43 Following

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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain Re-reading this for the third time. The book is still brilliant, but it is bringing back memories about my childhood, my mother reading to me, and my circumstances when I read it in my twenties. A wonderful experience!

Now that I've finished, I just want to say that the whole story and the way that it is told is even more delightful than I remember from my first two times. I really felt that I was with Huck all the way through, and I felt Huck's experiences through Mark Twain's words.

Reading through this story is just a marvellous experience, not to be missed.