What are you reading? Page 3

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 9:30am
  • England
  • 16,512 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 2nd April 2019, 9:20 AM

Ok then, when I wrote that I thought there are probably other reasons.
It was just that in the case of the book - she was disecting a body to find the cause of death.

Ah, is that why you said the bit on embalming was gruesome? Eee bah gum, just t'curious lad. ;)

That reminds me of the old Scottish joke:-

Girl asks Jock to lift his kilt so she can see what it's like.

She looks............."Ugh, it's gruesome" she says

"Aye, lassie and if ye ken to look agin, yerl see it's grew some more"

Verbal joke really, but felt it was worth an airing...................the joke that is, not what was under his kilt.

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 3:47pm
  • England
  • 3,063 posts

SCENE: Ancient Egyptian pyramid. Interior.

In the gloom, a large group of mummified animals surround a sarcophagus.

MUMMIFIED CAT: Did you leave your body to science?

MUMMIFIED GAZELLE: No. You?

MUMMIFIED CAT: No. Anybody?

ALL: No.

MUMMIFIED CAT: So what the f**k are we all doing here?

END.

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 12:17am
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

Courtesy of Mother's Day - 'The Stalker' - Alex Gray. My flesh is creeping already.

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Briosaid

  • Monday 8th April 2019, 9:44pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

'The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock' - Imogen Hermes Gower. Only on page 74 but fascinated so far.

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Briosaid

  • Monday 15th April 2019, 9:11pm [Edited]
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

Just started 'Becoming' - Michelle Obama.

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Briosaid

  • Thursday 25th April 2019, 6:41pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

Now on 'Blood Road' - Stuart McBride. Can't put it down.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 27th April 2019, 8:54pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

'Milkman' - Anna Burns. Booker winner. Think It's about Northern Ireland. Only on page 22 so not sure yet what I think of it.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Saturday 27th April 2019, 9:44pm
  • England
  • 1,857 posts

I would be grateful for any book recommendations about the reign of Queen Elizabeth and in particular her relationship with Walter Raleigh. I read that after a successful voyage by Raleigh that brought back vast riches, the Queen joined in a feast aboard the ship while it was docked and I would love to find out more information about that event. I picture her toasting the success at the dining table surrounded by very well fed and drunken crew.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 27th April 2019, 11:09pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

I can only suggest trawling the internet, which I did for a recent play 're the armistice and found loads of stuff. I've never read any fiction about the event you describe but if it happened, there must be info out there.

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Briosaid

  • Sunday 28th April 2019, 12:28am
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

Now started the Booker winner 'Milkman'. Not sure what I think as I've only read 25 pages but I do want to read more.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 30th April 2019, 6:12pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,232 posts

I don't believe in the Mr Men. How could the parents have predicted their kids' traits so perfectly?

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Definitely Tarby

  • Tuesday 30th April 2019, 10:15pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Briosaid @ 27th April 2019, 11:09 PM

I can only suggest trawling the internet, which I did for a recent play 're the armistice and found loads of stuff. I've never read any fiction about the event you describe but if it happened, there must be info out there.

Thanks Briosaid, will do some snooping/sleuthing and also see if there are some pre-internet books at the library. I would be much more inclined to believe events that are mentioned in printed books than online because there is so many untruths out there these days either by design or deficiency. People will deliberately spread information they know is untrue and people will do it because they don't realise it's not true. Even Wikipedia which I regard very highly as a source of reliable facts can't be trusted without checking for references elsewhere like books.

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Briosaid

  • Thursday 2nd May 2019, 9:22pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

'The Tattòoist of Auschwitz'. I've had it for a while but kept putting off reading it because I thought it would be hard to take.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Thursday 2nd May 2019, 9:26pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,482 posts

I've seen the old footage of the children showing their numbers tattooed on their wrists.
Good luck.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 4th May 2019, 4:15pm [Edited]
  • Scotland
  • 1,083 posts

It suddenly dawned on me that this thread only has 3 pages when I knew it used to have lots more. After a hunt I found there was another thread - 'What are you reading RIGHT NOW?'. So that's where all my posts have gone. :O