Saturday 9 November 2013

My Books

Author you've read the most books from: Patrick O'Brian without a doubt
Best sequel ever: The  Gospels- but not really a sequel I suppose...
Currently reading: Metro 2033 but got bogged down and can't seem to move forward with it
Drink of choice whilst reading: Coffee or Theakston's Old Peculiar
E-reader or physical book: Physical Book don't own a contraption thingymbob
Fictional character you would probably have dated in high school: All boys school precluded such things
Glad you gave this book a chance: Verdun "Night in the Middle Ages"
Hidden book gem: "The Stripping of Altars" by Eamon Duffy
Important moment in your book life: English Master at school throwing open his cupboard and encouraging  us to borrow anything we wanted.Another English Master starting to read "The Hobbit "to us then closing the book and saying that if we wanted to know what happened we would have to read on ourselves...
Just finished: "Ordinariate of OLOW" by Aidan Nichols
Kind of book you won't read: Anything That says on the blurb " In the tradition of..." say Tolkien,Patrick O'Brian or any other major author although I did in the case of Mallinson I suppose...
Longest book you have read: Patrick O'Brian's naval books - really one long and glorious tale-England's Odyssey I have heard it called
Major book hangover because of  disappointing endings: just can't recall
Number of bookcases you own: 6 ish
One book you've read multiple times: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Preferred place to read:a Lloyd Loom chair in the corner of the extended kitchen
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feelings from a book you've read: “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” 
― Julian of Norwich
Reading regret: Never finishing "A Glastonbry Romance" by John Cowper Powys,have started  many times...
Series you started and need to finish: Christopher Biggin's books about Otto Prohaska
Three of your all-time favorite books: Thomas Burnett Swann Day "Day of the Minotaur""Loose Cannon" edited by Damian Thomson and "I heard the Owl call my name " Margaret Craven
Unapologetic fanboy for: Patrick O'Brian
Very excited for this release:next Harry Sidebottom novel- he captures the ancient world so well
Worst bookish habit: Not finishing novels and picking them up ages later to finish if at all,buying too many books
X marks the spot - Start at the top left of your bookshelf and pick the 27th book: "Above the snowline" Steph Swainston 
Your latest book purchase: The Hobbit- official movie guide- got at Asda yesterday when shopping for groceries...
Zzz snatcher book (the last book that kept you up waaay too late:) Too tired to stay up late to read
Thanks for staying with me to this point!

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