Monday, 18 February 2013

Book Recommendations

I have read two books this week (and yes,okay, they are new books that I have acquired since the Great Book Back Log of a couple of weeks ago, but one was a must-have book by a favourite writer purchased with the remains of a Waterstones voucher received for Christmas, and the other was a Valentine's gift).

So, firstly I read, and wholeheartedly recommend 'Toby's Room' by Pat Barker. Pat Barker has such a delicious simplicity about her writing, such an ease with which she expresses herself, that I sometimes wish I could write like her. But I can't imagine Pat Barker writing about characters like Nearly King Jimbo and mad bonkers chickens any more than I would enjoy writing about World War I, so I shall continue to admire her writing, read and enjoy her writing and stick to my own style.

And the book I have just this minute finished is 'Pirates in an Adventure with the Romantics' the fifth in the 'Pirates in an Adventure with...' series by Gideon Defoe. Hilarious, laugh-out-loud, slap my thigh and call me parrot escapism. Guaranteed to brighten up the gloomiest of days. I am hoping this series will run like the music album series 'Now That's What I Call Music...' (I have the very first one from 1980 - whatever it was when they first started) because I think it's now up to over 100 and I am more than happy to read more than 100 assorted adventures with pirates, so keep 'em rolling Mr Defoe!

And now I am about to start the latest Paul Torday, which again was a Valentine gift and doesn't count in the Great Book Back Log.

Corr, I love reading!

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