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Joined April 2018

"Well, I ain't got no money, and I ain't got no hair" - Bowie??‍? https://www.librarything.com/profile/Michael.Rimmer
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The Lost Weekend | Charles Jackson
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New book, new decisions 🤔💭🥃 or ☕ Probs best to stick with ☕ 😁

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The first 2/3 of this slim book covers the history of England in Ireland, including the partition into North and South, which was entirely for economic reasons, with religious sectarianism used as the excuse, and grim reading it makes for an English person with a heavily edited version of history received from 70s/80s school and media. The last 1/3 gives Foot's outline for British withdrawal. Post-Good Friday Agreement, it still seems reasonable.

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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Check - Full house ✔

Cortg ✅ for every single box! 21h
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As another Brexit deadline looms, and with the status of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland being crucial, a book written in 1989, pre-Good Friday Agreement, might feel somewhat dated, but as the possibility of opening old wounds seems significant, understanding how deep the wounds run might be useful. I'm *really* hoping that the fragile peace in Northern Ireland is not sacrificed on the altar of vain ambition.
(Photo of Paul Foot)

Suet624 I‘m with you all the way on this. 20h
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Scouse humour! Environmentally-aware insult graffiti seen on a pub toilet wall in Liverpool. 😄❤

Aimeesue The fiend! 😂😂😂 19h
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"Murderer! Just think how clever they were to choose that word. Think of the sound. There's really something of the death-rattle in it.
It's the repeated 'ur'-sound that expresses the horror. How cleverly people have wrapped us round in suggestion."

- "A Suggestion"

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If it's anything practical, I'll let you know ... 🐕💩

LauraJ Thanks! You never know when it might come in handy. 4d
Bookwomble @LauraJ Ha, ha! So it did have a practical purpose I the Austro-Hungarian empire (and doubtless beyond), but Meyrink uses the question facetiously to attack the imperial government for neglecting invalided war veterans and tolerating their poverty. You never know with Meyrink if you're going to get a straight-up horror, or if he's going to subvert his own story. 4d
Bookwomble Dried dog excrement was used in the tanning process for leather gloves. Collecting it was a last resource for those living in abject poverty. 4d
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For the Record | David Cameron
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Titles on the spines under Cameron's book - trolled! 😂

(Seen in a Waterstones display window - not my photo)

TrishB Saw this this morning and had a good chuckle!! 4d
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 4d
Bookwomble @TrishB @Aimeesue It gave me a giggle, too 😄 4d
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"An icy fear sweeps across the room - the intangible that lies beyond all thought and comprehension, the choking fear of death that has lost its root and origin and no longer rests on any cause, the formless mother of horror."
- "The Rings of Saturn"

Meyrink builds effect on effect in this story, rising to a climax, which he utterly skewers with a satirical denouement. He's a skilful writer.

Painting: "Monster Brains" by Alfred Kubin

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CarolynM Exactly. 6d
GingerAntics God I love this man!!! Absolutely correct on every point!!! 💙💙💙 6d
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"At certain times of the night the soulless shades of dead planets come sliding into the realm of visibility, eager for life, exchanging mysterious confidences among themselves by means of strangely tentative gestures, instilling an uncertain and indefinable horror into our souls."
- 'The Rings of Saturn'

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If He Hollers Let Him Go | Chester Himes
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“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.”

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God, man, & Mrs Thatcher | Jonathan Raban
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In the late '80s, Margaret Thatcher was beset by “turbulent priests“ who *would* insist that Christian values included Charity, which meant looking after the disadvantaged, you know, like Jesus did. Maggie wasn't having any of it! So, she took herself off to deepest Scotland, at that time a nation which was utterly opposed to her government, to address the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, a message delivered there, but intended for ⬇

