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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #41

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I'm reading The Ancient Guide to Modern Life by Natalie Haynes, which is very interesting. It compares the ancient world to the modern world, showing the similarities as well as the differences, and how the ancients had to cope with many of the same problems as modern people etc.

I am also re-reading Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie, which is one of my favourites.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #42

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I am also re-reading Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie, which is one of my favourites.
I'm re-reading "Crooked House" My folks say it doesn't make sense to reread a detective story once you know whodunit but I don't mind in the least.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #43

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I'm re-reading "Crooked House" My folks say it doesn't make sense to reread a detective story once you know whodunit but I don't mind in the least.
Quite so I must have read all the Sherlock Holmes stories at least four or five times and I still love them to bits.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #44

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House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #45

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"Hitler" (2013) by Michael Lynch. Concise, well informed and highly readable, and suitable for beginners or old hands like me.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #46

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Quite so I must have read all the Sherlock Holmes stories at least four or five times and I still love them to bits.
"The Giant Rat of Sumatra"...
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Old December 27th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #48

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I'm re-reading "Crooked House" My folks say it doesn't make sense to reread a detective story once you know whodunit but I don't mind in the least.
I have re-read most of Agatha Christie's mysteries. It's the style, the characters etc that make them worth re-reading. Knowing whodunit doesn't affect my enjoyment.
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I am cruising through The Castle by Franz Kafka. It's not too shabby, easy to read.
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I am cruising through The Castle by Franz Kafka. It's not too shabby, easy to read.
I disagree. Bloody hard work. Let me know how it ends
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