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Book club/what are you reading?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Sophiebee, May 24, 2014.


  1. Magyarmum

    Magyarmum PetForums VIP

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    The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St Aubyn.
     
  2. picaresque

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    Bag of Bones - Stephen King must have been having a midlife crisis when he wrote this one.
     
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    Reading The Crystal Line...Anne McCaffrey, for the umpteenth time. I am going through all my books by her again.
     
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    American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Really liking it so far and I don't normally like fantasy type stuff.
     
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    I've mislaid my kindle and I am bereft. It's not like I don't have plenty of paper books but that feeling of being unable to finish what you were reading is like having an itch you can't scratch, argh.
     
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    EveryWoman by Jess Phillips
     
  7. O2.0

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    Anyone read "The Wife" by Meg Wolitzer?
    I read it recently, the movie is out, with Glen Close.
    I enjoyed it, but I kind of didn't. I do recommend it though :)
     
  8. Valanita

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    I am reading Red Star Rising by Anne McCaffrey, I am going through her Pern books in chronological order.
     
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    I've found it :Bookworm Phew.

    Currently on the go I have The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney and a biography of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk - Spectacle. A thoroughly depressing story of a human being put on display like an animal at the turn of the last century.
     
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    Not liking that Spectacle is depressing, but that you found your Kindle :)

    Still slowly making my way though American Gods, fell asleep reading it last night and had some rather odd dreams LOL!
     
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  11. Julie4

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    I read a wide range of things from chick lit (feel good factor!) to crime thrillers. Always on the look out for something new to try though I have to pace myself as once I’m into a good book I can’t put it down !
     
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    I read a lot of chic lit, it is escapism. Get those from charity shops & after reading them return them to a different charity shop, else I tend to buy the same book back again, having forgotten I have already read it.:D:oops:
     
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  13. Julie4

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    I think reading is escapism in itself, it’s something that’s just for the reader and gives you a broader mind.
     
  14. westie~ma

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    Was an avid reader until about two years ago.

    Not exactly sure why I've stopped, probably a mixture of tiredness at the end of the day and not finding something to interest me.

    So today I went to my local library for a browse, came home with these ...

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    One fiction and one autobiography.
    Read Mac's first book so I'm quite confident I can get through at least one of these book
     
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    I went through a similar period several years ago where I just stopped reading for a while, not sure why. It's like riding a bike though, being a bookworm :Bookworm

    I'd be interested to hear how you get on with Miss Carter's War; I didn't know Sheila Hancock wrote as well.
     
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    She's very good at words on the radio 4 show Just a minute.
    I didn't know she wrote fiction (have her book about John Thaw) but thought I'd give her a chance.
     
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    I'm currently on the Broken lands series by T.A white. I love it when I find a good fantasy without a ott 'special' heroine, in this series she's gotten to where she is by hard work and no special powers to aide her.. I can't stop reading, on book 2 now :D (even risked my kindle in the bath just so I didn't have to stop :Shy)
     
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    I love a good crime thriller, read lots of James Patterson, mo harder, John Grisham that kind of thing. At the mo I'm reading Thirteen by Steve cavanagh. When I was dog sitting for my daughter at the weekend, her mastiff pup decided to have a bit of a nibble on it while I was in the shower, very thoughtfully he only ate the chapters I'd already read though! What a good lad !
     
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    Due to reading just one chapter of the John McEnroe book I've now booked tickets to see him play in the Albert Hall on the 6th December.

    Marvellous :D
     
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    I'm reading Wall of Winipeg by Mariana Zapata. Some may consider her stories a bit slow, but I like how she develops her characters.
     
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