Bookwomble the Archbishops 'back home'. Presuming to give a lesson in theology to her reverend audience, she told them in no uncertain terms that the Church has no business dabbling in 'society', which in any case doesn't really exist, that she had found a loophole in Christ's injunction to love others as you love yourself, & that the business of the clergy was with the souls of the dead, not the conditions of the living. It didn't play well to the 👇🏼 1w
Bookwomble Scots, but went down a storm in the Tory heartlands, most of whom would identify as followers of Jesus Christ, the humble man who fed the hungry and cared for the sick. Turning from this contemporary dissection of her speech to today, I can only wonder at the sight of so many professed people of faith who support leaders embodying the exact antithesis of the moral creed upon which they claim to build their lives and their salvation. 1w
saresmoore I‘ve stopped admitting my religious affiliation for this very reason. Hypocrisy and ignorance abound! I have the feeling Jesus would extend love and grace to these misguided numbskulls, but I don‘t think he‘d put up with their shit. 1w
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saresmoore As to Margaret Thatcher, what little I do know about her leadership and her politics mostly confuses me. 1w
Bookwomble @saresmoore I'm sad that you feel unable to declare your faith. Although I'm an atheist myself, I respect the right of others to their beliefs as long as they don't cause harm, and of course, in line with the Golden Rule, I must hold myself to that standard, too. I hope you have a space in which to express yourself with joy 😊 💝 1w
Bookwomble @saresmoore As to Thatcher, she and Reagan were cast from essentially the same mold, if that helps you. They both introduced a hard-line neo-liberal agenda to their countries, that we are still being damaged by. Thatcher introduced legislation to restrict the rights of LGBT people, was anti-union, anti-immigrant, anti-Europe, started dismantling our healthcare system, sold off public utilities, gave tax breaks to the rich, etc. Sound familiar? 🙄 1w
Bookwomble @saresmoore Also, what is it with demogogues and big hair? 1w
Emilymdxn Thatcher‘s face makes me feel ill 🤢 I hadn‘t heard this about her and religion specifically but ugh of course she did. Incredible how her policies and the things she set in motion are still killing people to this day and there‘s still more awful things to find out about her. (edited) 1w
Aimeesue Ewwww. Who argues with Jesus? These "Greed is Good" people are terrible human beings who do a great job of conning themselves that they're not. (edited) 1w
Bookwomble @Emilymdxn She said in a 1978 interview with the Catholic Herald: “Nowadays there really is no primary poverty left in this country. In Western countries we are left with the problems which aren't poverty. All right, there may be poverty because people don't know how to budget, don't know how to spend their earnings, but now you are left with the really hard fundamental character—personality defect.“
The poor are poor because they are defective!
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Bookwomble @Aimeesue I'm positive she felt herself to act absolutely in accordance with Jesus's ethics and morals. Her reasoning about the Golden Rules is that if we are asked to love others as we love ourselves, well, when we do bad things we don't love ourselves, so we don't have to love anybody else if they are bad. Who decides what “bad“is? Step up, Maggie Thatcher! 👏 👏 🙄 1w
Aimeesue @Bookwomble Maggie May have fooled herself with that neoliberal Social Darwinian nonsense, but she's not fooling me! Quite frankly, they all disgust me. 7d
saresmoore Ugh, yes. That‘s all too familiar and deeply upsetting. And it‘s true about the hair! 😂 Even my angry, bigoted in-laws have big fluffy hairstyles. It‘s like they‘re trying to hide how much that baseless hatred has diminished the size of their brains. 7d
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God, man, & Mrs Thatcher | Jonathan Raban
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I found this box set of 10 socio-political essays today at Great Grandfather's Books. Written at the end of the '80s, they're obviously not cutting edge, but I think they will be interesting to read from a contemporary perspective. And, how could I resist the title of the first volume: God, Man & Mrs Thatcher!?
There are some literary lights amongst the authors, including Fay Weldon, Ruth Rendell, Sue Townsend (signed copy✒) & Christopher Hitchins

TrishB Interesting find 👍🏻 1w
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Next up is Meyrink's short story collection, "The Opal". From the introduction: "He presents an alternative subversive underworld of mysterious uncertainties, inexplicable by the rational means of Western thought. It is a world of absurdities, of dreams & nightmares of occult oriental magic, of the horrors that lie beneath the surface, which may be raised through the extension of reality by means of a little imagination." Sounds trippy! ??

