Books

I enjoy reading books and I usually have a few on the go. They are typically non-fiction, but sometimes a novel. I also like to write about what I read (of which you can find examples of throughout my blog).

Towards the end of 2019 I found myself recording myself reading various short stories (written by others); these, and more, I have uploaded to either SoundCloud or Youtube. I continued this effort in 2020, 2021, and continue to this day with the intention uploading something every Saturday. You can support my efforts via Ko-Fi.


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17 July 2022
Europe in the Grip of Life and Death – Hitler’s Threat to Freedom
https://www.youtu.be/rtgES1OR4pM
14:40


book_childrens_encyclopedia02 July 2022
The Crowning of Dreaming John, by John Drinkwater
https://www.youtu.be/YVvBjPrsCjQ
05:17


metawars228 June 2022
Metawars by Jeff Norton, Book 2, part of Chapter 11:
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/metawars…
07:48


book_childrens_encyclopedia22 January 2022
The Enchanted Kettle
https://youtu.be/57eT3RwuQ0g
03:49


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24 April 2021 – 15 January 2022
Shakespeare’s Comedies (Abridged)
Measure for Measure:
https://youtu.be/3ti9Rk2UqdQ (07:16)
Twelfth Night or As You Will:
https://youtu.be/HkHiryDgB-w (08:51)
As You Like It:
https://youtu.be/qHLgAzWdq8M (09:59)
Much To Do About Nothing:
https://youtu.be/Ooo4hIwhNBU (08:51)
The Taming of the Shrew: https://youtu.be/19H7Z93tkYY (08:22)
All’s Well That Ends Well:
https://youtu.be/CJwRhkTQZ8U (06:49)
The Merchant of Venice: https://youtu.be/2diLac5Ldcs (09:16)
The Comedy of Errors: https://youtu.be/Vavb3_BGPTk (05:19)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona:
https://youtu.be/pUzQOWiP_5I (09:26)


islands01 January 2022
Rockall – The Lonely Island by Seton Gordon
https://youtu.be/NXObwWQy4pc
09:16


Ko-fi_Icon_Blue25 December 2021
A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens
https://youtu.be/RfE9iPPo4zs
55:12


book_childrens_encyclopedia20 November 2021
Nekumonta
https://youtu.be/bGu20pWFrWc
04:12


27 February – 17 April 2021
The Unabomber Manifesto
Part I: https://youtu.be/cnuM86kNWYM (23:07)
Part II: https://youtu.be/kHTJXfyigVs (20:46)
Part III: https://youtu.be/JZARa7AUuuc (31:00)
Part IV: https://youtu.be/ZtibWg2sD_M (32:24)
Part V: https://youtu.be/HOfpq2FCq5k (31:46)
Part VI: https://youtu.be/5VviobQg7_Y (27:35)
Part VII: https://youtu.be/l5kSUQ3c_1c (50:29)
Part VIII: https://youtu.be/7ed39p5wOoA (26:35)


book_childrens_encyclopedia20 February 2021
The Wolf That Came In The Night
https://youtu.be/MH1c6RbsQVw
03:22


book_childrens_encyclopedia13 February 2021
The Spring of Saint Boniface
https://youtu.be/22ED92C_jrg
03:34


book_childrens_encyclopedia06 February 2021
The Good Samaritans of the Desert
https://youtu.be/hF1HUmRjlnU
04:37
Related post: bmhonline.wordpress.com/…/the-good-samaritans-of-the-desert


book_childrens_encyclopedia30 January 2021
The Finest Thing in the World
https://youtu.be/sVKTBj6NCSU
11:03


book_childrens_encyclopedia23 January 2021
A Woman Against a King
https://youtu.be/yd8ic_Comxc
04:01


book_childrens_encyclopedia16 January 2021
How Arshad Served His Master
https://youtu.be/yf_04djNBPA
05:41


book_childrens_encyclopedia09 January 2021
The Man Who Refused A Bribe
https://youtu.be/fG88J6VPoxI
04:54


islands02 January 2021
Father Damien by Claude Williamson
https://youtu.be/FGJ-pyYhPIc
41:42


book_childrens_encyclopedia30 November 2020
The Immortal Three: Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato
https://youtu.be/HWdIt-5q0H8
27:01


book_childrens_encyclopedia10 October 2020
Light And What It Is
https://youtu.be/5I7UUoJZHf0
08:51


islands18 July 2020
Sir Francis Drake’s Diary
https://youtu.be/bRyo37A23yw
13:53


islands04 July 2020
Siven Land by Norman Douglas
https://youtu.be/XEiX9ivQ2s8
06:29


