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Joined May 2017

Mainly mysteries, SF, history (fact and fiction)
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The Sparsholt Affair | Alan Hollinghurst
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Eric1313 Hi 11h
rwmg @Eric1313 hello (edited) 11h
CarolynM Hollinghurst is quite a wit. I liked this one a lot. 11h
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The Sparsholt Affair | Alan Hollinghurst
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Amsterdam Noir | Josh Pachter, Ren Appel
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I'm on page 10 and it's pretty obvious this is NOT suitable coffeeshop reading because I'm going to end up a howling sobbing mess, so hastily starting something else

Texreader Whoops! 2d
Reggie Yeah, don‘t take Tell the Wolves I‘m Home or A Little Life in public either. Lolol learned that the hard, tears into my burger, way. Lol 2d
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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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Okonkwo's life as a traditional man working his way up in Umuofia society and how he comes to grief at the beginning of colonial expansion into the lower Niger.

It's a fascinating warts and all portrayal of a way of life, though I'm not sure how representative Okonkwo is meant to be. There doesn't seem to be an audiobook version, which is a pity as it reads more like spoken language.

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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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Texreader Amazing description of the man 3d
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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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#coffeeandabook The thumbnail is more interesting than the ebook cover

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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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Bekim's narrative was interesting and sympathetic to him as an immigrant and him as a gay man in the opening and concluding sections. His mother's narrative was interesting throughout. However, Bekim's narrative in the middle was -- odd. I'm still trying to work out what exactly was going on with the giant talking cat. An abusive partner? A projection of Bekim's own dark side? Or does Bekim just live in a world where there are giant talking cats?

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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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Not quite sure I would agree - a good ending is important

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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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Not a Hazardous Sport | Nigel Barley
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Not a Hazardous Sport | Nigel Barley
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😁

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Not a Hazardous Sport | Nigel Barley

As usual, I dithered, discouraged by lack of fluency. It is very hard to be determined and incoherent at the same time.

Excerpt From: "Not a Hazardous Sport: Misadventures of an Anthropologist in Indonesia" by Nigel Barley. Scribd.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Read this book on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/411972542

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A pan would be going too far but this series hasn't really grabbed me so I don't think I'll be continuing with it despite the great titles

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Fascinating history of attitudes to men's facial hair in the Middle East and the West from the Sumerians to the present day

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God, Daffy and Feely really are monsters

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The series seems to garner a lot of love, but I found this rather a wobbly start. The story was interesting enough but although I could not comment on the philatelic aspects, some of the family history and religious asides would suggest that the author hasn't done his homework. Still, I will try the second one before making up my mind whether to continue.

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Did I sleep well? What kind of question was that? Here I was on the terrace, sleep in my eyes, my hair a den of nesting rats, and my nose running like a trout stream.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

#24B4Monday #MrBook1inAMillion

Time for bed 6:31 + 5:01 + 3:36 = 15:08

Not such a good time as other Readathons 😥

Andrew65 Great time, well done. Enjoy the sleep of The fulfilled! Thanks for playing along. 🥳🍾🥂😍😊👍 2w
jb72 It‘s a very good time! 2w
MrBook That‘s a superb time!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻 Thou art an inspiration! 🤩 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Andrew65 Snacks breaking down 😳, call in the reserves! 2w
MrBook 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2w
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Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

No … eight days a week.

DrexEdit 👍 😄😄😄 2w
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Brigantia | Adrian Goldsworthy
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Ferox is asked to investigate the murder of an imperial freedman now working for the procurator. Is it linked to a series of thefts of collectible items related to the history of Britannia?

More cloak and dagger stuff going on here as well as the battles but most of it pretty forgettable so I had to keep stopping to look back to work out what people were referring to.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Andrew65 Fantastic time. 👏👏👏 2w
MrBook On 🔥🔥🔥!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service

@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

#24B4Monday #MrBook1inAMillion

Finished 2nd book, about to start 3rd but have to go to friends' 5th anniversary celebration. 😉 Personally, I think they should have foreseen this clash 5 years ago and chosen the date more considerately😉😂

MrBook 😂🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻🥳 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Andrew65 These things help us! 2w
ljuliel Your snacks look a lot healthier than mine. I should be snacking like that ! 2w
MrBook Oh yeah! 😎🙌🏻 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Time for bed

