what to read on an island

Finally a beautiful spring day here in Liverpool! Bright sunshine and we broke 63F/17C! I even wore my flip flops out to the post office. I hope tomorrow is a repeat, and the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, and you get the idea.

Popped into Waterstones today to get my dad a birthday card and I mulled over all the new books. A few caught my eye (well more than a few) but I scribbled these titles down and as luck would have it they are available at the library!

: Sea of Poppies . Amitav Ghosh
: The Enchantress of Florence . Salman Rushdie
: Shadowmarch . Tad Williams (will probably use this to substitue one of the other OUT2 books I haven't been able to locate) and its sequel Shadowplay
: Un Lun Dun . China Miéville (another possible substitute for OUT2)

I've been in discussions lately with one of my fellow Rhodes travellers about what books we're going to pack. The idea is to bring a few each so we can swap. So far he's decided to bring Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I've decided to bring Robinson Crusoe (perfect reading for an island, no?), possibly Mansfield Park and a couple unknowns that I'll choose from the library. Ah, Miss Pettigrew... may possibly be joining us as I may very well pick her up in London before we take off. It would appear thus far from our selections that we'll be lounging on the beach desperately trying to finish books that we must read before we die... Any other ideas for island reads?

. listening . she's a rebel . green day . american idiot .

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posted by Ashleigh @ 23:03,

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At 22 April 2008 at 23:35, Blogger Sarah G said...

Just found your blog... I too am obsessed with the 1001! I'm currently reading Howard's End - and I've been enjoying looking through your reviews for suggestions of what to read next. Keep up the good work!

 
At 22 April 2008 at 23:49, Blogger Ashleigh said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Haven't read Howards End yet but I'm reading A Room With a View right now - love Forster! :)

 

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