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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
A Devonshire-based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a Community Nurse once upon a time.
Interests: reading, quilting, sock knitting, books, walking,
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I didn't see the ending coming at all S&D!
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I was Claire! And now, other end of the day I'm tucked up in my reading chair, have been desperate to get to the book ALL day. I think, so far this is a very strong year for the Baileys Prize
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My thoughts on First Love on here next week. Another great read for me and so much to ponder afterwards too.
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Claire, likewise! I have made a start on Do Not Say We Have Nothing this morning and 40 pages in I am already getting that wonderful buzz of anticipation about a good read ahead.
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So as I was saying, me and fiction prize-list reading weren't getting on, we seemed to be done with each other in fact, finished, history...the whole kit-and-caboodle was over. Too many lists that had led my reading astray, books that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Bookhound always walks on the kerbside and holds doors open in shops too. He is finding that the younger generation of women don't seem to appreciate that though, or say thank you, so I've said 'Just do it for me then.' I wonder if chivalry is something that is dying out in these days of gender equality etc??
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Some time ago I had started to read Making Conversation by Christine Longford as one of the Great Unread on my Persephone bookshelf and was struck dumb by the first paragraph... "Here is a little present for you Ellen," Said... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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'So much of the forger's dominion is theater and subtext...a series of enticements. An obscure provenance, suggested by visual cues, is irresistible to a certain kind of buyer - it becomes a story of self-discernment, of plucking a second self... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Yes, look lively everyone, the 2017 Dartmoor walking season is officially open. Boots dubbed and at the ready because we're off. Can someone volunteer to do the flasks of hot chocolate and we'll need someone to do the sarnies. That's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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As has been my custom since I started writing dovegreyreader scribbles, I give you all a bit of peace and quiet on here over Easter. It stems from never being allowed out to play on Good Friday, and though I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I was mid-way through American Gods by Neil Gaiman which had inadvertently made me want to explore America again (from my armchair). American Gods is wild and whacky and I was loving every word of it. And my return to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Some of you may recall that back in 2011 a group of us (Team Edward Thomas) read Now All Roads Lead to France by Matthew Hollis and then shared thoughts about the book on here, and for anyone who is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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So many I don't know where to start, but here's a good one... This might not look very exciting but believe me it is. For the last five years (at least) Bookhound has been meaning to paint the wall behind... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I am back reading Wallace Stegner and had to have a wry smile to myself as I read this post on Crossing to Safety written by me in 2010 and posted here back in the olden days when I would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I'm very sorry but we need to have a conversation about washing machines, and apologies for those initials which I now see could also stand for Weapons of Mass Destruction. It was actually a close-run thing. The nearest I can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I have about 100 pages to go Carol and can see that a re read would be a good plan. Too much bright and shiny jostling in the wings though. Thank you for the Ben Aaronovitch recommend, Ive looked but havent followed up so will add him to my Book of Books.
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I'm not really sure why I went into nursing... A re-read of One Pair of Feet by Monica Dickens a while back and I couldn't quite fathom how the book could have enthused me so much when I was sixteen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Genevieve, Im going to try that! I was reading that you can also try chalk instead of the anti-tarnish strips...apparently it soaks up the elements in the air that cause the tarnish?
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Karen, Im looking at that spider on the cover of Anansi Boys and wondering how Ill pick it up! but thanks for the recommend, maybe it will be my next one. I gather Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry are good friends and Lenny had collaborated with Neil over Neverland. Id love the audio.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2017 on Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Anne, I see him as profoundly wise too. This writing has much more to it than story; there are messages underlying it all especially in Neverwhere. Its a book I will read again for sure.
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Ellie, my dad would really have enjoyed these books. Im pondering which to pick up next...
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2017 on Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Oooh good Sandra, please do come back and share your thoughts. Hope the magic works.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2017 on Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Nordie, thank you for that. I have been following him on Twitter and was a bit overexcited that he read and re-tweeted a link to my thoughts on Norse Mythology!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2017 on Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Ill be interested to hear your thoughts Kate. Prepare to disappear into it and suspend all disbelief!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2017 on Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Angela, that is a wonderful quote, I have noted it down because it is so full of reassurance.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2017 on Neverwhere ~ Neil Gaiman at dovegreyreader scribbles
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