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Books: Whatcha readin lately?

Raptor 12 Jan 12 - 09:40 PM
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GUEST,Manuel 12 Jan 12 - 10:17 PM
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Bee-dubya-ell 13 Jan 12 - 01:31 AM
Backwoodsman 13 Jan 12 - 04:15 AM
theleveller 13 Jan 12 - 07:54 AM
Pete Jennings 13 Jan 12 - 08:08 AM
artbrooks 13 Jan 12 - 08:14 AM
theleveller 13 Jan 12 - 08:45 AM
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freda underhill 13 Jan 12 - 08:58 AM
Rapparee 13 Jan 12 - 09:33 AM
GUEST,HiLo 13 Jan 12 - 10:36 AM
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Subject: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Raptor
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 09:40 PM

Lately I can't get enough of Christopher Moore, Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey. Have any of you read any of them?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 09:48 PM

Just got a hankerin' to reread Huxley's "Brave New World" so I ordered it from Amazon...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 10:14 PM

As usual, I have a bunch of stuff going at once. Let's see: Alfred Hutton's book on the history of swords (not "Cold Steel"), "Taming the fire within," "On Combat", "Medicine, Mounties, and Madams", and a bunch of others. I'd like to read Caesar's "De Bello Gallico" in a bi-lingual edition. And "The Secret History of the Sword." There are some others as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 10:17 PM

Raptor, I am ashamed to say that, although once a singularly voracious reader, I have never even heard the names of these authors. But now that you have lauded them, I may well be tempted to take one of them on in the event of an encounter. Bobert, I hope one day to read Huxley's "Beyond the Mexique Bay". D A G Waddell, who taught at the University of Edinburgh, opens his Preface to "British Honduras: A Historical and Contemporary Survey" with an intriguing quotation from this work of Huxley which has served to whet my appetite.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: JennieG
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 11:32 PM

Carl Hiaasen is a very entertaining writer.....the one-eyed ex-governor who pops up in his books from time to time is a real hoot. I have just read a book on cold cases, unsolved murders, in NYC - enjoyed reading about the police work, less so about the politics of the various NYC police departments.

When we moved to this town in May 2010 the first thing I did was to change the address on my driver's licence, so I could join the library - had to have a local address - that was before we even moved into our new home!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: mrdux
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 12:07 AM

right now i'm in the middle of The Count of Monte Cristo -- all 1200+ pages of it, and a rollicking good read. i love Hiaasen and about 2/3 of Christopher Moore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 01:31 AM

I've read everything Carl Hiaasen's written (some books multiple times) and two or three by both Tim Dorsey and Christopher Moore.

Dorsey takes a bit of getting used to, what with having a psychopathological killer and an always-high doper as recurring protagonists. With Hiaasen, you get the impression that his male protagonists are romanticized versions of himself. If Serge and Coleman are romanticized versions of Tim Dorsey, he's a pretty fucked up dude.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 04:15 AM

Stephen Leather's eight books in the 'Spider Shepherd' series. Just started on the last one - not demanding reading, any of them, but good easy-reading bedtime-stuff with multiple sub-plots and twists.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 07:54 AM

On the train I'm just finishing re-reading John Stewart Collis' 'The Worm Forgives the Plough' then I'll be starting Seamus Heaney's translation of 'Sweeney Astray' (hope it's as good as his Beowulf translation). Bedtime reading is Peter Marshall's 'Demanding the Impossible - A History of Anarchism' and the latest edition of Acoustic magazine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:08 AM

"A Companion to Contemporary Art since 1945", edited by Amelia Jones. Great collection of essays, bit heavy at times but full of good stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: artbrooks
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:14 AM

I stand sit abashed before the collected literary might of the Mudcatters assembled herein - I just finished the most recent Tom Clancy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:45 AM

"the collected literary might of the Mudcatters assembled herein"

We'll be pretending we understand what we've read next :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Raptor
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:57 AM

Bee-dubya-ell great take on them, I can relate to Serge and that scares me more than a little.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: freda underhill
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:58 AM

I'm reading the Finkler Question by Howard Jacobsen - interesting, funny and sad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 09:33 AM

Hutton's book is "The Sword And The Centuries."

Moore's "Lamb" is great.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 10:36 AM

I am re reading The Illiad, have not read it in Many years..what a rattling good yarn it is. This time I am reading The translation by E.v. Rieu..very good. Also recently Read The Hare With The Amber Eyes by Edmund Dewaal,I Am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley..great mystery, loved it.
I was pleased to see mention of The Worm Forgives The Plough by Collis. I read it long ago. Now that I am reminded of it, I shall read it again..I even own an ancient copy.
I do enjoy these threads..lots of great suggestions snd reminders.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 10:41 AM

I read some Carl Hiaasen books a few years back. A cracking good read. If you enjoy them you might also like Joe R. Lansdale's Leonard Pine and Hap Collins series - Bad Chili, Two Bear Mambo etc.

