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Forgot to take my book to the V&A with me today, so missed the opportunity of several hours reading time when travelling and otherwise not actually looking at exhibits. :o

Therefore I am still reading The Bronski House - or not, as I am either too busy or too tired at the moment.

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Halfway through "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" by David Mitchell - one of those occasions where I'm finding it a struggle, while being in awe of the brilliant writing - I know I'll be glad I persevered when I get to the end.

 

Ooh - I'm looking forward to that one - I read a review and interview with him in the Sunday paper a bit ago. He isn't often interviewed. Do let us know what you think when you finish.

 

Zebra

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I've devoured 5 books in the last week!

(Time-Traveller's Wife

Secret Life of Bees

perks of being a wallflower

Dogs of Babel

Due Diligence)

 

 

Getting through five books in a week seems like an unattainable dream to me!

At the moment I'm reading Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. I've been reading it for months; study commitments mean I've had few opportunities to read for pleasure without feeling extremely guilty! I hope to finish it within the next couple of weeks :)

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Just reading: Nomade auf vier Kontinenten. Auf den Spuren von Sir Richard Francis Burton This is a great addition to the The Collector of Worlds by Ilija Trojanow, a book I just read with my RL book club

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Hi,

I finished Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy last Friday evening (June 4), and started Neal Stephenson's Anathem the following morning. Now 300 pages into its 900 or so. A bit of a difficult start, but after about 70 pages it clicked, and I'm lapping it up.

 

I was going to tackle his Cryptonomicon first, but this popped into my hands in the bookshop, and said 'Read me. Now!', so how could I decline?

 

After Anathem, Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle await!

 

Best wishes,

Sam

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Currently reading

"Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy,

"God is the Gospel" by John Piper and

"The Ode less travelled" by Stephen Fry.

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I am half way through reading (and enjoying enormously) the Reginald Perrin Omnibus - which I bought after the review I read on here, but I abandoned that last weekend to read my much anticipated Dead in the Family (10th Sookie Stackhouse book) by Charlaine Harris - which I have done a review on on the Sookie thread in the fantasy section. I tried to have restraint I really did, knew from previous experience that once I picked up that book I would not put it down till I finished it, so I sarted to read it Friday evening when I knew I would have to put it down due to the fact I had to get to bed early because I had to be up at 6am for work the next morning, but when I got home from work Saturday evening I picked it up and read and by stupid o clock in the early hours of Sunday morning I had finished it. I also re read a book which I though I'd long since lost but which resurfaced the other day, namely There is a happy land by Keith Waterhouse, one of my favourites as a child and I was overjoyed when it turned up again. So I reacquainted myself with it and read it in an evening. Back to Reggie Perrin now!

 

I didn't get where I am today by abandoning books I've half read!! ;)

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I am two and a half books through 2666 by Roberto Bolano and am finding it strangely addictive - although I think I am hitting the long-needed-a-good-edit-but-it-was-too-late section that others have spoken about on the thread.

 

Zebra

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