islands27 June 2020
Tristan da Cunha – The Lonely Isle by G. Cooper
https://youtu.be/g-LDXZ-FCa0
36:29


islands20 June 2020
Enchanted Islands by John Culmer
https://youtu.be/xiVoUg08Uq0
06:01


book_childrens_encyclopedia13 June 2020
The (Present) Crisis by James Russell Lowell
https://youtu.be/20eSqxeEXFA
07:50


islands6 June 2020
The Birth of an Island
https://youtu.be/fA2aWu7FsoQ
12:47


30 May 2020
Providence by George Herbert
https://youtu.be/e_nyfzqSYRc
11:26


islands23 May 2020
Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
https://youtu.be/om3J1eTnCCs
26:07


book_childrens_encyclopedia16 May 2020
The Ride on a Wild Horse
“Mazeppa was a page-boy in the house of a Polish nobleman, who, angry with him for something he had done, called for a wild Tartar horse he had caught the day before, lashed Mazeppa to its back, and set it free. The horse sped furiously away until it fell dead in the country of Ukraine. There a Cossack set Mazeppa free and brought him back to life. Lord Byron makes Mazeppa tell his story to a king after a great battle, and ends by making him reign on the throne of Ukraine. Here we give the parts of the poem that describe the great ride of Mazeppa.”
https://youtu.be/yJl9aHbsd0I
13:19


islands9 May 2020
Legends from the Isles of Shoals
https://youtu.be/j3O_B54mZIU
12:00


islands2 May 2020
Farne Islands Sanctuary
https://youtu.be/JB42jG5yvD8
05:16


islands25 April 2020
Guano Island
https://youtu.be/ra08Cg29sCQ
03:24


book_childrens_encyclopedia18 April 2020
The Story of the Months
https://youtu.be/iVF7Bx9Y_Ug
15:43


book_childrens_encyclopedia11 April 2020
The Story of the Days
https://youtu.be/T2yjz3DuuwM
12:02


4 April 2020
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
https://youtu.be/bQ35N9wWxNg
08:37


15 February – 28 March 2020
Night 53-61 of One Thousand and One Nights
53:
https://youtu.be/6bSc2MvN6Pg (14:15)
54: https://youtu.be/4WBEXTrNHbE (7:31)
55: https://youtu.be/eKIu54H5PQU (14:09)
56: https://youtu.be/WA5ySmrLMl8 (08:44)
57: https://youtu.be/waPlkDZeG8I (06:18)
58: https://youtu.be/voIF2NQbxTs (07:07)
59-61: https://youtu.be/rn7XvcoUY_M (20:41)


islands8 February 2020
On the Way or All Aboard! by Claude Williamson
https://youtu.be/5cBENvEvBPU
42:46


1 February 2020
The Book of Zechariah 12-14
https://youtu.be/T8MPviXsAdU
10:34


islands25 January 2020
‘Cagliari’ by Hilaire Belloc
https://youtu.be/R7q-iOEkiMk
07:53


book_childrens_encyclopedia18 January 2020
The Story of Brave Grizel Hume
https://youtu.be/6U3zVCHaCu8
09:10


book_childrens_encyclopedia11 January 2020
The Tricks Of Scapin
https://youtu.be/QiFvsbuIdcc
05:42

The Lad Who Slept At His Post
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/brian-reads-the-lad-who-slept-at-his-post
02:09


islands4 January 2020
The Original Robinson Crusoe
https://youtu.be/maDflaM-gqw
16:03
Related post: https://bmhonline.wordpress.com/…/being-a-robinson-crusoe/


29 Dec 2019
Apocalyptic Scenario 1.a
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/apocalyptic-scenario-1a
03:40
Read by request from: https://davecline.wordpress.com/2019/12/27/apocalyptic-scenario-1-a


28 Dec 2019
A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens: The Child’s Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YD7A_VYGus
09:47


27 Dec 2019
A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens: The Poor Relation’s Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ2QuZjvB54
25:59
Related post: https://bmhonline.wordpress.com/2019/12/27/christmas-with-dickens


book_childrens_encyclopedia5 Dec 2019
The following were read from Arthur Mee’s Children’s Encyclopedia, Volume 7, page 5087-8. Related post: https://bmhonline.wordpress.com/2019/12/05/story-time-november

The Strangers At The Door
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/the-strangers-at-the-door
05:53

The Race From Marathon
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/the-race-from-marathon
03:24

How Rustem Met His Son
09:11
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/how-rustem-met-his-son

Jack Frost Opens The Chestnut Burrs
02:04
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/jack-frost-opens-the-chestnut-burrs

Mother Nature’s Spring Helpers
02:16
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/mother-natures-spring-helpers


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