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:
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.