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  • Just read: The Woman who went to bed for a Year by Sue Townsend

Eva rests for a while in her bedroom once her twins are off to university and she finds herself unable to move away from her bed for a year. Funny here and satirical there, the ending does leave behind a lot of unanswered questions. 
#suetownsend #thewomanwhowenttobedforayear #bookstagram #bookworm
  • Just read: The Woman who went to bed for a Year by Sue Townsend

    Eva rests for a while in her bedroom once her twins are off to university and she finds herself unable to move away from her bed for a year. Funny here and satirical there, the ending does leave behind a lot of unanswered questions.
    #suetownsend #thewomanwhowenttobedforayear #bookstagram #bookworm

  •  4  0  7 November, 2019
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🏡Rebuilding Coventry Sue Townsend # Ковентри возрождается Сью Таунсенд🏡
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✔️Он всегда знал, что однажды жена оставит его, но не ожидал, что причиной тому станет убийство
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✔️Вас муж не любит боле: Он был у адвоката. Процесс начнется в марте, в переполненном суде…
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#чточитаетoptimist_Ковентривозрождается
Хотела прочесть историю английского города, а узнала про решительную английскую леди
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✔️Сюжет: Ковентри Дейкин. Необычное имя - заслуга отца. В день когда дочь родилась, он был в Ковентри, привез грузовик песка к месту бомбежки. «Слава богу, что его не послали в какой-нибудь Гигглзуик» – любила повторять мать. В остальном, у Ковентри все как у людей – милый домик, занудный муж, дети-подростки - дочь и сын. Но происходит ужасное – Ковентри убивает соседа - Джеральда Фокса. Отныне, с привычной жизнью покончено раз и навсегда, Женщина пускается в бега. На её пути встречаются весьма странные люди, она попадает в необычные места. Новая жизнь рождает новые мысли и чувства и #Ковентривозрождается
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✔️Роман #СьюТаунсенд это #нескучнаяклассика Несомненный плюс - необычность происходящего, вплоть до абсурда. Слом прошлого происходит стремительно: секс с незнакомцем за 2 фунта, бродяжничество, ночевка среди бомжей в коробке от холодильника, работа у эксцентричной пары и много ещё чего. За неделю Ковентри успевает увидеть абсолютно другую сторону жизни и стойко пережить все тяготы. У Таундсен подлинно британское чувство юмора и шутки. Стремительное повествование привлекает. Сперва кажется, что речь пойдет об убийстве и попытках испуганной женщины избежать тюрьмы. Но, Джеральд Фокс, конечно, редкая скотина, здесь речь не о его убийстве. Тут всё сложней. Долгие годы, Ковентри Дейкин "убивала" сама себя - неудачным браком и серой жизнью. А всё могло бы быть иначе! Оказывается кризис среднего возраста может быть и у женщин
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✔️Сью Таундсен смело говорит, что изменить свою жизнь никогда не поздно. Даже если ты домохозяйка средних лет без диплома, с двумя детьми - всегда есть ВОЗМОЖНОСТЬ начать всё заново!
Главное её не упустить!
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#RebuildingCoventry #SueTownsend #томадляума #book #read #читаю #книга #чточитаешь #прочитаносудовольствием #отзыв #обзор #рецензия #книги #досуг
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    🏡Rebuilding Coventry Sue Townsend # Ковентри возрождается Сью Таунсенд🏡
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    ✔️Он всегда знал, что однажды жена оставит его, но не ожидал, что причиной тому станет убийство
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    ✔️Вас муж не любит боле: Он был у адвоката. Процесс начнется в марте, в переполненном суде…
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    #чточитаетoptimist_Ковентривозрождается
    Хотела прочесть историю английского города, а узнала про решительную английскую леди
    .
    ✔️Сюжет: Ковентри Дейкин. Необычное имя - заслуга отца. В день когда дочь родилась, он был в Ковентри, привез грузовик песка к месту бомбежки. «Слава богу, что его не послали в какой-нибудь Гигглзуик» – любила повторять мать. В остальном, у Ковентри все как у людей – милый домик, занудный муж, дети-подростки - дочь и сын. Но происходит ужасное – Ковентри убивает соседа - Джеральда Фокса. Отныне, с привычной жизнью покончено раз и навсегда, Женщина пускается в бега. На её пути встречаются весьма странные люди, она попадает в необычные места. Новая жизнь рождает новые мысли и чувства и #Ковентривозрождается
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    ✔️Роман #СьюТаунсенд это #нескучнаяклассика Несомненный плюс - необычность происходящего, вплоть до абсурда. Слом прошлого происходит стремительно: секс с незнакомцем за 2 фунта, бродяжничество, ночевка среди бомжей в коробке от холодильника, работа у эксцентричной пары и много ещё чего. За неделю Ковентри успевает увидеть абсолютно другую сторону жизни и стойко пережить все тяготы. У Таундсен подлинно британское чувство юмора и шутки. Стремительное повествование привлекает. Сперва кажется, что речь пойдет об убийстве и попытках испуганной женщины избежать тюрьмы. Но, Джеральд Фокс, конечно, редкая скотина, здесь речь не о его убийстве. Тут всё сложней. Долгие годы, Ковентри Дейкин "убивала" сама себя - неудачным браком и серой жизнью. А всё могло бы быть иначе! Оказывается кризис среднего возраста может быть и у женщин
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    ✔️Сью Таундсен смело говорит, что изменить свою жизнь никогда не поздно. Даже если ты домохозяйка средних лет без диплома, с двумя детьми - всегда есть ВОЗМОЖНОСТЬ начать всё заново!
    Главное её не упустить!
    .
    #RebuildingCoventry #SueTownsend #томадляума #book #read #читаю #книга #чточитаешь #прочитаносудовольствием #отзыв #обзор #рецензия #книги #досуг

