Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.

The Essential Spike Milligan

The Essential Spike Milligan - Spike Milligan Part of my fondness for this is the experience of sharing it with my son, quoting bits to each other, but I hope many of them could raise a smile even in a jaded adult.

It's a wonderful medley of very short poems ("There are holes in the sky where the rain gets in, But they're ever so small, that's why rain is thin.") to longer ones such as On the Ning Nang Nong, and also a couple of bizarre funny stories (several short chapters each): The Bald Twit Lion and the hapless knight, Sir Nobonk.

And the illustrations are a delight as well.

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake