Tale Weaver – #276 – Books -21st May

Michael’s challenge this week:

This week the topic for the Tale Weaver is ‘BOOKS’.
What thoughts does this word conjure for you?
A first novel? A second one? A wish to write your own?
Your favourite book?
What are you reading now?
There are so many excellent novels out there being stuck at home gives us the circumstances to read more than normal.
I used to be an avid reader in my twenties. Romance was not for me though, and I was very much in to James Herbert, Stephen King and John Saul.
On honeymoon I read five paperbacks in a week, The Killing Gift, Swarm, Jaws, Incubus and Suffer the Children. The marriage failed after three years and about two hundred horror paperbacks.

When Die Trying by Lee Child was published, I bought it and read it in about three days. I was hooked on Reacher, not knowing this was the second book in the ‘series’ and got the first, Killing Floor and third Tripwire. I purchased the first 18 then they made One Shot (Book 9) into a film renaming it Jack Reacher and casting Tom Cruise in the title role. Sacrilege. How can a five foot eight (in his lifts) actor play a six foot seven giant and be credible to loyal readers?
End of an era, and I haven’t picked up another Reacher book even to read the back cover and have no wish to see the film(s).

The last book I read was The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly, which I did a review for here
I have another couple of books to read that were gifts two Christmases ago, but I don’t read as much as I used to.  I seem to have lost interest, or nothing seems to appeal.

I have some favourites though:

Dances With Wolves
The Abyss
The Alien series

We had special edition movies of all of the above which went back to the book and enhanced the visual story.

Other than that, I almost wore the print off this one:

my battered copy

My tastes had changed and I had a lot of her stuff, Paradise, Perfect, Every Breath You Take, Someone to Watch Over Me, Night Whispers, Double Standards.
I also liked
Where There’s Smoke, Breath of Scandal, Envy, and Thursday’s Child by Sandra Brown, having over 75 titles by her,
Precious Time, The Holiday and Queen of New Beginnings and everything else up to about 3 years ago by Erica James
Bone Cold, Killer Takes All, Copycat and See Jane Die by Erica Spindler.

In the cottage, we had a floor to ceiling book shelf crammed full of the above plus Jack Higgins, David Baldacci and Matthew Reilly.

As for writing a book myself? Nah. I waffle on here in my blog, but as to a proper book?
Somehow I can’t see it.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Tale Weaver – #276 – Books -21st May

  1. Carol anne says:

    I love books and reading. Reading is so theraputic for me. xo

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  2. I just started again since I won that book last week. I would love to get back my love for reading. I remember days that I didn’t want to do a thing because I had to read.

  3. Sadje says:

    I love reading but mostly humor, historical fiction and murder mysteries. No horror for me.

  4. Michael says:

    I’m a bit like you Di, read a lot and I’m happy to write a few words on my blog.

  5. I can see why the marriage failed if you read 5 books on your honeymoon. 😂 That’s hilarious!

    • We went away for a caravan holiday when we got engaged (wink wink). I had toothache the first week and a jigsaw puzzle craze the second. Should have guessed it wouldn’t last.

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