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  1. More Reading Time Required in 2018

    TBR list Austen, Jane - Pride & Prejudice Austen, Jane - Sense & Sensibility Austen, Jane - Mansfield Park Austen, Jane - Northanger Abbey Barker, Clive - Abarat Barton, Beverly - The Dying Games Batchelder, Dennis - Soul Identity Beever, Anthony - Stalingrad Bradshaw, John - Cat Sense Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre Bryson, Bill - At Home Burgess, Anthony - A Clockwork Orange Campbell, Ramsey - The House on Nazareth Hill Campbell, Ramsey - The Gruesome Book Campbell, Ramsey - The Height of the Scream Campbell, Ramsey - Alone with the Horrors Campbell, Ramsey - The Hungry Moon Campbell, Ramsey - Ancient Images Campbell, Ramsey - The Nameless Chaucer, Geoffrey - The Canterbury Tales Child, Lee - Jack Reacher series Ciccone, Derek - Painless Collins, Wilkie - The Moonstone Coyne, Matt - Dummy Defoe, Daniel - Moll Flanders Dickens, Charles - Bleak House Dickens, Charles - David Copperfield Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities Dixon, E - Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights Donaldson, Stephen - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Donaldson, Stephen - The 2nd Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Donaldson, Stephen - The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Eliot, George - The Mill on the Floss Eliot, George - Middlemarch Erikson, Steven - Malazan collection 1 Flaubert, Gustav - Madame Bovary Follett, Ken - The Key to Rebecca Forster, E M - Howards End Gaskell, Elizabeth - Wives & Daughters Gaskell, Elizabeth - North & South Hardy, Thomas - Far From the Madding Crowd Herley, Richard - The Penal Colony Hill, Joe - The Fireman Hobb, Robin - The Rain Wild Chronicles Hobb, Robin - The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy Homer - The Odyssey Hoover, Thomas - Life Blood Hoover, Thomas - Syndrome Hugo, Victor - Les Miserables Hume, David - The History of England Vol 1 Izzard, Eddie - Believe Me Jacques, Brian - Redwall saga James, E L - Fifty shades of grey Jordan, Robert - Wheel of Time Joyce, James - Ulysses Kay, Guy Gavriel - Tigana King, Stephen - Dark Tower Knowles, James - The Legends of King Arthur Littell, Johnathan - The Kindly Ones Lovecraft, HP - Omnibus 1 Lumley, Brian - Vampire World Lumley, Brian - Lost Years Lumley, Brian - E-Branch Lumley, Brian - Harry Keogh & other Weird Heroes Lumley, Brian - The Touch Mariani, Scott - The Shadow Project McCammon, Robert - Blue World McCammon, Robert - Boy's Life McCammon, Robert - Mystery Walk McCammon, Robert - The Wolf's Hour Melville, Herman - Moby Dick Meyers, Stephanie - Twilight saga Milton, John - Paradise Lost Mitchell, Margaret - Gone with the Wind Mock, Elizabeth C - Shatter (The children of man) Montgomery, L M - Anne of Green Gables Morris, Stan - Surviving the Fog Newman, Kim - Bad Dreams Newman, Kim - Jago Newman, Kim - Unforgivable Stories Paoline, Christopher - Brinsingr Partridge, Alan - Nomad Pepys, Samuel - Diary of Samuel Pepys Pratchett, Terry - The Science of Discworld 1 & 2 Pratchett, Terry - The Long Earth series Pullman, Phillip - Once upon a Time in the North Richardson, Samuel - Clarissa Harlowe (9 vol) Rothfuss, Patrick - The Name of the Wind Shakespeare, William - Complete Works of Shakespeare Simmons, Dan - Hyperion Smith, Clark Ashton - The Emperor of Dreams Smith, Clark Ashton - Out of Space & Time vol 1 Steinbeck, John - East of Eden Stephenson, Neal - Reamde Tchaikovsky, Adrian - Empire in Black & Gold Thackeray, William - Vanity Fair Tolkien, J R R - The Silmarillion Tolkien, J R R - The Children of Hurin Tolstoy, Leo - Anna Karenina Tzu, Sun - Art of War Verne, Jules - A Journey to the Centre of the Earth Verne, Jules - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Weeks, Brent - Shadow trilogy Weis/Hickman - The Second Generation Welsh, Irvine - Ecstasy Welsh, Irvine - Glue Welsh, Irvine - Porno Welsh, Irvine - The Secrets of the Master Chef Welsh, Irvine - Skagboys White, Neil - Fallen Idols Yekov, Kirill - The Last Ringbearer
  2. Your Book Activity - September 2017

