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July 13, 2016 5:15 am  #401


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I am reading Lovecraft's "The Mountains of Madness" for quite a while now. The picture he paints with his words are very impressive.


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July 13, 2016 6:21 am  #402


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ukaunz wrote:

I just started reading "Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde (author of the Thursday Next series).

I'm only a couple of chapters in, but it's pretty bizarre... The story is set in an Orwellian future, but with Jasper Fforde's sense of humour it's certainly not "grey". I can't even begin to describe what has happened so far, and I have no idea where the plot is going to take me. But I'm kind of hooked...

I started reading this ages ago and then just forgot about it... which had nothing to do with the fact that I didn't like it but more with the fact that I wasn't in the right mood for reading anymore. But I definitely have to start this all over again. Although I have to say that the Thursday Next novels fascinated me much more than "Shades of Grey". But still, it's Jasper Fforde, I suppose I will never not like any of his novels.
 


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July 14, 2016 3:47 pm  #403


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When my friend is through with it, she's letting me borrow 'Mrs Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children'. 

 


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July 14, 2016 5:58 pm  #404


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Ooh, I've read that!
Thank goodness I eventually killed off Anna Karenina.
I cannot tell you what an achievement I feel at completing that tome, I honestly feel I could tackle anything now!
I quite enjoyed it, but it was a long haul.
So next I go onto the book my daughter bought me for birthday/mother's day: God, the most unpleasant character in all fiction by Dan Barker.
I've also had a sneak preview at the next on my e-book list...it's an American classic(and I've read quite a few of those already!)


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August 1, 2016 12:43 am  #405


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^ I second the sense of achievement that comes with finishing a long book! I just got through David Copperfield and feel like I can conquer anything now. Ended up totally adoring the book and all the characters and look forward to reading more Dickens, but man the middle section was a long haul and I didn't think I was gonna make it! 

 

August 1, 2016 5:26 am  #406


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KatyHolmes wrote:

^ I second the sense of achievement that comes with finishing a long book! I just got through David Copperfield and feel like I can conquer anything now. Ended up totally adoring the book and all the characters and look forward to reading more Dickens, but man the middle section was a long haul and I didn't think I was gonna make it! 

I felt the same when I read it for Uni. Congrats! :-)


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August 1, 2016 7:11 am  #407


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Dickens isn't known for his brevity!

 

August 1, 2016 7:21 am  #408


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I laugh in the face of Dickens, well, compared to Tolstoy anyhow!  Ha.
Remember with Tolstoy, it's all the characters having three names(and Russian ones!), too!

Anyhow, I eventually started my next American classic: Anne of Green Gables.
I am loving it. What a beautifully written book and the title character is a pure delight.


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August 1, 2016 7:55 am  #409


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Aww, I loved that one as a child!   I've a feeling it was dramatised on TV back then too. 

 

August 1, 2016 7:56 am  #410


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I only saw the TV series, which I remember loving...
But I had no idea the book was such a treasure.


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August 1, 2016 8:15 am  #411


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I think I preferred the book, but it's a long time ago.  I grew up on all those classics, Little Women, What Katy Did, etc.  And also the more "boy" ones: Call of the Wild (I loved Call of the Wild!), Kidnapped, etc.   Maybe it's time to read some again. 

 

August 1, 2016 8:19 am  #412


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Yes, I read all of the 'Katy' and 'Women' ones.
I seemed to miss out on some of the others.
This is what I am doing on my E-reader, catching up on all of the classics: both adult and child.


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August 1, 2016 8:37 am  #413


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There was Heidi too, and Little House on the Prairie.  Do children still read those?  My son (now adult) was a voracious reader, but he didn't seem really interested in the classics.  Maybe because there is so much good modern child/youth fiction around now.  I suppose he did read writers like Tolkien, Orwell, etc. 

Good on you for tackling Tolstoy!  I don't think I can find the motivation!

 

August 1, 2016 10:07 am  #414


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Yeah, don't know if I actually read Heidi, though I loved the TV series.
But I did read all of the Little House on the Prairie books and loved them.
My kids both devoured Tolkien.

On Tolstoy: I just felt I should read some more Russian literature, I've only read one Dostoevsky, apart from that!


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August 1, 2016 2:42 pm  #415


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I had one of the seasons of the Little House on the Prairie tv show that I watched quite a bit as a kid.  I had a couple of the books, too, but I have yet to read them.

I've started doing a bit of reading in advance of the coming semester and have started reading Tess of the D'Urburvilles.  I haven't read much yet to have an opinion, but so far I have no complaints.  It's kind of long, so I'm not expecting it to necessarily be really exciting from the very start.


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August 1, 2016 2:50 pm  #416


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I loved Tess, and don't remember it being hard going, so enjoy!

Besleybean, I've had Crime and Punishment sitting on my shelf for oh, about thirty years now.  I feel that if I give it charity, it's admitting defeat!  So, kudos to you .

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August 1, 2016 2:56 pm  #417


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I really enjoyed Crime and Punishment.
The only Hardy I've read is : Mayor Casterbridge  and Under the Greenwood Tree.


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August 1, 2016 4:12 pm  #418


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I loved the Little House books, too, and I watched "Little House on the Prairie" during my growing-up years.

I'm in the process of reading Tolkien now.  J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography and The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter, and The Silmarillion and Morgoth's Ring by Tolkien himself.  (The Silmarillion was published posthumously by Tolkien's son, Christopher.)

 

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August 2, 2016 7:53 am  #419


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At the moment I'm reading "Trumpet" by Jackie Kay. The German translation. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

Until now it's really sentimal.


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August 19, 2016 7:30 am  #420


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I started "Game of thrones" during my holiday.
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But I got accustomed, the language is pure beauty.


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