Purple Possession and more

I bought the book ‘Possession’ by A.S Byatt a few weeks early for my ‘Critical Fictions’ module because it was a gorgeous purple, soft cover with purple pages! Well, it was just the edges of the pages but the effect was lovely, so I had to have it there and then. I haven’t started reading yet but I’m looking forward to it. I took a few arty photos of it, but my laptop won’t read my card, I’m a bit worried for my lap top at the moment. So the book had a sticker which made me think that my purple book was not alone:

Vintage celebrates 21 years with ‘arrestingly beautiful’ books from CPI

CPI has manufactured a range of 21 books in a rainbow of vivid colours for Random House, as part of the Vintage imprint’s 21st birthday celebrations. With a different colour for each title, the paperbacks have been designed with special brightly hued covers and matching sprayed edges, so each book forms a solid block of colour. Stacked together on a bookshelf, the collection forms an eye-popping rainbow of colour, likely to appeal to fans of literature and interior design alike.

This was from August 2011, so it’s old news, but I thought they were beautiful! Here is a nice clear list of each one. I’ve read The Time Traveller’s Wife, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Disgrace, The Gathering, The Handmaid’s Tale, and I can’t remember finishing ‘Oranges are not the only Fruit.’ I’d still quite like the rainbow collection though, on a gorgeous bookcase…

I have never been able to make myself read Corelli’s Mandolin. I think I started it one time… Is it worth reading? I would maybe read the Woman in Black, rather than see the film anyway. The trailer scared me! At least one can put the book in the freezer, Joey style.

p.s Because I copied and pasted the article extract first, the top text is automatically huge. I couldn’t change it, and I don’t understand html 😦 Any suggestions, it looks ridic. It’s kind of hilarious, I am shouting at you.


Author: Fiona


11 thoughts on “Purple Possession and more”

  1. Awwwwwww i want a rainbow collection for my bookcase! The list of books you’ve read from the Rainbow Classics are all of the ones i’ve read too … probably because we have our very own cool book swap club 🙂 haha.

    Hmmm, if i remember correctly ye can change font size by typing this:
    Here is a size 3 font

    Obviously don’t write the “Here is a size 3 font” haha just an example! Change the number in quotation marks to change the size. Hope that works. I spent a lot of time on myspace back in the day, i hoped it’d come in handy! haha.

    1. hahaha forgot that it’d automatically make the html code disappear…

      Here is a size 5 font

      without the spaces… hopefully it doesn’t disappear again and it just looks like i’m talking nonsense…

  2. Hey Fiona! If you copy something from another source, paste it into a word doc (edit, paste special, plain text) and that should clear the formatting. Hope that helps 🙂

  3. i saw that purple book and was impressed! A book rainbow would be great haha! ps finally found out how to follow you yay number 183 i think :D!

    1. Haha ! Aw Clare, I don’t think you did… I didn’t get MY email to say so, ha! Look I added a new ‘feature’ just for you – look down the right hand side and there should be somewhere to enter your email address! (Maybe you just didn’t ‘confirm’ the email?) x

  4. I didn’t know about this rainbow collection but can remember a fellow student arranging his books according to the colour of the spines (which makes a lot of sense if like me you often end up searching for a book you remember is bound in green or whatever. I haven’t been able to finish Captain Corelli’s Mandolin either.

    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes that does make sense. A few weeks ago I text my Dad from University and asked him to look in the attic for ‘An Interpretation of Murder’ by Jed Rubenfeld, ‘with a yellowy cover’ haha. I think that’s how I remember books too… Interesting! Maybe we should have another go at Captain Corelli 😉

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