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Title: What book are you reading?
Post by: Droverjess 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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Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 10:46:31 pm
Over the last few weeks, recipe books galore ;D
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Post by: mcmich 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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Post by: Droverjess 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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Post by: Gertbysea 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.

Gert
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Post by: Halex on July 09, 2012, 11:26:55 pm
I like .james Patterson & Michael Connolley
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Post by: stacelee 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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Post by: jeninwa 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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Post by: Gertbysea 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.

Gert
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Post by: dede 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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Post by: Cuilidh 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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Post by: Amy :-) 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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Post by: Gertbysea 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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Post by: Amy :-) 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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Post by: Wonder 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.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 01:29:26 am
I would be interested to read the results of your book club reading of 50 Shades
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Post by: Jude59 on July 10, 2012, 01:46:57 am
Just finished The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton. First of his books I've read snd I'll be reading more. Language is a bit colorful and a bit of violence but a good plot and a good story.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 10, 2012, 02:06:50 am
Redfield Farm. Just started it, but it seems like it will be good.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 02:59:45 am
I would be interested to read the results of your book club reading of 50 Shades

Me too.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 03:02:39 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

I used to say exactly the same thing and now I don't even look at second hand books when I go to the op shop. So many free books available on kindle.

Gert
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Post by: desi on July 10, 2012, 03:38:49 am
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
The book is about the strangle and determination of a penniless American who build fifty five schools in the remote villages of Pakistan a Taliban territory. The idea was to help the children, especially girls to be educated. I just finished reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 10, 2012, 03:52:28 am
None atm, but I love a good Jodi Picoult book.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 04:01:41 am
On my list now  Desi

Gert
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Post by: Merlin on July 10, 2012, 04:20:22 am
Have done the 50 shades trilogy already- Ho hum in my estimation! I'm currently reading a fantastic book called " Buddhism for Mothers of school- children". I know it sounds very new age etc but a good friend of mine put  me onto it and I can't put it down. It has far less to do with Buddhism (the author practices Buddhism) and far more to deal with various strategies for dealing with common situations faced by mothers in general. it is a lovely book and a great read. Even though I am in no way Buddhist, the philosophies in the book are very sensible and I think we could all probably take a leaf out of certain aspects of Buddhism in our daily lives. That book along with my weekly yoga lessons are making me so calm, not to mention my recent holiday in Fiji! There's nothing like practicing yoga on a white sand beach on a Fijian Island listening to Cafe del Mar. Oh well, back to the reality of daily life- I am back at work to fund the next holiday now!!
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Post by: Wonder on July 10, 2012, 04:36:42 am
Merlin that sounds good, I'll have to put it on my list - both the yoga and the book!

It should be an interesting book club discussion  ;D I'm not expecting much from the book, I've read one that is meant to be "better" than 50 shades and it was a bit boring after the first 100 or so pages.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 04:38:44 am
I also read Three Cups of Tea and thought the guy was really great - until I did some research on him and was sorely disappointed with what I learned.

I was also unsure about using a kindle because I like 'real' books, but I rapidly got used to the kindle and haven't looked back since getting it 1 1/2 years ago.

Gert, where do you go for the free books?
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 05:00:09 am
Aw shucks I do not  even know the name of the web site but I get a delivery every day around 1700 so I will come back and post It here then , I think I put it on the forum before but who know where.

Gert
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Post by: mab19 on July 10, 2012, 05:10:13 am
Have just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.  Before that Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult and Leaving Jack by Gareth Crocker.  I have to admit to shedding a few tears over that one.

We get given quite a lot of books and once they are read we pass them on to a local fire brigade who hold a annual book fair as a money raiser.  They raise quite a bit of money this way.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 05:18:09 am
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a good read.  I'd forgotten about that one, I really enjoyed it.

Gert, Andie posted the link to http://www.ereaderiq.com/ some time ago, do you use that one?
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Post by: JulieO on July 10, 2012, 05:46:56 am
I've downloaded a sample of the Hunger Games to my Kindle which I started last night.  I'll probably get the full version.  :)
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Post by: stacelee on July 10, 2012, 05:53:58 am
Gert,

Is it eReaderIQ.com...thats where I get my free book email from.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 10, 2012, 06:50:05 am
I love my e reader,but still buy the occasional book. At the moment I am finishing The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I'm enjoying it but it is a little unusual.
I loved the The g..............and potato peel society. I thought it was beautiful.
My next book club book is Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden.
My next book to read of my choice is Judy Nunns' latest> I think it's The Tiger Men or something similar. Set in Tasmania in early times.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 07:06:16 am
Gert,

Is it eReaderIQ.com...thats where I get my free book email from.

That is the one. Thank you all.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 07:09:29 am
Gert,

Is it eReaderIQ.com...thats where I get my free book email from.
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Post by: trudy on July 10, 2012, 07:33:54 am
Wonder, I loved Kate Morton's books.  Some take a little time to get into so don't give up.  Have just read Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth, Colour of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe and Joy Dettman's Wind in the Wires which is the 4th book of the Woody Creek Series.  Enjoyed them all.  Have Friendship Bread by Darien Gee to read next as I liked the title.  I purchased a Kindle to take away with me so I didn't have to lugg books.  Found it great and it's also great to read in bed as light.  I still like Books in Print though!!!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 10, 2012, 07:46:29 am
Had to go and have a look in my Archived books as I can't remember some titles mentioned. Have read The Forgotten Garden, The Guernsey Literary, Friendship Bread, Finding Jack. Really enjoyed Cutting for Stone, The Hundred Foot Journey, Life of Pi, A Reliable Wife, Room, Sarah's Key, Sister, Snow Flower & the Secret Fan, Water for Elephants, & The Glass Castle. Could not for the life of me understand a word of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 08:31:26 am
CP I think everyone on the forum would enjoy The Hundred Foot Journey.

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on July 10, 2012, 09:01:33 am
What interesting replies, thanks everyone.
I was given the distant hours by Kate Morton for Christmas. Sometimes her books are slow to get into, but reasonable reads.
Jodie piccoult is always good and Diana Gabaldon is one of my favourite authors. Have read all of hers.

Discovered the Bletchley park book has such small print it is not a bedtime book for middle aged eyes!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 10, 2012, 10:16:47 am
CP I'm afraid I didn't enjoy The Life of Pi at all. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was beautiful as was The Glass Castle.

I love 'who dunnits' too.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 10, 2012, 12:07:43 pm
The Kids have been on holidays, so I've pretended to be on holidays a little too, and caught up on some of my reading. At book club last week, we discussed ( amongst lots of other things LOL) The Time Travellers Wife. I really enjoyed it, but then watched the movie ands didn't enjoy it -  isn't that always the way?
We haven't got our new book yet, so I'm catching up on the pile of books waiting for me at home.
I read Val Mcdermid's  Trick of the Dark next. I think she's a fantastic writer and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Last night I finished Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott which was a totally different type of book, but really enjoyable. It's about a lonely, single woman in her 40,s who crashes her car into a family who have been living in their car. It then traces what happens when the mother of the family is hospitalised with cancer and she invites the rest of the family including a baby and two other kids and a sullen grandmother to live with her. Her life is profoundly changed as a result.
I am about to start Kathryn Fox!s Blood Born. I've read one of her books before, so I'm looking forward to it.

Everyone is talking about the Shades of Grey series, but I can't be bothered with it. I did enjoy the Potato pie Literary Society book which I have now read twice as we did it for book club earlier this year. I am finding that I'm not reading as many books these days, as I'm spending more time here ! Does anyone else have the same problem?
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Post by: Bubbles on July 10, 2012, 12:25:57 pm
Yes ES! I have a really hard time finding time to read everything on this forum (let alone reply) let alone read a book!  :D I have a pile on my bedside table waiting to be read, but am too tired by the time I go to bed  :-))
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Post by: Wonder on July 10, 2012, 12:35:16 pm
I'm 60% of the way through the Kate Morton book and while I'm finding it ok I seem to be reading much more slowly than I used to. I think there are just too many things going on in my life to be able to concentrate. There are some great ideas here, it will be a great help for book club choices.
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Post by: jakodai on July 10, 2012, 01:27:19 pm
I am SO glad that others have the same opinion of 50 shades of grey. A lot of people on Facebook have read it and RAVE about it. I can't be bothered, either.

I'm a big fan of most of James Patterson's books, but I don't get much time to read at the moment with work, university, and DS.
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Post by: meganjane on July 10, 2012, 01:47:00 pm
Fifty Shades of Boring Crap! I can't believe that people are buying it! What a load of twaddle, I've read better on porn sites. ;D ;D

Love the Potato Peel one, Water for Elephants, like a Jodi Picoult now and then. Our last Book Club book was Andrew Fraser's "Court in the Middle". Badly written, didn't finish it.
Next Book Club book is The Taliban Cricket Club. Loved the Kabul Beauty School and the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul too..

I'm presently reading the Alexander McCall Smith No 1 ladies Detective Series. It's delightful, I love the old fashioned morals and the correct language.
I don't think I've read Kate Morton, I'll have to look out for them. I read books from Kindle on my iPad.

Another series that gets a lot of belly laughs and is totally silly but full of fun are the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum Series. I really would love to meet Lula...

Edited to add, I have read Kate Morton. One of our books was The Shifting Fog. Enjoyed reading that one.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 02:01:41 pm
Another series that gets a lot of belly laughs and is totally silly but full of fun are the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum Series. I really would love to meet Lula...

I LOVE that series. It makes me LOL :)
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Post by: jakodai on July 10, 2012, 02:08:38 pm
I liked Kabul beauty school, too. I find it interesting to read about other cultures. I always think of this book when I'm getting my eyebrows waxed... Lol. There's a few other books that are good reads, too, but I can't for the life of me remember what they are...
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Post by: meganjane on July 10, 2012, 02:30:33 pm
The author of the Beauty School wrote the Coffee Shop, you'd enjoy that.

I recently discovered that the book after this one for our Book Club is 50 Shades of Crap!! AHHH!
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Post by: jakodai on July 10, 2012, 02:32:43 pm
Oh no!!
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 09:48:24 pm
I don't understand how 50 Shades of Crap has become so popular - there is so much hype about it and the more people write the more other people will be curious to see just how BAD it is and so it goes.  I guess it's a good exercise in marketing rubbish.  One of my colleagues said that her friend is giving it to her 17 year old daughter to read - I asked if the friend had read it herself and perhaps she should do so first!
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Post by: Wonder on July 10, 2012, 10:04:41 pm
We are reading it because of the hype but I'm not expecting anything great.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 10, 2012, 10:20:56 pm
I also love Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Series, but, really, most things he writes are good as well. The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood is a good read.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 10, 2012, 11:34:25 pm
MJ,
I love the Stephanie Plum books too. I remember reading the first one, and the second one, and the third, fourth etc and laughing out loud. I'm finding now that the series has gone on too long and they no longer seem quite so funny - more predictable.
I also love the No1 Ladies Detective Agency series, but haven't found the other series by Allexander Mc Call Smith so enjoyable.
I read the Little cafe in Kabul earlier this year, and enjoyed it. I'll look out for the beauty school one too.
Another book I've enjoyed recently is The Proper Care & Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins.
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Post by: fundj&e on July 10, 2012, 11:38:46 pm
the last book i read was flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews, about 30 years ago  :-))
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Post by: Halex on July 10, 2012, 11:40:03 pm
Uni, you have no time to read :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 10, 2012, 11:43:04 pm
Omg Uni I used to love those books.
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Post by: fundj&e on July 10, 2012, 11:43:18 pm
H i have all the time in the world, i just dont like reading and cleaning anymore
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 10, 2012, 11:43:55 pm
But you keep up your reading skills by reading recipes, don't you Uni? :)
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Post by: fundj&e on July 10, 2012, 11:46:59 pm
and reading the forum  ;D
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Post by: Halex on July 10, 2012, 11:50:30 pm
Uni, no you dont, your always cooking ;D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 10, 2012, 11:53:24 pm
Have done the 50 shades trilogy already- Ho hum in my estimation! I'm currently reading a fantastic book called " Buddhism for Mothers of school- children". I know it sounds very new age etc but a good friend of mine put  me onto it and I can't put it down. It has far less to do with Buddhism (the author practices Buddhism) and far more to deal with various strategies for dealing with common situations faced by mothers in general. it is a lovely book and a great read. Even though I am in no way Buddhist, the philosophies in the book are very sensible and I think we could all probably take a leaf out of certain aspects of Buddhism in our daily lives. That book along with my weekly yoga lessons are making me so calm, not to mention my recent holiday in Fiji! There's nothing like practicing yoga on a white sand beach on a Fijian Island listening to Cafe del Mar. Oh well, back to the reality of daily life- I am back at work to fund the next holiday now!!

Merlin, I must see if my local library has that one. Sounds like a great book.
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Post by: stacelee on July 10, 2012, 11:55:16 pm
My favourite cookbooks at the moment are the Ladies A Plate and the A Second Helping, More from Ladies a Plate.  They are NZ cookbooks that have some lovely baked goods in them and they have the history of each recipe to go with the recipe.  Lovely to read and the recipes I've made have all worked beautifully....I love the hokey pokey biscuits.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 10, 2012, 11:58:30 pm
I just saw on Sunrise two guys have made a music video about Shades of Grey. Making money is what it is about. Very funny.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 12:27:47 am
I really must read some more books, usually its cook books..
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 12:30:34 am
I have a great humour book. It's called "S*** Happens so Get Over it" ;D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on July 11, 2012, 12:36:38 am
on Today this morning they had a clip of Cookie Monster singing a take off of call me baby. So funny.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 11, 2012, 02:06:08 am
I'm partial to Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar. n fact I love them to bits. They are so cute. I haven't taken to watching Sesame Street though. ;)
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 05:00:22 am
I just got the first of the 15 books I ordered. It would seem they're being sent one at a time :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 11, 2012, 05:46:28 am
cookie monster was good. I saw elmo doing the weather yesterday on Today..
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 11, 2012, 05:47:05 am
It's called delayed gratification Amy!
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 11, 2012, 06:07:09 am
LOL Marina, I always wondered what that phrase meant :-))

I suppose packing them all individually gives someone something to do as well ;)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 11, 2012, 10:33:59 pm
LOL.

This is now a very interesting thread. I too love the no I detective agency books Megan.

Plus it's obvious we have less time for books as we are on here so much ( speaks for self).

On money saving grounds I stopped buying new novels, and that changed my choice. I do get new books at Xmas, but then I don't usually choose them.
I did buy a new book on propagation of plants by the RHS though.

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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 12:22:55 am
On money saving grounds I stopped buying new novels, and that changed my choice.

I know what you mean DJ, the price of books is ridiculous! But for me its an addiction. I've got two bookshelves nearly full which would have cost a couple of thousand $$ over the years. I have my Sherlock Holmes collection which cost me $60 alone :o But I love Sherlock, so he was worth the money ;)
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 01:15:34 am
On money saving grounds I stopped buying new novels, and that changed my choice.

I know what you mean DJ, the price of books is ridiculous! But for me its an addiction. I've got two bookshelves nearly full which would have cost a couple of thousand $$ over the years. I have my Sherlock Holmes collection which cost me $60 alone :o But I love Sherlock, so he was worth the money ;)

You can get all the Sherlock Holmes on Kindle for free
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 12, 2012, 01:49:15 am
Having a Kindle saves money and space. Back in the old days I used to waste time every time I picked my book up trying to find exactly where I was up to. The Kindle opens up at the page you left off on. I also find the light on the case is very unobtrusive for mid night reading and if reading on a plane etc (not that I travel a lot)
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Post by: Deeau on July 12, 2012, 02:00:56 am
Love my Kindle as much as my thermomix, would rather read on my kindle than my tablet and stuggle these days to read a "Dead Tree " book  ;D
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Post by: Wonder on July 12, 2012, 02:20:27 am
I'm the same, love my kindle.
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Post by: jeninwa on July 12, 2012, 02:33:04 am
Me too, love my kindle.
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 03:00:49 am
how much is a kindle, should I buy one..
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Post by: Thermolicious on July 12, 2012, 03:03:25 am
I use the Kindle App on my iphone and find it works well :)

I have recently finished 50 Shades and that is a couple of days I won't get back  :-))  I shouldn't have bought into the hype lol
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 03:13:34 am
Robyn go to amazon.com and check them out. I would  not recommend the Touch. I have had it and didn't like it al all.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 03:29:55 am
which one do you have Gretchen
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 04:11:45 am
which one do you have Gretchen

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051QVESA/ref=famstripe_k

I have no need of 3G which I had in my first 3 . Then I bought the touch which I hated so gae it to GD  who loves it. Now I have the cheapie wifi which is perfect. I also have the kindle app on my iPad.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 04:27:50 am
thanks Gretchen
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 12, 2012, 04:32:02 am
This may help

http://media.theage.com.au/selections/a-beginners-guide-to-ebooks-3446966.html?from=newsbox
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Post by: Wonder on July 12, 2012, 04:40:36 am
I've got the same one as Gert and DH has the touch, i much prefer mine. agree you don't need the 3G as long as you have access to wi-fi. I love that the battery life is so long. Still considering getting the cover with light, i bought one for DH but i love how small it is without the cover so use a clip on light at night.
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 04:47:39 am
thanks for the help, i'll have to get one..
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 12, 2012, 04:53:35 am
You won't regret it obbie, they are great.  Just make sure you get one for Australia.  I would encourage getting the cover as well to protect it
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 05:06:45 am
My kindle

(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-4d61-75cb.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/65a24c0a-4d73-6458.jpg)
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 12, 2012, 05:24:59 am
Yours is quite different from mine, Gert.  You (well, I / me?) always think everyone's will look the same but they don't!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 05:54:20 am
How is mine different? It is really light but I have to say that even though I never actually use the light it seems not to,have as long a battery life as my old one with keyboard.

Gert
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Post by: Wonder on July 12, 2012, 05:56:20 am
that's the cover i bought DH, still can't decide wether to buy one or not, I currently use a built slip case which i love. Now that Dick Smith and Woolworths have them I would just by in Australia rather than through Amazon. If you have someone who can purchase in the state and then on send the cheaper version with ads is great value. I got that for DH and he doesn't even notice the ads, otherwise I would just buy here.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 12, 2012, 06:21:37 am
Gert, mine has a keyboard and the light in the cover is at the back on the right hand side and sticks out much further than yours.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 06:24:42 am
Do you ladies realise you're making me feel old? :-))
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 06:26:22 am
Amy you are sweet 17. :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 06:26:33 am
Yup that is the one  I had originally as well. I gave that one to my DIL to buy the Touch but hated it so bought this one which is a lot lighter and smaller. I think the battery on yours last longer than mine if you don't use the light much.

Gert

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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 06:28:09 am
Amy you are sweet 17. :)

 :)

But I don't have a kindle. I thought teenagers were supposed to have all the latest gadgets?
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Post by: cookie1 on July 12, 2012, 06:30:40 am
Not necessary Amy unless you read a lot.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 12, 2012, 06:34:53 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/78912c4f-6219-d34d.jpg)I have a Sony touch e reader and love it to bits. It isn't wifi as they weren't around when I bought it.
I put the matchbox in for size comparison.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 06:39:33 am
I have a  teenager who waits on my drivway for her private school bus . She has a Kindle and an iPad and has all her textbooks on kindle and iPad  so she does not have to carry those heavy books. She says one textbook cost $50 to buy and they use only about 5% of it. What a waste. She says she wanted to just tear the pages out of it rather than carry the heavy book so she is really happy now to,have them all cheaper and no weight on the kindle. It also means she can always have a text book to study from when she has a few minutes.

I guess this is the future.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 06:43:14 am
I guess this is the future.

Gert

Isn't it terrible?
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Post by: Wonder on July 12, 2012, 07:00:53 am
I think it's great. I think textbooks are a huge waste of money and trees. My daughter never ues an entire textbook and for many subjects has only used a few chapters, in most cases new versions of the books are released each few years so they can't be handed down or onsold. I'm more than happy to pay for books but would much prefer to not be using up precious trees to do so. With ebooks just the new section could be uploaded.

Gert, i would be interested in knowing how she gets all of her textbooks in ebook format, I searched for many of my daughters last year and couldn't get any  ???

Sorry Amy, I understand you like the feel of books and my Mum is the same but I just think it's terrible waste of resources including money.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 07:07:59 am
Thats okay Wonder, I completely agree with what you say about textbooks. I have a lot of notes and photocopies of textbooks which I am just going to throw in the recycling because I will never look at them again. I agree that for school and other forms of education, books and notes are a terrible waste and I think something needs to be done about it. Like Gert mentioned her driveway teenager saying, they are also horrible to have to carry everywhere. Not good for posture and the old spinal column :(

But I do treasure my novels :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 12, 2012, 07:09:35 am
What a great idea for the textbooks, I always cringe when I see school kids carrying round those huge, heavy rucksacks full of bulky books – what on earth is that doing to their skeletons and what future problems are they going to have because of this?

Amy, looks like you and I are thinking much along the same lines.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 07:13:01 am
You know what they say about great minds Marina ;) ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 07:15:40 am
I think it is wonderful. It is all done through the school. This school gives out the iPads in a certain year and thers is a system for downloads.

This young lady has her own iPad  which is fine but she will get another provided by the school if she needs it.

Brilliant.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on July 12, 2012, 07:31:14 am
My 15yr old step daughter was provided with a laptop this year, Yr 9. She has several text books downloaded onto it.
Just a public high school. I think every Yr 9 student is provided one Australia wide.
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Post by: obbie on July 12, 2012, 07:42:39 am
Lucky girl :D
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Post by: deedub on July 12, 2012, 08:16:12 am
These days I only read on the train which is a 15 minute trip so takes me ages to read a book. Started All That I Am by Anna Funder over a week ago, haven't really got into it yet. I read anything & everything, usually mix up genres so I don't read the same type of book twice in a row. Rest assured I won't be reading 50 shades!
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2012, 08:23:18 am
Whose reading Fifty Shades of Grey  ;)
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Post by: mcmich on July 12, 2012, 08:24:45 am
I want to read it...lots of girls at work are reading it and I'm hoping they will lend me a copy.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 08:28:49 am
Count me out. Not even if someone gave it to me. I draw the line.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2012, 08:30:20 am
I have no idea what it is about but just saw it on ACA (I think) last night - certainly wouldn't have any added benefits for anyone in this house though  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 12, 2012, 08:37:08 am
I ain't gunna touch that one Judy.  Amy may be watching!

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 08:43:05 am
LOL ;D

Yes, I'm here Gertie ;)
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Post by: Katiej on July 12, 2012, 09:06:09 am
I'll put my hand up Judy.
Well I'm not actually reading the book yet, but I have all 3 Shades of Crap books at home.

My DH asked me a few days ago what were these Shades of Grey books everyone was talking about. He said the book man at his work was selling the trilogy. I replied half jokingly & half curiously "buy them for me, you're always telling me to read more books!". (I haven't read a book that isn't a cookbook in years)

Well yesterday he brought the books home for me!

I can loan them to you Judy if you like!!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 12, 2012, 09:36:17 am
I would have read one but DD who has the first one on her ereader said Mum it's crap. So I will actually believe her as I have heard women in the bookshop talking about it and our bookclub had a big discussion on it the other night. I've too much good stuff to read. ;)
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Post by: courton on July 12, 2012, 09:41:36 am
Deebub I am reading All that I am ...it does get better. Hang in there!
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Post by: mcmich on July 12, 2012, 09:54:50 am
So now that all of you don't want to read shades of grey...I'm hoping someone at work will lend me their copy.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 12, 2012, 10:24:57 am
I actually hadn't heard about it until I saw all the posts on here :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on July 12, 2012, 12:13:54 pm
Michele you will be able to give us an opinion. I heard someone on the radio the other day saying it is time we had some erotic reading again. Not pornographic.
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2012, 12:32:24 pm
Thanks for the offer Katie - you read them first and if you think I'll get a laugh out of them, maybe I will take you up on that offer.  I can't believe how quickly your DH bought them for you  :D :D :D
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Post by: Thermobudgie on July 12, 2012, 03:17:33 pm
I read the first 2 books of 50 Shades trilogy and will not be reading the third. The repetition drove me insane!! The amount of head cocking, smirking and peeking up really frustrated me. The book was not only poorly written but the storyline and characters were completely hollow. As for the sex *yawn* I found myself flicking ahead to get through those scenes because they were so repetative and boring.  The only good thing to come from it is this clip from Saturday Night Live. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqmofb_saturday-night-live-fifty-shades-of-grey_shortfilms


I'm currently on the third novel of Sara Donati's 'Into The Wilderness'  They are beautifully written and if you are a fan of Gabaldon then you should enjoy these. They are a sequel to The Last of The Mohicans (the film not the novel). Claire from Gabaldons Outlander series even makes a brief appearance in it.

A great paranormal series are the Shadowfever novels. I think there are 6 of them and I wasn't so sure after the first but was glad I kept on reading as the story got better and better with each book. A very delicious leading man! Much better than boring Mr Grey.  

Paulina Simmons? I think that's her name, wrote a Trilogy set in WWII Russia. The Bronze Horseman. Also a pretty good read.

