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About lunababymoonchild

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  1. Just finished reading this and thoroughly enjoyed it. On the strength of this I bought the other two parts of the trilogy and look forward to reading them.
  2. Our doctor's practice has a text service to remind you of appointments on the phone. Never having forgotten an appointment (if over the phone, I write them on the calendar in the hall-way (and no it can't be seen from outside) if there, I get a wee printout and then write it in the calendar in the hall-way when I get home) I did not hand over my mobile phone number. My father and brother are the only people who have my mobile number and that's how it's going to stay. Can you opt out?
  3. The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden
  4. Just abandoned Also Spoke Zarathustra, which was within The Portable Nietzsche. I don't doubt that the man was a genius but I could not make heads nor tails of what he was talking about and the translated prose did nothing for me. Spent 13 days trying and life is too short to continue with it, imho
  5. Also Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche
  6. Love this series and the architects are amazing
  7. The Warden, Anthony Trollope companion read to the Nietzsche
  8. Congratulations to you and your family, Binker
  9. The Portable Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann
  10. Saw an article on the internet saying that Theresa May has accepted that the European elections will take place before Brexit. I'm taking it that they are on until told otherwise.
  11. It's too convoluted to even address, Momac. The only thing that we are all agreed upon is that we are fed up hearing about it.
  12. Fortunately for us we are only voting in the European elections, if we are not out of Europe by that time
  13. Requiem for a Nun is the sequel to Faulkner's early novel Sanctuary, and has the same main characters i.e. Temple Drake, Gowan Stevens, Gavin Stevens. The events in Requiem are set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County and Jackson, Mississippi, in November 1937 and March 1938, eight years after the events of Sanctuary. Temple and Gowan are now married with two children (one, however, is dead) and Temple's violent past comes back to haunt her. The nun of the title is Temple's nanny, an ex prostitute that she met whilst working as a prostitute, accused and convicted of killing her baby and is about to be hung. Apparently Elizabethan era-slang for a prostitute is nun and its contemporary meaning is of a woman who sacrifices herself to save sinners, which is what happens in the novel. Faulkner's text is - of course - suitably challenging. The book is part prose and part play. The chapters being interspersed. The prose chapters consist of unending sentences but are broken into sections, which is interesting, and these chapters tell the history of Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County and Jackson, Mississippi. Each prose chapter details the history of a particular institution, like the jail, in which the play like dialogue takes place. As always, Faulkner is superb and the book is thoroughly fascinating. Although the reader has to work hard to understand what he's written it's well worth the struggle. This is his most obscure book yet. Highly recommended.
  14. I love them too and yes, they are great comfort reads.
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