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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
Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris I thought this book was superb.

Although I figured out the "twist in the tail of the tale" very early on, I really enjoyed it. There were so many reflections of my own school life in the book, that empathy was easy for me.

The reason that I don't give it five stars is that I found that the pace dragged a bit at times, and I was almost screaming, "Get on with it!"

Well worth reading. I would recommend it.