  •  21  0  6 November, 2019
  • Ezekkel a könyvekkel múlt el az októberem. A legnagyobb szerelem Borbély Szilárd Nincstelenek című regénye volt, felkavaró olvasmány. A legviccesebb és legemberibb Townsend könyve, A nő, aki egy évig ágyban maradt. Schlink Olgája tetszett a legkevésbé, de erről nem szegény Bernhard tehet, hanem a kiadó ezzel a csapnivaló fordítással, ami helyenként, a magyartalan megoldások okán kizökkentett a történetből.  Szécsi Noémi most sem okozott csalódást, az Egyformák vagytok című regényében szereplő női főszereplők rendkívül izgalmas karakterek, valahol mélyen mindkettőjükből van valamicske minden nőben. Zoé Valdés bujasága nagyon tetszett A Semmi Édenében, fülledt, néhol fullasztó élmény, de kihagyhatatlan. Jutott egy lélekemelő olvasmány is erre a hónapra, Elizabeth Mittelstaedt Poros úton mezítláb című könyvét jó szívvel ajánlom minden úton lévő lánynak, nőnek. 
#irodalom #megvető #magyarirodalom #könyv #könyvmoly #bookstagram #bookworm #mutimitolvasol #olvasstobbet #instabook #borbélyszilárd #zoévaldés #suetownsend #berhardschlink #szécsinoémi #elizabethmittelstaedt #readingtime #oktober #autumn
  • Ezekkel a könyvekkel múlt el az októberem. A legnagyobb szerelem Borbély Szilárd Nincstelenek című regénye volt, felkavaró olvasmány. A legviccesebb és legemberibb Townsend könyve, A nő, aki egy évig ágyban maradt. Schlink Olgája tetszett a legkevésbé, de erről nem szegény Bernhard tehet, hanem a kiadó ezzel a csapnivaló fordítással, ami helyenként, a magyartalan megoldások okán kizökkentett a történetből. Szécsi Noémi most sem okozott csalódást, az Egyformák vagytok című regényében szereplő női főszereplők rendkívül izgalmas karakterek, valahol mélyen mindkettőjükből van valamicske minden nőben. Zoé Valdés bujasága nagyon tetszett A Semmi Édenében, fülledt, néhol fullasztó élmény, de kihagyhatatlan. Jutott egy lélekemelő olvasmány is erre a hónapra, Elizabeth Mittelstaedt Poros úton mezítláb című könyvét jó szívvel ajánlom minden úton lévő lánynak, nőnek.
    #irodalom #megvető #magyarirodalom #könyv #könyvmoly #bookstagram #bookworm #mutimitolvasol #olvasstobbet #instabook #borbélyszilárd #zoévaldés #suetownsend #berhardschlink #szécsinoémi #elizabethmittelstaedt #readingtime #oktober #autumn

