More Reading Progress

So, I have been rather preoccupied lately, and have been noticeably absent from WordPress. For this I apologise to one and all. I promise I will post something more interesting shortly, but for now, more reading progress, since I have still been reading, naturally. I have recently finished Robert Louis Stevenson’s, ‘Treasure Island’, and Mark Twain’s, ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’.  These are two books that I am ashamed to admit that I had never read before. I enjoyed both immensely. No idea why I haven’t got to them long before now.

I am also currently reading a book by Alana Muir, ‘An American Guide to Britishness’. I am struggling with this. It seems designed to be a sort of guide to differences between British and American usage of different terms, but appears to me to be more a vehicle for bashing the British, although the definition of pissed is pretty good. I am also reading ‘The Faceless One’ by Mark Onspaugh, which I am nearly finished and shall be putting up a review on, shortly.

I am sure you will all be very proud of me, either that or not really give a shit, but each one these books is being read as an ebook using the kindle app on my tablet. It is great., I love being able to see what percentage I am up to.

So, sorry this is such a short post, but I am working on it.

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29 thoughts on “More Reading Progress

  1. You two crack me up! LOL! Is that an English phrase or an American one? I use it, but don’t know its origin. I am a huge Mark Twain fan. I also loved Treasure Island, but it has been a very long time since I read that one. I have never read “Catcher in the Rye”, although I have heard many people say that everyone should. I know there is supposed to be a great message in it, but I learned most of my lessons in the school of hard knocks, and at 52 years old, I don’t think I could appreciate a, “Coming of age,” story as well as I could have years ago.

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  2. Not really sure of the origin of ‘crack me up’, but I am glad we do 🙂 It seems to be different if it ‘is crack up’ than if it is ‘crack someone up’, the first English, the second American, but based on the first phrase.

    Anyway, not important. I am just discovering Twain, although many of the stories are familiar from films and TV series. ‘Catcher in the Rye’ I also enjoyed and I am sure that it can be appreciated at any age, by anyone. I would recommend it when you get chance.

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