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Double Read-along

Starting the 1st September, I’ll be reading The Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier with Diane@Bibliophile by the sea and The End of Mr. Y with Vishy @ Vishy’s blog..

We will aim to publish the review by Sunday the 18th September that will give us time to read and write a review.

Two different genre, one classic, one contemporary; one gothic, another book of ideas but both contains an element of mysteries. You can sign-up only for one and that’s ok and if you have any discussion questions let me know!

How does that sound for you?

If it sounds good, just drop a comment and join us for the double read-along this Autumn! 😉

About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


25 thoughts on “Double Read-along

  1. I have read The End of Mr Y and enjoyed it although it is quite strange. I haven’t read Frenchman’s Creek so look forward to some reviews for that one.

    Posted by Rachel | August 29, 2011, 2:05 am
  2. These sound like two great books

    Posted by celawerd | August 29, 2011, 3:12 am
  3. I’m in! I’d love to read Mr Y. I’ve seen it in the book shop and I didn’t buy it (as I hardly buy anything these days) but I was tempted. My library also has it (in Dutch, even), so I’ve reserved a copy.

    I already read Frenchman’s Creek a year (or longer) ago. I really enjoyed the read although I can’t quite tell you what it was about.

    Posted by Leeswammes | August 29, 2011, 9:37 am
  4. I think I’ll join you guys for Frenchman’s Creek, love DuMaurier and maybe that’ll help me get my reading mojo back! Can’t wait to hear what you and Vishy make of TEoMY 🙂

    Posted by Bina | August 29, 2011, 9:51 am
  5. Jo –I an starting this one today. I’ll mention it on my blog in a few day.

    Once again, Thanks for your thoughts of concern for me during Hurricane Irene; I appreciate that.

    Posted by Diane@BibliophileBytheSea | August 29, 2011, 11:18 am
  6. The End of Mr. Y is likely to be her best work to date 🙂


    Posted by Wilfrid Wong | August 30, 2011, 9:06 am
  7. good luck i m terrible at readalongs ,all the best stu

    Posted by winstonsdad | August 30, 2011, 12:34 pm
    • Stu,
      I’m trying to get myself to read more from my own shelf. Let me know if there is one book that you would like to read and I’m sure many people would read along with you!

      Posted by JoV | August 30, 2011, 9:46 pm
  8. I just got my copy of The End of Mr Y from the library and I couldn’t believe it was the same book. I’ve got the Dutch translation and it has a really boring, dark cover. I had to check inside that it was the right English title. So disappointing! Half of my interest in the book is because of the intriguing cover. Oh well, I still expect it to be a good read.

    Posted by Leeswammes | August 30, 2011, 1:00 pm
  9. Jo – Sounds like fun – enjoy! I’m away a bit in September so won’t join you (although Frenchman’s Creek is very tempting – I read Jamaica Inn a while ago, very atmospheric).

    Look forward to your thoughts 0:)

    Posted by Tracey | August 31, 2011, 7:39 pm
  10. Looking forward to reading ‘The End of Mr.Y’ with you, Jo! I just took the book down from my bookshelf and am just poring into it 🙂 Can’t wait to start it! Hope you have a wonderful time with this Double-Readalong! Happy Reading!

    Posted by Vishy | September 1, 2011, 4:16 am


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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