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  1. Book Chain

    Snow Falling On Cedars - David Guterson
  2. Book Chain

    The Call OfThe Wild - Jack London
  3. David

    We looked forward to his posts every day. Such an intellect, and so kind and wise. Such a loss.
  4. Book Chain

    Around The World In 80 Days - Jules Verne
  5. what is everyone doing?

    Momac, I hope you get him home soon and can start on the new Dave diet. Give Charlie a hug.
  6. Book Chain

    The Well Of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
  7. Review of 2018

    Favourite book: A re-read of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America for my rl book group. What was once a fanciful idea of the USA turning right wing, even fascist, during the second world war turns out ot be a prophetic work of genius in the light of recent events. Brilliantly written. Favourite TV series: Joint top, Patrick Melrose (I watched it on DVD) and Killing Eve. Fantastic. Favourite Film: Roma. Ohmygosh, the best film I've seen since Manchester By The Sea. You can catch it on Netflix now, but if you can get to a cinema it's even better.
  8. Book Lists 2019

    10. Wittgenstein's Nephew Tomas Bernhard **** 9. Family Lexicon Natalia Ginzburg *** 8. Dear Evelyn Kathy Page **(*) 7. Eight Months On Ghazzah Street Hilary Mantel ****(*) (RR) 6. Swing Time Zadie Smith **** 5. Gachar, Gochar Vivek Shanbhag ****(*) 4. Ghost Wall Sarah Moss ****(*) 3. The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon **** 2. Periera Maintains Antonio Tabucci (RR) **** 1. Of Kids and Parents Emil Hakl ****
  9. Book Chain

    How To Stop Time - Matt Haig
  10. Book Chain

    The Book Of Evidence - John Banville
  11. Book Chain

    A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution - Orlando Figes
  12. Book Chain

    And Quiet Flows The Don - Mikhail Sholokhov
  13. Book Chain

    Go Tell It On The Mountain - James Baldwin
  14. Book Chain

    Love In A Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
  15. Book Chain

    The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald
  16. Book Chain

    Handle With CARE - Jodi Picoult
  17. The Principle

    Thanks, iff I'll put this on the TBR list right away. I really enjoyed Where I Left My Soul and The Sermon On The Fall of Rome but this one seems to have escaped me.
  18. Book Chain

    Half-Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
  19. Book podcasts - which do you listen to?

    Have you heard of the Backlisted podcast, DP? It is something of a boy's club and can sound smug sometimes, but it's worth listening to to find out about striking writers from the past. A guest comes on to join the panel in going in depth to discuss the book and the author - they also talk about what they are reading at the moment. Thank you for the Read Like A Writer tip, will get on that immediately.
  20. Book Chain

    Of Human Bondage Somerset Maugham
  21. what is everyone doing?

    Oh, such great news Hazel!
  22. Milkman

    Right, this goes on the TBR list!
  23. Everything Under

    Thanks, Mr HG, will definitely read.
  24. Revived BGO Book Group

    The Dead, yes please!
  25. The Heather Blazing

    Oh my gosh, Toibin is the man! What a fantastic writer and all-round top bloke. I've read all his fiction and loved every one of them. I even sent him a fan email once in a fit of misguided enthusiasm (and got back a standard answer, embarassing )