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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:23 pm 
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simplysuze wrote:
Reading the latest in the Ben Hope series by Scott Mariani.



(Thanks, mims!! Xx).


I hate books that are written in two parts.
Now I've to wait months before the next one is released.


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I don't like waiting.


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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:58 pm 
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I'm an avid fan of the film Master and Commander, but as yet, hadn't touched the books. (Well, to be honest, I did make a start, but found it hard going).

Set in the Napoleonic era, the series of books follow the seafaring adventures of Cap't Jack Aubrey and his crew, mainly Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon.

The language of the book is precise to that of the day. "They required him to complete his stores and provisions with the utmost possible dispatch". Port is Leeward, as rightly noted. Indeed, the book is not written by a twentieth century writer with no grasp of the period, rather a learned Patrick O Brian.

I've renewed my interest in the book and have already surpassed my original goal.

Siouxie, I believe you would like the book, if not for its nature, then certainly for the style of writing..

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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:21 pm 
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:think:

Hmm.

Thanks for the recommendation, Tiggmeister ...
(I hope your perseverance pays dividends in enjoyment).


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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:45 pm 
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You're most welcome..

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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:05 am 
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^^^ downloaded that one onto my kindle.

It's next in the queue.

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Currently reading 'Me Before You'.
(Only because somebody gifted me the sequel to it, so I want to read them in order).


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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:34 pm 
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simplysuze wrote:

Currently reading 'Me Before You'.



Oh God.

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:crying:

Just sobbed my way through the end of that one.


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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:13 am 
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tiggy wrote:
I'm an avid fan of the film Master and Commander, but as yet, hadn't touched the books. (Well, to be honest, I did make a start, but found it hard going).

Set in the Napoleonic era, the series of books follow the seafaring adventures of Cap't Jack Aubrey and his crew, mainly Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon.

The language of the book is precise to that of the day. "They required him to complete his stores and provisions with the utmost possible dispatch". Port is Leeward, as rightly noted. Indeed, the book is not written by a twentieth century writer with no grasp of the period, rather a learned Patrick O Brian.

I've renewed my interest in the book and have already surpassed my original goal.

Siouxie, I believe you would like the book, if not for its nature, then certainly for the style of writing..



Loving the writing style and language, (just 10% of the way through the book thus far, according to the all-knowing tool of Kindle), despite struggling a tad with some of the more technical terminology (but guesswork won't cost lives, if I'm not actually responsible for any aspect of seaworthiness! Between that, and the gods of Google, it's all going rather swimmingly).

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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:26 am 
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simplysuze wrote:
tiggy wrote:
I'm an avid fan of the film Master and Commander, but as yet, hadn't touched the books. (Well, to be honest, I did make a start, but found it hard going).

Set in the Napoleonic era, the series of books follow the seafaring adventures of Cap't Jack Aubrey and his crew, mainly Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon.

The language of the book is precise to that of the day. "They required him to complete his stores and provisions with the utmost possible dispatch". Port is Leeward, as rightly noted. Indeed, the book is not written by a twentieth century writer with no grasp of the period, rather a learned Patrick O Brian.

I've renewed my interest in the book and have already surpassed my original goal.

Siouxie, I believe you would like the book, if not for its nature, then certainly for the style of writing..



Loving the writing style and language, (just 10% of the way through the book thus far, according to the all-knowing tool of Kindle), despite struggling a tad with some of the more technical terminology (but guesswork won't cost lives, if I'm not actually responsible for any aspect of seaworthiness! Between that, and the gods of Google, it's all going rather swimmingly).

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I googled the image of the "Sophie", to give me a mental image of the Brig/sloop herself.

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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:35 am 
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Oo good thinking.

Never thought of images.


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 Post subject: Re: The Book Club
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:37 am 
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tiggy wrote:
simplysuze wrote:
tiggy wrote:
I'm an avid fan of the film Master and Commander, but as yet, hadn't touched the books. (Well, to be honest, I did make a start, but found it hard going).

Set in the Napoleonic era, the series of books follow the seafaring adventures of Cap't Jack Aubrey and his crew, mainly Stephen Maturin, the ship's surgeon.

The language of the book is precise to that of the day. "They required him to complete his stores and provisions with the utmost possible dispatch". Port is Leeward, as rightly noted. Indeed, the book is not written by a twentieth century writer with no grasp of the period, rather a learned Patrick O Brian.

I've renewed my interest in the book and have already surpassed my original goal.

Siouxie, I believe you would like the book, if not for its nature, then certainly for the style of writing..



Loving the writing style and language, (just 10% of the way through the book thus far, according to the all-knowing tool of Kindle), despite struggling a tad with some of the more technical terminology (but guesswork won't cost lives, if I'm not actually responsible for any aspect of seaworthiness! Between that, and the gods of Google, it's all going rather swimmingly).

[thumbsup.png]

[thumbsup.png]

I googled the image of the "Sophie", to give me a mental image of the Brig/sloop herself.


Wonderful stuff.

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(I'd happily live on the water, me).


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