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  2. What's the weather like?

    Bit muggy but cooler, dull and windy and it was even trying to rain at lunchtime, but very weak drizzle (more like sprinkle).
  3. Frankie reads 2018

    Eep ! Maybe 3 years ? Hurray for your new bed !
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  6. John Wyndham

    I bought this the other day - only £0.99 on Kindle. Glad you are enjoying it...it's fairly short from what I recall (< 100 pages?).
  7. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George - this is my first Inspector Lynley and overall I enjoyed it, although I did find it a bit wordy at times. Tommy (Lynley) has taken his fiancée Deborah to his ancestral home (he's a Lord after all) down in Cornwall, to meet his mother, and for some reason his work colleague and close friend, Simon St James, plus Simon's sister Sidney, come too. They are followed by Sidney's on/off boyfriend, the charmless Justin Brooke, and also by Tommy's dissolute, drug addict brother Peter, and his equally shambolic girlfriend Sasha. Not surprisingly there is plenty of tension, both between the brothers and Tommy and his mother, who fell out years ago and although reconciled have had an uneasy relationship ever since. But they're all distracted when the editor of the local newspaper is found brutally murdered in his cottage, and the police look at several possible motives, was it a burglary that was interrupted, an irate husband (the man was a notorious womaniser, despite being married with a baby), or was someone trying to suppress a big story he was working on? Lots of red herrings, then, and quite a bit of angst too as Tommy and his brother deal with each other and their own resentments (real or imaginary), their mother tries to keep the peace, and poor Deborah wonders what she's getting into (run Deborah run!). Then Justin Brooke is found dead at the bottom of a nearby cliff, and although an arrest is made for the journalist's murder, many are convinced that the police have the wrong man. There are further twists and turns until all is revealed,, and although it was well plotted I found it a bit convoluted. However I did like reading about Lynley (having seen most of the TV shows, and I vaguely remember this one, although Havers only features very briefly in this book) who is quite different to his TV version (he's blond for a start) and have several others to read. 7/10
  8. Continue the Story game 4,

    some rat droppings mixed with glue. But by virtue of having swigged at a vial, Steve McThug turned yellow , and, crouching in a corner of Dogend road, he ....
  9. Continue the Story game 4,

    haphazardly, bouncing up and down kerbs, the fumes overcame them and they collided with an obstinate powerpole which refused to give way. Fortunately for the public at large, and although more than they deserved, the three hooligans, the so-called 'toxic' material turned out to be nothing other than ...
  10. Game of Thrones

    Glad you've finally caught up Frankie! My favourites are Jaime, Tyrion, Brienne, Jorah and Bronn (all alpha males!).
  11. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    July 18th: Books You've Removed From Your TBR Sam's Note: -- Discuss the books that you wanted to read at one point, but don't anymore. I'd have to think about this, I don't have a log of stuff I have removed, I tend to forget about books I'm not interested in anymore.
  12. Thanks! I think part of it is that I've not been reading as much of certain genres as I used to. I haven't felt like reading much adult fantasy this year for example, which is mostly written by men. On the other hand, I am thinking about picking up certain children's book series again and most of those I have in mind, have been written by men. We will see .
  13. Frankie reads 2018

    I'm glad you are having a good time . It's nice you got to spend time with both your and your BF's family. Awww, I'm glad she was cute ! Yay ! Me too ! It's my table cloth . It's from France, we found it at a local market in the south of France (my parents gifted it to me for my birthday last year, after I had picked it during our holiday in France). I love it too .
  14. What's the weather like?

    Raining here in Galway.
  15. Continue the Story game 4,

    emit from a vial marked ' toxic waste', and as the car careened....
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  17. Vodkafan's Reading Blog 2018

    Under The Eagle 1/5 Simon Scarrow Probably the worst book I have read so far this year! If you want a lad's book with basically a comic-book plot of WW2 soldiers dressed up in sandals and skirts masquerading as Romans of 43 ad, where the author can't even be bothered to use a few common knowledge Latin words (Gladius, Scutum, Pilum) to describe the Legionaries' kit, then this is the book for you!
  18. Frankie reads 2018

    Now I'm really curious! Tell me more
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