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Lexilogio
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: What are you reading?  Reply with quote

So what are you reading this week?

I'm afraid mine is incredibly dull, in that it's for an OU course - Paul Sabatier's "Theories of the Policy Process".

Anyone reading anything good?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What are you reading? Reply with quote

It's summer (!)
It's raining.
So I've decided on a Tolkien marathon.
Starting with LOTR, then The Silmarillion, finally the Sons of Hurin.
Yes, I know I've read them before ( in the case of LOTR many, many times ) but I still love the imagination, the breadth of his 'history', and the languages.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am reading Njal's Saga - one of the Sagas of the Icelanders. (In translation, I should say!). Very much enjoying it. Lots of sex, violence and politics!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens - his final, very short book detailing the last eighteen months of his life with oesophageal cancer, ending with the very last things he was able to write, a series of fragmentary jottings that he would have worked up into polished work had not death intervened last December at the tragically young age of just 62. A sad but immensely inspiring and exhilarating book.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently re-reading my beloved Reginald Hill's novels in roughly sequential order - but finding myself distracted by Joe Hill's "20th Century Ghosts" thinking to myself this feels familiar somehow.

Only to find out he is Stephen King's son - don't know how that piece of knowledge passed me by but it did. Very good of its kind.

Also got Martin Chuzzlewit on the go to.

Yes I am confused.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I am re-reading Voyage au Centre de la Terre, by Jules Verne. (Much of it is set in Iceland, so a train of thought from Njal's Saga brought this about).
I have read it before, and am enjoying it again. I do love a thoroughly silly adventure!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading Papillon.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul wrote:
I'm reading Papillon.


Oh that's a good idea! I read that many decades ago - might be due for a revisit. And after battling with Jules Verne I think Henri Carriere's French will be a bit easier (IIRC)!

Failing that, it's back to Tintin again - at least then there are pictures to help with the vocab!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's an English translation. No good at French.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have read this Jan 2014
Max Hastings: Catastrophe – Europe goes to war 1914.
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Daniel.
Pope Francis: Evangelii Gaudium.
Malala Yousafzai: I am Malala
George RR Martin: Storm of Swords
Will Durant: The Story of Philosophy.
George RR Martin: A Feast for Crows.
Hilaire Belloc: William the Conqueror.
Scott Hahn et al: Letter & Spirit 2: The authority of mystery the word of God and the people of God.
Warren H Carroll: the Guillotine and the Cross.

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