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Miner Willy

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    Reading Challenge 2018

    I'm at 49; should hit 50 tomorrow. Almost certain to get to 52 now, which I'm bizarrely obsessed with.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    Added to the list! I finished Touching the Void last night; ripped through it in a few days - couldn't put it down. Really great.
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    James O'Brien - How to Be Right (£4 on Amazon!)

    Almost finished: still brilliant. One of my favourite books this year.
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    Narcos - Season 4 on 16 November

    That was my interpretation too. I understood the violence progressed via revenge escalation down the years, where each new low becomes the new normal, then to be surpassed in the next act. That's how it's portrayed in the book, Chasing the Scream, anyway.
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    James O'Brien - How to Be Right (£4 on Amazon!)

    Just listening to this on Audible. It's fantastic. Makes me want to listen to the radio show.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    Will do, thanks.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    I'm reading Touching the Void, which is currently 99p on Kindle. It's really well written; I'm a quarter of the way in and have had my buttocks clenched almost since the start. He really brings home the precarious nature of climbing (a topic I'm clueless about, and didn't know I was interested in till now).
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    Narcos - Season 4 on 16 November

    Just finished it. Probably the leads aren't as strong as in earlier series, but overall I thought it was pretty great.
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    Reading Challenge 2018

    I've hit 45 this year, and should get to 46 in the next couple of days. Hoping to reach 52 for the year. Next year I'm going to set a more modest target, but tackle some of the monsters on my shelf - Infinite Jest, The Stand etc.
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    Just about to finish this. I think Home Fire is slightly better, but really enjoyed it.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    It's absolutely fantastic. Read it!
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    After Paris and now the O2 it's great to see the younger generation stepping up - and desperately needed just when it felt like Djokovic might win everything in sight.
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    The Sinner - Jessica Biel gets stabby

    Just finished s2. I absolutely love Carrie Coon and find Pullman very watchable, but I otherwise can't shake the feeling that this is just an average show. Utterly ridiculous stuff happens all the time, and the peripheral characters make nonsensical decisions to advance the plot or raise some tension. It's admittedly somewhat entertaining, but there are so many better shows to watch these days. Oh, and I hated the Marinn (sp?) actress' character in Mindhunter, which may unfairly have made me dislike her in this.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    It's brilliant, though that's not the emoticon I'd use. I watched that and Lion on a flight last year and between them they broke me.
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    British Restaurant Style Curry

    Since having kids we almost never get to go out for a curry, so I spent a while trying to make them. The recipes I tried were complex and didn't really hit the mark. I settled for buying some sauces online (https://www.curry-sauces.co.uk) - the chicken tikka masala is especially great.

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