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    All dull reading here I'm afraid. Slowly working my way through Timothy West Autobiography. It reads like a "who's who of theatre-actors and actresses and a history of theatres old and new" but I enjoy his writings when I'm in a particular frame of mind.
    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.

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    House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. I only just heard of it a day ago, and from reading the description of its format as well as its legendary literary status, I just had to check it out from my Uni library. I'm only two chapters in, and it's unlike anything I've ever read, really.

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    Not big on politics but do like to read about the 80"s an 90's to get a feel for the stuff that shaped the times
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    I'm mostly horizontal listening to Anne Rice's LASHER (again) but attempting to reach out for a paper book. Last week I went and got a book from the library! The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley...it was a stonking read. Brilliant story, real page-turner. Loved it. It's still in my head so that's probably why I'm hummin n hawin about what to read next.

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    Popped into the charity shop while I was out and caught 'THE SIEGE' by Helen Dunmore. She died yesterday, I think it was, so I couldn't not buy it. I've read a few of hers long time ago but as this is set in a war-torn Lenningrad I thought it might be just the thing considering the state of the world right now...it should put me in the mood. for what though?

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    escorial...

    This book is about what shaped my times. Reading now. After college, I worked in this area of Detroit. July, 1967.
    The Intersection: What Detroit Has Gained & Lost 50 Years After The Uprising of 1967


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    Bernard Werber

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    Quote Originally Posted by sas View Post
    escorial...

    This book is about what shaped my times. Reading now. After college, I worked in this area of Detroit. July, 1967.
    The Intersection: What Detroit Has Gained & Lost 50 Years After The Uprising of 1967

    It's cool to read the different pov on a time and place that you feel shaped your thoughts or even life perhaps...
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    Just finished Timothy West's Autobiography am about to start Prunella Scales's.
    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.

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    Escorial,

    Yes, interesting. At that time it was referred to as a riot. Now, from a farther perspective, as an uprising. As a very young adult, I did not recognize the puzzle piece, one of many, that would precipitate it. This area had been a thriving black community, with businesses and intact families, called Black Bottom. Then White city planners ran a major expressway right through the middle of it, displacing those who had strong, stable roots. While Blacks sought integration, their disintegration was the stealth weapon of Whites.

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