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1isabelx
Abr 12, 2013, 8:38am

I have 8 pages left to read of Time Out of Joint so I'll finish reading it on the way home from work and I should manage to write my review over the weekend.

2isabelx
Editado: Abr 12, 2013, 8:38am

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

3fdholt
Abr 12, 2013, 6:58pm

Have to appologize for not reading and reviewing in the past 9 months - I've just gotten to the point where I am reading again, so started with LTERs and LTMGs but I promise to read my assignment and post very soon!

4isabelx
Abr 22, 2013, 12:57am

I've been challenged to read Bloodsong but it's a sequel to Bloodtide which I read in 2002 and I think I need to re-read that one first. So it will be a while before I post in the game thread again.

5Africansky1
Mayo 9, 2013, 4:27pm

I find that this group has given a boost to my reviewing and I thank everyone- how can we communicate with one another if we are reviewing books which are not part of the game thread? anyone interested in giving feedback on reviews? What is the general consensus as to the ideal length for a review for this group? Greetings good people .

6AnnieMod
Mayo 9, 2013, 6:05pm

>5 Africansky1:

There is another group for feedback on reviews (mainly for improving) if you are interested:
http://www.librarything.com/groups/reviewsreviewed

If you just want to mention it to people - well... i am using my reading log in Club Read 2013 to post my reviews and discuss them with people that are interested :)

7Africansky1
Mayo 15, 2013, 3:44am

thanks. I enjoyed reading the Land God made in Anger but interestingly I found that the same title was used for a popular novel by John Gordon Davis, a writer who has his own following and set in Namibia (formerly South West Africa) but if you want a sense of the magnificence of the scenery for this vast country go for a photographic book.

8isabelx
Jun 15, 2013, 1:11pm

I'm nearly half way through The Book of Ghosts, a 1904 collection downloaded from Project Gutenberg, so I should be able to finish and review it by next weekend at the latest.

9isabelx
Ago 29, 2013, 8:26am

I started The Unknown Mayhew this morning. I first heard about Henry Mayhew's investigations into the poor of London when I was reading The Quincunx whose protagonist spends some time working in the sewers looking for stuff to sell. This book is a collection of the letters about the plight of the poor that he wrote to a newspaper between 1849 and 1850.

10Africansky1
Ago 30, 2013, 4:49pm

Mayhew is quite a challenge ... Best edition is Quennell. I own the four original Mayhew volumes ... One of the special items in my library. I bought them when I was a student and was studying 19th c working class life in Britain .

11isabelx
Editado: Dic 18, 2013, 3:11pm

Hi Africansky1, I really like your review of Infinite Perspectives Two Thousand Years of Three-dimensional Mapmaking. I love how enthusiastic your grandchildren were about it : )

12Africansky1
Dic 19, 2013, 10:23am

thank you Isabel ... One feels a little inadequate when tackling a fairly technical book when one is not a cartographer or geographer but that book is just wonderful . Today I found a Levenger Press Book The Map Book by Peter Barber.. this is another great map book to die for and I am mad keen to read and then review it .

13Africansky1
Feb 28, 2014, 10:56pm

I see that since last July there are only about 12 people currently active and encouraging the writing of reviews. I think this is an excellent group and would love it if we could encourage more members or old members to come back ????

14isabelx
Editado: Abr 25, 2014, 1:56am

I'm nearly half-way through The Scourging Angel but it's taking me ages as I only get through 15-20 pages on each of my train journeys to and from work. I think I'll make a big effort to finish it at the weekend.

15isabelx
Abr 25, 2014, 1:55am

I finally finished my book and will write my review in the next day or two.

16EmScape
Abr 29, 2014, 3:17pm

I'm sorry tjsjohanna, I tried and tried to read The Obsidian Oracle, but I just can't get through it. I tried to read it as a standalone at first, but I kept feeling like I was missing something, so I went to the beginning of the series to read The Verdant Passage and I failed at that as well. I'm just going to have to give up, I think, and ask for a new assignment. Is that allowed?

17isabelx
Mayo 1, 2014, 7:42pm

Hi Emscape.
If you really can't face finishing your assigned book, I guess we will have to let you off writing a review : )

18Samantha_kathy
Mayo 4, 2014, 2:30pm

16, EmScape > You can always write a review based on what you read and mention why you couldn't get through it.

19isabelx
Mayo 4, 2014, 3:13pm

18 > Yes, that's what I did when I gave up on The Memoirs of Laetitia Horsepole by Herself..

20isabelx
Editado: Jun 13, 2015, 6:05am

I've started reading The Last Man but it's terribly dull. I made the mistake of reading some reviews and they all say that it's dull, tedious, verbose and too long. But I shall try to finish it anyway (martyred sigh).

21isabelx
Oct 12, 2014, 6:22am

I'm reading the introduction to My Invented Country by Isabel Allende, which Klarasu challenged me too read. It's so well written that I am loving it already!

22fdholt
Editado: Jul 1, 2019, 5:02pm

I received my assignment to read Possible worlds of science fiction in February. Although I did reread the book, medical issues and life in general interfered and I did not get the review done (as well as about 20 other books!) but my New Year's resolution is to get these reviews done. Promise!

Fianna

And the review is finally done: https://www.librarything.com/work/199817/reviews