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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:41 am

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I finally saw the tv version of Gaudy Night the other week - all three hours of it! Rather enjoyed it....

That was the weakest of that particular filmed adaptation of Sayers (great cast, though). They really mucked about with the story line and it annoyed me no end!

Still, that it was done at all makes me happy.

I'm re-reading The Two Towers (also for the Nth time). Just finished listening to an unabridged reading of The Fellowship of the Ring, which was excellent.

Read another Phryne Fisher mystery, and I need to get back to my research!

Oh, and last week I read a Rhys Bowen (mystery); the second in the Her Royal Spyness series; minor royalty w/no money who ends up functioning as an unpaid detective for Queen Mary, before the Duke of Windsor abdicated. She's another who puts meticulously researched detail into her books; I like all the series she writes, modern and historical.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:24 pm

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I'm not sure that I've read any pulp.

Often it seems like pulp and crime books in general is all I read.

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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:03 am

Yes, I didn't understand why, in Gaudy Night on tv they didn't have Peter propose in the punt. You'd think a punt proposal would be rather sweet, but no, they changed it. Sad

Hahahaha! Well, I'm halfway through Highsmith's Strangers on a Train. The only thing is I got so fraught with the suspense, I had to read the Wikipedia article on it to find out what happened at the end. I'm ok now, I can read the rest of it without worrying and enjoy the way Highsmith writes, rather than panic about imaginary people.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:32 am

Finished reading Strangers on a Train today. It was quite good - from a vintage-interest angle, the descriptions of the builings and house interiors that Guy designs are quite fascinating.

Started Genet's The Thief's Journal. (another book that references Barcelona...).
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:17 pm

I am very slowly ploughing through:

Intellectual Impostures; a ripping to shreds of the utter gibberish spouted by posmodernist 'thinkers'.

Revolution and Culture- The Bogdanov-Lenin Controversy
Very hard going book about a leading light of the Proletkult movement in revolutionary Russia and his ridiculously impenetrable science of Tektology.

Just finished Watchmen for the second time. Well, I need books with pictures if I'm to understand them.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:33 pm

Great titles guys and gals, but man, I'm lost....I did find this site (again...):

http://www.munseys.com/

Lots and Lots of pulp...

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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:52 am

Just finished re-reading The Crime at Black Dudley (the first Albert Campion mystery) and still going through research for my book. For that, various books on the Village in the 30s, household hints books of the time, a book on poisons, Gregg's Shorthand...
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:46 pm

I read The Crime at Black Dudley not realising it was the first mystery and spent half the book wondering why Campion seemed so different.

I hadn't picked up on you writing a book. Sounds rather exciting.

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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:59 am

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I read The Crime at Black Dudley not realising it was the first mystery and spent half the book wondering why Campion seemed so different.

It's odd, isn't it? (And I don't think the doctor & his fiancee show up again, either.)

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I hadn't picked up on you writing a book. Sounds rather exciting.

I hope it is. Smile Right now I'm slogging through, though. Didn't write at all yesterday, and that's not good. I'm trying to write five days a week, about 1,000 words per day. The problem is that it keeps heading off in directions I didn't foresee! But getting a rough draft of any sort is the first step. Re-writing is easier for me than the rough.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:22 am

I gave up on the Genet and am instead reading a massive book of Celtic legends.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:03 pm

I'm re-reading another Phryne Fisher, and have a book on WWI by a local author in my TBR queue, as well as a few others I picked up at the subscription library. A P.G. Wodehouse (Bertie Wooster) on audio, and an unabridged version of The Two Towers on audio as well.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:07 pm

Twenties Girl was Bridgit Jones LOL funny! Not expecting to laugh so much.
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:26 pm

In Waterstones today I saw a novel written by Gypsy Rose Lee called The G-String Murders. I nearly bought it, but didn't (I was worried it might be rather terrible). Has anyone here read it?
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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:00 pm

I've got the film starring Barbara Stanwyck but I've not got the book.

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PostSubject: Re: What's everybody reading?   Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:42 pm

Helen Highwater wrote:
In Waterstones today I saw a novel written by Gypsy Rose Lee called The G-String Murders. I nearly bought it, but didn't (I was worried it might be rather terrible). Has anyone here read it?

Yes. It's not bad. I believe it was ghostwritten.
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