I'm in a book club, seriously recommend it!
We could start a virtual one here if we like.
Phillippa Gregory? Classics, I decided I want to read more Austin or Eliot etc before I go.
Sounds like you're an even bigger reader and TV viewer than me! Thanks for some great suggestions.I've bought a series of Happy Valley on DVD which I'm looking forward to. I enjoyed Sherlock and loved Trapped. Haven't seen Castle or Elemental but will maybe give those a try.
I do like science fiction and fantasy but I haven't read any of the ones you mention. Have you read any of the Frank Herbert Dune novels. I loved those. My favourite writer is probably Julian May whose book 'Intervention' is just incredible and links two series of books.
I love my Kindle too and I also read my kindle books on my phone. It means I'm never without a book to read.
Carolyn, I'm afraid my way of coping with cancer is trying to forget I have it so I'm not sure I could read any cancer related books but having said that when I had cancer the first time I read a positive thinking book for people with serous illnesses and found that helped me a lot.
Sounds like you had a nice time at the cafe. I spent my afternoon in Ikea. For some reason I love Ikea and always end up spending much more than I had intended.😊
Have a good weekend everyone xxx
I read a lot. I adore my Kindle, and I don't think I have read a paper book since getting it for Christmas about 5 years ago. My first love is Science Fiction. Favourite authors: Arthur C Clarke (anyone see "Childhood's End" on Sky over the last 3 weeks? They did quite a good job, even if they did take some liberties with the book), John Wyndham, Ursula Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, C J Cherryh, James Blish, etc.
I watch a lot of TV too. Love "Castle", "Bones", "Elementary", "Sherlock" - anyone else? "Happy Valley" was great. And the recent Icelandic serial, "Trapped" was really good. So atmospheric.
I'm afraid I haven't been to the cinema for years - probably since the third Harry Potter film came out! I end up waiting for stuff to come on the telly.
Anyway, weather here in Devon (Exeter) is absolutely gorgeous at the moment. Have been in town and had coffee in Patisserie Valerie. Lovely. It's really nice having waitress service in a cafe for a change.
Hugs and best wishes to everyone. Barton.x
Not heard of Diane Chamberlaine bit will have a look on Amazon.
I find watching very engrossing TV series or box sets really helps me. I'm on to the Third Series of Game of Thrones. It is brilliant but a bit too heavy on the sex and nudity for an old prude like me 😊. Line of Duty on BBC also very good at the moment.
Deedee, even although it can take 3 months to tell if hormonals are working most good oncs will give you a scan within that time if your symptoms get much worse so it is still good to have regular check ups like you are having.
Best wishes xxx
not sure if you have a kindle but if you do Dianne Chamberlain books are often available to download and really good price . You are about early, hope you are ok.
Look forward to giving it a read.
I took Letrozole for 4 years(before my secondary diagnosis) I had mild joint aches but nothing too bad. I do know hormonal treatments can take about 3 months before they show signs of working but I'm sure your doctors will keep you right on that. I hope your appointment goes well.
Best wishes everyone. Keep the suggestions coming xxx
I have just read the review for the little coffee shop of Kabul, I will download it later, it sounds like a good read. I always used to fall asleep reading at night so it will be a good way of nodding off again.
Carolyn your our photo is lovely, it's nice to see you. Would be interested in your review of the cancer whisperer but not sure I will read it.
I find it it easier to concentrate on my teenage girls rubbish books at the minute ....... Who doesn't want to read about olly Murs and little mix ?. X
Emmy, I can't imagine Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes in dresses. I'll look out for that one.😁
I saw the latest Star Wars film Carolyn. I thought it was pretty similar to the first one. I think they are OK films but I don't really understand why so many people are mad about them.Talking of Doris Day, I really enjoyed Calamity Jane even although I usually don't like musicals very much.
Deedeepuss, I'm still quite a big reader although not as much as before because I watch so much telly but I'll see if it is available on Kindle.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions xxx
I am the same can't focus on films or books at the moment and it frustrates me so much as I used to always have a book in hand. I love old black and white films too, my most favourite is Harvey with Jimmy Stewart . I loved it so much my son bought the DVD for me so I still can giggle at it! There was a film some years ago with Patrick Swaze and Wesley Snipes called if I have it right Too Wong Foo and thanks for the memory Julie Nemar, sorry brain freeze at the mo but it was one I watched with my daughter which made us laugh and cheer, I know most people would say Dirty Dancing but believe me Patrick Swaze and Wesley Snipes make incredible looking women! what a good question it's certainly brought some good memories back!!
I find going to the cinema and watching TV and DVDs a great distraction. I'm always on the look out for new films and TV programmes to watch. I noticed that Scratch on the Bone Mets thread recently recommded Zootropolis. I went to see it today and loved it. It is suitable for all ages and is really funny and clever too. Julzd also on the Bone Mets thread recommended the new Eddie the Eagle film. I haven't seen it yet but might try to get along to it soon.Tonight I will be watching the last two episodes of Game of Thrones series 2. Can't wait! Anyone else seen anything good lately. xxx