  •  49  2  31 October, 2019
  • Starting off with a recent finish! I always thought my family was psycho but Sue Townsend's "The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year" takes that and ramps it up 10 more notches. Get ready to be sizzling with feelings all over the place and pages turning ferociously. An easy read that you can knock out anywhere and the short chapter lengths are great for your daily commute! Give this one a read, and call your mom after to tell her you love her #BrosWhoLoveMom

#Fiction #Reading #SueTownsend #Laugh #Family #broswhoread
  • Starting off with a recent finish! I always thought my family was psycho but Sue Townsend's "The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year" takes that and ramps it up 10 more notches. Get ready to be sizzling with feelings all over the place and pages turning ferociously. An easy read that you can knock out anywhere and the short chapter lengths are great for your daily commute! Give this one a read, and call your mom after to tell her you love her #BrosWhoLoveMom

    #Fiction #Reading #SueTownsend #Laugh #Family #broswhoread

  •  1  0  26 October, 2019
  • 🇪🇸 Sinceramente, cogí este libro de la biblioteca para practicar mi inglés. Pero la verdad es que el vocabulario me resultó muy fácil (creo que era para el nivel b1 o b2). Y me hubiese gustado encontrar palabras que no conocía para aprender vocabulario. Además, la historia no me gustó demasiado. Aunque está escrita en formato diario y eso me suele gustar, en este caso eso pasó desapercibido. En mi opinión, las situaciones que le pasan al protagonista nos podrían pasar a cualquiera, pero creo que fue la forma de explicarlas la que no me convenció. ¿Habéis leído este libro? ¿Lo leeríais?

Nota: 2/5
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🇺🇸 Honestly, I picked this book from the public library because I wanted to practise my English. But the truth is that the vocabulary was very easy (I think that it was for level b1or b2). And I would really loved to find words that I didn't now to learn vocabulary. In addition, I didn't like the history. Despite of that's written in diary format and I usually like it, and in this case it went unnoticed. In my opinion, the situations that happen to the main character can occur to anyone, but I think that the way of explaining them didn't convince me. Have you read this book? Would you read it?

Mark: 2/5

Fotografía editada por: @lbmarieta

#thegrowingpainsofadrianmole #teenager #books #bookstagram #englishbook #suetownsend #burlingtonbooks
  • 🇪🇸 Sinceramente, cogí este libro de la biblioteca para practicar mi inglés. Pero la verdad es que el vocabulario me resultó muy fácil (creo que era para el nivel b1 o b2). Y me hubiese gustado encontrar palabras que no conocía para aprender vocabulario. Además, la historia no me gustó demasiado. Aunque está escrita en formato diario y eso me suele gustar, en este caso eso pasó desapercibido. En mi opinión, las situaciones que le pasan al protagonista nos podrían pasar a cualquiera, pero creo que fue la forma de explicarlas la que no me convenció. ¿Habéis leído este libro? ¿Lo leeríais?

    Nota: 2/5
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    🇺🇸 Honestly, I picked this book from the public library because I wanted to practise my English. But the truth is that the vocabulary was very easy (I think that it was for level b1or b2). And I would really loved to find words that I didn't now to learn vocabulary. In addition, I didn't like the history. Despite of that's written in diary format and I usually like it, and in this case it went unnoticed. In my opinion, the situations that happen to the main character can occur to anyone, but I think that the way of explaining them didn't convince me. Have you read this book? Would you read it?

