Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ms Southworth, Aug 2, 2017.
David Jason - My Life.
Oh... ? I'd like to read that.
Thank you, Swam'z...
Well worth the read, very entertaining autobiography!
Yes..... I like a good autobiography.
Julie Walters' is a good read.... as is "Liz Smiths" (Our Betty) & Julie Goodyear's.
Enjoyed Judi Dench's & Fern Britton's too....
I've been catching up on some classic "children's books" that I missed out on at the time. I haven't read those yet but I recently got through all 15 of L. Frank Baum's original Oz books.
Children's Books wise, I'd recommend, "The Ghost of Thomas Kempe" by Penelope Lively.
I've just finished reading the User Manual for the Volkswagen Passat. I don't have one but, if I ever do, there won't be much I don't know about where the indicators are and stuff like that.
I'm just about to start McBeth.
You crack me up!
I don't think it's meant to be a comedy, Ms S. It's about this chap who believes in witchcraft and, to cut a long story short, he meets 3 witches who grant him three wishes, one of which is that he wants to become king. He sees a dagger floating in front of him so he grabs hold of it and murders a few people.
I won't tell you the ending in case you want to read it yourself.
Grand Prix Battlegrounds - details of all the circuits which have staged F1 Grands Prix.
How did you like the series? I read all of them when I was a kid and really enjoyed them. I've considered going back and re-reading them. I'm very curious to know what I would think of them now.
I recently purchased two children's book series--The Dark Is Rising sequence and The Chronicles of Prydain. I read the first two books of each series years ago and I'm hoping to get all the way through both series this time around. I've started with the first book in the Dark Is Rising series, Over Sea and Under Stone. I have to be in the right mood for high fantasy and for some reason, I currently am, so I'm taking a break from a couple of non-fiction books that I am reading to start these series.
When The Lions Roared - The Story of the 1971 British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.
It's impossible to know what I would have thought of the Oz books as a child. I understand that Baum was influenced by Lewis Carroll's Alice books - which I loved and still do - and you can see that in them. Reading them now with a more critical eye I liked the imagination involved - some of the plot twists are quite startling - but I found the writing style somewhat stilted compared to Carroll's poetic quality. Maybe it's a function of time and place.
I finished Beyond Evil - the story of Ian Huntley and how he desperately tried to cover up the murders of 10 year olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. The man is beneath contempt. I still can't believe that tax payers money is being used to give Maxine Carr lifetime protection and anonymity.
I wish that I had as much time to read as you seem to have! I can't believe the number of books that you all go through!
Thanks for sharing great book titles and authors! :fantastic: Comments about the books you've read are always appreciated! :thank:
I've always been something of a bookworm.
Me too!!! :wink@ (but then I became a parent! )
I've just started "Tom Jones".
I'm up to the bit where he first decides he wants to be a singer.
I like autobiographies, too. At the moment I'm reading "Groucho and Me" by Groucho Marx. I've been a Marx Brothers fan as long as I can remember, I don't know why it's taken me so long to get to this.
You know, after giving it some thought, this is not the entire truth!
The amount of time that I spent reading had already declined prior to having children! The various job positions I've held over the years, all required (and still requires) a lot of reading at times! Thus, when I get home, my eyes and my head often can't handle more "heavy" reading! :wink@ Hopefully, this will change at some point, since I often miss reading books at home and broadening my horizon!
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