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CollectionsBernard Cornwell (9), Kindle (7), Your library (473), Currently reading (7), Wishlist (7), Thumbsdown (12), Been/Gone (16), To read (10), World's Best Reading (107), Terry Pratchett (58), Stephen King (26), All collections (566)

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TagsWBR (106), Fiction (71), Discworld (43), (23), History (22), USA (10), Kindle (6), TBR (6), Adventure (6), WW2 (5) — see all tags

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About meI was greatly influenced by my father, he was a lunatic. {:o)

Outdoor walker, wanderer, rock-climber. Known to friends as “Miles away Ray”. (Book always in rucksack)

Regularly hounded as a criminal by the UK authorities because I do not have a TV licence. The BBC are unable to accept that some people do not own, do not want and do not watch TV.

My Calico Cat knows more about life than anyone. She says you are no-one until a cat or a dog, preferably both, loves you.

About my libraryEvery time I return from shopping, books appear like magic and the house is full of them. Then I get lazy about listing them, it's an endless cycle. I guess the only thing to do is to read them all.. .. ..

I'm working my way through my bookshelves (and floor) laboriously listing my books. I am about 33% into them but would be more advanced if I would stop reading them, and doing the cryptic crossword, as I go.

Terry Pratchett comes up biggest in my author cloud. Why? Hmm, well, here is what his Granny says about opera:

"There's your heavy opera where basically people sing in foreign and it goes like oh, oh, oh, I am dying, oh, oh, oh, I am dying, Oh Oh, I am dying, that's what I am doing...dying. Then there is your light opera where they sing in foreign and that goes, beer, beer, beer, beer, I like to drink lots of beer, beer beer, Oh how I love beer, lots of beer. Although sometimes they drink champagne instead.

That's basically all of opera really."


Now, I ask you, can writing get any more skilful and succinct?

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An imagined conversation:

His Most Holy Reverence The Archbishop of Canterbury said: “Death is only a milestone.”

“Yes, but is does fall on you from a very great height”, Terry Pratchell replied.

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It's a tough life! Will all my books ever be catalogued? http://www.librarything.com/widget.php?shareID=w57c0ac605115ed1c7a6142fe6856e596...

My ***** System :

^= Thumbsdown...... *= Well worth reading...... **= Better.
***= Really Good. ****= Outstanding. *****= Did I write this?


Most of my ratings are upwards of 3 stars because the majority of my reads are recommended by friends. The odd thumbsdown is usually something I chose for myself, a mistake. Life is too short to waste time reading junk, go with the recommendations. That's my experience but I generously refuse to take all the blame for it.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Something I need to know:

If a man speaks in the forest............

And there's no woman there to hear him.............

Is he still wrong..?


Groups1001 Books to read before you die, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Brits, BritWit, Frequently Asked Questions, It's a LondonThing, Name that Book, One LibraryThing, One Bookshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett (Shared favorites)

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Real nameLord Lucan.

LocationCornwall, England.

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Member sinceSep 1, 2007

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Aussie for underpants
The very one.
He is better known as John Buchan. 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) 15th Governor General of Canada since it confederated.

Not a lot of people know that!
I am glad you like the uniform. Do you know the person wearing it?
Hi thanks for the comment. I do that a lot esp. where there are only a few people with a book I have. I like your picture gallery too. I was very tempted by a book christmas tree but.......

Love the cat. Mine is an unhappy sod at the moment, not eating etc but I think he has been fighting and come off worse again. Cant find any wounds tho. He was supposed to stop that when he lost his two veg!

Good to see you like Pratchett. I don't have many. We went to the same secondary school (claim to fame). I love his take on life but only in small doses. I do prefer Douglas Adams tho.

Happy reading!

JM
Hi - I'd logged out; replied now - and seen your comment.
I'm not going to ask how you know that....
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