    Mark: 2/5

    Fotografía editada por: @lbmarieta

    #thegrowingpainsofadrianmole #teenager #books #bookstagram #englishbook #suetownsend #burlingtonbooks

  •  16  4  22 October, 2019
  • ‘Had Domestic Science-made Apple crumble. Came home. Put chops under grill, looked in cookery book for a recipe for gravy. Made gravy. Strained lumps out with colander. Got washing out of machine, everything blue.’ So goes a day in the life of the rather hapless Adrian Mole. 
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 has been on my list of books to read for an absolute age. People often talk about how funny it is and how Adrian Mole competes with Bridget Jones as the funniest fictional diary writer of the twentieth century. 
The book is set in 1981-1982 and against the backdrop of historic events such as Charles and Diana’s wedding and the Falklands war Adrian Mole recounts the travails of adolescence including his love for Pandora and his sadness that no one around him recognises him as an intellectual. As well as his life we see the upheaval of his parents marriage and his father’s redundancy although we see it through the veil of Adrian who misinterprets nearly everything he sees. 
He is nearly always ostentatiously reading classics and offering his views such as this critique of Jane Austen: ‘I read a bit of Pride and Prejudice but it was very old fashioned. I think Jane Austen should write something a bit more modern.’ He also writes poetry, sending it to the BBC in an envelope marked urgent. 
I’m really glad I read it as it was very funny but I also quite often felt sorry for poor Adrian. I listened to Sue Townsend’s Desert Island Discs which was excellent and in which she talked about the similarities beteeen her and Adrian. She also described teaching herself to read with Just William books. It was really interesting and she had lovely music choices. 
This was a Mary Berry Apple crumble, she’s one of the best cooks for classics like crumble which is one of my favourite autumnal desserts. It’s very easy to make, you have to peel, core and chop apples (the thickness of the slices very much depends on how much patience you have for chopping) and then the crumble topping is flour, butter, sugar and I added some oats as well for an additional crunch. Perfect served with a scoop of two of vanilla ice-cream! 
#adrianmole #suetownsend #applecrumble #crumble
  • ‘Had Domestic Science-made Apple crumble. Came home. Put chops under grill, looked in cookery book for a recipe for gravy. Made gravy. Strained lumps out with colander. Got washing out of machine, everything blue.’ So goes a day in the life of the rather hapless Adrian Mole.
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 has been on my list of books to read for an absolute age. People often talk about how funny it is and how Adrian Mole competes with Bridget Jones as the funniest fictional diary writer of the twentieth century.
    The book is set in 1981-1982 and against the backdrop of historic events such as Charles and Diana’s wedding and the Falklands war Adrian Mole recounts the travails of adolescence including his love for Pandora and his sadness that no one around him recognises him as an intellectual. As well as his life we see the upheaval of his parents marriage and his father’s redundancy although we see it through the veil of Adrian who misinterprets nearly everything he sees.
    He is nearly always ostentatiously reading classics and offering his views such as this critique of Jane Austen: ‘I read a bit of Pride and Prejudice but it was very old fashioned. I think Jane Austen should write something a bit more modern.’ He also writes poetry, sending it to the BBC in an envelope marked urgent.
    I’m really glad I read it as it was very funny but I also quite often felt sorry for poor Adrian. I listened to Sue Townsend’s Desert Island Discs which was excellent and in which she talked about the similarities beteeen her and Adrian. She also described teaching herself to read with Just William books. It was really interesting and she had lovely music choices.
    This was a Mary Berry Apple crumble, she’s one of the best cooks for classics like crumble which is one of my favourite autumnal desserts. It’s very easy to make, you have to peel, core and chop apples (the thickness of the slices very much depends on how much patience you have for chopping) and then the crumble topping is flour, butter, sugar and I added some oats as well for an additional crunch. Perfect served with a scoop of two of vanilla ice-cream!
    #adrianmole #suetownsend #applecrumble #crumble

  •  114  12  21 October, 2019
  • Everytime I think I've finished the #suetownsend series I find another book 😍 Looking forward to this one!!
  • Everytime I think I've finished the #suetownsend series I find another book 😍 Looking forward to this one!!