Bookwomble The bookmark I'm using is a design by Meyrink's fellow Viennese, Koloman Moser. They were contemporaries & Moser contributed illustrations to a magazine edited by Meyrink in 1904, "Der lieber Augustine". Other than vaguely being aware that they were both Viennese, I wasn't aware of the connection between Meyrink & Moser (such as it is), until I started writing this post & thought to check Meyrink's biography. Coincidences like this make me happy? 2w
Leftcoastzen Those kinds of coincidences make me happy too! 2w
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen It's the little things that make a difference 😊 2w
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Devotion | Patti Smith
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I ❤ Patti Smith, and this rendition of 'People Have the Power', by a 200-person 'flash choir' led by Patti is just fantastic!

"And the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
From the meek the graces shower
It's decreed the people rule
People have the power"

https://youtu.be/y6Wz3i_BYUc

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The secret of how to be right is to ask people to justify their views, which is what O'Brien does with his (usually right-wing) callers each morning on his radio show. Each chapter builds around transcripts of callers opining on right-wing hobby horses (Islam, gay people, feminism, Brexit, Trump, etc.), in which they fall apart when James asks them to explain themselves. Shooting fish in a barrel was never so easy, nor more necessary.

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"To fully understand Trump and his supporters you need, I think, to actually feel that your whole life is somehow somebody else's fault, that the status and respect you consider your due have somehow been denied you by gay people or black people or Mexicans or feminists."

Aimeesue Yep. Spot on. 2w
saresmoore I‘d say that sums up entitlement pretty well. 2w
AmyG Yep. Sigh 😪 2w
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Bookwomble @Aimeesue @saresmoore @amygWhile James does devote a chapter to Trump, and he does pop up in other chapters as a recurring villain, you may (or not) be relieved that the emphasis is upon British (which in this case really means English) idiots 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿😜 Though James is characteristically kind in his consideration of the people phoning his radio show to make points they can't back up, but believe anyway. 2w
Bookwomble @AmyG I mangled your tag 😊 2w
GingerAntics Exactly!!! 2w
CarolynM I think a version of this sort of thinking also explains Brexiteers and the support for people like Pauline Hanson here in Australia. The world has changed so much in 2 or 3 decades that a lot of people are bewildered. The saddest thing is that they are directing their resulting anger at people who have done nothing to deserve it. 2w
Bookwomble @CarolynM Redirecting anger and scapegoating are the classic ploys by which entrenched privilege maintains its position. It's sad and frustrating to see it happen again 😕 2w
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LeahBergen So true! 😆😆 2w
CarolynM It must be in their DNA!😂 2w
Bookwomble @LeahBergen @CarolynM There's nothing quite like the feeling of warm cat sick between your toes as you step out of bed, is there!? 2w
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I love it when an author delights in their bad reviews ? A bad write-up from The S*n is a definite recommendation in my book!
Interesting that "smug" is used as an insult here, as it's also used by tabloid journalist Gary Bushell as an insult towards comedian Stewart Lee, gleefully printed on one of his DVDs. I guess smug equates to "somebody I disagree with, but whose position is backed up with facts and cogent arguments".

Aimeesue 😂😂😂 2w
CarolynM But Gary Lineker liked it. I think his opinion should carry more weight than the Sun's😂 (edited) 2w
Bookwomble @CarolynM Gary's opinion is definitely of greater value than that of The S*n! 😁 2w
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Letters from Tove | Tove Jansson
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A new purchase 😊📖😊

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This is the "graphic biography" of a person of deep political conviction and passion, living through one of the most turbulent periods in history, and treats its subject with respect, depth and gravity. So it was with some surprise that I found Evans deftly weaving humour and romance into her story. Rosa emerges as a fully rounded person, her faults and inconsistencies shown alongside her humanity and fortitude. ??

