I have found my bookshop. I buy loads of books in the charity shop around the corner here in Croydon, where I can buy a bag full of books for only a few pounds. Most of them are just 50p per book, which gives you 8 books for the price of one in Waterstones. And they happen to have excellent books over there too. I have seen The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Nighttime several times there already, for 50p. Bugger, I bought it for ?7.
Recently I read:
The Cryptographer – Tobias Hill
Kind of Science Fiction, not with aliens and spaceships but set in a high tech future. Slow, and not really catching my attention. A bit boring too. I skipped whole parts of this book, only to find out that the love story between the 2 main characters (the only reason why I didn’t throw the book aside for good) didn’t work out in the end anyway.
Starter for ten – David Nicholls
Entertaining, and scaringly recognizable. Funny. And interesting to know that it is going to be made into a UK film, with the talented James McAvoy playing the main character. Good piece of casting. And an excellent summer read.
Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
While reading this book I went from boring to fantastic and everything in between. I like the idea of every person having a deamon (I have one myself, his name is Davy, he only doesn’t like to shapeshift, and I didn’t know he was my deamon until I read this book), it’s a very original idea. I also love the fact that this book takes place in London, and other parts of the UK, but also in the northern parts of Scandinavia. It is a book written for teenagers, and part of a trilogy, and I certainly can recommend it. Northern Lights is also going to be made into a film, casting has just been started.
Now I am off to the Actors centre to do some networking. I hate networking, I am not lying when I write that I am a shy person. But it is important, and therefore sometimes you need to do things you don’t like.