I luv books

Just Wondering

Still on a book related probe -


Do you have to finish one book before you start the next one, or do you read multiple books at the same time?

In relation to multiple book reading what is the worst book hangover you’ve ever had?

Whom is the fictional character you want to believe you resemble and the fictional character you actually resemble?
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Poems Of The Week

A couple of poems from Englishmen.

Is My Team Ploughing

BY A. E. HOUSMAN

“Is my team ploughing,
That I was used to drive
And hear the harness jingle
When I was man alive?”

Ay, the horses trample,
The harness jingles now;
No change though you lie under
The land you used to plough.

“Is football playing
Along the river shore,
With lads to chase the leather,
Now I stand up no more?”

Ay the ball is flying,
The lads play heart and soul;
The goal stands up, the keeper
Stands up to keep the goal.

“Is my girl happy,
That I thought hard to leave,
And has she tired of weeping
As she lies down at eve?”

Ay, she lies down lightly,
She lies not down to weep:
Your girl is well contented.
Be still, my lad, and sleep.

“Is my friend hearty,
Now I am thin and pine,
And has he found to sleep in
A better bed than mine?”

Yes, lad, I lie easy,
I lie as lads would choose;
I cheer a dead man’s sweetheart,
Never ask me whose.


Days

BY PHILIP LARKIN

What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields
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More Reading ....

Currently listening to a Snarky Puppy album that bro had burned for me and sent. Modern contemporary jazz that is so awesome. I have now put it onto the Sony mp3 player.

This morning i finished reading another book. Then had a herring and mackerel salad with new potatoes for lunch , followed by a couple of apples from the pickings yesterday.

So now i am starting to read these two books -



The Angela Carter book has me hooked already.
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Sunday Music Selection - Chappell Music Library

Library music was a term defined fro those slabs of vinyl that was not available for retail purchase in a record shop or similar. To use them you had to be involved in some production of some sort, be it film, radio drama or TV and you needed incidental music. This is hwy most of these companies had generic album sleeves such as the distinctive greens of KPM.

Oh and if you are into library music this book is essential -





This selection celebrates Chappell Music.

Johnny Hawksworth - Rhythm Maker (1975)



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Next selection will be from De Wolfe.
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Barton

Another fine day. I had a relaxing day,reading and listening to radio drama and then watching a documentary on the iPlayer.

This morning i had eggs on toast ,not roast, (thank you coming42 for pointing out that gaff| ! )

For lunch i had a mackerel salad with a hint of celery , nuts and fruit salad mix that i bought at Aldi.

The local church in East Street sent us a care package of free stuff donated by their patrons, and hence i picked up two oranges, some satsumas, a tangerine , two plums and a couple of apples.The plums are already taking effect, since whist i love them they do not love me, and hence , i am expelling gas that would send a rocket to the Moon.

I also listened to a number of radio dramas such as Le Carre's A Murder Of Quality , and a Dick Barton Special Agent one from the BBC's extensive past.





Hammer Films did a few Dick Barton films -

Dick Barton At Bay (1950)




Dick Barton (Don Stannard) and Snowey are forced into action once more when an undercover agent (Patrick Macnee) is murdered while passing on a coded message. A chilling new invention capable of producing a "death ray" has been stolen by the Russians. Barton is forced to fake his own death in a race against time to recover the device from enemy hands...



Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)



The mysterious and sinister Fouracada (Sebastian Cabot) arrives in England, capturing the attention of the country's top agents. Soon the bodies are piling up and Barton (Don Stannard) and Snowey have another mystery to solve as the population of entire villages are being wiped out, their brains dehydrated and shrivelled without a mark left on the bodies. What device could be capable of such destruction? And can it be stopped?


Enjoy.
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