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spidernick



Joined: 01 Jul 2009
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Location: Fareham, Hants

PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

THe kids aren't letting me get much reading done, but I am reading, and enjoying, Foundation.



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chris-l



Joined: 27 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be off on my holidays in just a few days (3 more sleeps!), when we will be heading off to Lake Garda. I'm not sure how much I shall get the opportunity to post over the next few days, what with packing, trying to leave the house in some sort of order, and, of course, choosing my books.

So far on my pile I have Doris Lessing's 'The Golden Notebook', 'The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories', a collection of short stories by Ruth Rendell, called 'Piranha to Scurfy',  Annie Proulx's 'The Shipping News' and 'The Rings of Saturn' by W.G. Sebald. Before I go, I need to add a bit of non-fiction and maybe a classic or two, then I should have a nice balance and a bit of insurance against one or two of my choices turning out to be complete duds!


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iwishiwas



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 352


Location: NE England

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, I have only read The Shipping News from your choices and I'm sure you won't find it a dud. One of the few books I would consider re-reading. Enjoy your trip and report back upon your return!


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Castorboy



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: Castor Bay Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are only away for four days to the sunny Northland where the only danger is slips on the roads caused by the tail end of the cyclone which hit Australia last week. We have been to the same hotel for the last few years - typical of English born immigrants who can't break the habits of 'holidays by the seaside'. I am taking the Peter Sallis autobiography while the better half has another novel by an author new to her, Catriona McPherson with the 1920's sleuth Dandy Gilver.


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Caro



Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: Owaka, New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the break, Castorboy.  We didn't find much sun when we were up there - pouring rain every day but it was a different time of year.


Yesterday we went out to somethig called the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - acres of grounds with sculptures in them.  The others were going walking on it, so I took three small books - to be on the safe side.  The medieval history one I am nearly finished, Under the Greenwood Tree, a history of Sheffield - and a puzzle book.

As it happens `i did a bit of wandering round the park and then sat and read the booklet of the history of Bretton Wood and then they were all back.  Didn't actually need to take any of the books!  But we did meander home through some little byways, past lovely little villages and then some moorland, and I read a bit then.

Cheers, Caro.



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