October #bookadayuk - Days 12-14

Longitude - Dava Sobel Animal Farm & 1984 - George Orwell, Christopher Hitchens The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse - Robert Rankin

Been away at conferences all this week, so I’m a bit behind.

DAY 12 - FAVOURITE BOOKSELLER RECOMMENDATION

Longitude – Dava Sobel


Subtitled “The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time”, Longitude tells the story of William Harrison and the invention of the chronometer. When the bookseller recommended it, I have to confess that I may have rolled my eyes a little. But she convinced me that it was an excellent read. And she was right. It’s hard to imagine what it must have been like to be at sea, with no sign of land and no GPS.


DAY 13 - NOSTALGIC READS! CHANGED MEANING WHEN READ LATER IN LIFE

Animal Farm – George Orwell

I first read this one when I was about 12 years old, and while I knew there was more to it than a story about animals, I didn’t really understand all the political history behind it. I read it again a few years later when I was studying European history and it suddenly made a lot more sense.

DAY 14 - I ADORE THE TITLE OF THIS NOVEL

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse – Robert Rankin

Come on! How can you not want to read that?