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I am reading song lyrics are :-

"Love The Way You Lie"
(feat. Rihanna)


Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that's alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
 
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Second read of Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey and I'm wondering when the next book in that series is gonna be out. I do have the next Thursday Next book to look forward to.




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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll



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I put it off as long as I could, but I had to start to reread the Harry Potter books.


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I am reading Eoin Colfer's attempt to complete the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books.

I am basically treating it like fanfic. Some bits at the beginning were like he was channeling Douglas Adams, but that quickly dropped off. t's not a bad story so far, but he rambles. And not in a fun Adams-esque way.

He's treating Trillian pretty badly, turning her into a middle aged grumpy old woman, but to be fair, Adams started that treatment in Mostly Harmless.

But all the characters are just like the liquid dispensed by the Nutrimatic drinks dispensers - it's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Arthur/Ford/Zaphod/Trillian/Random.




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And Another Thing ended just wrong. feh. I'm not sorry I read it, but it won't be a book that I re-read again any time soon.

I am re-reading the Thursday Next books. I was a bit lost when I read the last one, so I've decided to start over from book #1.




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Moon over soho, a follow uo to rivers of london. Fun.


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I recently read Duma Key by Stephen King, the story of a man who survives a horrific accident and goes to retire on a tiny island in Florida, and what he finds there. Well written, quite compelling and a quick read despite being a big book, definitely worth a read.

Also, I'm finally coming to the end of Mists of Avalon. After a slow start, it wound up drawing me in fairly well.



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I am reading Eoin Colfer's attempt to complete the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (...)

He's treating Trillian pretty badly, turning her into a middle aged grumpy old woman, but to be fair, Adams started that treatment in Mostly Harmless.

But all the characters are just like the liquid dispensed by the Nutrimatic drinks dispensers - it's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Arthur/Ford/Zaphod/Trillian/Random.


Thank you Maeve for that funny review. Tells me enough to know that I probably won't make an effort to get it.


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Also, I'm finally coming to the end of Mists of Avalon. After a slow start, it wound up drawing me in fairly well.


Oh I completely forgot about this book. Read it about 25 years ago (how I hate to be able to say this!)? I could get an English copy and read the original. Neat idea.
So a thank you to you as well, Wanderer!


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just finished (as much as you can finish a book that was never finished) The Castle by Franz Kafka

bought Live By Night by Dennis Lehane, going to start that shortly



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Kafka's one of those guys I want to get back to. I read some of his stuff at grammar school and liked it back then, but in the meantime I think I've become considerably better at reading and understanding literature, so I'd really like to revisit Kafka.


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I am about half way done with "the Half-Life of Facts: Why everything we know has an expiration Date" I have been enjoying it so far. I think that there are some people on this board that might like it. (Dewey#501)


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Kafka's one of those guys I want to get back to. I read some of his stuff at grammar school and liked it back then, but in the meantime I think I've become considerably better at reading and understanding literature, so I'd really like to revisit Kafka.


i mostly got back into him because I was in Prague in August and September, it rekindled my love of his work



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Just finished another Michael Marshall book. Bad Things. I read The Intruders before that, which I think was better.
But also a book called Only Forward by the same guy, but as Michael Marshall Smith.
Now that was fun!


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Sherlock Holmes for dumbies.


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Half way into the new Thursday Next novel. I think I need to go back and retread the others.


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That's what I had to do library lady. It ended up making so much more sense!




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John Milton's Paradise Lost (going to try to get through those Adam and Eve parts this time around), and Iain Sinclair's Slow Chocolate Autopsy: and missing every other idiosyncratic reference.


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I am reading Bard's Oath by Joanne Bertin It's a sequel to her other two Dragonlord books which I quite liked. What's not to like about weredragons? Anyway, this book is plodding a bit or perhaps it just seems that way since my Nook will only show a small section of text as a 'page'.

I have to have the text size set up quite large so that I don't have to wear reading glasses. And I have the margins set as the smallest margin available and still there's just a teeny block of text in the centre. So I get maybe thirty words per page. Maybe forty, I haven't really counted.

And I don't want to be one of those twats who gives a bad review of the book merely because of technical issues. It's nothing to do with the author and everything to do with the publisher. At least, I think it's the publisher, maybe it's B&N?

I do want to complain about it, somewhere. Perhaps I'll start with B&N.




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