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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: What are you reading in 2012?  Reply with quote

A new thread for a new year, just the old 'what I am reading at the moment' thread.

I have just started Barbara Trapido's Sex and Stravinsky, which I bought for my Kindle.  I somehow missed the fact that she had published a new novel (it came out in the summer, I think), and found it as I was browsing the Kindle store.  Lovely to have a new book by her, and am enjoying it so far, though only a couple of chapters in.

Great to be reading something I want to keep reading...have just posted on my (b)log here that I have abandoned three books in a row, which was frustrating!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Evie, not heard of that one. My bestest prezzie this christmas was the Pillars of the Earth and Follet's newer one, Fall of Giants. That should keep me busy for a while!  Can't get enough of Pillars of the Earth. What a great read it is.

Are you enjoying your kindle?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am loving my Kindle!  I bought it thinking I was going to be travelling for a couple of months, and when that fell through I felt a bit guilty...but I have grown to love it anyway!

I keep meaning to read Pillars of the Earth.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a look at a friend's kindle and it looks better than I expected.  I get the impression you can only appreciate it once you've got one.  There must be a discussion on kindles somewhere here so I'll have a root around.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scousedog wrote:
I've had a look at a friend's kindle and it looks better than I expected.  I get the impression you can only appreciate it once you've got one.  There must be a discussion on kindles somewhere here so I'll have a root around.
Here is one discussion link scousedog, http://bigreaders.myfastforum.org/about98.html

and here is another one: http://bigreaders.myfastforum.org/about1663.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' in an edition published in 1980, with a conclusion written by Leon Garfield. A great treat, I hope to finish it in time for the TV adaptation next week.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading one of the books E/V has recently abandoned - Babycakes by Armistead Maupin - and, having got past the dodgy opening involving a not very convincing Queen and Prince Philip, am finding it a joy, though a bittersweet one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I should persevere!  I just wish X hadn't married Y, and that Z hadn't died, and hope Mrs M reappears very soon!  I haven't returned it to the library yet...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also hate the word 'babycakes', it's irritated me throughout the series.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KlaraZ wrote:
I'm reading 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' in an edition published in 1980, with a conclusion written by Leon Garfield. A great treat, I hope to finish it in time for the TV adaptation next week.

Hi Klara. I, too, am reading Edwin Drood; an old edition which belonged to my great uncle, published by Hazell, Watson and Viney, also containing some other miscellaneous writings by Dickens. Are you enjoying it? I am just over halfway through. I also want to read it before the BBC adaptation is screened, but I didn't realise it was as soon as next week! Still, there's plenty of time to read the remaining chapters.



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