My plan to read the Man Booker shortlist is failing. Two reasons really:-
1. my new job has left me with less recreation time
2. I am super protective of my books, I like the spines, covers and pages to remain immaculate. This means I'm wary about shoving my new books in my handbag, which is littered with all kinds of debris. This is preventing me taking and reading my books on my commute.
So I can get some reading done on the train, I've turned back to my old friend the library, and have just collected a couple of books:-
1. Paul Collier, Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century
Does what it says on the tin - this is a factual look at an explosive and controversial debate from a respected economist.
2. Chris Westwood, Ministry of Pandemonium
I ordered this so many months ago, I can't remember why. It is YA fiction about a secretive ministry department, that aims to recruit Ben, a young man with an unusual gift. This will hopefully be a great thing to read first thing in the morning on the tube, as I'm not expecting it to need much brain power.
3. Lyndsay Faye, Dust and Shadow
Victorian detectives- one of my most favourite things. I really rate Faye as an author, in this she is taking on two legends- Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.