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  1. Your Book Activity - April 2021

    Currently reading Nightshade by E S Thomson
  2. The Limerick Game

    There once was a camel named Rascal Who loved watching Dalziel and Pascoe
  3. Presumed Dead

    No, not at all. I was told that his name was chosen to appeal to the American market because it doesn't sound Glaswegian. I thought that you might not have heard of him because he's Glaswegian.
  4. The Limerick Game

    In the good old days of yore It could not be said life was a bore
  5. Presumed Dead

    You're welcome. Despite his name he's a Glaswegian author so that may be why.
  6. Do You Mark Your Books?

    That's exactly what he calls me :-)
  7. Do You Mark Your Books?

    I say : it's your book and you're free to do as you wish. I don't mark my books, very probably because my mother discouraged me from writing in books when I was a child - we still have some books that I scribbled in and I can see her point. That said, I did fold down the corners as a child to mark my place, not now. My father uses day-glow highlighters in his self help books, which I find distasteful, not least because we donate a lot of books to charity and these ones can't be, which I think is the waste of a book. He says that he's using the book (but then invariably throws them out). My brother, on the other hand, thinks that my habit of breaking the spine so that I can read the book is book murder. So, each to their own. I think that everyone should explore all the options open to them in order to enjoy their reading and enjoyment is the most important thing.
  8. Luna's Reading 2021

    This year I've read three books about men who were incarcerated : History of a Drowning Boy, Dennis Nilsen The House of the Dead, Fyodor Dostoevsky The Drinker, Hans Fallada This was unintentional. Obviously I knew Dennis Nilsen was in jail but I had no idea that the other two were stories about men who had been jailed. I wonder what lead me to that?
  9. Luna's Reading 2021

    Holding post in case I run out of space for the above
  10. The Drinker

    This was written, allegedly, in an encrypted notebook while incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum and only discovered after his death. It's the story of a man's journey into alcoholism and what becomes of him. That's an over simplification, of course, but any more would spoil the story. It's superbly written and well translated and while not an easy read - the protagonist does suffer - it's absolutely incredible to read. Recommended.
  11. The Wee Free Men: A Tiffany Aching Novel (Discworld Novels) is the first in a series of five Discworld novels aimed at 9 -12 year olds. Tiffany wants to be a witch but doesn't know how to learn. Her brother gets kidnapped and Tiffany embarks on an adventure to get him back. I normally enjoy children's fiction and have been eager to read Terry Pratchett for a while. I didn't dislike this book and finished it but do not know what all the fuss is about. Perhaps I need to read a book aimed at grown-ups.
  12. Presumed Dead

    Presumed Dead is the fifth and last book in the Carter Blake series. Amazon put it better : 'What do you know about the Devil Mountain Killer?' THEN Adeline Connor was the Devil Mountain Killer's final victim. After she was gunned down, the murderer disappeared and the killing spree ended. NOW Carter Blake has been hired to do what he does best: to find someone. But this time he's hunting a dead girl - Adeline Connor's brother is convinced she's still alive. But this town doesn't want an outsider digging up old business. And as Blake gets deeper into the case, it starts to become clear that the murders didn't ju st stop fifteen years ago. The killer is on the hunt again. A satisfying crime novel that's well written and interesting. I guessed the protagonist fairly early on but that didn't spoil the story and the story is a good one. Well rounded characters, a good plot and plenty of action. Recommended.
  13. The House of the Dead

    The house of the dead that Fyodor Dostoevsky is referring to is a Siberian labour camp and the book portrays the horrorific life of the convicts. The book is based on Dostoevsky's own experiences in just such a labour camp. Despite the fact that the prisoners suffer horribly it's not a particularly horrific book to read, imho. It is extremely well written and very well translated - as far as I can tell - and is very well worth reading.
  14. Your Book Activity - April 2021

    Unfortunately, the nearest bookshop is in a different council area to where we live and, here in Scotland, we are not allowed out of our area. *sigh*
  15. The Limerick Game

    There was a young man from Glasgow .......