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Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 31st May 2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
I'm re-reading Atwood's The Blind Assassin, and...

I'm re-reading Atwood's The Blind Assassin, and remembering how much I like her style.

A taste:

The protagonist is an elderly woman now, and living alone in a small Canadian town. It's winter;...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 8th April 2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
I've read it. It has lots of enthusiastic fans,...

I've read it. It has lots of enthusiastic fans, but it isn't among my favourite Atwoods at all.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 7th April 2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
Jane Jacobs - The Death and Life of Great...

Jane Jacobs - The Death and Life of Great American Cities

That is a pretty good book, Jerome. :nod:
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 6th April 2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
LeGuin's Always Coming Home is one of my...

LeGuin's Always Coming Home is one of my favourites. I read it again every couple years.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 18th February 2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
Re-reading Constance , part of a trilogy by...

Re-reading Constance , part of a trilogy by Lawrence Durrell (Gerald the zoologist's brother), or rather, picked it up again after re-reading part of it a while ago. It is focussed on an English...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 30th November 2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
Dio, I know the feeling.

Dio, I know the feeling.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 30th November 2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
1919 locked room mystery, Carolyn Wells, The Man...

1919 locked room mystery, Carolyn Wells, The Man Who Fell Through the Earth. Remarkably tongue in cheek so far. Detecting lawyer unaware his lady secretary is actually the one finding and...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 18th November 2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
I'm on Josephine Tey now, finished A Shilling for...

I'm on Josephine Tey now, finished A Shilling for Candles and To Love and Be Wise, rates a 3 or better I think.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 16th November 2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
Neither, I should think. I've been reading Sayers...

Neither, I should think. I've been reading Sayers in my browser, mostly.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 16th November 2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
Snob. :stuckup:

Snob. :stuckup:
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 16th November 2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
Well done! Soon you'll be up to reading something...

Well done! Soon you'll be up to reading something as long as a pamphlet or single page flier! :yes:
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 16th November 2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
I am reading the third Dorothy Sayers 1930s...

I am reading the third Dorothy Sayers 1930s detective novels in two days. (Strong Poison, Gaudy Night, Busman's Honeymoon)

Giving them solid 4s, because it's the three most shamelessly romantic of...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 16th November 2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 3,108
Posted By borealis
What are you reading?

...and on a scale of 1: not at all, it is a noble educative tome to 10: am hiding it inside the cover of Brideshead Revisited, how ashamed of it are you?
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