I'm reading lots of free kindle books, there is a Facebook page and a blog which lets you know about the daily free kindle books. I haven't read any great ones yet but a few have been good for a quick, light read.

I have downloaded the Wool Omnibus which has had great reviews but I'm yet to start it. Will let you know how it goes once I'm done.


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Post by: Wonder on July 12, 2012, 10:42:57 pm
I'll be reading it for book club this month so have to have it finished by the end of this month ...... eeeeks, only have 2 weeks to finish last months and this months book! I'm a bit slow at the moment.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 12:00:56 am
Okay... I've decided I'm not going to read 50 Shades of Grey ;)
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 13, 2012, 12:05:02 am
You're not missing anything, Amy, apart from all the hype, it's just a load of simplistically written drivel and everyone will have fogotten about it in a couple of months (except for the author who has probably made a mountain of money!).
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 12:08:37 am
Thanks Marina :D
I'll just read some Garfield comics. I love Garfield ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 13, 2012, 01:19:11 am
I love Garfield too... :)
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Post by: Droverjess on July 13, 2012, 10:15:57 am
The bronze horseman was a fab book. I read it about 12 yrs ago, never forgotten.
Do you mean there are more? If some what are they called please?
Thanks
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Post by: mcmich on July 13, 2012, 10:27:07 am
I've decided I'm definetly reading shades of grey but while I'm waiting for someone to lend it to me, I've started the Book of tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 13, 2012, 12:10:54 pm
I also loved The Bronze Horseman many years ago and still remember it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 13, 2012, 12:21:34 pm
At this very moment, I am reading Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 13th Edition by Tortora and Derrickson. These nerve impulses and sensory receptors are going to do my head in soon :o
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Post by: Thermobudgie on July 13, 2012, 01:47:19 pm
The bronze horseman was a fab book. I read it about 12 yrs ago, never forgotten.
Do you mean there are more? If some what are they called please?
Thanks

Yes! There are two more. I can't remember what they are called bu I'm sure google will help you out. I would have been devestated to have finished the story at the end of book one. The second offers so much more, a lot of Alexanders history is told in the second one.
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Post by: Bonsai on July 13, 2012, 02:42:25 pm
Just finished Haruki Kurakami's 1Q84 (a trilogy) highly recommended. About to tackle "Buzz Aldrin where were you in all the confusion?". 
Often browse bookshops and take a photo of cover on my phone if I want to remember title for later.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 13, 2012, 02:46:20 pm
Here is more info on the bronze horseman trilogy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paullina_Simons

Will have to look for second hand, or join the library but it is quite far away.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 13, 2012, 11:14:31 pm
If you have a Kindle you can get the Triology for pretty cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bronze-Horseman-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B000FC10Y8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342217553&sr=1-1&keywords=Paullina+Simons

Not a bad price for  nearly 1000 pages on a little device.

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on July 14, 2012, 08:27:38 am
Thanks Gert, but no kindle.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 14, 2012, 01:24:46 pm
Bonsai my DD loved this and has been at me to read it. It is on my list.
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Post by: cecilia on July 16, 2012, 03:13:58 pm
Has anyone read the book this article is about? 

http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/life/common-regrets-of-the-dying-20120716-224y2.html

What a touching article.  The author sounds quite an inspiring lady.
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Post by: Droverjess on July 16, 2012, 10:08:50 pm
Haven't read it but it has been talked about a lot on  the radio in UK.
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Post by: Wonder on July 16, 2012, 11:51:23 pm
I loved the Bronze horseman but found the following two were much more of a struggle to get through which I found a bit disappointing. Still struggling through my Kate Morton book, i fall asleep after reading for only 10 minutes or so which is normally a sign I'm not enjoying the book but I have to get through it for bookclub.
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Post by: fundj&e on July 17, 2012, 06:02:38 am
the last book i read was flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews, about 30 years ago  :-))

i lied  :-)) Humble Pie by gordon ramsay
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Post by: mcmich on July 17, 2012, 06:21:41 am
LOL, Fundj. I remember reading that series about 30 years ago too. It was all the rage.
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Post by: Jadey on July 17, 2012, 07:09:34 am
I'm finally getting back into my wading after ages and ages of not touching a novel. Despite saying im a ink and paper kind of girl the covenience of reading on my iPad can't be beaten and I live it now.

Recently I've read the 50 Shades series And I must be the odd one out here because I really enjoyed it. Never ever thought I would but it's a very easy read and it certainly "spiced things up" at home.  :-))
Then I read the Hunger Games trilogy after watching the movie. Again a very easy read and I'm looking forward to the next movie.
And the last book. Just finished is The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort. It's an autobiography but I warn you there's drugs sex and a lot of swearing in it. It's about a bloke who lived the Wall St high life and what that life was like. Really enjoyed it and there's a second one in the series so I think I'll start that soon.

Jadey  :)

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Post by: Cuilidh on July 17, 2012, 07:31:45 am
Hi jadey, glad someone enjoyed shades of whatsit.  I might have a go at Hunger Games soon and The Wolf of Wall Street sounds interesting as well.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 08:46:28 am
I just got the first of the 15 books I ordered. It would seem they're being sent one at a time :-))

Does anyone remember me posting this?

Well I got some more of the books today. All from the same place, all wrapped individualliy... Why don't they just put them all in the same postage bag?

 ??? ??? ???
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 17, 2012, 08:49:32 am
I agree, Amy, seems absurd but it may be a weight / bulk issue from the supplier's end.  The main thing is, you got the books in the end.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 09:08:28 am
You're probably right Marina. Some technical issue just to annoy us consumers :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on July 17, 2012, 12:16:01 pm
Are they from Book Depository Amy ? They often send them individually. I think it is something to do with the postage costs.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 12:25:25 pm
No cookie, I've been ordering through Fishpond. They have lots of really good discounts :D
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Post by: nazar on July 17, 2012, 01:02:54 pm
so what books did you buy amy
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 01:14:45 pm
so what books did you buy amy

 :D :D :D

The ones delivered today were:
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Ascend by Amanda Hocking

Being a teenager, I mainly read young adult novels :-))

But I also got my Personal Trainer's Handbook the other day, and I'm waiting for some nutrition books too ;D
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Post by: nazar on July 17, 2012, 01:18:55 pm
 sounds like you got a lot of reading  to do
its good when you get a bargain    happy reading
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 01:19:47 pm
I certainly do, but unfortunately my textbooks take priority :-))

Thanks Michelle :D
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Post by: nazar on July 17, 2012, 01:22:43 pm
and this forum second   :D :D :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 17, 2012, 01:38:48 pm
Absolutely :D :D :D
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Post by: Jadey on July 18, 2012, 05:04:19 am
I did always wonder why they send them individually but on the other hand it's kind of like opening a whole lot of Christ,as presents at once. So exciting. Enjoy Amy :-)

I just ordered the women's weekly retro cookbook which I discovered in the shopping thread and couldn't resist. What a gorgeous cover! Can't wait for it to arrive.

Jadey  :)
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Post by: obbie on July 18, 2012, 05:44:16 am
I think Maddy bought the retro book, or Hally...
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 06:25:16 am
I did always wonder why they send them individually but on the other hand it's kind of like opening a whole lot of Christ,as presents at once. So exciting. Enjoy Amy :-)
Jadey  :)

Good point Jadey, it was pretty exciting :D
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Post by: mcmich on July 18, 2012, 06:27:24 am
There's a lot of reading there Ames. Don't neglect your study.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 18, 2012, 06:29:04 am
I won't Mumma Michele :D
I finished two assignments yesterday ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 18, 2012, 07:15:12 am
Very good Amy...
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on July 18, 2012, 07:28:50 am
Thought I would browse this thread for some good reading tips.  I have had a gap in my reading just could not seem to focus probably distracted too much by TMX.

I am now reading the Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain which is great, a lot like the way Jodi Piccoult writes.  I was lured by the titile as I am a midwife (not practising at present)

Very easy to pick up and put down, in between recipe surfing!
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Post by: deedub on July 18, 2012, 07:41:35 am
A few on here have mentioned the Guernsey literary potato peel pie society (think that's what it's called) - I can add my recommendation as well greyhoundmum, lovely heartwarming book.
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 06:33:21 am
Another five books delivered today... ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 19, 2012, 07:21:40 am
Amy will be busy reading.
Books for study Amy, or fun...
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 19, 2012, 07:42:24 am
Never ever thought I would but it's a very easy read and it certainly "spiced things up" at home.  :-))


I spose DH is queuing up at the booksellers for the next release - or asking you to read that book again  :D
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Post by: Amy :-) on July 19, 2012, 07:46:07 am
Amy will be busy reading.
Books for study Amy, or fun...

1 for study, 4 for fun ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 13, 2012, 12:18:21 pm
Just bumping this up looking for a good book to download to kindle.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on August 13, 2012, 12:34:19 pm
I've just finished The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I quite enjoyed it. I'm now reading Broken Vessels by Lucy Ulrich. I was sent it to review and I would not recommend it.
My next book will probably the Donna Leon I need to read for book club.
DDhas just read The Taliban Cricket Club and enjoyed it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 13, 2012, 12:50:32 pm
I've just finished The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I quite enjoyed it. I'm now reading Broken Vessels by Lucy Ulrich. I was sent it to review and I would not recommend it.
My next book will probably the Donna Leon I need to read for book club.
DDhas just read The Taliban Cricket Club and enjoyed it.

Thanks cookie 1 I will have a look tomorrow. Telstra  has slowed  down my Internet to nearly a full stop  and I do not want to waste my 3G on my iPad to download now.The Taliban Cricket Club sounds good.

I hate Telstra. They probably slow it down to force us onto the NBN but I am not having it. Drives me nuts.

Geet
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Post by: EmeraldSue on August 13, 2012, 01:04:14 pm
I like Dona Leon's books. I've just read Revoultionary Road for book club tomorrow night, and will be interested to hear wht the others thought of it
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 13, 2012, 02:34:42 pm
You might like "Cutting for Stone" Gretch (my fave read for quite a while), and I may download "All that I am" or something like that. Not sure however if I can read another Jewish/German holocaust book for the time being as I have read quite a lot and this subject is very popular ATM. Anyone read the latter?
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 13, 2012, 11:31:33 pm
CP I think I am over the  Holocaust books too. I have visited some of the places and  think I have learned enough for many a lifetime. Never Forget.

Will look up your choices. Guess we won't have time for much reading at the retreat!

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 14, 2012, 12:06:54 am
This is not quite on the subject, but the topic is (sort of) relevant.  This is a query to kindle owners.  Is there any way you can actually DELETE any books from the kindle.  I archive my books, but there are some that are just so terrible (a series of bad choices) that I want to get rid of them altogether and never think about them again!
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Post by: Emme on August 14, 2012, 12:11:23 am
This is not quite on the subject, but the topic is (sort of) relevant.  This is a query to kindle owners.  Is there any way you can actually DELETE any books from the kindle.  I archive my books, but there are some that are just so terrible (a series of bad choices) that I want to get rid of them altogether and never think about them again!

I go into my Amazon account to Manage your Kindle and all your books should come up.  Find the book you want to delete and on the right hand side when you click on the tab it gives you a selection of what you want to do.  One of those is to delete from Kindle click on that and it will  ask you to verify you want to delete (you can't get them back unless you pay or select them again) Just say yes, and it should delete them.
Hope this helps
Marie
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 14, 2012, 12:59:53 am
Brilliant.  I knew someone here could come to my rescue.  Thanks Marie, I'll get on to this tonight.
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Post by: deedub on August 14, 2012, 01:15:34 am
CP I'm reading 'all that I am' ATM. Haven't got to the holocaust yet it's mostly pre-war, rise of the nazi party stuff. Taking me a while to read it bcos I only read on the train, but I am enjoying it, very interesting.
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Post by: deedub on August 14, 2012, 01:18:26 am
Oops forgot the reason I came on this thread! Looking for holiday reading recommendations - stuff to read poolside, beachside etc (happy dance). I don't have an e-reader, & I read anything except horror genre. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 14, 2012, 01:22:33 am
I would like  Cuttung for Stone but I can't find it on . kindle. Will check with Apple

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 14, 2012, 01:33:50 am
I've got it on Kindle Gretch. The book I'm currently reading is "The Buddha in the Attic", its ok and only just sustaining me on an interest factor. Always on the look out for that riveting page turning book which you don't want to put down...
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Post by: Wonder on August 14, 2012, 01:34:15 am
I'm still finishing off the 50 shades triology, haven't found it that enticing, maybe it's being sick that negates all the good bits  :-))
Our book club is reading 'all that i am' next and I'm not looking forward to it, i'm over war and love stories. I would really like to read Cutting for Stone and may look for it for holiday reading.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 14, 2012, 01:44:21 am
ATM I am reading a bit of fluff but next one is a Joanne Trollope Marying the Mistress. I have some on pre order but can't remember what the are. I think one is an Elizabeth George. Inspetor Linley.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on August 14, 2012, 03:04:35 am
I started A Deeper Darkness  by JT Ellison last night. DD has a book blog and she is offered quite a lot of books to review and this is one of them. She has just finished it and said it was an ok quick read. It can't be worse than Broken Vessels which was garbage. Poor plot, lousy characterisation, setting was ok.
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 14, 2012, 03:08:13 am
I find a lot of the books on the free http://www.ereaderiq.com/ site very, very frustrating.  Many seem to be self published and have not been proof read or edited and are simply bewildering to read because the story simply doesn't flow or read correctly and the grammar, if there is any, can be very inventive.  That's probably why they are free, of course!
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Post by: Wonder on August 14, 2012, 03:20:19 am
Cookie, I would be interested in the link for your DD blog, we are always on the look out for books that have been reviewed.
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Post by: Jadey on August 22, 2012, 10:55:20 am
QF32 looks really good.
It's a true story of an inflight disaster on a qantas flight what happened and how they overcame it.

Jadey
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Post by: mcmich on August 22, 2012, 10:57:25 am
I'm reading 50 shades ATM. Finding it a bit annoying. Haven't got to any good bits yet.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 22, 2012, 11:02:22 am
Hopefully we can pass it around mcmich!

Gert
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Post by: Katiej on August 22, 2012, 11:06:46 am
I'm not sure there are any good bits Michelle!

I've read half of the first book, but I'm struggling with it.  I keep looking at it thinking I should read some more maybe it will get better.  My SIL wants to borrow the 2nd & 3rd book from me once I've read them...she might be waiting awhile  :)
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Post by: mcmich on August 22, 2012, 11:08:59 am
All I've been reading is a lot of blushing and falling over her own feet. Not the hot stuff I was expecting.
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Post by: Katiej on August 22, 2012, 11:14:03 am
I does take a few chapters to get to the hot stuff  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on August 22, 2012, 12:31:01 pm
I've got to read a Donna Leon book for book club this month. I have read one of hers and found it a bit slow so I will be interested to see what this one is like.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 22, 2012, 01:50:02 pm
Think the title is "The Cats Table", quite liking it to date.
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Post by: Wonder on August 22, 2012, 09:56:12 pm
Mcmich if you keep reading there will be lefty of hot stuff but we all found it a very average book and not worth the hype. If you can manage to get through the first book I do think the second and third are a little better but unless you have nothing to read and have been given the books for free I wouldn't recommend reading them.

I'm just about to start All that I am (I think thats the title) and then cutting for stone.
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Post by: Emme on September 09, 2012, 06:23:25 am
Have just finished reading The Innocent by David Baldacci.  First book of his I have read and quite enjoyed it although there are quite a few casualties in the story.  An action-packed thriller. Now back to some of the books I have stored on my Kindle

Marie  :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 09, 2012, 06:42:40 am
Have just finished reading The Innocent by David Baldacci.  First book of his I have read and quite enjoyed it although there are quite a few casualties in the story.  An action-packed thriller. Now back to some of the books I have stored on my Kindle

Marie  :)

I love Balsacci.

I have just downloaded  the latest Jack Reacher  A wanted Man by Lee Child. Finishing off a Freebie before I get I to it.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on September 09, 2012, 08:28:37 am
I've just finished "Life Sentences" by Laura Lippman.  She's usually good for an exciting read and this one didn't disappoint, although there wasn't an actual murder this time.

Now ploughing through Colm Toibin's "New Ways to Kill Your Mother" about writers and their families.  Interesting but not as engaging as a good murder.  ;) :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on September 09, 2012, 12:49:27 pm
The Donna Leon for book club was better than the first one I read, thank goodness.
I've almost finished 'Get Well Soon' byKristy Chambers. It is very light and funny. She is a nurse and it's about her daily goings on. I'm having a good laugh. I hope to finish it tonight, then I'll start a J. D. Robb.
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 09, 2012, 01:24:54 pm
I am reading "Eat and Run". It is an auto biography of sorts by Scott Jurak. He is an ultra marathon runner who is a vegan. He has included some recipes that he uses in racing and recovery.

I finished Karin Slaughter "Genesis" last week. She writes crime fiction set in Georgia.
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Post by: Soph77 on September 09, 2012, 08:25:44 pm
Dashingden - I've just finished eat and run too. Great book and amazing guy. I run marathons and about to try my first proper ultra. Couldn't go vegan but have been vegetarian for about 6 weeks now. If you like the book another good one is 'Thrive' - not sure who it's by at the moment! Has lots of good recipes.
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 10, 2012, 02:30:59 pm
Hey Soph, I am supposed to be training for the Rottenest marathon in about 7 weeks. I don't know if I am going to make it. One of my hammies has started to get a bit of a niggle. My last long run was really tough.

I have been thinking I would like to run Comrades in South Africa.
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 10, 2012, 11:47:27 pm
I have been thinking I would like to run Comrades in South Africa.

When is it Den?
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 11, 2012, 08:50:53 am
It is run between Durban and Petermarasberg (???) each year around may I think. It is about 90km. It changes a little from year to year. 
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 11, 2012, 08:53:07 am
I'd love to go just to watch and see what a marathon is like. If I save up can I go with you and be your cheer squad? ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 11, 2012, 08:56:56 am
You have only 12 hours to do it and it is in June next year .

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 11, 2012, 09:05:12 am
You were quick Gertie ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 11, 2012, 09:37:35 am
You have only 12 hours to do it and it is in June next year .

Gert

They are serious about the 12 hour cut off too. At the exact cut off time the close the finishing chute and if you are not in by that time you don;t get to finish.

I'd love to go just to watch and see what a marathon is like. If I save up can I go with you and be your cheer squad? ;D

Amy I would be happy to have you as part of my support crew. I have to save up so I can afford o do it too. Oh yeah and I have to train for it.
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 11, 2012, 09:43:09 am
Oh yeah and I have to train for it.

Best not forget that bit ;D ;D

I'm excited now, I'm going to stick the dates up on my corkboard :D
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 11, 2012, 04:05:14 pm
Dashingden - I've just finished eat and run too. Great book and amazing guy. I run marathons and about to try my first proper ultra. Couldn't go vegan but have been vegetarian for about 6 weeks now. If you like the book another good one is 'Thrive' - not sure who it's by at the moment! Has lots of good recipes.

What ultra are you doing? Have you read " Born to run" by Christopher Mcdougal? I really enjoyed that book. Last year I ran past Barefoot Ted in the Marine Corps Marathon.
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Post by: Wonder on September 12, 2012, 01:02:19 am
That's a great goal Dash, 90kms - I can't even comprehend running that far or for that long. I admire all of you that have the mental strength to do the training for the marathons and ultras.

Amy I really enjoy watching the marathons and found it ever greater when I've had people to cheer on. Maybe you should look at trying a half marathon when there is one near you. I'm not interested in training for a full marathon and don't really like jogging enough but I've done a few halfs and it was fantastic if you are on the same course as the elite marathon runners - seeing them up close as they run past was amazing and almost more satisfying for me than actually finishing.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 12, 2012, 01:59:29 am
Too funny Wonder. You do not want to get too up close and personal with marathon runners on the day as  they smell pretty bad.  ;D ;D

Gert
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Post by: AmandaN on September 12, 2012, 04:04:31 am
I'm reading An Echo in the Bone, which is #7 in the Cross Stitch/Outlander series, by Diana Gabaldon.
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Post by: deedub on September 12, 2012, 04:44:53 am
I've just started "how to be a woman" by Caitlin Moran. Thought it was time I learned, been winging it all this time 😄
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 12, 2012, 05:05:09 am
Lol :)
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 12, 2012, 05:06:48 am
Too funny Wonder. You do not want to get too up close and personal with marathon runners on the day as  they smell pretty bad.  ;D ;D

Gert

Too true Gert. I reek after along run. :(
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Post by: Wonder on September 12, 2012, 05:35:05 am
Forgot to say I'm reading Cutting for Stone, so far I'm enjoying it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 12, 2012, 05:42:06 am
Forgot to say I'm reading Cutting for Stone, so far I'm enjoying it.

Are you enjoying it?

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 12, 2012, 05:45:31 am
loved that book
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 12, 2012, 05:48:31 am
Not so sure I want to put myself through the trauma but......

Gert
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Post by: Wonder on September 12, 2012, 05:57:17 am
I'm enjoying it so far but last night was a little disturbed by what I was reading, thankfully it was late and I needed to sleep so had an excuse to put it down. I haven't heard anything about the book so don't know what to expect - you've got me worried now.
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 12, 2012, 06:09:59 am
What is Cutting for Stone about, Wonder?  I take it it is perhaps not good bed time reading?
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 12, 2012, 06:20:59 am
Starred Review. Lauded for his sensitive memoir (My Own Country) about his time as a doctor in eastern Tennessee at the onset of the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, Verghese turns his formidable talents to fiction, mining his own life and experiences in a magnificent, sweeping novel that moves from India to Ethiopia to an inner-city hospital in New York City over decades and generations. Sister Mary Joseph Praise, a devout young nun, leaves the south Indian state of Kerala in 1947 for a missionary post in Yemen. During the arduous sea voyage, she saves the life of an English doctor bound for Ethiopia, Thomas Stone, who becomes a key player in her destiny when they meet up again at Missing Hospital in Addis Ababa. Seven years later, Sister Praise dies birthing twin boys: Shiva and Marion, the latter narrating his own and his brothers long, dramatic, biblical story set against the backdrop of political turmoil in Ethiopia, the life of the hospital compound in which they grow up and the love story of their adopted parents, both doctors at Missing. The boys become doctors as well and Vergheses weaving of the practice of medicine into the narrative is fascinating even as the story bobs and weaves with the power and coincidences of the best 19th-century novel. (Feb.)
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 12, 2012, 06:23:30 am
Wow, sounds like an amazing book.  Must put it on my to read list.  Thanks for the review, Gert.
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Post by: Wonder on September 12, 2012, 07:50:06 am
Oh no - she was giving birth last night and it was such traumatic reading i kept closing my eyes which in turn made me nod off so I put the kindle down after dropping it a few times. I was assuming one of the twins was going to die but couldn't figure out how that was possible when the book was being written by one of them. Won't have much time to read in the next week but will once we are on our way to Thailand.
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Post by: courton on September 12, 2012, 11:44:00 am
I thought the book was good but at times the author  provides far too much medical detail - for my interest level.
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Post by: jeninwa on September 16, 2012, 01:37:41 am
I just tried to get this book on my kindle, all I could get was the lesson plan😞
How did you get it on your kindle wonder?
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 16, 2012, 02:59:19 am
I had a long boring day yesterday and was caught out without my Kindle but fortunately I did have my I pad and was lucky enough to have enough batts to read Dear Fatty and memoir by Dawn French. Wonderful interesting woman.

I am also reading a cheapie thriller on Kindle called Follow the Money by Fingers Murphy. I know I know but it ain't bad for a freebie.

I am savouring saving the lastet Jack Reacher. Any day not I will start but do not expect to hear from me until it is finished. I hate how I read it right through and it is soooooooo long until the next.


Gert
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Post by: Emme on September 16, 2012, 03:25:21 am
I have decided to read the first book in that series Gert.  Have quite a few to get through before that latest one though.

Marie
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 16, 2012, 03:44:43 am
I have decided to read the first book in that series Gert.  Have quite a few to get through before that latest one though.

Marie

No need to start at the beginning but it is good to get the understanding of Jack Reacher.

I heard that Tom Criuse has bought the movie rights Nd wants to play Jack. I nearly wet myself with laughter when I heard that. How ludicrous.  Bloody silly. What a Nutter
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 16, 2012, 06:04:38 am
What is the Jack Reacher series?
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 16, 2012, 07:18:20 am
Google Lee Child or go to Amazon.com
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Post by: EmeraldSue on September 16, 2012, 09:19:31 am
Oh Gert. I hope that's not true. I can't imagine Tom Cruise as Reacher.
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Post by: Wonder on September 16, 2012, 11:49:46 pm
Jeniwa, I think you may have inadvertently purchased the lesson plan instead of the actual book. I didnt purchase mine as a kindle book but just looking on the kindle site there is a lesson plan ebook for $9.99 and I can't see the actual book for sale in ebook format, they only seem to have paperback, hardcover, and audio book - very strange.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 17, 2012, 06:19:53 am
I enjoy Lee Childs too. At the moment I'm reading Tess Gerritsen's latest. I read about 4 pages while we were away. Too buy having a wonderful time.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 06:37:18 am
I enjoy Lee Childs too. At the moment I'm reading Tess Gerritsen's latest. I read about 4 pages while we were away. Too buy having a wonderful time.

