In which I admit the horrible extent of my Kindle book hoarding, and how little I actually get around to reading them. And the fact that I am starting to suffer from pretty cover syndrome, especially as it’s led me right twice now, first with Philip Pullman, now with Scarlett Thomas.
I did my magpie thing with this book (pretty! Gimme!) in the local English secondhand bookshop, and if I hadn’t, I probably wouldn’t have discovered Scarlett Thomas until at least the next long flight, which is when I’ll start digging into the depths of my Kindle TBR again. But Bright Young Things was certainly pretty, and sounded intriguing, so… I love accidental book discoveries 🙂
And, as yet another example of being behind the times, I seem to have read the less well-known book before the famous one, and now want to read all her books. Good thing I have the well-known one in my Kindle. Which I really should charge…
How about you, lovely people? What have your accidental book discoveries been? Have you read any Scarlett Thomas? Do you have any favourites? Let me know below!