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#281  Postby NamelessFaceless » Aug 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. Kim - Rudyard Kipling
2. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
3. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams - Josiah Adams
4. PNIN - Vladimir Nabokov
5. Zuleika Dobson, or An Oxford Love Story - Sir Max Beerbohm
6. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
7. The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
8. Now It Can Be Told - Philip Gibbs
9. The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan - Laurence Leamer
10. History of the Plague in London - Daniel Defoe
11. The Worm Ouroboros - E.R. Eddison
12. The Bad Beginnings: Or, Orphans!; The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!; The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!; The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snickets (Books 1 through 4 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
13. The Religion of the Ancient Celts - J.A. MacColluch
14. My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt - Sarah Bernhardt
15. To Find A Mountain - Dan Ames
16. Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis
17. The Neon Lawyer - Victor Methos
18. Ask Him Why - Catherine Ryan Hyde
19. Look Behind You - Sibel Hodge
20. The Austere Academy; The Ersatz Elevator; The Vile Village; The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snickets (Books 5 through 8 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
21. Livia Lone - Barry Eisler
22. Howards End - E.M. Forster
23. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
24. The Carnivorous Carnival; The Slippery Slope; The Grim Grotto - Lemony Snickets (Books 9 through 11 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
25. The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
26 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
27. The Penultimate Peril; The End - Lemony Snickets (Books 12 and 13 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
28. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
29. The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland - Rebekah Crane
30. The Man Who Knew Too Much - G.K Chesterton
31. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
32. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
33. She - Henry Rider Haggard
34. A Cold and Broken Hallelujah - Tyler Dilts
35. Book of Mormon - Joseph Smith
36. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
37. 120 Days of Sodom - Marquis de Sade
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#282  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 18, 2017 7:37 pm

1. born to run - bruce springsteen - 4/5
2. the magus - john fowles - 5/5
3. hideous creatures - s e lister - 4/5
4. the wind up bird chronicle - haruki murakami - 5/5
5. the supernatural enhancements - edgar canetro - 4/5
6. secret history of twin peaks - mark frost - 5/5
7. a ghost's story - lorna gibb - 4/5
8. longbarrow - mark morris - 3.5/5
9. wolves - simon ings - 3/5
10. the fire sermon - francesca haig - 3.5/5
11. man in the picture - susan hill - 4/5
12. wild sheep chase - haruki murakami - 4/5
13. old man and the wasteland (wasteland saga 1)- nick cole - 4.5/5
14. the savage boy (wasteland saga 2)- nick cole - 5/5
15. the road is a river (wasteland saga 3)- nick cole - 5/5
16. nyctophobia - christopher fowler - 4/5
17. pedro paramo - juan rolfo - 4/5
18. lost girl - adam nevill - 4/5
19. darkest past:haunting tales - benedict ashforth - 4/5 -
20. verona - benedict ashforth - 4/5
21. library of souls: miss peregrine 3 - ransom riggs - 4/5
22. thin air - michelle paver - 5/5
23. travelling bag and other ghostly stories - susan hill - 3/5
24. the last one - alexandra oliva - 4/5
25. hekla's children - james brogden - 4/5
26. i am providence - nick mamatas - 3.5/5
27. beneath the lake - christopher ransom - 3.5/5
28. the adventures of mr maximillian bacchus and his travelling circus - clive barker - 4/5
29. 10 extreme ghost stories - algernon blackwood - 4/5
30. essex serpent - sarah perry - 5/5
31. the noise of time - julian barnes - 4/5
32. a wrinkle in the skin - john christopher - 4/5
33. his bloody project - graeme mcrae burnet - 5/5
34. bodies of water - v.h. leslie - 4/5
35. thursbitch - alan garner - 4/5
36. down station - simon morden - 4.5/5
37. the dog stars - peter heller - 4/5
38. talking pictures: images and messages rescued from the past - ransom riggs - 5/5
39. tales of the peculiar - millard nullings esq (aka ransom riggs) - 5/5
40. sugar hall - tiffany murray - 4/5
41. six stories - matt wesolowski - 4/5
42. the fisherman - john langan - 5/5
43. after me comes the flood - sarah perry - 4.5./5
44. florence and giles - john harding - 4/5
45. the asylum - john harwood - 4/5
46. seed - ania ahlborn - 3/5
47. the palace of curiosities - rosie garland - 4/5
48. the quick - lauren owen - 4/5
49. the facts of life - graham joyce - 4/5
50. the song of achilles -madeline miller - 4/5

51. the girl who couldn;t read - john harding - 4.5/5
52. the fireman - joe hill - 5/5
53. equations of life - simon morden - 4/5
54. theories of flight - simon morden - 4/5 - book 2 in the sequence
55. degrees of freedom - simon morden - 4/5 - book 3 in the sequence
56. curve of the earth - simon morden - 4/5 - book 4...
57. the girl with all the gifts - m r carey - 4/5 - read it after watching the film - plenty of similarities - gets fairly different towards the end - worth a read and a watch...

