Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

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Re: Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

Postby Lt Sue » 30 Nov 2010, 08:53

:( Nothing in our library...
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Re: Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

Postby Proofrdr » 30 Nov 2010, 10:02

2nd Left, are you referring to the Kennedy book? It's yours if you'd like it.
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Re: Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

Postby Lt Sue » 01 Dec 2010, 09:18

Proofrdr wrote:2nd Left


lol

Proofrdr wrote:are you referring to the Kennedy book? It's yours if you'd like it.


No. I looked on our library site for Connie Willis.
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Re: Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

Postby Proofrdr » 01 Dec 2010, 10:06

Quite a difference. lol
All Clear was just published...October 19, 2010. It'll be months before my library gets it. It's available in e-book for $26, but I'm not that needy to find out how it ends.
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Re: Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

Postby Proofrdr » 11 Dec 2010, 09:15

#24 To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis 4+stars

I admit it--I am smitten with this author. She is literate and funny and tells a great story. The book is enjoyable on its own, but if you've read Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), it's hilarious and very, very clever.

Ned Henry is sent back to 1888 for two reasons--to return a cat that accidentally hitched a ride into 2060 and, while there, to escape Lady Schrapnell and get a much-needed rest. What transpires is raucous comedy of errors set in Victoria's England. It's a wonderful read.
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Re: Proofrdr's Attempt at 50

Postby Proofrdr » 01 Jan 2011, 13:27

I am bowed but not conquered by my failure at this task, and I am resolved to redouble my efforts in 2011. These are the top picks of my 2010 readings:
    1. Deaths of Jocasta by J. M. Redmann
    2. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
    3. Rare and Commonplace Flowers by Carmen L. Oliveira
    4. Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg
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