Monday, 23 April 2012

The Week Ahead...

I'm at my boyfriends for the majority of the week, which makes it is hard to gauge how much reading I'll get done as he likes to be outdoorsy on his days off.  However, with the forecast predicting plenty of rain, I figure I can still pack a few more books than I really should.  I've opted for some of the library books I've had for a while, which include:

Notes On a Scandal by Zoe Heller:  'From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St George's, history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced she has found a kindred spirit.  Barbara's loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered having an illicit affair with one of her pupils, Barbara quickly elects herself as Sheba's chief defender.  But all is not as it first seems in this dark story and, as Sheba will soon discover, a friend can be just as treacherous as any lover.'
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood:  'Pigs might not fly, but they are strangely altered.  So, for the that matter, are wolves and racoons.  A man once named Jimmy, now calls himself Snowman and lives in a tree, wrapped in old bed sheets.  The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him.  And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility.'
And lastly, a purse friendly edition of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: 'Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires.  And he enjoyed his job.  He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.  Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in whch people could think.  And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do...'

Here's to the week ahead! x

P.S Happy World Book Night! 

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