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What book are we reading at the moment?

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

  1. littleme

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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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    This?

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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.
     
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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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