Me Before You by Jojo Moyes [2012]

As I have previously stated, on many an occasion, cynical and me go way back. As the grinch of positive emotions it is important for me to point out that firstly, I am not one for romance and secondly, it is not often that I will sit down to read a chick-lit. Okay, chick-lit – which I find offensively titled at best, is wonderful once or twice a year, but in quick succession tend to ………

Multiple Realities; Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane [2003]

I was meant to post this yesterday, but circumstance dictated otherwise and so here we are – on this cold coastal weekend, blogging on the wrong day and throwing caution to the wind. Continuing my run on madness I have launched from one end of the genre, smashed into some poetry and then galloped to the other end with this thriller.Apologies for the over laungage-ey ness of my writing, I’ve been reading Miranda Hart’s autobiography ………

Impossibly Hoping to See a Single Cloud: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick [2008]

I do not know much about madness, other than my own – which really I only understand as a difference to other’s normality. In fact, I came to The Silver Linings Playbook because I knew so many people had loved the film. I decided to watch the film within days of finishing the book – they are quite dissimilar. However, I loved both, and that is coming from someone who normally prefers the book.

So it goes: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut [1969]

Even though I try to resist it, avoidance is the Farrant family way. Have something scary or important that needs to be completed? Let’s leave that till the last minute. I am fairly adept at dealing with most of life’s issues now, but there are always moments where I desperately fight the urge to bury my head in the sand. I have avoided reading Slaughterhouse-Five for years; every year or so I would rediscover it ………