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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#283  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 18, 2017 8:50 pm

1. Whispers Underground - Ben Aaronovitch
2. How to Write a Childrens Picture Book - Andrea Shavic
3. Absolute Friends - John le Carre'
4. A Time of Torment - John Connolly
5. The Jealous Kind - James Lee Burke
6. John Dies @ the End - David Wong
7. Istanbul. A Tale of Three Cities - Bettany Hughes
8. The Cup of Ghosts - Paul Doherty
9. Perido Street Station - China Mieville
10. Ancillary Justice - Anne Leckie
11. The Dry - Jane Harper
12. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
13. The Crossing - Michael Connelly
14. The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
15. House of the Rising Sun - James Lee Burke
16. The Redbreast - Joe Nesbo
17. A Rising Man - Abir Mukherjee
18. Extraordinary People - Peter May
19. The Whistler - John Grishham
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#284  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 19, 2017 4:08 pm

1. born to run - bruce springsteen - 4/5
2. the magus - john fowles - 5/5
3. hideous creatures - s e lister - 4/5
4. the wind up bird chronicle - haruki murakami - 5/5
5. the supernatural enhancements - edgar canetro - 4/5
6. secret history of twin peaks - mark frost - 5/5
7. a ghost's story - lorna gibb - 4/5
8. longbarrow - mark morris - 3.5/5
9. wolves - simon ings - 3/5
10. the fire sermon - francesca haig - 3.5/5
11. man in the picture - susan hill - 4/5
12. wild sheep chase - haruki murakami - 4/5
13. old man and the wasteland (wasteland saga 1)- nick cole - 4.5/5
14. the savage boy (wasteland saga 2)- nick cole - 5/5
15. the road is a river (wasteland saga 3)- nick cole - 5/5
16. nyctophobia - christopher fowler - 4/5
17. pedro paramo - juan rolfo - 4/5
18. lost girl - adam nevill - 4/5
19. darkest past:haunting tales - benedict ashforth - 4/5 -
20. verona - benedict ashforth - 4/5
21. library of souls: miss peregrine 3 - ransom riggs - 4/5
22. thin air - michelle paver - 5/5
23. travelling bag and other ghostly stories - susan hill - 3/5
24. the last one - alexandra oliva - 4/5
25. hekla's children - james brogden - 4/5
26. i am providence - nick mamatas - 3.5/5
27. beneath the lake - christopher ransom - 3.5/5
28. the adventures of mr maximillian bacchus and his travelling circus - clive barker - 4/5
29. 10 extreme ghost stories - algernon blackwood - 4/5
30. essex serpent - sarah perry - 5/5
31. the noise of time - julian barnes - 4/5
32. a wrinkle in the skin - john christopher - 4/5
33. his bloody project - graeme mcrae burnet - 5/5
34. bodies of water - v.h. leslie - 4/5
35. thursbitch - alan garner - 4/5
36. down station - simon morden - 4.5/5
37. the dog stars - peter heller - 4/5
38. talking pictures: images and messages rescued from the past - ransom riggs - 5/5
39. tales of the peculiar - millard nullings esq (aka ransom riggs) - 5/5
40. sugar hall - tiffany murray - 4/5
41. six stories - matt wesolowski - 4/5
42. the fisherman - john langan - 5/5
43. after me comes the flood - sarah perry - 4.5./5
44. florence and giles - john harding - 4/5
45. the asylum - john harwood - 4/5
46. seed - ania ahlborn - 3/5
47. the palace of curiosities - rosie garland - 4/5
48. the quick - lauren owen - 4/5
49. the facts of life - graham joyce - 4/5
50. the song of achilles -madeline miller - 4/5

51. the girl who couldn;t read - john harding - 4.5/5
52. the fireman - joe hill - 5/5
53. equations of life - simon morden - 4/5
54. theories of flight - simon morden - 4/5 - book 2 in the sequence
55. degrees of freedom - simon morden - 4/5 - book 3 in the sequence
56. curve of the earth - simon morden - 4/5 - book 4...
57. the girl with all the gifts - m r carey - 4/5 -
58. the girls - emma cline - 4.5/5 - really rather enjoyed this, good sense of place and time...