  •  2  0  9 hours ago
  • Time to read... what a luxury.
When the kid is to school and the husband out to work, I have the place for myself. I can focus when I'm on my own. Happy to share that I am able to read books again. I've put my book club participation on hold for a while. Reading the books that I want to read and not 'have' to read makes me happy. During these weeks it's focus on me. Things I want and want to do.

First book I read was a bit dissapointing.
The woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend.
The title sounds interesting. Specially in my condition. Sounded like a plan. The story on the other hand... good beginning. The ending... bleh...
#thewomenwhowenttobedforayear
#suetownsend
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Second book. One of my favorite:
The girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.
I hardly ever re-read a book but I read somewhere they are planning a movie so I wanted to read it again.
After all these years it's still one of my favorites. I confess. I cried in the end. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a Stephen King fan. This story is so different from his other work. A #mustread
#thegirlwholovedtomgordon #stephenking .

Currently reading:
The Secretary by Renee Knight
I love a good thriller and the plot attracted me.
Being a secretary myself for so long I can relate to a lot in the book. I wonder where it leads to ;)
#thesecretary #reneeknight

#goodreadbooks #books #ilovebooks #metime #boek #boeken #booklover #bookaddict #thriller
  • Time to read... what a luxury.
    When the kid is to school and the husband out to work, I have the place for myself. I can focus when I'm on my own. Happy to share that I am able to read books again. I've put my book club participation on hold for a while. Reading the books that I want to read and not 'have' to read makes me happy. During these weeks it's focus on me. Things I want and want to do.

    First book I read was a bit dissapointing.
    The woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend.
    The title sounds interesting. Specially in my condition. Sounded like a plan. The story on the other hand... good beginning. The ending... bleh...
    #thewomenwhowenttobedforayear
    #suetownsend
    .

    Second book. One of my favorite:
    The girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.
    I hardly ever re-read a book but I read somewhere they are planning a movie so I wanted to read it again.
    After all these years it's still one of my favorites. I confess. I cried in the end. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a Stephen King fan. This story is so different from his other work. A #mustread
    #thegirlwholovedtomgordon #stephenking .

    Currently reading:
    The Secretary by Renee Knight
    I love a good thriller and the plot attracted me.
    Being a secretary myself for so long I can relate to a lot in the book. I wonder where it leads to ;)
    #thesecretary #reneeknight

    #goodreadbooks #books #ilovebooks #metime #boek #boeken #booklover #bookaddict #thriller

  •  19  1  18 October, 2019
  • Funny at times but it mostly missed the mark. Many characters are unlikeable and I can't sympathize with Eva, the protagonist. After her twins went to college, she decided that she will take a break from everything and stay in bed, disrupting the lives of her loved ones. Once Eva's self-imposed exile started, her relationship with her husband, children, mother, mother-in-law, and even her handyman started to unravel. Some readers might enjoy reading about Eva and her dysfunctional family, but it's not for me. #books #bookstagram #fiction #annereadthat #thewomanwhowenttobedforayear #suetownsend
  • Funny at times but it mostly missed the mark. Many characters are unlikeable and I can't sympathize with Eva, the protagonist. After her twins went to college, she decided that she will take a break from everything and stay in bed, disrupting the lives of her loved ones. Once Eva's self-imposed exile started, her relationship with her husband, children, mother, mother-in-law, and even her handyman started to unravel. Some readers might enjoy reading about Eva and her dysfunctional family, but it's not for me. #books #bookstagram #fiction #annereadthat #thewomanwhowenttobedforayear #suetownsend

  •  8  2  16 October, 2019
  • Keep me busy while I wait & recovery ❣️
  • Keep me busy while I wait & recovery ❣️

  •  12  3  16 October, 2019
  • x  x  B O O K  R E V I E W  x  x

BQ 🖋️ - "In my opinion it is essential to get lost in a new city, that way you are forced to walk about and discover places at a proper, natural pace. But you must have the taxi fare home, and it helps if you can remember the name of your hotel"

