Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I've got a new book...

...and I can't put it down!

There are so many jobs that I haven't done today...

I have been sitting on my front deck in the Winter sun with my ugg boots and fleece and book.

I was hooked right from the start with the description of the intensity of the
light in Australia for her British born kids when they stepped off the plane.
Yes, I remember that so vividly in the first few weeks here.
(In fact I still can't leave the house without my sunglasses.)

 In a nutshell "Why you are Australian" is about
an Australian woman who brings her children from London to her birth country
for three months so that they can experience childhood as she knew it.

It's going to be a late night....

9 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Aha!!! I wonder what page you'll hit when the tears start... I emailed Nikki Gemmell to thank her for such a great cry and she emailed straight back t... I guess even successful writers like to hear from their readers... A x

  2. Hi Beth..it is so funny that you posted about this subject today as last night for the first time in ages, I stayed up way to late reading a book I just had to finish..and knew I'd regret it today!

  3. I was going to give it a go till I read Ann's comment above...don't like tear jerkers! Get the kleenex out! Robx

  4. one of my favourite things is enjoying my book so much that I keep reading through the night until the next day, as with you though, I ususally regret it when the kids are up at 7 the next morning and I have to go to work.....how dare work impose on our reading!

  5. Ha! I wondered if Ann would get in first with a comment ☺. Yet another on my Booko wishlist...J x

  6. Looks like a good read Beth, I do like a tear jerker! Thankyou for entering my giveaway, I am delighted that you did. Love Linda x

  7. Hey Beth, have sent a blog award your way...no pressure to accept...just passing it on. Robx

  8. Almost missing
    my Uggs when I
    read this....
    Just kidding!
    Summer has just
    begun, here.
    This books sounds great!
    Happy Weekend,
    xx Suzanne

  9. Oh Beth - I haven't read it but enjoy. When we did the reverse - Aussies moving to London, one of my London friends gave me a book written by an anthropoligist called "Watching The English" It was so insighful and really helped me to understand the cultural differences between two seemingly similar cultures.
    Don't you jst love that Ugg boot weather here isn't FREEZING!