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Where did you have in mind?
Have to take care.. .unless there's a 'where',
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#285  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 19, 2017 11:40 pm

1. born to run - bruce springsteen - 4/5
2. the magus - john fowles - 5/5
3. hideous creatures - s e lister - 4/5
4. the wind up bird chronicle - haruki murakami - 5/5
5. the supernatural enhancements - edgar canetro - 4/5
6. secret history of twin peaks - mark frost - 5/5
7. a ghost's story - lorna gibb - 4/5
8. longbarrow - mark morris - 3.5/5
9. wolves - simon ings - 3/5
10. the fire sermon - francesca haig - 3.5/5
11. man in the picture - susan hill - 4/5
12. wild sheep chase - haruki murakami - 4/5
13. old man and the wasteland (wasteland saga 1)- nick cole - 4.5/5
14. the savage boy (wasteland saga 2)- nick cole - 5/5
15. the road is a river (wasteland saga 3)- nick cole - 5/5
16. nyctophobia - christopher fowler - 4/5
17. pedro paramo - juan rolfo - 4/5
18. lost girl - adam nevill - 4/5
19. darkest past:haunting tales - benedict ashforth - 4/5 -
20. verona - benedict ashforth - 4/5
21. library of souls: miss peregrine 3 - ransom riggs - 4/5
22. thin air - michelle paver - 5/5
23. travelling bag and other ghostly stories - susan hill - 3/5
24. the last one - alexandra oliva - 4/5
25. hekla's children - james brogden - 4/5
26. i am providence - nick mamatas - 3.5/5
27. beneath the lake - christopher ransom - 3.5/5
28. the adventures of mr maximillian bacchus and his travelling circus - clive barker - 4/5
29. 10 extreme ghost stories - algernon blackwood - 4/5
30. essex serpent - sarah perry - 5/5
31. the noise of time - julian barnes - 4/5
32. a wrinkle in the skin - john christopher - 4/5
33. his bloody project - graeme mcrae burnet - 5/5
34. bodies of water - v.h. leslie - 4/5
35. thursbitch - alan garner - 4/5
36. down station - simon morden - 4.5/5
37. the dog stars - peter heller - 4/5
38. talking pictures: images and messages rescued from the past - ransom riggs - 5/5
39. tales of the peculiar - millard nullings esq (aka ransom riggs) - 5/5
40. sugar hall - tiffany murray - 4/5
41. six stories - matt wesolowski - 4/5
42. the fisherman - john langan - 5/5
43. after me comes the flood - sarah perry - 4.5./5
44. florence and giles - john harding - 4/5
45. the asylum - john harwood - 4/5
46. seed - ania ahlborn - 3/5
47. the palace of curiosities - rosie garland - 4/5
48. the quick - lauren owen - 4/5
49. the facts of life - graham joyce - 4/5
50. the song of achilles -madeline miller - 4/5

51. the girl who couldn;t read - john harding - 4.5/5
52. the fireman - joe hill - 5/5
53. equations of life - simon morden - 4/5
54. theories of flight - simon morden - 4/5 - book 2 in the sequence
55. degrees of freedom - simon morden - 4/5 - book 3 in the sequence
56. curve of the earth - simon morden - 4/5 - book 4...
57. the girl with all the gifts - m r carey - 4/5 -
58. the girls - emma cline - 4.5/5
59. embers - sandor marai - 4/5 - rather enjoyed this one - very dark little tale, in all senses...

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Where did you have in mind?
Have to take care.. .unless there's a 'where',
You'll only be wandering blind.
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Where are we to go? Where are we ever to go?

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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#286  Postby Blip » Aug 21, 2017 7:01 am

First 50 here.

