Author Topic: What are you currently reading?  (Read 4856 times)

[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2019, 06:37:59 pm »
I am about to start, 'A Fine Balance.' 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 excited!
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #121 on: October 15, 2019, 02:30:08 am »


Wishing on the Moon:  The Life and Times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke (1994)

A hardcover, I just got it for half-price in a used bookstore. Pages & pages of photos included, some never published before. One of my favorite singers & fascinating females from the 20th century. Yay!
 :clap:         
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #122 on: October 17, 2019, 06:40:53 am »
"Meet Me at the Museum: a Novel" by Anne Youngson

The entirely delightful story of the correspondence between an English farmer and a Danish museum director. The premise sounds dry, but the characters are beautifully drawn and the plot is thoroughly engaging.

I was so happy to find a new book I loved that had no disturbing imagery!

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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #123 on: October 18, 2019, 08:01:44 pm »
"Inside Out: A Memoir by Demi Moore (Hardcover).

Not a big fan, but figured [...]'s led an interesting life & this should be good.  I enjoy biographies; particularly auto-biographies. 
So far, 1 chapter in "yes, it is"  :thumbsup:

On audio, Raj Quartet, BBC Full Cast Dramatization.  Not exactly an audiobook, more like listening to a play.  You can hear a shop's bell tinkling when someone enters, horses hooves clip-clopping on cobblestones, someone striking a match...during a wedding, there's music, in addition to speaking roles.  I'm finding British accents soothing.  This particular one has Indian accents, too (I'd actually found this looking for novels read by the British/Indian actor, Naveen Andrews who was on tv show Instinct.  I enjoyed that show & found his voice very soothing.  Have since learned he was also in Lost.  Didn't find that he did vocals on any audiobooks, though.)

It's a story set during WWII British in India.  Period pieces aren't typically my thing, but it's more about human relationships; the history is more a backdrop, but some parts of the stories, it is an integral aspect.  There are family interactions, crime-drama, romance.  4 stories, in all, where there is some overlap & some characters recur.  9 CDs.  I'd thought this would end up taking me about 6 months, but I'm on disc 7 after about a month + 1/2. I'm loving this, as my eyes are usually dry, itchy & sore these days & so, sometimes end up closing while watching TV, after 9/10 PM.  This is working out as a great solution, which I highly recommend. :thumbsup:

Have ordered several more ([...] format), including Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere, also by Neil Gaiman (fantasy novels), Vanity Fair, and pure audiobook/not BBC cast, though it is set in current-times London: Flora's Lot by Katie Fforde read by Emilia Fox.  I don't know who Jilly Cooper is, but The Independent states: "Jilly Cooper for grown-ups".  I'd thought it might be something like Bridget Jones & liked Emilia's voice.  Neverwhere cast stars James McAvoy & Natalie Dormer, w/David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo & Benedict Cumberbatch. 

Also, since have discovered a website "Goodreads" which is pretty much what it's title implies.  But, in addition to browsing & recommendations, it looks like it also has a Community Forum.  I've only just discovered it & did join, but haven't taken the time, yet, to explore &/or participate.
Providing link:
https://www.goodreads.com/

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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #124 on: October 27, 2019, 02:22:12 am »
I loved, I miss BOOKS - Sadly the closest Library has little but vapid pulp (Boddice Rippers, Shoot'em ups) I'd gone hunting Tennessee Williams, F. Scot Fitz... It's a LIBRARY! Whiskey Tango... ?

Last really 'whoa' book was C.S. Lewis, "Till we Have Faces"

Caution! Do not sieze upon E. Hemingway in the freebie bin @ used book strore, (just sayin') or Albert Camus. some of H.L. Mencken is hilarious but ... bleak.

I'd not mind to re-read Gloria Naylor's works. Or Toni Morrisons... Phillip K. Dick, H. Ellison, I'd like to visit again. Oddly, I may try Conrad's stories - Joe's insights, his deft 'processing through' the starkness...

The e-book thing is great, but anything to do with smearing fingers on a backlit screen is too damn annoying for me.

BOOK books are darn hard to find. Except at GoodWill, sometimes can get lucky.

LOVE the stuff listed so far :)
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #125 on: October 27, 2019, 02:39:53 am »

Raj Quartet, BBC Full Cast Dramatization.  Not exactly an audiobook, more like listening to a play.  You can hear a shop's bell tinkling when someone enters, horses hooves clip-clopping on cobblestones, someone striking a match...during a wedding, there's music, in addition to speaking roles.  I'm finding British accents soothing. 

Ohhh.... Wow.

I used to love when NPR had the "Mystery Hour", kind of a retro of early Radio-Theatre. Are the BBC ones *.mp3, just squirt over to thumb drive player? Got an old one, just has buttons...

Thanks
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #126 on: October 27, 2019, 02:58:38 am »

Raj Quartet, BBC Full Cast Dramatization.  Not exactly an audiobook, more like listening to a play.  You can hear a shop's bell tinkling when someone enters, horses hooves clip-clopping on cobblestones, someone striking a match...during a wedding, there's music, in addition to speaking roles.  I'm finding British accents soothing. 

Ohhh.... Wow.

I used to love when NPR had the "Mystery Hour", kind of a retro of early Radio-Theatre. Are the BBC ones *.mp3, just squirt over to thumb drive player? Got an old one, just has buttons...

Thanks
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Hi.  I"m listening on [...] format.  I don't know about Mp3, but I wasn't looking for that.  It's worth a search.  Sorry I couldn't provide more help in that regard.
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #127 on: October 27, 2019, 03:19:59 am »

Hi.  I"m listening on [...] format.  I don't know about Mp3,

[...] = YAY!

Piece of cake, ya drop it in the tray, pull up Audacity (I run Linux) 2 or 3 clicks, and wait. Viola. An mp3 file.

I got no clue how to deal with kobo or kindle's [...] (Why can they not release a plain old .epub or pdf?) it's all proprietary software and broken.

THANKS
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #128 on: November 05, 2019, 02:04:46 pm »
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Love it.
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[Buddie]

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #129 on: November 09, 2019, 02:02:53 am »
Audiobooks, audiobooks, uadiobooks, 3 per week for distraction. Just finished Crazy Rich Asians and The new Ann Patchett book A Dutch House.....
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