Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The List Of My Desires

You may remember The Night Rainbow post which I wrote last year. It was about a book I'd heard about from Anna at Green Tapestry. She'd done a post, Reading Matters, and mentioned some books she'd read whilst on holiday and The Night Rainbow was amongst them.


Another book she'd reviewed in the same post was The List Of My Desires by Gregoire Delacourt. Don't you just love the cover, all those pretty buttons. When Anna mentioned that the main character, Jocelyne, ran a haberdashery shop and had a craft blog, I knew this was a book I'd enjoy, particularly as Anna also said that there are unexpected twists as the tale unravels.

I found the book on Ebay, however, the seller sent me an uncorrected proof copy which shouldn't have been sold. I don't think there was any difference from an actual paperback though, and I enjoyed it very much. I agree with Anna though in that it wasn't long enough. I only read a book when I go to bed so it usually takes quite a while to get through one, this one took me three nights, though I probably read more than I usually would in one go as I wanted to see what happened next, the sure sign of a good story.

I can recommend this book but it you're a quicker reader than me, which wouldn't take much, you'll probably have it read from cover to cover in one sitting.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks Jo. I love a good book recommendation. x

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    1. You're welcome. I get lots of recommendations for books from blogs.

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  2. Uncorrected proof copies often have noticeable errors, grammatical and spelling, in them. It sounds like an enjoyable book but perhaps not one I would read. Flighty xx

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    1. There wasn't any hugely noticeable errors in the book. I was a little reluctant to read this copy at first as I thought I might get niggled by the mistakes, but not so, there was only the odd little thing which I picked up on. The book was written by a man, a little surprising really given the theme.

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  3. It sounds really good. Thanks for the recommendation, Jo.

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    1. You're welcome. I enjoyed it, I hope you do too if you decide to read it.

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  4. Sounds like my sort of read Jo. I dont like anything too heavy going since the main time I read is just before I switch the light off when I go to bed!

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    1. I'm exactly the same. It usually takes me ages to read a book as my eyes start to drop as soon as I pick it up.

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  5. It is difficult isn't it when you read a book really quickly because it is so good, but it means that it is over so fast! Glad that you enjoyed it though. xx

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    1. I'd much rather have a book which I can't put down, but as you say, it doesn't last very long then. Never mind, I've got a pile stacked up at the side of my bed just waiting to be read.

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  6. Sounds interesting, Jo. I might check it out and get it for my Kindle. :o)

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    1. I think I'll do more reading that I do now when I eventually get a Kindle, I've put one on my Christmas list. I'd love to be able to read in the night when I can't sleep but I don't put the light on in case it wakes Mick up. A Kindle will solve that problem.

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  7. Sounds like a good book for me at the moment as I just don't read novels anymore and maybe something like that would get me reading again. The shop and blog theme sound interesting too. Thanks Jo and take care.

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    1. I think you'd enjoy it. I think a long book can put you off when you're out of the habit of reading, but this isn't long at all, and it's split in to very short chapters so it could be just what you need.

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  8. Hi Jo,

    Not heard of this one but I can see why it would appeal with both crafting and blogging involved. I have read the Night Rainbow by Claire King. You definitely need a Kindle I'm never without mine. I did pull out my filofax after your post about yours and I'm thinking it might be resurrected.

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    1. You'd have The List Of My Desires read in one sitting, you're such a fast reader. You must do a post about your Filofax, there's such a huge community out there. Have you looked at the Philofaxy website? There's lots of posts on there about the type of Filofaxes people have and how they use them.

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  9. Hi Jo, a new reader here and I am really looking forward to reading more of your blog. I have just started to get into reading again and this sounds perfect for me. I love anything to do with sewing or knitting, and I really need quick reads at the moment as I lose my attention quickly! Thanks for the recommendation! i can see from your side posts lost of lovely knitting, I am off to check them out!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, I shall be popping over to your blog soon. I got out of the habit of reading but I'm really enjoying it again now. I don't have very much time for it but I enjoy reading a chapter or two when I go to bed. I go for easy reads rather than anything I have to think about and this book was really enjoyable so I hope you like it too if you decide to give it a go.

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  10. I'm always looking for a book recommendation, thank you!

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    1. You're welcome. It's a quick, easy read. Nothing not to like really.

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  11. That cover would draw you in, pretty buttons!
    Lisa x

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    1. It certainly does. Isn't it pretty?

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  12. Haberdashery ... just the word can send me off on poetic flights of fancy ... I can totally understand why you were attracted to the book.

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    1. It's a great word, isn't it? We had a local haberdashery shop when I was a child, it was like going in to a sweet shop with all the pretty buttons and sparkly ribbons, I loved it.

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  13. How did I miss this post? I have to agree with your recommendation; I read this over the holidays and really enjoyed it. I'm going to recommend it for the WI bookclub next month.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure it would be popular as a bookclub read, though I wish it was a bit longer as I wanted more.

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