I'm not sure where I am going with this blog at the moment: I'm worrying that I can't do funny, except by accident. Not funny = not worth reading, at least that's the way blogs seem to be judged. I thought of setting up another blog that would clearly state that it was not trying to be funny, so the pressure would be off....but then I'd have to decide what to put where and I'd probably never do anything at all. So I'll carry on here but maybe keep a low profile most of the time....
Anyway, I've borrowed this from Becca Brown's Blog. It's a challenge from writer Nik Perring to recommend some books on your blog. He wants to 'spread the word of good writing', but I'd like to share some books that made an impact on me. I generally like books that inspire me, give me hope or make me think, and they don't have to be well-written to do that. Oh and lots of escapism!
So, in no particular order, here are ten of my favourite books:
1984 by George Orwell
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
No Enemy But Time by Evelyn Anthony
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Ice People by Maggie Gee
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
I also love children's books and autobiographies by ordinary people, but I'll save them for another day..