I think I am going to have to pass on this round - I have so many books lined up that I want to read, that perhaps by the time it comes to the next round I will have the decks cleared to be able to give the books a better chance.
Enjoy and sorry for taking so long getting back ....
Right, that just leaves five of us. Will we go ahead anyway, and then open it out to the wider MN audience in about 4 months time - as well as the three that are taking a break for this round - and see if we can get back up to 12?
JohnWorf is in, too, so that's six of us. I've reversed the posting order and you should all have an email from me now with details of the person you're posting to. I will start a new chat thread for Round 4, but in the meantime do you want to vote on the Round 3 Books?
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly Dry White Season Gift of Rain Cutting For Stone Secret Life of Bees A Week in December Long Lost My Brilliant Career
For me, I think it was Cutting For Stone, closely followed byDry White Season (although I've still to read My Brilliant Career). I loved reading about Ethiopia, which is somewhere I know nothing about and I found the book a real page-turner.
Thanks AP I have your email but checked my messages too late to buy the right chocolate so sorry JW I will have to buy and post on Saturday (adds a 'What happened to my 'doing better' this time?' emoticon )
and my favourite book in the last round was..... Long Lost! But not sure of the owner.
Hi, just sent off the book this morning - sorry for the delay! Really hard to choose this time, I liked so many of them for different reasons. Probably Cutting for Stone, but I really liked Secret Life of Bees a lot, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was a fascinating read - Long Lost was just a great page turner (and I associate it with that nice hot spell we had in October so I was reading in the garden).... I would not be a good person to have on the Booker panel clearly!
Glad some of you liked my choice . For me, I think it would have to be Gift of Rain, although I also really enjoyed a Dry White Season and My Brilliant Career. I really love that this swap introduces me to some classics I have never heard of.
I realised when I was packaging up this round's book that I have picked another whopper - sorry about that, I will try to be more concise next time!
Are we starting threads for the books we have chosen?