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Post by Adrian on 6th June 2010, 7:16 pm

Oh, I am a major Culture fan and usually revisit those novels every couple of years, this is my third reading of The Algebraist, but I should really be reading the Middle Egyptian Grammar, as I've been having trouble cracking the Enclictic particles..

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Post by Compostwoman on 6th June 2010, 9:10 pm

Am reading lots of teaching stuff.....

and also Living Wood (Mike Abbotts really good book) and also Encyclopedia of Green Woodwork by...umm can't remember now

And "Call the Midwife" again.....

and the 10th Sookie Stackhouse book for a bit of bedtime fun

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 6th June 2010, 10:15 pm

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and the 10th Sookie Stackhouse book for a bit of bedtime fun

TMI, CW. If you want to play vampire games with Mr CW that is entirely your affair.

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Post by Compostwoman on 7th June 2010, 12:25 am

ooo if only you knew the half of it.....

always did have a thing for old HHoH films......

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Post by polgara on 9th July 2010, 5:52 pm

Asimov`s Robots & Empire, never read it before but I am enjoying it.

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Post by polgara on 21st October 2010, 3:03 pm

A selection of magazines that have crept up on me.

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Post by Jaded Green on 21st October 2010, 3:48 pm

polgara wrote:A selection of magazines that have crept up on me.

oh I know the feeling.
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Post by Dandelion on 21st October 2010, 7:51 pm

My stack of garden magazines fell down last night - no-one was fatally injured, but I really do have to go through them and decide what I want to keep and pass the rest on to good homes!

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st October 2010, 8:23 pm

A load of old college and Uni notes I have been ordered to " do something" with....

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Post by polgara on 30th June 2011, 3:21 pm

Picked up another Cussler book in the charity shop, so will be starting that soon.

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Post by seileasdar on 5th July 2011, 6:20 pm

I found an almost still full of worldbookday freebies today.
Was allowed to take some away, so chose
Gabriel García Márquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
Seamus Heaney: New Selected Poems 1966-1987
Philip Pullman: Northern Lights

So have added that to the evergrowing collection of lovely literature.
Am currently reading Fury by Salman Rushdie and quite enjoy it so far!
Before that I read David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and also thoroughly enjoyed the read!!
So am having a good time literature-wise at the moment, long may it last!
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Post by Dandelion on 5th July 2011, 9:09 pm

I've just finished 'A Year of Plenty' by Craig L Goodwin, which is a record of a year's experiment where a family in the US decided to buy only local or used items, and to make or grow anything else they needed. The husband and wife are both Presbyterian ministers, so it's written from a Christian point of view, and is thoughtfully written. There are quite a few books from the bibliography I would like to read, including esays by Wendell Berry, but that will have to wait for a while. I pondered about what to read next (I have a lot of unread books to choose from as three of us are avid readers) - I felt like something relaxing to see me through the last few weeks of term so I've borrowed 'Second Glance' by Jodi Picoult from DD1. You have to concentrate as there are a lot of different characters to begin with (not always easy at 11pm!) but she is already beginning to flesh the characters out.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 5th July 2011, 9:11 pm

Working through The tales of Alvin Maker again.

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Post by polgara on 5th July 2011, 10:36 pm

Lucky you Seils.

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Post by Adrian on 6th July 2011, 12:22 am

I've just started working through the Culture novels of Ian M Banks (again).. Halfway through Consider Phlebus again and remembering why I want to live in the Culture...

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Post by Compostwoman on 6th July 2011, 9:45 am

Mainly Planning Policy Statements, Retail Impact Assessments and Decision notices from planning appeals.

Haven't had the time to look at much else for the last 3 weeks now. Rolling Eyes

Did manage to re read "The Salmon of Doubt" the last book Douglas Adams sort of wrote.

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Post by polgara on 6th July 2011, 5:25 pm

Just started a Dean Koontz book. Haven`t read one for ages & DS2 hasn`t sent one round for me either. Looks good.

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Post by Kavius on 7th July 2011, 9:42 pm

A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age by William Manchester


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Post by Dandelion on 8th August 2011, 10:53 pm

My brother-in-law maintains that you should read 100 pages of a book before deciding to reject it. I nearly bailed out in chapter one of A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hoare, mainly because two of the characters are called Inigo and Caspar which just sounded made-up. I felt like some light holiday reading matter which this certainly is - it's a bit like Enid Blyton for adults, and reminds me pleasantly of being young, spending the whole of a day with my nose in an adventure book. But one problem with this book is that it's difficult to suspend your disbelief because the writer makes so many mistakes. Call me hypercritical (chorus of 'you're hypercritical...!) but I just keep finding things which don't add up. Picture the scene: the heroine climbs up a crumbling brick staircase in a 200 year old brick tower, built as a folly. She has climbed up 40 or so steps, and emerges into a room at the top of the tower. The writer then says 'The floor, like the rest of the folly, was brick.' I'm trying to work out how you would suspend a brick floor at least 40 feet up in the air!

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Post by Dandelion on 13th August 2011, 5:25 pm

We visited medieval Stokesay Castle (Shropshire) today, where Mr D pointed out stone and tile floors on the first floor. They were held up by hefty stone and wooden supports underneath. I'm sticking to my theory that an 18th century tower would have wooden floors.....

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Post by Aberlemno on 13th August 2011, 7:21 pm

I've been reading a lot lately, but the most recent book is Bronte by Glyn Hughes (who died earlier this year). I was just in the mood for a novel about the Brontes I know and love so well. He captured Branwell best. On my bedside table, temporarily abandoned, I left Larkrise to Candleford being re-read, and downstairs I am reading a biography about poet Edward Thomas (A portrait: by R George Thomas). I have nearly finished a Wexford Omnibus I got from the library too.

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Post by Dandelion on 13th August 2011, 8:49 pm

I like the idea of having a different book in different rooms - I could get to love that idea!

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Post by Compostwoman on 13th August 2011, 11:05 pm

The new Kit Berry - Shadows at Stonewylde Very Happy

also an anthology Strange Brew ed P N Elrod which has a CHARLENE Harris short story set in the Sookieverse in it (ie fron the True Blood novels)

and another anthology ed by G R R Martin ( with a new Songs of Fire and Ice novella in it!) and also a Diana Gabaldon short story from the Cross Stich world.... Very Happy

I like dipping into anthologies - I get to try out new authors and genres and it is fun.

Also re reading a Tricia Ashley novel - Chocolate Wishes - I like her books.

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Post by polgara on 13th August 2011, 11:17 pm

I am going back to old books at the moment.



Scifi by EE Doc Smith, have everyone so will take a couple of weeks to read them all LOL.



They are real sci Fi from the old days.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 14th August 2011, 9:36 am

Ah, I have very fond memories of the lensman series.

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Post by polgara on 14th August 2011, 1:16 pm

Yep, they will be next after the oddments, & then the D`Alembert series.



For the time period they have to be some of the best SciFi, much as I like some of the fantasy stuff someone like Smith or Asimov beat most of todays stuff hands down IMO

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