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!