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  1. I have started reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. Enjoying it so far. Confession time - despite being a big fan of both authors, and despite owning both the physical and e book version - I have NEVER read this book! Not sure how this has happened (or rather, not), but I am making up for it now.
  2. What's the weather like?

    Oh that? It wasn't the howling that bothered them so much as the naked jig I did afterwards. It feels both liberating and bracing in a sharp frost! And I've always loved the colour blue!
  3. What's the weather like?

    A beautiful start to the day. I was outside at around 5 am to catch the Super Wolf Blood Moon (I LOVE the name of it!). Very cold but very pretty day here in the South East. It was minus 5.5 c when I went out first thing, and even now with the lovely sunshine, there are parts of the garden that are still frosted. Brrrrr!
  4. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    Thank you @~Andrea~ If I had left more time between each book, I probably could have written a more coherent review of each book. Having ploughed through the three as I did it all became one giant book and therefore one huge melange of feelings and impressions. I found the trilogy compelling and well conceived and I really did enjoy them. They took me completely away from my world, and into theirs. They were surreal at times, but I just went with it as I have with the magic realism books I have read, and as I do with Neil Gaiman and Ben Aaronovitch. The trilogy aren't like those books though, and I make mention of them only to describe how I 'managed' the oddities and weirdness here.
  5. What Are You Watching Now? - 2019

    I recently read the Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin, without knowing that a television series had been made based on the first book. Last night was it's first episode, so I watched it. For a first episode it wasn't bad! The two main characters are really good, the young actress Saniyya Sydney especially so. The adjustments to the story they have made so far have been understandable and well done too. I will be really interested to see how they preoceed.
  6. I have put 'Where The Crawdads Sing' onto my wishlist. You REALLY liked it, which I take as a sign of an excellent read. Later on in the year it shall be in my possession!
  7. I am new :D

    Hello yellowducky.
  8. Andrea's reading in 2019

    I have read and enjoyed most of the books by Nicci French, but am yet to read this one. They write some good slow burners. I have the book (with real pages - not a kindle version!) on my shelf. Based on your review it looks like I am going to have to nudge it up the reading list.
  9. What's Up in January? - 2019

    Husband's ancient kindle (page turner, no touch screen) is in rapid decline, so we bought him a kindle oasis last week, so I have spent this morning making sure his collections are in order, an reorganising things for him. It was actually quite nice to dive in there and get all booky with things. Aside from that we have booked to go to Southern Scotland for Easter with our niece and her family. It is lovely to have a break away in place.
  10. E. Gardner & Son Holy Bible

    It looks like it was a family / household bible, the names listed on the page you show looks like family entries. Looking up the E. Gardner on the internet, I found this ; E. Gardner and Son, Oxford Bible Warehouse, Paternoster Row. In the mid 1800's Pasternoster Row in London was a booksellers street. Beyond that I haven't found anything specific that would give information about the family names mentioned, it's value or anything. Good luck finding out thouugh.
  11. A Book blog, 2019 by Books do Furnish a Room

    I am also looking forward to your review of Midnight's Children. Reading your reviews is such a delight.
  12. I read this when it first came out in paperback many years ago and I agree, it really is a delight to read. Rich and vivid.
  13. There are lots of Ann Cleeves books on my kindle, (and I love the tv series of both Vera and Shetland) but I am yet to read any of them. I usually like to read the book before I watch the film or episode, but I have come to them the other way around with Ann Cleeves. You may have nudged me in a Vera direction for a up and coming read!
  14. How many books have you read this year?

    So far 2 - or slightly more accurately, 1 1/2 ! @Raven what is this word 'should' that I am reading? Don't make me go all fake Yoda on you! Read or read not. There is no should.
  15. Hayley's Reading 2019

    I have read the Douglas Adams 'Trilogy In 5 Parts'! (possibly my favourite sub title of all time to a series!) and loved them, although they may have dated a little in one or two places by now. The humour, daftness and quirk are all solid so they should make for an enjoyable read.