I’ve run out of “The Pirates!” books for the moment (would you believe my local library doesn’t have them in stock… and I’m on an economy drive for a bit so can’t Amazon them for anything more than 1p). All is good though, no pirating adventures just means we’re now on to the second of Steve Stack’s books whilst I navigate the mammoth 700+ page medieval murder mystery.
So, you’ve seen all those lists of animals that we can no longer choke with our plastic and oil but you have not seen a list of extinct er… things. It’s basically a whole book of nostalgia.
I remember the old Ford Escorts my parents used to own, milk bottle deliveries and blackboards at school (I’ve seen these interactive white boards – they are, albeit very high-tech, just plain wrong). I do not remember Betamax. I did not know the origin of the shop Argos. I didn’t even know that Grandstand was no longer. However, Teletext’s Bamboozle game was great fun as I remember, whilst I have these rose-tinted spectacles on. I always knew I missed the VCR and endless youthful days spent reading Smash Hits magazine (though I wouldn’t admit it). I never knew, until now, how much I missed nuns.
Of course, this was yet another e-book and, of course, I think it would be better off on my mum’s loo book shelf (she actually has one of those – see previous photo post). It does make me wonder if books themselves will ever become extinct. What do you think? Answers on a postcard please.
5/10 – a good loo book but less of a page turner.
God help us all.