Master & Commander is an amalgam of two or three books. In my not so humble opinion it is a great movie. :)
Struggling through 'Quiet Genius' biography about Bob Paisley, former manager of Liverpool football club. Sounds sad but I don't favour long chapters and this book is all 25+ pages. Adding to my struggle.
@Daspy made much progress this week? Is that 25+ pages per chapter?
I took my book on holiday with me and managed to read a grand total of... 2 pages:rolleyes:
Hoping to sit in the sun with a book and a cuppa over Easter weekend:heart:
Which made me think - (this may be a weird Q?) - where's your fav place to read a book? In a coffee shop? In bed?
Or like @Jowl reading in the bath??:cool:
I think it’s in bed 🛌, reading with a little book light 💡, kinda cosy, and comfortable 👍.
Two pages Nataly 🙀😂😂😂😂😂😂LOL
I have several Billy Bookcases full of books that I bought second-hand for my History Degree. I'm slowly, ever, ever, so slowly, working my way through them, as I never got the chance to give them a 'proper read' when I was undertaking my studies, and I feel it was a bit wasteful to buy the book, find the relevant bits, then stick it back on the shelf.
Currently, I am working my way through Jonathan Steinberg's 'Bismarck'.
Kate loves audio books, she sadly had to give up reading the paper variety due to Repetitive Strain Injury in her wrists. She now either listens to them on her iPod Nano (now that's going back a bit), or CD (which I suppose is going back even further, but I'm old school.)
They tend to be abridged, but I don't believe she feels like she is missing anything.
Gwyndy - y'know it's funny you say that, I have so many books from my degree that I never got to read! Would always go to the relevant chapter to save time (while snowed under with essays...) so it's great that I'm not the only one :rolleyes:
And what a book to be reading!
Great to see about the advantages of audio books too, that's such a shame but at least she doesn't miss out! (and, well, if you'd said tapes that really would be going back a bit)
Haha I know @Bev two pages is shameful isn't it, please forgive me :joy:
I just realized, no one mentioned it yesterday:
Happy World Book Day for yesterday everyone.
In reality, we all know every day is 'Book Day'
None to be honest and yes Nataly each chapter 25 or more pages.
I really enjoyed listening to an audiobook from the Librarian who brings me a selection of audiobooks n MP3 format ones too every month. It was Widows by Lynda le Plante.
I couldn’t find another audiobook, Eleanor of Aquitaine, my Carer found it under the meds table, I’m so glad, now I can get on with it. Nice Medieval historical tome, its got about 17 CD’s. Set in days of chivalry ladies stitching in lovely long silk gowns, knights going off on quests.
The 2nd one a new audiobook downloaded on my phone tonight in BorrowBox, is Purgatory Road by Samuel Parker. Its part of BDF Libraries. I can get The Knitter mag in BorrowBox as well, but it comes on my iPad by subscription, which is great cos I can view it anytime, browse the patterns, read interesting articles about Sheep breeds, read some the interesting patterns, wool production, from field to LYS - Local Yarn Shop.
I’m listening to Purgatory Rd by Samuel Parker, set in America, right now, up to Chapter 7 its a fab psychological thriller.
The House Across the Road by Lesley Pearse was absolutely amazing, set in 1950’s brilliant writing had me enthralled to the last page.
But best of all the thrillers was I Sent You a Letter.
The Visitor by K L Slater a very scary psycho thriller. I can’t read regular books cos of the small print, so the Librarian lady brings large print books, such a heady choice, my head spins with delicious, well written books has you wanting to listen to as many chapters as poss crammed into 1 day. Each book is for 3 weeks, but can be renewed online.
I have a great selection of knitting, jewellery abd stitching hard back books in my little bookcase too, always pleasure to discover a book in there that I had not browsed through since it was bought, Amazon are fab for books, costing only 1p and postage. How they do it is a mystery?
Well another month has gone, sweet month of May start of Summer, gr8 for sitting on the garden benches with my ‘ears’ on with a good mystery book, knitting a sock and working on my tan. Bliss!
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Wot’s Room 101?
Your cat looks a bit like my boy Chico when he was alive. Colourpoint Persian don’t mind having a paddle in the water or having a bath in the sink either, Chico luved being dried
off with a good rubdown.
hi Knit, I’m not saying what room 101 is -you have to promise to read 1984 by George Orwell.
as the old saying goes if I told you i’d have to kill you...(that’s a clue not a threat!!)
You’ve got me thinking now whether I should attempt to bath the cat....
I have a feeling I might come off worse than her...
Great range of audiobooks @Kniterella - might have to check out Purgatory rd, sounds really cool!
Aww cute, and love the name Chico. Smudge is a bluepoint Birman - he much prefers reading to baths though. @woz I'm thinking the same as you.. somehow I think Smudge would win the "i'm not having a bath" fight :rolleyes:
And you've reminded me, I absolutely need to read 1984!! That's going straight to the top of my reading list. One of those books I always meant to get round to but never did..
What are the other absolute classic books that everyone should read in their lifetime??:confused:
To kick off, in my opinion (and one of my fav ever books) To Kill A Mockingbird is an absolute must!:heart:
OMG could not agree more re Mockingbird Nat 👍👍👍👏👏👏👏. O’ Level English back in the day, utterly loved that book 🙀👍
Think a book IMO that everyone should read in their lifetime, would have to be Diary of Anne Frank. Gorgeous read 👍