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LA's Novel Cubbyhole (2018)

75 Books Challenge for 2018

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Edited: Jan 29, 1:19am Top

I have not participated in this challenge before and may not be able to read 75 books this year, but will give it a worthy attempt. Last year my reading time was greatly curtailed, so I chose not to join in with reading challenges. For 2018 the plan is to read what I enjoy, whenever I can, and not worry so much about the end # goal.

Belatedly wishing everyone a Happy New Year, with many hours of reading pleasure.

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Jan 11, 4:46am Top

>1 Lisa805: As I've been told, we don't really care about numbers here, it's a secret though, so don't tell everyone!

Happy New Year! :)

Jan 11, 4:58am Top

Happy New Year
Happy New Group here
This place is full of friends
I hope it never ends
Its brew of erudition and good cheer.

Jan 11, 9:53am Top

Welcome! As aqueeliz says, We really don't care about the numbers. We just want to spy on follow your reading!

Edited: Jan 11, 1:37pm Top

>7 aqeeliz: >8 PaulCranswick: >9 drneutron: Thanks for the warm welcome! So glad to hear about the # thing. I promise not to spill the secret to everyone. ;-) Following or spying on my reading progress is definitely allowed and encouraged.

Edited: Jan 28, 10:56am Top

Book/Series Recommendation: The Poldark Saga

The Black Moon: A Novel of Cornwall by Winston Graham - 🌟🌟🌟🌟

From the first moment he set eyes on her so many years ago, he had always wanted her, but perhaps wanted her most as a collector, as a connoisseur wants the most beautiful thing he has ever seen. Since their marriage possession had familiarized but not spoiled the image. ~George Warleggan/character/nemesis of Ross Poldark

Continuing on with the Poldark saga, I stayed up late last night to finish this one. Even having a good idea how the novel ended didn't detract from my interest in the story.

Some things remain unchanged, such as Ross Poldark's perpetually simmering feud with George Warleggan. However additional characters are introduced in this book, which adds something new to the mix.

Although this wasn't my favorite book so far, I am still amazed how much historical information Winston Graham managed to sneak into the story, quite often in the form of dialogue between characters. This one focused on the French Revolution much more than previous books.

For fans of the TV series it seems the writers/producers took some liberties and diverged from the book version, I am guessing to condense the story. In retrospect, a few changes made sense and seemed to be in keeping with how specific characters would act. Otherwise, the book version was preferable.

4 stars for another entertaining and solidly written story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Four Swans.

Edited: Jan 28, 10:55am Top

Which is the superior form of carbon? Perhaps the answer is debatable but read the following book to find some answers and draw your own conclusions.

Non-fiction Book Challenge, Award Winner (January): 2014 winner of the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books Award.
Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2

Noting this is my favorite January read!

My Full Review

Jan 13, 8:07pm Top

Hope your 2018 is filled with great reads!

Jan 27, 7:30pm Top

Hi all! I am struggling to get a foothold here and keep up with this group, so you can find me over here trying to read some books I own=>
Thanks!! :-)

Jan 27, 8:02pm Top

Keeping up can be tough this time of year. Things are already starting to calm down a bit, so I hope you’ll check back in occasionally!

Edited: Jan 29, 1:16am Top

>15 drneutron: Thanks. :-) I will be checking in on group member's updates and the non-fiction challenge.

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