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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Arthur Benjamin
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Rod Stephens
The Stonor Eagles
The Princess & the Penis - R.J. Silver This has to be the most hilarious fairy tale that I have ever read! Not only is it very, very funny, but it is also very very naughty too.

The pure and virginal Princess Amalia is plagued by the presence of a penis growing in her bed. She tells her parents about it, and the King does everything in his power to get rid of the rogue penis. The mattress is destroyed. The bed frame is destroyed. The Princess's bed is moved to teh almost inaccessible tower.

In the meantime, a marriage of convenience is arranged with the Prince from a neighboring, rich kingdom.

The Princess's aunts investigate and try to help.

Chaos ensues.

More hilarity ensues.

And there is an unexpected ending. Well, not if you are an aficionado of fairy stories, maybe.

This is a quick read, and I am sure that you will all love it.

Hugely recommended!