Sunday, 10 January 2016

Reading

I have started to read Sue Perkins' autobiography.
It's an unexpected joy. 
I have always liked the presenter and comedian, even though she can be incredibly verbose at times, yet she writes with incredible warmth and affection for people and situations that I couldn't help smiling as I turned the pages.


She also is incredibly perceptive when talking about how she reviewed old childhood memorabilia prior to writing the book....this extract kind of resonated with me
" Sometimes when searching, I have come across things which cut deep. An innocuous cardboard box with " I love you" scribbled on it in the carefree scrawl of an old boyfriend. A sorry note from a little girl to her parents, a little girl who hadn't yet done anything to be sorry for. There were so many sorry notes in fact that nowadays, in arguements, when I'm being intractable and defensive, I wonder if I didn't use up all my apologies as a kid, leaving me nothing left to use in adulthood." 
Hey ho 

51 comments:

  1. That makes me want to weep for the little girl whose thoughts should have been all light and sweet and happy and never sorry.

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    1. She turned out pretty well x and very balanced

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  2. A wise quote

    Enjoy your day

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  3. What a wonderful interesting quote.
    Sounds like a great read.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  4. I got this for christmas and have just finished reading it. It was one of the best autobiographies I've ever read; poignant, touching and knicker wettingly funny. I love Sue Perkins and this book was just such a great read.

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  5. I love to watch Sue Perkins on TV. I watched a documentary she made about when she traveled along the Mekong River and the people she met along the way. She is full of wit, humour and compassion by the bucket loads. I must get this book and have a read.

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    1. I have to tweet sue ang get comission

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    2. You will! Maybe she will reciprocate the favour when YOUR book comes out! :-)

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  6. Dark shadows in the corners of our lives....we've all got them.

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    1. And they bite you on the bum when you arnt looking x

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  7. The book is only $13. 00 USD on Kindle.

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  8. I had this for Christmas too. I think she is great, so am looking forward to reading it even more after your recommendation!

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  9. Just read it! Great book!

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  10. Oh. I thought you had done a post on Reading, Berkshire. I am really disappointed.

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  11. I hadn't heard of her, so had to look her up. Comedians do write interesting memoirs.

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  12. I don't know anything about her, or think I've ever seen her on TV. I do know that Amazon are constantly plugging her book - it's in the lists daily, so I'll have a look.
    Surprising that many comedians memoirs are poignant.

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  13. I do like a good autobiography - they often make the writer seem somehow more human than you thought.
    I was going to read Brian Blessed's one next, but maybe I'll give this a go instead.

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    1. And that is another one I want to read !

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    2. I heard that mr Blessed made most of his up

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  14. I am adding this book to my "to read" list. That excerpt hit a chord with me. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. I received this for Christmas, but haven't started reading it yet.
    I love Sue Perkins, she's just naturally funny!
    And.....she's my gay crush!

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  16. Good writing is such a joy!

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  17. I bought myself this book before Christmas, it's next in line to read on my bedside table, I think Sue Perkins is just so natural when she's on tele ... I just knew it would be a good read.

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  18. I've never heard of Sue Perkins, but that sounds like a very good book. I used to apologize to my husband constantly because he treated me as if everything that was wrong was my fault. Since I got divorced, I seldom need to apologize.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Hi John, been a lurker for a while but now a follower, sounds like a good read, I do like her on the bake off, have a great day x

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    1. Home you made some money this week sammy x

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  20. Hi John, been a lurker for a while but now a follower, sounds like a good read, I do like her on the bake off, have a great day x

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  21. I only know her from the PBS show, The Great British Bake-off. She's very witty on that. I'll look for the book at the library. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  22. Very intelligent and funny lady, I've had a girly crush on her for ages.

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  23. Sounds a good read, I'll look out for it. I'm reading a great book at the moment called "The Shepards Life", I'll do a post about it soon.

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  24. Here we go again, there are 5 books that are supposed to be read before any new one waiting on my night table. But I need some light and no sorry words of wisdom - at my age you would have thought I have some of my own, but it is good to learn where you can find wisdom, so thank you my dear, I have already got it from Amazon. Those people are going to be my financial ruin, lol.

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  25. I love Sue, I would love to read this too .

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  26. SHE HAS A BOOK?? I absolutely loved, loved, loved her and Giles on Super Sizers.Her wit was fantastic. Time for me to rewatch the series and see if my library has the book. Thanks!

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  27. I'll have to look this out, running out of new reading material.

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  28. James Rebanks wrote Shepherds Life. Best book I read last year. His latest book The illustrated Herdwick Shepherd was released just before Christmas. Will put that book, as well as Sue Perkins on my 2016 reading list.

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  29. So many books, so little time. I need some new material stat.

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  30. I'm an American fan of Sue Perkins who recently discovered her on YouTube/the Supersizers. Delighted to learn this kind, witty and extremely funny woman has written a book!

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  31. I like that quote. I've been thinking about reading that book but was worried it would make me like her less. I think I will go for it now. She's great.

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  32. Might buy this John - off to Amazon to have a look.

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  33. Sounds like I might need to pick up
    Spectacles . . .

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  34. I like her too -- maybe I'll catch up with this one sometime.

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  35. Before this post, I didn't even know who Sue Perkins was. That little excerpt makes me want to find out. Thanks!

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