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  • Yes, sorry! Read someone's post mentioning a kindle and went into autopilot. Will edit. Will have a look at Overdrive, thanks!

  • This one is quite nice: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Almanac-Seasona­l-Guide-2020/dp/1784725218/ref=dp_ob_tit­le_bk

    It's not exactly what you're asking for as it's a bit more broad-ranging, but you might enjoy it all the same.

  • I'm trying to decide whether or not it's a good idea to re-read The Plague by Camus...

  • Ordered 11 books to be delivered to work in anticipation of eventually being told not to come in. The call came too early so now I'm stuck at home for weeks with 11 books sat at work...

    In light of that, I'm going to buy more books. Someone save me from myself and recommend something that isn't Philip K Dick or Milan Kundera.
    I'm planning to read as much as possible whilst locked down, I'm not an anxious person but everything's getting a bit much (as I'm sure it is with everyone) and reading seems to be the best way to switch off for a bit!

  • Have you read any Ian McDonald?

    Luna trilogy, Brasyl, The Dervish House, River of Gods are all good reads.

  • What 11 books did you order?

    Generally anything by Paul Auster, Annie Proulx, George Pelecanos, Hemmingway

    Specifically off the top of my head

    The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass
    If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino

    Havent read, but are on my list to buy and try (this is a mixed bag)

    Boy Genius by Yongsoo Park
    Shoot by Douglas Fairbairn
    A head full of ghosts by Paul Tremblay
    Drinky Crow Drinks Again by Tony Millionaire
    Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
    I wrote this for you by Iain S Thomas
    A book of dreams - Peter Reich
    The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills by Charles Bukowski

  • I was recommended The Mandibles, which could be quite topical at the moment.

  • thanks, this looks nice regardless so going to pick one up

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  • I just read To Calais, In Ordinary Time which was excellent, but I didn't realise when I started reading it that it was set during the time of the Black Death.

    Also not an easy read due to the use of middle English and French, but I really enjoyed it. Worth it for the middle English sex scenes if nothing else!

    Has anyone else read it because I'm still confused about the sex scene between Will and Madlen...

  • Lance by Vladimir Nabokov, The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson, Leaving The Yellow House by Saul Bellow, The Vigilante by John Steinbeck, The End by Samuel Beckett, The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges, Three Japanese Stories by Akutagwa and Others, The Breakthrough by Daphne Du Maurier, The Black Ball by Ralph Ellison, New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker and All My Cats by Bohumil Hrabal.
    Mostly short stories!

  • Will check out those recommendations, thanks all!

  • Totally, i am really creeping along with the mirror and the light. All these people talking about reading bucketlist books, like I'm going to read the Tunnell by Gass or something, I just wanna read a Phillip Kerr.

  • So, self-isolation and lockdown. I thought it could be a good occasion to get acquainted with Shakespeare's work a bit more. What are my options in terms of editions etc? I suppose I want something nice but also fairly accessible / with side notes, if that makes sense.

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