Thursday, 20 June 2013

Book Club

It comes to that time of year when you stress over what to buy someone...Christmas! Every year I get a present I'm very thankful for the thoughtful gesture and really don't expect to get anything as I am an adult now. I'm a firm believer in Christmas being for the kids and for them to be spoiled.

I think everyone always thinks the same thing...why am I buying this for them; they'll probably hate it. Sometimes I do get a little disappointed when I open up my present and find something I generally have no interest in. I hate that feeling because I should be happy to get something in the first place. Although once I did get shower gel as part of secret Santa; do I smell? thanks!

It has always baffled me the cost some people would go too when I'd be so happy with just a simple book. It wouldn't even have to be a new one. A simple book from a charity shop for one euro and you'd have the happiest girl in the world.

For me, it's the thought that counts and finally last Christmas I got my wish :) My youngest sister hinted that she had bought me something. Even though we always tell each other not to buy anything but that never happens. She told me she ordered it on-line...great clothes :( but to my delight I was very wrong! She bought me three amazing books; she'd researched the books on-line that matched my interests and she really nailed it in one.  I was so happy one of the books was even on my "to read list".

The books she got me; drum roll please... were...The Life Pi by Yann Martel, City of Bones(Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare and Divergent by Veronica Roth.  The Life of Pi was recently released in the cinemas; it is a great read; definitely a classic!  City of Bones and Divergent are very different from the life of Pi but had me written all over them. Thanks Sis.

City of bones is a fantasy novel, sporting shadow hunters and all things mysterious. It's soon to be released in the cinemas this summer featuring our very own Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Aidan Turner; so get your hands on the book before it gets out.  Divergent was my favourite out of them, love, loved it! Basically to sum it up it's kind of like a caste system (not really but it's the easiest way to describe it) but you decide your caste. If you pass the tests you're in but if you fail you're out and caste-less. The characters are excellent, it's full of adventure and an unbelievable ending that sets the bar for the next book; which I can't wait to read.  First I must get through my own mountain of books before I buy another book!

City of Bones

Life of Pi