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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by BBP » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:53 am

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Last evening I had an hour to spare. So I picked up a Thea Beckman I had lying around, Hasse Simonsdochter, and didn't put it down until I finished it. Wonderful, but it kept me up 'til two hours past bedtime. Zzzzzzz...
I think I posted like three times about this happening, and it just happened a fourth time, Het Helse Paradijs.

(checks wiki) There are still 6 books of hers I haven't read yet, so you may see it more often... this was one of her distopia/utopia trilogy.
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Post by BBP » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm

Finally, after seven years of searching, after falling head-over-heels in love with the film, prompting me to wear a ring, learn Japanese, learn the theme music on TV and buy the art book, I have finally found it!
Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle.
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Post by BBP » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:11 pm

I've started on it.. my arch enemy...
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights.

It took me three days but now I'm at chapter 2. And I'm keeping a diary on my experiences reading it! Quarantime!
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Post by Tawmis » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:51 pm

BBP wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:11 pm
I've started on it.. my arch enemy...
Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights.

It took me three days but now I'm at chapter 2. And I'm keeping a diary on my experiences reading it! Quarantime!
http://packardgoose.ploeg.ws/interactiv ... 5#pid19661
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Post by BBP » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:13 pm

Sorry, just changed it back to unblock. Had a bot issue and one new subscriber in two years.
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Post by BBP » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:12 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/ ... five-pages
Here's one Andrea would appreciate...
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Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:34 pm

BBP wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Finally, after seven years of searching, after falling head-over-heels in love with the film, prompting me to wear a ring, learn Japanese, learn the theme music on TV and buy the art book, I have finally found it!
Diana Wynne Jones - Howl's Moving Castle.
Ooh! :D I just finished reading my first DWJ -- The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Good stuff. What should would you recommend next from DWJ? :)

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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by BBP » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:44 am

So far Howl's Moving Castle is the only book I've read by the author, and since her work is hard to come by in this neck of the woods (still don't do internet shopping much) I don't think I'll be getting many others, but I very much enjoyed reading Howl. Read it quite a few times already too :)
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Post by JasefWisener » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:45 am

My resolution for 2021 was to read more, so I've been keeping up with my goal with Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/jasefwisener
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Re: Break The Spine.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:01 pm

Whoops -- I've been meaning to add: I now have an (almost) complete collection of the Philip Marlowe books by Raymond Chandler! ;) His setting is Los Angeles in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Does anyone know if L.A. now is anything like what it was back then? *curious* Obviously the language, the fashions and the prices have changed quite a bit -- but he mentions Santa Rosa, San Diego, the incessant humid heat, the bays, the hydrangeas etc... :)

Of course, I don't expect anyone in L.A. nowadays to walk down the street in suits and shoulder-holsters, or to call detectives a "shamus" or a "private dick". :lol: That'd be far too much of a coincidence! ;)

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Post by notbobsmith » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:05 pm

I played LA Noire which is set in the late '40s. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I get the impression they did their homework. One conversation I found amusing was a discussion as to which city would end up being the most important city in California: LA or Sacramento. Sacramento, of course, is the capital, but I guess at the time, both cities were growing and it was an open question as to who would "win".

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:19 pm

LA Noire never worked for me (i.e. all I saw was a black screen -- never got as far as the splash screen). Too bad. :( I like the noir genre, and I was looking forward to playing it. Oh, well.

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