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    Lockdown reading

    What are folk reading in lockdown. I am ploughing through Jay Griffiths' 'Wild'.
    As an antidote to the tough pitch she is on - here are a few short/medium reads for lockdown time. This lot are fell-running related pieces from my blog, a couple of which were published. Hope you find something to enjoy. https://itsahill.wordpress.com/2020/...running-stuff/

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    I read Homo Deus. Gave me the jips.
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    Waiting for our local library to open, had an arm full of books before the lockdown that have been read cover to cover. We really miss the library as much as anything.
    Ring-a-ring-o-roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tishoo! a-tishoo! we all fall down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Waiting for our local library to open, had an arm full of books before the lockdown that have been read cover to cover. We really miss the library as much as anything.
    Better get to the bank too. Couple of quid in fines there.

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    Finished The Runner by Markus Torgeby. Interesting and very committed, but never quite sure I liked him as a person.

    Just started a Jason Elliot book about Iran (although the name escapes me). I read his book about Afghanistan (an Unexpected Light) years ago and it was beautiful. Iím hoping this will live up to it.

    Also reread Into Thin Air. Pretty harrowing account of an Everest expedition gone tits up

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    Reading Flight Behaviour by Babara Kingsolver. Excellent book as are her others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Better get to the bank too. Couple of quid in fines there.
    No worries there, we don't have a bank . We did check, no fines!
    Ring-a-ring-o-roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tishoo! a-tishoo! we all fall down.

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    Haynes Rover mini 1969 - 2001 repair manual, Haynes mini restoration manual 2nd edition.

    Plus the Robert Bently Official Service Manual VW T25 1979 - 1992


    Gripping reading and enthralling re-enactment in the Garage

    Hardback editions of all three plus cd rom for pc in the garage
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    Love Janis by Laura Joplin

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    I'm mid sci-fi: Ancillary Justice which is quite entertaining.
    But I've also started My Midsummer Morning by Alistair Humphreys - he's done a few good books. This was my covid-or-not lying-in-bed-for-a-week light read.
    I've got Middlemarch by George Eliot on order after being told it is the best novel ever written. I'll keep you update. I remember my aborted attempt to enjoy Ulysses by James Joyce, also allegedly very good.
    No longer "resting"

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