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About tagesmann

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    Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
  • Birthday 12/01/1964


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    Reading, Music, Wine, Beer, Gin.
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  1. What song are you listening to... right NOW?

    From Sheffield I present... Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace
  2. What song are you listening to... right NOW?

    I'm a bit late to the party, but I've just been introduced to the Portico Quartet.
  3. Dave McKean is one of my favourite illustrators so I will be looking out for this. As this isn't due out until May 2019 in hardcover in the UK; I may be waiting a while for the paperback.
  4. This is available for £0.99 from Amazon.co.uk - and you can add audio for an additional £3.99 allowing a seamless switch between reading and narration. The reviews are really mixed. Makes it tempting...
  5. Rest in Peace

    "Asterix was a star, Getafix was a druid, Dogmatix was a stubborn dog, and Anthea Bell was the translator that made all those wonderful puns." "Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies aged 82." https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/18/anthea-bell-magnificent-translator-of-asterix-and-kafka-dies-aged-82?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR3V5Za8kBOklfje2dD0FivRkYCBPIY-1yd8dzoTSaaHGCg4qUcPd6koT0Y
  6. Introduce Yourself

    Welcome DawdlingPoet. What a great introduction.
  7. Currently Reading

    Well so far, so good. I've only read the first chapter but it's an easy read.
  8. Currently Reading

    4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster. In paperback at 1070 pages. Books this large remind me why I prefer my Kindle.
  9. On Chesil Beach

    I don't know why I didn't get on with this book the first time I tried to read it. I gave up after about 20 pages. I picked it up again and read it over a couple of afternoons. Wow! And then I read this thread, which is so full of brilliant insights and discussions about the book that I almost want to read it again, now. This, is my favourite comment and sums up the beauty and sadness of the novel.
  10. What films have you seen recently?

    I think it might be too late...
  11. Amsterdam

    I have just finished this. I enjoyed the read, and I was engaged enough to rush through it. At one point I wished for more exploration or exposition or some of the story. But perhaps the point was to leave a fair bit unexplored. The fate of Vernon and Clive were silly, but that wasn’t the point of the story, was it?
  12. As we will all be reading this at a different pace, some people may have suggestions for threads, spoiler etiquette, etc. Post them here and we can discuss.
  13. Vote for the new group read

    No, there isn't. Take your time. I've just started a book so won't be looking at this for a few days. I guess the only thing to be aware of is that this area usually (not always) has spoilers. There aren't any "rules" about how group reads are run, so if you have a suggestion or a request about the discussion, just create a post to that effect. In fact I'm going to do that now.
  14. Vote for the new group read

    As soon as you want. I've created a forum, you create the threads. Sometimes there is just one thread, sometimes there are threads about specific details or subjects that you might want to discuss. For example "Gabriel's motivation" or "Gabriel is a bit of a dick isn't he?"
  15. Vote for the new group read

    And the winner is...