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Review: The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett

From the author of The History Boys and The Clothes They Stood Up In, a deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading.

When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library  she feels duty bound to borrow a book. 282 more words

Literary Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed Recently That Weren't My Typical Genre

This category was a little difficult for me, so it’s only a Top 5. As always, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish… 344 more words


The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

It is rare to come across a book that has a premise that is unlike anything you have ever read. That’s what happened with this novel. 252 more words


What I'm Reading Wednesday

What Are You Reading Wednesday is hosted by It’s A Reading Thing!

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions: 276 more words


The Uncommon Reader: An Adorable Opsimath

A couple of years before turning 80, The Queen discovers the pleasure of reading. She falls in love with it so much that she begins detesting her royal duties. 598 more words

Book Review

The Uncommon Reader

“Books change lives, even lives of royals.” – Alan Bennett

The Uncommon reader is the only Bennett book I’ve read. He’s not a popular novelist in Slovenia. 379 more words


Done: The Uncommon Reader

I was struck immediately by the blurb of this quirky novella by Alan Bennett. The basic premise of this story revolves around Queen Elizabeth II (presumably, since she is never directly mentioned by name in the novel but her context and juxtaposed royal figures proclaim her to be as such) who discovers a mobile library one day while walking her famous brood of Corgis is plunged into the world of reading. 347 more words