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  1. New Crime/Thriller Authors

    Thanks for that Talisman. I'll definitely be adding those to my list. Tomorrow's library day, so I'll see which one's my locals got,.
  2. New Crime/Thriller Authors

    I'm listening to an Arnaldur Indridasson at the moment. I like his books. What other Icelandic authors are there?
  3. It was. I was a bit disappointed about the coverage of the 20th century though. I've also read Paris and New York. So far New York is my favourite.
  4. New Crime/Thriller Authors

    I'm reading Victim Without a Face now and really enjoying it. I read quite a lot of Nordic crime.
  5. Finished Russka by Edward Rutherfurd. Also finished this week Always Watching by Chevy Stevens.
  6. What's the weather like?

    Even hotter now. We reached 37C yesterday, hottest it's ever been here. And it's not going to cool down any time soon. It's 9 am now and it's already 24C.
  7. Your Book Activity - January 2018

    Finished Norhanger Abbey by Jane Austen. My favourite Jane Austen so far. I've read Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park, too.
  8. How many books have you read this year?

    I read 63 last year, the first time I've kept count of how many books I read. 3 so far this year.
  9. What's Up in January 2018

    We've got a three day weekend here and I'm glad. It's been really busy at work, so I need the break.
  10. What's the weather like?

    (Don't know how to multi quote sorry). We don't usually need air conditioning Virginia. This sort of heat is not normal for us. It's never, in my memory, been this hot for more than a few days before. Or this early in the summer. Our usual is maybe 3-4 days over 25, not three months in high 20s, and this week, all week above 30. I can't handle the heat either, I get heatstroke easily. It's raining today, but still over 30C so very muggy too.
  11. What's the weather like?

    North, Poppy. Palmerston North. It's not just that it's hotter than usual, it's been this way for over three months now.
  12. What's the weather like?

    I saw that Poppy. Incredible heat down there where they often don't get any higher than about 15. We got into the 30s again today. We have a fan at home, but that isn't really doing much in this heat.
  13. What's the weather like?

    HOT!!! 34C yesterday, and about the same today. We've been getting days of 27-30C since November. Our usual summer weather is maybe 5 days of 25+ in February, and the rest of summer about 22-23ish. Getting high temps like this is very unusual for us. Even overnight it's nearly always 18C, again for over three months. And what is normally the hottest part of summer for us is still to come. I know some of the Americans on here are used to summers hotter than this, but we aren't. We've also been getting huge thunderstorms every afternoon/evening because of the heat. Saturday the thunder started at 1pm and didn't stop until after 7pm.
  14. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    Death on a Longship sounds good Madeleine. I'm reading Ann Cleeves Shetland series and would like to read more books set in that part of Scotland.
  15. Your Book Activity - January 2018

    i finished The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie and All I love and Know by Judith Frank last night. The Agatha Christie was not as good as her others and I'm still trying to decide what I thought of the Judith Frank book. The first half was quite good, but the second half let it down a lot.