After my ever-so-boring afternoon at work I headed off to browse through book shops yesterday evening. And damn you Waterstones with your three for twos, and your half price books. I came away with
- We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, which been seeing everywhere and meaning to pick up for ages. Afterall, who doesn’t want to read about a kid who massacres his schoolmates, and find out about his parents’s response?
- Marley and Me by John Grogan. The book that makes everyone cry. puppy-dogs + death = tears, it is a well known equation. I first heard about this when listening to TodayFM on the train to Sligo, when their cynical, hates everything journalist guest reviewed it. I was going to wait til it came out in pbk, but half price hbk means it is probably cheaper now. And though I prefer pbks, I’m hardly one to resist a bargain, plus waiting is totally for losers dude.
- The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. First in a trilogy that I’ve to read with for one of my online groups. Everyone seems to love it. Kids, fantasy, magicians. The whole shebang.
- Temeraire by Naomi Novik. I’ve seen this listed on quite a few people’s Library Thing catalgoues, so I picked it up to read the blurb. And, it is Napoleonic. With dragons. I had to take it.
And, as you possibly might have guessed I then went to see Lady in the Water which I enjoyed. But I think I’ll have to go again. It is an odd film. Full of cliche, but also very whimsical.
You also may have noticed my not mentioning the football, cause OMG!! wtf was that?, to get all technical on you.