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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 12:54:11 AM »
That's a nice post, Father Bruno.   :tellmemore: Thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Tell me, were you nice to the nuns?


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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 04:26:16 AM »

Quite frankly it was the perfect spot, on the perfect day, to read a fairly enjoyable book. One of the most contented moments I had during what was actually quite a wonderful week.


Sounds, and looks, absolutely wonderful!
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 04:31:13 AM »

Also just read 'The Shining Girls' by Lauren Beukes about a serial killer who was also,a time traveller. Not my genre really; I don't like the supernatural much.


I have that one on my e-reader, and have been hesitating starting it for the same reasons.  I bought it mainly because I liked the title.

Something I started reading on my e-reader is Raymond Chandler's long essay, The Simple Art of Murder, about writing detective fiction.  I've had to stop, tho, because it's become plain this is the sort of book I need to have in "real" form.  So I'll finish it when I get a copy with a spine.
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 02:25:58 PM »
Thanks for posting those pictures, Father Bruno, they center me and calm me just looking at them and I want to go to that exact place. I can almost smell the air.....

I also think it's kind of cute that you're "sentimental to a fault".
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 04:10:56 PM »
Thanks for posting those pictures, Father Bruno, they center me and calm me just looking at them and I want to go to that exact place. I can almost smell the air.....

I also think it's kind of cute that you're "sentimental to a fault".


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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 07:05:14 PM »
Thanks for posting those pictures, Father Bruno, they center me and calm me just looking at them and I want to go to that exact place. I can almost smell the air.....

I also think it's kind of cute that you're "sentimental to a fault".






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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2017, 02:48:40 AM »
Might I recommend River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. Excellent book.
 

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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2017, 03:50:58 AM »
Have you read 'Good Omens' by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman?
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2017, 04:04:52 AM »
Might I recommend River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. Excellent book.

That looks interesting, I'll add that one to my list, I do like historical fiction.. Thanks-
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2017, 04:06:27 AM »
Have you read 'Good Omens' by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman?
Anything by either of them is always a good choice for something to read.
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