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  1. YNWA
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    05 Jan '21 10:33
    The Looking Glass War - John Le Carré

    Glad I got here via reading his early stuff first. In particular the 2010 Afterword in A Murder of Quality.
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    11 Jan '21 11:101 edit
    I wnet through a heap of books inherited by my grandparents and have to say I did throw away most of them…
    But the one or other gem is there, like
    Storm's Pole Poppenspäler
    (probably a book my grandfather read in his youth (before WW1)) Since is it so old you can read it for free:
    http://www.digbib.org/Theodor_Storm_1817/Pole_Poppenspaeler_.pdf
  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    16 Jan '21 16:50
    Spurious Games by David Jenkins
    a mystery novel with a lot of chess clues
    so far so good
  4. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Jan '21 17:14
    @lemondrop said
    Spurious Games by David Jenkins
    a mystery novel with a lot of chess clues
    so far so good
    Have you solved the mystery yet? 😉

    -VR
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    16 Jan '21 17:43
    @lemondrop said
    Spurious Games by David Jenkins
    a mystery novel with a lot of chess clues
    so far so good
    I've just started this. Really good. A mystery with humour and chess! The perfect novel?
  6. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @very-rusty said
    Have you solved the mystery yet? 😉

    -VR
    the butler did it
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @lemondrop said
    the butler did it
    Why do I not believe you? 😛 😉

    -VR
  8. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @very-rusty said
    Why do I not believe you? 😛 😉

    -VR
    I would tell you to read it but I don't think you read a lot
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @lemondrop said
    I would tell you to read it but I don't think you read a lot
    I don't think you understand what you read! 😛 😉

    -VR
  10. Subscriberlemondrop
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    a book that I keep on my coffee table is The Puzzle Universe a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles
    good exercise for the brain
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Jan '21 18:45
    @lemondrop said
    a book that I keep on my coffee table is The Puzzle Universe a history of mathematics in 315 puzzles
    good exercise for the brain
    Does it ever leave the coffee table or just there as an ornament? 😉

    -VR
  12. Subscriberlemondrop
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    I'm a tsundoku
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @lemondrop said
    I'm a tsundoku
    So another way of saying you have a bunch of unread books so you say! 😉

    -VR
  14. Subscriberlemondrop
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    @very-rusty said
    So another way of saying you have a bunch of unread books so you say! 😉

    -VR
    exactly
    I buy a lot of books I will never read
    it's a compulsion of mine
    being surrounded by books is comforting
    but I do manage to read a few of them
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    16 Jan '21 19:06
    @lemondrop said
    exactly
    I buy a lot of books I will never read
    it's a compulsion of mine
    being surrounded by books is comforting
    but I do manage to read a few of them
    So you are a bit of hoarder also! 😉

    -VR
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