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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
The Nursery Rhyme Book - Helen Cumberbatch This is a lovely collection of familiar, and maybe not quite so familiar nursery rhymes, as you would expect from the cover. Most of the rhymes are accompanied by lovely little line drawings.

The reason that I bought this book was to inspire me in a little writing project which I have been pushed into by my first ever Goodreads friend, Tara. She is seriously on my case, so I had better get on with it!

However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the poems, and it put me in a most nostalgic mood. I had some lovely memories of my dear, departed Mum. I also had a few memories of the hilarity that my friends and I had as teenagers as we invented our own raunchy words for these innocent verses.