Summary 📚 - Adrian Mole has grown up. At least that’s what it says on his Passport. With additional entries from Sue Townsend herself and the diary of Margaret Hilda Roberts, see how Adrian Mole survives his later teen years

So this is the third installment of the Adrian Mole series. Extremely short, and read over a few hours at the hairdressers. This was lacking on the Adrian Mole front - his entries only took up half of the book. The rest were a collection of essays from Sue Townsend herself (which were not as riveting for me) and from the hidden diaries of the unknown and mysterious Margaret Hilda Roberts, set in the 1930s (these were particularly quirky and for me, not long enough). I will always love the Adrian Mole series but I have to say, this has been my least favourite due to lack of narrative on Adrian's part. Hopefully we will see more of his adult years in the fourth installment ❤️
  • x x B O O K R E V I E W x x

    BQ 🖋️ - "In my opinion it is essential to get lost in a new city, that way you are forced to walk about and discover places at a proper, natural pace. But you must have the taxi fare home, and it helps if you can remember the name of your hotel"

    Summary 📚 - Adrian Mole has grown up. At least that’s what it says on his Passport. With additional entries from Sue Townsend herself and the diary of Margaret Hilda Roberts, see how Adrian Mole survives his later teen years

    So this is the third installment of the Adrian Mole series. Extremely short, and read over a few hours at the hairdressers. This was lacking on the Adrian Mole front - his entries only took up half of the book. The rest were a collection of essays from Sue Townsend herself (which were not as riveting for me) and from the hidden diaries of the unknown and mysterious Margaret Hilda Roberts, set in the 1930s (these were particularly quirky and for me, not long enough). I will always love the Adrian Mole series but I have to say, this has been my least favourite due to lack of narrative on Adrian's part. Hopefully we will see more of his adult years in the fourth installment ❤️

  •  78  4  15 October, 2019
  • This book started with a bang, I literally couldn't stop laughing, it was hilarious. But as the story went on, the plot got lost somewhere and proper closure couldn't be received. As the title suggests, the story is about a woman who's sick and tired of the world and her family, so she resorts to staying in bed until her thoughts are sorted. 
I felt Eva became quite selfish towards the end, though I understand how tiring life can be, but she expected her family to take care of her like a little baby, I guess that wasn't fair, she even decided that she won't ask for food, they'll come and feed her on their own. The story focuses not only on Eva, but on her family as well. Her children are weird and nerds, who don't fit in with others. Her husband has been having an unsatisfactory affair for 8 years. Eva's life spirals out of control when unnecessary publicity brings her into the limelight!
The book is a perfect example of how imperfect life is. 
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  • This book started with a bang, I literally couldn't stop laughing, it was hilarious. But as the story went on, the plot got lost somewhere and proper closure couldn't be received. As the title suggests, the story is about a woman who's sick and tired of the world and her family, so she resorts to staying in bed until her thoughts are sorted.
    I felt Eva became quite selfish towards the end, though I understand how tiring life can be, but she expected her family to take care of her like a little baby, I guess that wasn't fair, she even decided that she won't ask for food, they'll come and feed her on their own. The story focuses not only on Eva, but on her family as well. Her children are weird and nerds, who don't fit in with others. Her husband has been having an unsatisfactory affair for 8 years. Eva's life spirals out of control when unnecessary publicity brings her into the limelight!
    The book is a perfect example of how imperfect life is.
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  •  26  0  13 October, 2019

Top #suetownsend Posts

  • 'Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a 13 3/4 year old undiscovered intellectual.'
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Today marks the 50th birthday of our favourite diarist, poet and misunderstood intellectual, Adrian Mole. We've been with him through thick and thin - what are your top Mole moments?
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(And if you haven't read these books yet, there's no time like the present, eh. 😉 Be warned though: you will weep with laughter.)
  • 'Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a 13 3/4 year old undiscovered intellectual.'
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    Today marks the 50th birthday of our favourite diarist, poet and misunderstood intellectual, Adrian Mole. We've been with him through thick and thin - what are your top Mole moments?
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    (And if you haven't read these books yet, there's no time like the present, eh. 😉 Be warned though: you will weep with laughter.)

