What have you never read?

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
edited 4. Aug 2014, 11:12 in Community Chit-chat archive
Sticky's thread triggered this thought in what currently passes for my brain. I have never read (and never intend to read) a Barbara Cartland predictably frothy nonsense or a Mills & Boon. DD

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  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    A Stephen King book the films are scary enough. Mig
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    50 shades of Grey
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,415
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Fifty Shades of Grey for me too. I did get it on my kindle to see what all the fuss was about, but couldn't get into it, it's so boring!
    Numpty
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Stil love the pupil who told me she wanted to learn to read difficult words so she could read her Mum's book. Mr Grey's 50 shades!
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,697
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've never read, and will never read any of the above. I'm quite happy about that.

    I'm rather more ashamed to admit that I've never read, in full, any of the Russian classics.
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Any books that are set in the war times, anything before 20th Century. Just haven't got the patients. I've read one or two with The Book Club but I will pass on anymore.
  • Kitty
    Kitty Member Posts: 3,561
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Moby Dick, and can anyone blame me?? Don't fancy reading any Jane Austen either.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dickens.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Books :? :lol:
    I don't have the concentration span to read a pamphlet let alone a book :D
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,697
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Tony, that's so sad. :shock:

    You read threads on here so you do have concentration. Why not start small? You're missing a whole world of pleasure and, more importantly, distraction from pain.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have tried a few times to get into reading. Having such a dire memory really doesn't help at all.

    I prefer movies. Such a cop out I know. As for reading the threads here. I must confess, I try and avoid the longer ones :oops:

    xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Crikey, what interesting responses, thank you! I agree with bot doing the Russian classics (I prefer the Radio 4 versions every time, at least one can get on with doing something useful whilst trying to sort out the 'ovas' and 'iches' :wink:) but I love Jane Austen, Dickens, Hardy and especially George Eliot (Daniel Deronda was my favourite).

    50 Shades? Why bother reading a very badly-written tale? Words can be put to much better use but I have enjoyed the spin-offs such as 50 Sheds of Grey. I can't cope with horror but one of the best film adaptations I have ever seen was the first Harry Potter - it brought my imaginings to life. Mind you, I never read the others because I felt (rightly or wrongly) that nothing would match it.

    Science fiction. Pointless. 'Nuff said. DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,256
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Dickens I keep promising myself to get them..maybe soon..think it is the only fiction I could read ..
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Absolutely no mills and boons, sci-fi or 50 shades of grey, although, I did go to the theatre and see 51 shades of Maggie a one woman show based on the books and on good old Glasgow humour............... hilarious!!!!! xx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,697
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bubbadog wrote:
    Any books that are set in the war times, anything before 20th Century. Just haven't got the patients. I've read one or two with The Book Club but I will pass on anymore.

    Give some of the war books a go, Bubbadog. They're not all fighting and shooting. Modern classics are:

    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remerque
    Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
    The Ghost Road by Pat Barker.

    All great novels for my money.

    I used to read a lot of sci fi in my youth. I don't now but Isaac Asimov has to be a wonderful storyteller by any standards. I loved his Foundation series.
  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Jane Austen, I've read loads of classics but I'm ashamed to say notated how many times I try Austen I just don't get her style.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Love Jane Austen but have never managed to get into a Dickens novel.
  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have many "never reads" but always near the top of the list is Fifty Shades of whatever...and most romantic novels, not that I'm against romance.... :wink:

    The Pat Barker war novels I really liked, btw Bubba.
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've never read any of the Harry Potter books or watched the films.


    Elizabeth
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,697
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I love the lot :D

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