No time to read when you have so many interesting people to talk to.  I just downloaded a Tess Gerritsen.

Gert
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Post by: JulieO on September 17, 2012, 07:22:42 am
Oh Gert. I hope that's not true. I can't imagine Tom Cruise as Reacher.

No, me either.  Can see Liam Neeson in that role though.  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 07:51:17 am
Oh Gert. I hope that's not true. I can't imagine Tom Cruise as Reacher.

No, me either.  Can see Liam Neeson in that role though.  ;D

He is a bit weedy too and  too Irish I think.

We need someone 6'7".

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on September 17, 2012, 07:55:50 am
What about Nicholas Cage?
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Post by: JulieO on September 17, 2012, 07:57:43 am
Oh Gert. I hope that's not true. I can't imagine Tom Cruise as Reacher.

No, me either.  Can see Liam Neeson in that role though.  ;D

He is a bit weedy too and  too Irish I think.

We need someone 6'7".

Gert

He's 6'4" so not too far off.  Have you seen him in Taken (movie)?
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 08:03:59 am
I've seen that movie Julie. I love Liam Neeson :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 08:08:30 am
What about Nicholas Cage?

Might work. How old is Reacher  now?  Nicholas Cage is 48.

Gert

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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 08:10:16 am
Hasn't been here yet.  What about the accent?

Gert
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Post by: JulieO on September 17, 2012, 08:16:12 am
Me too Amy.  :D

I think if Hollywood is letting Tom play the part and he looks nothing like Reacher is portrayed in the books, then a reason for an Irish accent could be written into the script in some way I think.

'Taken' has been out a few years now Gert, was on tv about a month ago.   'Taken 2' is currently doing the rounds but I haven't seen it yet.  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 08:40:10 am
'Taken 2' is currently doing the rounds but I haven't seen it yet.  :)

I completely missed that!!! When did it happen? I need to see it!!!! :o :o :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 08:45:45 am
Lol! A lot of movies do not get as far as Cairns.  If I had  known I would have gone for sure.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 08:50:26 am
Have you seen Happy Feet, Gertie? ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 08:57:57 am
These Amy?

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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 08:59:35 am
LOL :D :D

I actually meant the Disney movie with the dancing penguins, but I'm glad your feet are happy and that you can see them Gert ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 09:06:54 am
What? You think a penguin should play Reacher?

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 09:09:24 am
It would be highly amusing, but slightly unbelievable I suppose :-))
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Post by: Mama Fergie on September 17, 2012, 09:15:43 am
I like Liam Neeson but he is not great with accents.

He played Rob Roy McGregor in the movie Rob Roy and the Irish kept coming through. Jessica Lange  played his wife and her  Scottish accent was better than his.

He was good in Schindlers List
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 17, 2012, 09:25:54 am
I've not read any of these books, but if you are looking for an outstanding character actor how about Robert Carlyle?  He is possibly best known for playing Hamish MacBeth in the TV series of that name, but he has played a whole host of roles and is amazingly good.  I love David Suchet as well, but somehow I don't think he would be the one for this role!
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 09:28:01 am
He was good in Schindlers List


I haven't seen that one but I have played the theme song ;)
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 09:52:22 am
I've not read any of these books, but if you are looking for an outstanding character actor how about Robert Carlyle?  He is possibly best known for playing Hamish MacBeth in the TV series of that name, but he has played a whole host of roles and is amazingly good.  I love David Suchet as well, but somehow I don't think he would be the one for this role!

Jack Reacher is the all American GI Joe and is very tall and broad. It would take two maybe three Robert Carlyle to fill his boots and Jack does not have a Scottish accent.

I love David Suchet and for an Enlishman he can do an American accent however he is 66 year  old and short.

We need a tall and big with it actor. So far I like Nicholas Cage. I can see him in the roll.  Any others? I would like anyone BUT Tom Cruise.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 10:28:19 am
Robert Downey Jr? ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Mama Fergie on September 17, 2012, 10:33:23 am
I loved Robert Carlyle in Hamish MacBeth but he is too short and not suitable for the role in my opinion"
Don't have any suggestions unfortunately.  :(
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 10:36:15 am
Robert Downey Jr? ;D ;D ;D

Possible.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 10:40:26 am
He's gorgeous :-))
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 10:43:18 am
I just did a check. Jack Reacher is only 6'5" but is 210 lbs with a 50 inch chest so how about a  bulked up Hugh Jackman?

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on September 17, 2012, 10:44:17 am
Hugh Jackman wow!!! :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 17, 2012, 10:49:27 am
OH YEAH ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 17, 2012, 10:51:01 am
Hugh would have the right temperament  for Jack.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on September 17, 2012, 12:19:25 pm
Definitely Hugh.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on September 17, 2012, 02:14:48 pm
Now you're talking. I would pay to see that movie. Again. And again!
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Post by: Mama Fergie on September 17, 2012, 02:24:20 pm
And he doesn't look too bad either!!!!  ;D
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Post by: Jude59 on September 17, 2012, 10:30:45 pm

We need a tall and big with it actor. So far I like Nicholas Cage. I can see him in the roll.  Any others? I would like anyone BUT Tom Cruise.

Ger
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I so agree!  It's heart breaking that Jack Reacher character has been given to Tom Cruise. I won't be seeing the movie - love the books.
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Post by: Wonder on September 18, 2012, 12:05:54 am
You've got me interested in the Jack Reacher books now, I've just looked them up and there are so many - do I need to start at the first one? I was going to download a couple to hopefully read while I'm holidays.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 18, 2012, 12:59:53 am
Yes wondr  I would start at the beginning. Amazon has a list in order. Great holiday reading.

Gert
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Post by: Wonder on September 18, 2012, 01:23:05 am
Thanks Gert, I'll download a few.
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Post by: obbie on September 18, 2012, 04:52:12 am
No to Tom Cruise here too.

Hugh Jackman yes.....
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Post by: Amanda on September 26, 2012, 07:31:07 am
I'm reading Hilary Mantel's follow-up to "Wolf Hall", "Bring up the Bodies" - when I can drag myself away from the computer, that is.  :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on September 26, 2012, 07:33:29 am
I've just finished the Tess Gerrtisen and had started my book club book. It is rubbish so I'm not reading it. I started a Stella Rimington that DD was sent to review. I love it when she gets sent books to review. All the more for me to read. :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 26, 2012, 07:45:48 am
I've just finished the Tess Gerrtisen and had started my book club book. It is rubbish so I'm not reading it. I started a Stella Rimington that DD was sent to review. I love it when she gets sent books to review. All the more for me to read. :)

Is that The Geneva Trap?

I am reading another freebie which is fun called Ms America and the offing in Oahu. Total crap but entertaining.

Just downloaded a Marian  Keyes for fun and am salivating for the Jack Reacher. Soon.


Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 26, 2012, 07:48:29 am
I'm reading Dream Power by Dr Ann Faraday :)
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Post by: cottchick on September 26, 2012, 07:59:18 am
I am reading the latest Jack Reacher crime novel by Lee Childs, love this series! I just wish he wrote more than one a year.

I have just noticed some chatting about Jack Reacher looking through the thread - yes I can't believe they have given Tom Cruise the role: He is short! JR is a big man and thats part of his charm. I don't know if I will be able to see the movie, I have such a clear picture of the gorgeous Jack Reacher in my head.
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Post by: cottchick on September 26, 2012, 08:04:29 am
Character of Jack Reacher: there is a list on IMBD of better suited actors. I think Hugh Jackman could pull it off, also this guy:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604747/bio (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604747/bio)

He is 6"2' so nearly tall enough.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 26, 2012, 08:13:27 am
I won't be paying good money to see a shortass Tom Cruise play Jack. No way.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 26, 2012, 08:14:36 am
I would pay for Tom Cruise NOT to play Jack.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 26, 2012, 12:05:38 pm
Yes Gert it is The Geneva Trap. Have you read it?
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Post by: courton on September 26, 2012, 12:08:51 pm
Just started pat barker's double vision. Has got me interested from page 1.
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 26, 2012, 01:28:07 pm
I'm reading the new Karin Slaughter Book "Criminal".
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on September 26, 2012, 02:52:38 pm
I am sure the fifty shades has been mentioned on this thread but just want to add my two bobs worth.  Thought I'd read it to see what all the fuss is about.  In my opinion is is absolute trash, no quality at all and quite distasteful, I am only a third of the way thru and the weird stuff hasn't really happened yet, but I really don't like the fact that one person finds inflicting pain and humiliation on another fun!  I feel so sorry for the girl.  I have three teenage daughters and hope none of them ever date a Christian Grey no matter how rich and charming he may be!!
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 26, 2012, 09:38:44 pm
Yes Gert it is The Geneva Trap. Have you read it?

It is on pre order with Amazon for Kindle.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on September 26, 2012, 10:18:41 pm
I am sure the fifty shades has been mentioned on this thread but just want to add my two bobs worth.  Thought I'd read it to see what all the fuss is about.  In my opinion is is absolute trash, no quality at all and quite distasteful, I am only a third of the way thru and the weird stuff hasn't really happened yet, but I really don't like the fact that one person finds inflicting pain and humiliation on another fun!  I feel so sorry for the girl.  I have three teenage daughters and hope none of them ever date a Christian Grey no matter how rich and charming he may be!!

I wasn't going to read it just because everyone else was but then caved in I started reading it before the retreat and I got as far as page 84
 and nothing has happened. I've read racier Mills and Boons than that.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 27, 2012, 06:56:05 am
DD I enjoy Karen Slaughter.

Is anyone going to read the new JK Rowling book?  I'm going up to Big W this afternoon to have a buy up. Their book specials today are better than Kobo. I'll get that, Monica McCanerny(?) new book, Paullina Simons and Ken Follett's as well. May put a couple away for DD for Christmas.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 27, 2012, 07:11:23 am
DD I enjoy Karen Slaughter.

Is anyone going to read the new JK Rowling book?  I'm going up to Big W this afternoon to have a buy up. Their book specials today are better than Kobo. I'll get that, Monica McCanerny(?) new book, Paullina Simons and Ken Follett's as well. May put a couple away for DD for Christmas.

I have bought the Monica McInerney  and the Rowling is on  pre order. It will download tomorrow.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on September 27, 2012, 07:30:22 am
I don't have time to read, I am always here :D
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Post by: Emme on September 27, 2012, 08:49:04 am
Just starting another David Baldacci   "Split Second".
I read a lot of a night Obbie, don't watch TV
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Post by: Delightful Den on September 27, 2012, 09:16:53 am
I like David Baldacci.
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Post by: rainbow on September 27, 2012, 09:40:52 am
I have just read Distant Hours by Kate Morgan and really enjoyed it.  On the non fiction side I am reading Sweet Poison by David Gillespie about the danger of sugar in our diet
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Post by: obbie on September 27, 2012, 10:51:40 am
wish I had the time at night MF, gotta get the kids in bed, homework, phones calls ect....washing, dishes. you know what its like..
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 27, 2012, 10:56:11 am
cookie Amazon just sent me the new JK Rowling book on Kindle. Wahoo. Still haven't started Jack Reacher.  What to,do?

Gert
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Post by: obbie on September 27, 2012, 10:57:37 am
Love amazon Gert, download and read when you can..
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Post by: cookie1 on September 27, 2012, 11:32:45 am
cookie Amazon just sent me the new JK Rowling book on Kindle. Wahoo. Still haven't started Jack Reacher.  What to,do?

Gert

Wowed, that is great news. I had abut up at Big W. $20 for the Ken Follett and JK Rowling, and $15.88 for the others. I was pleased.
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Post by: courton on September 27, 2012, 11:35:33 am
Pls read JK Rowling! We want your review!
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 27, 2012, 11:43:56 am
Just was watching the interview with her re this book on the ABC with Jennifer Byrne.  Must read I say.

Gert
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Post by: obbie on September 28, 2012, 12:18:11 am
I must go and buy it to read too... Monday when I go shopping...
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Post by: Droverjess on September 28, 2012, 09:48:40 pm
Salem Falls by Jodi Piccoult.
Bought in charity shop when visiting DD.
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Post by: Amy :-) on September 28, 2012, 11:44:05 pm
I love Jodi Picoult, but I haven't read Salem Falls. I'll be interested to hear what you think of it DJ :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 29, 2012, 03:04:21 am
Get into the J K Rowling, Gert, I'm dying to know what you think of it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 29, 2012, 03:51:17 am
Ok I will start it  after lunch.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 29, 2012, 04:41:17 am
I have started  The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling and I do not think I can put it down.  I need to finish another book on Kindle first but. I started this on my iPad. What to do? I still have not finished The Weekend Australian either.  Oh dear eeny meeny

Gert
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Post by: Emme on September 29, 2012, 10:49:52 am
Will be interested to hear what you think of The Casual Vacancy Gert. 
I am just starting "Keeper of the Bride" by Tess Gerritsen. 

Marie
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Post by: rainbow on September 29, 2012, 11:35:53 am
Now reading a Dick Francis  The Danger, I picked it  up in an op shop on my travels, good read I have read a lot of his, always involves horse  racing as he was a champion jockey in UK, just in case your not familiar with him 
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Post by: cookie1 on September 29, 2012, 11:53:25 am
I've read a couple of. His books Rainbow but as I'm not really interested in horses I haven't read any more. They are good though.
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Post by: Shayla on September 30, 2012, 10:56:53 am
I am reading an author not mentioned in this thread yet - Stay Close by Harlan Coben. If you like Lee Child you will like Harlan Coben. I have just finished Joanna Trollope's A Soldiers Wife - excellent read. I read both paper and kindle books. Not to forget recipe books and this forum.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on September 30, 2012, 11:01:35 am
Gert, I'm interested to know what you think of JK Rowling's new book. I'm looking forward to watching the interview on iview when we get back home.
I thought I'd get lots of reading done on our long trip, but I just enjoyed looking at the changing scenery out of the window   The only book I read was "the Snowman " by Jo Nesbro, translated into English. I like reading books set in scandanavian countries. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/30/ne7egy9y.jpg)
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Post by: Gertbysea on September 30, 2012, 11:47:45 am
There is also a fairly new Nesbo book after you have read the first three.

I love Joanna  Trollope . Can't remember reading the Soldiers wife yet buti may have it on Kindle.Sadly  as soon as I read a book I absolutely forget it. Better download  it.


Think I have read all of  Cobens books.

There is a new James Patterson Book out set in Australia.  Private OZ. must get it.

Interesting woman Rowling

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on September 30, 2012, 12:07:54 pm
I enjoy Harlen Coban. I've read a couple of Jo Nesbo too. ES have you read any of Camilla Lackberg's books? If you enjoy Jo Nesbo you would like hers.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on September 30, 2012, 12:55:21 pm
No I haven't Cookie. I'll keep that in mind once I've read the pile waiting for me at home!
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Post by: Shayla on September 30, 2012, 09:46:52 pm
I started reading Marion Keyes latest - Mystery at Mercy Close- this afternoon and finished it in one sitting - thoroughly enjoyable as always.
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 01, 2012, 09:05:05 am
I am just about to start Stephen King - On Writing A Memoir of the Craft.

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Post by: Amy :-) on October 01, 2012, 09:18:38 am
I have just ordered 4 books from Fishpond...

Catherine Saxelby's Complete Food and Nutrition Companion

The Body Fat Solution

The New Rules of Lifting for Women

You are Your Own Gym

 :D :D :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 01, 2012, 09:48:22 am
OMG Amy  read something just for fun sometimes. They all sound as boring as dog poo.

You are all going to love the beautiful written novel The Vacancy by JK Rowlings.  It is such a pleasure to read a well written book after reading so much pulp fiction.


 I devoured the HarryPotter books in one session each but I am savouring this book and rewarding myself a chapter  at a time as I do not  want it to go to fast.

This is a real adult novel with so many levels . Chookie and cookie you must read it.  Pain and pathos. Laughter and  frivolity. charm and angst. Our English members will really appreciate the  small town venue. Anyone interested in local politics will be delighted and saddened.
For school teachers this is a must. The book is light  and dark.  I am loving it . Worth every penny.

Gert you have go to stop reading crapola is my new mantra.

Gertbykindle.
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Post by: Emme on October 01, 2012, 10:01:37 am
Thank you Gert, have put  The Vacancy on my must read list.  Looking forward to it.

Marie
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 01, 2012, 10:12:10 am
Yes do. You might not like the theme but you will  applaud the writing. Such Pleasure. I read anything And everything but maybe I should  start drawing the  line or go back and read  Dickens again .

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on October 01, 2012, 10:12:55 am
Finished Hilary Mantel's "Bring up the Bodies" this morning. A fantastic read, full of political intrigue - I can't wait for the next installment.

Have just started Adam Gopnik's "The Table Comes First: France, Family, and the Meaning of Food" - shaping up well.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 01, 2012, 10:13:00 am
I am reading Harlan Coben Stay Close at the moment. Always enjoy his books.
Next one Jodie Picoult Picture Perfect. Had it on my bookshelves for awhile now.

Too many books and not enough time to read them.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 01, 2012, 12:23:13 pm
Gert DD beat me to it so I may have it for when we are travelling, although I can't read when we are moving.  I read a lot of so called 'rubbish'but I do like light reads too. As long as it keeps my attention I'll read it.
This jolly iPad has my attention too much and I don't read as often. ::
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Post by: JulieO on October 01, 2012, 12:35:30 pm
I've just bought the e-book of Nigellissima onto my iPad and am slowly going through it and typing up recipes onto my laptop.  Still at the pasta section, there's lots I want to make.  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 01, 2012, 01:59:29 pm
OMG Amy  read something just for fun sometimes. They all sound as boring as dog poo.


Um... they are for fun Gert :-)) Fun and personal development ;)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 01, 2012, 04:10:19 pm
You are right Amy, everyone's idea of fun is different.
I study Asian languages and cultures for fun and love it.
I also enjoy reading light hearted fiction but both equally fun.
Read what you enjoy.......  That's my way of thinking  ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 01, 2012, 04:38:54 pm
I am reading Harlan Coben Stay Close at the moment. Always enjoy his books.
Next one Jodie Picoult Picture Perfect. Had it on my bookshelves for awhile now.

Too many books and not enough time to read them.
I enjoyed Harlen Coben Stay Close but I think his best is Tell No One ;)
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 01, 2012, 09:29:40 pm
Gert, thanks for your initial comments on The Vacancy.  I'm looking forward to your full review!  It will be great to read a well written book.  I have never read the Harry Potter books so am planning to start on them very soon.

I tend to read a lot of light fiction (because they don't make me think too much) - I work long, hard hours, a minimum of 55 per week, with only a 30 minute lunch break Mon - Fri, and no break on Saturdays, so books are my escape and relaxation, I just can't get into most of the junk that is on TV so my kindle has become my good friend.
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Post by: Emme on October 01, 2012, 09:34:56 pm
I have read the Harry Potter series and enjoyed them and I too read anything and everything. Have a lot waiting on my Kindle to get through  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 01, 2012, 10:06:09 pm
Cuilidh  the Harry Potter books are fun but not something I would not normally read. I love who done it and crime stuff.  Corban, Baldacci, Gerritsen, Connolly, etc. for a cheapie read on Kindle Rebecca Forster is a legal thriller writer. For the good  Inspector Lynley is Elizabeth George,  Mark  Gimenez . Of course John  Grisham. R J Jagger , another cheapie. Johnothan  Kellerman . I liked David Lender. Jodi Piccult.  DI Morrissey,  Judy Nunn, Caroline Overington, Nancy Taylor Rossenberg. I love Anita  Shreve. Randy Singer another cheapie. Maeve Binchy, Susan Duncan 's The Briny Cafe set in Pittwater where I lived  was fun and beautifully written. Everyone must have read George Orwell at school. I recently re  read  Animal Farm. Joseph Heller books are great.

I must stop!!!!

Steve Jobs. Bio was interesting as was Dear Fatty by Dawn French.

Amy I don't read any books these days about self development. I think it is way too late for me!  I loath gardening though I used to do flower arranging and had lots of  books about that.  I am not at all crafty  so no books of that nature.  I did read the Bible years ago. I love the language of Shakespeare though I have not re read any in years.  I love biographies of classical musicians. Edward Elgar one of my favourites  though Sir Tomas Beecham was of interest. I read biographies about one ten books.

I may just may be getting a decent phone so so I must  find an Idiots guide for iPhone. I guess that would be self help. I love those guides.

Gert



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Post by: Cuilidh on October 01, 2012, 10:22:07 pm
Thanks for the author suggestions, Gert.  Now I know where to come for inspiration next time I am looking for good authors.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 01, 2012, 10:50:39 pm
Not saying  they are all 'good'  but all enjoyable by me. I don't think it matters what you read so long as you read.  You can start by reading cereal boxes.  In fact I think cereal manufactures miss out by not having a serial story on their boxes.  Milk cartons too. At least kids might get interested. On a recent flight  I saw two parents with two children. The parents were reading Kindles and the kids had some  game thingys  and were very noisy and aggressive playing some kill,'em game . I would have preferred the other way around. I am sure a lot of teachers on this forum  despair about  the lack of reading by kids these days.

I know of a 15 year old privately educated boy who prides himself in never having read a book and yet he thinks he will be going to UNI . What a joke and no doubt it will be wasting his parents money.  He can't spell and his FB page is full of expletives spelled badly. What a joke. 

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on October 01, 2012, 10:56:26 pm
I love reading contemporary literature, some non-fiction & some biographies.
But I really, really love to read murder mysteries & would read nothing else if I didn't exercise some self control, so I stagger them in between "proper" books.

It's a bit like chocolate. I really, really like that too, but know that a varied diet is better for me.
A good murder mystery is chocolate for my brain.  ;) ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 01, 2012, 11:06:14 pm
I like that Amanda . Well put.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 01, 2012, 11:08:40 pm
Nice one Amanda ;D

I may just may be getting a decent phone so so I must  find an Idiots guide for iPhone. I guess that would be self help. I love those guides.

Gert

LOL :-))
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 02, 2012, 03:09:35 am
Over the last year I have taken to reading some of the classics either again or for the first time.  I have read Prid and Prejudice, and Northanger Abby by Jane Austen. The last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Gert will find this shocking but I had never read Tom Sawyer before.

I read the Republic by Plato many years ago. That was a chore but interesting. I also read Moby Dick by Herman Melville. That was also a difficult read. 

I also read similar books to Amy.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 05:25:16 am
I love Jane Austen.  I recently re read Wilkie Collins, A Woman in White., he was a wonderful mystery writer and a great wordsmith.

Well you are young enough for self improvement books Den . Let me know when you have improved. LOL!

Seems we all like to read here if only the forum!


Gert

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Post by: Cuilidh on October 02, 2012, 06:00:41 am
Well done on Last of the Mohicans and Moby Dick, DD - I tried and tried but just couldn't get 'into' either of them.
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Post by: *suzanne* on October 02, 2012, 07:18:38 am
Not saying  they are all 'good'  but all enjoyable by me. I don't think it matters what you read so long as you read.  You can start by reading cereal boxes.  In fact I think cereal manufactures miss out by not having a serial story on their boxes.  Milk cartons too. At least kids might get interested. On a recent flight  I saw two parents with two children. The parents were reading Kindles and the kids had some  game thingys  and were very noisy and aggressive playing some kill,'em game . I would have preferred the other way around. I am sure a lot of teachers on this forum  despair about  the lack of reading by kids these days.

I know of a 15 year old privately educated boy who prides himself in never having read a book and yet he thinks he will be going to UNI . What a joke and no doubt it will be wasting his parents money.  He can't spell and his FB page is full of expletives spelled badly. What a joke. 

Gert

That is so sad how can any one not like to read.
I  love to read and luckily for me so do my kids, my eldest DS is getting a kindle for christmas, I have no room for any more books, we do go to the library a lot but after having no idea what to buy him that was my conclusion, since he loves mine  :-))
At the moment I am reading Mary Higgins Clarke she is one of my favourite authors when I don't want to really think
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 07:34:51 am
I have not read. MHClarke in ages. Must per  her back on my list.

Gert
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Post by: *suzanne* on October 02, 2012, 07:45:03 am
I have also loved reading  all of Bryce Courtney's books and was so saddened by the news of his cancer  :(
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Post by: mcmich on October 02, 2012, 08:07:15 am
My DS only ever read playstation cheat magazines when he was a young teenager. Then at about 16 he developed a liking for Stephen King. Now at 22 he reads about 2 books a week borrowed from the library.

Maybe it takes some people longer than others to develop a love of reading.
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 02, 2012, 08:34:32 am
My youngest DD was not a reader in her early years at school. DW asked her one day what type of books she would like to read. All she wanted to read was horse stories so DW and I spent a day driving all over Perth to find horse books suitable for an 8 year old. That was all she read for years.  She had a couple of series of horse books like Pony Pals.

