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My recent purchases have been:

 "Echoes", by Maeve Binchy (which I've actually just started reading).

" The Cottage of Curiosities", by Celia Anderson.

 "The Winter Garden", by Heidi Swain.

" Light a Penny Candle", by Maeve Binchy.

 

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On 14/10/2020 at 19:57, lunababymoonchild said:

Piranesi, Susanna Clarke, The Aeneid, Virgil and Agua Viva, Clarice Lispector

I envy you Piranesi.

 

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4 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:


I can't wait

 

I just read it.  It's terrific.  She is quite a writer.

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On 30/09/2020 at 20:02, lunababymoonchild said:


I would love to hear what you think of that when you finish it, Marie

I'm half way of book now, and I'm really enjoying it.

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Confederacy of Dunces. 

Heard good and bad things about his book. 

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On 23/10/2020 at 20:29, hux said:

Confederacy of Dunces. 

Heard good and bad things about his book. 

 I read that one about a year or three ago. I would not say that it was a bad read, but it was disappointing overall. But that may also be down to too high expectations.

 

It often felt rather sketchy with then some bits that stood out as very good. But then it slumped again. That the story line was not always very clear to me, did not help.

 

Toole nevertheless captures the seething atmosphere of New Orleans very well. That certainly was a strong point.

 

Curious to learn how you will rate it.

 

Tom

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Latest book I bought: The Paperboy - Pete Dexter.

 

Another Dexter I truly loved. Frankly, up to now, the award winning Paris Trout seems to have impressed me the least of Dexter's novels. At this point, I would put Brotherly Love and The Paperboy  on top.

 

Tom

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On 30/09/2020 at 20:02, lunababymoonchild said:


I would love to hear what you think of that when you finish it, Marie

Finished The Thursday Murder Club this afternoon, and really enjoyed it. Some the plots did become rather ridiculous, but the whole of the book was excellent. 

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1 hour ago, Marie H said:

Finished The Thursday Murder Club this afternoon, and really enjoyed it. Some the plots did become rather ridiculous, but the whole of the book was excellent. 


Thank you, Marie

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3 hours ago, Madeleine said:

Those dogs are so adorable, just saw the latest 2 films, absolute classics.

I’ve seen the trick or treat YouTube, and that was so good! Those Labs are adorable, and Andrew Cotter has a wonderful dry sense of humour.

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