Families are funny things, book-lovers. Sometimes I wonder how I am related to most of mine. My sister, for example; she looks just like I do, but taller, thinner and blonder and with a smaller nose, and yet we could not be more disparate in our book choices. She genuinely likes Twilight, for example, and … Continue reading It’ll be Auel right by the last book….
He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my … Continue reading He wishes for the clothes of Heaven – W.B. Yates
Book Club the Second - BOOKN00B - 13-12-2009 Agreed on: I am Cat by Soseki Natsume (BookN00b) Discussed: - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - The Other Hand by Chris Cleeve - C.J. Sansom series BOOKN00B Already bought two copies to give to people as gifts However, she found it slow to get into, but enjoyed … Continue reading Book Club The Second
Last summer I attended a lovely, small, friendly festival with my very good friend Rhi, who shares my fetish for historical romance and chocolate flavoured stout and is therefore an excellent companion whilst journeying into the wilds of deepest Skipton...and also a good judge of if I will like a book or not! Nursing our … Continue reading Slowly but surely, Shardlake will take over the world…
Meeting the First. Book Club the First - BOOKELF - 01-11-2009 Agreed on: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (AvidReader) Discussed: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden Three of us. One spicy seed cake. A ton of coffee. And books...in bags, on tables, in laps... books piled up all around us! It was heavenly! We agreed … Continue reading Our first meeting
My Wife Trusty, dusky, vivid, true, With eyes of gold and bramble-dew, Steel-true and blade-straight, The great artificer Made my mate. Honour, anger, valour, fire; A love that life could never tire, Death quench or evil stir, The mighty master Gave to her. Teacher, tender, comrade, wife, A fellow-farer true through life, Heart-whole and soul-free … Continue reading My Wife – R.L. Stevenson