Booking Through Thursday – Quick!

20 Sep

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme held over on Booking Through Thursday!

Quick–what are you reading right now? (Other than this question on
this website, of course.) Would you recommend it? What’s it about?

I’m currently reading The King’s Speech by Andrew Swanston. I got sent this book as part of a reading challenge from the transworld publishers. This is the Synopsis –

Summer, 1643. England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a man of letters quietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn. When a stranger knocks on his door one night and informs him that the king’s cryptographer has died, everything changes. Aware of Thomas’s background as a mathematician and his expertise incodes and ciphers, the king has summoned him to his court in Oxford. On arrival, Thomas soon discovers that nothing at court is straightforward. There is evidence of a traitor in their midst. Brutal murder follows brutal murder. And when a vital message encrypted with a notoriously unbreakable code is intercepted, he must decipher it to reveal the king’s betrayer and prevent the violent death that failure will surely bring.

I am really enjoying it. Its set in the English civil war and has an element of mystery and code breaking to it.

18 Responses to “Booking Through Thursday – Quick!”

  1. Gigi Ann September 20, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I’ve been reading around in the blog world that this is an interesting book. So glad you are enjoying it.

  2. Lizzy's Dark Fiction September 20, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Is this book similar to the movie that came out last year? The synopsis sounds pretty cool.


    • shelovestoread September 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      I didnt know there was a movie, ill have to have a look 🙂

  3. cricketmuse September 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I am listening to Tennessee Williams’s Glass Menagarie as I commute and at night I’m finishing u Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Both are insights into the complexities of how we don’t always find fulfillment in our present situation and how we cope with it.

    • shelovestoread September 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      i have The Awakening on my wishlist, i really want to read it one day 🙂

      • cricketmuse September 22, 2012 at 5:48 am #

        It’s better than I thought it would be.

  4. laurelrainsnow September 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    This does sound fascinating…thanks for sharing.


  5. Juli @ A Universe in Words September 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    I thought this was the book for the movie and when I read the synopsis I was just like: that’s not what happens in the movie XD It sounds good though although it almost sounds like too much! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    My BTT
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    • shelovestoread September 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      I didnt know about the movie i must look into it 🙂

  6. gautami tripathy September 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    That sure sounds good. Happy reading!!

    Here is my post!!

  7. Tribute Books Mama September 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    I saw the movie, haven’t read the book.

  8. ocdreader September 21, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    I am reading Anna Dressed in Blood – fun and yucky and scary – good stuff!

    • shelovestoread September 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      that book sounds interesting 🙂

      • ocdreader September 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

        I am half-way through and really enjoying. Hopefully it keeps it up 🙂

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