Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Back

Hello! I'm back from a lovely time in London, where I attended a fantastic talk (as detailed below) and saw Elaine (Random Jottings) - also, unexpectedly, Lynne (dovegreyreader). After that, and during today, I saw many friends from uni who have made the move to London... Emily, Karina, Will, Hannah, Matt and Joy. Gosh! What a busy couple of days. Started and finished two books, too. And it won't surprise you to learn that I bought a few books... five, in fact, but four were in a charity shop. Shall reveal all later, when I'm not too tired to get my camera... but for a little preamble I shall ask... Miss Read: yes or no?

9 comments:

  1. Early books, yes. Later ones, no. Start with Village School.

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  2. Yes! Great comfort reading, and the audio books read by Gwen Watford are lovely. I've always preferred Fairacre to Thrush Green but haven't read that many TG so feelings may change.

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  3. Yes! Thanks for reminding me about her books - time for a re-read!

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  4. Come over to the United States and visit us here in Columbia,South Carolina.I think that you would like it. :-)

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  5. Yes, but I haven't read one for years and years.

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  6. Definitely comfort reading - and, at times, my life in the Forest of Dean!
    OVW

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  7. Peter the Flautist21 November 2008 at 20:03

    What is this "comfort" concept?

    Calvinist Cat
    Motto "Strength through misery"

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  8. Comfort is when it is dreary outside or you are feeling dreary inside and you sit down, preferably curled up on a sofa, old baggy clothes on, socks on, cup of tea/coffee whatever to hand, a chocolate biscuit or two and a book. The book has to be of a certain kind - a reread perhaps of a childhood book which brings back happy memories, a 1930s thriller, a romance - anything that does not need you to analysis, think or comment on. I feel a post coming on now and may have to tackle the entire concept of comfort reading over the weekend!

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