51 All That Man Is by David Szalay
52 The Muse by Jessie Burton
53 The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
54 Stoner by John Williams
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#287  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 22, 2017 9:20 pm

1. Whispers Underground - Ben Aaronovitch
2. How to Write a Childrens Picture Book - Andrea Shavic
3. Absolute Friends - John le Carre'
4. A Time of Torment - John Connolly
5. The Jealous Kind - James Lee Burke
6. John Dies @ the End - David Wong
7. Istanbul. A Tale of Three Cities - Bettany Hughes
8. The Cup of Ghosts - Paul Doherty
9. Perido Street Station - China Mieville
10. Ancillary Justice - Anne Leckie
11. The Dry - Jane Harper
12. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
13. The Crossing - Michael Connelly
14. The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
15. House of the Rising Sun - James Lee Burke
16. The Redbreast - Joe Nesbo
17. A Rising Man - Abir Mukherjee
18. Extraordinary People - Peter May
19. The Whistler - John Grishham
20. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#288  Postby Fallible » Aug 23, 2017 6:55 am

1. The Heresy of Doctor Dee - Phil Rickman.
2. I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan - Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci.
3. Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse: And Other Lessons From Modern Life - David Mitchell.
4. A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson.
5. I am No One - Patrick Flanery.
6. A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay.
7. Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov.
8. Fellside - M.R. Carey.
9. I Am Providence - Nick Mamas.
10. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories - H.P. Lovecraft.
11. The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry.
12. A Ghost's Story - Lorna Gibb.
13. The Noise of Time - Julian Barnes.
14. Black Water Lilies - Michel Bussi.
15. Hekla's Children - James Brogden.
16. Just an Ordinary Day - Shirley Jackson.
17. The Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain.
18. Thin Air - Michelle Paver.
19. Nocturnal Animals - Austin Wright.
20. Moonglow - Michael Chabon.
21. American Gods - Neil Gaiman. Re-read.
22. Thursbitch - Alan Garner.
23. The Wind Through the Keyhole: a Dark Tower Novel - Stephen King.
24. Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty.
25. American Pastoral - Philip Roth.
26. End of Watch - Stephen King.
27. The Somnambulist - Essie Fox. :roll:
28. Hot Milk - Deborah Levy.
29. A Hundred Thousand Worlds - Bob Proehl.
30. The Girls - Emma Cline.
31. The Girll With All the Gifts - M.R. Carey.
32. Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult.
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#289  Postby NamelessFaceless » Aug 24, 2017 2:10 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. Kim - Rudyard Kipling
2. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
3. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams - Josiah Adams
4. PNIN - Vladimir Nabokov
5. Zuleika Dobson, or An Oxford Love Story - Sir Max Beerbohm
6. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
7. The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
8. Now It Can Be Told - Philip Gibbs
9. The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan - Laurence Leamer
10. History of the Plague in London - Daniel Defoe
11. The Worm Ouroboros - E.R. Eddison
12. The Bad Beginnings: Or, Orphans!; The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!; The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!; The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snickets (Books 1 through 4 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
13. The Religion of the Ancient Celts - J.A. MacColluch
14. My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt - Sarah Bernhardt
15. To Find A Mountain - Dan Ames
16. Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis
17. The Neon Lawyer - Victor Methos
18. Ask Him Why - Catherine Ryan Hyde
19. Look Behind You - Sibel Hodge
20. The Austere Academy; The Ersatz Elevator; The Vile Village; The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snickets (Books 5 through 8 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
21. Livia Lone - Barry Eisler
22. Howards End - E.M. Forster
23. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
24. The Carnivorous Carnival; The Slippery Slope; The Grim Grotto - Lemony Snickets (Books 9 through 11 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
25. The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
26 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
27. The Penultimate Peril; The End - Lemony Snickets (Books 12 and 13 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
28. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
29. The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland - Rebekah Crane
30. The Man Who Knew Too Much - G.K Chesterton
31. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
32. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
33. She - Henry Rider Haggard
34. A Cold and Broken Hallelujah - Tyler Dilts
35. Book of Mormon - Joseph Smith
36. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
37. 120 Days of Sodom - Marquis de Sade
38. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#290  Postby crazyfitter » Aug 28, 2017 2:57 pm

1. Whispers Underground - Ben Aaronovitch
2. How to Write a Childrens Picture Book - Andrea Shavic
3. Absolute Friends - John le Carre'
4. A Time of Torment - John Connolly
5. The Jealous Kind - James Lee Burke
6. John Dies @ the End - David Wong
7. Istanbul. A Tale of Three Cities - Bettany Hughes
8. The Cup of Ghosts - Paul Doherty
9. Perido Street Station - China Mieville
10. Ancillary Justice - Anne Leckie
11. The Dry - Jane Harper
12. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
13. The Crossing - Michael Connelly
14. The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
15. House of the Rising Sun - James Lee Burke
16. The Redbreast - Joe Nesbo
17. A Rising Man - Abir Mukherjee
18. Extraordinary People - Peter May
19. The Whistler - John Grishham
20. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
21. The Fourth Monkey - J.D.Barker
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#291  Postby Blip » Aug 29, 2017 9:38 am

First 50 here.

