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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mikinton, Oct 2, 2012.
I'm reading the Spectator book of Wit, Humour and Mischief. It's a pretty good book to dip in and out of for half an hour before bed. But it goes back to 1990 and much of the commentary is a bit before my time.
I always said I'd never have a kindle as I love 'real' books but I've been converted as I get through so many books, it's more practical and I get free books with my amazon prime membership. I just read slushy romantic crap at bedtime to get me sleepy, only romance I get in my life haha but I really like biographies and gritty thrillers or dramas
I've got two on the go at the moment.
Now on to Groucho's autobiography. It isn't as good as Harpo's, interestingly enough
I'm aiming to read 60 books this year. I've already read 2, so my maths tell me I'm on for 100. I'm sure it'll slow down quite quickly.
I'm actually reading a book about Richard III.
He was a lot more naughty than i'd originally thought him to be.
Events, dear boy, events - May/June 1483
I've just today finished this book and totally absolutely loved it.
Ah, but didn't you just love Raymond?
A gorgeous story about the powerful and redemptive qualities of friendship and how kindness can make a difference.
I see that it's already been signed up for film rights by Reece Witherspoons company (they did Gone Girl)
So who will play Eleanor and Raymond?
Oh, I'm not sure how I feel about that, could they do it justice? I can't think of anyone off the top of my head to play them.
Fire and Fury inside Trumps White House... wasn't expecting it to be funny but it sadly is.
Almost as funny as Tom Sharpe's books surely some mistake!
The author was on Marr's show on Sunday.
He rather unequivocally accused Tony Blair of being a liar.
* awaits comedy lawsuit *
This week's "read" is on the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921 (aka the Russo-Polish War) and how the Poles stopped the Russian Revolution's aim of spreading communism into western Europe*. It's a little known war considering how important it was; the Russians subsumed it into the Russian Revolution which they won, even though they lost this bit, and the western allies were presumably a little embarrassed by how little aid they'd given the Poles. And they'd only just got over a major war of their own. Anyway, "Warsaw 1920" by Adam Zamoyski is in Stafford Library if you want to read up on it.
* - and to "water their horses in the Rhine".
Just finished Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. Very good fast paced thriller. Now onto Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Apparently it's akin to Curious Dog.
Reading "The long Mars" by Terry Pratchett, seems to be 3 / 4 books interwoven so far, a bit complicated but I shall persevere.
Have you read the Long Earth & the Long War first? The various threads develop through the series and it is easier to follow if you work through in order.
I read the long earth a long time ago and have forgotten most of it, I didn't know there was a Long war, looks like I will have to get a copy and catch up before carrying on reading The Long Mars!
And then you have the Long Utopia and the Long Cosmos to go.
Monks don't wear underpants.
English history is a lot more fun than you think it is.
English people have always been exactly as you thought they might have been. Piss-takers.
I've just finished 'The Hydrogen Sonata' by Ian M. Banks. It's the tenth and final book of his 'Culture' series. It's SciFi on a gigantic scale with a mind boggling display of imagination. What saddens me is he died young, so there'll be no more...
I have a few more of his to read outside of the 'Culture,' which includes general literature and SciFi. I think I'll come back and read the 'Culture' series again down the road, there was so much to take in.