Hello, my name’s Claire and I live in the UK. Welcome to my blog.
I love books, films, music and television programmes, so I thought I’d start this blog to share my views with the rest of the world. After a few years, I’ve come to realise that I nearly everything here is about books, so I’ve decided it’s time for a change and to just include my book reviews.
I read between between two and five books a week, mainly fiction including some classics, although some science, travel and biography as well. My favourite authors include Jane Austen, Mary Wesley, Jasper Fforde, J.K. Rowling, Jose Saramago, Meg Cabot, Alexander McCall Smith, Sebastian Faulks, Mark Gatiss and Alexandra Potter.
I enjoy films from most genres, both new and old. My favourites are The Philadelphia Story, Now, Voyager, A Room With A View, Strictly Ballroom, and Amelie. I know these all sound a bit girly, but I do enjoy other types of films as well! I like The Bourne Identity, James Bond, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and Best In Show.
My favourite music is jazz, and love Ella Fitzgerald, Claire Martin, Harry Connick Jr., and Louis Armstrong. I also like pop music as well, including Lily Allen, Madonna, George Michael, and Lone Justice. I also listen to a variety of other styles including classical, latin, world, R&B, dance, rock and soul.
My favourite television programmes are Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who (mainly the new series) and Torchwood, but I also love a lot of sitcoms (Friends, Dinnerladies, Spaced, Home Improvement, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister, Frasier, The Good Life, The Book Group, Roseanne, Ever Decreasing Circles), as well as Hustle, QI and the River Cottage programmes.
Oh, and in case anyone is wondering … Chesil Beach is one of my favourite places, a beautiful beach stretching along the West Dorset coast in England.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy it! I’d love to hear what you think, so please add your comments to any posts that interest you.