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Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 4 January 2018 12:33am
 
Reading some Charles Dickens was on my 'to do' list and I'm glad to say I've achieved that in the past few months. I've recently read A Tale of Two Cities and a few of his short stories - The Cricket on the Hearth, The Chimes and a couple of others. Although (I've said before) the style of writing is difficult to read the fascinating thing about all his stories is that there is no reference to cars, planes, trains, computers, telephones or electricity for the simple reason that none of this technology existed back then (the mid 1800s approx). The insight into the simpler things of life back then, with Dickens' addition of story complexities, is certainly fascinating.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 5 January 2018 9:51pm
 
Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe - can't remember the author - followed by Where was I? by Terry Wogan. Both a bit of light relief after Charles Dickens.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 6 January 2018 10:45am
 
1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments by Tom Friedman. See the Joke Book post of the same date for an item from the book.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 12 January 2018 6:36am
 
Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 7 February 2018 10:13pm
 
The White Spider by Heinrich Harrer, an historical account of the attempts to climb the north face of the Eiger. It is very well written by the author who is an experienced mountaineer (and I think he was in the first party to be successful on the climb to the summit by a north face route).
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by suzulu on 12 February 2018 6:55pm
 
Precious and Grace, the latest in the Ladies No.1 Detective series by Alexander McCall Smith.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Spursfan2 on 16 February 2018 1:59pm
 
Origin, the latest Dan Brown.

I have thought about reading that series Sue, looks good.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 16 February 2018 10:09pm
 
I've finished The White Spider. I'd highly recommend it to any budding mountaineer as it shows the careful consideration all mountaineers give to any (dangerous) climb and their ability to cope calmly with (hazardous) situations to achieve a successful outcome.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 19 February 2018 8:56pm
 
George Best: Blessed. His (auto)biography. Very interesting in the first few chapters. He's translating most of the Ulsterisms that are common around Belfast.
 
Re: what's everyone reading at the moment? by Ken Dunn on 25 March 2018 11:04am
 
Tom Weir's East of Katmandu, described as a classic and I have the updated version from 1981.
 
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