Starting a theme of not-current filler posts here, to keep you all entertained while I slave away over AS World Development papers and A Level option forms. Today, I think, I’ll do a literature-appreciation post, since I do MCR-appreciation posts and moving image-appreciation posts.
The Current Book
The book I’m currently reading is Alan Moore’ Watchmen, although ‘reading’ is a bit of a strong word; I think I last opened it in October, my current bedtime reading consists of sixth-form prospectuses.
I’ve been trying to get into more comics, actually, but my local library doesn’t seem to like stocking issues in order, and I have to start stories at the beginning. So give me a few years to track down the first of Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol, which I hear is good.
The Book Sat on My Shelf That I’ve Fancied Rereading Recently
A book I’ve fancied rereading and probably won’t until about 2014 is Anna Godbersen’s Luxe series, which is the only teen romance saga I’ve ever genuinely wanted to be a part of. It’s set back in the day when men wore hats and were (usually) incredibly polite to women. “May I have this dance?” was nowdays’ “Get yer coat, love, yer pulled.” On the downside, we didn’t have the vote.The Series I Never Finished
Justin Richards’ The Invisible Detective. I’m not sure how many books there are in this series, but I lost track after the fifth or so. They’re pretty brilliant, set partially in the 21st century and partially in the 1930s, following four teenagers who set up a detective business using a men’s overcoat and hearsay. I seem to remember they were more effective than the News of the World ever was, anyway…