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Old 15-Jun-2018, 17:21   #2101
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hmm - have your house smelling of musty paper and need to remortgage to extend it due to the lack of space or spend a shit load less and have no smell by getting a kindle (other devices are available).. let me think.
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I've got 30,000 ebooks, and a selection of ereaders, I just prefer to read real books at home.
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Old 15-Jun-2018, 19:11   #2103
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30,000? at your age you've only got months left so you only need a few of those and can free up all that storage. long term, your dogs won't inherit them, they'll be only interested having a chew on your gristle
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The to be read pile has gotten a little out of hand again - https://www.dropbox.com/s/3vl3k2o1uy...95800.jpg?dl=0

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Grey sister is next on my "to read" list. Cant wait. Although this Derren Brown book is great. Informative, educational and very entertaining!
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Just finished the latest Rebus, although there's another due soon-ish. Yes the retired Edinburgh detective who can't stay retired (this being the second time, as I recall) is back, and doing things his way. He's changed, as has Edinburgh, and Scottish policing, in real life, as in this fiction. No more Lothian & Borders, it's Police Scotland, with Edinburgh being Division Six. You can sort of tell that most of the power's shifted to what used to be Strathclyde Plod... Murder, skullduggery, music, and a man who's feeling the years catch up with him.

If you like Rebus, or detective novels in general, you'll like this. You pretty much know what to expect from Rankin in this area by now. 8/10

https://www.ianrankin.net/book/rather-be-the-devil/
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I've not read the last couple of Rebus, must get on it.
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Oh, for the other people in this thread Rebus is a real human being in a real city, not a cyborg called Jjgtdsstff from the planet Thrrzzzzpt.
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'Real human being'. I do love people who like reading about imaginary events and people being snobby about people who like to add imaginary settings to their tomes of choice.
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I liked the bit where he suggested that Scots were people.
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Oh so its a fantasy novel?
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