Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Reading matter

JUST RETURNED from town where after buying some general groceries from Tesco's, I nipped into Waterstone's to pick up a couple of novels.

A reading group I have joined will tomorrow begin to read and discuss Elizabeth Gaskell's 'North and South' (1855).

Gaskell is one of my favourite writers so I am looking forward to a good read.

Jan, an Aussie, who I met on Goodreads, asked my opinion upon Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1884), which I have never read, but another group which I have joined also are currently reading. She has expressed an interest in my perspective, so while at Waterstone's picked up a copy to read after I have completed North and South.

I've always considered Huck Finn children's literature, so if it proves to be I hope it will be as interesting and exciting as Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' and 'Kidnapped', both of which made excellent adult reading.

Well, now it's time for lunch and the news hour. Good reading, folks! :o)

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Thunderball win

I scooped £10 on last night's lottery Thunderball game for matching three numbers.

My 'lucky dip' ticket generated the following sequence:-
10-14-16-23-33/(10 - Thunderball). I matched with the first three in the sequence :o)

Thursday, 25 November 2010


WHILE LINK surfing recently I came across and opened an account at goodreads.com.

I tend to read nineteenth century fiction so joined a reading group dedicated to the Victorian period.

They're just coming to the end of Wilkie Collins' hilarious romp 'The Moonstone', which I read around a decade ago. It would mean speed-reading it again if I want to contrbute to any of the discussions, my memory not being that good on incidental details after all this time. Likewise Collins' 'The Woman in White', and Bram Stoker's 'Draculla', both of which I have read and enjoyed immensely.

It would've been interesting to have re-read them as a shared experience.