March 31, 2008

Why BookBath?

I wouldn't call myself a creative person so trying to think of a name for my blog was possibily the hardest part about starting this whole blogging experience for me (yes, maybe even harder than working out the technology that goes along with it!).

To get myself started I thought about the things that I love and am passionate about and travel, reading and writing automtically came to mind. I have not had a great deal of overseas travel experience (yet!) but the most amazing for me so far was our trip to Bath last year. The purpose behind the trip was to attend a conference for my work/study but the location certainly inspired me to attend the conference in the first place! I am also a huge Jane Austen fan and although I am aware that Bath wasn't always a positive living experience for her it is still a place I strongly connect with her life and her writing.

I was not disappointed by my experience of Bath - I found it magical (even with the tiny streets and the traffic).

So, there we have it - BookBath - a name that combines two of my favourite things and conjures up magical, inspiring thoughts.

March 29, 2008


My first foray into challenges! The challenge is:
- To read 9 different books by 9 different authors from 9 different countries from April 1st - December 20th.
My selections at the moment are -
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth (India)
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
The Mandarins - Simone De Beauvoir (France)
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khalad Hosseini (Afghanistan)
Careless - Deborah Robertson (Australia)
Brick Lane - Monica Ali (England)
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (USA)
This Charming Man - Marian Keyes (Ireland)
And one more I just can't think of at the moment - any suggestions??

March 24, 2008


A new (and very first!) blogging experience. I have been captivated by some of the reading and writing blogs around and I thought it might be time to have a go myself. I am an avid, slightly compulsive reader, I am not a happy girl when a day goes by and there has been no time for reading! I try not to restrict myself to any particular genre - will read anything once! I belong to a reading group with some of my close friends and this allows me to feed my reading habit in a social setting.

March 16, 2008