Reading opportunity

One good thing about internet problems is the opportunity to read more. Hardly any TV this week either, so three good books have filled the gaps very nicely. Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend  – a book full of humour and pathos that has left me longing for another in the series. The next was by a favourite author, Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper. This is a gripping story woven around the ethics of genetic engineering of one sibling so as to be a match for her older sister, thus providing cord blood to halt a rare type of leukaemia. In her usual style, Picoult successfully uses the voices of different characters and in doing so, makes us question our own prejudices and judgements. After that I went back to humour with A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon. This is funny, sad and page-turning, a fitting second novel from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.

An excellent week!

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