Happy World Book Day! Every child went to school today dressed as their favourite book character and 14 million children in the UK and Ireland have received a £1 book voucher. (There are 10 special £1 books for the occasion, or they can just get £1 off any book they like.) It’s a fantastic celebration of books and reading and I really feel that as a book blogger I should contribute…something.
I am hugely behind on book reviews, having finished no less than three books this week, but I’ve been unwell and full-of-cold brain is not conducive to good writing. I’m sure all the top journalists say the same.
But what I can still manage is to write about the four new books I gained this last week. Because this post is mainly pictures and even ol’ snuffles here can take a couple of photos.
On Sunday Tim and I did a little shopping, which included a trip to Bristol’s Forbidden Planet. I treated myself to the next volume of Sandman by Neil Gaiman et al, as well as the second hardback collection of Hawkeye by Matt Fraction et al. I had actually already read all of the latter digitally but it’s such a beautiful series I felt it deserved the reverence of paper.
We always do a fly-by visit of charity shops so Tim can investigate the cameras and I can check out the books, but I’m usually pretty good at resisting buying anything. However, I need more funny in my life and Sue Perkins is funny so I figured I’d give her memoir Spectacles a go.
And finally, I got my first And Other Stories book of 2016. Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare edited by Daniel Hahn and Margarita Valencia. It looks excellent and I look forward to reading it.
What books have you bought lately?