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  1. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    Currently reading The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin
  2. Just bought Mosaic Crochet Workshop: Modern geometric designs for throws and accessories out on paperback 14 Sept. 2021 by Esme Crick and Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant. Also, The Asylum by Karen Coles
  3. Quotes Collection

    My own “time isn't wasted if you learn something”
  4. Quotes Collection

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf
  5. Quotes Collection

    One of my favourite quotes : Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
  6. Quotes Collection

    “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Attributed to Plato
  7. The Asylum

    Well written, well researched and Victorian and Gothic - although set in 1906 is a touch after the Victorian era but conditions would have remained the same. No twists in this novel but it was easy to read and entertaining, which I what I wanted. Maud is confined to the Asylum and is treated in what was becoming even then an old-fashioned and somewhat brutal way. A new doctor arrives and hypnotises her and that's when things start to change. Maud then remembers what's been done to her and is deemed cured, even by the doctor who confined her, and is let out. She then decides to check her memory and goes back to the house where she worked before she was confined.
  8. The Asylum

    I love Margaret Atwood and will definitely read this.
  9. Victober

    Me too and yes
  10. Victober

    I was thinking this myself. I think 7 suggestions is enough.
  11. How Are Your Libraries Doing At The Moment?

    I don't use the library system here in Scotland, although I am a member of two different districts. They never seem to have what I want (I didn't think that Graham Greene's Brighton Rock was particulary obscure) and the one that's nearest to me is awkward to park at. The online council website for the district in which I live lists the local library as operating as normal but never having gone there I can't say.
  12. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    Started reading Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
  13. The Asylum

    No, I haven't. I will have a look though. The Asylum is a good light read and the treatments described rang true although some were very unpleasant.
  14. Reading Slump

    An article on how to get out of what the article calls a reading slump. https://www.tor.com/2021/09/02/the-only-way-out-is-through-on-reading-slumps/?fbclid=IwAR0GtsqJfj-h3nT88IwOKqGqRzj-K2ya2skPBtbWAqfnb84EJ4D2LfmIVws
  15. Posting Links

    I still can't use the 'chain' symbol to post links, can somebody help? Error message is There was a problem loading this content.
  16. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    Just bought : Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
  17. Victober

    Was it shocking?
  18. Reading Slump

    Yes, thank you very much I think you're right but thought it would be good to garner suggestions.
  19. Folio Society

    I like the term too and yes, you can see the publication history of said work. She prefers the old second-hand (classic) copies but she collects a lot of different books/authors. She occasionally reads them too. She posts rarely and sometimes we see a pile of all the one colour books - they are really impressively laid out and photographed. I end up buying the same book by mistake
  20. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    Just bought The Blind Owl (Authorized by The Sadegh Hedayat Foundation - First Translation into English Based on the Bombay Edition) Paperback – 1 Nov. 2011 by Sadegh Hedayat (Author), Naveed Noori (Translator). I will really need to keep away from Goodreads recommendations, :-) the TBR was out of control a long time ago!
  21. Folio Society

    That I did not think of. There's nothing wrong with it, I just wondered. Always a good reason to buy books, they are to enjoy after all. I'm on an Insta account who buys books for their covers, which intrigues me. So, she has multiple copies of the same book with different liveries (as the covers are called). I'd never heard of that either.
  22. Folio Society

    The FS books are beautiful and expensive. Are these collector's items that are not read? I can't imagine paying £700 for a book especially when I can buy one to read for less. I do have more books than is reasonable so I suppose that I do collect them but none of them are worth any money.
  23. The Limerick Game

    Bobby Smith, down from West London To purchase his favourite cream bun He had a big burp
  24. Read-a-thons 2021

    Unfortunately not. I should have but have recently slowed down on my reading and enjoying that just for a change.
  25. Hamnet

    Excellent book. I didn't want to read it because it got such great reviews and then I found it on sale in the supermarket so bought it on impulse. I'm glad I did. Totally original and very well written, I literally couldn't put it down. Always loved Shakespeare at school and a fictitious account of his family life was more welcome than I imagined. An easy read and very compelling. Recommended.