I'm reading Andrew Marr's 'The Making of Britain' at the moment - whilst I don't always agree with his perspective its a hugely readable book. Before that it was two brilliant novels: Maria Àngels Anglada's The Auschwitz Violin and A.D. Miller's Snowdrops.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Charmion
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 10:46 AM

I'm ashamed to say that I spend my idle hours reading trash. I guess it's a good thing I don't have that many idle hours.

My latest indulgence was the Furies of Calderon series by Jim Butcher, creator of Harry Dresden. I also plough through the New Yorker every week, and rather a lot of newspapers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: GUEST,albert
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 10:46 AM

Am reading Fingersmith by Sarah Walters..so far so very good!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:00 AM

Well Art, this type of thread is just made for those who seek to impress with their apparant book worldliness. Only a matter of time before someone comes on saying how much they are enjoying Joyce, or Dostoyevsky or whatever.

Mainly bollocks of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:07 AM

"Mainly bollocks of course."

Why is it bollocks? We talk about what we're reading because that's what we're reading. If you don't like it, fuck off, why should we dumb down to your ignorant level?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:12 AM

Oooooh! Touched a nerve have we?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:17 AM

Er, no, Silas - I just don't like anyone, especially a meathead, telling me what I'm allowed to read. I expect you're the sort of person who'd enjoy making bonfires ot the world's great literature if you got the chance. Talk about the Folk Police - now we've got the Book Police.

BTW, have you been watching Farenheit 451 by any chance?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:21 AM

Well, mate, I am surprised at you. I normally quite enjoy your posts and actually agree with most of them, I certainly did not take you for the sort of twat that makes a judgement about another poster and book burning just because that poster happens to prick a few over inflated bibliophile egos.

I don't even know what Farenheit 451 is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:23 AM

Books which I have read, partially read or referenced in the past 17 months.

Just to impress Silas!

PS. Silas, if you read more maybe you'd be able to spell "apparent" and "Dostoevsky".


Andrews, R., 2003. Research Questions. London: Continuum.

Balken, D. B., 2005. Abstract Expressionism. London: Tate Publishing.

Briggs, A. ed., 1992. A Dictionary of Twentieth Century World Biography. Swindon: Book Club Associates in assoc. with Oxford University Press.

Buchloh, B., 2003. Neo-Avant-Garde and Culture Industry: Essays on European and American Art 1955-1975. London: The MIT Press.

Burger, P., 1984. Theory of the Avant-Garde. Translated from German by Michael Shaw. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Burskirk, M, and Nixon, M. eds., 1996. The Duchamp Effect. London: The MIT Press.

Chilvers, I. and Glaves-Smith, J. eds., 2009. A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clark, T. J., 2001. Farewell to an Idea. London: Yale University Press.

Corn, W. M., 1999. The Great American Thing. London: University of California Press Ltd.

Deleuze, G., 2005. Cinema 1: The Movement-Image. Translated from French by Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam. London: Continuum International Publishing Group.

Dow, A. W., 2007. Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color.
New York: Dover Publications Inc. (An unabridged reprint of Composition: A Series of Exercises in Art Structure for the Use of Students and Teachers. 9th ed. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. 1st edition published in 1899 by J. M. Bowles, Boston).

Edwards S. and Wood, P., eds., 2004. Art of the Avant-Gardes.
London: Yale University Press in assoc. with The Open University.

Elkins, J., 2002. Stories of Art. London: Routledge.

Foster, H., 1994. What's Neo about the Neo-Avant-Garde? October, Vol. 70, The Duchamp Effect (Autumn, 1994), pp. 5-32 (article consists of 28 pages), Available through: JSTOR archive [Accessed 5 February 2011].

Foster, H., Krauss, A., Bois, Y-A. and Buchloh, B. H. D., 2004. Art Since 1900. London: Thames & Hudson.

Guilbaut, S., 1983. How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art. Translated from French by Arthur Goldhammer. London: University of Chicago Press Ltd.

Haidu, R., 2010. The Absence of Work: Marcel Broodthaers 1964-1976. London: The MIT Press.

