Saturday, 9 February 2013

Traffic Lights for Books! Just a bit of fun.

I have said before I love books. I love everything about books and so far I have never made friends with my Kindle. But never say never.The trouble is I really want to read good books. Not necessarily all the same Genre or subject but books I don't want to put down. That can be hard sometimes.

So,lately I have read 3 books. One was great. One I didn't mind and one I wanted to finish and move on. As I was putting them in the carrier bag for Hannah's Charity shop I suddenly realised they were just like traffic lights. Green for Go,Amber for be ready to stop and Red for stop right now.

I often read of Blogland folk wanting a recommendation for a good book and I thought I would use the traffic signals every time I finish three books.You never know someone might agree or put a different slant on my ideas.

So my first Green light is given to this book.

I loved it and it was just right for tired evenings in bed!

The Amber light goes to this book.

Now,normally my love of anything to do with Rod Stewart is total and universal. But, the only Autibiography I have ever really enjoyed is " The Moons a Balloon" by David Niven. Sorry Rod I could listen to you sing all night but I did not enjoy the written word that much.

The Red light goes to this book.

Not because of the subject matter, that did not worry me one jot. But I got so bored that I would rather turn the light off and go straight to sleep than read it.

Perhaps we could share books using these colour symbols and get a Blogland book queue going?


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    1. Hi Suz. Hope all well with you. I think of you often... And especially this week as young WIlliam is moving to Dubai so we shall be somewhat similar in the sense of having long distance grandchildren. Hope Jewel is doing well xx

  2. It sounds a good idea.i put out an appeal a short while ago for book recommendations.I have just finished Sister by Rosamund Lupton.I was disappointed by the ending.I am just about to start The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas,then The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope.

    1. I will definitely look into the Kashmir Shawl. Thank you . Happy reading

  3. Good idea Linda, I like the look of your green light one.:)

    1. Thank you LInda. It is so easy as a wife and Mum to see the story in your own life. Over the years a sabbatical in bed would have been very welcome.

  4. What a great idea. I was at the library today trying to find a gripping read after struggling through a very mediocre novel. I'm waiting for Joanne Harris' latest novel to come to my library. She's always a good read. As is Joanna Trollope. Biographies and autobiographies are often disappointing and badly written, I find.

  5. HI Janet. I have enjoyed her books too. Not so much Blackberry WIne and I still have some to read.

  6. That is such a clever idea. My problem is finding time to read, I just about manage two pages before my eyes close at night.

    1. Yes,and two pages are two too many if the book is poor as well. I think I might start another blog just for this where everyone could join in. Now that sounds a good idea but don't know how to organise it!

  7. Hi Linda , what a good idea , I also like your green light book , would you like to contribute to a 50 book read challenge ?
    Steph from show and tell is running this and it's good fun

  8. What a lovely idea Linda, it will encourage me to read the many books Ive collected so thanks and yes I like the look of your green light book too I like Sue Townsend and have nearly all the Adrian Mole series (yes even at my age!)

  9. I'm glad you reviewed the Sue Townsend book, I bought it in October and it's waiting to be read. I love the idea of colour coding them.

  10. I love your traffic light rating system, so much more useful that the 5 star one.

    Its funny I was just considering the Sue Townsend book as I used to love her Adrian Mole series but was put off by more recent offerings.

  11. Thank you for the fun idea of traffic lights for books. I love your blog header and the eclectic nature of your posts. I have joined and will be following your blog with interest. I enjoyed reading about dear Iris, Buster and jam jar giving too. (I shall also be trying some of your tutorials - starting with a bear!)

  12. I'm glad you gave a green light to the Sue Townsend book! I would like to read this. I didn't actually realize she had written a new book until recently, and I imagine it would be quite funny? Heather x

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