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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Since I last posted on the reading thread, I've read:

Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen - it was ok
The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson - loved it
Keeper of the Bride by Tess Gerritsen - rubbish
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese - one of the best books I've ever read - didn't want it to end
Neon Rain - James Lee Burke - the first book in a detective series based in New Orleans - was quite good for an opener and looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

I've just started reading The Other Hand by Chris Cleave.

Not done any crafting in the past 6 weeks or so though - must spread my time more evenly :oops:

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:32 pm 
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I'm reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. This is her second book. The first is The house at Riverton. I'm enjoying it.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:49 pm 
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Oooohh, Melis, I LOVED the House at Riverton, must get her new one!
This week I'm reading Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult. Although it's not long out here I think it was the second book she wrote and I'm not getting through it as fast as I usually do hers.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:41 am 
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ooo I agree with Jan I loved Kate Mortons first book - will add it to my list of MUST READS

I have almost finished The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson - and have the final one to go - so good and not my usual thing


I have read Lesley Pearce - Stolen

June Golding - The Light at the Window - a true story written by a midwife in Ireland

Rupert James - Silk - Brilliant

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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:22 am 
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I've not read any Kate Morton books, but I know one of my friends really liked The House at Riverton. Must look into them.

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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:42 pm 
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I can recommend "Red Lotus" by Pai Kit Fai. Recently finished this and it's a real page turner.

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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:52 pm 
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I read about 7 books on holiday and have written them down - choice was limited, and I didn't take many! Will hunt out my notes tomorrow!

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:35 pm 
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I read this lot whilst on holiday - with marks out of 10, I only took a couple of books and all the rest were on a book shelf left by other visitors:

A Good Day to Die ~~ Simon Kernick ~~ 6 - a different kind of detective story.
Muddy Waters ~~ Judy Astley ~~ 3 - seemed to be a story not really going anywhere.
The Unfortunates ~~ Laurie Graham ~~ 8 - I enjoyed this set just before WW1 and covered her entire life - enjoyed this one
A Kind of Wild Justice ~~ Hilary Bonner ~~ 3 - a crime story, but too much about journalism
Twenties Girl ~~ Sophie Kinsella ~~ 7 - silly story - but quite enjoyable :)
Annie Mays Black Book ~~ Debby Holt ~~ 7 - I liked this one too.
206 Bones ~~ Kathy Reichs ~~ 6 - a bit obvious plot really, second one of hers I have read. CSI type a bone specialist, still not sure if I like them.
Thinking of You ~~ Jill Mansell ~~ 5
That Loving Feeling ~~ Carole Matthews ~~ 0 - it just got so boring and silly for me - almost like a carry on film - never finished it.
Girl Friday ~~ Jane Green ~~ 6 - US book - not bad - readable.
Love Against All Odds ~~ Rosie Harris ~~ 4 - got quite repetitive, and kind of just wanted to finish the book.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:56 pm 
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Last lot of library books...........

More twisted...Jeffrey Deaver. Short stories...I really like short stories but not many around. These were good.
Dying to sin Stephen Booth. Just discovered this writer..quite good.
Scared to live Stephen Booth
Drawing the line.......Judith Cutler Another writer I have just found.
Collaboraters.....Reginald Hill A story about the 2nd world war.

The new library books

Born Guilty...Reginald Hill.......Quite good
Pursuit.......Karen Robarts .....An excellent book. Really exciting, I thought.
Bones and silence......Reginald Hill........still reading this one. Didn't think I would like it to begin with but I am enjoying it now.

Murder Exchange...Simon Kernick I didn't think it was as good as others he has written.

Midnight Fugue....Reginald Hill...........still to read.

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:17 pm 
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I have not read a Reginald Hill - must get around to one.

the Simon Kernick was the first of his I have read, I just bought a few from the charity stall for the holiday - so it was pot luck.

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:38 am 
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I lived 20's Girl Sophie Kinsella a FAB holiday read :lol: :lol: I liked Girl Friday Jane Green too have read several of hers

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:53 am 
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Kath wrote:
Murder Exchange...Simon Kernick I didn't think it was as good as others he has written.


Kath, that is the only Simon Kernick book I've tried to read and just couldn't get into it - sort of put me off him, but if you're saying it wasn't good either, may try some of his other ones.

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:52 pm 
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Sue wrote:
I lived 20's Girl Sophie Kinsella a FAB holiday read :lol: :lol: I liked Girl Friday Jane Green too have read several of hers


I have only just started getting back into reading and now I am noting them down so that I can get another by the same author - I tend to forget names just remember the stories!

So will get another by Jane Green now :)

I agree 20's girl was a good holiday read - one I got from the shelf :)

I will def try another Laurie Graham

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If you want a laugh you could do a lot worse than these books which I was given for my birthday. :lol:

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