I know you are all on tenterhooks waiting to find out what the staff of the SGS College LRCs have been reading and watching this past month, so without further ado…
Ryan: I’m reading Going Native, by Stephen Wright – A dark and violent satire about alienation and the emptiness at the heart of the American Dream. I’ll try and read something nice next month.
Just finished watching Mad Men and now waiting for the new series of Hannibal to start. Plus Game of Thrones (obviously). It’s a good time for TV.
Dani: I have recently finished Pyramids, by the eternally brilliant Terry Pratchett – epic book (intentional use of the word “epic” as, among other things, this book parodies loads of actual ancient epics, including The Iliad!); I really enjoyed it! But it’s Sir Pterry, so how could anyone not love it?
Now I have just started reading Fidel and Che: A Revolutionary Friendship, by Simon Reid-Henry. Yes, my decision to read this book *may* have been influenced by the fact that Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series was influenced by Che Guevara and Fidel Castro… But also I just like history, especially when it involves tragic friendships.
I have been watching, yet again, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. What can I say, half term vacations pretty much demand a Buffy marathon. It’s like, probably a law or something. I’m also playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, again, with my Joan of Arc inspired character. I feel this counts as “watching” due to the addictive (choose-your-own)story.
Linzi: I’m currently watching Homeland, and not currently reading anything!!!!!!!!!
Mel (Stroud): I’ve been watching The Chelsea Flower Show and Springwatch.
Reading – The Saffron Trail, by Rosanna Ley –
“Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic. After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfill her dream of opening her own restaurant. It’s there she meets Amy – a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts. This connection will take Nell and Amy on a ojourney to to find their own “saffron trail” – from the labyrinthine medina and bustle of Moroccan bazaars all the way back home to Cornwall and to the heart of their families’ origins.”
Beth: Thoroughly enjoying re-reading my earliest introduction to post-apocalyptic fiction, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. A classic by a sci-fi master.
Lyn: I recently finished reading ‘The Watcher in the Shadows‘ by Carlos Ruis Zafon.