Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:59
As to books, we get this huge build up, interviews book clubs then a couple of months later the book is on sale in Tesco giving it away. A bit like the films that get blown up in the adverts then go straight to DVD.
I was an avid reader from being able to hold a book and that would be by gas light sitting on the fender next to the black leaded stove. In those day we had the Two penny library, the Lady running it soon got to know I loved the travel and geographic type books, she would order the new ones for me and often did not take the two pence. I thank that lady for what she did.
Books had a beginning a middle and a end back then, sex was hinted at and not the graphic detail which seem to make up most of the modern books.
The love of books never goes away and I take out three or four a week from the library a couple will get tossed aside as rubbish or the plot is in the first three pages why read the rest. Luckily when you put the books through it tells you if you have had them out before, you can ditch the ones you do not want to read twice.
Autobiography's but not of people who have not even reached puberty yet, everything on Churchill and other world leaders of my time, film stars Adventurers and people who changed things, not the flaccid I was a pop star or celebrity type rubbish of self aggrandisement.
How many of you can truthfully say you have read War and Peace from start to finish, well stuck in the Desert with only that and the Bible which I still have well and truly worn and dog eared, you need something, "err" that cannot be used as toilet paper.
Frank. PS I am thinking of making all my writings into a book, I would need advice and guidance on any sex pages as well out of date on that.
Oh also a list of what not to say that would upset people, "nor to h@## with that they do not have to read it, "err" buy it though!!!