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What book are we reading at the moment?

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

  1. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Recently read this month...

    The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
    No name lane by Howard Linskey
    The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
    Enjoyed them all but the very best was

    The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins.
     
  2. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I've just finished reading The Girl on the Train. It was so hard to get into!
     
  3. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    I do find that with some books...hard to get into but worth it in the end.

    I love books that grab you from page one but not often you find one of those.
     
  4. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I read the bit on inside front cover, wanted to read more. Wish I hadn't bothered now.
    I like Stephen Booth. He sets his stories up the Peak District. Might not be everyones cup of tea, after all, each to their own.
     
  5. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Did you not enjoy it then?
    I did although it did get a bit far fetched in the end.

    I haven't heard of Stephen Booth but I shall look out for him....it's nice to get recommendations from someone else.
     
  6. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    No duck, but I do agree with you, the beginning was ok, but I personally think the last third of the book was dragged out.
    I love reading. Have a massive pile of books by the side of my bed.
    Patricia Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen (Rizolli & Isles), Stephen Booth, Noddy Holders autobiography. The lost is endless.
     
  7. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    I love reading too and keep buying books.

    All kinds although I love a good whodunnit.
    I love browsing second hand books, charity shops, book sales etc.

    I love the smell of a book, the feel of a book, I love turning a page.
    I will never, not ever be tempted by a kindle.
     
  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    A kindle is great for travelling but when home I always revert to paper, there is no substitute.
     
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    Stephen Booth is great. Also hooked on Lee Child at the moment. Added Denise Mina into the mix, and then to balance out the gruesome thrillers, Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes are featuring too.
     
  10. Carole

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    @Lucy

    Oh ..Jojo Moyes

    Broke my heart when I read "Me before You"
     
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    Sobbed my heart out when I read it a few weeks ago. She's writing a sequel, I think it's out in September.
     
  12. Carole

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    It would make a really good film.
     
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    Terry Pratchett: A Slip of the Keyboard
     
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    ... and have just this very day concluded the Bringing up of the Bodies.

    It was emotional.
     
  16. Mikinton

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    I took these on holiday a little while ago.

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    The first was a very easy read and one that I would recommend, especially if you've an interest in politics and lived through the Wilson and Thatcher years.

    The second is a bit more heavy going and one which will have to wait until my next holiday (I'm about a third of the way through, I think. Reading non-fiction on an eReader is a bit of a mystery as, because of the references and the index, the "last page" can be up to 15% before the end of the book.)
     
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    Stephen fry .autobiog
     
  18. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    stared my fast track detox diet book again don't know why it never worked last time
     
  19. Carole

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    Just finished a couple of Harriet Lane books..."Alys Always " and "Her".

    Now reading Backlash by Linda la Plante.
     
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    Webberleys in Stoke have a clearance of really good fiction books for 20p and upwards. i got the following 22 books for £5.60. FIVE POUNDS SIXTY PENCE for 22 BOOKS!!! Saved myself hundreds :D Wide selection available including foreign authors, (translated) and prize winners. Happy happy days



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