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

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

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

I think she reads my books when I am not at home. I now suspect she also uses my laptop.

^. .^That is a lie. I do NOT use your laptop !!^. .^

Every time I return from shopping, books appear like magic and my place 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 'em all.. .. ..

Hounded as a criminal by UK authorities because I do not have TV or TV licence, too busy reading! The BBC are unable to accept that some of us do not watch, do not own and do not want TV.

About my libraryA tapestry, something for every mood. I'm working my way through my bookshelves (and floor) laboriously listing my books. I am about 50% into them but would be more advanced if I would stop reading them, drinking tea and trying to do the cryptic crossword before the cat does.

^. .^ I'm going to scratch him. ^. .^

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."


"Britain has been shaped for the better by many
pre-Christian, non-Christian, and post-Christian forces. We are a
plural society with citizens with a range of perspectives, and we
are a largely non-religious society." Terry Pratchett 2014

^..^ Ok. But does he like cats? ^..^


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.. .. Wishlist and Been and Gone list books I don't own.

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.

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 1, 2007

Currently readingNanga Parbat Pilgrimage by Hermann Buhl
The Find of a Lifetime: Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos by Sylvia L. Horwitz
Leonardo da Vinci: the Complete Works by Leonardo da Vinci
The Unadulterated Cat (I think it's worth more than 3 stars.^..^) by Terry Pratchett

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