Bookwomble Evans packs in a lot of information, both into the main work and into the notes, which to me is a great strength of the book: I read this because I *want* to know! The depiction of Rosa's assassination, and the brutal curtailing of her life and work, moved me to tears. Unequivocally 5🌟 2w
batsy Beautiful review! Glad that you loved it 🌹 2w
Bookwomble @batsy 😊 I think the somewhat defensive tone of my review was influenced by another that I read on another site, which said the reviewer was expecting something lighter 🤷🏻‍♂️ and that they are glad when Rosa was murdered as it meant they had nearly finished! 😡 i know it happened 100 years ago, but Rosa was a real person who died in awful circumstances, and I really wanted to champion the author and Rosa. That aside, it's still 5 🌟😊💗 2w
batsy Oh, I didn't read your review as a defensive one! You put into words how I felt about it. But I totally get your reaction to that other review. Those comments are quite perplexing. Sometimes readers need to be more generous, and have more empathy. Rosa's life was so fraught with danger because she lived her struggle and I can't imagine picking up a book about her wanting something "lighter". (Sorry, now I sound defensive ?) 2w
Bookwomble @batsy I guess neither of us needs to apologise for defending Rosa 💗 2w
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“Take notice of the resplendence and glory that overlie this day, because this day will never, ever come again! This day is a gift to you like a rose in full bloom, lying at your feet, waiting for you to pick it up and put it to your lips.”

Palimpsest Lovely 2w
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Bilbo's Last Song | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Tolkien's short poem is given two pages per line by his favourite Illustrator, Pauline Baynes.The verso page has the poem line, framed by a different pair of winter trees on each page, capturing Tolkien's theme of leavetaking and endings, the recto page Bayne's interpretation of the stages of Bilbo's final journey to the West, while the bottom of both pages have vignettes of Bilbo's first journey with Thorin and company, as told in "The Hobbit".

Bookwomble A touching and heartwarming end to Bilbo's story. 2w
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I persevered and made it through, but it was hard work. I think there's a good reason why this book had previously been translated into English only in an abridged form: in order to fully appreciate al-Ma'arrī's grammatical and etymological musings, you would need to read Arabic, so there's little to be gained (and, presumably, much to be lost) in the translation. Even the section that most interested me, 👇🏼👇🏼

Bookwomble ...the Danté-esque journey into Hell, was punctuated with dense passages of the grammarian's lore, which I felt made it drag.

There are gleams of gold amongst the sand, but surely not eighty dinars' worth. Of course, I place the fault in myself, rather than in the text: the wrong reader for such an erudite work.
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I'm excited to hear that Susanna Clarke has a new novel coming out. That it's release date is next September gives me time to work it into my reading schedule! It sounds as enchanting and mysterious as JS&MN
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/30/jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell-au...

Cathythoughts I never did finish JS& MN - but I really enjoyed the part I read. 2w
Bookwomble @Cathythoughts It is a long book, and one of those which seems to sharply divide opinion. I loved it, but Mrs Bookwomble couldn't get past the first couple of chapters. I think that if you liked what you read, you'd enjoy the while thing if you gave it another go 😊 2w
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Of 61 pages, 39 of them are a potted life-and-times, interspersed with beautiful illustrations, leaving just 20 pages of the sage's thoughts, but I do have a copy of the Analects, and did mainly buy this for the artwork, so I guess that's ok. The meeting of Confucius and Lao Tzu is one of my favourite illustrations, though strangely not mentioned in the text. While I prefer the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, Confucius gave me food for thought.

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The Cooking of Russia: A Sainsbury Cookbook | Karen Craig, Seva Novgorodsev
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My version of gribnoi sup (mushroom soup) from the pictured Sainsbury's cookbook. We visited Russia in 1991, not long before Yeltsin ousted Gorbechev, but I swear the two things were not connected! I bought the book when we got home as a culinary reminder, though the main thing I got from it was keeping vodka in the freezer! ❄🍸❄

Cathythoughts The soup looks divine 2w
Bookwomble @Cathythoughts It was very nice, if I say so myself 😊😋 2w
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A Way of Being | Carl Rogers
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“The intolerant "true believer" is a menace to any field, yet I suspect each one of us finds traces of that person in ourself.”

Cathythoughts ♥️ 2w
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A Way of Being | Carl Rogers
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“I would prefer my experiences in communication to have a growth-promoting effect, both on me and on the other, and I should like to avoid those communication experiences in which both I and the other person feel diminished.”

