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The is-it-December-already reading thread!

Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 2:42pm


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I suppose many of us are now reading reviews for The Hobbit---I know I am. I'd just as soon be spoiled, thank you. Smile But for those of us who are also reading books, magazines, etc....

I'm still going through the John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey stories for the magazine article, and have actually made a start! Boy, should I ever have told the editor I'd do this after the first of the year, not that I don't have other things promised for then. Ah well.

Here's the long paragraph that starts off the first Rumpole story, originally published in the 70s. It could be used in a creative writing class as an example of effective narrative and the power of voice:

“I, Horace Rumpole, barrister at law, 68 next birthday, Old Bailey Hack, husband to Mrs. Hilda Rumpole (known to me only as She Who Must Be Obeyed) and father to Nicholas Rumpole (lecturer in social studies at the University of Baltimore, I have always been extremely proud of Nick); I, who have a mind full of old murders, legal anecdotes and memorable fragments of the Oxford Book of English Verse (Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch’s edition) together with a dependable knowledge of bloodstains, blood groups, fingerprints, and forgery by typewriters; I, who am now the oldest member of my Chambers, take up my pen at this advanced age during a lull in business (there’s not much crime about, all the best villains seem to be off on holiday in the Costa Brava,) in order to write my reconstructions of some of my recent triumphs (including a number of recent disasters) in the Courts of Law, hoping there by to turn a bob or two which won’t be immediately grabbed by the taxman, or my clerk Henry, or by She Who Must be Obeyed, and perhaps give some sort of entertainment to those who, like myself, have found in British justice a life-long subject of harmless fun.”

What have YOU been reading?



Subject User Time
The is-it-December-already reading thread! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 4 2012, 2:42pm
    This is the *It certainly is December* reply! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Dec 4 2012, 5:14pm
        Asimov wrote a lot! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 4 2012, 6:18pm
        I love Asimov's non-fiction essays zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 6 2012, 6:17am
            I have, also. Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Dec 6 2012, 11:04am
    Nothing yet Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 4 2012, 5:40pm
        If nothing else... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 4 2012, 6:18pm
            Absolutely! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 4 2012, 6:30pm
    I'm pecking away... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 4 2012, 6:05pm
        Perhaps an audio book? Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 4 2012, 6:19pm
            I listen to audio books in the car Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 4 2012, 7:37pm
    Black Powder War Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Dec 4 2012, 6:39pm
        It's a great series! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 4 2012, 8:21pm
    I've been reading one of Dreamdeer's novels Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 4 2012, 6:42pm
        Wow! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 4 2012, 8:22pm
        Dreamdeer! Starling Send a private message to Starling Dec 5 2012, 7:29am
    Letters From Father Christmas, The Three Musketeers One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Dec 4 2012, 11:03pm
        Tolkien was a genius . . . Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 5 2012, 3:53pm
    *Finally* made it through The Worm Ouroboros. Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Dec 5 2012, 3:00am
        Good for you! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 5 2012, 3:54pm
    Book 3 of The Awakened trilogy by Jason Tesar NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Dec 5 2012, 12:48pm
        You have to wonder . . . Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Dec 5 2012, 3:55pm
            The skeletons are staying firmly where they belong - in the closet. NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Dec 5 2012, 7:08pm
    The King of Elfland's Daughter zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 6 2012, 6:12am
    Finished "Cold Days" Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 7 2012, 3:16am

 
 
 

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