What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post: # 282005Post ina
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:00 pm

I think my aunt (now late 80s) is the only relative of that generation I have left; she is back in Leipzig now, although she spent several decades with my father in north-west Germany. She could identify all sorts of mushrooms and berries, no trouble. Maybe her children (all around 60 now) still know a lot about it, too. Unfortunately none of them live anywhere near Berlin...

Oh yes, I've known people who see the wonderful apples off the tee in their back garden as rubbish that needs to be disposed of, and then go and buy stuff in the supermarket... Too much money, not enough common sense! Where I last lived in Germany before moving here (right in the centre of Germany, northern Hessen), the surrounding country side was full of old orchards, fruit trees along the roads, brambles and raspberries and elderberries everywhere, mushrooms in the woods... I really miss that here.

But to get back to the subject of books - I'm reading my way through Boris Akunin at the moment. Historical, Russian detective stories.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post: # 292352Post houndcoconut
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:17 pm

I've just finished 'Arm of the Sphinx', which is the sequel to 'Senlin Ascends'. The story is really different fantasy stuff, but no wizards or swords or whatever. About a guy trying to find his wife, who lost each other in a market. They were traveling to a mysterious tower called Babel, and the adventure of going up each level of the tower during the search is riveting. Part 3 comes out in a few weeks!

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Re: What are you reading?

Post: # 292355Post ina
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:40 pm

Thanks for reviving this! Since I've been sick for a few months (and will be for at least a few more) I have plenty of time for reading, but not always enough strength to get to the library... Your book sounds interesting.

I'm re-reading a lot of books I've had for decades. Last one a book of good-night stories... :lol: I always have problems sleeping - at the moment I rarely sleep at night, but I do during the day, when I get tired enough. Maybe the stories will help?
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