might have a future that story.

give it another thousand years and we’ll see.

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New book time! Something to break up the fantasy/made up worlds book loop I seem to be in at the moment.

Will see how this goes, because you know… I am a runner now.

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Jeez, i was pretentious in 09.
The Decameron. really?

its ok man haha (It actually is a film too).

Yeah it wasnt bad either. You mean the one with Aubry Plaza yeah?
The Little Hours?

Books lately have been the new Kramers Ergot comic anthology.
Fucking amazing. highly recommend

nah a weird Italian one from the 70s I think. my mum made me watch it when I was like 15. Strange explicit sex scene with nun, rip childhood. Nek minit fixies.

Finished " What I Talk About When I Talk About Running"

Didn’t really enjoy it, there was nothing of note - just broken ramblings of his life. Not really sure what I was meant to get out of it, it had been recommended to me by a few people because of the whole starting to run thing. Anyway, glad it’s over.

Now onto this:


New Meg and Mog stories by
Simon Hanselmann. Darkest and saddest so far.

I’ve just started reading again in the last couple of weeks, hitting the E-Book loans at my library real hard.
Read Milkman by Anna burns, enjoyed it. Rambling stream-of-consciousness story set during the Troubles.
Then The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Really good, about the Los Angeles library fire in the 80s, but really a discussion of libraries generally. Unrelated: I’m gonna try and do some more library studies.
Just finished The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean. Pretty good, if a bit generic, mystery/coming of age book set in an unnamed Sydney suburb in the 90s. Made me think of the virgin suicides.

Just started From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan. No idea what it’s about yet.

I love libraries. The best purchase I have made is the kobo e-reader.

Blakey loves them too.

I also have a Kobo. It’s good.


20 book characters

I also Kobo.

But I’m taking a Kobo break right now and have finally gotten around to the Boardman Tasker Omnibus which I’ve had on my bookshelf unread since I grabbed it from the Wilderness Equipment shop closing down sale about 15 years ago.

I’m totally gripped. An adventure every night when I can escape to a tent precariously perched on the side of K2 in a storm during a lightweight ascent. Boardman and Tasker both died on Everest in their early thirties but were fantastic writers as well as alpinists.

Added that one to my list! Thank you :slight_smile:

I love the kobo, sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by the big books (500+ pages), and reading these on the kobo helps.

BUT, I am on a library book streak at the moment. A lot of books I have put on hold have come in at once so I am trying to get through them as quick as I can as they all have quite the line up behind them.

This one:

and this one:

Also a member of the KOBOKLUB (blakey is still an enabler, even in another state)
Between that, ebook loans from the local library system and i have baked up a fair stack of reading…

But recent favourite has to go to… knowing the outdoor life tendencies of many on here it will be enjoyed by others (its a history of the grand canyon with a great story about rafting)

Am also a decent way through and recommend

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Anyone want to join the klub?

Just finished this one. It came with high ratings and the author has won a lot of awards for his writing, but this book was a bit all over the place for me. A bit of timeline jumping and a lot of characters to keep track of in a short amount of time. Some moments of the book were amazing though. I would be interested to have someone else read it and let me know if I missed something.

Anyway, is it just me or do you find books with a lot of characters sometimes hard to keep up with?
Am I simply just not smart enough?

It’s just you Adam…

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