What are you currently reading?

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Post by LarryShone » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 pm

The Piano by Jane Campion and Kate Pullinger. Never seen the film...
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Post by John Oster » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:00 pm

Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice.
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Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:35 am

finally taking a bit of a break from Adorno and reading about the repressed Russian avant garde that bloomed for a decade or so before Stalinism kicked into high gear. A number of the Roslavets piano sonatas are up at IMSLP ... which doubles up as a reference to "what are you listening to?"

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Post by manythumbed » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:00 am

Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin

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Post by Vito Simplicio » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:56 pm

Jane Eyre. First read it in high school. Interesting how much more I appreciate Bronte rereading it 50 years later.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by apazat » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:38 am

Packed two books for the train, don't know which one i'm going to read first!

Exile and the Kingdom - Albert Camus
Of Walking in Ice - Werner Herzog

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:28 am

Smudger5150 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:48 am
Having read Dan Simmons Hyperion Cantos, which is the 4 books from Hyperion through to The Rise of Endymion, I'm starting another Sci-Fi novel - The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester.
Reading 'The Stars..' (or Tiger, Tiger) via the iphone.

But have been tempted to start Iain M Banks Consider Phlebas in parallel as my night time, printed page read. Remember kids, no screens just before bed time!
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Post by LarryShone » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 am

Smudger5150 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:28 am


But have been tempted to start Iain M Banks Consider Phlebas in parallel as my night time, printed page read. Remember kids, no screens just before bed time!
Consider Phlebas was a very good read. I tried to read another of his, Player of Games, didn't enjoy it at all.
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Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:10 pm

LarryShone wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 am
Smudger5150 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:28 am


But have been tempted to start Iain M Banks Consider Phlebas in parallel as my night time, printed page read. Remember kids, no screens just before bed time!
Consider Phlebas was a very good read. I tried to read another of his, Player of Games, didn't enjoy it at all.
I've read Use of Weapons and The Algrebraist. Use of Weapons is highly regarded but I didn't pay enough attention at the time due to reading it over a prolonged period of time. And The Algrebraist had an interesting premise (human has to biologically 'slow-down' to live with ancient aliens on a gas planet who live at a much slower rate as humans) but it didnt quite live up to my expectations even thought it was ok.
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Post by guitar1001 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Compositions at my disposal

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Post by mcote » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:59 pm

The Bible in Spain by George Borrow. Published in 1840 or so, it is basically an early travel book. Borrow traveled throughout Spain promoting Bibles for the British Bible Society for five years in the 1830s. I like it so far.

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Post by LarryShone » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:00 pm

The Vikings by Magnus Magnuson (1980)
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Post by Dragonbones » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:58 am

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Post by VasquezBob » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 am

When I hop into bed, I read, "Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory", by Marta Arkossy Ghezzo. How's that for a title? I, all of a sudden, became interested in solfeggio and have actually started to sing (well, I call it singing) the notes from the treble staff. Instead of C-E-G, I will sing DO-MI-SO. Now, I use "SO" instead of "SOL" because I don't hear the "L" when I or others sing in solfeggio. It's actually fun; you might try it.

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Post by bear » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:13 am

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