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« Reply #390 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 14:29:29 »

Haha, sorry. I should've been more thoughtful, as once I noticed certain things, I then seemed to notice them on almost every page, which detracted from my enjoyment a touch!  Girl Giggle

your Grand Barry!!  Angry Wink
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« Reply #391 on: Monday, August 24, 2020, 14:30:16 »

The Vinyl Detective series by Andrew Cartmel are quite enjoyable, a slightly different concept about a detective who finds rare records.
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« Reply #392 on: Saturday, January 2, 2021, 10:06:07 »

Next is Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn.

A book hasn't affected me so much in a very long time. The story of conversations between a Native American elder and a white author as they travel around, trying to understand their commonalities and differences, struggling to make sense of the past and how to move to a better future.

Next up, The Sun Does Shine - How I Found Life And Freedom On Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.
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« Reply #393 on: Saturday, January 23, 2021, 20:13:46 »

If any of you watched It's A Sin last night, it was pretty good and is a mashup of Queer As Folk meets Philadelphia. Having thought about it though, the series seems similar to the book Blossom At The Mention of My Name. Which is about a gay Geordie fella, who doesn't realise he is until he and his best mate stumble into a gay bar (oh yeah, we've all heard that one).

Worth a read but many on here probably wouldn't own up to giving it a read *google's Blossom At the Mention of...*
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There's a threat, you end it and you don't feel ashamed about enjoying it.
You smell the gunpowder and you see the blood, you know what that means?
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« Reply #394 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 18:57:31 »

Anyone else do Jolabokaflod on Christmas Eve? I got Crooked House by Agatha Christie. Promising so far. Iíve read a couple of hers before and enjoyed them, so was probably a safe bet.
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« Reply #395 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 19:08:23 »

Forgot about this thread. Bought a kindle at the end of August and have read over 20 novels since. Pretty much finished the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. Also read Dracula, the Time Machine, The Hobbit and a bunch of other stuff. The kindle is the greatest gadget I have ever got. Absolutely love it.
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« Reply #396 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 19:17:38 »

Forgot about this thread. Bought a kindle at the end of August and have read over 20 novels since. Pretty much finished the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. Also read Dracula, the Time Machine, The Hobbit and a bunch of other stuff. The kindle is the greatest gadget I have ever got. Absolutely love it.

Agree, I was a bit of a holdout and still read the occasional physical book but I read so much more electronically. Bit of a shame that it's all Amazon owned but so it goes.
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« Reply #397 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 19:24:21 »

Kindle is great.
Never read much before I got mine several Xmas ago. Pretty much always got a book on the go now


sometimes it's a free book, sometimes it's mainstream, sometimes it's good, sometimes it's shit.

I usually read before sleep. sometimes I get the Kindle on the nose - sleep coming a bit early.
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« Reply #398 on: Saturday, December 24, 2022, 20:30:32 »

Havenít yet got a kindle of my own. Do borrow my fiancťís sometimes when there is something on unlimited I would otherwise buy, but almost all my reading is printed books still. Usually non-fiction as well, not hugely into novels as a general rule.
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« Reply #399 on: Sunday, December 25, 2022, 00:36:16 »

I have a Kindle and enjoy a digital read but I still find the feel and smell of an analogue book very satisfying.
There is something about physically turning a page.
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« Reply #400 on: Sunday, December 25, 2022, 13:29:01 »

Just finished A Christmas Carol on Kindle. I bought Dicken's complete works for next to nothing some time ago, and read one now and again.
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« Reply #401 on: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 11:15:07 »

Currently reading Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir series. Its about a Private Detective operating during the 1930's in Berlin. Really good plots with loads of historical facts included. It can be a bit brutal but they're a cracking read..
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« Reply #402 on: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 11:50:53 »

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

Seen the film, they changed the names and the places in that. But in the book they haven't.
Its more a chronological order anecdotes/stories based on quotes from those that were there.

The film makes a good interpretation of the more important bits to be honest.
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« Reply #403 on: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 12:19:58 »

Recently got back into reading after abit of a break for no apparent reason.

The missus bought me The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer, I must confess the first chapter is hyper surreal Bob and I was thinking I can't be doing with a book all like this, but it calmed down and was a pretty good read.

She also bought me The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, only done a chapter or so but can't decide whether its going to be any good or a load of pretentious wank so have left it for now?

Presently ploughing through the Shadow of the Wind series, read them all before bar the final one which I am on now, albeit its 800 odd pages (and the sheer scale/weight of the book for reading in bed!) is putting me off a bit.

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« Reply #404 on: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 16:19:37 »

Anyone in the North East or Scottish Borders? Pat Nevin is launching the second volume of his memoirs, "Football and How To Survive It " at the Berwick Maltings, on Wednesday 31 May, 7.30pm

Tickets from Berwickmaltings.co.uk

Average entertaining evening assured!! Message me for any more details.
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