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Re: June Reads - Come share your list and thoughts Of Noble Family - Mary Robinette Kowal.  The final of the Glamourist Histories.  I've enjoyed this series a lot, and am sad it's over.  My favourite is still Glamour in Glass though.

Daring - Elliot James (or maybe James Elliott  :-[).  This is the second in the series, but the first has been eaten by the black hole in the library.  I could follow along well enough, not having read the foirst one.

Voyage of the Basilisk - Marie Brennan.  The third of the Lady Trent books, this one visited the equivalent of the Pacific islands (I think), and had pirates!  Better than the second, not as good as the first.

The Mythology of Grimm - Nathan Robert Brown.  Non-fiction about the various creatures featured in the first two seasons of Grimm, with the real-life parallels, and interesting retellings of the stories as illustrations of pints.

Straight Flush - Ben Mezrich.  Non-fiction about the rise and fall of an on-line poker empire.  Elfy found it on a remainder table and I read it in an afternoon last week.

The Two Linties - Claire Mallory.  Girls-Own (only added for completeness of list - they're my comfort reading  :))

July 02, 2015, 01:10:12 PM
Re: Annoying things done to books by other people
I take care of my books (in fact I once loaned one to a friend at work, he read it and returned it, then asked me if I'd ever actually read it, because it was so well looked after that he couldn't believe someone had already read it, clearly a book abuser). I used to dog ear pages when I was a kid, then I read somewhere that you shouldn't and invested in a book mark. So mostly what bugs me is people not looking after the book, and that includes all the stuff already mentioned. However I do let writers scribble on the front pages of their published works.

Yup, you know which of our books are really loved by the amount of wear-and-tear to them.  ;D  Although, some of the ones with wear-and-tear were pre-loved before we got them.

Even some of my old books barely look read, and some of them are between 50-70 years old, so they should be.

To get back onto topic - my biggest peeve is not respecting a book that has been borrowed from someone else.  "But it's just a book" was a comment I got once from a no-longer friend.  Well, actually it isn't.  It's an important part of my childhood, and one of the few books my dad ever bought me without me asking for it.  :(

July 16, 2015, 12:47:20 PM
Re: Miscellaneous Musings
Or someone has once said "I loved that book, hope you don't mind but I lent it on to So and So as I knew she'd like it."  Grrrrr KILL KILL

And this is the major reason I don't lend books (specially my "good" books) any more.  If you had asked me, I probably would have said okay, but it's not your property to hand around willy-nilly.  (I had to get the book replaced, and I never lent anything to that person again  >:()

August 25, 2015, 01:47:43 PM
Re: Fantasy Memes and silly stuff about books from the internet From Game of Thrones S6 E7 (no spoilers!)

June 10, 2016, 07:33:15 AM
Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
my favourite Lies cover is the US mmpb, which everyone else hates. However mine is signed by the author, so it now doesn't get read. I had to buy a new copy to read.
You don't read your signed books?? Why? Do you destroy books by reading? ;D

Imagine Gollum whispering "My Precioussss" over and over again, and that's almost how Elfy is about this book  :)

A lot of our books look like they've never been read, but they've been read at least twice (once by each of us), and quite a lot more than that - I'm a big re-reader, and Elfy is re-reading a bit nowadays too.

June 30, 2016, 11:04:06 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a Mr Whippy with a 99 flake.)
@cupiscent I just checked my suburb on below link with the search and the school showed up with a little sausage a cake and a tick.  Better check out your nearest polling places for what they all have to offer and choose the best;D

ALAS, both of my nearest polling places are marked as "unknown". Might wait and see whether further information arises on the day.

Our local has Democracy Sausages & Cakes!  Very exciting.

My BFF's kid's school is having a plant table - they have a total of 4 students and about 50 people in the town, so it's not really efficient to have the sizzzle going all day.

July 01, 2016, 05:52:54 AM