I would prefer this, too, though sometimes it feels hard to achieve when our public discourse has become so polarised. This is one of the things I need to bring myself back to.

Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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A Way of Being | Carl Rogers
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“When you are in psychological distress and someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good!”

Cathythoughts Love this. I love Carl Rogers too 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Bookwomble @Cathythoughts He's my guru 😊💗 2w
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"Legally and politically, the journey to impeachment is unlikely to be as straightforward as blowing the bad guy out of the window. Neurologically, though, it just feels so good to say. Three words with seemingly unlimited power. Impeach the motherfucker."

https://lithub.com/the-scientific-case-for-calling-the-president-a-motherfcker/

Aimeesue A-fucking-men to that! 3w
Aimeesue And the above is known as an expletive infixation, just so we can all feel smart about cussing. 😁 3w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue Ha, ha! 😂 One to remember 😄 2w
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I fell in love with this book as soon as I opened it! Printed in 1946, in a limited edition of 1,400 copies, on handmade paper. The illustrations by E. A. Cox are just fantastic! They're not an Illustrator I've come across before, but they did a beautiful job on this commission.
The text is drawn from James Legge's 1861 translation, and I'm not scholar enough to know if that's a good or bad thing, but I'll enjoy the book anyway, as an artefact.

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So, having congratulated myself at the weekend for downsizing my book collection (a bit!), I'm back on true form as these are today's purchases.
Red Rosa is a biography in sequential art form, which looks fascinating, while the Sayings of Confucius is a beautifully illustrated limited edition published in 1946 on handmade paper. It's in fantastic condition, and I could barely believe it was only £10.
#bookhaul

arlenefinnigan I LOVED Red Rosa! 3w
Bookwomble @arlenefinnigan I'll read it soon 😊 3w
batsy Yes, I loved Red Rosa too! Hope you like it. The Confucius book looks so pretty. 3w
Bookwomble @batsy Two good recommendations! I'm looking forward to reading it. The Confucius book is lovely 😊 3w
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Peanuts | Charles M. Schultz
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Frankie going for that devastating triple word score!
#catsoflitsy

vivastory 😂 3w
saresmoore 😻 3w
Leftcoastzen That‘s one smart kitty! 3w
Aimeesue 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
Cathythoughts 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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I stalled with this one, getting bogged down in al-Ma'arrī's arcane and convoluted grammatical explorations about a language I don't speak. However, being only 50 pages (plus notes) from the end, I couldn't bring myself to bail. Picking it up, I'm feeling engaged with it again, as al-Ma'arrī is writing of his beliefs, rather than etymology. Fingers crossed he stays on this tack 🤞🏻

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover ♥️ 3w
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The author's shocking indictment of the Australian education system notwithstanding, I loved this book. It's not deep and meaningful, being an alphabetically arranged series of factoids, but it is colourful and vibrant, thanks to Libby VanderPloeg's gorgeous illustrations. While I've seen this in stores shelved with children's books, references to Bowie's drug taking and sex life mean it's definitely not suitable for young readers.

CarolynM I'm intrigued. How does the Australian education system come up in a book of factoids about David Bowie? 3w
Bookwomble @CarolynM The author is Australian, and has a weak grasp on elementary astronomy and 20th Century wartime history. I 'blurbed' about a couple of gaffs he made that set my teeth on edge 😬 I'm probably being grossly judgemental! 😁 3w
CarolynM I hadn't seen your earlier blurbs. I agree he's ignorant. What is wrong with the editors - is there no basic fact checking anymore? I hope the next book by an Australian that you read changes your view about our education.🙂 3w
Bookwomble @CarolynM Poor editing,too, you're right. Doubtless their teachers would be appalled, too 😄 3w
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"The American V-2 rocket..."

Gaghhh! ???

#booksandbowie #badhistory

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"The Bowie constellation is near Mars..."

I can't even...! ???