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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jb72 Good job! 2w
Andrew65 Loving the book, well done. 👏👏👏 2w
MrBook Oooh, love Goldsworthy!!! Thank you so much for participating, my friend! 🤗 2w
rwmg @MrBook I think I prefer his non fiction but then action adventure isn't really one of my genres 2w
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The Encircling Sea | Adrian Goldsworthy
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Some interesting new characters but I thought the climactic battle went on for a bit too long. Still, I'll carry on for completeness' sake.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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jb72 Cool 😎 thanks for joining! 2w
MrBook Oooh! That looks intriguing 😁👍🏻👍🏻! Love that you‘re joining in, my friend! 🤗 2w
Andrew65 Good luck, and agree the book looks interesting. 😊👍 2w
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Vindolanda | Adrian Goldsworthy
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A bit heavy going at first but once we got into the story rather than the scene-setting/world building, it was an excellent action adventure yarn

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The Encircling Sea | Adrian Goldsworthy

The Brigantian had stared at him for a while, the evening shadows making his long face more skulllike than usual. ‘Trying to be the hero again,‘ he said at last. ‘They always die at the end of their story.‘

‘Don‘t we all.‘

Vindex sighed. ‘Aye, we do. No sense in rushing though, especially for you these days.‘

Read this book on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/392869040

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The Encircling Sea | Adrian Goldsworthy
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1. Finding books I might not otherwise have known about

2. Swaps, questionnaires (and yet here I am), song and key word prompts

3, Another stack so I can separate wishlist and TBR

4. I try to post every time I start a new book and also any quotes that amuse or interest me.

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rwmg 5. It took me a while to dip my toes in the water, but yes to readathons.
Readalongs - I already belong to two book clubs with set books most months, I don't need more.
Swaps and questionnaires - generally not interested.

6. A minor niggle, but it would be nice to be able to change a post's classification. Too many times I have posted a review or quotation as a blurb and there is no easy way to remedy it.
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ljuliel Thank you 💕. The TBR area seems to be a big one that many would like improved. I don‘t have the power to fix it, but maybe the Boss Folks will see these and respond accordingly ? As for not liking questionnaires, thank you for answering this one. I‘m only doing this as I want Litsy to be like it used to be but it‘ll take some work. I‘m glad you tried the Readathons and like them. I‘ve tried them myself. They‘re fun, but I forget to turn my 2w
ljuliel Timer off and on, so I mess it up. I‘m game to give it another try this weekend though. 2w
TheBookAddict Yes! It would be great to be able to distinguish between which books we already own and which are on our “to buy” list. 2w
rwmg @ljuliel The first time I tried a readathon I had some lapses but including the timer with every post has kept me on track. 2w
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#Scribd audio

rabbitprincess This reminds me that I have this book on my to-read list for the year 😅 3w
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Beowulf (Revised) | Seamus Heaney
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Excellently read by Heaney himself

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I found the plague and fire sections more interesting than the war sections.

I did not know Lord Rochester's poems were quite THAT rude.

Zoes_Human I too found the fire and plague more interesting than the war. 3w
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Vindolanda | Adrian Goldsworthy
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Vindolanda | Adrian Goldsworthy
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Untitled | To Be Confirmed
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Planned reading for November

VioletBramble Ooh... I see the first Flavia DeLuce book. I hope you like it. 3w
rwmg @VioletBramble I've heard a lot of good things about that seeries 3w
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Home Fire | Kamila Shamsie
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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell


It is easy to see parallels between the world of 1984 and the world we see around us but ultimately I don't think the world of 1984 would be sustainable. Be that as it may, deservedly a classic.

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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Scorpion Rising | Marilyn Todd
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I enjoyed the actual mystery but I'm quite glad this seems to be the last novel in the series because I've had enough of the way each volume towards the end of the series was implying and in some cases more than implying that Claudia and Orbilio had come together at last only to find at the beginning of the next book that no, they haven't, they're right back where they started.

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Sour Grapes | Marilyn Todd
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Disturbed by reports that her mother-in-law is about to remarry, which would give control of the family property to her new husband, Claudia tries to find out if it is a love match or a fortune hunter.

Nice twisty penultimate episode in this series.