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    Reading and Things

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    Re: Reading and Things

    Post by Jan1 on Mon May 28 2018, 17:03

    I see that I was also talking about books and charity shops in April !!!
    Well why not.

    One of our local charity shops had books for .50p over the Bank Holiday weekend !!!
    Unbelievable, I did get some and also left a donation.

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Jul 29 2018, 17:57

    In our local library recently and it was busy, busy, busy and full of small people Smile They were all busy making ice lollies! Well pretend ones … but they were so excited and yes, I know I'm a softie (lol) but it was so lovely to see …


    Libraries have certainly changed since 'the olden days' and 'be quiet please' so nice to see the young being encouraged to come into the library enjoy a craft session and be introduced to a story too Smile

    Anyway, I went about changing my books and getting some more good summer reads  sunny

    Do you use your local library?

    All the best Jan

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    Post by Long birder on Sun Jul 29 2018, 20:54

    Hi Jan, been reading some Paul Sussman books recently and found them quite exciting with interesting twists in the plots.
    Worth a read if you like that sort of thing.
    My eldest recommended them to me.
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jul 30 2018, 12:20

    Hi Derek
    I'd not come across any books by Paul Sussman, so had to look him up …

    Paul Nicholas Sussman (11 July 1966 in Beaconsfield – 31 May 2012 in London) was a best-selling English author, archaeologist and journalist. His novels have been described as "the intelligent reader's answer to The Da Vinci Code"  

    His novels have been translated in 33 languages and are set mainly in Egypt, where he worked for many years as a field archaeologist, notably with the Amarna Royal Tombs Project in the Valley of the Kings. Among other finds, at Tomb KV56, in the Valley of the Kings, he unearthed the only items of pharaonic jewellery to have been excavated in the Valley since the discovery of Tutankhamun in 1922.

    Words and more from here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Sussman

    He does have an official site too:
    paul-sussman.com/

    I always think we are so fortunate to have books, art, music etc and so many different genres ...

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Tue Jul 31 2018, 23:07

    I was an avid library user during my childhood, and I graduated early to the adult section. So were my parents, and my father was a members of Boots library which was above the chemist's shop. When they closed down he bought up a load of their science fiction books.

    Mother used the library a lot here, but in her later years she was limited to large print books. They used to have a few shelves of books for sale and I picked up a few bargains over the years.

    Yes they are far less intimidating places than they used to be. You can even surf the internet. Well some of it.
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 02 2018, 20:59

    "Mother used the library a lot here, but in her later years she was limited to large print books"


    Yes, in later years my dear Dad liked the larger print books … mind you I feel more comfortable with a reasonable size font … it is definitely an age thing!


    Tomorrow in the library the younger ones will be enjoying making 'a secret stasher' ... construct and decorate a box to keep your secret things safe … sounds fun!

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Thu Aug 02 2018, 21:36

    Oh that damn small print is really getting to me (which is why I wanted to find where I hid the illuminated magnifying glass).

    I wonder how she would have got on with a Kindle or similar.
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Aug 04 2018, 14:32

    "I wonder how she would have got on with a Kindle or similar."

    Yes, even reading these days can be 'high tech' …

    I for one have never tried kindle and quite honestly do not wish to!
    Something good about reading a book Smile

    Call me old fashioned! I'm definitely a techno dinosaur … Lol!

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    Post by chris c on Mon Aug 06 2018, 23:09

    I agree! Books were something I was brought up with, Magazines came later.

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