>How do non-readers cope?

>Just try being stuck at home and indoors with orders to ‘take it easy’ and ‘not to lift more than a couple of kilos’ for a month and a half.

Okay, the first week or so, it’s all about the rest and the pain relief, and the ‘being looked after’ [ thankyou Nadie ], but after a while that begins to get old.
There’s only so much tv that one can watch
and it hurts to sit at the computer for more than a few minutes [ stitches … don’t ask ]

so how do people stave off total boredom if they don’t knit … or quilt … or read ?

I really have no idea [ and don’t say gardening, cos I can’t do that yet either ]

Anyway, there has been plenty of reading going on, as evidenced by the fact that I’m up to book 60 for the year, and that doesn’t count the ones that I started but gave up on halfway through.

It may seem that I’m getting desparate for blogfodder when I post lists like this. but that’s just so not true.
There is method to my madness.

Y’see, every time I post my booklist, someone who has bothered to wade through it all chimes in with some fabulous author that I haven’t discovered yet.
Recently I’ve been working my way through two authors that I wouldn’t have found were it not for rave reviews from Sheepish Annie … Cassandra Clare and Mike Carey specifically.
As it happens I was able to get the Clares from the Library, but they only had the first of the Careys … which turned out just fine, because I liked him enough to plonk down my dineros to buy the series [ including the one I’d just read ]

So, in the hope that some more great reads might be forthcoming, here’s the 2011 booklist to date:

I Shall Wear Midnight – Terry Pratchett
Changes – Jim Butcher
A Kiss of Shadows – Laurell K Hamilton
A Caress of Twighlight – LKH
Seduced By Moonlight – LKH
A Stroke of Midnight – LKH
Mistral’s Kiss – LKH
A Lick of Frost – LKH
Swallowing Darkness – LKH
Divine Misdemeanor – LKH
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Attwood
Dead Over Heels – Charlaine Harris
Guilty Pleasures – Laurell K Hamilton
The Laughing Corpse – LKH
Circus of the Damned – LKH
The Lunatic Cafe – LKH
Bloody Bones – LKH
The Killing Dance – LKH
Burnt Offerings – LKH
Blue Moon – LKH
Obsidian Butterfly – LKH
Narcissus In Chains – LKH
Cerulean Sins – LKH
Incubus Dreams – LKH

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire – SL
Many Bloody Returns – Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher et al
The Harlequin – LKH
Dark Lover – JR Ward
A Touch Of Dead – CH Book 30
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest – SL
Merlin – Stephen Lawhead

Murder By The Slice – Livia Washburn
Goodies Rule OK
Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
Dance Dance dance – HM

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
City Of Bones – CC
City of Ashes – CC
Side Jobs – Jim Butcher Book 40
Keep The Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell
Deja Dead – Kathy Reichs
City Of Glass – CC
The Devil You Know – Mike Carey
Death Du Jour – KR
Deadly Decisions – KR
Dark Side – Belinda Bauer
Rite – Tad Williams

Fatal Voyage – KR
Grave Secrets – KR Book 50
Bare Bones – KR
Devil Bones – KR
Blacklands – BB
Mint Juleps, Mayhem and Murder -Sara Rosett
A Cottswold Killing – Rebecca Tope
Bones To Ashes – KR
Indigo Dying – Susan Wittig Albert
Fever Of The Bone – Val McDermid
Vicious Circle – Mike Carey

Dead Man’s Boots – MC Book 60

so any suggestions ???


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