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« Reply #980 on: October 15, 2016, 09:57:30 AM »

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Autobiography of early 1960's London pop singer Helen Shapiro
I couldnt post a pic of the book for some reason.. So heres some others..





A pretty standard bio but I've only recently become aware of Ms Shapiros music and she sure had a helluva voice..
Her managment turned down Lennon and McCartney's offer to write songs for her... Fools.
She did manage some big hits tho and had a good long career..



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« Reply #981 on: October 19, 2016, 02:17:08 PM »

I've just read To Kill A Mocking Bird for the very first time... I can see what all the fuss is about. Excellent.
Gonna hunt down the movie next...

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« Reply #982 on: November 07, 2016, 01:01:04 PM »

Girl on a Train  by A J Waines



I havn't seen the movie but found this an easy to read  well written thriller... passed a long journey, did the job..
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« Reply #983 on: November 07, 2016, 07:15:41 PM »

Girl on a Train  by A J Waines



I havn't seen the movie but found this an easy to read  well written thriller... passed a long journey, did the job..

This is confusing since the titles are so similar, but this is actually a completely different book than that which provides the source material for the 2016 film. The 2016 movie is adapted from a story by Paula Hawkins which is titled  "The Girl on the Train," while this book is called "Girl on a Train," and it's by AJ Waines. It seems like these are both thrillers though, which is an unbelievable coincidence.

Glad you enjoyed this book, Gant! I also enjoy thrillers. 
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« Reply #984 on: November 07, 2016, 11:51:53 PM »

As a librarian, I ought to have noticed that! :D
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« Reply #985 on: November 08, 2016, 12:11:54 AM »

Oops..... I messed up there. Hadn't even noticed who'd written it... Downloaded the pic without checking..
Now I feel I should read AJ Waines book seeing as I've told the world I have...
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« Reply #986 on: November 08, 2016, 12:35:42 AM »



Trumbo by Bruce Cook.

This was a great read. I haven't seen the film but will looking for it.

Only problem was it was one of these books that I could only read a few pages before falling asleep. I've mention this before and I don't know what it is but even if I find a book that's interesting, sometimes I can only get through a couple of pages at a time. I drives me nuts.

4/5.

Next up: Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen.  8)
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« Reply #987 on: November 08, 2016, 08:15:56 AM »

Reading naturally seems to almost put me to sleep as well. Especially in the afternoons. That's nap time, I guess! I'll have to put the book down and rest for a little bit before I can continue.
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« Reply #988 on: November 08, 2016, 05:36:03 PM »

Reading naturally seems to almost put me to sleep as well.

How do you read unnaturally?
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« Reply #989 on: November 08, 2016, 07:01:47 PM »

Didn't mean it that way. ???

Though that sentence could certainly use some editing! :D
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« Reply #990 on: November 08, 2016, 07:23:57 PM »

What do you teach in college? It took me quite some time to figure out what you meant there.
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« Reply #991 on: November 08, 2016, 07:29:36 PM »

I didn't have any trouble with that ... "naturally" meaning "in a natural manner, in particular. Synonyms: by nature, by character, inherently, innately, congenitally." (The definition that Google gives you when you search "naturally.")
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« Reply #992 on: November 08, 2016, 07:51:15 PM »

What do you teach in college? It took me quite some time to figure out what you meant there.
So if I had said, "Reading typically puts me to sleep," you would have asked, "How do you read atypically (or untypically)?"?
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« Reply #993 on: November 08, 2016, 09:15:58 PM »

I didn't have any trouble with that ... "naturally" meaning "in a natural manner, in particular. Synonyms: by nature, by character, inherently, innately, congenitally." (The definition that Google gives you when you search "naturally.")

Excellent.  KC has weighed in. She knows everything about grammar.

So, the way the sentence was worded, what was done "naturally"?  The reading, or the sleeping?
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« Reply #994 on: November 08, 2016, 09:16:42 PM »

So if I had said, "Reading typically puts me to sleep," you would have asked, "How do you read atypically (or untypically)?"?

No.  ;D  I wouldn't have misunderstood that.
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« Reply #995 on: November 08, 2016, 09:18:04 PM »

Maybe a strange word choice for me then. :D
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« Reply #996 on: November 08, 2016, 10:53:01 PM »

You know what would have worked better?  "Reading puts me to sleep naturally."  But, I'm not picking on you because I am NOT a good writer or linguist.
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« Reply #997 on: November 08, 2016, 11:23:59 PM »

I've always loved reading... It's still my favourite pastime . I get nervous if I find myself stuck somewhere without a book.
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« Reply #998 on: November 08, 2016, 11:42:50 PM »

Well, maybe Christopher should have said, "There's just something inherent in the act of reading that puts me to sleep." But I'll give him a passing grade anyway. Especially since I can never read in bed ... I fall right to sleep before finishing even a single paragraph.
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« Reply #999 on: November 08, 2016, 11:51:00 PM »

Crikey, didn't I open a can of worms talking about some books putting me to sleep.  :D
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