#bookadayuk A book you pretend to have read. I haven’t. And a confession about Romeo and Juliet

  Why would you pretend to have read a book? I've never lied about what I have read, because what's the point? I do have a confession, though. We studied Shakespeare at school. I first read his work at the age of eleven and struggled with A Midsummer Night's Dream. Then at fifteen we looked … Continue reading #bookadayuk A book you pretend to have read. I haven’t. And a confession about Romeo and Juliet

#bookadayUK Book to Film Adaptation: The Great Gatsby

This one was a choice between To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby. Film adaptations from books can often be a huge anticlimax, and it can be an even greater disappointment in reverse. If I have not managed to read the book before a film is released, then I come to the book with … Continue reading #bookadayUK Book to Film Adaptation: The Great Gatsby

#bookaday Have more than one copy: The Lighthouse

  I have two paperback copies and a kindle download. This gives you an idea of how much I enjoyed it. The doubling up of the paperbacks is down to a joyful discounted purchase of the Booker shortlisted books  in 2012. I have yet to read Wolf Hall. The lighthouse caught, and held, my attention … Continue reading #bookaday Have more than one copy: The Lighthouse