Recent Book Activity
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Shock of the Fall
The Accidental Apprentice
Consequences of the Heart
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
The Island of Doctor Moreau
Hadrian the Seventh
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings
As the Crow Flies
the cossack's bride
Less Than Zero
A High Wind in Jamaica
The Autumn of the Patriarch
THE QUIET AMERICAN
The Master and Margarita
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I work on the trains as a guard,conductor, train manager (I will let you choose which title you prefer) so am constantly in contact with the travelling public in all their shapes and forms with their own particular foibles, so no two days are ever the same.It also means that I often see commuters sat comfortably reading while I am busy working. Swines.
I cannot list a particular book or event that first got me interested in books and reading. I guess it is just something that I have always done, my mother is also a big reader although my father rarely reads much more than the newspaper sports pages. Whatever I am doing I like to put at least an hour a day aside to read a book but have usually also got several magazines, usually about my other hobby walking, on the go as well which I will constantly dip in and out of. The first book or more accurately series of books I remember reading as a child for my own personal pleasure were the Brer Rabbit series of short stories followed by adventures of the likes of Ivanhoe, Treasure Island and Robin Hood. Now I have a very varied taste in books covering all sorts of genres and ages but if I did have a preference it would be books where the plot has some historical basis even if the characters within are fictional.I am in particular thinking of the likes of the Flashman series or Alexander Kent books.
My shelves are ordered thus:
TBR - I do intend to read these books, I am willing to send them out and will bump them up the pile following requests
AVL - Are available for sending
PC - Are books that I will read and re-read
RES - they are either part of a bookring/ray or have already been leant or promised to someone else
If there are any books that interest you on either my available or TBR shelves do not hesitate to contact me as am happy to pass on.
I try to keep my wishlist current.