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Offline droverjess

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What book are you reading?
« on: July 09, 2012, 10:45:14 pm »
As I am on holiday I thought this would be a good thread to start.

What book are you readng?

I have just read a real holiday book that's pure fiction. A page turner and of its genre. Very light.

The Lazarus  Vault by Tom Harper.

Paperback, bought for 20pence at our local village hall that runs a charity book stall. A good many of our books are bought that way, read and then taken back to be sold on again.

Next book was  a Christmas  present from DS non fiction
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park by Sincalir Mackay.

I don't have a kindle, still prefer real books. Maybe one day when not travelling by car.

What are you reading now and what do you reccommend?

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 10:46:31 pm »
Over the last few weeks, recipe books galore ;D
Mum to Crown Prince......

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 10:52:41 pm »
I'm just reading sudoku tips at the moment but everyone at work is reading Shades of Grey.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 10:56:03 pm »
I heard our next door neighbours discussing that book, they were all,sitting in their garden and I was getting in the washing. Couldn't help but hear. Haven't read it though.

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 11:25:48 pm »
A kindle freebie Rain by Leigh Cunningham. Not recommended.
 Next on list  Guilty Wives. By James Patterson.

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 11:26:55 pm »
I like .james Patterson & Michael Connolley
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 11:31:08 pm »
I found 50 shades of grey a waste of time.  I'm flicking at the moment between rereading Angela Knights fantasy books (a bit fluffy but good for when I can't sleep) and rereading through my Georgette Heyer and Jean Plaidy books.  I've just given my daughter the first of the Queen Victoria series to read of Jean Plaidy.

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 11:38:27 pm »
I'm reading the 3rd book in the Outlander series called Voyager by Diana Gabaldon on my kindle.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 11:41:21 pm »
I found 50 shades of grey a waste of time.  I'm flicking at the moment between rereading Angela Knights fantasy books (a bit fluffy but good for when I can't sleep) and rereading through my Georgette Heyer and Jean Plaidy books.  I've just given my daughter the first of the Queen Victoria series to read of Jean Plaidy.

I loved Jean Plaidy as a teenager also Caroline Keen books as a child which led me to thrillers and courtroom dramas.
Shades was probably  written by a couple of nerds who winkled stuff from the Internet and who  wanted to makes quick buck . They have no doubt made a fortune and were clever to have written three of them. I could not be bothered. I have read a lot of books which were crap but I draw the line on that. Lots of people  enjoyed them though so to each his own.

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 11:43:35 pm »
Has anyone read books by Honey Brown? I have yet to read one.  I went to school with her and her books are supposed to be really good.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 12:14:50 am »
Read Shades of Grey a month or so ago - total crap (sorry, but I believe that to be a quite appropriate word for that trilogy), quite explicit (bondage, dominant, submissive, etc.) and, generally, a 'nothing' sort of book.  I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.  I got sick of all the "oh my's", "laters" ... and I always cringe now whenever I read the word smirk!

Just read the first in the Artemis Fowl books, but not sure if I will continue with the series as they are bit too 'young reader' for me.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2012, 12:29:36 am »
I love James Patterson!

Right now I'm reading all my new cookbooks.... :-))

But I'm also reading 90 Packets of Instant Noodles by Deb Fitzpatrick :D

And I have a pile of books that I've still got to read:
Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French
Seizure by Kathy Reichs
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
+ 15 other books which I ordered from Fishpond last week and haven't arrived yet ;D

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2012, 12:32:04 am »
Amy you need a kindle and you can have 3000 books stored on it.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2012, 12:46:00 am »
My mum has got one of those kindle things and says she'd like to buy me one when she can afford to. But there's something I like about having a solid, paper and ink novel in my hand. Call me old-fashioned ;D

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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012, 12:53:06 am »
Kate Morton - the Distant hours, not really getting me in and probably wouldn't recommend to anyone. 50 Shades of Grey is next on our book club list.