I wanted to start off my (very sleepy and cosy) Saturday with showing two of my favourite books that I own, and one that I took out of the library just yesterday.
I absolutely adore Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (..both the story and illustrations!) And for once I can say that the film that was then produced from this book has also become one of my favourites. Its always sad when a film ruins a book.
This is for You by Rob Ryan is a book that I stumbled across in Waterstones whilst studying on my Foundation course back in Nottingham. I sat down in one of the chairs (all Matilda style) and read through it. n first impressions I wasn’t expecting it to actually tell a story, but it does, and funnily enough it related almost perfecting to the subject and theme of my Final Major Project. It seemed rude and ignorant to force it back in-between those other books, instead of take it home with me.
A wonderful wander through Library on Friday, after my tutorial with Anna. I stumbled across Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales. During my A-levels studying English Literature, we focussed a lot on studying her book of short stories, The Bloody Chamber, and since learning more about her as a person, the way she webs stories into your mind and the deeper meanings behind them all, I think it’s safe to say she’s made herself comfortable in my ‘Must Read More of’ section of my mind. (Note to self: Do not use this as a form of procrastination)