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What book are we reading at the moment?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mikinton, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Love a good Stephen King novel, I have only 1 that I haven't read, Sleeping Beauties, I'm saving it for a rainy day...
     
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    Read a couple of brilliant books recently.

    Critical Incidents by Lucie Whitehouse, new female detective series set in Birmingham; first book I've really been able to concentrate on since lockdown.

    And I'm currently reading Sarah Hilary's fourth Marnie Rome novel, another brilliant female detective.

    I had the Hunger Games prequel for my birthday too; really insightful but no where near as good as the trilogy.
     
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    I’ll look out for that, I love detective fiction. I read Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse, thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I’ve also not been reading as avidly during lockdown, can’t seem to concentrate, I have however just enjoyed Ben Eltons “Time And Time Again”, I do love a good time travel book, and “The Garden Of Lost and Found” by Harriet Evans, not read any of hers before, but I really enjoyed it.

    I can’t stop buying books, I’ve currently got 47 waiting to be read.
     
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    I've read a couple of Harriet Evans, The Wildflowers was particularly good.

    Susie Steiner has written another great crime series recently.

    Everyone I know has struggled to concentrate to read enough through lockdown. I read a Famous Five last week to try and kickstart it again. Seems to be working.
     
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    I haven't read a lot in recent years. but this is on the go at the moment.

    Co-written by a friend, whose father lives up the road here - that's Tommy's trolley jack in the greenhouse pictures today.

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    Just read Lockdown by Peter May.
    Taking the pandemic to another level.
     
  11. Carole

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    I read an article about Peter May. He wrote that book in 2005, none of the publishers wanted it.
    They said it was a ludicrous idea to think that in modern times a Capital City such as London could be shut down by a virus.

    So it sat in a drawer for 15 years until March this year when someone suggested to him that he write a novel set within a backdrop of a pandemic. He thought “hang on, I’ve already done that”.
    I’m March 18th he mentioned it in an e mail to his editor, who then read it and said “we have to publish immediately”.

    Did you enjoy it @Trumpet ? I only tried one of his books before and couldn’t get it to it.
     
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    I really enjoyed Peter May's Lewis Trilogy, and the standalone one I read, Coffin Road. His sense of place is great so I'm not sure I could cope with Lockdown.
     
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    Hi @Carole, not a bad read at all. He outlined the circumstances leading to publication in an authors note at the beginning.
    £3.50 in Tesco, bargain.
     
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    I'm currently in the Breeze House.
    Myself, Peter Crouch and a glass of wine.

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    I am currently in the Dog House, for forgetting to go to the dry cleaners.
     
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    (Is it any wonder we lost the Empire ? ....) :P
     
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    When I was commuting via train I would get through 2 books a week. Then my commute changed to a car and since March a short walk across the landing and so I haven’t read a book in a long long time. This week though I have been in Norfolk and sat down with a book I have had for over a year, The Moon’s A Balloon by David Niven. A very enjoyable rattle through his professional and personal life. My measure of a biography, which make up 95% of the books I do actually read is, do I like the subject, more, less or the same by the end of the book. Niven, I couldn’t like more.

    As is the case with all of my books it will be heading to Katherine House if anyone fancies it.
     
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    A truly hilarious read. :)
     
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    I have well over 50 books waiting to be read, the David Niven one amongst them.
    The current read is Things ain't what they used to be. By Philip Glenister. (Gene Hunt for Life on Mars fans.)
    It's a nostalgic trip back to childhood. A bit like Richard Digances 200 Remembers.
     

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