Harrison, C. and Wood, P. eds., 2003. Art in Theory 1900-2000. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Haskell, B., 1999. The American Century (Part 1, 1900-1950). New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in assoc. with W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Honnef, K., 2007. Warhol. Translated from German by Carole Fahy and I. Burns. Cologne: Taschen.

Hopkins, D. ed., 2006. Neo-Avant-Garde. Amsterdam-New York: Editions Rodopi B.V.

Joseph, B. W., 2003. Random Order: Robert Rauschenberg and the neo-avant-garde. London: The MIT Press.

Kocur, Z. and Leung, S. eds., 2009. Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Krauss, R., 1986. The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths. London: The MIT Press.

Lanchner, C., 2009. Robert Rauschenberg. New York: The Museum of Modern Art.

Lewis, I. and Munn, P., 2004. So You Want to Do Research. Glasgow: The SCRE Centre, University of Glasgow.

Lowis, K. and Pickeral, T., 2009. 50 Paintings You Should Know. Translated from German by Paul Aston. London: Prestel Publishing Ltd.

Margolin, V., 1997. The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy: 1917-1946. London: The University of Chicago Press.

Messinger, H., 1973. Deutsch-Englisch 6th ed. Berlin: Langenscheidt.

Murray, P and L., 1968. A Dictionary of Art & Artists. Harmondsworth: Penguin Reference Books.

Nelson, R. S. and Shiff, R. eds., 2003. Critical Terms for Art History. 2nd ed. London: University of Chicago Press Ltd.

Phillips, C. ed., 1989. Photography in the Modern Era. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Aperture.

Piper, D., 1984. A-Z of Art and Artists. Swindon: Book Club Associates in assoc. with Mitchell Beazley.

Rosenthal, S. ed., 2011. Pipilotti Rist: Eyeball Massage. London: Hayward Publishing.

Rothko Prizel, K. and Rothko, C. eds., 2004. The Artist's Reality. New Haven, Conn : Yale University Press.

Warr, T. and Jones, A., 2000. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Limited.

Weidemann, C., Larass, P. and Klier, M., 2008. 50 Women Artists You Should Know. Translated from German by Paul Aston and Jane Michael. London: Prestel Publishing Ltd.

Wood, P. ed., 1999. The Challenge of the Avant-Garde. London: Yale University Press in assoc. with The Open University.

Wood, P. ed., 2004. Varieties of Modernism. London: Yale University Press in assoc. with The Open University.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:27 AM

QED


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:32 AM

I'm reading Wind In The Willows.

It's heavy going,but gripping stuff!

Can't wait to find out Who dun It!





Charley Checkovsky


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:32 AM

"I Thought You Were Dead" by Peter Nelson. Partly about a talking dog but mostly about a guy trying to keep his life together. I did however order a book of short stories by Anton Chekhov the other day. Yikes!

David E.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:36 AM

Best ask pete about the spelling of Chekhov - he is our self appointed spell checker (even if he dosen't know the alternative spellings of old Fyodor)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:37 AM

"I certainly did not take you for the sort of twat that makes a judgement about another poster "

OK, I apologise for that - posted in the heat of the moment. But I'm disappointed to find that you're the sort of person who would belittle people becasue they like to talk about the kind of books they enjoy. I take my enthusiam for books from my grandfather who, from the time he left school at the age of 12 to work on the railway until he died at 94, devoured 2 or 3 books a week on just about any subject and loved to talk about them. A less pretentious man it would have been hard to find.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:41 AM

OK, I too aplogise for causing you some obvious offence, this was not my intention. Some lists that I post to have similar threads and you get people who would struggle with Janet & John claiming to be reading Ulysses or whatever and it is quite pathetic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:46 AM

I'll spell Tcheckoff any way I want,thank you.

Actually I'm reading:Saul Bellow's "Herzog".


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:48 AM

Thanks for that, Silas.

"I was pleased to see mention of The Worm Forgives The Plough by Collis."

It's been years since I first read it, too, HiLo but it's a real trip down memory lane - that was the way my uncle used to farm. I'd forgotten all about stacking sheaves into stooks, the old tractor driven threshing machine - and when was the last time you saw a haystack, let alone knew someone who could build one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:49 AM

Yeah, Silas, I can see that point of view but I didn't see anybody here being like that before your "bollocks" post, which was therefore uncalled for IMO. As for "QED"...irony is not really to be taken seriously, you know.

And isn't it odd how we in the West presume that we can westernise foreign names just because it suits us?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 11:51 AM

Well we have to 'westernise' some foreign names as they are written in a different alphabet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 12:00 PM

I'm feeling very embarrassed - bloody 'ell, can't even talk about books without falling out with someone. Better go home and read How to Make Friends and Influence People (for the 35th time).


