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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8660 on: May 20, 2018, 07:53:52 PM »
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I’m not really reading this from front to back as this isn’t one of those kinds of books, but I do pick up this book periodically and read about a Barber work I’m interested in learning about which this particular book provides background history to each composition, when it was written, when it was first premiered, etc.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8661 on: May 21, 2018, 04:44:35 AM »
And now, arriving in Les Misérables to what is arguably the creepiest part in the book - Marius stalking Cosette. I guess this passed as romantic in the 19th century. Still, it is so very well written...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8664 on: May 23, 2018, 06:40:20 AM »
"For twelve years you've been asking 'wub a lub a dub dub?'"

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8665 on: May 23, 2018, 07:43:41 PM »
In an attempt to be more varied and active in my reading I'm going through some history with Rise to Globalism by Ambrose and Brinkley. I'm also looking at Norman Stone's Europe Transformed, 1878-1919. Taking them both very slowly so that I don't get my head stuffed with a bunch of stuff that just disappears the next day.

On my way to meet a friend yesterday I picked up William Gibson's Neuromancer and Joseph Conrad's Nostromo from an Oxfam bookshop. Looking forward to reading those soon. While the shop is reasonably priced I must protest at their use of stickers with segmented flaps, which make it quite a pain to remove them cleanly. I mean, I don't like stickers on books at all; my favourite bookshop, now closed down as of almost a year ago, just used to lightly pencil the price on the inside cover.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8666 on: May 26, 2018, 08:19:57 AM »
Soon, I'm going to re-read The Silmarillion (amazing book, easily my favorite Tolkien work) and then probably read for the first time The book of lost tales. Although I've read that they (along with Unfinished tales) deal mostly with the same material only written a bit differently (IIRC, Melkor is still called Melko in The Book of Lost Tales).
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