In response to Bluebookbelle’s Bookish Photo A Day Challenge – February 2015 #AWORphotoaday
Not Your Book – I could have taken this as literally, ‘a book that is not mine.’ However, I have interpreted ‘not your book’, as a book that I maybe wouldn’t ordinarily have chosen to read. Therefore – ‘not my kind of book’.
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith.
When I first started blogging I looked at other people’s blogs and noticed that Bluebookbelle had mentioned this book on two occasions and I was curious. When I looked it up I realised it was a classic, first published in 1949 and (how did I not realise) Dodie Smith wrote one of my favourite children’s stories One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1956). So, not ‘my’ book, I had to purchase it immediately from Amazon.
The only thing is, I have so many books to read just now, that it is residing in a pile waiting to be read. I will be slightly sneaky though and bring it forward as my next read!
The reason for this is simple: It is a recommended read (thank you Bluebookbelle) and on the back of my copy there are two enticing sentences…
…the first line: ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink’
…and: ‘This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I’ve ever met’ J.K Rowling.
Two great reasons to read great a book If I ever saw them!