#booksandbowie #badscience

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Mabey has a conversational style ideally suited to the topic of the British weather, a style he blends with a thoughtful lyricism. Thankfully, he isn't overblown and his prose feels grounded, earthy and real. Some interesting and sobering reflections on climate change.
The original edition was published in 2014, the edition I read was published in 2019, with two additional essays.

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We spent a pleasant afternoon in Howarth, West Yorkshire, home of the Brontë sisters, although we didn't go to the Brontë Parsonage Museum on this occasion. I did go to a couple of bookshops, though, as it seemed rude not to...
#bookhaul #booksandbowie

Leftcoastzen So pretty! I would definitely go in there! 4w
LeahBergen I ❤️ Haworth! 4w
Cathythoughts Oh how gorgeous! I want to go ♥️👍🏻 3w
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Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen I did go into that bookshop 😊 We've been to Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage before, and it is well worth a visit, but it seemed very busy and we decided to leave it for another time. 3w
Bookwomble @LeahBergen It's gorgeous, isn't it? 😊 3w
Bookwomble @Cathythoughts Ha! You implanted that adjective in my mind, Cathy 😄 I hope you get the opportunity for a visit 😊 3w
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“Weather is a kind of Rorschach test. We see in it what we need to see, or what we feel is missing from our lives.”

Cathythoughts I love this quote 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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"Every winter forty million tonnes of desert sand is sucked up from Chad by the wind and whisked 5,000 kilometres across the Atlantic to gently descend on the Amazon basin. It is the main source of new minerals in Amazonia, a fertilisation on a global, Gaian scale without which the rainforest couldn't survive."

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-satellite-reveals-how-much-saharan-dus...

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“Black weather,
Cucumber fruit swells,
Rooks sit."

- 11th March, 1768

Cathythoughts Great post ♥️ 4w
Bookwomble @Cathythoughts Thank you ? I haven't read "Selbourne", but the author of the book I'm presently reading, Richard Mabey, has written about it, and quotes this passage, which he likens to a haiku. 4w
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What could be more British than a book about the British weather? I started a lovely conversation today with a total stranger just by commenting on the sunshine we've had the last few days. Of course, we both agreed it couldn't be relied upon to last! ☀️🌤🌥🌦🌧⛈☔😊

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The mask of Dimitrios | Eric Ambler
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An atmospheric and evocative read. I really felt drawn in to Ambler's well-sketched presentation of Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and western Europe between the wars, and written on the brink of the second pan-global conflict of the last century. Latimer is something of an innocent abroad, but not a cheap, bumbling English stereotype. Fantastic, psychologically rich characters, vivid locations & tight, historically accurate plotting. A joy to read.

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The mask of Dimitrios | Eric Ambler
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“The duplicity of others must always be shocking when one is unconscious of one's own.”

Cathythoughts 👍🏻good quote 4w
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The mask of Dimitrios | Eric Ambler
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"A man's features, the bone structure and the tissue which covers it, are the product of a biological process; but his face he creates for himself. It is a statement of his habitual emotional attitude; the attitude which his desires need for fulfilment and which his fears demand for their protection of prying eyes. He wears it like a devil mask; a device to evoke in others the emotions complementary to his own. ??

Bookwomble ... If he is afraid, then he must be feared; if he desires, then he must be desired. It is a screen to hide his mind's nakedness." 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Because we really can't move house *again* to accommodate my expanding collection, here's 36 books I'm releasing into the wild. I genuinely consider this to be a moment of personal growth and a healthy thing, even if it is only about 1% of my library.

Leftcoastzen I‘m trying to start a similar process, I keep getting stuck at “start”😀 4w
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen I've downsized the odd title here and there, but this is the first time in 35 years I've had a major cull, though I still can't for everything on my shelf space, even though I've double and triple stacked! I hope you find your motivation - I've found it quite cathartic 😊 4w
LeahBergen I love to do a good book cull. 👍🏻 4w
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Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen did one bookcase and found 2 ,don‘t know if I can take it !😂😬 (edited) 4w
Bookwomble @LeahBergen It was necessary and, while I can't say I loved it, it was satisfying 🙂 4w
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Stay strong! 😄 4w
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