What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:47 pm

Oh man! Thanks for the warning! I'll try to be prepared. And thanks for the definition. I thought that's what it might mean.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:13 pm

Caught me out first time I heard it. Strange word.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:11 am

I thought 'nonce' was a term for an idiot, not a paedophile. :| And according to my dictionaries at home, it means 'for the present time'.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:59 am

Definitely the Paedophile meaning in the Peter Grant books.
One of the quirks that's both good and bad about the English language is the multiple meanings of words .Joseph Conrad writes a few lovely rants about it.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:43 am

Anyway, just finished reading Bimbos of the Death Sun, and the Doctor Who novel Shakedown.

The former? It's all right, but I much prefer (and recommend) Nev Fountain's Geek Tragedy, which has a similar premise, but a better story overall.

The latter? A good romp.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:40 pm

Finished Broken Homes. Loved it! Pip, even with your warning and the little giveaway in the book, I did not see that coming!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby janet » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:49 pm

Finished The Cuckoo's Calling and enjoyed it a lot. Made a lot of sense to use a pseudonym for an adult book. Harry Potter it ain't :shock: . Might try the latest Kate Atkinson next, Life after Life.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:02 pm

After listening to a radio adaptation of one of her books, I'm currently reading a Sara Paretsky novel "Indemnity Only". It's really good. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:45 am

Catch-up wrote:Finished Broken Homes. Loved it! Pip, even with your warning and the little giveaway in the book, I did not see that coming!

Its quite the ending. Really looking forward to the next book in the summer.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:14 pm

Just got my copy of Decent by Ken MacLeod, looking forward to reading it.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby SerSiward » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:02 pm

A Storm of Swords :dance:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby janet » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:24 am

Discworld drew me back! Organising ( :lol: yeah, right!) my library at the weekend I could not find Jingo, The Last Continent or Carpe Jugulum :o Suspect that these have been 'borrowed' at some point but best to write this off as no one has any reliable memory of the event. Also, no one wants to own up about neglecting the dusting :shifty:
However, in a charity shop on Monday there was half a shelf of Discworld paperbacks! Woot! And Jingo was one of them :clap:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:38 am

I've started The Quiet American by Graham Greene then I'm going to read The Harbour by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:28 pm

pip wrote:
Catch-up wrote:Finished Broken Homes. Loved it! Pip, even with your warning and the little giveaway in the book, I did not see that coming!

Its quite the ending. Really looking forward to the next book in the summer.


Me too! I'm wondering if I'll be able to pick up a copy at the DWcon? For some reason, the one piece of slang that I get the biggest kick out of is "manor". People referring to where they grew up or live as their manor.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:45 pm

Never heard it used before these books.
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