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Offline Nemesis

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2012, 09:57:03 pm »
My OH bought me a Kindle at Christmas, I have a habit of reading more than one book at a time, The History of Broadmoor and the whole works of Charles Dickens are on it now, as well as a number of horror stories and a Jilly Cooper which is somewhat inane !Re-reading James Herbert, John Saul and Richard Laymon too.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2012, 10:28:05 pm »
You can store hundreds of books on your iPhone and read them on there.

What iphone would this be?  :laugh:
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2012, 07:13:02 pm »
I have just finished reading Piers of Wales. It is a super book with plenty of photographs but it left me feeling rather sad.
How can such wonderful structures have had such a hard time?
If it wasn't damage from the sea, it was fire or lack of finances that was the ultimate demise.
All the problems of indecisive councils and lack of maintenance doesn't seem to have changed in 200 years!
When you see Dave R's photographs of the rotting woodwork and rusty ironwork on Llandudno pier, it makes you scared that this one will go the same way as many others.
Surely this would never be allowed with its listed status?
Reading the book also made me realise the true significance of the Pier Pavilion and what a shame that there is no longer a bandstand on the pier.
Fester you are lucky to have an active part in keeping this magnificent structure going.
I loved the toll houses on the pier at Aberystwyth.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2012, 08:54:02 pm »
Hollins,

It is indeed a most interesting book.
The demise of all piers is inevitable in the end.  Its just a case of delaying that as long as possible.
Could it happen to Llandudno Pier you ask?

Well, it is happening.
By cuts in the amount of staff who maintain it, by ignoring minor wood-rot until it becomes chronic, and by lack of future investment in new ventures.... it leads to deterioration and before you know it, you have the Colwyn Bay scenario.  &shake&
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2012, 09:07:47 pm »
I don't see why the demise of any pier is inevitable. A regular maintenance programme will ensure it is kept in good condition. As long as it makes a profit, then it can be sustained.

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« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2012, 09:24:56 pm »
I was being philosophical.... the demise of ALL things is inevitable... but badly maintained piers even more so.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2012, 09:42:43 pm »
I was being philosophical.... the demise of ALL things is inevitable...
Even the Universe itself?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2012, 10:07:56 pm »
I was being philosophical.... the demise of ALL things is inevitable...
Even the Universe itself?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2012, 10:11:35 pm »
I was being philosophical.... the demise of ALL things is inevitable...
Even the Universe itself?

Yes, including BETBOO.COM
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2012, 10:12:37 pm »
I was being philosophical.... the demise of ALL things is inevitable...
Even the Universe itself?

Yes, including BETBOO.COM

Nooooo!  :o
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2012, 09:59:21 am »
I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire at the moment.
without a worry in the world... :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #71 on: November 27, 2012, 11:25:56 am »
I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire at the moment.


My favourite series of books but it can get quite frustrating waiting for each new release.
Sky Atlantic have bought the HBO adaptation of the series but they've stuck with the name
Game Of Thrones as the title to the series.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2012, 11:27:00 am »
I'm reading the Father Brown stories by G.K Chesterton that I downloaded free from Kindle.   Anyone invested in a Kindle Fire yet?   If so what's the verdict?   ???
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Offline DaveR

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2012, 11:30:39 am »
I'm working my way through a couple of Clive Cusslers.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2012, 11:48:21 am »
I quite like reading autobiographies, I've just finished
'Comedy and Error: They Really Were Marvellous Times' by Simon Day.
I've just downloaded my first book in iBooks on my iPad so I'm about to start reading
'Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock' by Sammy Hagar.
I bought the Enhanced Edition which has some videos in it too but was still a couple of
quid cheaper than the standard edition. Can't quite work that one out!
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