Sample Saturday – epilepsy, reality tv, and a castle


Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Electricity by Ray Robinson

Why I have it: Spotted in Annabel’s #6Degrees chain.

Summary: Life’s not easy  for Lily but she gets by. Needing no-one, asking for nothing, just her and her constant companion – epilepsy. But then her mother — who Lily’s not seen for years — dies, and everything changes in Lily’s world.

I’m thinking: Maybe – interesting style.

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Why I have it: Spotted on one of the lists.

Summary: A survival-in-the-woods-reality tv game turns ‘real’.

I’m thinking: No. Hunger Games rip-off?

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Why I have it: Because both Madame Bibi and Elle said it was one of their favourites in the same week.

Summary: A coming-of-age novel set in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere.

I’m thinking: Yes – a classic I’ve somehow missed.





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