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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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    53° 20' N, 1° 17' E
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    Reading, Music, Wine, Beer, Gin.
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  1. I just bought/borrowed/received...

    A quick trip to Oxfam during my lunch break resulted in: Nutshell - Ian McEwan Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross The Rider - Tim Krabbe Merckx - William Fotherington Detective Inspector Huss - Helene Tursten The Torso - Helen Tursten
  2. 10th Anniversary

    Wow! Doesn't time fly... Nice one Luna. I love the fact that so many of us have stuck around for so long. I think forums are going to be the next big thing.
  3. what is everyone doing?

    Having insomnia (and still waiting for the autopsy results) but thanks for all of the good wishes.
  4. Song Chain

    Young Guns (Go For It!) - Wham!
  5. Is it me, or are books getting shorter?

    I wonder if we read ebooks more quickly than physical books. When I'm reading a physical book I am (obviously) aware of how far I have read and how much I have left. With an ebook it is a concious decision to check progress. So, I may pause with a physical book, take a break, whatever. This is especially the case at the end of chapters and sections. But with an ebook I just keep going, just keep turning the virtual pages. And before I know it I've been reading without a break for a couple of hours. Girl from the Sea is 306 pages in paperback. So not that short.
  6. Crimson

    I have just finished this. I found myself involved with stories of the various characters and involved in them emotionally. A nice, simple, uplifting (in the end) story.
  7. What's next on Mt TBR

    My TBR is getting too big. So I'm going to tackle these, in no particular order (once I've finished the 4 that I'm cuurently reading). The Day the Sun Dies - Yan Lianke Solaris - Stanislaw Lem The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman And Another Thing - Eoin Colfer The Star Diaries - Stanislaw Lem Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (before or after the tv series?) Killing Comandatore - Haruki Murakami The Perils of Perception - Bobby Duffy The Children's War - JN Stroyar A Change of Regime - JN Stroyar Becoming Them - JN Stroyar
  8. I picked this book up from the Oxfam book shop . a few days after Christmas. This book is so open and honest about doping. Despite knowing quite a lot of the background to the events, and an understanding of the doping culture in cycling; I still found this book fascinating. It's well worth a read.
  9. Book Lists 2019

    The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle Crimson - Niviaq Korneliussen Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro
  10. Review of 2018

    The best book that I read this year was - On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan I haven't been to the cinema this year. My favourite tv series was - Doctor Who My favourite album was - Dove by Belly The best concert I went to was - Belly at The Leadmill, Sheffield.
  11. what is everyone doing?

    Thanks everyone...
  12. what is everyone doing?

    My Dad died on Friday. He had been in hospital for three months. They let him go home on Thursday and he died that night. It's been a horrible couple of days.
  13. 4 3 2 1

    It took me nearly three months. I kept breaking off to red something else. While I agree that this is a very good book, which is very readable (it really is easy) and involving; I kept avoiding it. All the time I was reading it I was interested in and involved with Ferguson's story. As soon as I put it down though I wasn't in any hurry to pick it up again. It was putdownable. So I am undecided... Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Should you read it? Yes. Could I promise you will enjoy it? No.
  14. what is everyone doing?

    If you need any more (I do hope they are going to continue to monitor you) then you can/should discuss with your GP.
  15. what is everyone doing?

    Luna, make sure your doctor prescribes InVita D3, which is oil based (vitamin D is fat soluble) (and make sure it's D3 not D2) and not Fultium (which has a nasty blue dye). Both are available on the NHS and there is no cost difference. I hope you feel better soon.