51 All That Man Is by David Szalay
52 The Muse by Jessie Burton
53 The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
54 Stoner by John Williams
55 Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
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#292  Postby don't get me started » Aug 30, 2017 10:54 am

1.Thresholds of Peace. German prisoners and the People of Britain. 1944-1948 - Matthew Sullivan
2. Escape from Germany - Aidan Crawley
3. Applying Cognitive Linguistics to Second Language Learning and Teaching - Jeanette Littlemore
4. Food in History - Reay Tannahill
5. The Cyclist Who Went Out In the Cold - Tim Moore
6. Cognitive English Grammar - Günther Radden & René Dirven
7. The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland - Rory Stewart
8. Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe - Gaston Dorren
9. The Blitz: The British Under Attack - Juliet Gardiner
10. Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Maturin
11. Seeds of Earth - Michael Cobley
12. An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler - Peter Fritzsche
13. Speaking our Minds: Why Human communication is Different, and How Language Evolved to make it Special - Thom Scott-Phillips
14. In the Land of Giants: A journey through the Dark Ages - Max Adams
15. Conversational Repair and Human Understanding - Makoto Hayashi, Geoffrey Raymond & Jack Sidnell (Eds.)
16. Indirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary Studies (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology) - Alessandro Capone (Ed.) (Re-read)
17. Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can help Adults Learn a Foreign Language - Richard Robers and Roger Kreuz
18. Fecal Matters in Early Modern Literature and Art: Studies in Scatology - Jeff Persels and Russell Ganim (Eds.)
19. Books that Changed the World - Robert B Downs.
20. Um el Madayan: An Islamic City through the Ages - Abderrahman Ayoub, Jamila Binous and Abderrazak Gragueb (Re-read)
21. English Grammar: Your questions answered - Michael McCarthy
22. Look to Windward - Iain M Banks (re-read)
23. War against War - Ernst Friedrich
24. The Story of the Human Body - Daniel Lieberman
25. The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu - Dan Jurafsky
26. Grammars of Space: Explorations in Cognitive Diversity
27. An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, or...60 Years of making the same mistakes as always - John O'Farrel
28. The Kings of Albion - Julian Rathbone (re-read)
29. The Story of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
30. The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End - Robert Gerwath
31. Soldier Spy - Tom Marcus
32. Direct and Indirect Speech (Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs) - Florian Coulmas (Ed.)
33. Rethinking Linguistic Relativity (Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language) = John Gumperz & Steven Levinson (Eds.)
34. Is that a Fish in your Ear? The Amazing Adventure of Translation - David Bellos

No. 34 was a well put together book containing all manner of hidden gems and interesting insights. One thing I liked was the chapter on machine translation and how we are still struggling to get a machine to work reliably and consistently. The author explained how Google Translate works.
Rather than having some kind of database of lexical matches between the source and target, akin to a bilingual dictionary, and a slot-and-filler grammar type algorithm (which is how I thought GT worked), the underlying concept is that whatever the phrase or sentence is in the source language, it is probably not unique, and somewhere out there it has been translated before. The google thingamajig just looks at all the available translations from source L. to target L. and looks to find how the looked-for item has been translated before and gives the most frequent occurrence as the translation, with lesser occurrences listed beneath and an option for the user to suggest a better translation.

This undermines one of the basic assumptions of the whole generative linguistics tradition, which is that infinite variety is created from a finite set of 'words and rules'. In actual fact, it seems that people pretty much say the same things again and again...and translate the same things again and again.

The new semester is starting here shortly and I have my long commute to spend with my nose in a book...I'm looking forward to getting back to some extensive reading sessions.
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#293  Postby Blip » Sep 04, 2017 3:41 pm

First 50 here.

