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#136 fsharpminor



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 14:37

Finished the Roald Dahl Short Stories  (Adult) Vol1 and will start Vol 2 shortly.. Vol one I found rather mixed, with some good and some bad.   In the meantime I am nearly through some short stories by American author Elizabeth McCracken. The collection called 'Thunderstruck'  . Mostly rubbish though 'Thunderstruck' itself is the last one. That will be tonights bedtime reading

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 22:46

Anne of Ingleside by L M Montgomery

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:20

The Waterloo Campaign - Mercer

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:54

Have recently finished Burial Rites by Hannah (?) Kent, about the last execution in Iceland; then Bitter Orange (Claire Fuller) about a middle-aged lonely woman who is befriended by a dysfunctional married couple. One of the couple has a rather on-off relationship with factual truth, and I found myself huffing with impatience at the lead protagonist, but it was a page-turner.

It is something of a relief to get stuck into Mort. Never been able to get into Pratchett but I'm enjoying this (and needed something funny for a change).
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#140 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 13:55

I've read a couple of Val McDermids recently (as well as two or three in the past), but the more I read of her, the more I dislike her.

One was something to do with the Mutiny on the Bounty (can't remember the name), and the other was Insidious Intent (2017).

All of her books have interchangeable titles, though, so it's pretty much impossible for me to remember what I've read.

She tries too hard to get down with the kids and the nerds, and her references to IT and yoof culture just read like someone's granny has been Googling too much.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 14:30

I was recently given a 2nd hand copy of Berlin Diary, by William L Shirer, an American journalist who was there in the run up to WW2.
Our original copy was my father's from way back, but it had gone missing. It was an un-put-downable read, so I was v glad to revisit it.

After that I ordered his Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, which he wrote after having access to a mass of records after the war.,

I don't usually read or enjoy this sort of thing, not a fan of historical non fiction in general, but found it just as riveting, if not more so.
It's a very fat book, so I got it on my Kindle. Can't cope with doorstop books!
Dh has since read it, and although he's usually a very slow reader, whizzed through it in (for him) record time.
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