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The innocence of pre dick pic days 😀

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Good soapy family saga. Some sour notes but no doubt they reflect the attitudes of some people in the time the author was writing about.

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“Well,” he said, as cheerfully as he could, “you and Meggie must turn out well, else I‘ll be blamed for it. I‘m sorry this happened. And right on top of the other affair, too. It seemed quite unnecessary. But — so much of life is unnecessary! You‘ll find that out as you grow older.”

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He had an indestructible feeling that he was always in the right, and the fact that he generally was only made matters worse.

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The Last Romeo | Justin Myers
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It was billed as a gay rom-com but both the rom and com elements were few and far between.

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The Last Romeo | Justin Myers
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Reggie That looks delicious!! 2w
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Flight of Magpies | KJ Charles
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I rushed through this one eager to find out what happened next and how the situations would be resolved.

Overall, the trilogy falls into the category of guilty pleasure in that Ms Charles writes a darn good yarn but her central gay couple mimic straight romantic and sexual roles to the point I'm not sure how much difference it'd make to the relationship if Stephen had been Stephanie.

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Lord Crane's and Stephen Day's professional and personal lives become more entwined when Stephen asks Lucien to act as interpreter when he needs to contact some Chinese shamans.

Again, a quick and entertaining read, though once I'd finished I would have been hard pressed to tell you what it was about. I found the companion short piece much more memorable.

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The building was empty except for Merrick when they arrived. Crane made brief introductions, and the two of them stood with the three justiciars in Crane‘s office, looking at the dead rat Janossi had dumped on the floor.

Merrick poked it thoughtfully with the toe of his boot. “Giant rats. Sumatra business, is this, my lord?”

“I don‘t know yet.”

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Read this book on Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/363917981

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The Magpie Lord | KJ Charles
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This was a ripping yarn that kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. At first I found the romance elements an irritating distraction from the occult curse mystery but the disparate elements blended together very nicely in the last few chapters.

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The Magpie Lord | KJ Charles
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The novels were very funny and the later written the more so.

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Chronologically, though not as they appear here, the books started as linked short stories and then became novels, which I found funnier. I still prefer Blandings to Jeeves though.

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But then one has got to take into consideration the fact that when I‘ve been with him he has generally been eating steak-and-kidney pudding or cursing horses for not running fast enough. On such occasions, the poetic side of a man is not uppermost.

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Early morning reading

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Untitled | To Be Confirmed
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Possibilities for #June2019

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My reading life in May

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Why are the Jeeves omnibuses not in chronological order?
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Volume 1 has novels 4, 6, 1
Volume 2 has novels 5, 7, 2
Volume 3 has novels 8, 9, 3
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rabbitprincess That's annoying! 4w
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Using the LT image for the thumbnail as the ebook doesn't have a cover picture.

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I don‘t know if you have ever leaped between the sheets, all ready for a spot of sleep, and received an unforeseen lizard up the left pyjama leg? It is an experience that puts its stamp on a man.

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Dogearedcopy 😂 4w
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The Rediscovery of Man | Cordwainer Smith
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Just not in the mood for this

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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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The village of Midwich mysteriously falls asleep for a day and a night - every living thing. A couple of months later all the women of childbearing age in the village find they are pregnant even if they are still virgins. But what are they going to give birth to?

Not quite as scary as when I read it as a young teenager, but still very atmospheric.

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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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The options in 1957

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After a short introductory chapter on Hume's life, the book consists of transcripts of 4 lectures Ayer gave on Hume and it shows. It is very much Ayer's assessment of Hume and where he agrees and disagrees philosophically with him rather than an introduction to Hume.

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The Red Pole of Macau | Ian Hamilton
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A tense thriller where the characters (the goodies at any rate) have believable emotional reactions, they are not just killing machines.

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The Red Pole of Macau | Ian Hamilton
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Screenshot of Chenyu Hua covering Leslie Cheung's "I Am What I Am" (with subtitles because only the title is in English). https://youtu.be/_A7ANP-t8WE

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I had no idea forensic accountants lived such exhausting lives criss-crossing the globe like this. Good, intriguing mystery and not quite as violent as usual.

Dogearedcopy I have a friend who is a(n) FBI Computer Forensics Specialist and, he travels almost constantly (ironic considering I thought this would be one job there you could telecommute.) He also has some amazing stories (though he also admits there are a lot of tedious stretches to his job.) Not a bad life for a one-time nerd! 😀 1mo
rwmg A friend from my Bandung days was working as a forensic accountant when we re-connected through FB. But I don't think he led quite so exciting a life as Ava does. 1mo
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Dim sum in honour of Ava Lee

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Disciple of Las Vegas | Ian Hamilton
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Intriguing detection and a good thriller. I still like Ava, and I like the fact that she is not superhuman, the violence does take its toll and she needs time to recover physically and mentally.

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Disciple of Las Vegas | Ian Hamilton
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A friend recommended this series and kept asking whether I'd read it yet, so in the end I gave in. I enjoyed it rather more than I was expecting to, even if the violence was a bit more graphic than I really liked. However, Ava is a great character, and I like the fact that although she is a lesbian this is kept incidental.

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Rather confusing at first, but gripping once I got orientated. The cliffhanger is luring me onward but unfortunately the next volume is hard to get.

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The ebook only has a generic cover, so here is the thumbnail

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Gateway | Frederik Pohl
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Quick fun read with main story supplemented by classified ads, news stories etc

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Gateway | Frederik Pohl
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Charlie's first year of high school as told in a series of letters to a stranger he'd heard mentioned as a sympathetic listener.

Charlie's English teacher thinks he is very gifted, though he struck me as emotionally and linguistically rather backward for his age (15/16). Nevertheless he is a fascinating character and I found this look at the world through his eyes almost impossible to put to down.

TrishB One of my fav books. 1mo
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This book is as gorgeously illustrated as one would expect. The text has lots of little nuggets of information about the manuscripts, the libraries where they are kept. and some of the deductions we can make about the scribes and origins of the books. Obviously he couldn't reproduce the complete manuscripts and there were times it felt a bit like reading museum wall labels for exhibits one can't see but still very enjoyable overall.

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batsy That looks like a gorgeous book. 1mo
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Beautifully illustrated. The text varies from fascinating to an overdose of museum-style labels.
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