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#21  Postby don't get me started » Jan 27, 2020 4:33 am

1. The Bilingual Mind and What it Tells us About language and Thought - Aneta Pavlenko
2. Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse - Olcay Sert

3. The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology - Alexandra Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon (Eds.)

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A collection of papers describing how various languages go about using evidentials. These are grammatical markers that indicate the source of the knowledge, In English they are not obligatory, but in many languages around the world, especially in Amazonia and the Tibetan Burmese families, evidential marking is needed for a sentence to be grammatically correct. You have to show whether you know this because you saw it yourself, or somebody told you about it, or whether it is merely deduced and so on.

A hard, but interesting read.

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#22  Postby crazyfitter » Jan 27, 2020 8:02 pm

1. Knife - Jo Nesbo
2. Unnatural Causes - Dr Richard Shepherd
3. Pravda Ha Ha - Rory MacLean. Great book, I’ve written a review in What’cha Readin.
4. Triplanetary - EE “Doc” Smith
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#23  Postby don't get me started » Jan 27, 2020 10:46 pm

crazyfitter wrote:
3. Pravda Ha Ha - Rory MacLean. Great book, I’ve written a review in What’cha Readin.



Excellent review crazyfitter. I've just ordered it. :thumbup:
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#24  Postby Animavore » Jan 28, 2020 2:47 pm

Assassin's Aprentice - Robin Hobb. A most excellent read.
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#25  Postby Blip » Jan 29, 2020 10:02 am


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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#26  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 30, 2020 11:48 pm

thanks, blipster :cheers:

1. new orleans vampires: history and legend - marita woywod crandle - 7/10

2. the darkest part of the woods - ramsey campbell - 8/10 - much more of a dark, folk fantasy with elements of horror....this bordered on the oppressive at times and is one of those that leaves you feeling like a hot shower and a strong coffee after you've read some...

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#27  Postby felltoearth » Jan 31, 2020 2:05 am

...I was gonna say.
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#28  Postby Animavore » Jan 31, 2020 5:46 am

I started my first book in November.

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#29  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 31, 2020 8:51 am

doesn't matter - it's when you finish that counts....;)
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#30  Postby Blip » Jan 31, 2020 9:17 am

1. Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson
2. The Melody by Jim Crace
3. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
4. The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
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#31  Postby Animavore » Jan 31, 2020 9:30 am

UncertainSloth wrote:doesn't matter - it's when you finish that counts....;)

I just mean if you thought 4 weeks was bad I'm much further off course for getting 50. :lol:
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#32  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 31, 2020 10:31 am

Ah, gotcha...blame my early morning brain....
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#33  Postby UncertainSloth » Feb 04, 2020 10:54 pm

1. new orleans vampires: history and legend - marita woywod crandle - 7/10
2. the darkest part of the woods - ramsey campbell - 8/10
3. paranormal encounters on Britain's roads - peter a mccue - 6/10...an odd blend of anecdotes and snippets of stories, along with scientific interpretation and explanation, the occasional brush with the woo, a modicum of loose ends and unanswered questions and an ability to make potentially interesting experiences sound as dry as the soles of my feet

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#34  Postby Fallible » Feb 04, 2020 11:11 pm

1. The Wych Elm - Tana French.
2. Starve Acre - Andrew Michael Hurley.
3. Assassin’s Apprentice - Robin Hobb. Re-read.
4. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb.
5. Assassin’s Quest - Robin Hobb.



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#35  Postby Blip » Feb 05, 2020 9:01 am

1. Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson
2. The Melody by Jim Crace
3. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
4. The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
5. Last Friends by Jane Gardam
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Re: The Book Thread 2020

#36  Postby Blip » Feb 06, 2020 8:48 am

1. Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson
2. The Melody by Jim Crace
3. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
4. The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
5. Last Friends by Jane Gardam
6. Corridor Dance by Peter Preston
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#37  Postby NamelessFaceless » Feb 07, 2020 2:43 pm

Audiobooks in Italics

1. I, Claudius - Robert Graves
2. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
3. The Man in the Iron Mask - Alexandre Dumas
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#38  Postby Blip » Feb 11, 2020 7:27 am

1. Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson
2. The Melody by Jim Crace
3. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
4. The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
5. Last Friends by Jane Gardam
6. Corridor Dance by Peter Preston
7. Quarantine by Jim Crace
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#39  Postby Fallible » Feb 13, 2020 12:18 pm

1. The Wych Elm - Tana French.
2. Starve Acre - Andrew Michael Hurley.
3. Assassin’s Apprentice - Robin Hobb. Re-read.
4. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb.
5. Assassin’s Quest - Robin Hobb.
6. Swan Song - Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott.

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To the outside world, they were the icons of high society — the most glamorous and influential women of their age. To Truman Capote they were his Swans: the ideal heroines, as vulnerable as they were powerful. They trusted him with their most guarded, martini-soaked secrets, each believing she was more special and loved than the next…
Until he betrayed them.
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#40  Postby Fallible » Feb 15, 2020 5:51 pm

1. The Wych Elm - Tana French.
2. Starve Acre - Andrew Michael Hurley.
3. Assassin’s Apprentice - Robin Hobb. Re-read.
4. Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb.
5. Assassin’s Quest - Robin Hobb.
6. Swan Song - Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott.
7. Pine - Francine Toon.

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