Book club! :)
22 May 2019 at 8:06 pm #25148
Happy hols everyone 🌞
My boy is only off for the week and he is going to go to his mum’s on Friday evening for the weekend as normal but instead of coming home on Sunday he has decided to come home Wednesday evening 😔 on the plus side I can work without guilt ☺22 May 2019 at 8:26 pm #25149
Cake, if you enjoyed the witches series you’ll definitely like Tiffany Aching. Book 1 is The wee free men, 2 is A hat full of sky, 3 is Wintersmith, 4 is I shall wear midnight and 5 is the Shepherds crown, you’ll find out a lot more about Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg in them. I’m not sure about his books with animals in, how about The Amazing Maurice and his educated Rodents, it’s not one for very young kids though. Terrys Bromeliad trilogy is very good for the young ones if your reading it to them but a good reading 8 or 9 year old shouldnt have a problem.22 May 2019 at 8:28 pm #25150
Xxx, my interpretation of your username is far different than what you write at the end of a text. Maybe I have a dirty mind because it reminds me of the old film classification 😂22 May 2019 at 8:54 pm #25152
I’m not voting but the school is closed for poling. I expect lots of families at our school will bunk off on holiday on Friday as they already have Thursday off!
Funnily enough every username I use is always misinterpreted! I just always manage to pick something that can be read into! 😄22 May 2019 at 9:27 pm #25153
I know what you mean Blossom, I listen to audiobooks a lot as I sometimes can’t concentrate enough to read a book – i’m Ok if it’s a really good one though.
Does anyone here like non fiction books, like autobiographies etc? Those written by Comedians can be really good, Billy Connolly was a good read!22 May 2019 at 9:31 pm #25154
I can imagine everyone in your house must be looking forward to half term after a couple of intense weeks of exams.
Ruby wax, Jo Brand and Oprah have all written so inspiring books.22 May 2019 at 9:47 pm #25156
I know a guy who has a real talent for turning whatever I say into something dirty or starting an argument lol
I’ve read great biographies usually about people in the music industry. Pete Waterman, Freddie Mercury etc22 May 2019 at 10:48 pm #25163
BlueBirdSue – you like your music too then. I had a fair few music biog’s too. I think my favourites were Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Slash. Very eye opening and funny.
SoccorDad – welcome back! Some of my favourite non-fictions are by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Her books helped me understand a lot about myself. I heard about her from an interview I read with Ritchie Edwards. All three of us suffer a similar condition, to varying degrees. I will be quite interested to read the book about Ritchie’s disappearance that his sister has contributed to.
Ramblinjon – I have a signed ‘Hat Full of Sky’ somewhere but never read it. It’s packed in a box somewhere. Thank goodness you can’t read anything dirty in to my username, not sure that kind of flirting would be comfortable for me 😂23 May 2019 at 9:12 pm #25206
Try “I am Ozzy”, it’s Ozzy Osbourne’s autobiography, makes interesting reading!
Especially the unfortunate incident with the shower curtain at the house viewing in Beverly Hills……..23 May 2019 at 9:33 pm #25210
SoccerDad, is the Billy Connolly book you talking about written by his wife Pamela Stephenson? If so I’ve got it and it is a good book, what a crazy way his life went from being a welder to international stardom! To get from where he was to where he is now is amazing.23 May 2019 at 10:39 pm #25215
That’s the one – great book! I love the bit about the joke on the Michael Parkinson Show that started it all off!
The Spike Milligan War Diaries are also very funny – quirky humour crossed with his actual recounts of WW2 – funny but also poignant23 May 2019 at 10:47 pm #25219
I’ve read Ozzy’s autobiography. It’s a good read.
I’ve also met Billy Connolly. He’s a lovely man and very down to earth.24 May 2019 at 9:27 am #25221
Finished THE HALF LIFE OF HANNAH it was very God. Just starting the sequel OTHER HALVES. It’s quite interesting as it’s set around divorce. Very well written too.24 May 2019 at 12:49 pm #25231
Disappointed in my last read…”Down to the Woods”…mostly cos it’s part of a series but didn’t mention this in the blurb. I felt I was missing something cos I didn’t know the main characters back stories.
In my total “judge a book by it’s cover” style I grabb d another crime thriller in The Works today…”The Tattoo Thief”.24 May 2019 at 1:23 pm #25234
So, I’m now up to chapter 3 in my book.
Its quite relevant to this group that has encouraged me to read.
The main character has got as far as greece. She wanted to leave her old life behind and rekindle a new spark for living and being alive.
Shes met and man and took a car share student from university to meet an internet admirer.
Shes just had a strange dream which has led her to leave greece and continue on her travels.
Ive also booked my summer holiday flights now. We recently lost my grandparents and my aunt ventured into air BnB. Its a bit like a time share scheme. Instead of staying in a resort you rent the property for the period of your stay, which often works out cheaper, leaving you with only flights to organise.
Anyway as my aunts gone into it with a place in Croatia, my uncles done similar in Portugal and now my mum and step dad, who is retiring this year, have decided they want to emigrate and have also got a place in Portugal.
So I’m heading to Portugal in July for ten days of mothering.