51 All That Man Is by David Szalay
52 The Muse by Jessie Burton
53 The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
54 Stoner by John Williams
55 Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
56 The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#294  Postby NamelessFaceless » Sep 05, 2017 2:11 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. Kim - Rudyard Kipling
2. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume
3. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams - Josiah Adams
4. PNIN - Vladimir Nabokov
5. Zuleika Dobson, or An Oxford Love Story - Sir Max Beerbohm
6. On the Road - Jack Kerouac
7. The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
8. Now It Can Be Told - Philip Gibbs
9. The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan - Laurence Leamer
10. History of the Plague in London - Daniel Defoe
11. The Worm Ouroboros - E.R. Eddison
12. The Bad Beginnings: Or, Orphans!; The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!; The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!; The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snickets (Books 1 through 4 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
13. The Religion of the Ancient Celts - J.A. MacColluch
14. My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt - Sarah Bernhardt
15. To Find A Mountain - Dan Ames
16. Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis
17. The Neon Lawyer - Victor Methos
18. Ask Him Why - Catherine Ryan Hyde
19. Look Behind You - Sibel Hodge
20. The Austere Academy; The Ersatz Elevator; The Vile Village; The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snickets (Books 5 through 8 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
21. Livia Lone - Barry Eisler
22. Howards End - E.M. Forster
23. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
24. The Carnivorous Carnival; The Slippery Slope; The Grim Grotto - Lemony Snickets (Books 9 through 11 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
25. The House of Hades - Rick Riordan
26 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
27. The Penultimate Peril; The End - Lemony Snickets (Books 12 and 13 of A Series of Unfortunate Events)
28. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis
29. The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland - Rebekah Crane
30. The Man Who Knew Too Much - G.K Chesterton
31. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
32. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
33. She - Henry Rider Haggard
34. A Cold and Broken Hallelujah - Tyler Dilts
35. Book of Mormon - Joseph Smith
36. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
37. 120 Days of Sodom - Marquis de Sade
38. Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
39. Under the Volcano - Malcolm Lowry
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#295  Postby crazyfitter » Sep 05, 2017 9:13 pm

1. Whispers Underground - Ben Aaronovitch
2. How to Write a Childrens Picture Book - Andrea Shavic
3. Absolute Friends - John le Carre'
4. A Time of Torment - John Connolly
5. The Jealous Kind - James Lee Burke
6. John Dies @ the End - David Wong
7. Istanbul. A Tale of Three Cities - Bettany Hughes
8. The Cup of Ghosts - Paul Doherty
9. Perido Street Station - China Mieville
10. Ancillary Justice - Anne Leckie
11. The Dry - Jane Harper
12. The Scarecrow - Michael Connelly
13. The Crossing - Michael Connelly
14. The Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
15. House of the Rising Sun - James Lee Burke
16. The Redbreast - Joe Nesbo
17. A Rising Man - Abir Mukherjee
18. Extraordinary People - Peter May
19. The Whistler - John Grishham
20. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
21. The Fourth Monkey - J.D.Barker
22. The Force - Don Winslow
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#296  Postby UncertainSloth » Sep 05, 2017 9:26 pm

1. born to run - bruce springsteen - 4/5
2. the magus - john fowles - 5/5
3. hideous creatures - s e lister - 4/5
4. the wind up bird chronicle - haruki murakami - 5/5
5. the supernatural enhancements - edgar canetro - 4/5
6. secret history of twin peaks - mark frost - 5/5
7. a ghost's story - lorna gibb - 4/5
8. longbarrow - mark morris - 3.5/5
9. wolves - simon ings - 3/5
10. the fire sermon - francesca haig - 3.5/5
11. man in the picture - susan hill - 4/5
12. wild sheep chase - haruki murakami - 4/5
13. old man and the wasteland (wasteland saga 1)- nick cole - 4.5/5
14. the savage boy (wasteland saga 2)- nick cole - 5/5
15. the road is a river (wasteland saga 3)- nick cole - 5/5
16. nyctophobia - christopher fowler - 4/5
17. pedro paramo - juan rolfo - 4/5
18. lost girl - adam nevill - 4/5
19. darkest past:haunting tales - benedict ashforth - 4/5 -
20. verona - benedict ashforth - 4/5
21. library of souls: miss peregrine 3 - ransom riggs - 4/5
22. thin air - michelle paver - 5/5
23. travelling bag and other ghostly stories - susan hill - 3/5
24. the last one - alexandra oliva - 4/5
25. hekla's children - james brogden - 4/5
26. i am providence - nick mamatas - 3.5/5
27. beneath the lake - christopher ransom - 3.5/5
28. the adventures of mr maximillian bacchus and his travelling circus - clive barker - 4/5
29. 10 extreme ghost stories - algernon blackwood - 4/5
30. essex serpent - sarah perry - 5/5
31. the noise of time - julian barnes - 4/5
32. a wrinkle in the skin - john christopher - 4/5
33. his bloody project - graeme mcrae burnet - 5/5
34. bodies of water - v.h. leslie - 4/5
35. thursbitch - alan garner - 4/5
36. down station - simon morden - 4.5/5
37. the dog stars - peter heller - 4/5
38. talking pictures: images and messages rescued from the past - ransom riggs - 5/5
39. tales of the peculiar - millard nullings esq (aka ransom riggs) - 5/5
40. sugar hall - tiffany murray - 4/5
41. six stories - matt wesolowski - 4/5
42. the fisherman - john langan - 5/5
43. after me comes the flood - sarah perry - 4.5./5
44. florence and giles - john harding - 4/5
45. the asylum - john harwood - 4/5
46. seed - ania ahlborn - 3/5
47. the palace of curiosities - rosie garland - 4/5
48. the quick - lauren owen - 4/5
49. the facts of life - graham joyce - 4/5
50. the song of achilles -madeline miller - 4/5

