Discussion in 'General' started by Elea, Oct 3, 2018.
Of course you have.
You are a pathetic WUM whose mission in life is to wind others up.
Compliments will get you nowhere.
This morning I've been browsing through the charity shops on the high street, that's all there seems to be there these days. Now, most will have seen the film 'Love is a many-splendored thing' if not, you would certainly recognise the soundtrack. well, I picked up a first edition of the book the film was based on - "a many splendored thing" by Han Suyin. It's in a very poor condition but should be an interesting read.
I've just finished 'Between Silk and Cyanide' by Leo Marks. It was a truly absorbing read. It's about the SOE (Special Ops Executive) in WW2. The book is written in a humorous way, which in itself is amazing, given that the main function of the SOE was to infiltrate agents into enemy territory to perform acts of sabotage. The sheer bravery of those women that parachuted into enemy-occupied countries, knowing what would happen to them if they were ever captured, and many of them were. .. .
I binge authors currently it's Peter James, (Crime Fiction) I enjoy his style of writing, however most of his books are all similar named. 'Looking Good Dead' 'Dead Simple' Not Dead Enough' etc. So after hearing one of his books I'd ordered had arrived whilst I was at work, I came home looking forward to reading it, but it's one I've already bought/read, not once but twice before. Doh! So having to make do with reading the Forum instead
Nice find, I love browsing charity shops for books.
That smell of old books as you enter a second hand book shop lol.
I'm reading n introduction to Scots laws
We have a common law, while the Scots have a mixed system. It's quite a complicated subject, but an interesting one if you're into laws of the land.
It was a very enjoyable read. I didn't realise 'Love is a many-splendored thing' was based on a true story. I initially thought the book to be in a poor condition because some of the pages were covered in brown spots which i took to be mold. I've since been told that it's something harmless called 'Foxing' which affects old paper.
I've got three and a bit bookcases full and brimming and groaning with the weight, to the despair of Mrs D.
I love them all and could never decide upon a favourite as it would always depend upon my mood at the time.
I have read Barchester Towers several times though!
I read Facebook does that count ?
Not really into it haha..a wee bit different to science books
Not wanting to take over/change the thread, but would like to know what peoples fav books are, as always looking for a recommendation. Mine sounds naff but I'll admit to it a Dean Koontz (Yeah I know) book called Watchers I love that book and have read it several times. I'd recommend it to everyone.
My favourite authors are HG Wells and Dickens, but in all conscience I couldn't recommend them to you unless you're a boring old fart like myself. I don't read any modern fiction at all. Off hand, I think the 'latest' thing I've read is the 'House of Cards' trilogy written in the 90s.
* Strike that.... I've read 'The Martian", I think that was 2014
'Mans search for Meaning' by Viktor Frankl is an excellent book about the holocaust. He was a Psychiatrist who was interred himself. Its emotive but not depressing. Great amazon reviews.
"The man who fell to earth". seen the David Bowie movie, was totally incomprehensible. the book makes sense of the movie, a rip-roaring read.
Ooh one on my list. ! Heard good things
The book Thief, Marcus Zusack
for the third time
Just adore it