Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Looking for something good to read?

With the rainy weather making an unwelcome return, you might be looking for a distraction from our rather miserable summer. What better way to transport yourself to another world than with a good book? If you’re looking for inspiration, pop into Townhill Library or Griffith Library at Dynevor to take a look at the books on display there.

The staff at Townhill Library have picked out some ‘Summer Reads’ to tempt you. You’ll find novels such as In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (the tale of a young man’s travels through Africa, Switzerland, Greece and India which was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize), Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson (now more famous for her Jackson Brodie series of detective novels, this was Atkinson’s debut novel) and Henry James’ creepy classic The Turn of the Screw displayed on the ground floor. Don’t be shy about taking them off the table to borrow! You’ll also find some lovely junior fiction and picture books upstairs in the Teaching Practice section, if you’re looking for something to entertain the children.

Meanwhile, down in Griffith Library, discover strange worlds and alternative realities with books such as Philip K. Dick’s Do androids dream of electric sheep? (famously filmed as Blade Runner), Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. Swansea Met libraries aren’t just about textbooks, you know (though we’ve got plenty of those too if you want to stay one step ahead for next year!).

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