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    That Difficult First Novel

    'A Visit From The Goon Squad' by Jennifer Egan When I was younger, if I could have chosen to be anything when I grew up, I'd have wanted to be a rock star. Never minding the fact that I had no ounce of musical talent, I loved the idea of being part of a touring rock group, writing amazing songs...
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    That Difficult First Novel

    Bit of a change up, as I do my yearly attempt to get more engaged in comic books/graphic novels. 'Marvel Comics: The Untold Story' by Sean Howe and 'Secret Wars' Ever since my move to using a Kindle (as well as tried and trusty paperback books), I've had a yearning to try and experience the...
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    murakami fans???

    I looked in a charity shop the other day and found Sputnik Sweetheart. Just in the middle of a few books, so will give it a read in a bit.
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    That Difficult First Novel

    'The Uncommon Reader' by Alan Bennett In two weeks, I am due to get married. An exciting new step in me and my fiancee's life, following the purchase of our first house in the summer last year. Due to both of our occupations being that of secondary school teachers, major events are always...
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    That Difficult First Novel

    Occasionally, I pick up a book on a whim, and it just grabs me by the collar and won’t let go. It is the same feeling you have when you hear a band whose music just works for you, making you feel excited about the medium as whole, let alone the song itself. A book with no wasted motion, where...
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    Hello

    Added - you've read several that I have (The Martian, Department of Speculation, The Checklist Manifesto). Big challenge to complete.
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    Hello

    Thanks very much. Post at a variety of forums, but decided I hadn't yet looked into the world of book forums enough.
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    Hello

    Hello, my name is Liam and I'm an English teacher who is tentatively entering the world of blogging about books. Goodreads Reading Challenges over the past two years have really kicked my reading into high gear, so good to find places to chat about it.
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    murakami fans???

    I've read: The Wind Up Bird Chronicle Norwegian Wood The Elephant Vanishes The one he released last year....can't remember the name - the one about the Pilgrimage. Love his stuff. Keep meaning to check out more of it - got IQ84 sat on my shelves currently.
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    Which e-reader do you own?

    I was bought a Kindle Fire for a Christmas a few years ago. Best present I've probably ever had.
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    That Difficult First Novel

    Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of ready Andy Miller’s ‘A Year of Dangerous Reading’ . Like seemingly all humans, I’m pre-disposed to enjoy lists of any sort; as a reader and writer, a list about books is nirvana-esque in nature. These were all books that had Miller had lied to people...
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