Thursday, 2 July 2009

Booking Through Thursday-Celebrity

Do you read celebrity memoirs? Which ones have you read or do you want to read? Which nonexistent celebrity memoirs would you like to see?

There is a really simple answer to this. No, I don't really read celebrity memoirs. They don't really interest me very much. I only own one celebrity biography, and I've only read one, and they are not the same book! Somebody bought me Richard Hammond's On The Edge one Christmas (it's well known that I fancy him!), but although I flicked through this, obviously looking at the pictures, lol, I never actually read it cover to cover. The other one was Gordon Ramsey's Humble Pie. It was ok, fairly easy reading which was what I needed, but it didn't inspire me to read the next one he wrote. And I only read this because my sister had to go to hospital last year and I had to dash up the motorway to do some emergency babysitting. Once I knew she was ok, I was casting about for something to read, and aside from true crime, this was all I could find. I did try and find MY Artemis Fowl series which she's somehow managed to lose, but to no avail. It will always puzzle me how you manage to lose five books, but that's slightly off topic!

I don't think I'm really interested enough in celebrities of any kind to want to read what they write, so I can't think of any I'd like to read. I'd like to read something written by Nadia Comanci or Olga Korbutt but I don't think they count as celebrities. I spent a large part of my childhood and teenage years throwing myself around in a gym, although not as well as they did. But that's the point! I looked up to them, and if they've written memoirs I'd read them. They may have done, I've never really looked! But they'd probably be in Romanian/Russian or some similar language anyway!


gautami tripathy said...

Hey, I like covers!

Here is my BTT post!

Dot said...

I'm the same as you really, I tend to only read them if somebody buys me them as a gift!

Shari said...

I hate lending books - you never see them again. But 5 at once??

MISSY said...

I was so excited to find a biography of Isadora Duncan, the pioneer of modern dance. I studied her dance method while growing up. She certainly not well-known. I was never limber enough for gymnastics, but I followed Nadia and Olga. Hopefully you will find books on them someday. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of Richard Hammond so I googled him and among other things read this about him:
On July 22, 2007, during severe flooding, Hammond left his Porsche 911 - in which he had been stuck in traffic for 13 hours - to run home for his daughter's birthday. He ran 16 miles (26 km) in two-and-a-half hours (from 3am to 5:30 am), arriving home before his daughter woke up.

Now that's an amazing dad!!!

I do know and like Gordon Ramsay!!

Sassy Brit said...

Hello there!

Oh, I'm in love with Richard Hammond, too! You can have Gordon Ramsay though. At least he can cook! :)

Nice to meet you, and another Brit. I can't wait to be able swap book talk with you!

This is the fist time I have tried Booking Through Thursday, which is how I found you. Glad I did now.

Here's my link:

Take care,


Anonymous said...

I kind of don't like Gordon Ramsey. All his screaming put me off him a long time back. But I might read his book.