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  1. #1911
    Quote Originally Posted by escorial View Post
    Went back the Tate to look at sum expensive cartoons an was determined to walk past the bookstore without buying a book..failed

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    Only 76 pages an read 12 in the shop.
    If you had returned four times you could have read the rest of the book, and bought another four books
    A new story

    I finally got 'A Family Business' recorded and loaded, all 37 mins of it, much longer than any I have done before.
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    Waterstones are a great place to sit and read...much better than library's and used bookshops. I prefer to read short stories an I could so easily read an finish them without buying but I like to own books..read them back home and like to be surrounded by them...also I prefer the feel of a new book and the shopping experience which I just don't get with online shopping...
    The only one who can heal you is you.




  3. #1913
    For a fantasy mood: Throne of Glass book 1.
    For realism third person: Hatchet.
    For realism first person: Walk Across America
    For dystopic: Extras.

    All the books that I can't read due to school I'm reading Throne of Glass more than the others though, but it depends on my mood. Your book sounds cool too! Do you have a goodreads that we could follow?

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    Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium by Bruce T. Draine

    An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Bradley W. Carroll & Dale A. Ostlie
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    Reading and enjoying " mad girl " by Bryony Gordon.

    And I seem to have found a short cut to finding books to read. Often, when I borrow a book from the library, there'll be an old "returned or borrowed receipt" tucked inside the cover. Well? If I enjoyed the book, it wouldn't be unreasonable, I think, to suppose that I might like the books that they borrowed. That's how I found mad girl.

    The first half was tough reading but you have to know about the first half to appreciate the second half. I'm into the second half now and it's a breeze.

    The bad news is that this has got me thinking about O.C.D. Seriously.It's all there. The "what-ifs" and the "hang-ups."
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    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

  6. #1916
    Ready Player One, finally started this as I bought it months ago and never got around to it, it`s supposed to be good and the idea sounds clever. And it`s the 80`s, which was kind of my era really.
    Also reading the Ben Aaronovitch series with Peter Grant the protagonist, as a kind of magician policeman, it`s witty and clever and well written.
    I`m on the third so that says something.

  7. #1917
    I can remember when books were cheap in charity shops before tinternet an eBay
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    Cud a bought a new but smaller version for a quid more in waterstones
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    I get bigger pages an some village gets a new tap..everyone's a winner...
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  8. #1918
    The Brothers Karamazov,
    though I'm not sure why or how it got into my head that I should read this book.
    I'm not even sure where I first heard the title, The Brothers Karamazov,
    but it seems to me that this title was always hailed as some sort
    of great literary achievement, and for that reason I told myself that I would
    read it one day but always put it off reasoning that it was a translation from Russian and not an original English,
    Until the other day, in the used book store, I picked up Crime and Punishment,
    and having read it and enjoyed it, I decided to read another Dostoevsky.
    I'm near the end now, but I can't say I'm too impressed.

    For me, it has turned into a sort of Don Quixote (another book that
    I convinced myself I had to read from start to finish only to feel utterly
    cheated, as if the author had in his whole mind from the beginning to
    taunt the unassuming reader who expecting some great fantasy to
    suddenly occur, willingly endures long discourses of banality).

    The Brothers Karamazov, although providing me with a decent plot
    worthy of eliciting some suspense, readily lapses into numerous
    useless conversations which only succeed in distracting from the
    normal progression of the plot. In all honesty, I would rate it a 3/10,
    so that anyone else who is thinking about reading this book should
    know that it's just a trick and not be deceived by its lofty reputation.

    If anything, it would be a much better idea to just read Crime and Punishment,
    and then do away with Dostoevsky altogether. It is first of all a very Christian
    book, and only interesting in that it captures the political attitudes of the people in Russia
    following the emancipation of the Serfs. Among these attitudes, one sticks out belonging to certain socialists:
    Namely that the individual is not so responsible for his crimes, that rather he is a victim of circumstance,
    and everything is permitted as it is an expression of rebellion towards an unjust society.

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    I'm getting bored, trying to kill the boredom with Elvis Costello. Some these people really are just tossers who got lucky.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

  10. #1920
    Quote Originally Posted by James 剣 斧 血 View Post
    Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium by Bruce T. Draine

    An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Bradley W. Carroll & Dale A. Ostlie

    I keep reading astrophysics books over and over, hoping for clarity. It doesn't help that I am immensely interested, I glean only snippets of understanding. So, can you recommend one that might be Astrophysics for Dummies? I've read all of Hawking's.

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