Then one day when she was in year 6 or 7 she came home wanting to read the Harry Potter books because the kids at school were all talking about them. From that first HP book her interest in reading something other than horse books has grown.

Now she reads a variety of books and is working towards her masters in child protection.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 08:44:46 am
Yup Mcmich And Den it just takes the right author  to come along and spark the imagination.

For me it was Enid Blyton and the Famous Five. Then Carolyn Keen and Nancy Drew.


But I really loved my Golden Books
Gert
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Post by: kt2 on October 02, 2012, 08:49:37 am
Yup Mcmich Nd Den it just takes it right author  to come along and spark the imagination.

For me it was Enid Blyton and the Famous Five. Then Carolyn Keen and Nancy Drew.

Gert

I love Enid Blyton! I use to read her books when I was younger. I especially loved The Magic Faraway Tree series with the characters Moonface and Silky. Lots of good memories reading her books  :D
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 02, 2012, 08:53:02 am
I just thought I would bore you with a story about the earliest book I can remember vividly (although I know it is not the first book I ever saw or read).

When I was perhaps 6 or 7 I went for a walk with my mum and dad one Sunday afternoon and we decided to go to the library.  As I have mentioned elsewhere, my parents were from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and were very “clannish” so, when we got to the library I strolled off to the kids section, dad went elsewhere and mum went to the Travel / Scotland section and chose a book called “Lord of the Isles” which she opened randomly only to come face to face with a picture of her dad (whom she hadn’t seen since leaving home to immigrate to NZ many years before).  She didn’t know that the book existed, much less that her father’s photo was in it. That must have been the strangest of experiences for her.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 02, 2012, 09:00:53 am
Oh I still get excited at the thought of the magic faraway tree. Loved all her books, and then once I read tom sawyer I have never stopped reading.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 09:05:25 am
Cuilidh have your read the book set in the Outer Hebrides by Lillian Beckwith?  I was introduced to,them by a dear neighbour who wa theLibrarian ar Dymocks. she ws the one who selected books to,send to people in the bush. Whe she died she left me her extensive library.

I was not bored by your story. I was delighted.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 02, 2012, 09:10:17 am
I have read some of Lillian Beckwith's books, but not for a long time.  I must keep them in mind.  Thanks for reminding me.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 09:15:57 am
When I first saw your name it reminded me straight away of the word for the get to gethers in the crofts . The word escapes me now.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 02, 2012, 09:16:14 am
I love Enid Blyton! I use to read her books when I was younger. I especially loved The Magic Faraway Tree series with the characters Moonface and Silky. Lots of good memories reading her books  :D

I had the first book in the Magic Faraway Tree series when I was younger, and was absolutely loving it! But then my dog got hold of it one day... and we found ripped pages around the backyard for a week >:( >:(
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Post by: Emme on October 02, 2012, 09:18:03 am
A lovely story Cuilidh.

Gert I can remember the Famous Five, Secret Seven, Heidi and also Anne of Green Gables. Fell in love with Prince Edward Island.   Gosh that was a long time ago
Marie
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 09:21:23 am
I so,wanted to change my name to Heidi. And what wonderful writer was Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Oh yes we have read some wonderful,books. What memories.

Gert
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Post by: kt2 on October 02, 2012, 09:36:26 am
I love Enid Blyton! I use to read her books when I was younger. I especially loved The Magic Faraway Tree series with the characters Moonface and Silky. Lots of good memories reading her books  :D

I had the first book in the Magic Faraway Tree series when I was younger, and was absolutely loving it! But then my dog got hold of it one day... and we found ripped pages around the backyard for a week >:( >:(

Sounds like your dog loved it too Amy!  ;D
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 02, 2012, 11:18:07 am
LOL ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 02, 2012, 11:30:00 am
Yup Mcmich And Den it just takes the right author  to come along and spark the imagination.

For me it was Enid Blyton and the Famous Five. Then Carolyn Keen and Nancy Drew.


But I really loved my Golden Books
Gert

My eldest DD was really into Enid Blyton. The girls had close friends tey spent a lot of time with when tey were young and they used to "play" The Famous Five.

I was a Hardy Boys reader Gert and I do like my Dr Sues
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 11:45:43 am
I liked  The Hardy Boys but I thought Dr, Seuss was too silly. I liked real stories.

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 02, 2012, 02:06:40 pm
Gert the word you are looking for is Ceilidh which is a party/ celebration with singing, dancing etc.
I have been to many and such fun  :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 02, 2012, 10:20:43 pm
Wow 'mama fergie that is the one. Thank you.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 02, 2012, 10:26:52 pm
Well spotted with the similarity between ceilidh and cuilidh, Gert - cuilidh is a rarely used word now, even some of my native Gaelic speaking family were unsure of its meaning!  Organised ceilidhs are becoming popular again over in Scotland now, I believe, not quite as spontaneous as the village ones, but good to see the revival, nonetheless.
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Post by: Halex on October 02, 2012, 11:11:51 pm
Looking for soe god easy reading books for our trip.

Love Michael Connely & James Patterson.
Any suggestions?

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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 02, 2012, 11:18:29 pm
That's right Cuilidh even before I left Scotland in 1981 lots of the small towns had organized Ceilidh's on the weekends.Lots of fun with traditional Scottish dancing  :)
My husbands family are from the island of Islay and used to enjoy the casual spontaneous Ceilidh too.
Making me nostalgic now  ;)
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Post by: goldfish on October 02, 2012, 11:29:09 pm

I know of a 15 year old privately educated boy who prides himself in never having read a book and yet he thinks he will be going to UNI . What a joke and no doubt it will be wasting his parents money.  He can't spell and his FB page is full of expletives spelled badly. What a joke.  

Gert

Gert, it wouldn't surprise me if this were all huff and bluff because he can't read . . . even in private schools kids slip under the radar because of teachers who don't or can't recognise the signs - and then the child gets a label.  I'd be having him quietly tested for different forms of dyslexia beginning with perceptual dyslexia or Irlen Syndrome (http://www.dyslexiaservices.com.au/) - I've seen results I wouldn't have believed if I hadn't seen the change in the child with my own eyes!
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 03, 2012, 12:09:17 am
Good thinking GF. May well be the case with many kids and important to know. In this cas the kid Is just a lazy brat and so are his parents for allowing  him to stay up all night playing Black Ops  and other crap. If he can fill in a form to get I to uni I will be amazed.

Gert

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Post by: Gertbysea on October 03, 2012, 12:32:16 am
Well spotted with the similarity between ceilidh and cuilidh, Gert - cuilidh is a rarely used word now, even some of my native Gaelic speaking family were unsure of its meaning!  Organised ceilidhs are becoming popular again over in Scotland now, I believe, not quite as spontaneous as the village ones, but good to see the revival, nonetheless.

This pleases  me no end. I hope it is a Successful revival.  Be wonderful if we could all get together as a family, community, village, or group of any  kind to play music, to dance  and to sing.  We could all have a. Voice instead of sitting silent watching  crap on TV.

What a novel idea that we should communicate with each other . Imagine that.?

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 03, 2012, 01:02:56 am
I agree, community spirit is fading.
Street parties, ceilidh's or whatever you want to call them are becoming a thing of the past.
More and more of us are not socializing as a community and half the time don't even know the neighbors.
Sad really, bring on the fun like the old days.
LOL now I sound like my granny!!!!  ;D
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Post by: cottchick on October 03, 2012, 02:22:00 am
I am reading the Magic Faraway Tree to my youngest now, its her first "chapter book". I am so excited that she will be in these worlds, and then....Narnia!! My childhood favourite.

Well I have finished reading the latest Jack Reacher, loved it for a good annual JR fix. Am now reading "Sweet Poison" all about sugar and finding it absolutely fascinating. I rarely read non fiction but this has me captured.

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Post by: Gertbysea on October 03, 2012, 02:31:28 am
Ha ha. I know one neighbour really well. When we first moved in  10 yers ago every time a leaf fell from one of our trees into her yaed she called the police. She called the police  maybe 50 times over several months And every  time they had to respond to her idiotic unfounded complaints over many things.  We finally got our solicitor to write to her and she stopped for a time.   When she climbed a ladder Nd hurled a use in a really vile way aimed  at my DG I really blew a gasket.  Shortly after that her husband, who is a Fly in fly out miner came over to complain about  what I had said to his loony tune wife. I explained to him that  he had no  idea of her behaviour as he was , with good reason, rarely home.

If she keeps to her medication she is tolerable. She is known  as a  Neighbourhood menace  and people do not even want to walk by her house. She has so our neighbourhood that we stopped having street parties because no one wanted her to come. One person can upset a whole community.

Gert
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Post by: deedub on October 03, 2012, 02:41:16 am
I'm still reading Caitlin Moran's book - left it at home when we were on holiday and read a couple of light fiction books on my kindle while sitting poolside, lovely!
I read to my kids every night - they are 7 & 9 and can read for themselves but they still want me to read to them. Right now we are up to book 15 of the Famous Five series - we have 6 more to go after this! Before our Famous Five 'episode' I read them all 7 books from the Narnia series. Next I'd like to read them The Secret Garden, Little Women, Seven Little Australians, anything from Joan Aiken - all my favourites when I was a kid!
I once said to them that one day they'll think they're too old for me to read to them - they both responded with a resounding NOOOOOOO!
After I've read to them they go to their room to read on their own before lights out - they're both into 'Diary of A Wimpy Kid' at the moment.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 03, 2012, 03:13:58 am
You are lucky getting to read all these books again.  I also like that the Kindle can read to you as well which is handy for teaching kids to sight read.   There are endless ways to  teach kids to read theses days but parents are the best way to get them interested in how exciting it cam be and stretch their imagination.


I read the Secret Garden not so long ago and still loved it.

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 03, 2012, 03:28:48 am
What a shame Gert especially as she is next door.
Obviously something wrong with her but yes one person can undoubtedly spoil the community.
We are in a newish area and so know two of the neighbors reasonably well.
Street party here every Xmas but same people who attend every year and no newbies :(
A good ceilidh would be an ice breaker. Not sure if the fuddy duddy's would like some bag  pipers keeping them awake  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 03, 2012, 03:43:13 am
Ooooooo I love a bag piper. Last one I saw was at a funeral. He was 7 ft  tall and big with it. He held those pipes like they were a wee baby. The kilt was colourful with a very large sporran or at least it seemed so to me. He had a very shiny dirk in his sock! I was captivated by his baby blues and  barely gave  the coffin a glance. Naughty Gert.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 03, 2012, 03:59:18 am
There is something special about the pipes.
We had a bagpiper come here for my dad's 80 th birthday party just over 2 years ago. All the family were here around 25 of us.
Dad had no idea and had tears in his eyes when he heard the haunting sound of the pipes coming towards our front door. He was seated out in our alfresco area and when he looked up as the piper came in,my niece who is a champion highland dancer, came down our staircase in her highland dancing costume and went outside and danced for dad for half an hour with the piper playing the traditional music to accompany the dancing and all of us looking on. He was enthralled and had tears streaming down his face. Dad passed away 2 months later and we had a piper pipe in his coffin at the funeral.
We still have the video of his last birthday and we are so glad as it was very special.
Dad never forgot his homeland and was a Scot through and through.

On a lighter note I have some very funny photos that someone sent me of a pipe band in the wind!!! Very naughty photos but very funny ;D
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 03, 2012, 04:00:11 am
Just thinking this has nothing to do with our choice of books that we are reading!!!!! :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 03, 2012, 04:15:22 am
Doesn't matter MF it was a lovely story , heartfelt and meaningful. Never forget where we have sprung from.

Oooooo a pipe band  a blowing in the wind. A sight to behold. 

I just bought and sent three Lilian Beckwith books from Amazon to a dear friend far away. I would love to re read them but they are not on Kindle .  Perhaps they will return to me sometime in the future.

Love this thread for all memories book reading has given me.

Gert

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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 03, 2012, 04:21:55 am
Maybe one day they they will put them on Kindle. Sometimes I get disappointed when I can't find something on kindle that i want  but there is always something there at a reasonable price.
Haven't had much time to read recently and really need to get back into it as I usually devour books.  ;D
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Post by: mcmich on October 03, 2012, 05:25:32 am
I don't know my neighbours at all.
My son-in-laws parents have a street party every Christmas Eve which we go to.
They live in a big circular street and all the neighbours put tea lights along the gutters and everyone just walks in to each others yards and has a drink and some finger food, very friendly. One of the locals dresses up as Santa and drives around on his Harley for the kids. A lovely night.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 03, 2012, 06:17:50 am
That sounds lovely Michele.
Would great if all our communities were like that  :)
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 03, 2012, 06:21:41 am
That sounds lovely Michele.
Would great if all our communities were like that  :)

So true :)
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Post by: rainbow on October 03, 2012, 12:29:52 pm
I am reading the Magic Faraway Tree to my youngest now, its her first "chapter book". I am so excited that she will be in these worlds, and then....Narnia!! My childhood favourite.

Well I have finished reading the latest Jack Reacher, loved it for a good annual JR fix. Am now reading "Sweet Poison" all about sugar and finding it absolutely fascinating. I rarely read non fiction but this has me captured.

I finished Sweet Poison about two weeks ago and it has made me reduce my sugar intake dramatically, a really interesting read and also how we have been mislead on the low fat or low carb diets.
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Post by: Emme on October 08, 2012, 10:04:26 am
Just about to start "Tripwire" by Lee Child

Marie
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Post by: Wonder on October 09, 2012, 12:36:43 am
I read the first two Reacher books while away after reading this thread. I don't get a lot of time to read these days and being part of a book club those books were coming first but I really wasn't enjoying all the romance's that we seem to be reading. The Reacher books were much more my type of book and I enjoyed them. I've downloaded the whole series so I have them on hand and I'm sure I'll very slowly get through them. I also reading Cutting for Stone and while I'm enyoing it it's a bit heavier than the Reacher books. I also read the latest Jeffrey Deaver one while i was away.
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Post by: Shayla on October 13, 2012, 10:17:15 am
I have just finished an excellent first novel by Rachel Joyce called The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; now reading The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell - good so far.
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Post by: Droverjess on October 13, 2012, 09:09:09 pm
The secret history of Bletchley Park. By Sinclair McKay.

Really fascinating all about the war time code breakers. Started today on train. Very good. It was one of my Christmas presents last year. DH read it and raved about it.
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Post by: Shayla on October 15, 2012, 10:34:59 am
I visited Bletchley Park when I was in UK on holiday last month - it was so fascinating we went back for another full day two days later! There were so many books there we couldn't choose so ended up with none. If you visit you get a ticket that is valid for a year so you can go back and visit again; although there are some extra charges for different parts of the complex.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 15, 2012, 11:04:22 am
I'm hanging out for the new paperlite kindle. Not sure when its gong to be released here in Australia.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 15, 2012, 11:17:47 am
Not so sure about this Kindle s it seems to be back lit. It says though you can read in any light. I will ne'er buy another touch Kindle though. I had one and it was a major pain in the ass. I gave it to my GD . My fingers kept advancing it by the chapter. Love to see it in the flesh though.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 15, 2012, 12:26:41 pm
No it's not back lit Gretch, its got 3 LED lights that apparently are a very ingenious invention. Lots of good reviews, only for the thin part on where to hang on to it
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 15, 2012, 12:31:38 pm
Yeh that is where the touch bit comes into play. Very touchy. LOL! I hated it but the light sounds good and the long life . Might have to have a good look when it comes to Au


I am finishing the bottle of limoncello and reading the much neglected Casual Vacancy which I am thoroughly enjoying.
Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 15, 2012, 01:04:07 pm
I downloaded that one too Gretch. My kids have always raved about the Harry potter series so I thought this should be good also. Another book I'd downloaded was One Day. Plus a couple of others next to my bedside.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 15, 2012, 08:53:42 pm
CP  I am not a fan of fantasy but I read every Harry Potter book from cover to cover right through in one sitting . I think it is the writing. I am loving  The Casual Vacancy but am reading another at the same time because I don't want it to end! silly I know.

Gert

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Post by: Droverjess on October 15, 2012, 10:33:38 pm
Thanks Shayla for tip on Bletchley Park.
Very useful. We do want to go.

Gert, what's this about kindle bother, I thought you had 6?!
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Post by: Wonder on October 15, 2012, 11:14:54 pm
Wish I hadn't read this thread, didn't realise the Kindle Paperwhite had already been released in the US. I love my kindle but hate having a light that needs to be attached seperately, and hate having a cover with integrated light even more. Like you Gretchen I'm not a fan of the touch, but I've already put in a request for a quote on the paperwhite with priceusa so what the $ figure is and how long before delivery. There are a lot of mixed reviews but if i can get one for around $150 I'm prepared to risk it through priceusa.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 15, 2012, 11:22:15 pm
Thanks Shayla for tip on Bletchley Park.
Very useful. We do want to go.

Gert, what's this about kindle bother, I thought you had 6?!

Yes but I keep giving them away!!  Now I have my Kindle plus kindle on my PC, IPhone and iPad .

Wish I hadn't read this thread, didn't realise the Kindle Paperwhite had already been released in the US. I love my kindle but hate having a light that needs to be attached seperately, and hate having a cover with integrated light even more. Like you Gretchen I'm not a fan of the touch, but I've already put in a request for a quote on the paperwhite with priceusa so what the $ figure is and how long before delivery. There are a lot of mixed reviews but if i can get one for around $150 I'm prepared to risk it through priceusa.

I love my current Kindle best but would consider the paperwhite.  Better go read the latest reviews.

Gert
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Post by: Wonder on October 16, 2012, 03:43:37 am
There are a more bad reviews than I've seen before but when you actually read the reviews some are complaining about applications such text to voice which are no longer included, and people just haven't read the information well enough. There are quite a lot of people unhappy and there appears to be a lot of people who have returned them because of screen problems. That's the big problem of using a freight forwarder but I'm not happy using the one Australian distributor who has quite a bad reputation and charging over $100 more. Just waiting on the freight forwarder to get back to me and then I'll hopefully put in an order.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 16, 2012, 05:32:03 am
I reckon they prob release to the American market first and then other countries so they are able to stagger the demand. We will prob be able order one in January, so I will wait until then. Would rather keep my $100 to myself unless there was some legitimate advantage.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 16, 2012, 07:18:19 am
Will be interesting to see how good they are.
I won't consider buying one until I hear from someone who is using it.
I am happy with my fiction and non fiction on my kindle and my cookbooks on the iPad. Haven't downloaded onto my phone as I know I would never read from the phone as its too small a screen to be enjoyable.
Just love ebooks as so convenient. :)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 16, 2012, 10:42:30 am
I'm reading another of Katherine Howell's books. I like hers. They are light. She write about paramedics as I think she was one. She is Australian.  Great to read with DH speaking all the time.  :)
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Post by: Wonder on October 16, 2012, 11:26:17 am
Got the quote from te freight forwarder nd it's $147 so I think I'll put in an order tomorrow. I don't expect it will arrive r qute a whie but that's fine because I just bought new batteries for my current light.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 16, 2012, 11:38:05 am
Got the quote from te freight forwarder nd it's $147 so I think I'll put in an order tomorrow. I don't expect it will arrive r qute a whie but that's fine because I just bought new batteries for my current light.

Wonder I think I missed something. Who are you buying the Kindle from and why are you using a freight forwarder?

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 16, 2012, 01:30:55 pm
Yeh, I'm curious too...I'd pay $147
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 16, 2012, 01:40:53 pm
The reader shop has the paperlight for $230. I have bought stuff from them before.

http://www.readershop.com.au/

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 16, 2012, 02:25:20 pm
Good thinking Wonder. I remember a topic on A Current Affair a while back and so have contacted the company they mentioned called PriceUSA. hopefully this will also mean that books not available for Australia will be able to download because it was purchased in the US. I will report back on cost.
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Post by: jeninwa on October 16, 2012, 03:00:19 pm
CP to purchase us book your kindle has to be registered with an US address and US credit card, even the IP address has to be US. If you find away around it let me know cause there are a few books I would love to get.
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Post by: Shayla on October 16, 2012, 05:58:29 pm
I went to bed at 11pm last night and opened JoJo Moyes Me before You - well at 3am I put the finished book down and finally switched off the light....unputdownable. Really good story line and a very interesting insightful view on a difficult subject. Maybe I should start a new book instead of watching Junior Masterchef Australia on TV.
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Post by: Wonder on October 16, 2012, 09:23:51 pm
I'm using a freight forwarder because the paperwhite hasnt officially been released in Australia yet so the only way to get one is either through Readershop which charges a high premium and has also had a lot of bad reviews over the years, or via a freight forwarder. I've used priceUSA before and their service was fantastic so happy to use them again for this. I'm happy to purchase the cheaper version which has the ads (DH has the touch with ads and it's never been an issue), comparing the $230 from Readershop with approximately $150 from price USA, I'm more than happy to wait the extra postage time which should see my current light batteries out.

CP this won't get around the zone restrictions placed on purchasing books not allowed in Australia, this new kindle while purchased in the US will be linked to my current Amazon account so all the same restrictions aply. There are ways around the restrictions but unless you have a US credit card and IP address the chances of getting caught are very high and Amazon are able to delete from your library any books purchased that have circumvented the zone restrictions.

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Post by: Gertbysea on October 16, 2012, 10:22:25 pm
Well wonder I can't wait for you to get your new kindle and give us a review.  Hope you like it.

Gert
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 17, 2012, 01:54:26 pm
I have bought several books in the last couple of days. One is called "Sammy I Love You" and it is probably one of the most inspiring books I have ever read:

"Sally Nielson is a wedding planner whose own wedding plans were turned upside down when her fiance suffered a catastrophic stroke, leaving him completely dependent on Sally and his family for all his needs. When others said she should put him in a home and get on with her life, Sallly refused. Sam was the love of her life and she was going to stand by him regardless.
As Sally fought to bring back the man who was her world, she wrote in a series of diaries about her hopes, her anger and her frustration, but above all else her ever-strengthening love for Sam. With searing honesty, Sally recorded the highs of each small step in Sam's recovery and the plummeting lows of her own depression and loneliness. Here are those diaries."

I love it already and I've hardly even started it :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 17, 2012, 02:29:17 pm
I ordered the kindle today but I also ordered a couple of other things to make the postage worthwhile. It's an experiment more than anything, apart from the fact I really want this kindle  :D
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Post by: meganjane on October 17, 2012, 03:34:09 pm
Good luck CP!

I've just finished Kathy Reich's latest on my iPad, "Bones are Forever". It's our Book Club book for the month.

Hated it. Got lost many times, couldn't work out who the characters were, what the plot was really all about. It kind of came together in the end, but not satisfactorily.

I found it difficult to 'picture' anything in my mind, the characters, the places etc.

I found the acronyms impossible! So many of them for all the different departments of the police and forensic forces.
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Post by: JulieO on October 17, 2012, 08:55:50 pm
MJ, her books used to be so good at the beginning (like Patricia Cornwell) and I've continued reading each of her new books as they come out, but have to agree with what you are saying.  Same thing happened with her last one for me.  Haven't bought this one yet as I have heaps of others that I can read first, but I'm thinking whether I'll even bother.

One series that I always enjoy reading is by Michael Connelly, the main character is Harry Bosch.  If you haven't ready any of them, have a look, and try and start from the beginning as even though the stores are stand alone, there are reference to things in the past, especially regarding his personal life.

I've just started reading the new Jack Reacher, The Wanted Man.  :D
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Post by: meganjane on October 17, 2012, 09:15:51 pm
I'll look out for the Michael Connelly books. Thanks JO.
I like to read books where it's a series with the same characters. Love Janet Evanivuch's 'number' series with the same set of characters, particularly Lula 😄
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Post by: JulieO on October 17, 2012, 09:29:52 pm
Yes me too.  I've read all the JE books too, except for the last 2, was finding they were starting to all sound the same and I lost interest.  Again loved the earlier books.  I'd find myself laughing out loud at some of the things (which doesn't happen very often for me.   ;))
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Post by: Wonder on October 17, 2012, 09:34:10 pm
CP did you use the freight forwarder? I couldn't resist and ended up placing an order for makeup from a US store which should get combined with my kindle order.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 18, 2012, 01:07:16 am
Yes, I used that one I mentioned earlier. They have been super efficient. Email today from them to say the items have been shipped to the address in the USA, so after that it won't be too long.
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Post by: Wonder on October 18, 2012, 02:19:09 am
That's the same one I use CP and they have been good so far
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Post by: courton on October 18, 2012, 02:43:54 am
Good to know some of these freight forwarders are good. Have had Bad experience with a couple of them.

Btw, reading GONE GIRL - great thriller as well as a story about unravelling of a marriage.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on October 18, 2012, 04:13:41 am
Yes me too.  I've read all the JE books too, except for the last 2, was finding they were starting to all sound the same and I lost interest.  Again loved the earlier books.  I'd find myself laughing out loud at some of the things (which doesn't happen very often for me.   ;))

I agree! Same with PC and CR. Great series when they first started, but the series has overstayed it's wlcome and got stale.

