It’s time for the book group I attend to choose it’s reading list for 2014. We try to have a mixture of new, old and non-fiction… something for everyone and hopefully not too many stinkers. Everyone comes up with their suggestions and we have a kind of vote before we get on with the pressing business […]
I wonder when Wilkie Collins wrote The Woman in White in 1860 that more than 150 years later it would still be being read. I’d be fairly sure he had no idea that in 2013 a woman would be able to listen to it being read to her, via headphones from her phone as she […]
The bigger Boys are engrossed in books at the moment – a fairly unusual state of affairs in this digital age. But what’s more remarkable is what they’ve chosen to read. Proper books, both of them. I’m delighted but I am tempering my glee with affected disinterest in case they realise they are […]
Pleased to meet you: The moment when Jean Paget claps eyes on Joe Harman in the 1956 film of A Town Like Alice I’ve been taking my mind off the discomfort of my 10K training by listening to talking books.So far I’ve plodded my way through Dawn French’s Oh Dear Sylvia (a good tale that […]
You’d have thought that if I was posting a photo late, then at least you’d get something exciting and taken with a proper camera. Tough. There’s an idea that what’s on someone’s book shelves reveals much about the person. So, here’s one of mine to test the theory.