Sunday, 26 October 2008

Books and stuff.

My pal FFF over at her Blog completed this 'meme' that she had acquired from a page she visits. I thought I would give it a go.

Name a book you have read more than once:
Winsto's History of The Second World War (in 5 volumes)

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
No not really. I think the way I see life came from other stuff and not exclusively any particular book.

How do you choose a book? eg - by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews?
Tend to read Biographies so if the subject is someone already of interest, then I am in.

Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
Non Fiction with an occasional dash of Sci-Fi.

What is more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
As long as it's not too full of shoes, handbags and flowery old bollocks, I'm happy.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Memorable: Cotter Martin running free into a ball game in Underworld

Which books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
Bedside shelf: The Bible, 3 x Biog of Churchill, a Rogue Trooper graphic novel and a travel book by Eric Newby. And an episode guide to Star Trek: TNG.

What was the last book you have read and when was it?
My blog friend Scargosun commented on a post of mine about Colin Powell and during the week I re-read 'A Soldier's Way', Colin Powell's Biog'.

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
Several times, including Underworld, in fact.


Anonymous said...

Hello Bs5...over from FFF's meme. I am very impressed with the serious choice of reading. I dunno why I thought that you would be into Mickey Spillane or some such. Reckon you would be a shooin for Mastermind : Specialist subject? The life of Churchill. Actually, the pic. looks a lot like him, come to think of it.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

enjoyed reading this ...good job!