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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 10 Sep 2019, 01:30

aye, there's the rub.!

But seriously? I am appalled.. one of the few things humans can do better than robots is express the human condition.

It offends me when I see these failures in publishing, and if it is setting the norm, that these sorts of errors are inconsequential, I am really pissed off. I want to read the words of the author, not some mishmash that is mostly correct in syntax, spelling, etc etc,.

So we are looking at reading what computers write for us.

Fuck that.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Sep 2019, 01:34

Even SF pulps were OK as far as grammar etc.

Anyway,going to sleep. Niters pinky!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 10 Sep 2019, 01:57

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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Sep 2019, 18:43

Was in the Lower North today. Nice lunch at Reillies iin Mintaro. Bought six of their Watervale Riesling. Nice wine, one you won’t mind mixing with some ice, bit lemon, splash soda on hot day. Then drove to Burra. Mum likes Op Shops and I know there was one there, found it—Op Shop actually open as I thought it might be.

Nothing for Mum. I walked away with an Australian print in English of Les Miserables. 15cm thick book, very good condition, hardback with solid front and back covers.


$1.00.

How could I not buy?
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 14 Sep 2019, 02:26

yeah.. I try to ignore books when I opshop, because I can use a Library, and I've got enough stuff already.!

I'm reading Nordic Noir at the moment. Is.... Nordic Noir.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Sep 2019, 06:37

I look for gardening books ATM, then saw Les Miserables.

Local library, the one I volunteered at for a few years, is not much. Might look there today or Monday. Best part of it is: all the local libraries have combined their catalogues so I can, on line, request a book held in any part of SA.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 15 Sep 2019, 01:45

you can request just about any book you can name.


I don't use it myself, 'cos I amble down to my local library, which is an old school house, and personally wander around looking at all the stuff they have. I've never tried an e-book.. I don't watch videos or CD's, I read books, and will continue to do so as long as possible.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby DonDeeHippy » 15 Sep 2019, 05:39

I use my ipad to read , for two reasons , one I work away a lot and I only need my ipad to browse the net, read books and be my songbooks, very handy.
I like to read at night and with the ipad I can read at night, the screen goes black and lettering white, while my partner sleeps, I don't need the light on. :purple
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Sep 2019, 07:08

I have bought a few books on Kindle, same reason, don’t have to pack them to take to Tassie, car is full enough already—I take plastic containers of books I don’t want to get rid of but won’t be reading again for awhile and other stuff not attractive to thief, make space here. Pity the Mazda is so crap at carrying stuff—my laser and the Telstar I drove for a while could carry much more. So no need to take books to read. And books are very cheap on Kindle!
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 16 Sep 2019, 01:16

Now I'm on British Noir.

Val McDermid. Perhaps the greatest..?

Wire in the Blood ring a bell?
So this still with Tony Hill.

Splinter The Silence.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby HBS Guy » 16 Sep 2019, 01:41

Never got into Wire in the Blood.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 18 Sep 2019, 00:45

It isn't lightweight viewing that's for sure.
(It has been a long running UK TV Drama Production)

I can only say Val McDermid is a great author and an excellent place to start, if you want to try READING UK crime fiction .
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby Bongalong » 18 Sep 2019, 19:45

Ronald Dahl, short stories.
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Re: What books are you reading?

Postby pinkeye » 18 Sep 2019, 23:02

Don't read short stories, normally. Never heard of Ronald Dahl.

But, this Splinter the Silence is an f'n good read.
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