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About lunababymoonchild

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    Reading, crafting
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    Something captivating, hopefully

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  1. 10th Anniversary

    I will have been a member of BGO for ten years come May. I'd like to say thank you very much for having me and interacting with me. And thank you very much indeed for introducing me to authors and literary devices (I'm talking about stream of consciousness, here) that I'm certain I would never have come across by myself. Along the way, I've learned a great deal and I'm always grateful to have someone to talk to about reading in particular and books in general. I do not ever take this forum for granted and I'm beyond glad that the forum exists and that there are people who care enough about it to keep it going for us. So, from the bottom of my heart - and there really are no words for me to express how grateful I am - thank you very much!
  2. Time's Convert

    That is a better review than mine! Well done
  3. I just bought/borrowed/received...

    Crochet Step by Step: 20 Easy Projects. More than 100 Techniques and Crochet Patterns, Sally Harding
  4. what is everyone doing?

    I'm sorry about your insomnia Tag but it's understandable. Speaking from experience, the autopsy is standard practice - everybody who dies at home needs to have one - and doesn't indicate that there could be something suspicious. The coroner will stop as soon as (s)he finds a cause of death and then you can have a funeral. They know it's a nightmare for the family who is waiting and they do their best to get it done as quickly as is humanly possible.
  5. Why it's a good idea to have a large TBR

    Told you I'd seen it before! That's exactly what it's like.
  6. Why it's a good idea to have a large TBR

    I must admit, I feel very secure when I think that I always have something to read no matter what happens and that there are now so many of them that I have a vast amount to choose from. So, if we get snowed in and all the services get cut off I can still find solace in a book. And any kind of book I like.
  7. Why it's a good idea to have a large TBR

    I've seen this before but thought it was time we discussed this : Buy more books, even if you don't intend to read them
  8. The ABC Murders

    So it is. My apologies. The John Malkovich version strays quite a bit from the Christie/Suchet version and I had guessed what happened in the Malkovich background so wasn't shocked when it was shown but if you haven't guessed you might well be shocked (by the horrors of war). Totally unnecessary imho. It is Agatha Christie after all .
  9. Is it me, or are books getting shorter?

    I looked at the Amazon counts. If you check the original Discovery of Witches it's listed as 704 pages but if you check the TV tie-in (on Amazon) it's listed as 690. I'll look at my paper copies later. ETA My paper copy of A Discovery of Witches is 690 pages long. My paper copy of Shadow of the Night is 641pages long. My paper copy of The Book of Life is 647 Pages long. There is acknowledgements and bonus material in all of those books so it depends on whether you count those in (or get them in e-book, or that they are somewhere else in e-book) or not. I've often found that the same book published by different companies can be different lengths and just put it down to print size. I used to think that I was getting short-changed when the book was very short but have changed my mind on that. 700 pages of rubbish isn't going to interest me at all.
  10. Currently Reading

    Milkman by Anna Burns, as recommended on this site by MrHG
  11. This is a Hercule Poirot mystery and was written in 1936. I chose to read this as a result of watching the two part TV show starring one of my favourite actors, John Malkovich, as Poirot. Rupert Grint plays Inspector Crome (very well imho), for Harry Potter fans. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I had also seen it filmed for TV starring David Suchet as the Belgian detective. They were so very different that I just had to read the book to find out which one was the closest to Agatha Christie's work. From the Agatha Christie website : There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet - and the whole country is in a state of panic. A is for Mrs Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident – but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal mistake. It has a nice twist in the tail and was a very enjoyable read. Recommended. For the record, the David Suchet version is the closest to the book.
  12. Time's Convert

    I feel certain that you'll write a better review than I did!
  13. Currently Reading

    Five chapters into the ABC Murders by Agatha Christie. Only read one Agatha Christie and it was a Miss Marple. Enjoying it so far
  14. Time's Convert

    This is the fourth book about the adventures of Matthew de Claremont and his wife/mate Diana Bishop. It does go into more depth about Matthew's son Marcus Whitmore, a vampire that Matthew made in the 18th century but does not explain where/when/why Marcus chose the surname Whitmore. Expertly written and very believable I found it fascinating and unputdownable. Recommended.
  15. I just bought/borrowed/received...

    Milkman, Anna Burns, as recommended by MrHG and The ABC Murders, Agatha Christie, as seen on TV this Christmas period. I've also seen David Suchet's version and I just want to see what Agatha actually wrote.
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