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just finished reading a rare (for me) non-fiction book, Lost in Shangri-La. a story about a plane crash in the middle of new guinea in WW2 and the rescue of the survivors. not bad.

moved on to my more typical content: The Apocolypse (undead world series, book 1). trying out kindle unlimited and this was the first one i grabbed.
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"Private Peaceful" (Michael Morpurgo)

I am doing tech for a stage production in a few weeks, and I we are setting up the lights on Friday. I watched the film last night – very moving – and I'm now reading the book to gain a few ideas for sound and light cues.
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I'm having another run at some of the books from one of the various "100 Best Novel" lists that are out there.

The current choice is Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons which I plumped for on the basis of it's humour/satire rating - which I guess I wasn't expecting from a 1930's novel by a female author. Must say that any story boasting a bull called Big Business and cows called Pointless, Graceless, Aimless, **** (one with a wooden leg !!), before you even get to the motley bunch of human characters, seemed to bode well from the start. So far, so good.
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I'm re-reading the third book in "The Century Trilogy" by Ken Follett at the moment, and will probably follow up with a Felix Francis.

I'm an avid Kindle fan - either on my iPad mini indoors or on my paperwhite indoors and out. In particular I find being able to select a slightly larger font to be easy on my eyes.

I'm waiting for the new Jeffrey Archer too… it's on pre-order.
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The Martian by Andy Weir. I thought the movie was fantastic and I heard that the book is even better. So far, it hasn't disappointed.
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Just started The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natahsa Pulley. Only a few pages in, but there is defnitely a watch/clockwork theme, and the novel itself is promising to be very good.
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Working my way through them.

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Meldrew2 wrote:I'm waiting for the new Jeffrey Archer too… it's on pre-order.
I'm part way through it now. Typical Archer fare, but there's a couple of good twists to what is the 6th book in the series.
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A book called "Kates Story" - a true story of a family growing up in Manchester in the early 1900s .
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I bought this book today. 'Kellomies' ('Watch guy') is the first wrist watches related encyclopedia published here in Finland (2011).

Hard cover, 304 pages, lots of photos.

Interesting is that CWL is included.

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Korkki wrote:I bought this book today. 'Kellomies' ('Watch guy') is the first wrist watches related encyclopedia published here in Finland (2011).

Hard cover, 304 pages, lots of photos.

Interesting is that CWL is included.

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Looks interesting.

Don't want to alarm you but some berk seems to have given you a book written in Finnish!

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Korkki wrote:Minäluulenettävoinlukeasenihanilmankäännösapua :D
Oojoonikkabollokov. :D

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Me, I am charging through this.

Heavy subject, but ol Mr Cox is surprisingly adept at making it remarkably approachable.

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I fancied something light hearted so went to the loft and got down the Terry Pratchetts. Always something new found when re-read.
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