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  1. Stranger Things

    I will - eventually. I've only just seen the first two series so I'm a bit behind. Love it though!
  2. Willoyd's Reading 2019

    I'm sure I have a Susan Hill on my bookshelves somewhere - I've never read anything by her before, although I've seen The Woman in Black on stage and screen. I'm intrigued to see how cliched it is now, though the readability factor is encouraging.
  3. Don't forget there's an election coming up.They need a big budget for all the silly graphics they show before the votes start coming in.
  4. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Oh good. I hope you enjoy it Hayley. Yes it would have been a good holiday read actually. Not a book that stays with you but a decent bit of escapist fiction.
  5. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier From Amazon: To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him. This was an enjoyable romantic adventure, with fine prose as one would expect from du Maurier, but quite a light read compared to some of her other work. The story moves along at a good pace and I read it quite quickly (for me). I liked the central characters (in spite of some dubious moral choices). Essentially it's a story to escape into rather than one which makes you think too deeply.
  6. I knew a lot of people don't like the Tom Cruise one, but I think it's really good. I can't really remember the family stuff at the end. I thought the little girl playing the daughter in it was very good. I agree about George standing around with his mouth open in the BBC version I haven't read the book either
  7. I didn't mind it. It didn't blow me away but I quite enjoyed it. I'll watch it next week. Not as good as the Tom Cruise version though.
  8. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Oh I really enjoyed Cassandra Darke. I'd definitely recommend that. And it's quite Christmassy so would be a good seasonal read!
  9. My very favourite book

    I can relate to that. In terms of the bible itself, there are bits of it I do love actually, Genesis for instance (in spite of its challenges) and there are some wonderful and really interesting things like Job and Ecclesiastes that I'm also drawn to, and some of the psalms. I could happily leave the law though. Leviticus. Ugh!
  10. Andrea's reading in 2019

    I'm afraid I haven't. Would you recommend it? Have you read any other Posy Simmonds?
  11. My very favourite book

    I'm a Christian too, although I must say the bible is not my favourite book. In fact I often struggle with it somewhat. I also don't really think of it as a 'book' as such but more as a collection of writings. I find it much less cohesive than an actual book, although clearly consistent threads and themes can be found running through it. I've been reading Alister McGrath's book, 'Christian Theology, an introduction' this year, and among other things it discusses the origins of the Christian canon and how it was put together. I've found that very interesting.
  12. This looks great! Good cast too. I'm looking forward to it!
  13. Graphic Novels by Jessie Jacobs

    This author sounds really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.
  14. Andrea's reading in 2019

    Thanks Rybread. That looks interesting!
  15. Where do you read?

    Haha that sounds a little unusual. However, if it works it works. Wherever you can get some quiet I guess. I do 90% of my reading in bed. Occasionally I'll read in the garden or (rarely) in the living room.