At the beginning of September I showed you this photograph of my Autumn reads. As you will see from the list below I have already made great headway into my selection together with a few additions from my Kindle. . Each of the books listed below has a clickable link to my Tea and Biscuits and A Good Book blog where you find out a bit more about each one and what I thought of them.
The Memory Book - Rowan Coleman - Fiction
If You Were the Only Girl - Anne Bennett - Fiction
Whilst we were watching Downton Abbey - Wendy Wax
Will You Remember Me - Amanda Prowse - Fiction
Keeper of Secrets - Amanda Brooke - Fiction
Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts - Lucy Dillon - Fiction
Mrs Sinclairs Suitcase - Louise Walters - Fiction
To Sir With Love - E. R. Braithwaite
It was such a long time ago since I had read this book that I had actually forgotten that E. R. Braithwaite's memoir was written about his time working in an east end school not an american one as portrayed in the film starring Sidney Poitier. Still it was a very good read and one of my colleagues in the office having heard me wax lyrical about it has downloaded it to her kindle (I just hope she finds it as good as I did).
Although I had completed my Yet to be read bookshelf challenge, which was to have read 13 out of the 26 books sitting on the bookshelf last Christmas by June this year, which I completed in May. I have continued working my way through the remaining 13 books on that shelf and Don't want to miss a thing - by Jill Mansell is number 25 leaving just one more on that particular shelf. If I had stuck to just reading these books before I allowed myself to read or buy any new books I probably would have finished it before now, but I have allowed the odd new one to jump the queue. I should also confess that I have not been able to resist stocking up the shelf below and down loading some must reads from the Amazon sale ready for the forthcoming Autumn/Winter months, all will be revealed.
My old film must see for September was Twelve Angry Men from 1957. It had many famous stars, Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb, Jack Klugman, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden. Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, John Fiedler, E.G. Marshall, Edward Binns, George Voskovec and Robert Webber.
For anyone who doesn't know the synopsis of this film, it is about a court case where a young man is accused of killing his father. Essentially the film is about the 12 jurors and there deliberations as to whether they find the young man guilty or not guilty. Should they find him guilty he will face the death penalty for sure. It is quite simply one of my favourite films. They did make a remake in 1997 and ordinarily I cannot stand the remakes but actually this one kept very close to the original film, but as always I do prefer the original.
My little hats for the BIG KNIT are already to be delivered to our local Age UK charity shop. They had set themselves a target of 4,000 so I am intrigued to find out how they have got on.
And finally I have 40 of my poppies all ready and I will be attending a couple of craft fair in the next couple of weeks where I am hoping that some of them will be bought to help raise money for charity.
I heard that a number of you ended up with THAT song stuck in your heads having read my harvest time post. I do apologise. My daughter sent me a text today to say she had the music from Willie Wonker and the Chocolate Factory stuck in her brain today.
I know which one I prefer.