51. the girl who couldn;t read - john harding - 4.5/5
52. the fireman - joe hill - 5/5
53. equations of life - simon morden - 4/5
54. theories of flight - simon morden - 4/5 - book 2 in the sequence
55. degrees of freedom - simon morden - 4/5 - book 3 in the sequence
56. curve of the earth - simon morden - 4/5 - book 4...
57. the girl with all the gifts - m r carey - 4/5 -
58. the girls - emma cline - 4.5/5
59. embers - sandor marai - 4/5
60. jago - kim newman - 4/5 - like a bastard child of clive barker and phil rickman with a cast the size of game of thrones....almost too much going on in here at times - plenty to enjoy, though

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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#297  Postby UncertainSloth » Sep 07, 2017 6:28 pm

1. born to run - bruce springsteen - 4/5
2. the magus - john fowles - 5/5
3. hideous creatures - s e lister - 4/5
4. the wind up bird chronicle - haruki murakami - 5/5
5. the supernatural enhancements - edgar canetro - 4/5
6. secret history of twin peaks - mark frost - 5/5
7. a ghost's story - lorna gibb - 4/5
8. longbarrow - mark morris - 3.5/5
9. wolves - simon ings - 3/5
10. the fire sermon - francesca haig - 3.5/5
11. man in the picture - susan hill - 4/5
12. wild sheep chase - haruki murakami - 4/5
13. old man and the wasteland (wasteland saga 1)- nick cole - 4.5/5
14. the savage boy (wasteland saga 2)- nick cole - 5/5
15. the road is a river (wasteland saga 3)- nick cole - 5/5
16. nyctophobia - christopher fowler - 4/5
17. pedro paramo - juan rolfo - 4/5
18. lost girl - adam nevill - 4/5
19. darkest past:haunting tales - benedict ashforth - 4/5 -
20. verona - benedict ashforth - 4/5
21. library of souls: miss peregrine 3 - ransom riggs - 4/5
22. thin air - michelle paver - 5/5
23. travelling bag and other ghostly stories - susan hill - 3/5
24. the last one - alexandra oliva - 4/5
25. hekla's children - james brogden - 4/5
26. i am providence - nick mamatas - 3.5/5
27. beneath the lake - christopher ransom - 3.5/5
28. the adventures of mr maximillian bacchus and his travelling circus - clive barker - 4/5
29. 10 extreme ghost stories - algernon blackwood - 4/5
30. essex serpent - sarah perry - 5/5
31. the noise of time - julian barnes - 4/5
32. a wrinkle in the skin - john christopher - 4/5
33. his bloody project - graeme mcrae burnet - 5/5
34. bodies of water - v.h. leslie - 4/5
35. thursbitch - alan garner - 4/5
36. down station - simon morden - 4.5/5
37. the dog stars - peter heller - 4/5
38. talking pictures: images and messages rescued from the past - ransom riggs - 5/5
39. tales of the peculiar - millard nullings esq (aka ransom riggs) - 5/5
40. sugar hall - tiffany murray - 4/5
41. six stories - matt wesolowski - 4/5
42. the fisherman - john langan - 5/5
43. after me comes the flood - sarah perry - 4.5./5
44. florence and giles - john harding - 4/5
45. the asylum - john harwood - 4/5
46. seed - ania ahlborn - 3/5
47. the palace of curiosities - rosie garland - 4/5
48. the quick - lauren owen - 4/5
49. the facts of life - graham joyce - 4/5
50. the song of achilles -madeline miller - 4/5

51. the girl who couldn;t read - john harding - 4.5/5
52. the fireman - joe hill - 5/5
53. equations of life - simon morden - 4/5
54. theories of flight - simon morden - 4/5 - book 2 in the sequence
55. degrees of freedom - simon morden - 4/5 - book 3 in the sequence
56. curve of the earth - simon morden - 4/5 - book 4...
57. the girl with all the gifts - m r carey - 4/5 -
58. the girls - emma cline - 4.5/5
59. embers - sandor marai - 4/5
60. jago - kim newman - 4/5
*. and the sea called her name - joe hart -3.5/5 - not giving this one a number as i dont think its very long - twas a kindleread while waiting for fall to come out of work...decent little dark tale, well written..id read more of his...wouldve liked it to be longer, tbh
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#298  Postby Blip » Sep 10, 2017 6:12 am

First 50 here.

