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#331 RachelF

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:00 PM

In search of the missing eyelash...great read, local, short, makes me think about language and observations...also prompted me to have breakfast at my local caff more often :)

good one that is

I am still reading David Thorne - The Internet is a Playground. Hilarious.
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#332 Nanazola

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:00 PM

Hi Gekko

Yeah i love the early albums as well... "Lovers Town Revisited" "A13 Trunk Road To The Sea" "Milkman Of Human Kindness" and as I mentioned before "St Swithins Day" - a wistful reflection on the end of a relationship by a bloke from Essex has never sounded so beautiful.


I have a signed copy of 'Talking with the Taxman About Poetry'!

Also, was astonished to turn on R4 this week and catch Robert Wyatt singing 'At last I am free' - lovely song, haven't heard it in decades.

#333 Hermit

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 03:57 PM

Have just finished ' A week in December' by Sebastian Faulks.
Nice little holiday read set in modern London.
If anyone has read it, I'm still a bit mythed as to who the dude on the bicycle with no lights on was?

#334 Hesketh

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:48 AM

'The Dunwich Horror' - HP Lovecraft

http://en.wikipedia...._Dunwich_Horror

#335 misspoddy

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:29 PM

Wolf Hall
Taking me bloody ages though..... :blink:

#336 Hesketh

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:33 AM

Patti Smith - Just Kids

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:47 AM

'Rupture' by Simon Lelic - not an easy read (I find it a bit distressing) by any means, but gripping. It also makes me thank my lucky stars that I never went down the teaching route :o

#338 Elmo

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:11 PM

I've been buying the iPaper (mini-Independent) in the morning. Just the right length for the journey, only 20p and it's not the Metro, which is the trashiest rag available anywhere.
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#339 Summit Lover

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:18 PM

I've been buying the iPaper (mini-Independent) in the morning. Just the right length for the journey, only 20p and it's not the Metro, which is the trashiest rag available anywhere.

Agreed - but I am addicted to the text messages bit :ph34r:

I did try the iPaper, but I found it a bit dry and uninspiring (mind you, I felt the same way about the Independent!) :o

Edited by Summit Lover, 04 March 2011 - 01:19 PM.


#340 gekko

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:33 PM

Not tried the iPaper but for me it's The Guardian or my book. As I have quite a long journey, I see it as time to get stuck into some quality reading. I label it semi-productive time - concentration is disrupted by train changes but time can still be put to some good use. I never read the Metro or the Standard. If I don't fancy my book, I use the time for contemplation/listening to music.

I'm currently reading Charles Bukowski - Ham on Rye, having recently finished Jonathan Franzen - Freedom. Should be finished this weekend and next up will either be a Philip Roth or the latest Andrea Levy.
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