My MIL has lent me "Call the Midwife" _ she had watched the series on TV, and said that the book was better than the series. I had only caught one episode which I enjoyed, so i thought I'd enjoy the book too. I liked the parts in the book that told the story of her experiences as a midwife in the East End of London in the 1950"s ,but the other parts of the book really got up my nose.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 18, 2012, 05:52:44 am
Good to know some of these freight forwarders are good. Have had Bad experience with a couple of them.

Btw, reading GONE GIRL - great thriller as well as a story about unravelling of a marriage.

I did not even bother adding this to my wish list. I downloaded it immediately. Sound like my kind of book. WELL Written.

Yes I shouted.

You can watch the first series of Midwife on iBBC on you iPad if ya have one.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on October 18, 2012, 08:10:21 am
My Berlin Kitchen. A bit Julie/Julia - but a very lovely story with recipes.  :)
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Post by: JulieO on October 18, 2012, 08:43:08 am
Just for Gert (if you haven't already seen it).  Trailer of Jack Reacher. (scroll down the page).

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/movies/jack-reacher-trailer-makes-up-for-tom-cruises-height-with-plot-details/story-e6freeuc-1226498591241
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 18, 2012, 09:20:04 am
I saw a link on the Sydney Morning Herald web site today but have not had time to look. Is it laughable?

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 18, 2012, 09:25:30 am
I won't be wasting my money on that film. I don't think Jack would actually fit in that bathtub like Tom did. LOL,
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Post by: dragongirly on October 18, 2012, 09:46:24 am
About to reread one of my favourites: Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 18, 2012, 09:58:18 am
I was mesmerised by his face and seems he's had some nips and tucks. Same, same but different....
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Post by: Droverjess on October 18, 2012, 08:22:02 pm
Amazing. I posted a day or two ago I am reading the secret life of Bletchley Park only to find at a very dear aunts funeral today that she worked there in admin for a while.

How weird is that?

In 2004 I read a letter from my great grandmother to her son, my great uncle, 100 years to the DAY since she wrote it. Sadly she died unexpectedly of cholera two days after writing the letter. That was very spooky but in a good way.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 19, 2012, 01:47:49 am
You have to wonder sometimes. Last month I was cleaning all the junk off the face of the fridge on the day of my nanas funeral two years prior, according to the funeral newspaper clipping. I wondered if she was sending me a message of some sort... Her fridge was always spotless so maybe that was it  :-))
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 19, 2012, 01:57:15 am
Spooky stories.

What is your next book to read Jess? I keep changing my mind about what to read. Serious or fun. Prose or  garbage. Chick lit or man lit

Wot?

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on October 19, 2012, 02:04:25 am
Don't know Gert. I haven't finished this one.
I am a very eclectic reader love fiction and all sorts.
Often choice determined by secondhand availability.
If we are to be here long will join library, there is a travelling one that comes to the village.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 19, 2012, 02:15:56 am
Well that is handy. I am sure they will get books in for you as we'll.

Before Kindle I bought all my books second hand. The library here holds  a sale once a year and people buy wagon loads.

Gert

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Post by: Droverjess on October 19, 2012, 07:42:17 am
Yes they do get books in for a fee.
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Post by: Amy :-) on October 19, 2012, 07:43:26 am
I always buy my books brand new :)
Books are my only addiction, so I don't feel bad for spending money on them :D
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Post by: Amanda on October 20, 2012, 04:57:50 am
I finished "The Table Comes First" the other day and am now half way through Peter James "Not Dead Yet".  Bit disappointing so far, but nice and light - if you can say that about a murder mystery.  :o
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Post by: Emme on October 20, 2012, 07:53:37 am
Just finished First Family by David Baldacci and just starting  The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

Marie
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 21, 2012, 05:56:33 am
After reading good reviews about Lee Childs Jack Reacher series I have just started reading the Killing Floor.  :)

Don't know how I missed this series of books but better late than never.  :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 21, 2012, 06:12:28 am
You are in for a treat MF. I am savouring  The Vacency but my DD gave me a paper book she borrowed so I am interrupting my JK Rowling again to read Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald so she can return it. It is hysterical. Loving it.

The first three lines got me in. Can't put it down.

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 21, 2012, 06:20:24 am
Just had a quick look at Holy Cow And it appeals to my sense of humour and my love of India.  ;D

Thanks for the tip and also on recommending Jack Reacher. 
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 21, 2012, 06:29:53 am
Just had a quick look at Holy Cow And it appeals to my sense of humour and my love of India.  ;D

Thanks for the tip and also on recommending Jack Reacher. 

Now my DS and family are living in India I thought  had better get reacquainted. Have not been there in many years.

You are welcome. Maybe your  secret Santa will send you  another Reacher  book or not!

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on October 21, 2012, 07:51:43 am
Marie, I enjoy Tess Gerritsen books. I'll be interested to hear what you think of 'The Surgeon'.
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 21, 2012, 08:51:30 pm
Just finished reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - an amazing and disturbing classic.  Now I need something light to read after that one!
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Post by: Emme on October 22, 2012, 06:05:37 am
Cookie, finished the Tess Geritsen, would agree with what was written on the back, deep, dark,very disturbing.  Could not stop until I finished it last night.  Will look for her other novels.  Have quite a stack to get through now including Lee Child(Killing Floor) (Thanks Gert) Jo Nesbo (The Snowman), Keigo Higashino,(The Devotion of Suspect X) David Baldacci (Simple Genius), Ken Follet (Winter of the World)
Marie
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Post by: cookie1 on October 22, 2012, 07:04:33 am
Try Camilla Lackberg too. She writes good books.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 22, 2012, 07:21:57 am
Try Camilla Lackberg too. She writes good books.

Oh yes.

Gert
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Post by: Emme on October 22, 2012, 08:46:00 am
Thanks, will do

Marie :)
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Post by: EmeraldSue on October 22, 2012, 12:23:44 pm
Cookie, I've now got 3 of Camilla Lackburg's waiting for me.  :)
I'm part wy through The Arrivals which I'm enjoying, but I'll have to put it aside for the Thirteenth Take by Dianne Setterfield as this is my new book club book.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on October 22, 2012, 01:35:43 pm
I am almost finished the casual vacancy by JK Rowling.  Enjoying it but don't think there would have been that hype if written by someone else, it nothing really out of the ordinary.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 22, 2012, 01:43:09 pm
I have read the sample chapter, and am sitting on the fence ATM. For an ebook this is very expensive. Why should it be twice the price and then some? It just starts to set a precedent for other popular authors to command more than $10 for an electronic book. *sniff*
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on October 22, 2012, 02:36:59 pm
I agree with you CP about ebooks.  At least if you buy a paperback once you have purchased it, it is yours to do what you want with it which in my case is to lend or give it to someone else. Why shouldn't you be able to forward your ebooks after all you have paid for them and in many cases the same price!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 22, 2012, 03:06:55 pm
This one tho is $24 which is unheard of for non fiction. It's the best time to protest and say NO

We had a bookshop near us close down after 10 years. Possibly probably due to the advancement of being able to download ebooks. Right to closing  day he only ever offered 20% maximum discount at the end when he was forced to, even with ebooks I probs spent near $800/yr there. All cookbooks were heat sealed which was great for me - no crumbling or drooling. He was such a sad sack that Im really glad that I don't have to pass his shop, look wistfully in the window, and then remember he never had a positive thing to say. I spend way much more on the Internet, he just got to me that I couldn't wAlk in his shop. One staff member who was an ex English teacher an passionate reader we used to have to hide between bookshelves in case we were discovered talking. Sad. She recommended some really worthwhile books that were thought provoking.

If we have the ability to choose our books based on price alone, and what format ie hardcover vs ebook so that no one loses however an ebook should be a helluva lot cheaper given environmental and cost wise factors. Staff reviews don't count as Byers will give a more honest opinion and there is no work involved given all the ework is there, and its just a click of the mouse.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 23, 2012, 07:20:51 am
I have The Casual Vacancy with me but doubt I will read it while we are away I need something very light. DDdidnt really enjoy the story part of the book. She said the writing, descriptions etc were good but as a book she didn't rave about it. So I must get to it and see what I think.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 23, 2012, 07:32:33 am
I am enjoying  The Vacency very much for just the writing and the characters.  It is definitely not light reading and I keep interrupting it to read another  not that  I am not liking it so much as I just don't want it to finish.

I am still saving up Jack Reacher. Dom't know  why. I keep downloading other stuff.


Gert
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Post by: *suzanne* on October 23, 2012, 07:34:37 am
Patricia Cornwell has another book out so I'm going to download it this week sometime
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Post by: cookie1 on October 23, 2012, 07:44:36 am
I bought that at Big W yesterday. For me it was cheaper ($20) than the ebook.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 23, 2012, 07:52:11 am
We are still paying more for e books than anyone. It is just so unfair. Blame it on the major publishers in Australia. I still am not buying paper books because of the paper waste.  I am reading more and more news on line as well for the same reason. I don't buy mags either but my DD does so I get the good gossip and fashion  stuff .

Gert
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Post by: *suzanne* on October 23, 2012, 08:59:04 am
I bought that at Big W yesterday. For me it was cheaper ($20) than the ebook.

Yes I did see it in BigW but I just love the ease of my kindle plus it's my little treat DH plays golf and I buy books or whatever ;D
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on October 29, 2012, 10:19:46 am
Books have always been so much more in Oz.  I remember when I first moved here prior to the days or ebooks, whenever I went home to visit England I would come back with a suitcase full of books!!!!
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Post by: cookie1 on October 29, 2012, 10:56:50 am
I can understand that GHM
I am reading " Better than Chocolate" at the moment. I am really enjoying it.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on October 29, 2012, 10:58:41 am
I'm reading "The Thirteenth Tale" for book club and am really enjoying it too.
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Post by: courton on October 29, 2012, 11:06:26 am
The other Hand by chris cleave. Amazing book - beautifully written.
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Post by: Droverjess on October 29, 2012, 10:06:36 pm
Continuing with Bletchley  Park book before starting my new Christmas book.
Yes thats what i said , do keep up!  ;D
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 30, 2012, 01:41:34 am
I am reading "Eats, shoots and leaves." a no nonsense guide to punctuation.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 30, 2012, 03:05:08 am
My iPad needs to read that book. It is always  putting in extra  commas.

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on October 30, 2012, 05:19:09 am
LOL Gert, mine too.
 E , S & L went round the family at Xmas a few years ago and was much enjoyed.
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 30, 2012, 05:44:59 am
LOL Gert.  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 30, 2012, 06:29:16 am
ES we read that at book club too a while back. I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Emme on November 12, 2012, 05:13:26 am
Just about to start reading "Frantic" by Katherine Howell

Marie
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Post by: cookie1 on November 12, 2012, 05:16:16 am
I thoroughly enjoyed that Marie. Hope you do too.

I'm reading 'The Unfinished Garden' by Barbara Claypole White.  DD was sent an advance reading copy to review and I am enjoying it.
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Post by: Emme on November 12, 2012, 05:34:50 am
Thanks Cookie, really looking forward to starting it tonight.  ;D
Marie

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Post by: Greyhoundmum on November 12, 2012, 11:39:20 pm
I am reading We Must Talk about Kevin, very well written and I am enjoying it.  I think it was made into movie but havnt seen that.
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Post by: Wonder on November 13, 2012, 12:12:26 am
Greyhoundmum, I really enjoyed reading "We need to talk about Kevin" but the movie was a waste of time - such a shame.
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Post by: rainbow on November 15, 2012, 09:00:39 am
Just read Promise me by Harlan Coben, enjoyed,  :) currently reading Once upon a day by Lisa Tucker
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 15, 2012, 09:34:17 am
I can' re member Rainbow if I have read that so must check. Love that author.

I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn which I am pretty sure I got as a freebie but is now .$17.98 on Amazon. I like it because it was up to date with technology. I hate new books, especially  thrillers  where no bugger has a mobile phone or iPad or laptop nor use FB or twitter. What is that All about? Can't they figure it out or do they think  the reader is stupid. Everybody is connected to everyone else these days. No saying  I could not get in contact as I could not find a phone box. . LOL OK. Jack Reacher  I will accept as he has only his toothbrush in his pocket.

I am now reading a very good bit of Australian Literature,  Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller. Really good.

Gert
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on November 16, 2012, 10:22:14 am
Greyhoundmum, I really enjoyed reading "We need to talk about Kevin" but the movie was a waste of time - such a shame.
I suspected it might be so i won't bother with the film. the author has a wonderful way with words when she describes the anguish of being a mother to him.
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Post by: Emme on November 27, 2012, 08:53:31 am
Just starting a totally different book to what I normally would read. 
It is Bill the Bastard, by Roland Perry.  The story of Australia's greatest war horse.  I just hope it ends well
Marie
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Post by: Mama Fergie on November 27, 2012, 08:57:49 am
I am just starting Buried Prey by John Sandford.
It's a Lucas Davenport novel and I have really enjoyed the series although it's been awhile since my last one.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 27, 2012, 09:00:23 am
I am haalf way through David Baldacci ??????? latest and I am really enjoying it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 27, 2012, 09:04:06 am
Glad you are reading Baldacci. Love him.

I just finished . Journey to the Stone  Country by Alex Miller. Loved it

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on November 27, 2012, 09:05:21 am
Is that The Forgotten Cookie or the Innocent?
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Post by: Emme on November 27, 2012, 09:06:54 am
I am haalf way through David Baldacci ??????? latest and I am really enjoying it.
I like his books too Cookie, glad you are enjoying it  ;D
Marie
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Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on November 27, 2012, 11:44:42 am
Just read The Dinner for bookclub - certainly got a good discussion going at bookclub!
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Post by: cookie1 on November 27, 2012, 01:20:43 pm
MF it is The Forgotten.

Dublin Girl in Oz I have just finished The Dinner. How did you like it? I should imagine it would lead to a lot of discussion.
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Post by: Bonsai on November 27, 2012, 01:43:53 pm
Possession by A.S. Byatt, good so far. Bought Umberto Eco's Prague Cemetery for next to nothing on kindle so that is next. Hope it's good, some of his stuff is excellent but some is a bit indulgent IMHO.
Conference this week than a week in Tassie on holiday so lots of time to read.😀
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Post by: cookie1 on November 28, 2012, 01:18:18 am
Enjoy both Bonsai.
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Post by: Amy :-) on November 28, 2012, 01:22:29 am
I wish we had a bookclub for young people :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on November 28, 2012, 02:56:51 am
Why don't you start up one in your area Amy?
There may be a few other young people who would be interested  ;)
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Post by: deedub on November 28, 2012, 03:53:33 am
I'm reading The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory - not one of her best IMO.
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Post by: dede on November 28, 2012, 11:11:30 am
My friend and myself are giving up smoking, we decided today we are going to find 2 good book to buy each other for christmas to read to help keep our hands and minds busy :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 28, 2012, 11:17:13 am
Hope you haven't got 50 Shades in mind  8)
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Post by: *suzanne* on November 28, 2012, 11:23:31 am
Haven't read it myself but that would keep you occupied
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Post by: dede on November 28, 2012, 11:35:20 am
Hope you haven't got 50 Shades in mind  8)

No I don't think so CP, I love true story's, not into romance books (or erotic books) ;D
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Post by: JulieO on November 28, 2012, 11:43:31 am
My friend and myself are giving up smoking, we decided today we are going to find 2 good book to buy each other for christmas to read to help keep our hands and minds busy :)

Hope you haven't got 50 Shades in mind  8)


LOL   :D :D ;D
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Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on November 29, 2012, 10:19:31 am
Yes Cookie - found it disturbing but very good for bookclub discussions!
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Post by: cookie1 on November 29, 2012, 10:30:41 am
I think I might suggest it to my book club group.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on November 29, 2012, 10:45:00 am
My book club is reading "The Slap" as our final book for the year.. It should be an interesting discussion as we all have kids.
Has anyone read the Christmas Cookie Club book? We are going to try it this year. For every person who attends, we have to bring a dozen biscuits to give to them, plus an additional dozen to give to a charity. We will all come away with dozens of biscuits :)
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Post by: Wonder on November 29, 2012, 11:26:10 am
That's a great idea ES. We did The Slap and surprisingly there wasn't as much discussion as I thought. I lived it but others really didn't like the story or the writing.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 30, 2012, 05:32:12 am
Usually our book club does ancient books as we have quite a few pensioners in the group. (who often don't turn up)The books are obtained through the local library so there have to be 12 copies. This restricts things a lot.

When I lived in the bush we had a great book club. It consisted of 12 members (one for each month), they had to be an assortment of ages to get different points of view. Then we chose our book and bought 12 copies and on sold them to the other members. We all managed to slect new, topical books of both fiction and non fiction. I don't know if this sort of book club exists in the city. Anyone know please?
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 30, 2012, 06:54:10 am
I read the Slap, and basically it seemed to start off ok...a..y... but then it just got boring. I wanted some fireworks and it was just a fizzler. Very so so.
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Post by: mcmich on November 30, 2012, 06:58:09 am
The T.V. seris was good.  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 30, 2012, 08:41:01 am
I felt much the same as you did CP. I felt they just needed to grow up and get on with life.
Our latest book club book is "The Help" which is a beautiful book.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 30, 2012, 09:09:39 am
Loved that book. If you like it then Practical Jean is another fun book.
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Post by: Wonder on November 30, 2012, 09:44:05 am
I really enjoyed the Help, it was a lovely book and we really enjoyed the movie.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on November 30, 2012, 10:12:15 am
Sounds like I need to add The Help to my reading list as I really enjoyed the movie.
I missed the TV series of The Slap, and can't really say that I'm loving the book. I found it hard to get into as it was hard to differentiate the characters in the beginning, but I'm enjoying it more now, although I'm only halfway through.
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Post by: mcmich on November 30, 2012, 06:11:08 pm
I'm reading Amish Grace. True story about the Amish girls that were shot in the school house in Pennsylvania.

Beautiful story of forgiveness and the whys and wherefores of Amish life.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on November 30, 2012, 07:34:54 pm
I would find that very interesting Michele.

Must have a look in the bookstore today  :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on November 30, 2012, 07:38:31 pm
Just found it on Amazon Kindle so it's downloading now :D
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 30, 2012, 07:48:18 pm
I have just downloaded this one as well.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on November 30, 2012, 07:52:46 pm
I am looking forward to reading this Cuilidh.
The Amish lifestyle is so different to ours.
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Post by: dede on November 30, 2012, 10:59:26 pm
Just brought 20 books for $20 ready for when I give up smoking
That should keep me busy for a few weeks: D
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 30, 2012, 11:19:26 pm
Well done, Mandi.  You are on the countdown now.
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Post by: alfacchino on December 01, 2012, 08:48:43 am
I just finished Matthew Reilly's Contest and really enjoyed it. I'm into scifi at the moment ;)
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Post by: KerrynN on December 01, 2012, 09:12:21 am
My faves recently have been The Guernsey Potato peel Literary Society, The Book Thief, Hunger Games Trilogy, Robin Hobb's Farseeker and Liveship series, Pride and Prejudice, and The Lonely Werewolf Girl.

Also enjoyed Middlesex, The Taliban Cricket Club Frankenstein and Dracula.

I don't have a kindle but an iPad and have found OverDrive, an app that let's you search and borrow spooks from Aust libraries for free. Some you can join online without ever going there. Have also used Guttenberg collection for free online classics too.

Have decided that I am quite happy reading evokes on my iPad but won't pay for them. If I can't share a book with friends and family I don't want to lay for them. Have seen some great suggestions here to keep a look out for.

My book club were not at all impressed with Shades of Grey either.
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Post by: KerrynN on December 01, 2012, 09:14:35 am
Just saw the previous post. My fav sci-if at the moment are by Peter Hamilton. I also really like Matthew Reilly. Robin Hobb and Katherine Kerr are my fav fantasy writers.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 01, 2012, 11:54:27 am
Thank you for the app info. I have just downloaded it and downloaded a book from my local library. I have heaps of books in the cupboard and more on my ereader and of course I had to borrow from this new elibrary.

Can you borrow from more than one library ? Or just your local one. I found that although there were quite a few books available there were not many available to download. It just shows how popular e reading is.
Thanks again.
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Post by: KerrynN on December 02, 2012, 08:28:44 am
Hi Cookie. As I understand you can be a member of as many libraries as you like and borrow from all of them. You are right though, they don't have a huge number of copies but you can put a hold on books. The library I joined is nowhere near me - but they let me join online and had the book I was after. I keep meaning to send DH off to sign up at some others too.

Also worth noting that you can download the book on multiple devices too, you just log in to overdrive using your library details, so this is one way to share a book  - I borrow for my DS11 and he logs in and downloads on his iPod. Works really well.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 02, 2012, 09:12:58 am
Thanks for that. I will try on a couple of libraries not near home. Will see what they have available first.
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Post by: deedub on December 06, 2012, 03:31:02 am
Just looking on here to find some good reading to download onto my kindle. Just downloaded 'the help' - thanks for that, only saw the movie on a plane so looking forward to reading the book. I enjoyed the Slap, although found most of the characters completely unloveable. The book was set in the area I live so was quite exciting reading about places & shops etc. that I go to regularly. DD's friend's house was used in the TV series - the kid who got slapped lived there!
Does anyone have any tips about browsing for good e-books on Amazon? I'm new to the kindle and get a bit frustrated trying to find something I might like to read. Doesn't matter which category I choose, the same books seem to keep popping up!
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Post by: Jamberie on December 06, 2012, 10:43:05 am
Last night the ABC showed their First Tuesday program with the list of the 10 Aussie books to read before you die. The list is on their website:
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/
I really need to read Cloudstreet!

Has anyone read the book Í want my hat back' by Jon Klassen? It's an interesting picture book  which has won a lot of awards. It's a picture book which has points of interest for all ages. My two year old likes it as much as me (but for different reasons!)
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Post by: meganjane on December 06, 2012, 12:07:25 pm
Haven't seen that one.
I've read four of the top ten. Must say I absolutely loathed The Slap. Full of gratuitous sex scenes and not a lot else. Surprised it made it into the upper echelon of great Aussie Books.
I thought Jasper Jones was excellent, but his next book was a major disappointment.

At the moment I'm reading a disturbing book. I met the author at her book launch in Katanning. She has written her story. Abused by her father and brother, she's come out the other end with a degree in Creative Writing and a national teaching award. She launched her book in Katanning because of the history of abuse at the Hostel there back in the 70's.
very unusual lady...

Not a book you enjoy, but one that gets you involved. "When We Remember, They Call Us Liars" by Suzanne Covich, now living in Fremantle.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 06, 2012, 12:13:58 pm
Always takes me by surprise to see a list or a shelf in a bookshop, and I go "I've read that, and that, and that..."
and then you talk to some people who say "I hate reading...I can't remember the last book I read ..."
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 06, 2012, 12:29:51 pm
http://www.ereaderiq.com/

Do not forget this web site for your freebies.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on December 06, 2012, 12:43:23 pm
Must agree CP. I'm reading an interesting book at the moment. It's a non fiction called Bandaid for a Broken Leg by Damien Brown. He is a doctor and goes to work for Medicin s?. Frontier and it is that story.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 06, 2012, 01:01:19 pm
Must agree CP. I'm reading an interesting book at the moment. It's a non fiction called Bandaid for a Broken Leg by Damien Brown. He is a doctor and goes to work for Medicin s?. Frontier and it is that story.

Sounds interesting .  Might download that as I was recently  given a very generous Amazon Gift Certificate. He is Australian.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 06, 2012, 06:58:48 pm
Does anyone have any tips about browsing for good e-books on Amazon? I'm new to the kindle and get a bit frustrated trying to find something I might like to read. Doesn't matter which category I choose, the same books seem to keep popping up!
Debbie, I am the same.  I've had my kindle for a couple of years now and love it but still haven't really conquered browsing in Amazon.  I now try to remember recommended author's names or names of good / interesting books then search on those ... but I always forget the author or book name and end up getting frustrated (I know ... I should write them down and not rely on my patchy memory, but I never do).

The web site Gert mentioned can sometimes have good things on it for free but some of the books are self-published so editing and proofing can be abysmally bad in some cases, but it is well worth giving it a go, they have a huge selection on that site and I somehow find it easier to search.
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Post by: Wonder on December 06, 2012, 09:59:12 pm
Jamberie, thanks for the link to the list. I've read a few from there. Good luck with Cloudstreet I really don't like Tim Winton's writing style and found it quite depressing and boring, i find he has a real 'blokey' style.

deedub, I was the same with The Slap, grew up in the area and haven't moved too far aware it all rang quite for me and took me back to being a teenager living in the area. MJ I'm the same as you - disliked all the characters but enjoyed the book.
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Post by: dhitri on December 06, 2012, 10:46:30 pm
I love literary fiction! I am catching up now after a long break from it due to uni. I have just finished reading Tan Twee Eng's Garden of Evening Mists and am now reading Deborah Levy's Swimming Home. Book lovers may recognize that these two books were shortlisted for 2012 Booker Prize. I've read the winning book, Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, a while ago and I loved it and thought the prize was well-deserved.

Now catching up with the shortlists to find out if they were strong contenders to Ms Mantel's second stroke of genius (this is her second Booker, she won her first just a few years back!).

