I’m a reader. A big one. I do go through phases where I don’t have the headspace to read anything at all, but then BAM! I’m straight back into them again. I often find that when I feel stressed or unsure or scared or in any way emotional, I like to go back an re-read books that made me feel amazing the first time around.
So I thought I start a regular section called Books I Love, to share with you all some of my favourite reads. So here we go……Numèro Un:
I just adore Sebastian Faulks. I love the way he writes. Such detail!
It’s a story of a young Scottish lass who, after being told her pilot lover has disappeared over occupied France, decides to train as a spy and work for the French Resistance. I wont tell you any more, but if you love the 1940’s and war stories with a human side, then read this. I keep seeing it everywhere in op-shops, so I’m taking it as a cosmic sign that I need to read it again.
There are a few moments in this novel that are a bit of an emotional wrench. The way Faulks writes about love – it really is wonderful. I love the character of Peter so much, actually I love them all! It really got me thinking about the idea of being honourable. Magnifique.
I saw the film with Cate Blanchett a long time before I read the book, and as always, the book was so much better than the film.
Having said that, I did love the film, and I absolutement loathe it when people whinge about film adaptations. They are film adaptations. There’s no way they can put the entire book up on screen, there’s just not enough time. When I see a film of a book I love, all I care about is that the film makes me feel the same way that the book did. That sort of lifting feeling, where all the characters are your friends and everything is just heavenly.
There’s nothing better than looking forward to going to bed, because then you get to read your book! Or when you pray that no-one you know will get on the bus, because all you want to do is ignore the real world and delve into a make believe one. Bliss