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The Hobbit premiere week reading thread!

Lily Fairbairn
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Nov 27 2012, 2:33pm


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The Kiwis will be dancing springle-rings in Wellington instead of reading, I suppose---although we do expect a bit of writing from y'all who've seen the movie, right?

As for the rest of us....

I'm skimming through John Mortimer's Where There's A Will again, since I've agreed to write an article about how his Rumpole of the Bailey stories reflect his own life (which sadly ended in 2009). This means I also need to re-read some of the stories, which will be a pleasure. If I read ALL of the stories, though, I'd be reading well past my deadline, so will have to content myself to just a few. They're like popcorn or chocolates, you just keep going on to the next one because each one tastes so good. No stomach ache afterwards, though.

Has anyone ever noticed how much John Mortimer looked like Alexander McCall Smith, and how similar the Rumpole and the Ramotswe stories are? Light, charming, and so beautifully written you never notice how little plot is involved.

What have you been reading?



Subject User Time
The Hobbit premiere week reading thread! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 27 2012, 2:33pm
    just started Jim Butcher's "Cold Days" Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 27 2012, 4:09pm
        I've heard a lot of good things about Butcher Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 27 2012, 4:42pm
        I am soooo jealous! Can't wait to get my hands on it. // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 28 2012, 3:32am
            Yeah, OK. I just broke down and bought it. Woohoo! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 28 2012, 3:34am
        My wife has dibs on the new 'Dresden' book. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 29 2012, 12:12am
    Off topic in Off Topic Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Nov 27 2012, 5:13pm
        I'm assuming... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 27 2012, 5:42pm
    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Nov 27 2012, 7:15pm
        I agree! Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 27 2012, 9:58pm
        Now that's an intriguing title! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 27 2012, 10:00pm
    Throne of Jade, the second book in the Temeraire series Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Nov 27 2012, 8:42pm
        You're on a roll, it sounds like Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 27 2012, 10:02pm
    Christmas reading: The Dead by Joyce and A Christmas Carol by Dickens wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 28 2012, 9:49pm
        I love A Christmas Carol Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 29 2012, 8:38pm
    Finally finished "The Stand" ( a vew vague spoilers) Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 29 2012, 5:03pm
        Good for you, getting all the way to the end, then Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 29 2012, 8:41pm

 
 
 

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