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  1. Your Age?

    Many, many congratulations to you both, Mr and Mrs Muggle Not! What a milestone indeed. I hope you enjoyed your special day.
  2. I do like a Dorothy L Sayers! Have you read many of her others?
  3. Your Age?

    Are we talking maybe Emeralds and 55 years? Or even Blue Sapphires, and 65 years? Whichever it may be (guessed, or unguessed here), Happy Anniversary to you and your wife.
  4. Thank you for recommending this, and the others, muggle not. I liked the look of them, so bought them all. Looking forward to my wayward reading mojo being ready for them. If I get to spend any more time gardening this year (I can mostly keep warm, but keeping dry becomes a challenge out there), I may well listen to them instead!
  5. Reading a Rick Riordan series - The Kane Chronicles. It suits my exceptionally sketchy reading mojo.
  6. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    That's so lovely, Hayley. Love it.
  7. One Day - David Nicholls
  8. Christmas planning and chat

    I may have bought a little sparkly thing last Friday, with a tiny wee star nestling within the tiny wee branches of the sparkly 3 inch tall tree.
  9. I think everyone should have this as part of their repertoire of lurve! You must get your partner to read it, Athena, and tell him we will be needing a full review!
  10. The Hobbit was the first book my husband ever bought me. A very posh version too. No wonder I married him. I had forgotten about the songs, which was probably a good thing to do. I am finally reading (ish)! I had to kill 20 minutes over the weekend, and as I always have my kindle or a book with me, I reached for it and started reading something eminently interruptible. Camp Half-Blood Confidential by Rick Riordan, a companion book to his Percy Jackson series. Dipping in and out of it is working well, so I will see where it leads.
  11. Poetic Wanderings

    (It was reading The Highwayman when I was very young that taught me how alive poetry could be. I found it in 'The Golden Treasury of Poetry' - selected by Louis Untermeyer, and filled throughout with the wonderful illustrations of Joan Walsh Anglund. A true book treasure. ) I am fevered with the sunset, I am fretful with the bay, For the wander-thirst is on me And my soul is in Cathay There's a schooner in the offing, With her topsails shot with fire, And my heart has gone aboard her For the Islands of Desire. I must forth again to-morrow! With the sunset I must be Hull down on the trail of rapture In the wonder of the sea. The Sea Gypsy by Richard Hovey
  12. Still not reading, but I have been making purchases (but, of course!). I've been pretty busy of late, and have been relaxing with cryptic crosswords when I've had more than 5 minutes to myself. The GN Watchmen by Alan Moore is one I have been meaning to buy for ages, so just went and did! The other book is The Four Branches of The Mabinogi, a children's illustrated book by Sian Lewis and Valeriane Leblond, recounting the oldest and most famous legends in Wales.
  13. Keeping your TBR under control

    Although I have donated lots of books in recent years, we still have shelves upon shelves of them remaining, and we wouldn't have it any other way. We both also have kindles, which are comfortably heaving with books. I need reading glasses now, and often find it easier to enlarge the print on my kindle then to wear them, especially when I am tired. I am most at ease when I am surrounded by books, and notebooks, and pens and, and.....so what's to control? There are worse addictions to have.
  14. What are you drinking just now?

    I hope it carried on raining for you, Raven. Just had an unsatisfactory cup of tea. I may have to make another one soon.