s called The Runaway and you can read more about it here. I’ve not read it yet, so can’t give any opinions, but it’s very exciting – I know Claire from church, and didn’t even realise she had completed a novel until I heard it was being published!

3.) The link – sadly I have only a week left at OUP. I’m going to miss it terribly, but it does feel like the right time to move onto other things – which I’m sure I’ll explain in more detail at some point. For now, enjoy probably my final book quiz for OxfordWords: book titles with missing colours. I bet you can get full marks.

8 thoughts on “StuckinaBook’s Weekend Miscellany

    • January 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Oo well done Karen! And thank you :)

  • January 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I started well on the quiz, but then something went wrong but I’m not feeling too “blue” about it!

    Is The Run Away primarily aimed at the teen / young adult market, or is it one of those books featuring a young central character but aimed at all ages?

    • January 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      I’m afraid I know no more than the Amazon description says, sorry!

    • January 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Hi David, it’s the latter: this is a book for all ages but with a protagonist who is learning how to be an adult. I certainly hope that her experiences of fighting to survive in tough conditions will interest a range of readers!

  • January 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    OOoooo, a vonArnim biography. Lovely! Best of luck with the new horizons. :)

    • January 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      It’s the second one I own, and both called the same thing! And many thanks :)

  • February 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    90% on the quiz. . . I actually have a copy of Crome Yellow on the TBR shelves. I can’t believe I got Purple Hibiscus wrong!

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