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 Post subject: Read around the year
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2020, 14:48 
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Don’t know whether this is a UK wide initiative or just our local libraries, however, it sounds like fun.

Each month read a book or books with a different theme as follows:-

January: a genre you have never read.

February: a book with only one colour - in title or dust jacket.

March: a biography.

April: a non-fiction book.

May: a book about a location you have not been to.

June: a book that starts a series.

July: the book title is just one word.

August: a book that has a sea or ocean on the dust jacket or in the title.

September: a dust jacket that you dislike.

October: a book by, or about, Agatha Christie.

November: find your favourite author on a “who writes like “ website and read a book by a similar author.

December: a children’s classic.


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 Post subject: Re: Read around the year
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2020, 17:59 
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In June I shall start a re-read with The School at the Chalet. If I have time and read fast enough I may get to The Chalet School and the Island by the end of August. I will NOT be reading Fardingales in July however.

This does indeed sound like fun. There was a similar sort of list in one of the FOCS journals last year (or possibly November 2018 for the beginning of 2019).


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 Post subject: Re: Read around the year
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2020, 20:30 
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Struggling to think of a genre I've never read...


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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2020, 21:17 
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February cries out for something from the wonderful Persephone Books company....

I too am struggling to think of a genre. A mathematical text book perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Read around the year
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2020, 21:48 
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cestina wrote:
I too am struggling to think of a genre. A mathematical text book perhaps?
But you must have read at least parts of some at school? I do know what both you and Victoria mean - I would struggle with that too, probably having to fall back on something I haven't read much of, like spy fiction, or thrillers. Stay, wait a momet - I'm not sure I've ever read any westerns!


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PostPosted: 12 Jan 2020, 00:16 
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No Karl May Noreen?

I am not sure I met any text books at the level I did maths...

I suspect I have never read a dressmaking book. Nor do I intend to!

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 Post subject: Re: Read around the year
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2020, 10:16 
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cestina wrote:
No Karl May Noreen?
Nary a one - I think I picked up a Zane Grey once or twice in my local library as a teenager, but they really didn't appeal, certainly not when compared with Dumas and Baroness Orczy!


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PostPosted: 12 Jan 2020, 10:22 
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Noreen wrote:
cestina wrote:
No Karl May Noreen?
Nary a one - I think I picked up a Zane Grey once or twice in my local library as a teenager, but they really didn't appeal, certainly not when compared with Dumas and Baroness Orczy!

Actually I'd never heard of Karl May before I came to Germany, Cestina. Since then I have watched numerous repeats of Winnetou etc on TV. Have even read some of the books many years ago.
Fantasy and distopia not my favourite genres but I have read some. Still thinking. . .


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 Post subject: Re: Read around the year
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2020, 17:20 
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I've looked at the article on Wikipedia on genres and think I might never have read any Jiangshi fiction.


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