Thursday 14 March 2013

Visit to the Library!

After doing the rounds on the It's Monday meme I decided to take a visit to the library. I had in my head that I wanted to get a copy of one of Kate Morton's books. I have seen over the last few weeks a large number reading her books and I thought it was about time I gave her a go. I see that The Forgotten Garden isn't her first book so I have a question for any Morton fans out there. Do I need to read The House at Riverton first? The library did recommend I read Forgotten Garden before Distant Hours but didn't mention anything about Riverton.

The second book I picked out was Ian McEwan's Amsterdam. Again I went in with the intention of picking out a McEwan. Someone on the meme was reading one of his books and it reminded me that I hadn't read one in a while even though I enjoy his writing. I just picked out the only one that was available which just happened to be Amsterdam. The Cormac McCarthy was a total whim. Looking forward to that. The Road is the only other book I have read by him.

The last book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is one that I had reserved. I reserved a couple of books over a month ago and my place in the queue didn't seem to be changing. I then spotted one of the books that I was waiting for on the shelf. Although I was still far behind in the queue I was able to get it out because I happened to find it (they were clearly unaware that it was sitting there). I feel a little guilty for skipping ahead but I did read it in a day and have since returned it. So that's someone getting their copy sooner than they would have since it would probably still be sitting there. I'm afraid it will be a while before I review it as I am about five reviews behind.

I may even watch the film so that I can do a comparison.


  1. The film of perks is very close to the book actually, I think they did a good job.

    1. I'm looking forward to watching it. I think I am more interested to see Emma Watson in a non-Harry Potter role. Will maybe watch it tonight.

  2. I read The Perks some years back and loved it (it was also one of the books a certain someone I once knew threw away). I've been meaning to re-read it before watching the film, but haven't gotten round to it. I'm kind of anti re-reads as I have so many books I haven't read yet.

    I am yet to read any of the other authors you mentioned, though I see them everywhere. Hmmm...

    1. Was it your copy too? I would have been outraged! It was quite an easy read in terms of the language but had a lot of difficult content. Loved it!

      I love re-reads and I don't. The last few years there have been a few books that I didn't appreciate the first time round and so in a way re-discovered them. But at the same time I think of all those books I haven't read once yet.

      Lol, Ian McEwan isn't everyone's cup of tea but I enjoy him. Loved Atonement. It was one of the few books that I read because I loved the film. If it hadn't been for that I would probably still be waiting to give him a shot.