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; these, and more, I have uploaded to either SoundCloud or Youtube. I continue this effort in 2020 with the intention uploading something every Saturday:

Ko-fi_Icon_Blue15 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 (8:44)
57: https://youtu.be/waPlkDZeG8I (6:18)
58: https://youtu.be/voIF2NQbxTs (7:07)
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
7:53


book_childrens_encyclopedia18 January 2020
The Story of Brave Grizel Hume
https://youtu.be/6U3zVCHaCu8
9:10


book_childrens_encyclopedia11 January 2020
The Tricks Of Scapin
https://youtu.be/QiFvsbuIdcc
5:42

The Lad Who Slept At His Post
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/brian-reads-the-lad-who-slept-at-his-post
2:09


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
3:40
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
9:47


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
5:53

The Race From Marathon
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/the-race-from-marathon
3:24

How Rustem Met His Son
9:11
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/how-rustem-met-his-son

Jack Frost Opens The Chestnut Burrs
2:04
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/jack-frost-opens-the-chestnut-burrs

Mother Nature’s Spring Helpers
2:16
https://soundcloud.com/bmh81/mother-natures-spring-helpers


Ko-fi_Icon_BlueI intend to record more readings throughout 2020. You can support my efforts here:


Brian’s 2020 Reading Pile:

book_childrens_encyclopediaThe Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee:
I’ve owned a 10 volume set of these old encyclopdias since my childhood, but had never read them, so I thought I would read one volume a year. For 2020 I have the target of working my way through Volume 8, reading 1/12th of the volume each month.

The Great Arab Conquests by John Bagot Glubb

Great True Stories of The Islands by Claude Williamson

The Vikings by Jonathan Clements

The Only Planet of Choice (re-reading)

Only a Piece of Glass by Nan Blake

Invisible College by Robert Lomas (re-reading)

Take a Seat by Dominic Gill

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