This is a fun meme for the weekends, count Friday and Monday as part of your weekend and have even more fun!
“This is a weekly meme, where you can get to display all those beautiful, funny, crazy and even those that make you think book covers you come across each week. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love looking at different book covers. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but they are sure fun to look at.”
The Blog Hop is hosted by Yvonne, over at ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog‘ and the rules for taking part are pretty simple:
1. Cross to ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog’. Take the button at the top of her post and post it on your blog.
2. Chose a book cover of your choice and post it. (You can post as many covers as you’d like.)
3. Sign up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page. Please use the url that links directly to your cover art post.
4. Visit other blogs on the list to see what covers they are featuring this week.
This is a book that I noticed on my husband’s bedside table
I know that this isn’t a particularly arresting or startling cover image, however it really is quintessentially English to the ‘nth degree’.
Whilst we are all prepared to stand out in the rain at many sporting events such as Football or Rugby, only the English would sit for hours hunched under a totally inadequate umbrella, trying desperately to keep a broadsheet newspaper dry, in the vain hope of seeing play at a Cricket or Tennis match, usually in the middle of Summer!! Believe me, it really does happen!!
I thought that I would share it with you, as it just made me chuckle to think how the rest of the world would view such eccentric behaviour.
“Both hilarious and wincingly accurate in its portrayal of English society”
In Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour.
The rules of weather-speak. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo and many more . . .Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.
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