I am part of an "Aussie Group" and we have monthly and season themed challenges and of course we have a reading challenge for the holidays. I will embark on a reading frenzy... Need ro divide my time evenly between my three loves now: reading, running and my Thermie!
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Post by: cookie1 on December 07, 2012, 05:13:22 am
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who didn't like The Slap. Our book for book club this month is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Has anyone read it?
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Post by: EmeraldSue on December 07, 2012, 05:19:47 am
Yes- I loved that book. I think there is also a film.
I'm still partway though The Slap, and still undecided about it.
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Post by: meganjane on December 07, 2012, 05:26:09 am
Yes, we read The Lovely Bones. I can't remember what it was about, though!

Our Book club has read many of the popular titles that I see in Book shops. I, too am amazed when people say they don't read, CP!

Thanks for the Overdrive tip, I'm downloading it now, also Amish Grace.
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Post by: mcmich on December 07, 2012, 05:45:17 am
Amish Grace can be a little heavy going. I love it because it goes into the nuts and bolts of Amish philosophy.

It questions why they can forgive a stranger for murdering their girls but shun a widow for marrying the English.

It looks at the difference between forgiveness and pardon.

I loved reading it and am going back now and re-reading.

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Post by: deedub on December 07, 2012, 08:17:42 am
I read the lovely bones years ago, still have a copy. Very disturbing but well written.
Love cloudstreet, but then I'm a fan of Tim winton. Some real classics in that Aussie book club list - if you haven't read harp in the south, do yourself a favour! Love all her books.
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Post by: Amanda on December 07, 2012, 09:21:44 am
It was an interesting list, but there were some glaring omissions.
No Patrick White (he did win a Nobel prize for literature), no Helen Garner or lots of others.

I'm reading "Dearie" a biography about Julia Childs, by Bob Spitz.  Bob is clearly besotted with Julia and is keen to use as many words & sentences as he can, so it's quite verbose and a little repetitive, but I'm mostly enjoying it.
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Post by: deedub on December 07, 2012, 09:33:36 am
Patrick white & Helen garner made the top 20 at least...
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Post by: Amy :-) on December 07, 2012, 09:39:54 am
Cookie, I have read the Lovely Bones and have also seen the movie. As deedub said, it is disturbing and very sad. I cried a lot when I read it, but I think I was only 14 at the time. Alice Sebold is very good ar writing about the subject because she survived an attempted rape when she was younger.
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Post by: dhitri on December 07, 2012, 09:43:13 am
I could not finish Lovely Bones and also Room by Emma Donoghue. Too sad. My biggest fear is for my child to go through anything like that. Did anyone watch Daniel Morcombs's funeral today? I cried a pool :(( sorry off topic.
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Post by: meganjane on December 07, 2012, 10:19:31 am
Room was a Book Club book of ours too. It had a Hollywood ending that was totally unbelievable which spoiled it entirely for me.

No way would I ever watch Daniel Morcombe's funeral. Just can't imagine how sad it would be.

I'm reading "Dearie" a biography about Julia Childs, by Bob Spitz.  Bob is clearly besotted with Julia and is keen to use as many words & sentences as he can, so it's quite verbose and a little repetitive, but I'm mostly enjoying it.
I read a book of letters from Julia Child to her penpal. It was really interesting. "As always, Julia".
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Post by: cookie1 on December 07, 2012, 10:47:12 am
I enjoyed The Room but found it very disturbing.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on December 07, 2012, 12:21:13 pm
I have just finished The Slap. I'm a bit ambivalent, as it was really hard to warm to some of the characters- I felt like shaking some of them myself >:(
I will pick up Tea in the Library again. Mind you, I feel like shaking the author of this book too. She is getting up my nose, but I hate not finishing something I've started.
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Post by: Delightful Den on December 07, 2012, 01:07:16 pm
I have to say I am not a Tim Winton fan. I read "that Eye the Sky" years ago and didn't like it.  I did like "The Bugalugs Bum Thief". I have read "My Brilliant Career" which was in the top 20.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 07, 2012, 02:30:12 pm
I've read Lovely Bones, didnt make much of an impression. Enjoyed Room but the ending was spoilt as it was just like the author got sick of writing and wanted to wrap it up quickly.
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 07, 2012, 07:02:39 pm
Amish Grace can be a little heavy going. I love it because it goes into the nuts and bolts of Amish philosophy.

It questions why they can forgive a stranger for murdering their girls but shun a widow for marrying the English.

It looks at the difference between forgiveness and pardon.

I loved reading it and am going back now and re-reading.


I was disappointed with this one and gave up on this one quarter of the way through.  At the start I was dubious about the writing style - I felt there were just too many words, but I kept on as I really wanted to read the book but, finally, I just couldn't go any further.  I may go back to it again as the Amish life style and creed is quite different and, therefore, interesting, but I don't know if I will ever be able to finish it.
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Post by: Wonder on December 07, 2012, 07:36:53 pm
I really enjoyed both Room and Lovely Bones.  I read lovely bones on my first overseas trip for work  and at the time my DD was the same age as the character in the book. I cried so much in the first few pages which was probably more about knowing I wouldn't see the kids for three weeks that ever time I read a few pages I would start crying again, eventually on the flight home I told the gentleman beside me that I really wanted to finish the book so to just leave me be when I started to cry. He was a top executive from the Coles Myer group and was great, gave me lots of tips to combat homesickness (including never to read books that would remind me of home)and how to make the most of work travel, got me a drink and tissues when I was really blubbering and then left me alone to cry. Looking back now I must have seemed like such an idiot, but the book will always stick in my mind. The movie was a real disappointment.
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Post by: mcmich on December 07, 2012, 08:55:24 pm
Amish Grace can be a little heavy going. I love it because it goes into the nuts and bolts of Amish philosophy.

It questions why they can forgive a stranger for murdering their girls but shun a widow for marrying the English.

It looks at the difference between forgiveness and pardon.

I loved reading it and am going back now and re-reading.


I was disappointed with this one and gave up on this one quarter of the way through.  At the start I was dubious about the writing style - I felt there were just too many words, but I kept on as I really wanted to read the book but, finally, I just couldn't go any further.  I may go back to it again as the Amish life style and creed is quite different and, therefore, interesting, but I don't know if I will ever be able to finish it.

Marina, go to the end of the book where they interview the mother of Charles Roberts (the killer) only a few pages and very interesting.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 07, 2012, 09:42:53 pm
Practical Jean by Trevor Cole. This book was  gifted to me and since I read it I have gifted it to several others with a kindle. I loved it and am not telling you what  is was about.

You either  love or hate Tim Winton I guess. I like his writing but don't love it . Patrick White was a self indulgent writer and hard going but worth the effort  if you have  the mindset.

I recently read Gone Girl by Gillian  Flynn and loved it. All of Joanna Trollope books are a good read too.

So many books so,little time

Gert

 
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Post by: Amanda on December 08, 2012, 05:45:05 am
I have just finished The Slap. I'm a bit ambivalent, as it was really hard to warm to some of the characters- I felt like shaking some of them myself >:(
I will pick up Tea in the Library again. Mind you, I feel like shaking the author of this book too. She is getting up my nose, but I hate not finishing something I've started.

I hated all of the characters in The Slap - not one of them was lovable, but I still think the book was very good.  I guess that's the mark of a good writer - he can make you want to keep reading despite the unpleasant characters.

I have Gone Girl on my wishlist - it's had some great reviews.
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Post by: Delightful Den on December 08, 2012, 05:46:52 am
I just started "The Casual Vacancy". Looking forward to reading it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 08, 2012, 05:56:16 am
Gone Girl is a must read Amanda. Casual Vacency too..

I am reading a Tom Wolf novel Back to Blood. Not a must read.  New Yorkers and people who live in Miami might like it and " get it"
 
I have been both and think it is a load of crap. Not the content so much which is a load of garbage but the way it's written.

Appeals to the lowest common denominator. Meant to shoot to the NY Time Best Seller list to sell the thing. Pity Tom Wolf  must have spent all his money on "coke".

Utter utter.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on December 08, 2012, 05:59:54 am
I've never been a fan of Tom Wolf.
Still ploughing through the very wordy Julia book - cannot start another until I've finished it.  :-\
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Post by: cookie1 on December 08, 2012, 06:25:30 am
Ill be interested to see what you think of The Casual Vacancy DD.
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Post by: meganjane on December 09, 2012, 03:09:13 pm
Ill be interested to see what you think of The Casual Vacancy DD.
Me too. It had very mixed reviews. I adored the Harry Potter series.
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Post by: KerrynN on December 10, 2012, 01:40:22 am
I rad the lovely bones and enjoyed it but it was sad.

Another good book club book is called The Danish Girl, about a man and his wife and what happens when he decides he should really be a woman.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2012, 04:43:13 am
Just arrived at the door. Now trying to work out how to link up to existing amazon account  ???
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 18, 2012, 04:45:52 am
If it is not already registered then all you have to do,is register it and the books will download.

Gett
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2012, 05:42:06 am
Yes it was so easy I couldn't believe it  :-)) I love it!
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Post by: cookie1 on December 18, 2012, 06:04:41 am
Sh everyone. CP is reading for ages and ages.  :) :)

I have just started the latest John Grisham.
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Post by: Delightful Den on December 18, 2012, 06:10:41 am
Have you read Grishom's Playing for Pizza? It was a bit different than his usual stuff. I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Emme on December 18, 2012, 06:29:01 am
Looks good CP  :)

Marie
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Post by: deedub on December 18, 2012, 06:38:58 am
I'm reading Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathan safran foer. The style is a bit different, but I'm enjoying it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 18, 2012, 07:19:05 am
Sh everyone. CP is reading for ages and ages.  :) :)

I have just started the latest John Grisham.
Bwaaaa I have finally to to Jack Reacher.

Just read Small Beneath the Sky. A memoir by aCandian Author. It made me weep with the beauty of the  writing.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2012, 07:30:39 am

Just read Small Beneath the Sky. A memoir by aCandian Author. It made me weep with the beauty of the  writing.

Gert

You softie  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on December 18, 2012, 08:22:25 am
No DD I haven't read Playing for Pizza is it good?
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Post by: EmeraldSue on December 18, 2012, 12:10:04 pm
Dee dub, it is an unusual book. I really did enjoy it though.

I'm reading" the cruel stars of the night" by Kjell Eriksson.
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Post by: Delightful Den on December 18, 2012, 02:28:33 pm
Cookie it is more like Skipping Christmas than his other books. I did like it.
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Post by: Droverjess on December 18, 2012, 08:56:09 pm
Just started is it just me by MiRqnda Hart, my original SS gift.
It is funny and the tv is Not working here while I babysit.
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Post by: Amanda on December 20, 2012, 07:41:41 am
Whew!  Just finished the mammoth "Dearie" - the biography of Julia Child.
In general I enjoyed it, although the author never used one word when five would do and he concentrated on a great deal of minutae that I could have done without.

Looking forward to a murder mystery now, I think!
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 20, 2012, 07:44:23 am
Finished Jack Reacher. Was almost car sick we spent so much time on the road!

gert
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Post by: cookie1 on December 21, 2012, 09:34:03 am
ROFL
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Post by: Frozzie on December 21, 2012, 11:22:32 am
Just read lighthouse bay.. Great book.. Read the whole thing in 2 days lol.. .. Its part of the 50 books you cant put down promo..and website..
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Post by: dede on December 21, 2012, 11:32:02 am
I have a big pile of books to read, looking forward to a few quiet hours to sit down and relax with hopefully a good book :)
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Post by: Frozzie on December 21, 2012, 11:46:56 am
Lol gert.. Ive obviously missed where you were driving to??
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 21, 2012, 07:52:41 pm
No Frozzie it was Jack Reacher. It seemed to me the whole book took place in cars!  We drove all over Nebraska three times at least. Kept going back and forth in straight lines. He never did get to Virginia where he was headed.

Gert
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Post by: Frozzie on December 21, 2012, 09:20:39 pm
Oh ok lol.. Missed that one by a mile..
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Post by: KerrynN on December 22, 2012, 05:04:09 am
After reading this post I bought the first 4 Jack Reacher for my DH for Christmas. Hopefully he will enjoy them.
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Post by: Wonder on December 24, 2012, 02:34:38 am
kerrynN I downloaded the whole series after reading about them on here, I'm up to number 5 and find them an easy read although will probably stop at 5 as I find I get bored with series books after the first few. I'm sure you DH will love them.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 24, 2012, 05:19:45 am
I don't enjoy reading series books one after the other. Occasionally I will read two but that is my limit. I then have to read a different genre before I can go back to them.
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Post by: JulieO on December 24, 2012, 07:41:13 am
Finished Jack Reacher. Was almost car sick we spent so much time on the road!

gert

Gert this was the first Reacher book that I didn't really enjoy.  Usually I don't want them to end, but with this one I was glad it did.  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 24, 2012, 09:05:25 am
Finished Jack Reacher. Was almost car sick we spent so much time on the road!

gert

Gert this was the first Reacher book that I didn't really enjoy.  Usually I don't want them to end, but with this one I was glad it did.  ;D

Me too. It's was a nothing book.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 24, 2012, 12:05:06 pm
I've been reading a lot of Ken Folletts books lately, he's an excellent writer. Have just started reading a Bryce Courtney book, but I must say I still prefer Ken's style of writing.

Looking for a good name for my new Kindle. Previous Kindles have been called Mogger, Cumbayah, and Hyacinth Bouquet.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 24, 2012, 09:22:21 pm
I've been reading a lot of Ken Folletts books lately, he's an excellent writer. Have just started reading a Bryce Courtney book, but I must say I still prefer Ken's style of writing.

Looking for a good name for my new Kindle. Previous Kindles have been called Mogger, Cumbayah, and Hyacinth Bouquet.

Byblos is a good name for a Kindle.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 24, 2012, 11:46:20 pm
what does it mean? Is it a mediterranean city?
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 25, 2012, 12:13:31 am
Byblos is thought to have been a goddess of writing ;D

Or if your Kindle has male orientation then Nabu perhaps.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on December 25, 2012, 02:16:31 am
Gosh I had better name my ereader. The thermothingy and other machine have names. Even the new car is called Dulux. (Cross between dual cab and hilux)

I received some vouchers for the ereader today so I will be able to have a buy up.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on December 25, 2012, 02:43:52 am
great that i gt a new book for xmas, i left my last one in a hotel and haven't found one since. i have The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton, never read any of hers so looking forward to it.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 25, 2012, 03:58:39 am
I enjoy her books GHM.
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Post by: Amanda on December 26, 2012, 11:10:42 am
Just finished my first holiday read for the break - Louise Penny's "The Beautiful Mystery" an Inspector Gamache mystery.  Always just a little existential and angsty, so just a touch above the run of the mill murder mysteries.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 26, 2012, 01:50:34 pm
The name has just come to me... Enid (my first favourite author who inspired me to read more)
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Post by: Droverjess on December 26, 2012, 07:41:45 pm
Just finished first book on kin the  kindle... Black Beauty!

Still reading is it just me by M hart. She's on tv at 9 pm tonight.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 26, 2012, 08:09:37 pm
Amanda I have just added this author to my ] wish list. Thank you .

Enid is a good name for  the Kindle  CP.

Just finished  Phantom by Joe Nesbo. Prior to that I read a free pot boiler called  The Marriage Bargain.. At the moment I am reading another freebie Solomon vs Lord

Have just downloaded The Black Box  a Hary Bosch and. Buddhaland Brooklyn by  Richard Morais as I so enjoyed his 100 Foot Journey.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on December 26, 2012, 09:52:15 pm
I've got such a pile on the table by my bed & have just found out the Boomerang Books (Aussie online book seller) has a sale on.
Well - of course I have to support the local book dealers, so I bought "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner & "White Truffles in Winter" a novel based around the life of Escoffier.  :-))
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Post by: Amy :-) on December 26, 2012, 10:35:51 pm
I am reading Wonder Dogs by Ben Holt. Its a collection of true stories of extroardinary canines :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 26, 2012, 10:39:55 pm
Thank you for reminding me about White Truffles. I was going to add it to my wish list but forgot about it.

Gert
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Post by: EmeraldSue on December 26, 2012, 11:15:45 pm
My MIL gave me Donna Leon's new book "The Jewlels of Paradise" for Christmas. There are no policemen in sight in this book - it is about a young venetian musicologist hired to find the hidden treasure of an almost forgotten Baroque composer. I really enjoyed this book, and I'm sure my MIL will enjoy reading it too ;D
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Post by: Halex on December 27, 2012, 12:42:51 am
 :oManaged to read a James Patterson book, judge & jury & now starting a Michael Connelly book :)
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Post by: Amanda on December 27, 2012, 05:58:51 am
Spent a delicious afternoon on the sofa finishing "The Cleaner of Chartres" by Sally Vickers. Very light and engaging - a perfect holiday read.
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Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on December 27, 2012, 01:16:08 pm
Reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton - enjoying it!
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Post by: BimbyPT on December 27, 2012, 06:31:00 pm
Just finished re-reading Pride and Prejudice, as a break from David Copperfield to which I wil now return.
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Post by: courton on December 27, 2012, 08:03:27 pm
Recommend the Baker's daughter by Sarah McCoy. Very interesting read.
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Post by: Delightful Den on December 28, 2012, 10:59:59 am
I just finished The Casual Vacancy.  I really enjoyed it.  I found JK Rowling's character development to be superb. I could imagine small town politics being just like the book.

I am about to start the new Patricia Cornwell book, The Bone Bed.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 28, 2012, 11:17:37 am
I have this waiting to be read DD. too many visitors as I'm still reading John Grisham's latest.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on December 28, 2012, 11:57:41 am
cannot seem to get into a book right now, have two new ones to start, i think i need some uninterrupted peace and quiet!!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 28, 2012, 01:42:46 pm
Just started "The 100 year old man who jumped out of  the window and disappeared"
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Post by: Frozzie on December 28, 2012, 07:59:37 pm
Haha cp sounds interesting 😊
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Post by: Amy :-) on December 28, 2012, 10:22:08 pm
Are you serious CP? ;D

I've just started reading Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I love her writing, so sophisticated yet easy to follow :D
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Post by: rainbow on December 29, 2012, 01:25:39 am
Reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton - enjoying it!

me too, I have enjoyed her other books and not disappointed in this one either, I feel at my happiest when I have a good book to read
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 29, 2012, 01:30:32 am
Just trying to finish my Dec issue of Vanity Fair so I can start Jan issue. I have to read it in daylight only as the print is so small.

I was reading a story about Julian Fellows the author and actor who writes Downton Abbey so decided to download his book Past Imperfect to add to the 40 other books waiting to be read on my Kindle!

Can't help myself.

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on December 29, 2012, 01:37:55 am
I haven't read anything over the past few weeks other than magazines as no time to really get into a book.
I am like you Gert. I keep adding to my kindle collection and now have around 40 unread  books .  :)
Still look on the kindle store and of course I find another  ;)
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Post by: courton on December 29, 2012, 05:14:16 am
Gert, I gave up on my online subscription to Vanity fair since I was not enjoying it as much as the paper version. Call me strange...even I can't understand it.

Really enjoying The Elephant Kepper's Children by Peter Hoeg. Fabulous quirky book by a Danish author.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 29, 2012, 05:25:33 am
I dont think any of us have alot of will power when it comes to purchasing one thing or another gert 😁
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 29, 2012, 07:19:17 am
My daughter keeps buying me the  paper version. One year it is the English version and the next it is the US version. I do prefer the paper version though I can download the US version as well as for nix. i think I prefer mags  in paper as I like to pass them around .

There is a lot of  things to read in Vanity Fair once you wade through the ads and  the wanker self indulgent American social crapola.

Also I always find a book I want to read from one of the articles.

Gert
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Post by: Frozzie on December 29, 2012, 07:32:40 am
😄😄😄😄😄gert love your description of vanity fair and its contents!!
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Post by: Delightful Den on December 29, 2012, 07:49:24 am
Gert, I gave up on my online subscription to Vanity fair since I was not enjoying it as much as the paper version. Call me strange...even I can't understand it.

LOL Gert. I am just the opposite. I don't like read books online or on kindle but I prefer my magazines on the iPad.  ;D
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Post by: Amanda on December 29, 2012, 07:53:43 am
Just started "The 100 year old man who jumped out of  the window and disappeared"

I'll be keen to hear your opinion CP - that one is on my list.

Gert - similar problems with my Kindle, although I've always enjoyed Julian Fellows writing.

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Post by: cookie1 on December 29, 2012, 08:18:42 am
CP I saw that book in Dymocks this morning. If you enjoy it I may use one of my gift vouchers.
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Post by: Amanda on December 29, 2012, 09:46:54 am
Just finished "The Other Woman's House" by Sophie Hannah - I do love a good murder mystery!
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Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on December 31, 2012, 02:39:04 am
Just finished The Secret Keeper - enjoyed it - a good holiday read.

Dublin Girl
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Post by: deedub on January 03, 2013, 01:28:48 am
I read 2 books while on holiday, both 'chick lit', both had the word 'beach' in the title! Now to choose something a bit meatier to read....
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Post by: cookie1 on January 03, 2013, 08:05:06 am
Nothin wrong with chick lit occasionally, especially on holiday.
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Post by: Amanda on January 03, 2013, 09:23:45 am
Just finished "The Dinner" by Herman Koch.

A much hyped book compared to "We Need to Talk About Kevin", but a poor shadow of that novel.

Implausibly contrived, and predictable, but had some clever and witty prose.  The descriptions of the pretentious meal were amusing.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on January 03, 2013, 12:23:09 pm
I read another Donna Leon book set in Venice, and then today I have just finished Flock by Lyn Hughes. The cover describes it as "A seductive novel of family, destiny, love and wallpaper". I really enjoyed it. I even visited the authors' website and there was a link to a video that showed all of the wallpapers that are described at the beginning of each chapter. Now I want to hang wallpaper in my house :o
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 03, 2013, 12:31:34 pm
Must've been a good book ES
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on January 04, 2013, 10:46:42 am
Just ordered the Miriam Hart book which has been out of stock at the Book Dep and also Quiet, the power of introverts by Susan Cain.  got a few iBooks form the library as well.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2013, 11:37:20 am
What library did you manage to get iBooks from GHM?  My library has a few but they all have several people waiting or a vampire ones and I don't like those.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on January 04, 2013, 01:32:03 pm
Hi Cookie I entered the site through my local library which is a City Of Joondalup one, but the database is the State Library of WA.  There is a wait for many of the books but found a few to take my fancy.  You can borrow up to five items in addition to your usual library limits and you have a choice of 7 14 or 21 days to read them.
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Post by: JulieO on January 04, 2013, 01:32:57 pm
Just started reading The Black Box by Michael Connelly. Am enjoying it so far.  :)
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Post by: Wonder on January 04, 2013, 09:21:43 pm
Cookie, sorry I can't remember where you are but the Yarra Plenty Library was in a deal with some libraries in Queensland and you could access all the books via the Overdrive app. I used to use it all the time but don't read as much these days. The State library of Victoria also has a similar ebook facility and you can join remotely, it does take a while for them toro sets the application but it might be worth a try. I managed to join but never borrowed anything.

If the libraries are still using overdrive google that and you might find some you can join regardless of where you live.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 05, 2013, 02:07:47 am
Thanks GHM and Wonder. I use Overdrive so will have another look. I have literally tons of real books to read and heaps on the ereader. It's still nice to have more choice though. My DH says 'why?'
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Post by: courton on January 05, 2013, 02:38:03 am
Am currently enjoying  reading Canada by Richard Ford - on the recommendation of my,librarian. Popular book club book.
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Post by: rainbow on January 05, 2013, 11:16:14 am
I'm in Albany library cookie and just downloaded 5 to read or look at, you have to install overdrive and I got the info from library website, I am really enjoying my iPad and technology, will get back to cooking, but at the moment it's warm so salads and using up what's in the freezer 😄😃😃😃
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Post by: deedub on January 08, 2013, 09:26:11 am
I'm reading Practical Jean at the moment, not really grabbing me yet.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2013, 09:39:17 am
I have just started Loretta Hill's second book. It is chick lit but I read that sometimes. This is set in the Pilbara. It starts off almost identical to her first book but with a different main character. I was very disappointed. I have just got past page 100 and it has developed a twist so that is good. I am now enjoying it.
Her first book was "The Girl in Steel Capped Boots". This one is called "The Girl in the Hard Hat".
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 08, 2013, 07:03:44 pm
I'm reading Practical Jean at the moment, not really grabbing me yet.
... same here.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 08, 2013, 09:12:18 pm
I'm reading Practical Jean at the moment, not really grabbing me yet.

I was gifted that book last year and I loved it. I thought it was delicious.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 08, 2013, 10:02:42 pm
That's great to hear, Gert.  I have actually put it to one side for now but will go back and make a start on it again at a later date.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 09, 2013, 01:03:59 am
Our new book for book club is 'Still Alice ' by Lisa Genova. It is about a woman's trip through Alzheimer's disease.
We had heaps of discussion with 'The Lovely Bones'.
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Post by: courton on January 09, 2013, 01:19:50 am
Cookie, I have just started genova's next book called left neglected for our book club! Hope it is not too depressing. She does choose pretty full on subjects!!!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 09, 2013, 06:23:07 am
Yes we were surprised when we saw that we were to have two emotive subject books after each other. But I guess heaven and alzheimer's don't mean much to the 30 year old librarians. :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Mama Fergie on January 09, 2013, 06:39:16 am
I'm reading Practical Jean at the moment, not really grabbing me yet.
... same here.

