Pause for Thought is a collection of reflections on modern life from the popular BBC Radio 2 broadcast. Pause for Thought started out on the much loved Terry Wogan Show, but is now broadcast on the Chris Evans Show and the Vanessa Feltz Show, broadcasting on early morning weekdays.
The is a real gem of a book that really took me by surprise. My recollections of Pause for Thought from the 1980s was one of religious clichés. This is totally different and very refreshing, taking it right into the 21st Century. It’s an wonderful book to dip into now and again, to have by your side when you need a bit of encouragement. I love the posters or memes that accompany each ‘thought’ and can imagine sharing these with family and friends on line and off.
I also like that the books has contributions from a truly diverse collection of people including an ex pop-musician, comedians, TV stars, comedians, people of faith and those making a real difference in the world: Shazia Mirza, Googlebox vicar Kate Bottley, ex-Communard Richard Coles, Joanna Jepson and Pam Rhodes.
I totally agree with the publisher that this book is a beautiful collection of thoughts that have made me pause and truly appreciate life and the world around me.
I’ll definitely be recommending this to friends and family and maybe giving some as Christmas gifts this year.
I don’t think this would be suitable as group read as it’s quite a short book.