Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Nicos

Nicos

Joined March 2018

reading now icon
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
reading now icon
Keeping On Keeping On by Alan Bennett
review
Nicos
post image
Pickpick

Having stumbled across @RachelAmphlett via one of her posts showing a map of an area near me, she put me on to the first book in her Kay Hunter series. To say this is a page turner is an understatement - great pace throughout. And a bonus to read a book based not too far from where I live. Recommended !

RachelAmphlett Thank you so much - I‘m glad you enjoyed the read! 1w
Nicos @RachelAmphlett Pleasure. Are any of the subsequent books set further west - towards Sevenoaks/Tunbridge Wells ? Thanks. 1w
RachelAmphlett @Nicos You‘ll spot Tunbridge Wells in Gone to Ground, and I‘ll be further west in book 9 that will be published next summer as well 😊 1w
1 like4 comments
blurb
Nicos
Untitled | Unknown
post image

3 part series available on the BBC iPlayer - Novels That Shaped Our World...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000b8mh/novels-that-shaped-our-world

blurb
Nicos
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
post image

Not ones for book groups my wife and I are trying out a his and hers book club.

quote
Nicos
Keeping On Keeping On | Alan Bennett
post image

20 December I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked ‘no threat‘ and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.

quote
Nicos
Keeping On Keeping On | Alan Bennett
post image

29 October, New York. I almost bump into an aged New York lady as I come into the grocery store and she comes out. ‘Oh sorry,‘ she says, ‘I zigged when I should have zagged.‘

quote
Nicos
Keeping On Keeping On | Alan Bennett
post image

John Bird used to do a very good Harold Wilson and after one show Ned [Sherrin] was summoned by Hugh Carleton Greene, the director-general, and told that the prime minister was threatening legal action. ‘Tell him to go ahead,‘ said Ned. ‘Say that just because he‘s prime minister he shouldn‘t feel he ought not to sue.‘ No more was heard of the matter.

blurb
Nicos
Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
post image

I‘ve had to give up trying to listen to this audiobook - I just can‘t stay focused enough to listen. Real books in my hand is the only way for me. Also the narrator was slightly grating - every line, no matter how mundane, was spoken as if it was a profound statement from The Matrix. Also, audio quality wasn‘t as good as it could have been for the ‘High‘ setting.

emilyhaldi I would imagine Ali Smith is very hard to follow on audio!! 4w
8 likes1 comment
quote
Nicos
Keeping On Keeping On | Alan Bennett
post image

A hawk can hide in an unclouded sky.

quote
Nicos
Keeping On Keeping On | Alan Bennett
post image

8 December I buy a bottle of organic wine at Fresh and Wild and looking at the label see that it says ‘Suitable for Vegetarians and Vagrants‘. Momentarily I think, ‘Well, that‘s thoughtful, someone admitting that winos deserve consideration like everybody else,‘ before realising of course, that it says not ‘vagrants‘ but ‘vegans‘.

#beerandabook

blurb
Nicos
Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
post image

My first try at an audio book. Not sure I can keep attention in the same way as a physical book, but we‘ll see.

blurb
Nicos
post image

I‘m not reading this but given I finished one from the same series yesterday, I couldn‘t help but strike up conversation when I saw somebody reading this as they walked in Knole Park. A great place for a read.

blurb
Nicos
Keeping On Keeping On | Alan Bennett
post image

New book time.

quote
Nicos
post image

“It is an accepted truth of mathematics that one point nine recurring is equal to two.”

🤔

blurb
Nicos
post image
quote
Nicos
The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution | Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett
post image

blurb
Nicos
The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution | Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett
post image

1 like1 comment
quote
Nicos
Last Seen Wearing | Colin Dexter
post image

🕷

review
Nicos
post image
Pickpick

Brilliant page-turning history of Italian football.

quote
Nicos
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Seen in window of bookshop, Fowey, Uk.

quote
Nicos
post image

Nicos @StephanieGeiser You like ?! 1y
StephanieGeiser @Nicos I love! I read on the train every day on my commute! 1y
Nicos Yes same here, keeps me sane. 1y
3 likes1 stack add5 comments
quote
Nicos
Capital. John Lanchester | John Lanchester
post image

1 stack add
blurb
Nicos
post image

Wow

1 stack add
blurb
Nicos
Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel
post image