Are you enjoying it Cuilidh? It's one of the many that I have waiting to be read on my kindle.
Certainly an unusual storyline and hope it has some humour in there ;)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 09, 2013, 06:57:13 am
Mama Fergie there is a lot of black humour in Practical Jean. I liked it so much I  bought it  for two other Kindle ,

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Yes we were surprised when we saw that we were to have two emotive subject books after each other. But I guess heaven and alzheimer's don't mean much to the 30 year old librarians. :D :D :D :D

You got that right cookie!

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on January 09, 2013, 07:06:21 am
Thanks Gert I look forward to reading it.
I like black humour.
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Post by: deedub on January 09, 2013, 07:12:26 am
Thanks Gert I look forward to reading it.
I like black humour.

I think I've got into it now.... Nearly missed my train stop while reading it today, always a good sign!
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Post by: Mama Fergie on January 09, 2013, 07:40:34 am
That is surely a positive sign that you are not enjoying it deedub  ;)
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Post by: Amanda on January 09, 2013, 10:49:26 am
Our new book for book club is 'Still Alice ' by Lisa Genova. It is about a woman's trip through Alzheimer's disease.
We had heaps of discussion with 'The Lovely Bones'.

Ooh, I loved both of her books - she is such a great writer & tackles tricky subjects in a very accessible way.

I've just finished "Toby's Room" by Pat Barker.  She writes a lot about the first world war & those affected by it, but this wasn't one of her best.  Her three earlier books, "The Regeneration Trilogy" were fabulous.

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Post by: Amanda on January 16, 2013, 12:33:02 am
Am I the only one still reading??

Where are you, ladies??

I've just finished "Thunderstruck" by Eric Larson, a non-fiction account of the development of wireless & it's role in capturing the notorious London murderer, Dr. Crippen.

Not as exciting and un-put-down- able as some of his others, but so admirably well researched.  Love his stuff.

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 16, 2013, 02:32:49 am
Have just finished "The Seamstress" by Maria Duenas. Which is bit of a spy novel. Now starting "Rain"
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Post by: courton on January 16, 2013, 02:46:30 am
Just about to start light between oceans by M.L.stedman...recommended by a  friend.
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Post by: deedub on January 16, 2013, 03:26:43 am
Took the kids to the library last week - wasn't intending to get anything for myself as I've got plenty to read on my kindle. But..... as soon as I walked in I saw 'the casual vacancy' sitting on a shelf so I grabbed it! I'm still reading practical jean on the train but have started the casual vacancy as well - enjoying both.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 16, 2013, 03:32:07 am
I am reading The Rules of  Civility by Amor Towles. Loving it.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 16, 2013, 03:33:49 am
Just downloaded practical Jean...
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 16, 2013, 03:38:27 am
Just downloaded practical Jean...

You will enjoy it.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on January 16, 2013, 03:51:45 am
Just about to start light between oceans by M.L.stedman...recommended by a  friend.

An excellent book - such a good achievement for a first novel.
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Post by: Amy :-) on January 16, 2013, 04:01:18 am
I'm reading Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta. Love her books :D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 16, 2013, 06:48:22 am
I have just finished Loretta Hill's The Girl in the Steel Capped Boots. It was light but had a bit of a good twist in it. I have almost finished a novella by her too that DD's blog was sent to review. Again extremely light but it filled in a bit of time. ( not that I need to do that).
I'm not sure what to read next. I am spoiled for choice.
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Post by: Amanda on January 25, 2013, 09:51:07 am
Finished "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn the other day.
An excellent mystery with more twists in it than you will believe possible.  Well written, well plotted & great characters - it has it all.
Loved it.
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Post by: courton on January 25, 2013, 09:52:34 am
I totally agree. Great holiday reading.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 25, 2013, 11:09:27 am
Nearly finished Practical Jean - last chapter.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2013, 11:16:30 am
I'm reading Patricia Cornwell, The Bone Bed at the moment. I must get it finished and read my book club book.
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Post by: Delightful Den on January 25, 2013, 12:06:18 pm
I got that book for Christmas Cookie. I enjoyed it but I am finding Patricia Cornwell's books are getting a bit predictable.

I need a new book to read. Any sugestions?
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Post by: past94x on January 25, 2013, 06:50:05 pm
I can heartily recommend Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes. Just a brilliant,entertaining, beautifully written novel.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 25, 2013, 08:45:44 pm
Nearly finished Practical Jean - last chapter.

Did you enjoy it  CP?

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 26, 2013, 12:02:44 am
I did enjoy it because it was very different, and Jean is of a very different mindset but had moments of lucidity. Quite an unusual belief that she was doing her best friends a huge favour. Because of the unusual storyline, I was thinking that there may be a different ending, and it seemed to end quickly and a bit flat.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2013, 12:38:36 am
I agree. It was an interesting read.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on January 26, 2013, 01:54:21 am
I can heartily recommend Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes. Just a brilliant,entertaining, beautifully written novel.

I think I might just pop this one on to my Kindle, thanks for the recommendation!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 26, 2013, 02:03:56 am
just downloaded the secret keeper, and gone girl.

you just devour books amanda  :D
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Post by: courton on January 26, 2013, 02:44:00 am
Have just returned from the library with Past imperfect!
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2013, 02:45:36 am
I can heartily recommend Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes. Just a brilliant,entertaining, beautifully written novel.

I think I might just pop this one on to my Kindle, thanks for the recommendation!

It is on my Kindle in  the queue.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on January 26, 2013, 03:26:28 am
just downloaded the secret keeper, and gone girl.

you just devour books amanda  :D

I've just had a drive to Melbourne & back to read through AND I'm incredibly lazy with an enormous tolerance for sloppy housekeeping!  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2013, 06:40:04 am
DD I agree with you re Patricia Cornwell. Every time a new one comes out I hesitate before buying it.
Have you read any Kathy Reichs or JD Robb? Alex Kava is another one. I also like Katherine Howell, she is Australian and writes about paramedics. Camilla Lackberg writes great crime books too.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2013, 06:42:33 am
So  many books so little time.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 26, 2013, 07:01:45 am
Have just downloaded Past Imperfect and Snobs - I think I've probably got enough books waiting for me to read now to keep me going for a while (so long as I don't read about any more on here, that is!).
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Post by: Delightful Den on January 26, 2013, 10:11:15 am
Cookie I like Kathy Reichs I have read some of her books.  I have not heard of the other two I wil check them out. Have you read any of Karin Slaughter?
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 26, 2013, 02:38:35 pm
So  many books so little time.

Gert

and so little money to match. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just ditch a book if it wasn't interesting. I find because of the cost (even on the Kindle) I really have to keep reading until the end to see if it improves. If I was loaded I would just stop. Most books that I find a bit of a yawn haven't been worthwhile finishing anyway.
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Post by: courton on January 26, 2013, 09:41:26 pm
I use the page 100 rule. If it does not grab me by page 100 it becomes neglected.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2013, 09:56:46 pm
I alternate a goodie for a freebie. I choose the freebies that have at least 30  reviewers giving it 4 to 5 stars.  Doesn't always work I can toss the  crapola without guilt.   Sometimes I go for a classic I have read before , probably in high school,  and find I appreciate the writing more. We pay a lot more for books on Kindle than the US does. Thank you publishers and the government. Rudd wanted us to be the Smart country yet his government blocked the bill witch would have allowed books to be imported cheaper. 

Gert
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Post by: Jude59 on January 26, 2013, 10:03:22 pm
just downloaded the secret keeper, and gone girl.

you just devour books amanda  :D

I really quite enjoyed Gone Girl. Reading Rain Storm by Barry Eisler at the moment.  Enjoyed a previous one by him too "Rain Fall".
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 26, 2013, 11:30:51 pm
You got me started with the Eisler book Jude59, I remember reading  some of his last year.  So throwing caution to the winds I really read my daily freebie deals and downloaded at least 6 books from it just now.  http://www.ereaderiq.com/.

I need to get books for my DH and DD as they are on my account so what the he**, as they were all free. We can read or toss. Some days there is nothing of interest and some days there are several maybes .

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 27, 2013, 12:48:29 am
When I first got my kindle most of the "expensive" books were around the $10 mark. I've noticed lately the price starting to creep up. I think the US are testing how much we will pay for an ebook. Time to set our limits and not budge.
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Post by: Amanda on January 27, 2013, 01:08:52 am
When I first got my kindle most of the "expensive" books were around the $10 mark. I've noticed lately the price starting to creep up. I think the US are testing how much we will pay for an ebook. Time to set our limits and not budge.

CP - I think you'll find that the US price is still low, it is the Aussie price that is high.  I'm not sure if that is because of the publishers adding a few $$ on for Aussie buyers or some form of duty. We pay more for books in this country than anywhere else I've been in the world and I think it is mostly due to taxes.
Ticks me right off.  >:( >:(
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 27, 2013, 02:04:16 am
Amanda it is not so much the tax but the publishers grip on the parallel importing laws which prohibit the importation of cheap books from overseas publishers. These laws have been tried and tested in parliment many times and the government refuses to move  on it due to the powerful lobbyists for local publishers. This is a pet hate of mine and politicians are afraid to address it. Write to your local member and write again. What a bunch of wimpy wankers. I bet 80% never read a book . Ask why book sellers are  forbidden to import chaep books. Look what is happening to book shops.

In the Sallies second hand store the other day were hundreds of some of the newest books on sale for $3.00 or less. I guess a lot of people got E Readers for Christmas. It was very tempting but I really cannot go that route anymore and take up space. K Mart and Big W have books cheaper than you can buy online.

There is no reason for imported books to be so expensive here at all but for those laws. Publishing books in Australia can be an expensive business. Not so overseas.

Don't get me started. I have been writing about it for over 30 years!

My mother used to send me a boxes of books, sometimes a many as fifty at a time. They arrived in a canvas US parcel post locked bag. I would call my  friends and we would have a feast. The books went into circulation with each person initialling the inside cover and then we would donate them to the Red Cross.

Yes ,this was a way of extending their use and keeping them from landfill and yes, it probably saved some trees. The author did not, however, enjoy the reward apart from the initial sale though did they? Whereas they do get some from e books

John Howard open up the Music Publishing world  and Julia Gillard should do the same with books.


SOAP BOX! SOAP BOX!

Gert

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Post by: Cuilidh on January 27, 2013, 02:12:48 am
We pay more for books in this country than anywhere else I've been in the world and I think it is mostly due to taxes.
Ticks me right off.  >:( >:(
Amanda, when we lived in Hong Kong (c. 18 - 19 years ago now) books were extortionately expensive and the lending library (I knew of only one when we were there) had very strict limits on the number of books you could take out - apart from the fact that it was on a different island entirely from where we lived.  Funnily enough, there weren't that many second hand book shops around at that time either - I took up needlework to keep me quiet as finding books became such a pain.
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Post by: Amanda on January 27, 2013, 02:34:19 am
We pay more for books in this country than anywhere else I've been in the world and I think it is mostly due to taxes.
Ticks me right off.  >:( >:(
Amanda, when we lived in Hong Kong (c. 18 - 19 years ago now) books were extortionately expensive and the lending library (I knew of only one when we were there) had very strict limits on the number of books you could take out - apart from the fact that it was on a different island entirely from where we lived.  Funnily enough, there weren't that many second hand book shops around at that time either - I took up needlework to keep me quiet as finding books became such a pain.

I first went to Hong Kong 22 years ago (and have been back lots since) and was horrified by the utter dearth of book shops.  It has improved somewhat since then, but book shops are still thin on the ground there.I guess the Chinese are so busy working they don't have much time to read.
As Gert says - in the US, UK etc books are soooo much cheaper. And in Ireland most artistic endeavour (painting, music, writing etc) used not to be taxed at all. Not sure if that is still the case, though.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 27, 2013, 05:30:00 am
Cookie I like Kathy Reichs I have read some of her books.  I have not heard of the other two I wil check them out. Have you read any of Karin Slaughter?

I have read a couple of Karen Slaughter's books and enjoyed them. I downloaded a Stuart Macbride the other day.

My favourite book store, now that Borders have gone is Kinokinmuya or something like that. They have one in Sydney and an enormous one in Singapore. I actually get lost in it. I still buy some paper books as I want book stores to stay around.
Must agree with Gert too.
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Post by: courton on January 27, 2013, 05:37:48 am
Kinokuniya is my favourite bookshop as well!  They are very helpful as well, but do not discount even popular cookbooks.

Had to rush off to the library today in the  rain. Suddenly realised I read the wrong book for my book club meeting on Wednesday. Thought it was Light between the Oceans. - which I really enjoyed. It was Swimming Home by Deborah Levy! Will have to do some fast reading in  the next couple of days. This is what happens when you belong to two book clubs!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 27, 2013, 07:05:09 am
I knew there was a reason I didn't join the local one when we shifted.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: deedub on January 29, 2013, 11:06:23 pm
I've finished the Casual Vacancy - great book, JK Rowling has no worries about her credentials as a 'real' writer IMO. Almost finished Practical Jean, then will have to decide what to read next. Past Imperfect sounds interesting, I really enjoyed Snobs when I read it a few years ago, think I still have a copy.
Wish I had more time to read....  :(
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Post by: cookie1 on January 30, 2013, 12:27:58 am
I've just started my book club book, Still Alice by Lisa Genova. I've only read 40 pages and I feel so sorry for Alice. ( she has beginning Alzheimer's ) it may well be a tear jerker. I'm loving those 40 pages though.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 30, 2013, 01:55:13 am
Not too sure I want to read that book cookie. I would have to be in a happy frame of mind.

Let us know how you liked it further on.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda_01 on January 30, 2013, 02:10:28 am
I've started reading books from a list of 1001 books to read before you die that I found online. Just finished Life of Pi and loved it. Now I'm reading a book called Flatland, which is totally random!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 30, 2013, 05:46:21 am
Not too sure I want to read that book cookie. I would have to be in a happy frame of mind.

Let us know how you liked it further on.

Gert

I know exactly what you mean Gert. She is showing symptoms and I do the same things. It is a genuine worry. I haven't forgotten the way home yet which Alice did a couple of times early on, so hopefully I'm safe. She is young too.
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Post by: JulieO on January 30, 2013, 10:22:45 am
Have just started reading "Bones are forever" Kathy Reichs.  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 31, 2013, 12:36:31 am
I have that waiting to be read JulieO.

I am wondering if I will finish Forever Alice. I am finding it very disturbing. I should perhaps just sit down and finish it and then I won't have lots of nights to think about it. Lisa  Genova has a new book either just out or coming out about autism.
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Post by: mcmich on January 31, 2013, 05:49:06 am
I'm pretty sure it is out already Cookie - Love Anthony.  :)
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Post by: Amanda on January 31, 2013, 06:58:41 am
Just finished "In Falling Snow" by Mary-Rose MacColl.  I read this as part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge on Good Reads - a challenge aimed at attempting to address the bias against women writers in Australian publishing by raising the audience for their writing.
If anyone is interested in this the link is here -
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/59176-australian-women-writers-challenge
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Post by: rainbow on January 31, 2013, 07:20:38 am
I'm pretty sure it is out already Cookie - Love Anthony.  :)
Thanks for that, I do like her books, but I did worry reading Still Alice that the dementia could happen to me!! But I found the end quite comforting
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Post by: mcmich on January 31, 2013, 07:26:39 am
I've got this book ready to go Rainbow - I'm sure I will see myself reflected.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 31, 2013, 07:51:52 am
I am going to the writers week in Adelaide in March. Alex  Miller is among the authors.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on January 31, 2013, 07:55:30 am
Thanks Michele. Rainbow I will keep reading. I am enjoying the book, I just keep thinking she sounds like me.  :)

Gert that will be great. Enjoy it.
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Post by: Amanda on January 31, 2013, 08:30:20 am
I am going to the writers week in Adelaide in March. Alex  Miller is among the authors.

Gert

OH, YAY!!!
I expect to see you there Gert.  Where are you staying? How long will you be here? Coming on your own or with mates?
Send me your phone number - we must speak!!
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 31, 2013, 08:42:57 am
Amanda I am flying from Cairns VIa Sydney to meet up with a friend at the airport and then flying to Adelaide where we will be staying with her mother. My friend is bringing her partner and I am at their mercy. I was trying to meet up with JD as well but I will have to go with the flow. Hopefully there will be an opportunity.

Will PM you my mobile.

Gert
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Post by: Delightful Den on January 31, 2013, 02:19:43 pm
DW and I have recently finished Bernard Cornwell's AZINCOURT/AGINCOURT. We have been listening to it in the car while driving over summer. It was unabridged, we downloaded it through ITunes. Thoroughly enjoyed it. We both like Bernard Cornwell's books, particularly the Starbuck series. I have read some of the Sharpe series too, and another of his standalone books; The Gallows Thief.

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Post by: Gertbysea on January 31, 2013, 08:55:44 pm
I have just started reading Animal  People by Charlotte Wood as she is one of the authors  speaking at the up coming writers festival in Adelaide. Why oh why did I not read this before? I am only  just into it and am engrossed.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on February 01, 2013, 01:03:09 am
There is nothing like a good book and the time to read it.
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Post by: Amanda on February 01, 2013, 02:50:46 am
The ending of that book took my breath away Gert! She's a very good writer.
Did you have a look at the Good Reads link?
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 01, 2013, 03:44:48 am
Yes I did and signed up  but I have not had a chance to follow it up today. It was not quite clear on how to do it.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on February 01, 2013, 04:12:43 am
Just borrowed from the library Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. I enjoyed Still Alice it was very moving and have reserved Love Anthony, they said I would have to be patient as there was a long queue.

I'm seriously considering getting a kindle that conects to the internet. Probably need a few tips and hints as to which one would suit me.

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Post by: Gertbysea on February 01, 2013, 04:52:58 am
We did have a discussion a while ago which one is best suited.  I have had several and discarded several . My favourite is the one I have now which is wifi only .http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCCNJU/ref=fs_sz.
I bought the leather cover with light  and I love it to bits.

I hated the touch and the original was too heavy but my DH loves his.

I have not seen the paper white but I think wonder bought it. It as a touch so did to appeal.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on February 01, 2013, 05:08:58 am
Michele I would  say Still Alice  is one of the most beautiful books I have read. I will be reading her others as soon as I can get my hands on them.
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Post by: mcmich on February 01, 2013, 05:20:07 am
Thanks Gert, will have to do a bit of research on touch etc.

I'm already up to chapter 8 in Left Neglected and it is very good.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 01, 2013, 05:46:45 am
Love my paperwhite, highly recommend it.
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Post by: JulieO on February 01, 2013, 05:51:02 am
There is nothing like a good book and the time to read it.

Amen!   ;D

I have 116 books on my Kindle, all that I really want to read and not just 'fillers'.   :D
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Post by: cookie1 on February 01, 2013, 06:50:02 am
I dare not count mine. I buy from Kobo for my Sony ereader and now you can buy vouchers from Woolworths. It is so easy to pop a voucher into the food shopping and then I run amok with the purchases.
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Post by: Amanda on February 01, 2013, 07:12:38 am

I'm seriously considering getting a kindle that conects to the internet. Probably need a few tips and hints as to which one would suit me.



I have this model and love it to bits - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HZYA6E/ref=fs_kk3g
Like Gert, I got the leather cover with a light in it to preserve my marriage.  I got the 3G so I had a choice between wifi or 3G.  It's very handy when travelling.
This is my second one - I gave the first to my 80 year old mother who loves it too!
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 01, 2013, 07:35:18 am
On my previous 5 I had 3G but thought it was a waste of money for something I don't need.  I can download books well in advance for travelling and there are plenty of wifi places if you forget  including Maccas.

If you get the paperwhite like CP you don't need a lighted cover. 

Gert
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Post by: Emme on February 01, 2013, 07:47:22 am
About to start "The Great Deception"  Joy Chambers

My Kindle has 3G and Wifi and must admit I use the Wifi the most.  Have the cover with the light also.  Love it.


Marie
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Post by: jeninwa on February 01, 2013, 07:47:34 am
I bought myself the paper white kindle for Xmas love it just need to find more time to read. I had the original kindle this new one is so much lighter. Mine is 3G and wifi.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on February 01, 2013, 09:39:31 am
I'm trying to read my way through the stack of books on my bedside table. I've finally read Maaza Mengiste,s "Beneath the Lions Gaze" set in Ethiopia on during the revolution. It made me so glad that I live in a country with a stable government.
I then read "Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End" by Leif Persson. I liked parts of this novel, but it had far too much political intrigue for my liking. I need to read something lightweight next.
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Post by: rainbow on February 01, 2013, 10:18:13 am
I have just started reading Animal  People by Charlotte Wood as she is one of the authors  speaking at the up coming writers festival in Adelaide. Why oh why did I not read this before? I am only  just into it and am engrossed.

Gert
I just downloaded two of  her books from the library, Animal people and The Children,started on the children and just enjoying it so much
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Post by: Amanda_01 on February 02, 2013, 03:31:52 am
Now reading a book called adrenaline by jeff Abbott.  Sort of a jack reacher-style book. Not a literary giant, but a nice time waster.   :)

I have the kindle with keyboard and 3G, hubby has the one without, and wifi. The lighted case is so much better on the non-keyboard version.  a keyboard is handy at times, but mot enough to warrant the extra weight I don't think.  after initially setting up my different folders, I don't use the keyboard a whole lot. Tbh I think the 3G is a bit of a waste of time/money, we have wifi at home, but we tend to load a whole bunch of books at once, usually I do it via my computer because I find it easier to read the blurbs/reviews etc on the computer.
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Post by: Amanda on February 02, 2013, 04:35:39 am
I'm an impulse buyer, so love the 3G - means I can indulge in retail therapy the moment I see a book I want.
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 02, 2013, 05:19:55 am
As I have 3G on my mini iPad I can down load to that and wi if it to my Kindle. Don't you love. Technology!!!

Actually, I don't mind reading on my mini.

Gert
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on February 03, 2013, 03:40:57 am
half way through my Suart Macbride ebook and it got deleted as it was due back,  😭😪😥 I was enjoying it too. There are two other readers waiting for it so by the time I get to have it again I will have forgotten the story!!
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Post by: cookie1 on February 03, 2013, 06:24:24 am
That was a b........r. I am reading chic lit that DD was given. Beneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen. So far it seems to be very similar to the others I have read. " Girl looks like losing propert, bou comes along, after a few hurdles all turns out well. "

Book club on Tuesday so it will be interesting to see what they have chosen for us this month.
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Post by: Amanda on February 03, 2013, 06:56:19 am
Quiet morning here today.
Everyone else slept in, just leaving me up with the interwebz and my PayPal account.
Six books later .........   :-))   ;D
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Post by: Kimmyh on February 03, 2013, 09:11:03 am
You are naughty Amanda ;D
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Post by: Amanda on February 03, 2013, 09:16:18 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: deedub on February 05, 2013, 11:27:49 am
I've just finished The Help. Loved it, read some every spare minute I had which is why I haven't been on the forum for a few days!
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on February 05, 2013, 11:37:53 am
No time to read lately, but plane trip and a couple of days away by myself ( work ) so will take a couple of books.
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Post by: courton on February 05, 2013, 07:04:18 pm
Currently reading My name is red by orhan  pamuk...has anybody read it? trying to decide if I like the stye of writing or not
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Post by: cookie1 on February 06, 2013, 01:21:02 am
Our new book club book is The Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson. I will probably start it in a few days. I am reading another chick lit at the moment. I'm enjoying it too.
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Post by: Amanda on February 06, 2013, 10:33:41 am
Hello my Australian reading friends (and those elsewhere if you are so inclined)!
When was the last time you read a book by an Australian woman writer?  Interested in righting a nasty gender bias against them in this country?
http://www.lambsearsandhoney.com/2013/02/the-australian-women-writers-challenge/
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Post by: kezza on February 06, 2013, 11:06:37 am
Going to book club tonight.  Looking forward to seeing what has been chosen.  Will post title when I get the book.
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Post by: meganjane on February 06, 2013, 01:07:07 pm
Amanda, I love Liz Byrski (http://lizbyrski.com/) books and have read a couple. Also Mary Moody and Charlotte Wood. I actually prefer women writers.

ATM I'm reading our book club one, Bandaid for a Broken Leg by Damien Brown, an Aussie doctor with Doctors without Borders. I'm enjoying it immensely - he has a wonderful self deprecating way about him.

This is an interesting item (http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2013/01/31/fatema-ahmed/silly-covers-for-lady-novelists/) which I found from a link on Liz Burski's site about silly book covers for lady novelists.
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Post by: Amanda on February 06, 2013, 10:18:24 pm
Excellent article thanks MJ - I've Tweeted it with AWW hashtag - I'm sure plenty of women writers and readers will be interested in it.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 07, 2013, 12:23:22 am
MJ I loved that book. It was informative, sincere and yet humourous.

