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It's the first reading thread of 2013!

Lily Fairbairn
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Jan 1 2013, 2:55pm


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Happy New Year to all TORnsibs---may the new year be very good to us all!

I've reading a fiction and a non-fiction book and finished them both. Fiction was Scottish Ghost Stories, edited by Giles Gordon, an anthology. All the stories are beautifully written but are often grim---although what else would you expect, with Scotland and the supernatural. Gave me a cold grue, some of them did. Unimpressed

My favorite was "The Haunted Chimley" by Clifford Hanley, the lightest of the group, written in just enough Glaswegian dialect to have a strong voice without being unintelligible.

The non-fiction book was The Anthropology of Turquoise by Ellen Meloy, a collection of her essays on nature (particularly that of the American Southwest) and society loosely bound together by her musings on color. She has an amazing way with words---speaking of flying into Los Angeles, "From the air the palms look like toothpicks with dreadlocks."---and can turn a sentence on a dime. Although the lush prose does occasionally get to be just a bit too much.

Have you had time to read anything over the holidays? Were you given any new books? Do tell!



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It's the first reading thread of 2013! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 2:55pm
    2013! Wow, Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 1 2013, 4:09pm
        You have a good selection going there Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 7:16pm
            Moon Letters: Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 1 2013, 8:34pm
                I like biographies too Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 10:30pm
        Thanks for the tip on the map// sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 2 2013, 3:03am
    Cold Days by Jim Butcher. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 1 2013, 6:35pm
        I never thought... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 7:17pm
            It's not usually this difficult. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 1 2013, 7:25pm
                Oooh, Book Depository Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 7:47pm
        Agreed - it was an excellent book - up to Butcher standards. // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 2 2013, 6:53pm
    Reading 'Bye Bye, Baby' by Max Allan Collins Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 1 2013, 9:47pm
        There are a lot of conspiracy theories around her death Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 1 2013, 10:32pm
    "Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 2 2013, 12:59am
        I read a followup to that one sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 2 2013, 3:02am
            Well done, then... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 2 2013, 3:45pm
            Boneshaker is the first Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 3 2013, 2:08am
        I must confess... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 2 2013, 3:44pm
    The Round House Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Jan 2 2013, 4:50am
        I've read a couple of Erdrich's essays Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 2 2013, 3:46pm
    Killed at the Whim of a Hat (ColinCotterill) Nienna Send a private message to Nienna Jan 2 2013, 6:20am
        Colin Cotterill! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 2 2013, 3:47pm
    100 Things You Never Knew About the Brain zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jan 2 2013, 6:44am
        Oh dear Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 2 2013, 3:50pm
    "Runa" by J. Alison James Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 3 2013, 3:00pm
        Oooh, Runa sounds like a good story! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 3 2013, 10:45pm
            It's pretty un-put-down-able. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 4 2013, 7:12am
                Good for Barnes and Noble! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 4 2013, 2:58pm
            Addendum: I think you'd really like it, Lily. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 4 2013, 4:59pm

 
 
 

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