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KindleWorm

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About KindleWorm

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    Settling In
  • Birthday 12/04/1973

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    Homer's Odyssey, Gwen Cooper
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    Male
  • Location:
    The Cotswolds
  • Interests
    Photography, Wildlife, Reading, Films, Gardening, Touring around Scotland
  1. Thanks both for your kind birthday wishes :)

  2. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished White Fang by Jack London last week - and was very impressed with it. A bit disturbing at times experiencing abuse through the eyes of an animal, but loved London's writing style. Also read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irvine at the weekend and was decidedly disappointed by it. Beautiful prose, but thin storyline that ended abruptly before it really got started. Perhaps there was some deeper meaning to it's structure, if so it passed me by! I'm currently reading Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper. A true story about a blind cat and his owner. So far it's had me laughing, cringing and unashamedly crying! Looking forward to finishing it, but will miss the eponymous hero, Homer, when I do!
  3. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Well, I finally finished Treasure Island last week and have to be honest, I didn't enjoy it much. I got very confused around the action scenes and just couldn't follow it until about 10% from the end, when things slowly started coming together. Moved straight on to Cave by Ali Cooper - who also wrote The Girl on the Swing - which I'll admit I preferred. Cave was a good read but much of the story was told through multi-layered flashbacks which to me didn't always seem necessary to the story. The main character, Marty, was exactly likeable either, so in the end I wasn't too bothered whether he survived his ordeal in the "Cave" or not! I'd still read more by Ali Cooper, though, simply because I like the way she writes (just not the plot structure on this one). Have just started White Fang by Jack London... really enjoying it so far
  4. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished reading God's Own Country by Ross Raisin this morning and I really enjoyed it. Unique narrator who is deeply troubled with a dark sense of humour. It's set in the Yorkshire moors and the dialogue is interspersed with Yorkshire dialect, which takes a bit of getting used to - but after a while you don't notice it so much. I read it quickly (for me) as it was a gripping read. Definitely one worth recommending if you don't mind something slightly disturbing! I'm now back with Treasure Island and hopefully I'll be able to finish it this time...
  5. Before I Go To Sleep - S J Watson

    I read this a couple of months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it - I agree with your review, Michelle - I'm looking forward to seeing what else this new author comes up with.
  6. Full of Grace - Sarah McLachlan
  7. If you could only have five foods

    Oooh interesting.... Porridge Tuna Chicken Strawberries Mint
  8. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished Room by Emma Donoghue yesterday - and can say it's a book that will stay with me for some time as the narrator is so unique. I find myself using some of his quaint terminology for things - like "meltedy spoon" (I have one of those in my kitchen!). Thanks here to whoever here recommended it! I've put the Kindle to one side and have reverted to an actual paperback for the first time in months. I'm re-starting Ross Raisin's "God's Own Country" now... so far, so good.
  9. E books / Kindle / Sony Reader

    One of the things I miss the most about Kindle v books, is turning over the book I'm reading and staring intently at the front cover willing it to give me a little more insight into the story!! Also I find that I can't always remember the name of the author of the book I'm currently reading on the Kindle, as you don't have that constant but unconscious visibility of the name all the time. In all other respects I absolutely love my Kindle and cannot imagine my reading world without it now.
  10. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    That's interesting to note! His perfectionism is evident... although I did find the later books less and less particular in this regard. Still thoroughly entertaining though. I work with someone who is exactly like Marvin the Paranoid Android!! I told him the other day the problem is he has a brain the size of a planet - I think he just took it as a compliment though Totally agree with the influence on Red Dwarf - especially the first two series and the books that went alongside them... the idea of the absurdity of the cosmos and our place in it as humans rings true for both
  11. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    I've just added this to my wishy-wish-list on Goodreads!!
  12. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss yesterday... book 2 in the Kingkiller Trilogy. I'm really loving it, and can't wait for the third and final installment to be released sometime next year!! Definitely recommend this series - it has re-awakened my love of Fantasy fiction. Have started Room by Emma Donoghue today and have read about 13% (it's a very annoying habit of the Kindle-reader to state exactly how far they have got!) - very intrigued and think I know (sort of) what's happening. I have a feeling this one won't take me long to read even with a very busy job!! I love it when I find a can't-put-downable book
  13. Bright Eyes - Simon & Garfunkel
  14. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
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