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16-10-2019, 00:19   #8986
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Myself and Richo (my dog and best friend) took a hike up Howth this evening and sat at the summit (near the Bog of Frogs) and read a few pages from this little beauty



I keep it in my backpack protected with a waterproof cover and take it out when I need some time away from life's arseholes

I kept the depth of field pretty tight here, hence the blurring but that's looking north over Portmarnock/Velvet Strand


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17-10-2019, 16:54   #8987
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Myself and Richo (my dog and best friend) took a hike up Howth this evening and sat at the summit (near the Bog of Frogs) and read a few pages from this little beauty



I keep it in my backpack protected with a waterproof cover and take it out when I need some time away from life's arseholes

I kept the depth of field pretty tight here, hence the blurring but that's looking north over Portmarnock/Velvet Strand


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I had the pleasure of seeing him in The Point/3 arena (or whatever it’s called these days) a few years back, best gig I was ever at....absolutely brilliant, and gent with it.

I’ll put that on my list,
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17-10-2019, 17:52   #8988
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One of the best books I read last year. It was a real surprise. Its amazing how she portrays the mind of someone with a mental illness. Outstanding.

I wouldn't class it as chick lit. I thought it might be + nearly passed it by. Glad I didn't!
Would you have a recommendation of something similar?
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17-10-2019, 23:06   #8989
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I had the pleasure of seeing him in The Point/3 arena (or whatever it’s called these days) a few years back, best gig I was ever at....absolutely brilliant, and gent with it.

I’ll put that on my list,
I just think its a beautiful book to carry in my day sack for times when I just want to sit and take in life, read a page or two, take a breath and just be at peace.

Worth having IMO.
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Reading The Common Freedom of the People, a biography of the 17th-century figure John Lilburne, probably best known as one of the leaders of the 'Leveller' movement during the British Civil Wars. He was constantly getting into trouble, but many of his positions, including the idea of the right to remain silent, as well as the right not to self-incriminate, have been very influential in subsequent centuries. It's partly a read for work, partly for pleasure.
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19-10-2019, 17:02   #8991
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I started Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux. I can't help but hear his voice when I'm reading it
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Fantasy novel called the poppy wars. Excellent read.
Latest pullman one now
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20-10-2019, 18:24   #8993
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Fantasy novel called the poppy wars. Excellent read.
Latest pullman one now
Halfway through the Poppy Wars atm, it's an interesting read.
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Just a few chapters into Jo Nesbo's The Thirst.

Very promising thriller.
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24-10-2019, 23:30   #8995
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Im reading 2 books currently, alternately of course, one a novel, the other a more academic non-fiction book.

Non-fiction: Five Irish Women - the second republic 1960-2016, by Emer Nolan.
I just started it and it's quite fascinating, it sets Edna O'Brian, Sinead O'Connor, Bernadette McAliskey, Nuala O'Faolin and Anne Enright into the social, cultural and political context of their time and place. It's not a portrait of their lives and works as such, more a reflection about what they represent in a certain era and atmosphere of Irish history.
The book is insanely expensive to buy, but it's available in libraries (gosh, I love Irish libraries).

Novel:The Beekeeper of Aleppo, by Christy Lefteri.
A beautifully written novel about the plight of Syrian refugees, their lives at home and how it was destroyed, their dehumanisation while trying to escape death and their despair and hope to survive.
The writer used to work in a Greek refugee camp and knows what she is writing about. But still she is not moralising. She created a touching, humane story that keeps you gripped and on a deep level hopeful that us Western people could see these people as desperate human beings, not a mass of unwanted foreigners. Highly recommended.
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Banco by Henri Chatriere
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Bruised, never broken, Phil Coulter's autobiography.
Promising so far.
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25-10-2019, 10:43   #8998
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The follow up to Papillon, read it years ago. Let us know what you think when you are finished.
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I am on Bill Bryson's 'A Walk in the Woods'
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I loved A Walk In The Woods, I like Brysons easy going style.

I'm reading Anne Rice 'Interview With A Vampire'. I've never read it, or intended to read it, but a copy fell into my hands while I was waiting for an appointment and it drew me in. A good yarn, well told.
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