51 All That Man Is by David Szalay
52 The Muse by Jessie Burton
53 The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
54 Stoner by John Williams
55 Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
56 The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín
57 Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks
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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#299  Postby UncertainSloth » Sep 15, 2017 6:15 pm

1. born to run - bruce springsteen - 4/5
2. the magus - john fowles - 5/5
3. hideous creatures - s e lister - 4/5
4. the wind up bird chronicle - haruki murakami - 5/5
5. the supernatural enhancements - edgar canetro - 4/5
6. secret history of twin peaks - mark frost - 5/5
7. a ghost's story - lorna gibb - 4/5
8. longbarrow - mark morris - 3.5/5
9. wolves - simon ings - 3/5
10. the fire sermon - francesca haig - 3.5/5
11. man in the picture - susan hill - 4/5
12. wild sheep chase - haruki murakami - 4/5
13. old man and the wasteland (wasteland saga 1)- nick cole - 4.5/5
14. the savage boy (wasteland saga 2)- nick cole - 5/5
15. the road is a river (wasteland saga 3)- nick cole - 5/5
16. nyctophobia - christopher fowler - 4/5
17. pedro paramo - juan rolfo - 4/5
18. lost girl - adam nevill - 4/5
19. darkest past:haunting tales - benedict ashforth - 4/5 -
20. verona - benedict ashforth - 4/5
21. library of souls: miss peregrine 3 - ransom riggs - 4/5
22. thin air - michelle paver - 5/5
23. travelling bag and other ghostly stories - susan hill - 3/5
24. the last one - alexandra oliva - 4/5
25. hekla's children - james brogden - 4/5
26. i am providence - nick mamatas - 3.5/5
27. beneath the lake - christopher ransom - 3.5/5
28. the adventures of mr maximillian bacchus and his travelling circus - clive barker - 4/5
29. 10 extreme ghost stories - algernon blackwood - 4/5
30. essex serpent - sarah perry - 5/5
31. the noise of time - julian barnes - 4/5
32. a wrinkle in the skin - john christopher - 4/5
33. his bloody project - graeme mcrae burnet - 5/5
34. bodies of water - v.h. leslie - 4/5
35. thursbitch - alan garner - 4/5
36. down station - simon morden - 4.5/5
37. the dog stars - peter heller - 4/5
38. talking pictures: images and messages rescued from the past - ransom riggs - 5/5
39. tales of the peculiar - millard nullings esq (aka ransom riggs) - 5/5
40. sugar hall - tiffany murray - 4/5
41. six stories - matt wesolowski - 4/5
42. the fisherman - john langan - 5/5
43. after me comes the flood - sarah perry - 4.5./5
44. florence and giles - john harding - 4/5
45. the asylum - john harwood - 4/5
46. seed - ania ahlborn - 3/5
47. the palace of curiosities - rosie garland - 4/5
48. the quick - lauren owen - 4/5
49. the facts of life - graham joyce - 4/5
50. the song of achilles -madeline miller - 4/5

51. the girl who couldn;t read - john harding - 4.5/5
52. the fireman - joe hill - 5/5
53. equations of life - simon morden - 4/5
54. theories of flight - simon morden - 4/5 - book 2 in the sequence
55. degrees of freedom - simon morden - 4/5 - book 3 in the sequence
56. curve of the earth - simon morden - 4/5 - book 4...
57. the girl with all the gifts - m r carey - 4/5 -
58. the girls - emma cline - 4.5/5
59. embers - sandor marai - 4/5
60. jago - kim newman - 4/5
*. and the sea called her name - joe hart -3.5/5
61. the goddess and the thief - essie fox - fuckingwastedhoursofmylife/5

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Re: 25/50 Book Challenge 2017

#300  Postby Blip » Sep 17, 2017 3:15 pm

First 50 here.

51 All That Man Is by David Szalay
52 The Muse by Jessie Burton
53 The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook
54 Stoner by John Williams
55 Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
56 The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín
57 Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks
58 The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
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