Monday, 23 June 2014

Express Yourself Meme (EYM) - what was the last book you read?

The Express Yourself Meme is hosted by  Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests. And their 'question' this week is what was the last book you read?

I'm going to be extremely literal here, since the last book I read is not some grand war-and-peace-length tome, nor even a novel, it was a delightful coffee-table book that I picked off our bookshelves for some light reading, Absolutely Typical Too, by Victoria Mather & Sue Macartney-Snape. The blurb on Amazon sums up the book:
One of the most popular features of the Saturday "Telegraph Magazine", begun in late 1994, is "Social Stereotypes", a weekly series of colourful and funny caricatures by artist Sue Macartney-Snape, with texts by Victoria Mather. This is the second collection of these cartoons.
Each vignette is no more than 300 words long, but each is also a divine dip into gently sarcastic observations on different characters from (it being the Telegraph) mostly the middle and upper classes.  What makes them so funny is that there is a grain of truth in every single one, and, for me, I found that I had met many of these varied weird creatures in my life: I went to school with the like of <school girl>, and, being a vicar's daughter and therefore at the centre of village life, I knew many a woman in the mould of <maiden aunt> too (and their dogs) ;).

I love this book. I read it over and again from time to time, and it makes me smile every time.

So, what was the last book you read?  



  1. Last book I read was Unexpected Texas by a twitter buddy. It was a travel book about quirky places she discovered where she lived in Texas.

    1. I've found that the place I live is always the place I don't explore enough :)

  2. That does sound interesting and funny. :)

    1. It's one of those books that you can leave lying on the coffee table, or in the loo ;P for folks to dip into. :)


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