Books That Had An Effect On You

On Facebook, I was challenged to name ten books that had an effect on me or stayed with me. The instructions are:

In your status list 10 books that have stayed with you.
Don’t think too hard, they don’t have to be the “right books”or great works of literature they just have to have affected you in some way.
Tag 10 friends including the one that tagged you so they can see your list

I’m not going to tag anyone as it takes some thinking. So if you want to share yours, then go ahead.

Here are my ten books. Some are from when I was a kid, some are from when I was in my twenties, and a couple are from the last two years, but they have had a profound effect on me.

Of Mice and Men


John Steinbeck


Across The Barricades


Joan Lingard




Stan Barstow


Pride & Prejudice


Jane Austen


Love in the Time of Cholera


Gabriel García Márquez


The Dark


James Herbert


Red File For Callan


James Mitchell




James Herbert


Dragons of Autumn Twilight


Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman


Cider With Rosie


Laurie Lee

Favourite Photos of August ~ Four

This is the fourth and final instalment of the forty photos that are my favourites but for one reason or another didn’t make it to the Photo of the Week. I thought I would try out a “bokeh” effect with the lights on the pier, and I don’t think they turned out too badly. The clouds on the moon also drew my attention.