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 12:04 PM

Errr... its actually 'How to WIN Friends etc.

(Great book though)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 12:07 PM

Oh, nice one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Becca72
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 12:12 PM

Currently reading "In The Night Room" by Peter Straub, though I'm not enjoying it much. I just finished "The Protege" by Stephen Fry which was decent.
I'm a big fan of what I call "brain candy" - light, entertaining reading.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: theleveller
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 12:18 PM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 01:00 PM

Just finished re-reading 'Catch-22', now into the complete Sherlock Holmes stories, and never without 'The Guitar-Case Chord Book'.

Like most 'catters, I'm now very, very old, so may never get another chance to understand 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: GUEST,Hilo
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 01:01 PM

I know what you mean about the Collis being a nostalgia trip..I grew up on a small farm and still remember, vaguely, horse drawn mowing machines and rakes..thanks again for the reminder leveller.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 01:30 PM

"The Hot Kid" - Elmore Leonard

"Fingerprints of the Gods" - Graham Hancock

"Bob Dylan - The Early Years" - Paul Williams

"Savitri" - Sri Aurobindo

I highly recommend all of them, for various different reasons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 02:37 PM

I wouldn't "struggle with Janet and John" as I've a Master's Degree in English and French language and literature, but I'm reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I've read it loads of times before and I just love it. JK Rowling is absolutely brilliant. I have to admit to reading and re-reading The Famous Five books as well. Now you can all laugh at me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 03:07 PM

As a mod, I am was glad to read past the tiff up above and see that you all can play nice. I grow weary of the anti-pendants vs pendants, etc. in these types of threads.

Anyway, as just katlaughing, I am reading The Life of Elizabeth 1 by Alison Weir. All this time, I've always thought of the UK as having so many ancient buildings and artifacts intact from the different reigns, only to find there's very little left of the Tudors. It's surprising to me, I guess, because we are such a young country, comparatively. I know there are still loads left and have seen the sites which have photos and info on the various castles, etc. it just shocked me to know such grand places were left to ruin or pulled down, reused etc. as late as the 1600s. Guess I need to learn more about English history.

I just got two books recommended by Don Firth: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot by John Callahan and Moving Violations by John Hockenberry.

And, if anyone wants a peek at my books read at MyLibraryThing.com holler.:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 03:08 PM

Not all all, Eliza. One of these days I'm going to track down and re-read Malcolm Saville's Lone Pine series, which I loved as a kid. And last year I re-read Alan Garner's The Owl Service and read Diana Wynne Jones' wonderful Fire and Hemlock for the first time, at the urging of Suibhne O'P (who also put me onto the Herefordshire detective stories of Phil Rickman, which I urge anyone who likes a bit of semi-pagan Church of England sleuthing to read immediately!).

Silas, glad you backtracked a bit. I don't think my mixture of trash fiction, popular history and the odd literary novel in my earlier post could be characterised as "showing off". All I know is that if I haven't got a book on the go and several more to choose from when the current one is finished, I start to get very twitchy....


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 03:13 PM

Kat - not that far from where I live we have this little beauty: Little Moreton Hall


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Don Firth
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 04:27 PM

Oftentimes I have a couple of books going at the same time. I'm currently working on "I Wonder as I Wander," a biography of the idiosyncratic singer of folk songs, John Jacob Niles, by Ron Pen. I'm also reading "The Gardens of Democracy" by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer, an analysis of the role of government in a dynamic society.

Waiting on my bookshelves is "Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World," by John Szwed.

A friend loaned me a DVD of Benjamin Bagby's recitation—like an ancient skald, in Olde English, along with an Anglo-Saxon lyre-harp—of "Beowulf." I found it absolutely enthralling, got myself a copy of the DVD, and am soon to pull my copy of "Beowulf" (transliterated into modern English) off my bookshelves and read it again.

Don Firth

P. S. By the way, Silas, if you haven't read Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451," you really should. Science fiction, yes. But it's a Classic. And it is, unfortunately, quite germane to such things as certain groups wanting to expunge certain books from the libraries, and the current rumblings about factions agitating to pass laws allowing them to curtail or censor the internet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Silas
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 04:35 PM

Well spleen, you must live fairly close to me, as I also am not that far from little moreton hall. There are loads of elizabethan buildings in england, there are at least two in my village.

Now, hands up who likes Stephen King?


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Subject: RE: BS: Whatcha readin lately?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 05:02 PM

Stephen King? When I'm in that frame of mind, you can't beat him!


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