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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


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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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Post 8689

Cheerful Dragon

Well, I'm back. I enjoyed The Light Fantastic. It got a bit serious towards the end, but it was fun most of the time.

Currently reading The Life and Death of St. Kilda by Tom Steel. It amazes me that a community could exist for so long (centuries, not decades) in such a remote and inaccessible place.


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Post 8690

2legs; a thoroughly used sub sometimes with a purple collar, sometimes a black one.. Filthy funny and strange, apparently. incorruptible. - I am not a badger.

Currently trying to get my head round the new library lending service I use (digital talking/audio book one) smiley - headhurts and as I was trying to figure it out, just wanted to click 'download' on 'any' book, so I could test out some options for moving the 'media' about...

Random book turned out to be one I read, not all that long ago, and now I seem to be re-reading it, after picking up something differnt I'd not on the first read, within the first few pages smiley - huhsmiley - blush Storey of O, by Pauline ReageĀ 
smiley - handcuffs I must find a 'proper' book to read next though smiley - blushsmiley - book


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Post 8691

Sho / Flo - what's the difference?

I started reading Rubinrot by Kerstin Gier which is a YA book about a time travelling teenage girl. Sounds a bit Time Traveller's Wife actually, but so far so good (and I'm not sure what it is in English)


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Post 8692

Mol - on the little netbook

I just read 'A Little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett and it has catapulted itself into my top ten all-time favourites (welllll ... really it's more of a top 100 than a top ten, I can never pin myself down to ten. But if I say it's catapulted itself into my top 100 this doesn't really convey just how much I liked it).

It's a delightful book, excellent if you need something to give you a bit of a lift, and a really satisfying read.

Mol


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Post 8693

Pastey

They Came And Ate Us: Armageddon II, The B Movie.

The second in the Armageddon The Music trilogy, and if the first one was weird, this one is weirder still. Gets a bit tricky to keep going in the middle, but is worth it.


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