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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 am

It gets better.
I’m reading, “Deadly Scandal,” by Kate Parker. She and her husband usually eat Sunday lunch at the same restaurant that we do, and we often sit at an adjacent table.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by manythumbed » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:16 pm

Folk Song in England by Steve Roud

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Luuttuaja » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:08 pm

I'm reading "The Chimes" by Charles Dickens. After that, I think I'm going to continue with another Dickens book.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by LarryShone » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:30 am

Luuttuaja wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:08 pm
I'm reading "The Chimes" by Charles Dickens. After that, I think I'm going to continue with another Dickens book.
I'm on that one now
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:44 pm

“Buried Prey,” by John Sandford.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by LarryShone » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:06 am

I gave up on The Chimes. Just couldn't get my head around it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by bear » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:35 pm

My First Guitar- Julia Crowe
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Post by LarryShone » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:02 pm

Well I went back and finished the Chimes. Not the easiest story by Dickens to read!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Evocacion » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 am

The Fabulous Clipjoint by Frederic Brown.

It's a murder mystery, written in 1947, set in Chicago, and with some of the characters as 'carneys', who have a language of their own.

For example, when one character who runs a sideshow where customers throw baseballs at dummy milk bottles to win prizes, but has to go away for a while, he asks his friend if he would like to take over while he is gone. HIs friend answers:

"Hell, yes. I'm sloughed here and ten to one I'll be sloughed in Springfield. And if Jake gets a chance to use the blow after that, let him get a cooch. What cut you want?"

I had no idea what he was talking about, but fortunately Brown explains it all later in the book. An interesting book for several reasons.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:02 pm

“Gathering Prey,” by John Sandford.
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Post by Peter Lovett » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 pm

Just finished reading Marshall Hall: A Law Unto Himself. Not many here may of heard of him but through the late 1800s' to 1927 if you were in deep, deep criminal trouble in the UK (i.e. murder) he was the one you wanted in your corner. He was not a brilliant lawyer but a brilliant advocate and in the days when notorious court trials were the public fascination he was the main drawcard. He exasperated his opponents and especially judges who he would often bait but won over juries in cases which seemed impossible. Unfortunately there was only one recording of his voice where he played the part of a lawyer in a reading of "Pickwick Papers" for the BBC. I say unfortunately as he was reputed to have a very rich mellifluous voice that was part of his appeal. The biography is by Sally Smith, also a barrister.

Now back to reading Turner: The Extraordinary Life & Momentous Times of JMW Turner by Franny Moyle. Ever since viewing probably the first major exhibition of his paintings at the Royal Academy in 1975 I have been fascinated by his work and his life. The book is excellent giving a detailed account of his life from his brilliance as a child to the somewhat scandalous end to his life.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:58 pm

"Churchill", by Roy Jenkins.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:49 am

Erik Zurcher wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:58 pm
"Churchill", by Roy Jenkins.
You should read Alanbrooke's War Diaries too.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mike Steede » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 am

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:49 am
Erik Zurcher wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:58 pm
"Churchill", by Roy Jenkins.
You should read Alanbrooke's War Diaries too.
If you guys are interested in this stuff you might want to read the war diary of The Royal Westminster Regiment (my dad was an officer) - never in their history failed to take an objective (in WW1 - holding them was a problem... :( ). Oldest regiment in B.C. (formed as an amalgamation of B.C.'s earliest volunteer rifles and artillery corps') https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Wes ... r_Regiment
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Mike Steede » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:35 am

Mike Steede wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 am
Andrew Fryer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:49 am
Erik Zurcher wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:58 pm
"Churchill", by Roy Jenkins.
You should read Alanbrooke's War Diaries too.
If you guys are interested in this stuff you might want to read the war diary of The Royal Westminster Regiment (my dad was an officer) - never in their history failed to take an objective (in WW1 - holding them was a problem... :( ). Oldest regiment in B.C. (formed as an amalgamation of B.C.'s earliest volunteer rifles and artillery corps') https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Wes ... r_Regiment
And also the history of the 'Devil's Brigade' - the first joint U.S./Canadian commando operation in WW2 - all Canadian and U.S. special ops take their origin from this unit. In the movie 'Inglorious Bastards' Brad Pitt's character wears their shoulder patch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Spe ... vice_Force
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