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I’ve read ‘Clean code in Javascript’, to my surprise from start to finish. I found it to be a great, comprehensive and up to date overview of the Javascript language. It has taught me a lot of things.

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Good to see you @Andres_Vaquero !


I’ve just finished “My name is Nobody” by Matthew Richardson. A suspended spy is trying to track down the identity of a suspected double agent who is planning a terrorist act in central London. A decent enough book, but a bit too much back-and-forth on timelines for me.

It grab me in, would love to give it a try.

I’ve just finished “Once A Pilgrim” by James Deegan. An ex SAS soldier who spent some time in Northern Ireland during “the troubles” is now working in private security for a billionaire when somehow the identity of him and his fellow soldiers becomes known. As the rest of his team are targeted, he decides to turn the tables and hunt down those who are trying to kill him.

A good tale, well told. I almost didn’t buy it as the cover compares it to Andy McNab and I don’t really like what I perceive his books to be like, even though I’ve never read any of them.

I’ve recently finished the last of the Dresden Files so I’m all caught up now. I have to say really do like the series. It starts of simple, but gets more complicated as the series goes on in a nice and steady pace, with some real shockers along the way. Again, highly recommended :slightly_smiling_face:

I just finished Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan. A girl goes missing in a town, and detective Josie Quinn -who is currently suspended- is taking it upon herself to investigate, even though she’s off-duty and should not be working at all.

It sounds and felt like a plot we’ve all heard a million times before and I was tempted to put the book away after chapter 1 because of all the cliches, but I’m glad I didn’t, as the book got away from the cliches and had some nice surprises.

All in all a good read and I’m planning to read part 2 somewhere in the future.

In between reading other things, I’ve been reading “D-Day to Victory : The diaries of a British Tank Commander” by Sgt Trevor Greenwood. It’s not the kind of book I’d normally read, but it was on top of a pile that I’m going to take to a charity shop and I started browsing it and got hooked. As the title suggests, the book contains diary entries from a member of the tank regiment from the point of embarkation in France to the end of the second world war. Interesting in some parts, he is quite good as describing the people that they encounter, and the countryside and villages they travel through.

I’ve just finished “Graveyard of Emipres” by Scott Mariani. Another story featuring former SAS man Ben Hope, he joins a team to go into Afghanistan to rescue someone, and along the way runs into more who need help in the aftermath of the US army leaving the country. A decent story again, I’ve had a few by this author and I’ll probably look out for more.

Wow, you’re really powering through those novels! It’s impressive to see your passion for reading. Any tips on how you manage to read so quickly? I’m sure many of us would love to know your secret!

^ I actually don’t read as quickly at the moment as I might do over winter, but I do find that the more I enjoy a novel, the more time I find I can devote to it, conversely those that are a bit of a drag take longer. I’ve got a new Michael Connelly book on the “to read” pile and I know that will go quickly as I enjoy them so much. Also on the pile is a Stephen King novel, I don’t generally like horror stuff but I thought I might give it a go, I expect that will take me longer and not just because it’s a very thick book.

I completely agree that when a book is captivating, it’s easier to find time to immerse yourself in it. And Michael Connelly is indeed a fantastic author, and his books are known for their gripping narratives. As for Stephen King, while he is known for his horror novels, he also explores other genres and themes. Even if you’re not a fan of horror, his storytelling ability is undeniable.

The last Book I have read was about Beekeeping, and the Topic was about Beekeeping and Allergies Separating Fact from Fiction, I will describe the conclusion which I have got from that topic: Beekeeping has long been a subject of fascination and concern for those who suffer from allergies, particularly to bee stings. While its true that bee stings can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals. the risks associated with beekeeping for allergy sufferers are often overemphasized. Th most allergic reactions to bee stings are localized and not life-threatening, with only a small percentage of people experiencing systemic allergic responses. beekeepers can take precautions such as: wearing protective gear and using smoke to calm bees during hive inspections, significantly reducing the likelihood of stings. some studies suggest that regular exposure to bee stings may even help desensitize individuals to allergic reactions over time. While beekeeping may not be entirely without risk, separating fact from fiction can empower allergy sufferers to explore their interest in this rewarding hobby with greater confidence and knowledge.

I’ve just finished “Judgment” by Joseph Finder. A judge makes a mistake while out of town at a conference, and then receives a blackmail demand. I started out not really enjoying this book, but it really gets going as the judge decides to fight back. I’ve enjoyed other stuff from this author so I’m glad it didn’t turn out to be a disappointment.

I’ve recently finished “The Keeper of Lost Things”, by Ruth Hogan.

This is her debut novel and got a lot of publicity when it was published. I only read it out of curiosity, because I knew the author many years ago, and I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed it.

It’s a story about love (all kinds, not just romantic love) and loss, regrets and second chances, remorse and redemption, unlikely friendships and the ways in which people’s lives can touch without them ever being aware of it.

There is sadness and tragedy in the book, but also humour and hope, and it is overall an uplifting story and a real feel-good read. I loved it.

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