It’s out – Go Set a Watchman

Last night I fell asleep watching the 10pm news. It wasn’t because I was bored with world events, more my body crying out for sleep. I’m 35 which isn’t really old, but it’s old enough for me to need a good night’s sleep.

I’d wanted to go to the Leeds Waterstones midnight opening to celebrate the launch of Go Set a Watchman. Unfortunately my attempt to stay awake failed miserably. Instead of driving to Leeds, I went to bed.

I wish I could have been there to get my copy of the book and get involved in the celebrations, but I really do need my sleep. If I hadn’t had to get up at 6am to feed the horses and work, I would have been there.

Instead I have ordered a copy from my local branch in Wakefield, which I will collect during my lunch hour. I’m really excited about it. When I first read To Kill a Mockingbird as a teenager, it changed my life. It ignited my passion for literature. It’s always been a special book. I doubt Go Set a Watchman will be as good as Mockingbird but I really want to read it. I want to celebrate Harper Lee and a book that changed my life. Go Set a Watchman has been described as a bad book that gave birth to a brilliant book. If that’s the case it makes me want to read it even more.


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