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Helen BS: Best book you've read recently (26) RE: BS: Best book you've read recently 02 Dec 19


I'm happy to report that since my retirement a few months ago I have started reading more regularly again. Lady of leisure now. ("That was no lady...etc etc...boom-boom!")

I have been reading a range of different books lately.

The latest Terry Pratchett that I read was Wee Free Men, which is part of the Tiffany Aching series. It was a good 'un, but not what I would call the best Pratchett I've read.

I just bought a replacement book of the first Pratchett book that I ever read, and which set me on the Pratchett path for many, many years, and I managed to infect lots of other people with the Pratchett bug too, my library customers, friends, family etc. Somehow my copy of Good Omens was lost or misplaced and since I have also ordered the DVD of the TV series, I am planning to re-read the book in anticipation of watching the show. It will probably be a book that I list in this thread, even on my third reading, but I haven't read it for a couple of decades or so, so the thread title prohibits me from adding it to your list, i.e. it's not yet a "recent" read but it will be soon, I hope.

I also recently read Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, which is her sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. It was an interesting exercise, having read THT when it was first released and then again just before the TV series, which I wasn't really impressed with - compared with the book - because it went on and on and on and on. The Testaments was an interesting contrast to the direction that the TV show was going in. I just this morning watched a TV documentary on Margaret Atwood so that adds extra information as well to my overstacked brain.

Probably the best two books that I read while still in the workforce were by Scott Adams, i.e. The Dilbert Principle, and Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook. They kept me sane while laughing at how much Adams seemed to know about some of the people posing as managers at my ex-workplace.

Never ask an ex-librarian to name the best book s/he has read lately because it will never be just one book.


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