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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A Blind Date with a Book

Don't Judge a book by its cover!

Easier said than done right? I am a sucker for a witty title and a bright front cover, like a magpie drawn to shiny things these are the books that will grab my attention in any bookstore. 

So I decided to let @ablinddatewithabook choose a book for me based on a few intriguing clues alluding to the book inside the brown paper wrapping. 

So I will be honest as you can imagine I read ALOT of books so I was a little worried that I may have already read the book before I unwrapped it. However I needn't have worried Blind date with a book had me covered they pick books that readers may have missed by great authors or other great books that perhaps did not receive the publicity that they deserved. 

So what was under that brown paper wrapping and more importantly did I like it? 

Drum Roll...... ROOM by Emma Donoghue 

What a book I read the whole thing in 2 days I couldn't put it down! 

The book is written from the perspective of five year old Jack who is being held hostage in a room with his Ma by Old Nick. Jack was born and raised in this room and knows nothing of the outside world. 

So when Ma finds out that old Nick has lost his job and the house will be lost to foreclosure she knows that old Nick will kill them both before setting them free. What will she do?

This book had me gripped.  At first I found it difficult to follow the voice of five year old Jack as the flow in which he speaks could be haphazard and not completely fluid but once I had hit chapter two this was no longer an issue. The book is very intense and dark in places but I found it a charming, life-affirming and uplifting read. 

This book has stayed in my thoughts long after I turned the last page.  

You can buy A blind date with a book from or in any Waitrose Store

written by @sugarmousemama


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