  •  1,670  34  2 April, 2017
  • You really should read this fabulous book by Sue Townsend! 👍🏻
  • You really should read this fabulous book by Sue Townsend! 👍🏻

  •  254  10  9 January, 2019
  • Another work trip last week meant another chance to find a Friends of the Library shop – one of my favorite things to do when I go out of town.
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I was in real luck this time. Albany, Oregon has a charming old Carnegie library downtown with a sale shelf and a main library with a full-sized Friends shop. I hit both and put together quite a stack!
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What looks good?
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#bookstack #stacksaturday #albanyoregon #carnegielibrary
  • Another work trip last week meant another chance to find a Friends of the Library shop – one of my favorite things to do when I go out of town.
    :
    I was in real luck this time. Albany, Oregon has a charming old Carnegie library downtown with a sale shelf and a main library with a full-sized Friends shop. I hit both and put together quite a stack!
    :
    What looks good?
    :
    #bookstack #stacksaturday #albanyoregon #carnegielibrary

  •  174  66  20 July, 2019
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BQ ✒ "Perhaps when i am famous and my diary is discovered, people will understand the torment of being a 13¾-year-old undiscovered intellectual"

Summary 📚 - Meet Adrian Mole, a 13¾ year old boy living in 1980s England. His painfully honest diary is a hilarious glimpse into the classic "misunderstood" teenager

So this has been on my TBR list for sooo many years 🙈 And I can't believe I have only just got round to reading this

1.✔ I have read a couple of Sue Townsend's works, and she is a genius at British humour 😁 I immediately connected with the character of Adrian, and his teenage angst had me in stitches at so many moments

2.✔ I love how amid the humour, the book gave a true depiction of 1980s England and the very real troubles working class people had to live through. Its refreshing to see it through a teens eyes, and how it impacted the youth of that time.

Like Fredrick Backman got me hooked on Ove, Townsend has got me hooked on Adrian Mole 💙 I am so excited that there are more diaries as he progresses through life - can't wait to read more!
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    BQ ✒ "Perhaps when i am famous and my diary is discovered, people will understand the torment of being a 13¾-year-old undiscovered intellectual"

    Summary 📚 - Meet Adrian Mole, a 13¾ year old boy living in 1980s England. His painfully honest diary is a hilarious glimpse into the classic "misunderstood" teenager

    So this has been on my TBR list for sooo many years 🙈 And I can't believe I have only just got round to reading this

    1.✔ I have read a couple of Sue Townsend's works, and she is a genius at British humour 😁 I immediately connected with the character of Adrian, and his teenage angst had me in stitches at so many moments

    2.✔ I love how amid the humour, the book gave a true depiction of 1980s England and the very real troubles working class people had to live through. Its refreshing to see it through a teens eyes, and how it impacted the youth of that time.

    Like Fredrick Backman got me hooked on Ove, Townsend has got me hooked on Adrian Mole 💙 I am so excited that there are more diaries as he progresses through life - can't wait to read more!

