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Columbo

Never again
I read the Rosie effect, which is a sequel to the Rosie project.

I must say that the narrator was quite amazing with his lack of self awareness.
 
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You are right about the school lists, read all of those at school, and that may be the last book some of the survey read - at school.
 

Columbo

Never again
You are right about the school lists, read all of those at school, and that may be the last book some of the survey read - at school.

i wonder how many people got turned off reading because they associated it with writing essays at school?
 
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Interesting - I liked that we got to discuss books, don't recall writing about them except in exams and at uni.
But I never did much school work, not sure how I got away with that
 

Columbo

Never again
Interesting - I liked that we got to discuss books, don't recall writing about them except in exams and at uni.
But I never did much school work, not sure how I got away with that

I remember writing about Animal Farm.
 

oddjob

Battle with monsters, lest ye become a monster
I read 20 books last year. 18 fiction, 2 non-fiction. 10 by women, 10 by men.
2015, 26 books. 24 fiction, 2 non-fiction. 6 by women, 20 by men.
2014, 16 books. 16 fiction, 0 non-fiction. 5 by women, 11 by men.
2013, 16 books. 15 fiction, 1 non-fiction. 4 by women, 12 by men.

Average 19 books. 18 fiction, 1 non-fiction. 6 by women, 13 by men.

Based on kxk's article, I think I relate to books in a more female than male way.
 
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Columbo

Never again
I read 20 books last year. 18 fiction, 2 non-fiction. 10 by women, 10 by men.
2015, 26 books. 24 fiction, 2 non-fiction. 6 by women, 20 by men.
2014, 16 books. 16 fiction, 0 non-fiction. 5 by women, 11 by men.
2013, 16 books. 15 fiction, 1 non-fiction. 4 by women, 12 by men.

Average 19 books. 18 fiction, 1 non-fiction. 6 by women, 13 by men.

Based on kxk's article, I think I relate to books in a more female than male way.

how the hell do you remember back that far?
 

oddjob

Battle with monsters, lest ye become a monster
Back in 2005 - 2007, the majority of my reading was non-fiction. I wonder if that's a diminishing interest in new facts as I get older.
 

oddjob

Battle with monsters, lest ye become a monster
or the rise of the internet with sites like wikipedia?

I think you can only get so far reading 'popular' books on certain subjects. I used to read a lot of pop-sci but now I feel if I really wanted to learn more about certain things I'd have to read university textbooks.
 
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I read mostly non-fiction. I like biographies, memoirs, social histories etc. The last few I've read...

Becoming Nicole - Amy Elliss Nutt
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25893681-becoming-nicole

Fair Game - Steve Cannane
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075968-fair-game

Darling Days - iO Tillett Wright
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28446322-darling-days

The Violet Hour - Sergio del Molino
http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/unspeakable-grief/

The last one was a very difficult read. Utterly raw and heartbreaking, but also a beautiful, intimate tribute to the author's baby son Pablo.
 
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Picnic at Hanging Rock - is 50

The extraordinary story behind Picnic at Hanging Rock

On the 50th anniversary of artist and novelist Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Janelle McCulloch tells the story of its author, its genesis and the remarkable film that followed.
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Joan Lindsay married husband Daryl on Saint Valentine’s Day 1922, her favourite day of the year and the setting of Picnic. Photo: Courtesy of The National Trust

Story here, how she dreamt of this story, and other interesting stuff
http://www.theage.com.au/good-weeke...d-picnic-at-hanging-rock-20170327-gv7upc.html
 

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The Girl Before
By JP Delaney

Great easy read, I give it 4 stars
 

Columbo

Never again
I read 20 books last year. 18 fiction, 2 non-fiction. 10 by women, 10 by men.
2015, 26 books. 24 fiction, 2 non-fiction. 6 by women, 20 by men.
2014, 16 books. 16 fiction, 0 non-fiction. 5 by women, 11 by men.
2013, 16 books. 15 fiction, 1 non-fiction. 4 by women, 12 by men.

Average 19 books. 18 fiction, 1 non-fiction. 6 by women, 13 by men.

Based on kxk's article, I think I relate to books in a more female than male way.

I think I have read at least forty books so far this year.
 

oddjob

Battle with monsters, lest ye become a monster
I think I have read at least forty books so far this year.

I'm on my 24th, trying for a book a week this year. 2 behind schedule at the half way point. I haven't reached 52 since 2007 though.
 

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I recommend reading them concurrently.
Somewhere in between those two tomes lies the meaning of life.
 
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My Huaband's Wife
By Jane Corry

3 stars.

Easy enough read, with a clever twist. However it's no Pulitzer Prize.
 
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