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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:17 pm 
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LisaB wrote:
I have to admit to being in the minority and hating Twilight (I only gave it one star on Goodreads). I only read the first one and neither the characters nor the storyline did if for me. So glad I didn't go out and buy all the series first, as I was really looking forward to reading them.


Aha! I'm not the only one :)

Twilight was picked as one of our reading circle books and while everybody else raved about it 2 of us hated it. The last couple of chapters were ok, it was just the first couple of hundred pages that let it down :lol:

I've finished reading Felix Castor already, it was a real page turner. A slightly seedy detective story with ghosts thrown in. I think I may well be buying the others in the series, but for now I have Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys waiting for me.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:42 pm 
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as I can`t hold a book to read I listen to audio books on ipod
heard- Aunt Jane`s Hero by Elizabeth Prentiss very much Jane Austin style who I love also Jane Austin Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler and fav at the mo is The Scotish Chiefs byJane Porter which I`m half way through and mostly of William Wallace so far ...lots of Jane`s mentioned there lol

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l'm reading 'The Book of Night Women' by Marlon James. It is based around a young slave girl about 1800. It is written in the lnguage the slaves would have used; broken English, the ocassiaonal African word etc.

It is really good so far - I am still not sure if I like the main character, Lilith, or not but i hope I get to like her as the book as moves on as she certainly had a tough life.

Well worth reading and not too hard to get used to the language.
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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:01 am 
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I finished The Secret Scripture and so glad I gave it another chance because I loved it. I definitely think it's one of those books you have to read in chunks though (it isn't a long book), not just a few pages here and there. The story is of 2 memoirs: an old lady, who is a patient in a psychiatric hospital in Ireland is secretly writing her life story and at the same time her psychiatrist becomes interested in her and her reasons for being in the hospital. These are linked by small sections of the patient's current life. It's really quite a sad story, but not overly sentimental.

I'm now reading Under the Dome by Stephen King. I used to love Stephen King, but went off him around the time Insomnia came out. Under the Dome has brought a lot of King's readers back though and so far I'm really enjoying it.

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I am reading 'The death of grass' by John Christopher...a very old book.I think it was written in the 1950s. A scarey story about a virus which attacks grass and the consequences.

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I'm about 2/3 of the way through Under the Dome by Stephen King and really enjoying it. Slightly reminiscent of a cross between The Stand and The Tommyknockers.

Will probably read The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson next.

Is anyone here on Goodreads? I always love seeing what other people are reading. If you are and want to add me as a friend (I only have 4 friends :cry: ) I'm oblib.babe@gmail.com

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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:38 pm 
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not heard of good reads - what is it?

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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:56 pm 
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I haven't heard of it either?

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:17 am 
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Carolyn wrote:
not heard of good reads - what is it?


It's just a social networking site for reading. I find it really good for tracking what I've read, especially when it comes to crime thrillers, which can be quite similar - wouldn't be the first time I've bought something I've already read. I also put my want to read list on, as it helps me remember books I've fancied then maybe forgotten if they're not in the current best-sellers. Plus, I'm nosey and like reading my friends' reviews and seeing how many stars they give a book.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:21 am 
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will have a google - is it a web site?

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Carolyn wrote:
will have a google - is it a web site?


Yes, you will find it here http://www.goodreads.com

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:58 pm 
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I finished my book club book - but wasn't really my thing

and have now just finished

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Really enjoyed this - some of it rather gorey!

Will check out the web site Lisa

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:48 pm 
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That book looks right up my street, Carolyn. Can't beat a bit of murder :D:D

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Yes, I like the look of it too! :roflmao:

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I can post it on to someone if they would like...I got it from our charity stall.

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