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12 Apr 2019, 12:10 pm

This week I finished four books. Rated out of five.

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12 Apr 2019, 1:56 pm

The Long Walk by Richard Bachman, aka Stephen King.


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12 Apr 2019, 3:50 pm

Our Father - Reflections on the Lord's Prayer
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12 Apr 2019, 4:46 pm

Ruth, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1853)

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Mrs Gaskell was Charlotte Brontë's friend and first biographer. I read Ruth in University, but it deserves a reread.



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12 Apr 2019, 7:30 pm

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. I really enjoy her treatment of multi-bodied intelligences, and she plays with gender in a fun way.


That sounds like a great read!


I highly recommend it!



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13 Apr 2019, 8:05 am

I'm reading "Anything is possible" by Elizabeth Strout.

I Read another one of her books "Olive Kitteridge" and really enjoyed that so I'm giving another one of her books a go. I'm enjoying the novel but still prefer Olive Kitteridge, where nothing much happens but the characters are great.



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18 Apr 2019, 3:26 pm

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I really enjoyed "Olive Kitteridge" too.

Anybody here likes re-reading books? More than once?


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18 Apr 2019, 3:39 pm

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I really enjoyed "Olive Kitteridge" too.

Anybody here likes re-reading books? More than once?


I reread my books multiple times, some of them with rituals about where and when.



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18 Apr 2019, 3:53 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
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I really enjoyed "Olive Kitteridge" too.

Anybody here likes re-reading books? More than once?


I reread my books multiple times, some of them with rituals about where and when.


Cool :) - I've read a few of my favourite books enough times to almost know them by heart. I do find new things in them every time though, or maybe it's just me changing. I do read very fast though and can't fall asleep without a couple of hours of reading, it calms me down.

I have rituals related to some of them too - usually those that have "sentimental" value to me.

When I cannot read in the original language, I also like to read different translations in other languages to compare, speaking of pedantic :oops:


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18 Apr 2019, 4:10 pm

BenderRodriguez wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
BenderRodriguez wrote:
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I really enjoyed "Olive Kitteridge" too.

Anybody here likes re-reading books? More than once?


I reread my books multiple times, some of them with rituals about where and when.


Cool :) - I've read a few of my favourite books enough times to almost know them by heart. I do find new things in them every time though, or maybe it's just me changing. I do read very fast though and can't fall asleep without a couple of hours of reading, it calms me down.

I have rituals related to some of them too - usually those that have "sentimental" value to me.

When I cannot read in the original language, I also like to read different translations in other languages to compare, speaking of pedantic :oops:


I collect different editions of the same books, and I take notes while I read (even with fiction). When I read literary criticism or biographies, I cross-reference the sources and read biographies of the biographers.

You could call me pedantic as well.



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18 Apr 2019, 5:17 pm

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
by Catherine Nixey

I mostly read non-fiction: botany and other life sciences, history, environmental, nature, evolution, feminism, some philosophy, secular buddhism... Some fiction, mostly scifi, speculative fiction of other kinds, some mysteries


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18 Apr 2019, 5:33 pm

"Living Well on the Autism Spectrum" b/c my grad student therapist's post made her read it and assign it to all her patients, as the boss told us in our support group meeting this week. lol

"Shining a Light on the Autism Spectrum" is also good.



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19 Apr 2019, 6:14 am

I'm re-reading The Sirens of Titan (Vonnegut) for the umpteenth time, and it still surprises me.



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19 Apr 2019, 6:19 am

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I'm re-reading The Sirens of Titan (Vonnegut) for the umpteenth time, and it still surprises me.

I read that in January for the first time. Poor Martians.



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19 Apr 2019, 9:55 am

domineekee wrote:
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I'm re-reading The Sirens of Titan (Vonnegut) for the umpteenth time, and it still surprises me.

I read that in January for the first time. Poor Martians.

Did the main characters strike you as examples of Poor Us?