What are you reading tonight?

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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:03 pm

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"Nearly Assassinated by Catholics" by Howard Roark. Unfortunately the only copy got misposted to somebody else.
Gutternberg Press may have a copy.... :lol:
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by CrazyHorse » Sun May 26, 2019 11:12 pm

Catcher in the Rye.
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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon May 27, 2019 8:58 am

CrazyHorse wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Catcher in the Rye.
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You'll love it.
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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by Prufrock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:57 pm

Finished Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl over the weekend. Only the second book to ever make me laugh out loud throughout. Capable of getting a laugh from any angle. She really is a treasure.
In a world that has decided
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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:15 pm

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Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Finished Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl over the weekend. Only the second book to ever make me laugh out loud throughout. Capable of getting a laugh from any angle. She really is a treasure.
She makes me wince. There are few writers capable of actually making me wince when I read them, but she's right up there alongside Carol Midgley, Wendy Holden, and Jeremy Clarkson.
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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by Prufrock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:25 pm

I'm shocked!
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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:33 pm

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I'm shocked!
I doubt it.
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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:51 pm

Just read the latest (and probably the last for me) Lee Child's Jack Reacher fiction novel bought by a loving daughter as a Christmas present. . Time to retire him, Mr Childs. Hard back versions are a mainly a waste of money as you only read this sort of fiction once then confine them to a cupboad, but all good things come to an end anyway and Reacher ,reached his, (pardon the pun) some way back.. weak over-the top plots and the substitution of progressive army, police forces, intelligence agencies, various tours of America and now replaced by Albanians and Ukranian mobs with all the singing and dancing that Reacher tales are all about.......Time to retire buddy.....Disagree at will.... :)

Of much more interest is the real life non-fiction "PEAKY BLINDERS, The Real Story". Written by Carl Chinn, a descendant of one of the Birmingham gangs of thugs, thieves and murderers and linked heavily to the race-track bookies of the 1920's( the T.V.series, excellent thought it is is actually set ten years after the real events), the tales of gang wars, thuggery and brutality actually left Birmingham, after its clear-out as a well run, organised and law-abiding city. With plenty of photography and excellent research, this is an interesting and eye-opening tale based on pure fact. Recommended.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

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Re: What are you reading tonight?

Post by Hoboh » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:07 am

Interesting read? More to it than the title suggests.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus

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