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

Post 8961

ITIWBS

Currently working my way through the old "Shadow" radio drama, something I can close my eyes and simply listen to, available on youtube and long out of copyright.


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

Post 8962

Cheerful Dragon

I don't have much in the way of audio books, just a few we inherited when my mother-in-law died. I do have This Sceptred Isle on CD, which should last me a while. Maybe I should see which of my Kindle books are available, although I don't really like audiobooks. In order of preference: print books if I can hold them, ebooks, audiobooks.


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

Post 8963

Cheerful Dragon

False alarm. Turns out that I have posterior vitreous detachment, which doesn't require treatment. The reading can continue.

Started Conclave by Robert Harris on Kindle, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson in print.


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

Post 8964

Cheerful Dragon

I can't believe that it's nearly eight months since anybody posted to this thread. In that time I've rediscovered the Pern stories by Anne McCaffrey, been persuaded to read the Harry Potter books and discovered the Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman (a great name for the author of steampunk fantasy).

I'm currently reading Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien, and La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman (who obviously doesn't know that sauvage is masculine), both of which are print books. On Kindle I'm reading The Ghost by Robert Harris, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J. K. Rowling and The Crusades by Thomas As ridge.


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

Post 8965

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

My mum snatched the newly arrived Aaronovitch from my hands because she 'reads faster' and now she didn't finish it for 3 weeks. smiley - sadface


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

Post 8966

Cheerful Dragon

I had the opposite problem, if you can call it that. Mum used to give me her books because she wasn't able to read them. Then we gave her a Kindle with an assortment of books that we thought she'd enjoy. It took her a while to get to grips with it, but she was delighted to be able to read again.

The author of The Crusades is Thomas Asbridge, btw. I don't know whether the problem was predictive text or tired fingers last night.smiley - erm


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

Post 8967

You can call me TC

One of the books I read in the interim was Evelyn Waugh's "Scoop". It is much funnier than you would expect.


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

Post 8968

Cheerful Dragon

I forgot to mention On the Map by Simon Garfield. It's a fascinating book about maps throughout history, from earliest times to modern sat nav, including maps of Mars and maps in games. I'm reading the print version. I'm not sure the black and white illustrations would work on Kindle.smiley - erm

I've finished Harry Potter and started The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman. I love the idea of a dragon taking human form, especially if it's the form of a handsome, athletic man.smiley - winkeyesmiley - drool


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