Tuesday, 26 February 2019

COURTNEY'S WAR, BOOK


My latest book that I have enjoyed is a 'Wilbur Smith' one called 'Courtney's War'.

I don't know quite why I like ww2 books but I do.
I'm can never quite get over the things that actually happened to people and for me, a person who has fortunately never had to deal with war it is unbelievable that man can be like that to his fellow man.


I've known of 'Wilbur Smith' books for years but never read one.  I'm not sure why but I thought they were more cowboy or adventure and that didn't appeal to me.

I belong to 'Borrowbox' a lending service connected to my Library and find it more convenient than keep going to the Library where I get back and neck ache trying to see the titles on the lover shelves.  Poor old thing, lol

If you like a good ww2 read then I'm sure you will enjoy this.


15 comments:

  1. I love my local library but only go there to pick up books I order online. I have the same problem with standing, looking at the shelves of books, bending and stretching to see the upper and lower shelves. It is so much nicer and easier to scroll through lists of books online! And our online service lets me order books from about a dozen libraries in our county so we're not limited to the nearest library.
    I love it! Then all I have to do is go in the door, pick up my books and leave. The only thing that would be more convenient is to have a drive up window. I may suggest that! Ha-ha!

    I will have to check and see if Courtney's War is available. Thanks for posting. I always like to hear what other people are reading (since at least half my day is taken up by reading) Better than doing housework!!!

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  3. we have the same thing with our library as weaver does, go online and reserve the books and they email or call when it is ready for pick up. i like the idea of your borrow box. i have the same problems with reading the titles of books unless right in front of my trifocals

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  4. This Borrowbox sounds so cool! Tell us more...

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  5. Sounds like a very good service, nice to read a book you enjoy xcx

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  6. How does Borrowbox work? I've never heard of it!

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  7. You should be able to find the app Steve and then you fill in your local library pin no's. I'm sure it's available in London. You may have to reserve some titles but you can download books to read and audio books, I love it.
    Briony
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  8. I feel the same way about WWII stories. The strength and courage shown by so many people is very inspiring. I often wonder how I would have handled all of the deprivation and danger - I don't think I'd have done very well, being the wuss I am.

    Thank you for the recommendation. And I'm glad it's not just me who gets a strained neck looking at the high and low shelves. I wonder if we have something like Borrowbox in Canada. Will have to check.

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  9. The borrrowbox sounds like a great idea and a nice alternative to going to the library.

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  10. Briony, I LOVE that little dog in your header picture and at first thought he was real! As a former bookstore owner I recall Wilbur Smith and his adventure books. I can't recall, though, if I ever read one but I may have. I checked him out on Google and learned that he's currently with his fourth wife and that he doesn't treat his previous wives and families very well. But he's an international best selling author. Take all this as just gossip. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

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  11. We have one of those in our neighborhood fun.

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  12. When I was younger I had no problem with low shelves but these days they are almost no-go territory. I am also reading a war book - "The Tattooist of Auschwitz"

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  13. I love WWII books. especially if its a mystery.

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