Exploring My Bookshelves: April Fools!

Congratulations everyone! We made it to Friday! I don’t know about you but I’m feeling an unproductive weekend coming on . . .

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme co-hosted by Shannon @ For The Love of Words and Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds. Each week we’re given a new theme and we get to talk about one book that relates to it.


And now! For the obligatory shelfie!

Yet again the bookshelves fill!

This week’s theme is:

A parody or funny book (In honor of April Fool’s day)

And I have the perfect book for you. This one I haven’t actually read yet (despite being given it as a birthday present almost two years ago) but it’s obviously going to be a cracker. I’m not quite sure what the book entails but I think we can all agree, or at least, Doctor Who fans can agree, that this will probably involve a chortle or two. I believe Perryman wrote some episodes of Doctor Who . . . although I’m not sure and too lazy to Google it. The Whovian in me is disappointed, *takes off Baker scarf in shame*.

Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who by Neil Perryman


Genre: Non-Fiction, Humour, Biography
Author: Neil Perryman
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages: 290 {paperback}

Neil loves Sue. He also loves Doctor Who. But can he bring his two great loves together? And does he have the right?

In January 2011, Neil Perryman set out on an insane quest to make his wife Sue watch every episode of the classic series of Doctor Who from the very beginning. Even the ones that didn’t exist any more. And so, over the next two and half years, Sue gamely watched them all: William Hartnell (the Miserable Git); Patrick Troughton (the Scruffy Drunk); Jon Pertwee (the Pompous Tory); Tom Baker (the Mad One); Peter Davison (the Fit One); Colin Baker (the Court Jester); Sylvester McCoy (the Crafty Sod) and Paul McGann (the One-Night Stand). The result was a wildly successful and hilariously revealing blog called Adventures with the Wife in Space.

But the adventure continues. From awkward years at school, terrified of giant insects, Daleks and rugby players, to even more awkward years as an adult, terrified of unexpected parenthood and being called a Whovian, here Neil tells the all too true story of life as a Doctor Who fan. Funny, honest and surprisingly brave, he also captures perfectly the joys – and fears – of sharing the thing you love with the people you love.

Adventures With the Wife in Space is, at its heart, the story of Doctor Who, and its fans, seen through the eyes of two people – one who knows almost nothing about the programme and another who knows way too much.

Hopefully I get around to picking this one up in the near future, but I say that about all my books so who knows! I think this was the most perfect gift to get me though – I mean, I certainly had never come across this book despite it being book linked to Doctor Who. So an applause for thoughtful friends!


What’s a book that your found hilarious?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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