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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5400 on: Dec 13, 2017, 04:10:11 AM »
Swing Time. It seems a lot better than I expected. I think I am still wary of Zadie Smith as I got irritated by White Teeth nearly 20 years ago. Now I can't even remember why that was, and I loved N-W... It really is time I reread White Teeth.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5401 on: Dec 27, 2017, 07:20:31 PM »
Love letters from Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West. “Open the top button of your jersey and you will see, nestling inside, a lively squirrel, with the most inquisitive habits, but a dear creature all the same...”.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5402 on: Jan 16, 2018, 10:17:48 AM »
The Yellow Wallpaper, again. It's as disturbing as ever, but this time I had a poke around on the Internet and found that at least writing it did some good.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5403 on: Feb 09, 2018, 09:50:35 AM »
I am now reading Vita Sackville West’s letters to Virginia Woolf. “I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia.” 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5404 on: Feb 27, 2018, 02:04:57 PM »
Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn -- the story of Eleanor Roosevelt and her (likely) lesbian lover Lorena Hickman!
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5405 on: Apr 09, 2018, 06:41:11 PM »
I enjoyed Annie Proulx's book charting an historical sweep of  logging/loggers. The name escapes me. I would definitely recommend it. I can't remember ever before thinking about the centuries of deforestation/land degradation that precedes today's continuation of this, in say, the Amazon area. And they're probably the same family firms doing this harm. And profiting from it.

I'm also dipping in and out of an oldish book, 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West'. Land-grabbing, logging and the cynical deals/treaties made...to be broken. A shocking indictment of colonialisation, greed, savagery, imprisonment and decimation/murder of native people.
Nye Bevan, 'the NHS will exist for only as long as the people fight for it'...or something like that.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5406 on: Apr 09, 2018, 06:47:24 PM »

Disobedience by Naomi Alderman

Don't know if I've read this one...the title sounds familiar. Do you recommend it? I have read her 'The Liar's Gospel', which if I'm remembering correctly, was good.
Nye Bevan, 'the NHS will exist for only as long as the people fight for it'...or something like that.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5407 on: Apr 16, 2018, 07:58:43 PM »
Transit by Rachel Cusk. Brilliant as was her previous novel Outline.  :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5408 on: Apr 21, 2018, 06:24:29 PM »
Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race.
Very good book, I'd highly recommend it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5409 on: Apr 21, 2018, 06:26:00 PM »
^yes that's on my list.

I'm reading Jon Ronson's 'Shamed'

S'good.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5410 on: Apr 21, 2018, 06:37:08 PM »
waiting for a book on Skellig Michael as we will be in Kenmare, Ireland for 3 weeks and intend to
climb it. The historical significance is amazing. Moreover it was a location for Star Wars.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5411 on: Apr 25, 2018, 01:20:09 PM »
Trading in the zone by Mark Douglas.

It's about the psychology of financial trading. Very illuminating.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5412 on: Apr 25, 2018, 01:25:16 PM »
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5413 on: Apr 25, 2018, 05:01:15 PM »
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton.
whoa, talk about screwed-up complicated love. This is so different from Ethan Frome with only 3 major characters.
enjoy.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5414 on: May 31, 2018, 07:27:58 AM »
I did enjoy it in the end, Valerie! I found Lily shockingly naïve, which was irritating in the beginning, but at a certain point I was totally hooked.

I have recently discovered the Introducing ___________, A Graphic Guide series. Read Evolution almost in one sitting, the same afternoon I bought it. Now struggling through Empiricism - it's a bit easier with graphics but I still find it a hard subject. Looking forward to Islam, which I think will be more like Evolution in terms of ease of reading (although there may be some irony there....)