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Leo's Litlist 2009

What have you read in 2009? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Post by Leo62 » Tue April 21st, 2009, 12:04 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I had to read "Gatsby" in HS.

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Did you enjoy it?

And what's HS? :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue April 21st, 2009, 5:15 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]Did you enjoy it?

And what's HS? :D [/quote]

Um, I really can't remember what I thought at the time. HS means High School and it's been almost 20 years or so since I read it.

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Post by Leo62 » Tue April 21st, 2009, 8:43 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Um, I really can't remember what I thought at the time. HS means High School and it's been almost 20 years or so since I read it.

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Thanks :D I'm really enjoying it, but I imagine it would have gone totally over my head if I'd read it at school. Why do they inflict totally unsuitable books on schoolkids??

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Post by Leo62 » Tue May 5th, 2009, 12:36 pm

Finally finished Great Gatsby. Don't know why it took me so long, as its a very short book! It's not like I hated it - on the contrary it was great.

Continuing the theme of 20th Century Classics Wot I Have Not Read Before, I've started Brideshead Revisited. Not sure if I'll finish it. It's well-written but I'm finding Waugh obnoxious company.

On the N-F front, I'm re-reading Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss.
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Post by Leo62 » Mon June 1st, 2009, 11:47 am

It took me an age, but I finally finished Brideshead Revisited. It surprised me by being very good, though I did not find Waugh very easy company...

Zipped through A Place Beyond Courage by EC over the weekend. Another gripping take on the When Christ And His Saints Slept era. :D

Now getting serious again with Singled Out: How 2 million women survived without men after WW1 by Virginia Nicholson.

Next Up: Either Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley or The American Boy by Andrew Taylor or... :p

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Post by Leo62 » Wed June 17th, 2009, 1:42 pm

Finished The Time of Singing last night - a thumping good read :) Just started The American Boy by Andrew Taylor, a gothic mystery set in 1819 and featuring a teenage Edgar Allan Poe.

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Post by Leo62 » Tue June 30th, 2009, 11:54 am

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. A 100-year-old woman, long committed to a mental hosiptal, looks back to the dramatic and tragic events that led her there.

A slow starter, but picking up nicely...

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Post by Vanessa » Tue June 30th, 2009, 4:17 pm

I really enjoyed The Secret Scripture.
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Post by Leo62 » Wed July 8th, 2009, 1:41 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I really enjoyed The Secret Scripture.[/quote]

So did I in the end! Great book - worth persisting with. :D

I've got The Little Stranger waiting on my pile, but currently well into Hodd by Adam Thorpe, a Name of the Rose-ish "realistic" retelling of the Robin Hood myth.

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Post by Leo62 » Fri July 17th, 2009, 12:45 pm

Just started The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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