A friend passed these two books to me. One on loan, and I'm halfway through reading it, reading it before bedtime and another, was a gift. How nice, right?
The Crossing is a nice complement to the book I was reading two weeks before, which is
The books on James Cracknell and Ben Fogle are about rowing so what made me so interested that I actually pick them up? Just for the mention of Marathon des Sables; which is a six-day 160KM race across the Sahara desert and billed as the toughest footrace on Earth. Both had run in it. (They did a whole lot of other stuff too individually, by the way).
I picked up on it just because of the mention of the grueling race and find the books hard to put down. Of course the books aren't about them running a marathon but I enjoyed reading them. Plus learning a bit on rowing. (Used to be in Kelab Kayak when I was in Form 4 and in the Kelab Perahu Layar or sailing club when I was in Form 1 & 2... not much good at them, though...)
I mainly read autobiographies nowadays.
The last fiction I read was this, if I'm not mistaken
I have a few of Murakami's books and this one was a present from Hubby for Mother's Day a few years back. ^^ *very early hint*
Nothing too high-brow or intellectual for me!
And am certainly no match to Small Kucing's Mamarazzi prowess in reading books! LOL