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About lunababymoonchild

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    Reading, crafting
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    Something captivating, hopefully

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  1. The City and The City (TV adaptation)

    Oh good, I'm looking forward to it
  2. what is everyone doing?

    Sorry to hear about your loss Momac. My brother has planted out all his seeds in the back garden and yesterday he mowed the lawn (my father 'helped' him), that's as much gardening as we have done. The weather here is dry and sunny but it's not that warm. I've been getting on with my crochet and reading.
  3. The City and The City (TV adaptation)

    I have all four episodes recorded so I think I'll wait until I've finished my re-read to watch it.
  4. Currently Reading

    Decided to re-read The City and the City, China Mieville as a result of the TV series.
  5. what is everyone doing?

    None of them! However, noted.
  6. Free to read Websites - good or bad?

    No I haven't but Prject Gutenberg is really good for free books and they are in the Kindle format, if you haven't heard of them. I downloaded a couple of ebooks the other day
  7. what is everyone doing?

    This article popped up on my FB page and I thought that it was interesting. Cannot remember if I've posted on this before : Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read I do sometimes wonder if I'm doing the right thing - I fall under overstuffed bookshelves.
  8. what is everyone doing?

    To BGO members: Although I knew that I intended to read Sanctuary by William Faulkner I chose not to offer it as a group read because of it's controversial subject matter concerning rape and other equally controversial subjects. Actually I wasn't sure that I would read it myself. A group read of Faulkner usually involves me, Dan and Binker, and Dan and Binker did not enjoy last year's Absalom, Absalom so I did not offer it. I hope that that omission did not cause offence, I could have suggested it and let the members make up their own minds but, as I said, I wasn't sure that I would read all of it myself and felt that if I offered it as a group read I would be obliged to read it all.
  9. what is everyone doing?

    It's an ECMO machine : ECMO is an abbreviation that stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. An ECMO machine is a machine that takes blood from the body, oxygenates it using an artificial lung and pumps it back into the body using an artificial heart. ECMO is similar to a heart/lung bypass machine used in open heart surgery but can be used for a longer time.
  10. Sanctuary

    This is the fourth novel in the series Sin and Salvation and was written in 1931. It's also Faulkner's most controversial novel since it deals with rape, abduction and what is considered to be evil. The book is not written in the stream of consciousness device but that does not make it an easy book to read. The reader needs to work hard to figure out what is going on as Faulkner's prose, though delicious, is vague. Fortunately, Faulkner does not go into detail at the time the rape takes place, indeed, the reader is left wondering if rape or sexual abuse did happen. He does go into detail about what happened nearer the end of the book and it is really shocking, even in this day and age (I can't imagine what a 1930's readership though of it ). The story centres around the high society, rich and spoiled Temple Drake (female) who runs away from school with an unsuitable man and gets into the clutches of a quite clearly psychopathic male character known only as Popeye. They are not concentrated on all of the time, Faulkner likes to make his opinion known of this type of society - the deep south - so does introduce other characters who are not at all pleasant and their stories. The book pulls everything together at the end and Popeye does get what's coming to him but it's not a contrived ending. There is a lot to this book and it requires a great deal of effort to get at it but it's worth it in the end. I would recommend this book but be aware that it deals with controversial themes like rape/sexual abuse/kidnapping/brothels and murder
  11. what is everyone doing?

    That's a shame, discussing poetry is always a good thing and always difficult to find anyone who reads it to discuss it with. I have not read A Drunk Man Looks at a Thistle but will now, I'm sure it's magical. I love Lord Ullin's Daughter, which I met in school. I was 14 and thought that it was the most tragic thing ever.
  12. Amazon

    I was advised by Amazon to leave a negative review on a marketplace vendor who appeared to be ignoring me. It did get the vendor's attention
  13. I just bought/borrowed/received...

    The City and The City, China Mieville. As a result of the TV series I thought that I'd re-read this.
  14. Are audio books the same as reading print?

    Found this article on the BBC website that gives an interesting (imho) point of view. Why more authors are going audio-only
  15. This is being broadcst on BBC2 just now. I have not seen any of the episodes but have read the book, anybody else seen this?