I read because each reading has the ability to shift the angle of my worldview, and this is in turn feeds the will, the desire to live. This is my crack and as a result I am a ravenous and indiscriminate reader.
As I begin to read this book by Hardy (will I love it? Like it? Or will I have the same allergic reaction as I did to his the Well-Beloved?! oh the suspense), I would like to say that I will be posting regular updates as I read. I will not be offering updates on my progress, but rather the comments of Paul Eadie, 10B (is this a school year/class?). Whoever he is, he has annotated the book heavily. I either found this book in a squat, in a skip, at a charity shop, or perhaps just lying on the pavement in a pile of dirty clothes, broken luggage and shattered cds. Therefore I have no connection with Paul, nor do I have any idea as to who he is.
For starters, I would like to tell you that the side of the book has a lot of smilie faces (like this: =)) drawn on it. The first page says 'Paul Eadie 10B' and 'You're a dirty beggar and you like to munch on fluffy bunnies'.
Further, there is a note saying 'Good luck in your exam Paul. Love, Lauren'.
And so it begins...