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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').

Currently reading

Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Arthur Benjamin
Stephens' C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer
Rod Stephens
The Stonor Eagles
WILLIAM HORWOOD
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson As you would expect, there would have been plenty of events and adventures in the life of any centenarian. But Allan Karlsson is exceptional by any standards. You would not believe what he has been trough in his one hundred years on the planet. He has come close to meeting an early, and violent, end on many occasions, and this continues during his latest adventure which commences on his one-hundredth birthday when he climbs out of his bedroom window at the old folks' home to escape from his unwanted party.

He has met many world leaders of the twentieth century, and has consequently had a great influence on the history of the world.

As the story flips between the events of 2005, following his escape, and the adventures and encounters that he has had down the years, the readers is carried along through much turmoil, knowing that he survives the unsurvivable, because we are living through his hundred-and-first year.

The story put me in mind of both Harry Flashman's, amazing adventures of the previous century, and Walter Minion's fantastical adventures of the twentieth century.

If you want a good dose of amusement in your 2013 reading, I suggest that you take a look at The Hundred Year Old Man, and then move on to [b:Flashman|142458|Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)|George MacDonald Fraser|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320656064s/142458.jpg|1137467] and the ensuing series, and then on to [b:Walter Minion's Secret Life|8480551|Walter Minion's Secret Life|Patrick O'Connor|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1276984425s/8480551.jpg|13345620] and [b:Walter Minion's Therapy|1150755|Walter Minion's Therapy|Patrick D.T. O'Connor|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1181424971s/1150755.jpg|1138234].

Have fun!