  •  111  16  12 August, 2018
  • ‘Had Domestic Science-made Apple crumble. Came home. Put chops under grill, looked in cookery book for a recipe for gravy. Made gravy. Strained lumps out with colander. Got washing out of machine, everything blue.’ So goes a day in the life of the rather hapless Adrian Mole. 
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 has been on my list of books to read for an absolute age. People often talk about how funny it is and how Adrian Mole competes with Bridget Jones as the funniest fictional diary writer of the twentieth century. 
The book is set in 1981-1982 and against the backdrop of historic events such as Charles and Diana’s wedding and the Falklands war Adrian Mole recounts the travails of adolescence including his love for Pandora and his sadness that no one around him recognises him as an intellectual. As well as his life we see the upheaval of his parents marriage and his father’s redundancy although we see it through the veil of Adrian who misinterprets nearly everything he sees. 
He is nearly always ostentatiously reading classics and offering his views such as this critique of Jane Austen: ‘I read a bit of Pride and Prejudice but it was very old fashioned. I think Jane Austen should write something a bit more modern.’ He also writes poetry, sending it to the BBC in an envelope marked urgent. 
I’m really glad I read it as it was very funny but I also quite often felt sorry for poor Adrian. I listened to Sue Townsend’s Desert Island Discs which was excellent and in which she talked about the similarities beteeen her and Adrian. She also described teaching herself to read with Just William books. It was really interesting and she had lovely music choices. 
This was a Mary Berry Apple crumble, she’s one of the best cooks for classics like crumble which is one of my favourite autumnal desserts. It’s very easy to make, you have to peel, core and chop apples (the thickness of the slices very much depends on how much patience you have for chopping) and then the crumble topping is flour, butter, sugar and I added some oats as well for an additional crunch. Perfect served with a scoop of two of vanilla ice-cream! 
#adrianmole #suetownsend #applecrumble #crumble
  • ‘Had Domestic Science-made Apple crumble. Came home. Put chops under grill, looked in cookery book for a recipe for gravy. Made gravy. Strained lumps out with colander. Got washing out of machine, everything blue.’ So goes a day in the life of the rather hapless Adrian Mole.
    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 has been on my list of books to read for an absolute age. People often talk about how funny it is and how Adrian Mole competes with Bridget Jones as the funniest fictional diary writer of the twentieth century.
    The book is set in 1981-1982 and against the backdrop of historic events such as Charles and Diana’s wedding and the Falklands war Adrian Mole recounts the travails of adolescence including his love for Pandora and his sadness that no one around him recognises him as an intellectual. As well as his life we see the upheaval of his parents marriage and his father’s redundancy although we see it through the veil of Adrian who misinterprets nearly everything he sees.
    He is nearly always ostentatiously reading classics and offering his views such as this critique of Jane Austen: ‘I read a bit of Pride and Prejudice but it was very old fashioned. I think Jane Austen should write something a bit more modern.’ He also writes poetry, sending it to the BBC in an envelope marked urgent.
    I’m really glad I read it as it was very funny but I also quite often felt sorry for poor Adrian. I listened to Sue Townsend’s Desert Island Discs which was excellent and in which she talked about the similarities beteeen her and Adrian. She also described teaching herself to read with Just William books. It was really interesting and she had lovely music choices.
    This was a Mary Berry Apple crumble, she’s one of the best cooks for classics like crumble which is one of my favourite autumnal desserts. It’s very easy to make, you have to peel, core and chop apples (the thickness of the slices very much depends on how much patience you have for chopping) and then the crumble topping is flour, butter, sugar and I added some oats as well for an additional crunch. Perfect served with a scoop of two of vanilla ice-cream!
    #adrianmole #suetownsend #applecrumble #crumble

  •  114  12  21 October, 2019
  • Happy Saturday! Time for a #saturdaystack  @alwaysgottimeforbooks tagged me for the #femalebookstack ages ago and I've seen a few of you do it so thought it was time I gave it a go!

Have you read any of these? 
Of course I've managed to get an Agatha Christie in there (obvs). 😂

Girl on the Train is a buddy read for next month😊 which I'm really looking forward to. 
I love Anchee Min as an author but don't see her on here that much(?) and one of my least favourite reads, Little Women, is also in there. #blacksheepofbookstagram 
I'm tagging @lostinthepages8 and @illiterate_cats 😊
  • Happy Saturday! Time for a #saturdaystack @alwaysgottimeforbooks tagged me for the #femalebookstack ages ago and I've seen a few of you do it so thought it was time I gave it a go!

    Have you read any of these?
    Of course I've managed to get an Agatha Christie in there (obvs). 😂

    Girl on the Train is a buddy read for next month😊 which I'm really looking forward to.
    I love Anchee Min as an author but don't see her on here that much(?) and one of my least favourite reads, Little Women, is also in there. #blacksheepofbookstagram
    I'm tagging @lostinthepages8 and @illiterate_cats 😊

  •  202  48  12 October, 2019