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What books would you like for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Shedman, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    A book is a welcome gift. A good historical bodice ripper, a twisting crime novel, a history book from a period you're interested in, humour, a graphic novel or a book about your hobby.

    However, if anyone gave me a book from those suggested here:

    https://schoolsweek.co.uk/books-to-buy-teachers-for-christmas/

    I'd shove it up their ar *e!
     
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Quite right. Teachers shouldn't slob out reading something full of sex and violence. Work, work, work.
    I would like something on vertebrate brain evolution; grammar and parsing as well as a book with sex and violence.
     
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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Urgh... horrible list... I'd not read a single one.

    Now if someone could give me hardback copies of the remaining Terry Pratchett's I don't own that'd be welcome.

    Received ''Going Postal'' in the mail this morning...
     
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  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I knew it! He's spying on me!
     
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  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The I-Spy Book of No Deal Brexit.

    Might as well get some enjoyment out of it :)

    Has anybody done the Ladybird version yet?
     
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  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Errrr no thank you!

    Some naff, brainless chicklit is always welcome, but not those books.
     
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  7. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Oh Lordy - I won't be suggesting any of these for my Book Club...
     
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  8. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I love reading over Xmas. Non fiction and biographies for me.
     
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  9. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Well that's a refreshing variation on "thanks, just what I always wanted" through teeth.
     
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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I haven't read a book in years - teaching has robbed me of my attention sp
     
  11. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Crikey, what a lousy list!
     
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  12. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Yes, Klutz received it this morning in the post.
     
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  13. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I get the joke!
     
  14. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    The best book gift is an introduction to a new author. None of those on that list would qualify.

    I have recently discovered the JD Robb In Death series. Enjoyable escapism.
     
  15. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    And very patronising in the sense that it suggests that teachers have nothing better to do than read about their job all the time. We're human, we have families, we eat, sleep and dare I say have s*x when little Mr Shedman and Mrs Shedman are up for it. If anybody gave me one of these books from that wretched list I'd think they were taking the p* ss.
     
  16. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Does this imply that you've actually read previous books by these authors? :eek:
     
  17. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I've put this, a biography of Pauline Boty, a forgotten pop artist, and contemporary of Peter Blake and David Hockney, on my Amazon wish list. It's twenty quid so not something I'd buy for myself, really. Athough I could, I suppose....

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  18. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    There was a Culture Show special several months ago - Pop Go the Women, Pauline featured heavily.
     
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  19. JessicaRabbit1

    JessicaRabbit1 Senior commenter

  20. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    No. I don't want to read anything by them!
     
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