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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:11 pm 
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I picked up Home Leave by Libby Purves from the bookstall at a church do on Tuesday. It's about the various children of a diplomat and his wife.

I dawdled back home from Mass this morning and on the way picked up Sacred Hearts from WHS. It's set in 16th century Venice where there were too many marriageable girls whose fathers couldn't afford to marry them off, so they went into convents. I heard bits of it on Radio 4, and it sounded a bit fanciful, but I think the author had done some research. It was one of The Times bestseller list.

There was a buy one get one half price offer on, so I got one set in Berlin in 1940 about someone opposed to the Third Reich - I hope it's not too gruesome!

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:12 pm 
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I've read mine too quickly, so having to craft instead :lol:

Having said that, I've got several non-fiction ones on the go that I dip in and out of.

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I'm reading the 3rd Steig Larrson book. The girl who kicked the hornets nest. The first book was a story in itself but the second and third one is linked. I'm really enjoying it.

I love reading but it seems to take me ages to finish a book. This is mainly because I usually only read at bedtime and i'm so sleepy that when I pick up the book I can't remember what I read the night before!!

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:12 am 
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I've started the Libby Purves several times because I forget who's who!!

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I finished Under the Dome by Stephen King and really enjoyed it. Although it was a pretty hefty tome, it somehow managed to be quite a quick read.

Re-reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This was the first "grown up" book I ever read when I was about 8 or 9 and I've loved Agatha Christie ever since. This one is my fave of hers and I do believe they are doing a Poirot of it (although will have to be good to beat the film with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall et all).

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I am presently reading 'Scared to live' by Stephen Booth. His books are mainly set in the Peak district and I enjoy them.

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Im reading "The Last Vampire" by Christoper pike, it was bogof from Tescos, they are fab i can't put it down :)

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Kath wrote:
I am presently reading 'Scared to live' by Stephen Booth. His books are mainly set in the Peak district and I enjoy them.


- what type of books are they?

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Re-reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This was the first "grown up" book I ever read when I was about 8 or 9 and I've loved Agatha Christie ever since. This one is my fave of hers and I do believe they are doing a Poirot of it (although will have to be good to beat the film with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall et all).


I read loads of these in my teenage years - I will have to have dig out some and read again - good idea Lisa

I don't do sci fi or magic/fantasy stuff

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I don't do sci-fi either, nor the fantasy. Have loads of family saga ones and Barbara Taylor Bradford (which I must read and chuck, because my bookshelves are too full!).

I have promised myself I will get rid of most of my fiction ones unless they are particular favourites: I just have way too many books, and haven't room for the ones I will want from home when, sadly, we have to disperse them, nor the ones I will need for the rest of my course (and even more if we have to be able to read in a foreign language as well - I'll need two copies of some!)

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We can't move for books in this house! We have some in every room and in the hall.
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Kath wrote:I am presently reading 'Scared to live' by Stephen Booth. His books are mainly set in the Peak district and I enjoy them.

- what type of books are they?


They are police, murder mystery books Carolyn. A good read I think.

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I nlike a good murder mystery - will have a look for these.

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any one watching the TV book club on 4 OD Jo Brand and co

VERY GOOD for Summer Reads

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Sue wrote:
any one watching the TV book club on 4 OD Jo Brand and co

VERY GOOD for Summer Reads


I haven't seen this, Sue, but had a quick look at the website. The only one of the summer ones I have read is The Help, which I really enjoyed. I've read a couple of their vintage ones though - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is one of the best books I've ever read.

Does anyone use an e-reader. I got one last autumn and love it. Books were just overflowing everywhere even though I usually give them away once I have read them (unless it's a series or book I really want to read again). It took me a couple of days to get used to the flashing on page turns etc but now I don't even notice it and find I am reading a lot more, as it's so easy to slip into my bag.

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ahhhh well we have an iPad and its supposed to be fab for reading its big and clear but not sure I should read with it in the bath!!!


I think I may try a book then cos I now give all my books away as I had literally 100's and as you say this is great for storage

here's the book club link http://www.channel4.com/search/?q=tv+book+club

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I've read a couple of their vintage ones though - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is one of the best books I've ever read.

I agree Lisa - a brilliant book. I read it just after a visit to Barcelona and it was great to recognise so many of the places - added to the atmosphere!

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