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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 19:04:49 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Hi Karen keep your chin up, I think I would have a lot in common with your Grandads wife, I love Greece visited Halkadiki, Corfu,Crete and Thassos. Loved Crete stayed at Ag Nik. Thassos was fantastic.
Keep me posted on you Grandad, My prayers are with you.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 18:23:42 GMT
I Readalot says:
CARTER, a great writer and completely underrated. Have you read 'Year of the Ladybird'? It took me right back to the heatwave of '76 when I happened to be living close to where Fairytale was set, Charnwood Forest really does look and feel as if strange things could happen there.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 16:41:16 GMT
Thanks Garry, Caro. He was very quiet today and didn't really have much chat in him. I just held his hand a bit, it's hard on me but even harder on his wife. Although they have been together since I was a baby I've never called her Gran, but she is as good as. She is 75 and going to visit him twice a day, 7 days a week and she is exhausted. I have been trying to get her to read in the last few years as my Grandad spends so much of his time asleep, so I have introduced her to Victoria Hislop (she loves Greece and always talks about Spinalonga and Crete) and Alexander McCall Smith's No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books.

Just found out I didn't get another of the jobs that I was interviewed for a couple of weeks ago. I'm getting really fed up with this. Still waiting to hear how I did last week so not totally out of options yet....

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 16:21:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Nov 2013 16:33:13 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Hi Caro. Had my reply to your post deleted by amazon, don't know why, I said nothing nasty or anything like that, just said you have to laugh at yourself sometimes and the funny things that have happened to me. I only said I lost my trousers in a Supermarket (I mean not misplaced but they dropped down by accident), and managing to get baby poo all over me from time to time, a lot of Mothers will know what I mean.
Edit- Maybe they deleted for using the name of the Supermarket or where the baby stuff ended up on me.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 15:47:13 GMT
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Posted on 25 Nov 2013 14:57:36 GMT
carocaro says:
Karen, Gary is right in his comment re your Grandfather. 92 is a good age. You can help by talking of long ago times. If he is fit enough to talk get him to tell you of Christmas when he was a lad. Memory from long ago remain only recent years disappear.

Gary...so glad your dressed when you go to the park ;) be a bit cool round the cloisters this time of year.

I am looking forward to my group new reading challenge for December which is erotic fairie tales. brothers Grimm and Hans would be proud of their variations...maybe ;)

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 14:21:35 GMT
CARTER says:
I can thoroghly recommend Raymond Feists FAERIE TALE: A NOVEL OF TERROR & FANTASY

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 14:01:24 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Good luck Karen, be brave, he needs you and needs you to be strong. I will be thinking of you.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 13:55:49 GMT
It's doing the same for me Garry, I had 84 posts to read this morning and now it says 0, but it did that earlier and went back up to 90 when I looked just now. How odd.

I'm off to visit my old Grandad in hospital now. He was 92 on Friday and is pretty poorly after a fall down the stairs about 6 weeks ago. It makes me very sad to see him in there so sad and confused, so I have to brace myself a little.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 13:52:44 GMT
I think they sound like outstanding books for kids Garry! When I was young, my favourite book was The BFG by Roald Dahl because of all the silly words like whizzpops and bellypoppers.

I recently bought Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder for my 7 year old nephew, I like to think he will giggle as much at that as I did at Roald Dahl.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 12:23:13 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Only on Sundays M.Parry, only on Sunday.
Still not refreshing new posts on Amazon for me it now says 72 new posts since my last visit,even though I have just visited and read the latest post. Annoying.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 12:09:11 GMT
M. Parry says:
Me too Karen. I now have a very interesting idea of what Garry looks like on his daily walks in the park. Lol
I posted a reply to you Garry but god knows where it went. Disappeared into the ether.
I Readalot, Carter must try Graham Joyce on your recommendation.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 11:51:20 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Thanks Karen, I was taken aback to be honest, I was not after any sympathy I was just chatting about Christmas that I have very fond memories of. I think that what makes Christmas special, the memories.
Annie said I have not talked about books but since I have been here I have chatted about Dickens, Caro's naughty books, Mathew Riley, Timothy Zahn,John Grisham and all the Star Wars Novels that I am struggling to get through.Funny though I have not seen a single post from her about any novel at all.
By the way I did take the kids to the park fully dressed.I love Autumn in the park around 4pm, you have all the park to yourself,really nice.
I just thought I should had something about books as someone may kick off.
My son is reading 'Santa needs a wee' and 'The dinosaur who pood Christmas'. Intellectual stuff, they are about my reading level.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 11:30:36 GMT
CARTER says:
I totally agree I Readalot "SOME KIND OF FAIRYTALE " is one of my favourite books. Graham Joyce is a terrific writer

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 11:16:47 GMT
Garry - I had to laugh at your post about you running in the park with a feather up your bum - although I do not know what you look like, I will forever have a mental image of that, thanks!

As for going off topic - I just think if you don't like it, read a different thread. The people on here who post regularly want to talk to each other, so if someone who has just joined doesn't like what we are posting about, they do not have to read, And being rude is just uncalled for.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 11:12:37 GMT
Glad you enjoyed it I Readalot! I really love Christopher Brookmyre books, think I may need to read another very soon.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 09:31:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Nov 2013 09:31:47 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Anyone having a problem with Amazon updating latest posts ?, it as not updated properly since Saturday.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 08:54:39 GMT
M. Parry says:
Must look that up Jean. Been a while since I read any Terry Pratchett.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 08:52:54 GMT
Baiba Birina says:
Just started to read Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 08:40:02 GMT
Had to take a break from the rather dry engineering workshop practice book, and went to read Midnight Sun again, for old time's sake. Still wanting to read Cloud Atlas.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 07:57:53 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Paperback of Timothy Zahn novel 'Scoundrels' arrived in the post Saturday but I doubt I will fit it in before Xmas, saying that I read 100 pages in one sit in last night, first time in ages.
I am down to One book a month now, but I use to read around 4 if not more, What is the average here?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 07:55:21 GMT
I Readalot says:
Agree, his books are wonderful, he has a couple of fans (at least) around here. Shame all his YA books have been published now, just have to wait for the last in the 'Cemetery of Forgotten Books' cycle!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 07:37:44 GMT
johnt says:
I stumbled upon Carlos Ruiz Zafon a few years ago and have now read all of his books. I can recommend them to you if you have not already done so. His most recent publication is "Marina" which was written a few years ago but has now been published in english for the first time.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 07:28:52 GMT
I Readalot says:
You will have to update if you track her down caro, I enjoy Gothic novels and one of my favourite books in recent years is 'Some Kind of Fairy Tale' - Graham Joyce, not Gothic but a contemporary abducted by fairy's story, where the fairies are not tiny creatures in multi-coloured tutus.

Posted on 25 Nov 2013 06:56:27 GMT
jean benton says:
'Making Steam' by the great Terry Pratchett.
Congratulations sir and thank you for giving us another wonderful fantastical piece of literature.
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