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(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 8681

Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

CD I loved Shakespeare on Toast and recommend it as much as possible. I've tried the iambic pentameter and keeping the pauses to the rhythms thing, and it generally works, although I do tend to count in my head which isn't helpful.

Thanks, Mol, I'll try those.

And ahhhhh Flambards. We watched the TV series at school and swooned a lot


(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 8682

Cheerful Dragon

I have about 20 books that were bought as sets. I hadn't catalogued them because I wanted to get my 'Not Read' list below 100 first. I recently achieved that, so I added these books. One of the books I'm reading at the moment is Does Anything Eat Wasps, edited by Mick O'Hare. It's a selection of questions from the Last Word section of the New Scientist magazine. It's a book I can dip into, so it will probably end up as my bathroom book.


(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 8683

Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

I was going to dip in and out of that and ended up reading it in one go, fascinating information.

Now reading Philosophy for Dummies. Too much brainwork for me early in the morning


(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 8684

Cheerful Dragon

Some of the questions so far have been quite reasonable - questions about bruises and eyebrows, for example. Others have been a bit strange - how fat do you have to get to be bulletproof? is one that springs to mind.

I also have Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? and Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? from the same series. I'm looking forward to those.


(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 8685

Cheerful Dragon

My willpower wasn't strong enough. I've bought The Light Fantastic, book 2 of the Discworld series. Well, we are going away for a week and I wanted something light to read.


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Post 8686

Bagpuss

Enigma by Robert Harris. It's Bletchly Park in 1943 and the naval Enigma code has been rendered indecypherable when the Germans changed their weather codebook (long story). Meanwhile, surely the glamorous Claire can't really be a spy: she comes from such a *terribly* good family.

Apparently this was made into a film a few years back, which explains Kate Winslet's presence on the book cover.


(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 8687

Mol - on the little netbook

I remember quite wanting to see that film, but DH wasn't keen.

My most recent Goodreads review was for Codes and Secret Writing by Herbert S Zim. Which sort of reminded me of the book I read a couple of years ago about the Enigma machines (not Robert Harris's book). But Herbert S Zim's book is much easier to understand.

Mol


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Post 8688

Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

Finished the Bill Bryson book about Shakespeare, which was entertaining and am about to start Letters from a Fainthearted Feminist and More from Martha by Jill Tweedie. A while ago I read Soldier's Song: True Stories from the Falklands by Ken Lukowiak. He was a young soldier who fought in the Falklands and suffered from, I think, undiagnosed PTSD afterwards.

Somehow he was sort of befriended and mentored by Tweedie and her husband and was thus diverted from a life of being a scallywag into that of a writer. I'd read a bit of Jill Tweedie's work before and this book made her sound really very interesting. So I thought I'd give this one a try.


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