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Just started on my rereading of the forth Harry Potter book, tring to read the last three in preparation for the new novel
Is that the one set in Edinburgh? Well, JKR did used to live there.

Since when was Edinburgh in Hertfordshire? :D

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Actually, I think she still does live in Edinburgh. (JKR)

Beside Ian Rankin, if I'm not mistaken. Wonder if they have cups of tea and swap ideas?

 

Anyway - frantically trying to get back on topic - I'm just about to finish Bill Bryson's Lives and Times of the Thurnderbolt Kid. It's quite slight in terms of content, though I am finding out interesting things about suburban American life in the 1950s. And it's very funny in places. I really like his deadpan humour - like how he learned never to trust grown ups.

But I really need to find out what rutabaga is.

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I'm not sure, but I think it's a reference to the word 'forth', rather than 'fourth', as in first, second, third, fourth

 

Well spelling mistakes will happen when your actually supposed to be watching kids rather than on the net.

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Compared to the majority here, I'm a slow, slow reader.

 

 

1 AMIS, Martin: The Rachel Papers***1/2

2 McEWAN, Ian: Saturday****

3 WINTON, Tim: The Turning (short stories)*****

4 CHABON, Michael: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay****

5 TOOLE, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces****

6 de BOTTON, Alain: The Consolations of Philosophy***1/2

7 ARENAS, Reinaldo: Singing From the Well (currently reading)

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Finished - The Black Swan. I won't say too much yet as I think it's best if you approach this one without expectations. This isn't to say you'll be dissapointed.

 

I've got sooooooo many books to read. Many of which have been firm favourites here and some new books by some of my own favourite authors. It feels like I haven't got enough time to read them all!

 

I think it's time to take the plunge... The Children's War awaits.

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Compared to the majority here, I'm a slow, slow reader.

 

Welcome to BGO, hamletbb, an interesting list of books. The number doesn't matter:D

 

We have a thread for keeping lists of the books we read throughout the year, would you like your list copied to that thread?

 

Mostly we just make a note here of the book we are currently reading, or are about to read, in case anyone else is/has/intends to read it too.

 

We also have a thread for new members to introduce themselves. We'd be pleased if you could pop in there so that we can welcome you properly :)

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Compared to the majority here, I'm a slow, slow reader.

 

 

1 AMIS, Martin: The Rachel Papers***1/2

2 McEWAN, Ian: Saturday****

3 WINTON, Tim: The Turning (short stories)*****

4 CHABON, Michael: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay****

5 TOOLE, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces****

6 de BOTTON, Alain: The Consolations of Philosophy***1/2

7 ARENAS, Reinaldo: Singing From the Well (currently reading)

 

You may be slow, hamletbb, but there are several very fine titles on that list. Welcome to BGO.

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