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Beth Pavell

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We've started re-reading Holes, which we're both very fond of. We'll get through it in no time, I expect. cx
"If only, if only, the woodpecker sighed"

I've been working my way through Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium, Lucy Inglis. Much better than I was expecting. A lot of these specialised histories seem to be written by non-historians, and thus are prone to meander or contain a lot of filler. Milk of Paradise doesn't stick rigidly with opium, but only to provide proper context for the use of opium and opiates.

Also recently started re-reading A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin, because I can't find my copy of A Game of Thrones
 

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I picked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling back up again. I've had Harry Potter on my mind a lot lately, and I feel like it's just gonna drive me more to write the fic I've had stirring in my mind for years (and I might just start it after I finish the other stories I'm working on already), or at least get it more fleshed out and on paper.
 

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Still working through Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium, Lucy Inglis. Also now about halfway through Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III, Archamaester Glyndayn George R.R. Martin
 

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The Memory Police, by Yoko Ogawa.

Living with censorship and fascism on an island where "disappearances" fade from memory, leaving less and less of the culture and the people there. Miserably beautiful.
 

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Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. I would say that this is my xth time reading it, but I've genuinely lost count.

someone get me another book
 

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Couple of entries for the Summer competition, and finished Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium. Not bad by any means, though felt kinda rushed towards the end when bringing the history up to date in the modern era
 

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Finished re-reading A Forest World by Felix Salten (It's soooo good!...but why do all the deer characters have to be so insufferable?!), and I'm gonna start on Rachel Roberts' Avalon: Web of Magic series soon. Been wanting to read it for a while, and I have the first four books already.

Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. I would say that this is my xth time reading it, but I've genuinely lost count.

someone get me another book
I'm not familiar with your tastes, but if you want, I'd be happy to recommend you some books to read if you'd like.
 

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Read and re-read the one-shot entries so I wouldn't get wrecked by judging later in the week. Highly recommend; it's a fun bunch.

also read a paper on the propagation of turbulent flow in perforated pipes, but that's... much less fun.
 

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Does reading the requirements for TESOL certification count?

That aside, started reading a Holocaust Memoir, In My Hands.
 
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