What to do with no WiFi?
This past New Year's Day on Doctor Who (spoilers ahead) all of the UK lost it's power, but more importantly it's WiFi and the characters were baffled. The mother suggested that the family would have to hold an actual conversation to which the children replied "What?!" To lose my internet access would be shocking at first, but then I would have no excuse not to read a book from the massive piles of books around my house. So I thought what books would I be reaching for? Here are some that are on my "To Be Read" pile.
Ian Rankin has written 22 books featuring a most flawed detective John Rebus who haunts Edinburgh and knows where many a body is buried. In the series John is now officially retired, but still manages to claw his way back into police work.
Armand Gamache returns in his 14th book as a police officer on suspension for his outrageous actions in his previous book Glass Houses. He has just been named executor to a stranger's will who is seeking to bestow upon her family millions, a title and property, yet her ramshackle homestead belies any wealth. What was this woman thinking?
This classic tale of an ill fated voyage home after the Trojan War with adventures of Cyclops, sirens, Calypso to name a few has been a book on my nightstand longer than I care to admit that I wish to read from start to finish.
As a librarian I feel I should read award winning books, such as this book by Madeleine Thien. This beautiful tale takes us into China both before and after the Tienanmen Square protests and how people have come to terms with what happened.
What kind of books are hanging around your bedside that you aren't putting away since you plan to read them soon.