July 2021 book of the month club

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As I posted yesterday, I haven't been reading much. Too much gardening !!! 👩‍🌾
But just checked, and I've only 9 days left on my loan, so guess I better set aside some reading time. :read:
 
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Read up to the end of chapter fourteen yesterday. And then had the
song Waltzing Matilda stuck in my head.

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Knowing my loan will be up soon, motivated me, so I've read a lot the last couple of days.

About to start Book Six - page 178 of 254, so should finish before the e-book goes "poof".

so saddened when Nyima was lost in the avalanche. :(

Laughed though at the border guard earlier on, who was difficult until he was offered the bribery of gifts, and then wanted pretty much everything they were wearing. :lol:
 
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Just a few chapters to go now. Will finish today, for sure.

Who else is reading? And how far along have you gotten?
 

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I'm at chapter 42. I have read some about this author, Jeffrey Archer. 54 million somehow disappeared from a charity he sponsored. In 2001, he was imprisoned for perjury and perverting the course of justice in connection with a trial he had in 1987. He flirted with the law over several African coups, too. He deceived people over his family. And he is a champion of British superiority. I am not condemning him for his life - it is a tough world out there and we have to make our way through it as best we can. But I am having trouble accepting his conclusions in this book as being non-biased.
 

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He served 4 years in Belmarsh Prison, London, a high security prison for the perjury but didn't waste his time there, wrote 3 books..The Prison Diaries and made a lot of money from them. Whilst I don't like him as a person, I can't deny he writes a good book.
 
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Hope you made some notes. I will start it in a week otherwise I will forget a lot of the detail.
Yeah, I really need to make notes, or just write my review in Word, and save the file till I'm ready to post it here. Otherwise, I'll forget everything I wanted to mention.

And, wow, on the author's life. Different, but almost as disturbing as Anne Perry.
 

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I’m just starting so I don’t forget what I read. I read about his life too awhile back. Not a wonderful person, but I read another book by him and enjoyed it. Not fond of JK Rowling either but sure loved Harry Potter!
 
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Finished a few days ago. The book was well written and a satisfying read. It did leave me with a few questions.
Discussion starts day after tomorrow, so maybe we can answer your questions, and if not, certainly we can discuss them. :)
 
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Hope everyone still reading Paths of Glory will be done soon, as discussion time starts tomorrow. :compsurfing:

While you finish up and/or gather your thoughts on the book, if you haven't yet voted in the poll for the genre for September's book, maybe you can do it now. Here's the thread: Book of the Month Poll for September 2021 - Genre, you decide
 
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