Yay! I love giveaways! This is another devised by Stuck in Books, and runs from 1st to 15th August.
My favourite Beach Reads
In truth, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book on a beach. My instant recollection is on holiday in Goa, lying on raised platforms with shades over them, the sea lapping on the beach and people selling stuff every now and then. The mangoes were particularly welcome, and I loved watching the ladies slice them up so deftly. I still haven’t learnt the trick. I remember the cattle, too!
At that time I used to take something like five paperbacks with me, and my friend would take another five, and we’d share them. When I’m travelling I tend to take books I don’t mind leaving on a shelf in a hostel or bar somewhere and swapping for another. It used to be something only the hippier type of traveller did, but now it’s common everywhere.
Thrillers and Spies – like John Grishams, Alastair Maclean, John Le Carre, James Patterson (well, his earlier ones)
Detective or Mystery – Lindsey Davis’s Falco novels, although they definitely fall into my ‘keep’ list, Agatha Christies, the latest bestsellers (not usually worth keeping, IMHO)
Things you’ve been meaning to read – I read War and Peace on Goa – and really enjoyed it!
I’m not a great one for Romance, so sorry if you would like one, although quite a few detectives and thrillers have an air of romance about them – but it’s not the main point of the book. Despite liking scifi and fantasy, they tend not to be beach reads for me, usually because of wanting to take them home again!
This summer I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden reading, so you can scroll through my Book Reviews using the link on the left, and find out what I liked about those. As a real treat for you, though, I’m giving away the first in a new series by Lindsey Davis. Her books combine the history and daily life in Rome with a good mystery or detective story (since her characters are usually solving mysteries involving crimes). I think she paints a brilliant picture of life in ancient times, and the subtle changes in atmosphere of this series, under a different Emperor, are fascinating.
The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis, which I’m reviewing on Saturday, so you might like to check that!
- Competition closes 15th August 2014, 11.59 pm New York time.
- Paperback will be sent within EUROPE (defined as EU plus Norway and Switzerland), otherwise a kindle ebook will be gifted via Amazon.
- Prizewinner must supply a valid mailing or email address (for Amazon gifting) within 60 hours of being notified.
- Time limit will be stated in the notifying email.
- No responsibility is accepted for failure of email or mail services.
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