Saturday, 18 November 2017
It's decision time...
(And if last year's anything to go by, there is likely to be a lot of indecision and strongly held opinions which, hopefully, will give way to some of us finding joy in books we may have otherwise passed by...)
So, what's on the table? Well, we have Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' which is a favourite of at least one of our regular members (mentioning no names - you know who you are!). Don't let the films fool you - it was unanimously agreed that they are "rubbish" but the books are certainly not!
Next up, quite a surprise for me as Eleanor is usually not one for soppy fairytales, but she soon set me straight!
These are re-tellings of traditional fairytales but with a twist. This one, 'As Old As Time' is Beauty and the Beast with a twist: What if Belle's mother was the one who cursed the beast?
Published by Disney, we think there are four of these out at the moment, but I'm sure there'll be more in the pipeline.
Lastly, a favourite amongst almost all the students in Key Stage 3 (and some in Key Stage 4 - a sign of a real winner!), James Dashner's 'The Maze Runner'.
A bit like 'The Hunger Games', it's a real page-turner. It's the first of a series too, so lots more to read if we decide we like it!
So, decision time it is.
Which would YOU choose?