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New format is not tablet compatible

Hey,

The new format has just launched and it has supersized the entire site, what would have been +200% zoom in, everything is so large.

I also couldn’t access the forums from the main forum page, I had to select the specific forum from the menu bar.

Just FYI

0 comment posted: Friday, July 30th, 2021

Is it ok to recommend a fiction book?

I'm an avid reader, love reading and I always chase those kind of books that I fall into and lose myself... but with dealing with infidelity that is a luxury I find so hard to achieve these day, to stop thinking long enough to enjoy reading.

I've wanted to share this since I joined but I wasn't sure if this section is purely for help books?? While I'm here I may as well list the book I'm maybe-possibly-likely breaking the rules over

The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear

by: Walter Moers

It's my go to book, and author, when I need the world to vanish.

Honestly have no way to describe this wonderous imaginative book. Some try and explain "it's a children book for adults" but that doesn't quite cut it. As bluebear (MC) grows so does the language of the book, I've never experienced an evolving book before, but that's what it does.

We start the book with the introduction to a baby bluebear, no larger than a walnut, being swept to his death thanks to the misfortune of being in a walnut heading towards a maelstrom but as bluebear grows so does the writing style, it gets a little ... meaty, as one reviewer writes "But to get some of the jokes, you need to have a passing familiarity with quantum physics, string theory, and academic politics." It is a hoot (at times I snort laugh reading this and I can't name another book that has me doing that of late) and it's just a fabulous world to escape into.

Anyway, this has been a gem for me during this time, sometimes my mind needs that time out and I find it so hard to lose myself in fiction these days so I thought it worth a mention.

(so so sorry if this was for self help books only )

7 comments posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

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