I bought Thorn In My Side, by Sheila Quigley, who was promoting her books in a well known bookshop. I'm afraid it was the typos and changes in font that stopped me in my tracks. Is that bad of me, or should I have over looked it? Well, I couldn't. It stopped the follow of the read. Because I've been editing my own work, these errors just leapt out at me like the Alice's 'White Rabbit.' Instead of 'I'm late!' He's yelling 'A mistake!'
The other book was Casual Vacancy, by J.K.Rowling. I read a great chunk of this book, but was tired of the slow pace. Was I expecting something similar to her previous adventures? Not really. There are lots of characters to get your head around, and I was waiting for the 'umph' part, the kick that tells you you're in the story, but it didn't happen for me.
On a brighter note, I enjoyed the ones I placed in the 2012 Bookworm Library.
MY FAVOURITE BOOK
I discovered Sophie's work after buying her short story collection: The Fantastic Book Of Everybody's Secrets. I've been a fan ever since.
The story is set in a priory-type refuge for the wealthy and famous, and there are a lot of high profile names mentioned in the book. I was left thinking: what if...?
When Emma starts a music school she meets the popular twins who influence her life in more ways than one. This is a delicious spooky story.
David Icke is a writer of conspiracy books. I've read them all and have found a lot of useful and meaningful information amongst his theories. Of course, there was a time in the early 1990's when he was ridiculed for being outspoken about his ideas, some of which seemed to come from a sci-fi film plot, and he was dubbed 'the son of God.' Times have changed and a lot of people are 'thinking,' and becoming broad minded. (I hope).
Who knew that the writer of A Room With A View wrote sci-fi? I can't remember how I found out about this book; a short story. I love how these writers who project their minds in to the future and seemingly create a world, for example, where life revolves around the internet and tablet devices. This is what E.M. Foster wrote in 1909, except the tablet is 'the speaking apparatus' that is used to instant message/conference ideas. Sounds a bit like facebook, doesn't it?