22 Jul 2011


Thanks TO ......

Joan @ JUST JOAN for this award in which I have to share seven things with you .......
Well done on your 100th post Joan.

  • I love salad cream and ready salted crisp sandwiches.
  • I once accidentally stole half a cabbage - don't ask!
  • I'd love to be able to dance.
  • I loved the Teletubbies, even if it was meant for pre-school age children, especially Laa-Laa (the yellow one)- I had the doll, the Cd, the Dvd's, the hot water bottle cover.
  • I would love to have been an archaeologist.
  • I can't say 'statistics'.
  • I'm sitting here when I have housework to do.

Dizzy C @ DIZZY C'S LITTLE BLOG BOOK for mentioning me in her Birthday Honours List which celebrated her 1st blogoversary.

And ........

Kelly at KELLY'S THOUGHTS AND RAMBLINGS for tipping me the wink about this fun book meme:

For The Love of Reading.

  • What have you just read? Being Emily by Anne Donovan though quite honestly I'd rather forget this. You'll have to wait for my review to find out why.
  • What are you reading now? The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris - a sort of sequel to Chocolat. So far I'm not impressed.
  • Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? Probably the latest Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood novel, Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris.
  • What books did you read as a child? I loved The Folks of The Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton, and, Charlie And the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
  • What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone? The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. I find both book s so inspirational.
  •  Admit it, sadly the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they? Put it this way I'm on their staff Christmas party list - only joking but they do know me pretty well, partly because I belong to two library run reading groups and partly because I spend a lot of time buying ex-library stock books.
  • Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all? Well, now you mention it .... not a lot of people are, err, so enthusiastic about my enjoyment of John Barrownman's two biographies, Anything Goes, and I Am What I Am.
  •   Do you read books while you eat? Have you any either what a messy eater I am?
  • While you bathe? As we only have a shower what do you think?
  • While you watch movies or tv? Emm, yes and no. Yes, I'll read a few paragraphs when the adverts are on or when Husband dearest is watching something but I prefer to read in quiet.
  • While you listen to music? To be honest I don't listen to a lot of music so no.
  • While you’re on the computer? There is a joke amongst some of our friends that I sit with a book in one hand and the mouse in the other. Not true, battling with Pooter (my pet name for the computer) tends to take all my concentration.
  • What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down? Not because it was particularly good, I still haven't quite figured out why, but I spent until silly o'clock reading Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan-Hyde.
  • Have any books made you cry? Like Kelly, anything that involves animals (her other answers can be found by clicking HERE), The Velveteen Rabbit, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, The Boy In The Blue Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keys .... the list goes on.


Dizzy C said...

leaving you a msg as I dash to pick up from playschool.....

You deserved your place on the birthday honours list and are very welcome.

I cannot say seminar or demin, denim?? Seminar was a problem when I was in charge of booking places on software seminars in my office junior days :)

I loved the Magic Faraway tree books too.


Arti said...

Nice post giving a sneak peek into things that you like!!
Some good books there which I could read! As a child I read Champak, Tinkle...
Have a wonderful day :)

Kelly said...

I'm glad to see you joined in on the book meme and thanks for the link! I enjoyed seeing your answers.

okay...I've gotta ask. What is this about a half a cabbage? I know it's gonna make a great story!

dr.antony said...

Dear Petty
I had some problems to get to your blog and missed some of them.

How do you find time to read so many of these books?

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Velveteen Rabbit! YES! You have some good books listed. Hope you enjoy the latest Sookie!

Dorte H said...

Half a cabbage? I wonder who stole the other one???

joan said...

hi thanks for giving me a mention.
your answers to the book meme are very interesting and nice to learn more about you

Nina said...

Yes those Teletubbies where fantastic. :)

Misha said...

Congrats on the award! :)
I used to love the Teletubbies too.
I am sorry to hear that The Lollipop Shoes is not that great.

naida said...

fun post :)
lol...I'm sitting here when I have housework waiting also.
I read while commercials are on also.
I'm a fan of Catherine Ryan-Hyde myself.