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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading (or rather listening to) "Murder before Evensong" by the Reverend Richard Coles, who many years ago was in the Communards with Jimmy Somerville. He's also doing the reading, not very well, and the book is nothing special. Nevertheless, I'm enjoying it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my eyesight diminishing far faster than I'm happy with, it will not be long before I'm forced to begin trying out audiobooks as an alternative way of continuing to enjoy books. (I have cataract development that is in its early stages, but not operable, yet at least. My optition tells me that the glasses I have are the best prescription that I can have, but are not going to make my vision one hundred percent by any means.) I have listened to stories read on YouTube on occasion and don't mind it too much - but find it a different experience to actually sitting down and holding a book. Hard to actually qualify how that difference manifests itself, but, although subtle, I do find it significant.

Still, on Io's observation of the Reverend Coles' book, I'm liking the sort of soft praise. There is much to be said for enjoyment of this type that is mellow and lazy (but in a good sense) rather than full on and in your face. Compare it, if you like, to the pleasures of doing nothing: underplayed in this world, but important nevertheless.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still, on Io's observation of the Reverend Coles' book, I'm liking the sort of soft praise. There is much to be said for enjoyment of this type that is mellow and lazy (but in a good sense) rather than full on and in your face. Compare it, if you like, to the pleasures of doing nothing: underplayed in this world, but important nevertheless.

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Peter, if you like Dickens, I recommend you try listening to Martin Jarvis reading one. He is fabulous. I've just listened to Oliver Twist, which I have never read before. Also Dombey and Son, again completely new to me. I can't knit and read a book, but I can knit and listen to a book. I've been through all the Dickens, Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, George Elliot and many more. My latest are the Witcher books. Never seen the telly version but finding the books very enjoyable, and a great narrator too.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now reading Emma, by Jane Austen.
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