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What are you reading now? October 20 to October 23

What are you reading over this weekend? Hardcover or paperback?

Yours truly is reading 'The Etymologicon' by Mark Forsyth, a hardback book

Hee hee...

Edit to add : Hardcover, paperback, or on your device?

Easy to see what Dant prefers! :P

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What are you reading over this weekend? Hardcover or paperback?

Yours truly is reading 'The Etymologicon' by Mark Forsyth, a hardback book

Hee hee...

Edit to add : Hardcover, paperback, or on your device?

Easy to see what Dant prefers! :P
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Raven Seek Thy Brother by Gavin Maxwell - his life in the mid-60s, a rather sad and depressing feel to it, especially when compared with what I remember of Ring of Bright Water from reading it many moons ago!

The Mangle Street Murders by M R C Kasasian - the first of a series of mysteries, starting in 1882, Victorian London, immediately attention-grabbing although I've only read the first couple of chapters so can't be sure it'll stay that way!
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The Mangle Street Murders by M R C Kasasian - the first of a series of mysteries, starting in 1882, Victorian London, immediately attention-grabbing although I've only read the first couple of chapters so can't be sure it'll stay that way!

It stayed that way and I finished it during a sleepless night.
During the day I've read a light-hearted romance, Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles: The Driftwood Inn by Phillipa Ashley.
Sticking with holiday-reading, I've chosen The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver next.
All on the Kindle!
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Sticking with holiday-reading, I've chosen The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver next.

Finished it. A fun read. Not sure what I'll start next.
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Not sure what I'll start next.

Origin by Dan Brown, the further adventures of Robert Langdon, the Prologue suggests that it'll be the same page-turning nonsense as the others, all of which I've thoroughly enjoyed - library hardback :-)
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Raven Seek Thy Brother by Gavin Maxwell - his life in the mid-60s, a rather sad and depressing feel to it, especially when compared with what I remember of Ring of Bright Water from reading it many moons ago!

Finished it. An interesting glimpse into his later life.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762313
I'm up to date with my nonfiction quota for this month so, although I've chosen my next one, I probably won't start it for a few days.
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READING
1. The Names of the Holy Spirit by Elmer L. Towns NF [252 pages] -- paperback; hopefully I'll finish this weekend

2. Without Warning by John Birmingham KTM 5/22/17 [524 pages] -- paperback; about 1/4 through the book

3. Lincoln's Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk 11/10/16 KTM audio [ pages]-- this is an audio book

4. The Shack by William P. Young reread [248 pages] -- paperback; I am rereading this book for a group study

5. Taking the Lead by Derek Hough NF 6/7/15 [188 pages] -- hardback; will give to my granddaughter when I finish with the book

ALL YEAR: God's Best for My Life by Lloyd John Ogilvie and New Testament (A challenge with my grandchildren)

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It is hardcover since it was just released on Tuesday. It is based on a true story of a kitchen boy in 1486 England who is told by a friar that he is the rightful king of England.
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A new-to-me author but came recommended so I had added to my wishlist. A BC friend sent it to me and I read half the book in one sitting. Really enjoying the story! It is about four lives and how they intertwine...at least that is what I am getting so far. Enjoyable and fun read.
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It is hardcover and a crossover between Ever After High and Monster High.
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Cross Justice by James Patterson

An Ex to Grind in Deadwood by Ann Charles, which is on my Kindle.
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which I didn't like at all
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14150073
and thinking what to pick next....

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It by Stephen King

and

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
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I'm re-reading Wilde's "Picture of Dorian Gray" for my Victorian Gothic class. It is not a hardback, nor a paperback, nor is it an ebook. It has a limp leather binding.

And I am reading Dacia Maraini's "Bagheria" in both hardcover and paperback. I am primarily using the paperback, which is in the original Italian, but when I get stuck, I turn to the hardcover English translation.
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...titled Soonish ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14771198/ ), snarky pop-science, and a paperback, 20th Century Boys Vol. 18 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358593/ ), from a marvelous manga series.
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It's a paperback mystery novel and is good so far.

This book is part of a bookray and has been read by 18 previous readers... And has traveled all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and is now in the USA.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11271817

I am not sure if this ray is still open, but if interested in reading it then contact the person who started the bookray for this novel.
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All paperbacks, bought for BC purposes.
Reviews will follow latter today, but two of them are in Greek anyway

1) Ευτυχώς ο μπαμπάς έφερε το γάλα (Fortunately the milk) by Neil Gaiman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14510774/

2)The Nose by Nicolai Gogol
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14773961

3)Σ΄ένα στρατόπεδο άκρη στην ερημιά (~ In a military camp at the edge of wilderness) by Menis Koumandareas
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14508512/

A few words on Menis Koumandareas, an author who didn't write masterpieces, but certainly all his novels were above average and many were actually very good books (some of them are available in English and other languages):
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Menis_Koumandareas
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The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

A paperback. A series of vignettes set over a summer on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland.

I am reading it for a Wishlist Tag.
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Only a chapter or two in.
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It happens to be a hardcover, though I prefer the larger paperbacks.

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