Look what I found today!How odd. I'm sure I've written about this book before but I can't find any mention of it on my blog. ah well.
This was one of my favourite books when I was a young girl. A few months ago I checked on ebay and found it but at quite a cost. Today I happened upon it in a charity shop on top of a pile of books. When I took it to the cash desk the woman exclaimed, 'Oh, there it is! I was going to take this home for my grand-daughter as we're not allowed to sell books that are brown around the edges.' (As this one is.)
When I explained my deep desire for this book she let me buy it - for 49 pence!
Exit Lizzie, one happy bunny.
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A friend recently recommended We Need to Talk about Kevin. It's a book several people have mentioned and I'd vaguely thought I should read so I borrowed it from the library.
I've managed about one third of it and I'm giving up. The narrator annoys me too much and my life is too short to waste on reading because I should.
However I am also fed up of chick lit type books so I'm back in the Young Adult section where I found and enjoyed The Shell House. Telling two similarly-themed stories set in different times it considers developing spirituality and sexuality; it's different, doesn't fit in to any genre and there isn't a single vampire in it, which must be a bonus. My only grumble is that it finishes too soon. It also leaves the reader dangling I suppose, wanting to know what happens, but yet it doesn't matter either. The pleasure is in the creation rather than a result.