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  1. Popped into my local Waterstone's last Saturday. Whilst I was walking around it was rather sobering to realise the last time I had been in there was Christmas Eve, the day the shop was last open before Lockdown 2: The Tricky Second Act.
  2. Are they likely to do the washing up?
  3. Being really old, I have no idea what a teenager sounds like these days, but I thought Ben did a convincing job (well, convincing enough for me, anyway).
  4. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Five Neil Gaiman novels on Kindle for 99p each, today.
  5. Nah, I was thinking about Paul Newman. Again... What a nice way of saying "you're really old..." Now that actually works for me, because it is her stream of consciousness. If is wasn't written so, then I think it would have read too much like Peter again, which was a criticism I had of Oktober Man.
  6. June's Around the World Book Challenge

    Or you could always double post to show your enthusiasm!
  7. Do You Mark Your Books?

    I very occasionally underline something I might want to quote or find again easily in red, but that is very occasionally indeed. I otherwise try to keep books in pristine condition, where possible. I'm with your brother on this one, and I'll add a Gollumesque Murderer! for emphasis!
  8. I was at work, sadly. ETA: I have been looking at other people's pictures of bookshops on social media, however...
  9. Okay, fess up, who went to a book shop today?
  10. Andrea in 2021

    My sister had half a shelf full of them!
  11. The Best Film Soundtrack?

    Scum! Mention them not!
  12. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I think someone was talking about trying this the other day, but Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami is 99p on the Kindle today. As is the first Hornblower novel by CS Forester.
  13. The Best Film Soundtrack?

    Well, you're only human. This might take a while... (expect a long post!)
  14. Ear wax.
  15. 'lo! It has been a number of years since I read it, but I would say Pyramids is typical of Pratchett's books, if I remember correctly it is a little more surreal than most of his other works. I think you would find the Tiffany Aching books are more in line with what you are after.
  16. Sorry, I know what she meant, I was making a rather oblique Black Adder reference!
  17. Well, I don't know what a woldhound is (does it come from Dunny?) but it looks like the first book in this series - Hounded(?) - is just 99p on Kindle at the moment (yes, @Hayley, another book you cannot read at a discount price, until you find and charge up your Kindle!)
  18. Sounds like you might like Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series (and possibly, by extension, his Discworld series of books). Also, for a more contemporary take, you might want to take a look at Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series.
  19. Read-a-thons 2021

    That puts you just over half way through the first day. The theme from Close Encounters should be on soon, if I remember rightly.
  20. What's the weather like?

    Last week I walked into work wearing shorts and a t-shirt, today it was back to jeans and my winter coat. On the way home this evening I found myself walking towards a wall of grey cloud, with wisps of white being blown across it. I don't think I've ever seen snow falling ahead of me quite like that before, I've usually been in the middle of it, which is - of course - what happened in this case, about five minutes later. The thought of walking in the snow usually conjures a kind of Christmas card nostalgia, but the reality is far less pleasant - especially when you are walking into a strong northerly wind that makes the use of an umbrella impossible. At least I was wearing my winter coat... I'm not the only one finding the weather confusing though; when I got in there was a pigeon was sitting on the the fence in my back garden, looking very bewildered by the sudden change in conditions*. Okay, so pigeons always look very bewildered, but that's not the point...
  21. Read-a-thons 2021

    Don't think that counts! (I also read some magazines as well!) You have 48 hours of music to listen too, if you work your way through the whole thing!
  22. Read-a-thons 2021

    It was okay; spent most of it listening to Classic FM's annual top 300 countdown whilst doing other stuff!
  23. Read-a-thons 2021

  24. Kindle and ebooks deals

    New month, so a new heap of books reduced to 99p on the Kindle. I've picked up: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer (not really the target demographic for this one, but I enjoyed the film so I thought I would see what the books are like). Also in the daily deals, I picked up a copy of Richard Dawkins The God Delusion There are also six of the later Bernard Cornwell The Last Kingdom novels all at 99p for the day, as well.