Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What kind of idiot ...

goes to the library without her glasses?

But it was all right. As long as I stood well back from the shelves i could read the authors and titles. So I had to choose names that were familiar and titles that weren't.

I've ended up with Fannie Flagg's Can't Wait to Get to Heaven and Victoria Hislop's The Return. I've read lots of Ms Flagg's books and Victoria Hislop's first novel The Island was recommended to me (but they didn't have that).

I have a theory that in Swansea Library more books with authors who have surnames beginning with early letters of the alphabet are borrowed than those written by P. G. Wodehouse for example. Just because of the way it's laid out. By the time I get to H I am suffering from a surfeit of choice.

6 comments:

James Higham said...

Or in my case, goes without the correct ones.

CherryPie said...

You could always start from the other end of the library next time...

nick said...

If you haven't got your glasses, you could always try every sixth book. You might discover some interesting new authors....

katney said...

Hopefully you have read Wodehouse. Start at the Zs and go backwards and you will find him again.

sally in norfolk said...

now i have read "the island " by Victoria Hislop it is a really really good read :-) If i could find my copy i would send it to you but i think someone else must have it :-(
Will be interesting to see what you think of "the return "

Liz said...

Not another man with always the wrong pair of glasses, james?!

I should try that, cherrypie.

I usually try some new authors as well as favourites, nick, but I like to ensure the storyline is something I might just enjoy.

I haven't read any Wodehouse for a long time, katney, but do enjoy listening to the stories on the radio.

I shall report back on The Return, sally.