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Post 361

the other omylouse "multiply (1*6) by (6*1+0+3)!"

just finished 'The Walls Of Air' & about 2 start 'The Armies Of Daylight' (the second & third books in the Darwath Trilogy by Barbara Hambly)
-got these 2 second hand last year & only just found the first 1 ('The Time Of The Dark') last saturday in an Oxfam shop! smiley - biggrin


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Post 362

Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!)

i'm reading Dragons of an Autumn Twilight by a couple of random people smiley - cool


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Post 363

The Ghost of Polidari

At home I'm reading 'Mr Standfast', which is the third Richard Hannay novel by John Buchan (the first being 'The 39 Steps', of course).

At work I'm reading 'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis' by Tony Hawks.


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Post 364

Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!)

Playing the etc is brilliant! smiley - biggrin


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Post 365

The Ghost of Polidari

Started it yesterday and got some very strange looks in the tearoom as I sat there giggling to myself. 20 pages in and I'm already trying to find a copy of 'Round Ireland with a Fridge...


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Ek* this space intentionally left blank *ki

Round Ireland with a Fridge is absolutely hilarious ... I read it when I was going to work on the train and would sit there wetting myself. Was slightly annoyed yesterday when I went into a bookshop and the review that someone had given of Round Ireland ... was that the title slightly gave the plot away ... smiley - huh? What was he meant to call it, My Life as Bactarian Camel? ... Stupid person! Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is equally good.

Currently reading The Great Game by Peter Nixon - it's about the British and Russian dealings in Afghanistan at in the 19th Century - absolutely brilliant. Also Mostly Harmless again and the Dirk Gently's ... Count of Monte Christo is next

Incidentally I'm also listening to the original HHGTTG on tape for the first time ... house mates think I'm slightly odd but hey ho ... sheer an utter brilliance ... there's no other word for it!


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Abi

Tony Hawks is a literary god. When you get to 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' watch out for the dog house!


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Post 368

Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!)

i'm very ashamed to say that i han't read Dirk Gently smiley - blush

but i am getting round to it! smiley - biggrin


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Post 369

The Ghost of Polidari

Anybody remember 'The Stutter Rap'?


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Post 370

Cardinal Noah (is now back!!!)

erm, no smiley - erm

but i'm now reading Dirk Gently blah blah *bows*


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Cheerful Dragon

Nefertiti by Joyce Tildesley
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Life on Earth by David Attenborough (I almost put Richard Attenborough. Oops!)


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Post 372

$u$

'A Fragile Paradise - Nature and Man in the Pacific', by Andrew Mitchell.

Inspirational.smiley - zen


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Post 373

Tilly - back in mauve

Reading "Last Chance to See..." at the moment. smiley - smiley


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Post 374

John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!"

Good one. smiley - ok

"Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of modern Tibet Since 1947" by Tsering Shakya


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Emily 'Twa Bui' Ultramarine

I'm reading 'Amaryllis Night and Day' by Russell Hoban (the literary genius who wrote 'How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen'). It's rather good - a bit like a comic 'Steppenwolf', if you see what I mean. smiley - silly

I'm also pretending to read 'The N****r of the Narcissus' by Joseph Conrad, because it's on my uni reading list - I can't understand the introduction... smiley - sadface


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Nyree Rose - Doll in a Tube wearing National Costume

Surviving Galeras - Stanely Williams.

My friend has no TV. She treats books like TV series. She's usually has about 20 odd books on the go! Mad!smiley - wow


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mctrmt...

"The Leviathans" by Tim Dinsdale
the first work of non-fiction I've read in months and months


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Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

Reading Kushiel's Dart by Jaqueline Carey...
... and in dribs and drabs Rending the Veil, which is a bunch of different translations of poetry by Rumi....

... also L'├ętranger by Albert Camus in the original French when I can be bothered for French class...
... bits and pieces of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass for English (enjoying it, but thinking he's a bit odd)...

at home I'm partially through Alice Brochart's The Wolf King, Chaucer's the Canterbury Tales (in original Middle English), Tolkien's The Two Towers, and Elizabeth Kerner's The Lesser Kindred. I didn't have room to bring all of those back from break, though. smiley - sadface


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Cheerful Dragon

I have a beautiful, illustrated, edition of The Canterbury Tales that Richard gave me as an anniversary present years ago. It's in modern English though. I know I'm probably missing out by not having it in Middle English, but I read for pleasure and I don't want to have to work at understanding something. Must read it again, some time - I haven't read it for ages.


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The Ghost of Polidari

Hey Cheerful - just realised we have a connection - you said you were reading Pilgrim's Progress and I'm reading Mr Standfast - who, of course, is a character from same...smiley - smiley


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