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[personal profile] winterbadger
Goodness heavens, no post since Nov. 2nd? I'll probably miss out a title or two.

Wyrd Sisters (45), Raising Steam (46), Hogfather (47), and The Wee Free Men (48) by Terry Pratchett. I think Pratchett is all I've been reading this winter, with the exception of work and class stuff. Of these four, I'd characterize the first three as being among TP's more polemical works--fun stories of magic and adventure, but also Trying To Make A Point, sometimes a bit heavy handedly. The Wee Free Men says some interesting things about how magic works that could, at a stretch, be interprpeted as having broader meaning, but mostly IMO it's just a fun romp of an adventure.

I'm still working on Thompson's Dunkirk and a few other titles, but I'm going to trim the "working" list down until it can be a bit more accurate reflection of what I'm actively reading. I didn't quite manage to get to fifty books this year, but I put that down to being busy with my class for the better part of four months.

Livejournal seems to continue it's slow decline. Live formatting features seem to have disappeared from the posting screen. This is the only thing I really use LJ for now, and I rarely get comments, so I may stop posting even on books here in 2016 and look for another forum.

In Progress:
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory by Julian Thompson
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Date: 2016-01-04 09:35 pm (UTC)
kmusser: (cartographer's conspiracy)
From: [personal profile] kmusser
You're still doing better at posting stuff than I am.

Date: 2016-01-05 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As I have written on my journal, it really isn't declining but you have to work at posting and making new friends if you want to keep it going.

I know you don't post much but I'd miss you

Date: 2016-01-05 01:45 pm (UTC)
ext_4917: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
This is my first time actually going to read my friends list on lj in a few years: with everyone saying nobody uses lj any more I've been pleasantly surprised by how many people are still posting and using it.. now wheter i become one of these posting people is another matter, but I'm going to try and read/comment at least.. I've yet to read Raising Steam, having rather stopped my avid pursuit of Pratchetts as he got more longwinded and polemical (that's an excellent word and one I'd not realised was apt til i ssw it) and lost a lot of the pure joy of his earlier stuffs. Must get to it at some point though..


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