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Onion Budgie

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About Onion Budgie

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    Super Bookworm

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    United Kingdom
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    Books, budgerigars, Sherlock Holmes, and PC gaming.
    Student of the Tarot, collector of crystal skulls.

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  1. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    Really enjoying Unfinished Business; I'm a third of the way through it. The subject of the afterlife fascinates me. I'm about to start Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett. I watched a BBC documentary on him recently, and was so charmed by his wit and candour. It reminded me that I had this book sitting unread on my shelf, and gave me a virtual dig in the ribs that I NEED to read it!
  2. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    I finally finished Rogue Male. The latter third (in the tiny earth-hole) felt so claustrophobic that I was almost gasping for air along with the protagonist! Physically uncomfortable reading. The ending had a small twist that I wasn't expecting. 4/5 Now on to Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh.
  3. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    I finished it last night. I loved the nostalgia factor, but there were way too many grammatical and spelling errors. Back to Rogue Male. I WILL finish it soon!
  4. Your Book Activity - June 2018

    This evening I started Tamagotchi Diary: Requiem for a Digital Egg by Joe Hutsko. It's a short non-fiction about the author's first experience with hatching and looking after a Tamagotchi virtual pet. It's a charming read. (I have a large Tamagotchi collection of my own, so this book is hitting all the right spots, and making me smile. )
  5. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    I'm only just past the halfway point with Rogue Male. I haven't really been in the mood for it, although when I do pick it up, it's enjoyable. This weekend, I might start Unfinished Business by James Van Praagh. It's another book about the afterlife, which I'm fascinated by after having recently read the fab Testimony of Light.
  6. I've managed to cross three off the list that I made last year. Woolf has become one of my favourite authors, so that was a good pick.
  7. What's Up in May? - 2018

    That's awesome! I just threw away my poach pods. There's no going back now.
  8. What's the weather like?

    Overcast, but still fairly warm. The sun's been in hiding for the past few days.
  9. What's Up in May? - 2018

    It's National Vegetarian Week this week! I know we have quite a few vegetarians here at the forum, which is lovely. After two years as an ovo-veggie, last month I finally took the plunge and went vegan. I'm not missing eggs at all, which baffles me. I hope everyone is off to a good start with their week. I'm trying to get a few quotes together so I can have some much needed work done on my central heating. This process is taking forever and is a nightmare!
  10. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    You're welcome! I want to read more books on the subject now.
  11. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    Testimony of Light turned out to be an amazing, eye-opening read. Would recommend to anyone who's interested in the afterlife. I've just started Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household, which is a thriller about a failed assassination attempt on Hitler. The would-be killer is caught and tortured, but manages to escape. The book follows the man's attempts to outwit his pursuers. Not my usual genre, but I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.
  12. Your Book Activity - May 2018

    I finally finished The Waves by Virginia Woolf! It took me three weeks to read 168 pages. Phew. I preferred the first half of the book. The further in I waded, the more oblique and fractured the narrative became, and my attention kept wandering off and away. Not my favourite, but still a 3/5. I'm now about to start Testimony of Light by Helen Greaves, a non-fiction book about messages from the afterlife, which sounds pretty interesting.
  13. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    I just read a non-fiction book about bats. Bats by Phil Richardson. It was fascinating, and I learned a lot. Bats are wonderful little creatures. I'm halfway through The Waves by Virginia Woolf. It's taking me a while. It's a stream-of-consciousness novel that demands full concentration, otherwise you might just as well be turning the pages with your eyes shut. This is not a book to pick up when you're distracted or tired. I'm enjoying it, although so far not quite as much as VW's other works that I've read.
  14. Your Book Activity - April 2018

    I finished The Disappearance Boy. Nothing much happened, but I liked it. The main protagonist was compelling, and the descriptive passages of 1950s Brighton were wonderfully evocative. I'm about to begin The Waves by Virginia Woolf. Aieeeee! Wish me luck. This is the one I've heard.... things.... about.
  15. How many books have you read this year?

    Nine so far, which is good going for me.