    I saw the recent tv series on Sky which I enjoyed. I didn't realise until now that it was based on a book though! I finally finished A Short History of Everything by Bill Bryson yesterday. It only took me 7 months. Still, this was based on very inconsistent lunchtime reading. I wasn't expecting to finish it quite so soon though, as I was only 75% through it, but the last 25% was just references, bibliography and the index!
  3. Your Book Activity - August 2017

    I think so. Or if I persist with it (cos I stubbornly refuse to abandon books), I just end up dragging out the reading process as it doesn't make me reach for the book at every possible moment. I'm working at home today and I've popped into town to drop off my last library book. Whilst I was in there, my hands had a craving to go and browse for more, but I managed to resist and get out of there unscathed!
  4. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Saw Dunkirk last night. Non-stop, breathless stuff.
  5. What's Up in August 2017?

    Wow, I couldn't even contemplate driving that many miles in one journey (especially with kids)! I thought when I drove to Glasgow in Scotland that that was far (307 miles). In fact even the whole length of the UK is 826 miles and you doubled that - that's mind boggling!
  6. Your Book Activity - August 2017

    I sped through the rest of "my last library book" Moranifesto whilst I was also watching ep 9 & 10 of 24: Legacy (not concentrating 100% on it) in a bid to finish that off too. Then it was back onto The Waste Lands.
  7. Your Book Activity - August 2017

    As we were camping at a festival at the weekend, I neither wanted to take my Kindle (in case it got wet or stolen), my library book (in case I lost it), nor The Waste Lands (as it's quite big and thought it might get damaged), so instead I started another book and took that - Doom of the Dragon by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, which is the final book in the Dragonships series, so I was wanting to get onto it soon anyway. I didn't manage to read much of it whilst we were away, though I am a bit flustered by having 3 (technically 4 with the Kindle's A short history of everything) books on the go at once. I am mostly concentrating on finishing my library book though, so I can hand that back in - only 80 pages or so to go. Yesterday, I read one of the articles in Moranifesto about how she has no time to read anymore "cos of y'know, kids", whereas in her youth she read loads. It kind of struck a chord with me! I was also at the library with my two on Monday (to get them books ) and Ellie happened to pick out this picture book that was about reading grumbles - citing various excuses that people have about not reading - it's too hard, it's boring, I don't have time - and then some people quoting various ways to get around it. The "i don't have time" one in particular talked about "I read before I go to bed", "whilst making dinner", "when waiting at the doctors", etc - all things I used to do, before the advent of kids (and smart phones). Something is trying to tell me something. Recently I think I have done better and managed to fit more reading in though. I think the choice of book really helps!
  8. The Gaming Box

    Oh Jeez. That is a bad ending. I hope you have some earlier save points where you can retry from. I think I got a semi good ending, but not the best.
  9. Your Book Activity - July 2017

    I was going to reply "stick with it" when I saw you were struggling with The Gunslinger and then I saw further down that you'd completed it. He wrote The Gunslinger when he was 19 and probably didn't have all the writing skills he had later on. The Drawing of the Three is where it really gets going in my opinion. I finished it about a week ago (and read it in a few days) as even though I've read it before, I found it compelling. I hope you're liking this one better.
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    That film will probably be next up for James too. Although sometimes he resists watching films we recommend that he's never seen before, unless he thinks it's his idea!
  11. The Gaming Box

    I picked up Uncharted 4 again on Friday night for the first time in months. Turns out I was only about 3 missions from finishing it, so finish it I did. T'was pretty good. Not sure what is next on my list. I have Watch Dogs to finish on PS4 and several PS3 games to finish, but also non started PS4 games such as Assassin's Creed Unity, Batman Arkham Knight & Witcher 3. Hmm...
  12. What Are You Watching Now? - 2017

    Preacher season 2 - awesome Game of Thrones season 7 - also awesome
  13. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Much easier if you have the DVD/blu ray as I think there is a feature to play it in chronological order.
  14. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    I watched that with my kids on Monday. James and I had seen it at the cinema and loved it then (he wanted to call our dog Max after seeing it ), so I knew he'd want to watch it again. I saw I, Daniel Blake last night as it's on Amazon Prime. Really good but really depressing, especially as I believe it's supposed to be a pretty accurate portrayal of the state of the welfare system at the moment.
  15. Your Book Activity - July 2017

    Not sure this has ever happened since I started on this board, but I finished my two books on the same day - David Mitchell's Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse and Stephen King's The Drawing of the Three (4 days for this one, -if only I could keep up this pace ). I followed on with my "last library book for a while" , Caitlin Moran's Moranifesto and also made a start on Stephen King's The Waste Lands.
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