Reasons to be cheerful: 15th – 21st April, 2013
1. Flowers from a friend.
I’ve had The Beach on my bookshelf for about 70 years now, so it was about time I got round to reading it. I loved it. The self-centred, unreliable narrator brought to mind some of my favourite Graham Greene characters and the last half of the book was a lovely, rankling, paranoia-fest. I love books where the narrator slowly goes mad, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath being the all-time, too obvious to mention pinnacle of this.
I’ve read The Book Thief before, and was one of the ladies who recommended it to our book group. I didn’t enjoy it as much the second time around, but I still cried like a fool.
3. Knitting a jumper for Little Boy Yooeel. Yes, it’s a jumper.
4. Sunny days are here again.
5. Eating at Al-Andalus. Garlic mushrooms a go-go!