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llanfair
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« Reply #2790 on: January 18, 2012, 6:28:01 PM »

I've just finished Below Stairs by Margaret Powell - it's a memoir of her days as a kitchen maid, then cook, in the 1920s-40s.  Her 'voice' is delicious.
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« Reply #2791 on: January 18, 2012, 9:39:10 PM »

I've just finished Below Stairs by Margaret Powell - it's a memoir of her days as a kitchen maid, then cook, in the 1920s-40s.  Her 'voice' is delicious.

Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.
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« Reply #2792 on: January 18, 2012, 10:54:28 PM »

I've just finished Below Stairs by Margaret Powell - it's a memoir of her days as a kitchen maid, then cook, in the 1920s-40s.  Her 'voice' is delicious.

Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

Oh, but why?
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« Reply #2793 on: January 19, 2012, 12:30:33 AM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?
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« Reply #2794 on: January 19, 2012, 10:46:13 AM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

Indeed, but I'm never going to catch up - especially when And Ladies of the Club is next.
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« Reply #2795 on: January 19, 2012, 11:36:23 AM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

I like that point, TZ.  I have found myself getting a little depressed when I am in a bookstore because I know I will never get through all the books that I add to my list.  There are so many...
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« Reply #2796 on: January 19, 2012, 12:16:24 PM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

I like that point, TZ.  I have found myself getting a little depressed when I am in a bookstore because I know I will never get through all the books that I add to my list.  There are so many...

This is not to say that my "to read" LISTS (!) do not overwhelm me.

They do.

Oh, they do.
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« Reply #2797 on: January 19, 2012, 2:16:10 PM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

I like that point, TZ.  I have found myself getting a little depressed when I am in a bookstore because I know I will never get through all the books that I add to my list.  There are so many...

This is not to say that my "to read" LISTS (!) do not overwhelm me.

They do.

Oh, they do.

Mine aren't overwhelming me.  I'm wallowing, nay, luxuriating in them.
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« Reply #2798 on: January 19, 2012, 2:18:39 PM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

I like that point, TZ.  I have found myself getting a little depressed when I am in a bookstore because I know I will never get through all the books that I add to my list.  There are so many...

This is not to say that my "to read" LISTS (!) do not overwhelm me.

They do.

Oh, they do.

Mine aren't overwhelming me.  I'm wallowing, nay, luxuriating in them.

My new goal: take a page from the book of YOU!

<prostrates before llan>

Oh wise one, teach me your ways of patience and appreciation!
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llanfair
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« Reply #2799 on: January 19, 2012, 2:22:01 PM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

I like that point, TZ.  I have found myself getting a little depressed when I am in a bookstore because I know I will never get through all the books that I add to my list.  There are so many...

This is not to say that my "to read" LISTS (!) do not overwhelm me.

They do.

Oh, they do.

Mine aren't overwhelming me.  I'm wallowing, nay, luxuriating in them.

My new goal: take a page from the book of YOU!

<prostrates before llan>

Oh wise one, teach me your ways of patience and appreciation!

Repeat after me: One book at a time.  One page at a time.  One word at a time.

Oh, and it's fine to read a book more than once, and to quit halfway through if you hate it.  Life is too short to read carp.

<bows>
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prof_smartypants
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« Reply #2800 on: January 19, 2012, 2:38:55 PM »


Sigh. I really need to stop adding books to my "to read" list.

I think that very often, p_s, and then I remember what a dear friend once asked me: wouldn't you rather live in a world where there was too much to read, rather than too little?

I like that point, TZ.  I have found myself getting a little depressed when I am in a bookstore because I know I will never get through all the books that I add to my list.  There are so many...

This is not to say that my "to read" LISTS (!) do not overwhelm me.

They do.

Oh, they do.

Mine aren't overwhelming me.  I'm wallowing, nay, luxuriating in them.

My new goal: take a page from the book of YOU!

<prostrates before llan>

Oh wise one, teach me your ways of patience and appreciation!

Repeat after me: One book at a time.  One page at a time.  One word at a time.

Oh, and it's fine to read a book more than once, and to quit halfway through if you hate it.  Life is too short to read carp.

<bows>

Life IS too short to read carp!
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« Reply #2801 on: January 19, 2012, 8:25:15 PM »


I previously recorded my disappointment with King's 11/22/63.  I just took it out of the public library and started reading the book.  I'm glad I did, because it is enthralling. 

I am also engaged in reading some science fiction classics such as Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and Frank Herbert's Dune.  I've never been a big fan of the genre, but I thought such reading might be a change of pace.
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« Reply #2802 on: January 20, 2012, 10:21:45 AM »

There is no way I'm reading "And Ladies of the Club" in hardcover. The print is too small and that book is too big. I'll just have to wait until it comes out in kindle format. Back to the library it goes!

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llanfair
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« Reply #2803 on: January 20, 2012, 12:10:33 PM »

Currently engrossed in Viking: Odinn's Child by Tim Severin.  It's the first in a trilogy, based on the sagas and historical accounts of the Norse world.  Great stuff so far.
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« Reply #2804 on: January 23, 2012, 5:03:32 PM »

I'm slowly reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because I liked the (US) movie.  It's not grabbing me.
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