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  1. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I'll have to pop over to Amazon and have a rummage at their freebies. Thanks for the heads up Raven.
  2. I have been reading favourite chapters / passages from favourite book series. Dipping in and out as the mood takes me. A bit of a butterfly approach, but I am enjoying myself. It'll keep things ticking over until I finally settle on a new thing to read.
  3. I can recommend Sebastian Fitzek. Definitely unpredictable! I have read Therapy, and Splinter, and have a couple more of his on my kindle waiting for me. They are dark, but compelling reads.
  4. Doctor Who Series 10 + New Doctor?

    I am yet to watch ANY of the new series, and I have to wonder if my lack of enthusiasm to do so is fair or not. It doesn't help that husband isn't a Whovian, so I have to time when I watch them!. Glad to read that the new series appears better, I enjoyed the last series, but felt it lacked a non specific 'something', and the referencing (to my mind) of the Doctor's gender was starting to grate.
  5. Shelving books

    It depends on the shelf! We have bookshelves all over the house, of different sizes, so it varies from shelf to shelf. We have a reference and non fiction set of shelves, although some of the biggest books reside on the bottom shelves of nearby shelving units. On the landing we have the yet to be read books, a mixture of non fiction, fiction and the constantly referred to. I do have a couple of shelves that hold my most beloved books, and I don't mind admitting that I occasionally gaze at them to cheer myself. They are purely of sentimental / emotional value - no monetary value whatsoever. Years ago I was incredibly particular about the order of my books, but no longer. I can locate any book I think of in moments, and that is good enough for me.
  6. I'm reading Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch. I love this Rivers of London / Peter Grant series. They manage to be engaging, nuanced and humorous, while forwarding an at times pretty intense plot arc. A pleasure to read.
  7. 'Tis indeed! You Can Leave Your Hat On ~ Joe Cocker (One of my favourite versions)
  8. What's the weather like?

    The rain is being thrown down today. It stops for a little but, then another downpour hits. Yuck!
  9. I am currently reading Ben Aaronovitch's Hanging Tree, ahead of reading his Lies Sleeping.
  10. Your Book Activity - December 2019

    In December I read my way through Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series - a windy romp!
  11. I dreamt that I heard Mr Punch laughing gleefully by my ear, but when I woke I realised it was my phone. The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  12. Raven's Reads

    I always enjoyed watching and listening to Clive James over the years, but (weirdly) never thought to read anything other than the odd article by him. That may have to change! Happy New Year Raven.
  13. Merry Christmas Everyone!

    I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break. Wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  14. Time Travelling With A Hamster by Ross Welford