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  1. I've got my copy of the whole thing and will read it eventually.
  2. I've just finished reading this and thorougly enjoyed it. I made a conscious decision not to rush through it so that I could savour it. What an accomplished novel for a 23 year old! The prose was amazing and the characters, I felt, were well drawn and how unusual to use a deaf/mute as a central figure. Life in the deep south during, I got the impression, the depression. Fantastic!
  3. Drona was a great teacher of archery He taught it to Pandavas and kauravas Arjuna was his favourite disciple He liked him for his pious principle Drona promised to make him the best In any form of archery test One day A tribal came to Drona And requested him to teach the craft The master asked him for his caste The tribal revealed the fact Drona told him he would teach only the upper-caste And leave the place in great haste The Tribal,Ekalavya, Made an idol of his master And became an invincible archer Drona and Arjuna came to the forest The former consi
  4. The Heart is a lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
  5. From Amazon because they can do it better than me : Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his admirers as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives - the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers - and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer and social climber in a world where love is only a means to an end. Written when Maupassant was at the height of his power
  6. Went to see my doctor and he told me to lose weight I said "you must be joking" "I'm feeling really great!" He reached down to my shoes And he then untied my laces "Now, Mr. Turner, tie them up" "And don't make funny faces" "I want to hear your breathing" "As you try to tie them up" "It'll will be quite exhausting" "And you'll feel like throwing up" I said "Doc, you must be joking" "of your test I have no fear" But as I bent on over My feet both disappeared I said "What is that thing there?" "It's blocking out my view" He said "that large o
  7. This is an extremely good book. It's Victorian Gothic fiction and a murder mystery. It has plenty of plot twists with one at the very end that had me guessing, incorrectly, right until the very end. A victorian silhouette artist struggles with her health and numerous deaths that happen and seem to be connected to her. She consults a spirit medium in the hope of finding out who the murderer is and what happened to her lost love. The story isn't as simple as that but I don't want to put in any spoilers. This is a convuluted and complicated page turning story set in Bath during th
  8. You are welcome, Heather. Can you not join Book Club Forum (Book Club Forum) and we can start a poetry thread over there?
  9. Determining that something is not easy Inspiring yourself to try a new way or change your mindset Finding parts of yourself that you did not know were missing Following through using practice, trial, error and tribulation Imagining a diverse, unfamiliar, or new way of doing something Creatively calling forth all of our available resources, family and friends Understanding better what others may have already experienced Learn to be flexible through necessity, often kicking and screaming Tenaciously attempting to prove yourself or master something new You come through and congr
  10. The second in a trilogy of books that started with Small Spaces. This was as well written as the other one with a believable story and well rounded characters. This was also aimed at 10 - 12 year olds so I'm not sure if the contents would be too scary or scary enough but I enjoyed it and it was something of an original plotline.
  11. I'm sure that we'll get used to it. As for the most recent posts you can click on the Activity tab at the top of the page (next to the Browse tab) and that tells you the most recent activity or at the right hand side there's an All Activity tab which does the same thing. Also, when you log in there's an unread content tab. I prefer it the way we've set it up too.
  12. I was in the unenviable position whereby my login name was listed as taken but I couldn't log in without the confirmation email. I have that now, so it probably was just a hiccup. I remember that some came over here and yes, left again.
  13. I can't get Book Club Forum to send me a confirmation email. I thought that this was all automated and I changed the email address but am now wondering if they need a person to send out a confirmation email. Anybody know?
  14. This is the autobiography of the serial killer Dennis Nilsen. No other such criminal has sought to write their autobiography so in this sense this book is unique. What Nilsen wanted to achieve with his autobiography was to show the general public that he was not a monster but a human being, albeit an aberrant one (which he admits). I should point out that apart from the grisly details of his crimes, which have been heavily redacted, every word was written by him. It took him 18 years. Nilsen comes across as articulate and clever. He is also aberrant and highly inadeq
  15. Suggestion of an alternative site : Good Reads. Not a member myself but it's worth a try.
  16. I've been searching for ways of saying this and failed. So, thanks for that. I didn't realise that it would induce people to read less although I did lose my concentration during lockdown #1 but I just changed my book to something easy to read and carried on. So ended up reading a little more than I did the year before. Lucky me. Oops. I'm there all the time so will post more frequently.
  17. I just took delivery of The Children's War and boy is it a big book! It seems fitting to me that when I joined BGO everybody was discussing this book and how Meg had cut it up because she couldn't hold it and now, when BGO is finishing it's the book I've just taken delivery of. I won't be cutting it up but I will have to be careful with it, it's 1,168 pages long so I'll have to get creative in how I handle it when I want to read it.
  18. I must admit that I had noticed the lack of traffic recently. I have very much enjoyed my time here and I thank most profusely Admin and Mods for keeping us running for all these years and I have no doubt that it was a difficult decision to make, so thanks for that also. See you on Facebook.
  19. The Shape of Darkness, Laura Purcell and The Desolations of Devil's Acre: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
  20. Well I'm shocked! I spend a fortune on Amazon and was under the impression that I was using BGO's link. Even although it was only 5% I blindly thought I was keeping the board going all by myself. Clearly not. And I'm here several times a day. Oh well, if that's the decision then that's the decision.
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