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  1. Your Book Activity - January 2022

    I'll let you know.
  2. Your Book Activity - January 2022

    Currently reading P'ere Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, A. J. Krailsheimer (Translator)
  3. Alias Grace

    As recommended by Hayley and I am so very glad I read it because otherwise I would not have and what a miss that would have been! I have read Atwood before and so it was easy to take the recomendation because I knew it would be good, but that's all I knew. The title is a great one and I did not realise that it referred to the lead character, Grace Marks. The book is fiction but Grace Marks is a real person and the furore that surrounded her is also real insofaras she was jailed for murder. The other main characters were also real and James McDermott was hanged for his part in the murders. Set in the 1800's in Canada and America this is the imaginary life story of Grace Marks and the shocking (at the time) murder of her last employer and his housekeeper. How much did Grace know? How much was she involved? Why did she run? Why is she wearing the dead woman's clothes? I won't giveaway the ending but the book is superb and well worth the reading. It felt good to read a 500+ page book again and this one is exceptional. Recommended.
  4. Reading Slowly, Carefully and Deliberately

    I think they were Personal taste is everything, I think. Mostly always in the mood for reading, like different styles of writing - I must have variety in what I read. I don't like reading on Kindle either, not sure why though, I think that the screen is too small so yeah, I probably thought that I was missing something. That and the fact that it took 3 hours to charge it and only lasted a week (the way I read). I cannot read a book that I'm not enjoying. My life is too short. That doesn't mean that I give up easily and I do enjoy struggling with something I think is worthwhile but if I just don't like it, it's gone
  5. Read-a-thons 2022

    Me. I read more than my fair share to day just because I could. It was great!
  6. Reading Slowly, Carefully and Deliberately

    I thought this was interesting when it popped up on my Facebook page. https://medium.com/bigger-picture/in-defense-of-reading-literature-slowly-carefully-deliberately-bb60ffa8da7e Any thoughts?
  7. Newbie’s advice request

    Someone else I know reads a Kobo in the bath. Hers is waterproof and you can buy a waterproof Kindle, should you desire. I'd second that. You could also read after you go to bed and all the distracting equipment is switched off.
  8. Newbie’s advice request

    Hello CapitalD and welcome to the board. I may have read this the wrong way but I'd advise that you read only one book at a time, which would simplyfy matters. As for the rest, as Brian says, read in short bursts at a time and the skill will surely come. Everybody has their own way of reading and it's a case of trial and error to find yours.
  9. Storygraph

    I'm not on it but it looks impressive. Not sure that I want to be tracked by AI, though.
  10. luna's Book Blog 2022

    Booked in case I need it.
  11. Seasonal Poems

    Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast In a field I looked into going past, And the ground almost covered smooth in snow, But a few weeds and stubble showing last. The woods around it have it - it is theirs. All animals are smothered in their lairs. I am too absent-spirited to count; The loneliness includes me unawares. And lonely as it is, that loneliness Will be more lonely ere it will be less - A blanker whiteness of benighted snow WIth no expression, nothing to express. They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars - on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. Robert Frost Desert Places
  12. Westerns

    I hope that you enjoy it
  13. Your Book Activity - January 2022

    Currently reading Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
  14. Your Book Activity - January 2022

    I did read that chapter and thought that his character was getting more and more awful, not that there's anything wrong with that. Yes, he is similar to Erwin Sommer in The Drinker but there was just something about this that just didn't gel with me. I started the chapter after his marriage and affair, think it's about business, and felt that I could not carry on. It was more about me not being suited to the book as opposed to anything wrong with the book, I just didn't get involved. ETA I now know what my problem is. Last year I read The Drinker, Hunger, The Sundays of Jean Desert, Les Chants de Maldoror, The Blind Owl and War and War, all with similar characters. Clearly I've read enough of them to do me for just now.
  15. Your Book Activity - January 2022

    Just abandoned Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo. I just could not abide Zeno's constant whining.