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Re: Literary Corner

Postby art0hur0moh » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:58 pm

I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy.
The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.
Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk.

isn't there a thread for quotes already?
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby art0hur0moh » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:50 pm

I am not immortal.
Whatever I put off for later
May never be.
Whoever doesn’t know now
That I love them
May never know.
I have killed time.
I have squandered it.
I have lost days…weeks…
As a man of unlimited wealth
Might drop coins on the street
And never look back.
I know now, that there will be an end,
A limit.
But there is time
Valuable and precious time
To walk,
talk,
breathe.
Time to touch,
taste,
care.
To warm the child
Who is cold and lonely.
There is time to love
I promise myself…
I will.
I am
I am ready
I am ready to give
I am ready to give and to receive
I am ready to give and to receive love

Leonard Nimoy
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby NastyNickers » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:36 pm

calitom wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:Ive just finished Linwood Barclays new one, “A Noise Downstairs”.

God I was disappointed. I love Barclay but this book just frustrated me.


I love Linwood Barclay. havent read his stuff in a while though.I would recommend the promise Falls trilogy.takes place near where I grew up in western new york state.

Very good reading.


Oh I loved the Promise Falls books. He’s my fave author I think. Bar that last book.

I’ve just bought Kate Mosse’s latest, The Burning Chambers. I like her a lot too so I’m looking forward to starting it now I have more time.

There’s a half read book on my bedside that I should finish too. I was really enjoying it and can’t remember why I stopped reading. Now I know it’s gunna be a ballache picking it up again after so long.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby HobbitFeet » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:54 pm

I'm reading Transcription by Kate Atkinson

it takes you there, but not in an over-wordy way
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby Text » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 pm

Dimples wrote:For recommendation and discussion of books - good or bad. :thumbsup:


The last two I bought from WH Smith were 'How to stop time' by Matt Haig, and 'The marriage pact' by Michelle Richmond.
I went on instinct that they would be good reads and they were.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby MG2 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:34 pm

Has everyone stopped reading? :mrgreen:

I've motored through all the Tony Parson's Max Wolfe series so far. An easy read and not bad at all.

Also all the James Oswald Inspector McLean series. Entertaining enough.

Now reading Kate Grenville Secret River Trilogy, I like these a lot.

And my side book is Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind. Good book but needs a little more concentration.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby art0hur0moh » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:55 am

Dopo la fondazione, Romolo riuni gli uomini errati, i poveri, gli assassini esulsi dalle citta. Diede loro coraggio e foraza, e disse che non avrebbero avuto pieta di nessuno. 753 a.C Roma.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby calitom » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:09 am

I highly recommend a british author named Philip Kerr. Bernie gunther is his anti-hero.
superb.Just discovered him by accident a couple months ago.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:37 pm

I think I've read all the Jack Reacher stories in the last three years plus other stuff .... have to look on the shelves for names and titles I can't remember now.
Read a lot of books the last four years.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby calitom » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:I think I've read all the Jack Reacher stories in the last three years plus other stuff .... have to look on the shelves for names and titles I can't remember now.
Read a lot of books the last four years.


I enjoy the Jack Reacher series. Just bought his latest..PAST TENSE.

Lee Child is a maths genius and he infuses that into his Jack Reacher character
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby drum » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:54 pm

I’ve just read Bad Apple by Zoje Stage .
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby art0hur0moh » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:41 pm

drum wrote:I’ve just read Bad Apple by Zoje Stage .

probably heard that saying. the rotten apple in the barrel spoils the whole bunch. not if You want cider.
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby Stooo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:26 pm

I had a wander into Waterstones today and picked up an edition of Stories of the Law and How it's Broken, by The Secret Barrister :thumbsup:
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Re: Literary Corner

Postby calitom » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:37 pm

NastyNickers wrote:
calitom wrote:
NastyNickers wrote:Ive just finished Linwood Barclays new one, “A Noise Downstairs”.

God I was disappointed. I love Barclay but this book just frustrated me.


I love Linwood Barclay. havent read his stuff in a while though.I would recommend the promise Falls trilogy.takes place near where I grew up in western new york state.

Very good reading.


Oh I loved the Promise Falls books. He’s my fave author I think. Bar that last book.

I’ve just bought Kate Mosse’s latest, The Burning Chambers. I like her a lot too so I’m looking forward to starting it now I have more time.

There’s a half read book on my bedside that I should finish too. I was really enjoying it and can’t remember why I stopped reading. Now I know it’s gunna be a ballache picking it up again after so long.
Funny how that works sometimes...One of my fave authors Randy White just wrote a very disorganized unfulfilling piece of drivel his last book...And Joe nesbo--one of my faves---wrote a MacBeth and it just wasnt very good.
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