Amanda I enjoy Liz Bryski's books. I enjoy Rachel Johns books (a WA author who writes the farm romance genre) , Judy Nunn, Loretta Hill, Fiona Palmer (she came and gave our book club a talk and is from WA),Anna Jacobs, who spends 6 months of the year here in Mandurah and also Monica McInernay, who spends 6 months in Australia (Adelaide I think) and 6 months  in Ireland ( I think it is).
I'm sure there are others. These are all light reads but I enjoy them.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on February 07, 2013, 10:40:18 am
Amanda, I've recently read Liz Byrski's latest book, a book by Kathryn Fox, and Flock, by Lyn Hughes. I seem to gravitate towards women writers. I'm lucky that my MIL is an avid reader, and we both like similar books, so I have a huge pile waiting for me that she has lent me.

Today I got my book club book- You gotta have balls, by Lily Brett. The inside cover says that she has lived in Australia, but now resides in New York with her Australian husband.
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Post by: deedub on February 07, 2013, 10:49:57 am
I'm about to start The Mother's Group - so I can talk about it with.... my mother's group! Oh, and have finally finished reading the Famous Five series to the kids - all 21 books! So now I'm reading them Going Solo by Roald Dahl, which is actually an autobiography. I wouldn't have chosen it for them (miss 9 chose), but they're loving it! Bit like a "boys own" story I guess.
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Post by: kezza on February 07, 2013, 11:23:32 am
I so LOOOOOOVED the Famous Five books many, many, many moons ago!
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Post by: cookie1 on February 07, 2013, 11:25:26 am
Yes I loved Famous Five too. I didn't enjoy Secret Seven anywhere near as much.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on February 07, 2013, 11:27:27 am
I loved them too Kezza and I was really disappointed that none of my 4 kids got into Enid Blyton when they were young.
I loved the Nancy Drew books too but Enid Blyton was my favourite  :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 07, 2013, 01:18:22 pm
I still wish there was a magic faraway tree...
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Post by: meganjane on February 07, 2013, 01:24:13 pm
I still wish there was a magic faraway tree...

Me too!!

I adored the Famous Five books. Mum told me that she let me pack once when we were going away. She forgot to check my case and when we got there, all I had packed were my Famous Five books and my bathers!!
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Post by: Mama Fergie on February 07, 2013, 01:36:03 pm
Hello my Australian reading friends (and those elsewhere if you are so inclined)!
When was the last time you read a book by an Australian woman writer?  Interested in righting a nasty gender bias against them in this country?
http://www.lambsearsandhoney.com/2013/02/the-australian-women-writers-challenge/

I recently read Bridie's Choice by Karly Lane and thoroughly enjoyed it. Like cookie I enjoy  Liz Byrski, Monica  McInernay and Rachael Johns. I have Man Drought on my must read list.
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 07, 2013, 09:19:06 pm
I loved them too Kezza and I was really disappointed that none of my 4 kids got into Enid Blyton when they were young.
I loved the Nancy Drew books too but Enid Blyton was my favourite  :D

I lived for Nancy Drew!

Gert
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Post by: jo_nz on February 07, 2013, 09:41:16 pm
I'm reading Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary to DS at the moment, and then next up is apparently Charlotte's Web  ;D

For myself I'm reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and enjoying it - I clearly still love kids books.
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Post by: Amanda on February 07, 2013, 09:57:21 pm
Just finished Wallace Stegner's "Crossing to Safety" as recommended by Charlotte Wood on the ABC book club show last year.  A wonderfully written book with a remarkable rhythm to it. Much recommended.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 07, 2013, 11:43:14 pm
with a remarkable rhythm to it.


I like this description and know exactly what you mean.
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Post by: kezza on February 08, 2013, 09:26:46 am
Have started latest bookclub book "The god in the ink" by Kathryn Lomer.  This is the first novel from a poet who was born in Tasmania.  I am nearly half way through it and loving it.  Beautifully written and very Australian.  The book is still working it's way up to the reason behind it's title.
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Post by: deedub on February 14, 2013, 03:27:16 am
I've just finished 'The Mother's Group' by Fiona Higgins. Took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but a good read in the end. Now I've started 'The Pursuit of Love' by Nancy Mitford, just for something completely different!
I've also downloaded Gone Girl - has anyone read this? Got some good reviews...
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 14, 2013, 06:46:39 am
I've just finished 'The Mother's Group' by Fiona Higgins. Took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but a good read in the end. Now I've started 'The Pursuit of Love' by Nancy Mitford, just for something completely different!
I've also downloaded Gone Girl - has anyone read this? Got some good reviews...

Love Nancy Mitford. Loved Gone Girl. I used to. Live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and was once in a Mothers Group so I think I will pass!! Lol.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on February 14, 2013, 09:02:18 am
I went and listened to Rachael Johns speak the other night. She writes the country romance genre. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her. It took her 15 years to get published. She started with Mills and Boon but couldn't come up to their strict rules. She has just published her new book 'Man Drought'.
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Post by: achookwoman on February 14, 2013, 09:53:05 am
Nice to see so much variety here.  i have been avoiding this thread because there are only so many hours in the day, ( and night). >:(
I love to read.  Have just read Pentecost by JF Penn,  not good enough to spend time on.  Bought a new Author on the iPad through KOBO.  Gillian Galbraith,  Blood In The Water., Like her style so have bought 3 more for less then $9.  Find this hard to believe.  I like Murder Mysteries,  but will not read any that deal with children.  Also was told to buy, Miss garnet's Angel by  Salley Vickers.  Looking forward to this.
I am trying to load up my iPad for when we go OS but i keep reading the ones i am trying to save. :-))
 DH and I give each other book vouchers to Readings in Carlton for Birthdays and Xmas ,  Bought Jo Nesbo and have been reading Henning Mankell, Peter Corris, and Maureen Ash. 
better go and get on with my reading ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on February 14, 2013, 10:21:41 am
I love Jo Nesbo. Have you tried Camilla Lackberg? Hers are very good too.
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Post by: kezza on February 14, 2013, 11:13:23 am
Recently finished "The Leopard" by Jo Nesbo.  Thought it was terrific. 
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Post by: achookwoman on February 14, 2013, 11:25:23 am
I love Jo Nesbo. Have you tried Camilla Lackberg? Hers are very good too.
Thanks Cookie,  another one to the list.

Kezza, we were in Scandinavia 2 years ago,  so really enjoy his books.  
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on February 14, 2013, 11:58:26 am
I am reading the Miranda Hart Is it just me? Laugh out loud stuff, have to remember to control myself when on public transport!!! I'm sure Miranda would just say go for it !,,
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 14, 2013, 08:47:06 pm
For those who have an eqreader. This is free today.  http://www.amazon.com/Wired-Douglas-E-Richards/dp/0982618492/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

Good read for free.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on February 14, 2013, 10:16:10 pm
Yesterday I finished reading "Consider the Fork" a history of the tools we use to cook and eat. It starts of with fire and wooden spoons and ends up with modern kitchens. A fascinating read.
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 14, 2013, 10:23:58 pm
I have  looked at it before so this time I put it on my wish list.

I have also just received my program for the writers festival Amanda.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on February 15, 2013, 10:51:57 am
Looking forward to meeting you here Gert!
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 27, 2013, 09:56:22 pm
Just finished You Aren't,t What You Eat : fed up,with gastroculture. By Steven Poole. Looking forward to seeing him at the Writers Festival in Adelaide. Packing my bag.

On to Table Talk by A A Gill. Good plane reading.

Gert

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Post by: Wonder on February 27, 2013, 11:42:34 pm
Gert - missed the Wired book for free  :(
Deedub, I'm reading Gone Girl at the moment but I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.
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Post by: Jude59 on February 27, 2013, 11:55:29 pm
It wasnt until half way through that I started to get Gone Girl.  I have to say that I did wonder if I was goint to continue with it.  In the end I would say it was worth the read.
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Post by: deedub on February 27, 2013, 11:59:27 pm
I'm about half way through Gone Girl and I'm totally sucked in! Very clever the way the characters and plot are unfolding - it did take me a while to get into it as well though.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 28, 2013, 12:01:50 am
I'm halfway through ATM
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Post by: cookie1 on February 28, 2013, 12:27:45 am
I am ploughing my way through my book club book at the moment. The Blind Man of Seville, by Robert Wilson. It is taking me a while to read. I keep thinking I will give up but then things improve.
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Post by: meganjane on February 28, 2013, 12:56:41 am
I've just finished ML Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, set in Augusta, WA in the 1930's. Great read, well written with beautiful descriptive language, something I don't always notice.

Now reading a random one Bloody Mary by LA Konrath. There's a series of these.

I've noted down all the recommendations and will be checking them out soon!
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 28, 2013, 01:33:27 am
M L Stedman is one of the authors I want to hear in Adelaide. Loved that book  Megan. beautifully written.  Unfortunately she is on the same time as Edward St Aubyn so I  will be walking between east and west stages as fast as I can every few minutes!

Gert
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Post by: JulieO on February 28, 2013, 02:52:38 am
I have just started Gone Girl too, only into the second chapter and am finding my attention wandering, so I will keep going as it sounds like it gets better.

Before that I read Jonathan Kellerman's new one 'Guilt' which I enjoyed.  Have read all his books and have enjoyed each of them.  :)
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Post by: Droverjess on February 28, 2013, 07:59:10 pm
Started the second SS book today
My animals and other family by Clare Balding.
It's good so far.
Xx
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Post by: Gertbysea on February 28, 2013, 08:24:59 pm
About to leave for the airport  on my ay to the Writers Festival.

Grrt
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Post by: Emme on February 28, 2013, 08:33:53 pm
Have a great trip Gert, and hope you enjoy the Festival

Marie
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Post by: judydawn on February 28, 2013, 11:23:38 pm
Hope all goes to plan Gretchen, enjoy your break - we are putting on some pretty good weather for you over the next few days, nights may be coolish though.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on March 01, 2013, 04:51:14 pm
About to leave for the airport  on my ay to the Writers Festival.

Grrt
Have a great time Gert at the Festival :)
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Post by: obbie on March 01, 2013, 07:03:40 pm
Have fun Gert.
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Post by: Droverjess on March 02, 2013, 11:10:21 am
Have a lovely time Gert.  :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 02, 2013, 08:02:39 pm
I love Adelaide. Such a beautiful city  and very welcoming weather to visit the writers festival. The Pioneer Women's  Memorial Park  is located near Government House. This small park is ideal for  the well planned and executed outside event with lovely trees spreading their branches  to provide shade. There are two stages within cooee of each other where an author or two along with an interviewer sit with an excellent sound system allowing all the attendees to hear clearly. The setting seems intimate and friendly to all us book readers who sit in comfortable chairs .

The sessions are timed at  45 minutes and you are free to move from on stage to another. The authors  talk about their books, why and sometimes how they  came to write them and  in some cases the authors may talk about the process of writing.  For a reader I find it fascinating but  painful to hear this. Seems be agony and ecstasy  for most . The sessions run from 0930 to 1700.

Just a short stroll from the stages there is a huge airy tent with a well set up and displayed book shop where you can purchase all the books by the authors albeit at publishers prices,  which sadly,  I find pricey. But hey that is Australia and once again I rail at the government  allowing Australian publishers to manipulate the parallel importing laws regarding books. A the door of the book shop tent the authors can sit and sign copies  of their books

After buying your books you can wander next door to the  food tent which is an immaculately set up  canteen  with three baristas  doing their thing with super coffee machines.. Chefs are in the kitchen area preparing sandwiches, salads, crudités, kransky, meatballs with rich tomato sauce, Vietnamese spring rolls with dipping sauce and other delights. There is wine and beer available as well as gluten free snacks and sugary cookies. You are free to take it all back to your chairs while,listening or enjoy a glass or two while sitting at tables in the shade next to the tent.

Amanda and I meet and greet but we are anxious to get  back to our chosen authors and there is little time to have a chat. Maybe today. Two of my authors are on at the same time and I am conflicted which to see. Will it be ML Stedman  or the the hilarious Steven Pool?

It seems I will not be able to get away to see Judy this time due to my guest  status and obligations it entails but I will give her a call when at the festival if I can tear myself away. There is little time for socialising  and scant time between session but I will not complain as it is all wonderful fun and all for Free. Thank you Adelaide

Cheers from Gert in heaven.
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Post by: Frozzie on March 02, 2013, 08:39:57 pm
Sounds lovely gert... Hope your having a lovely time 😊
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Post by: courton on March 02, 2013, 08:55:05 pm
Loved stedman's book. Would love to find out more about her.
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Post by: Emme on March 02, 2013, 09:51:44 pm
Gert, sounds like a great place to be.  Have fun and enjoy the festival 

Marie
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Post by: judydawn on March 02, 2013, 10:24:55 pm
So great to hear you are having a lovely time Gretchen.  I almost missed your posting as I generally don't read this thread.  It sounds as if you are having a great time, glad you caught up with Amanda even if only for a short time.  As I am not a reader, you made what I thought would be a very boring festival sound very interesting and I'm glad our fair city is turning it on for you.  With the Clipsal 500 happening at the same time, let's hope the roar of the racing cars are not drowning out the speakers.  It must be pretty chaotic in the city with this race, the Fringe Festival and the Writers' Festival all taking place at the same time.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 02, 2013, 10:42:59 pm
Yes Judy unfortunately we had the roar of the engines, a horrendous fly by by 10000  jetsor maybe it was two. There were sirens and helicopters , wedding bells nd birds. Usually it is only birds.

Here now and it Is filling up.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on March 03, 2013, 03:35:16 am
Gert that sounds so perfect. I am glad you are enjoying it, I am quite jealous.
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Post by: Amanda on March 03, 2013, 10:19:19 am
I spent a few hours at Writers Week this morning, but missed Gretchen.  It is all very closely timed so unless our preferences collide and we are sitting together it can get tricky to meet up.

Gretchen - Steven Poole was amusing , but simplistic and very shallow. I think he's a one trick pony who's just picked a popular topic.  His argument doesn't really go past " they are all food snobs and wankers".  Quite disappointing - I had hoped for more insight and intellectual rigour.

I'll be there all day tomorrow - hopefully we can catch up.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 03, 2013, 10:50:03 am
I spent a few hours at Writers Week this morning, but missed Gretchen.  It is all very closely timed so unless our preferences collide and we are sitting together it can get tricky to meet up.

Gretchen - Steven Poole was amusing , but simplistic and very shallow. I think he's a one trick pony who's just picked a popular topic.  His argument doesn't really go past " they are all food snobs and wankers".  Quite disappointing - I had hoped for more insight and intellectual rigour.

I'll be there all day tomorrow - hopefully we can catch up.

We were having that same discussion about Steven Poole.The book is  old and  amusing but he  has been dining out on it for years..

I did injoy Edward St Aubyn.

We are doing "family  stuff" tomorrow but will be there Tues morning. Got the last three tickets for the play  One ManTwo Governors  on Tues night.

Was a glorious day today.

Gert

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Post by: Amanda on March 03, 2013, 10:56:58 am
I spent a few hours at Writers Week this morning, but missed Gretchen.  It is all very closely timed so unless our preferences collide and we are sitting together it can get tricky to meet up.

Gretchen - Steven Poole was amusing , but simplistic and very shallow. I think he's a one trick pony who's just picked a popular topic.  His argument doesn't really go past " they are all food snobs and wankers".  Quite disappointing - I had hoped for more insight and intellectual rigour.

I'll be there all day tomorrow - hopefully we can catch up.

We were having that same discussion about Steven Poole.The book is  old and  amusing but he  has been dining out on it for years..

I did injoy Edward St Aubyn.

We are doing "family  stuff" tomorrow but will be there Tues morning. Got the last three tickets for the play  One ManTwo Governors  on Tues night.

Was a glorious day today.

Gert



We saw One Man Two Guvnors this afternoon and my face is still aching from laughing.  It is fabulous - great cast, great timing great theatre.  You'll love it!
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Post by: cookie1 on March 03, 2013, 11:01:41 am
You two ladies are a beautiful advertisement for the Adelaide Writers' Festival.
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Post by: obbie on March 04, 2013, 02:37:15 am
Have fun Gert.. :)
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Post by: dhitri on March 04, 2013, 08:53:42 am
I've recently read Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver... Fantastic read. The story and character really spoke to me. I wrote a review on goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/524638548 do check it out ;-)
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Post by: deedub on March 04, 2013, 11:33:12 am
I finished Gone Girl yesterday, really enjoyed it but need something a bit lighter now! Started "How it All Began" by Penelope Lively, seems promising.
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Post by: courton on March 12, 2013, 12:31:22 am
I am halfway through Marina Endicott's Good to a fault. Thoroughly recommend it. Enjoyable read and thought provoking as well. Check it out!
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Post by: cookie1 on March 12, 2013, 08:56:28 am
I've just started the new Camilla Lackberg.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 12, 2013, 09:56:13 am
I have been so busy downsizing I have not had much time to read so I am still on my AA Gill which is hilarious but have Amanda's  Bee Wilson and the second book of Edward St Aubyn lined up.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on March 12, 2013, 10:08:18 am
Gert - it was a shame we never caught up again during Writers Week - hope you had a great time.
I'm halfway through De Courcy's The Fishing Fleet - it's fascinating, but a little repetitive.
How is the St. Aubyn?  My friend tells me the family in the books (basically his family) is quite toxic.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 12, 2013, 10:59:09 am
Finished Gone Girl, and am 3/4 of the way thru "The unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry" which is very light but thoroughly enjoyable.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 12, 2013, 11:17:46 am
Gert - it was a shame we never caught up again during Writers Week - hope you had a great time.
I'm halfway through De Courcy's The Fishing Fleet - it's fascinating, but a little repetitive.
How is the St. Aubyn?  My friend tells me the family in the books (basically his family) is quite toxic.

Did you hear him? Very interesting interview. Toxic would be an understatement. Yes he confessed the Melrose family was based on his. British Aristocracy.OMG ! 

Everything was out of my control so just did as I was told and was a cooperative guest!

We can let loose at the forum fest !

You must read the first of St Aubyn's  book to be hooked . Not for everyone but fascinating none the less. Kathy Lette was there with someone who knew him well according to me and the kissy facing going on.

I wonder if Steven Poole is a "Johnny One Note"? He went on and ..........on. Loved Fuchsia. ??. Brilliant . I felt some of the  interviewers were a bit self important but goes with the territory. Had lots of interesting and intelligent conversations with other book lovers.

Adelaide did it self proud . Wonderful experience. So civilised. Adelaide Rocks!

I have been invited back as a guest next year but wonder if I can get there and stay in town by myself without causing offence. Tricky. I would have loved taking in more of the  festival.

Gert


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Post by: mcmich on March 12, 2013, 07:01:03 pm
Just finished Love Anthony by Lisa Genova. I enjoyed it very much. I probably should have had break and read something by a different author as I read three Lisa Genova novels in a row.
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Post by: Jude59 on March 12, 2013, 10:28:26 pm
Just finished The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.  Was a great book. Haven't read any of hers before and will be reading another definitely.
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Post by: jo_nz on March 12, 2013, 10:39:30 pm
I'm not doing too well with reading Gone Girl... I seem to be more into "lighter" reads at the moment.

I've just read The Birth House by Ami Mckay, and The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner, both of which I enjoyed.
I'm now reading When We Wake by Karen Healey which is a young adult novel set in future-Melbourne. 
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 12, 2013, 11:38:04 pm
I am reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.
I am really enjoying it and have always  loved her style of writing.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 13, 2013, 01:07:43 am
DD has just finished that MF and given it to me to read. She enjoyed it too.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 13, 2013, 01:16:29 am
Glad to hear your DD enjoyed it cookie.
 I really like Jodi Picoult  but have had a break as had read too many. I think you can overkill on an author but I love her writing and her research is amazing.
I think you will enjoy this one too.  :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 13, 2013, 02:42:53 pm
Finished my book and realised I haven't downloaded a spare back up, will have a look here for a suggestion. If I wake up in the middle of the night I will be lost without a book  :-[
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 13, 2013, 08:47:07 pm
Finished my book and realised I haven't downloaded a spare back up, will have a look here for a suggestion. If I wake up in the middle of the night I will be lost without a book  :-[

OMG NO BACKUP!!!!!

How about this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Year-Old-Climbed-Window-Disappeared-ebook/dp/B009EHDU7U/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1363207527&sr=1-1-catcorr

Haven't read it yet but love the title.

Gert
 
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Post by: jo_nz on March 13, 2013, 09:03:36 pm
I've got that 100yr old man one on my 'maybe' list too - anyone read it? 

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 13, 2013, 11:31:54 pm
I've got that one in paperback as it wasn't available as an ebook a couple of months back. Problem is a) its a paperback and I love that the of reading now     And b) I was about halfway thru when I had to start anther book and I find it hard going back. It's the art f book tho that I haven forgotten what was going on.

I downloaded "jack of diamonds" but I have to re read the first chapter cos I've read it as a sample ages ago and I haven't checked my account to see if I've previously read it. Don't like reading the same book twice.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 14, 2013, 05:54:18 am
CP that is awful. It won't happen to me as I have about 100 unread books on my ereader. Can't resist buying them. Which reminds me as soon as the storm passes I must go and download the new Lisa Gardner.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 14, 2013, 08:30:20 am
I love Bryce Courtneys books. Have checked my Amazon account and haven't downloaded it previously so thats great. Oops just had another thought, I had better check my iCloud on my iPad cos I could've downloaded it from somewhere else...
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Post by: cookie1 on March 14, 2013, 09:19:09 am
I thought I was the only person who did things like that.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 14, 2013, 09:41:29 am
I keep buying books and downloading freebies  and can't seem to stop. Every time someone recommends one I have to have it. I better stop looking at this thread!

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 14, 2013, 10:56:50 am
The first chapter is really long so there is a lot to re-read. Think I can go ahead and read on without worrying that I've read it before. I've seen the new paperwhite in Dick Smith for $169
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Post by: KerrynN on March 16, 2013, 01:04:01 am
I've recently read The Descendants, The Thief Lord (for young teens), The Secrets Between Us, and The Life of Pi. Enjoyed them all. Currently reading Wool, which will be followed by A Discovery of Witches.

Thanks to those who recommended Jack Reacher - hubby very much enjoying his Christmas present of the 1st four.
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Post by: courton on March 16, 2013, 06:32:06 am
Currently enjoying Two brothers by Ben Elton - has anybody else read it?
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Post by: cookie1 on March 16, 2013, 08:01:04 am
This weeks free iBook is a science fiction if anyone is interested. Just go to the iBook store.
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Post by: Wonder on March 16, 2013, 10:27:11 am
Finally finished Gone Girl, thought it was quite good inthe end but not the thriller I thought it was going to be.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 16, 2013, 01:36:52 pm
I have to say I was a bit disappointed in Gone Girl Wonder. It was okay but didn't live up to expectations and very slow at the beginning.
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Post by: Emme on March 16, 2013, 07:59:13 pm
I too struggled with Gone Girl,  found it very hard going.

Marie
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 16, 2013, 08:42:41 pm
Cookie, what is the URL for the iBook store?

I've just finished Practical Jean, I couldn't get into it on my first try (only read a chapter or two and gave up on it), but enjoyed it this time.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 17, 2013, 12:10:44 am
Just finished "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes. loved it. It's been such a long time since I've had that painful lump in my throat where its just so, so sad. Highly recommended.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 17, 2013, 12:37:16 am
I loved that book CP and have a couple more of her books on my kindle waiting to be read.
I know what you mean about the lump in the throat as it is a very emotional book. I would highly recommend it too. It was recommended on this thread awhile ago which is why I read it
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Post by: Amanda on March 17, 2013, 02:54:07 am
Finished my book and realised I haven't downloaded a spare back up, will have a look here for a suggestion. If I wake up in the middle of the night I will be lost without a book  :-[

OMG NO BACKUP!!!!!

How about this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Year-Old-Climbed-Window-Disappeared-ebook/dp/B009EHDU7U/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1363207527&sr=1-1-catcorr

Haven't read it yet but love the title.

Gert
 

I've got that one on my wishlist, Gretchen - I suppose I'll just have to go and put it on the Kindle now, to join the other 7-8 unread books there!

I've just finished Anne de Courcy's "The Fishing Fleet".  I saw her at Writers Week and loved her talk about the husband-hunters who were sent out to British India by the boat-loads!

Gretchen - have you joined on Good Reads yet? If so I need to find you and "friend" you so we can check out each other's reading lists.

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Post by: Gertbysea on March 17, 2013, 03:20:04 am
BWaaaaaa I missed her.

Yes I did join the good Reads but have not been back there since. Don't even low what name I used. I am hopeless , was it a app or web site? Oh bugger I dis get email recently. I'll check

I am reading  Joanna Trollope's  The Soldiers  Wife  before moving on the St Aubyn's second in the Melrose series.  I still have not read  Consider the Fork . So many books so little time.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 17, 2013, 03:25:56 am
Amanda here I am

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17025373

Gert

I must download"White Truffles in Wnter" have you read it?
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Post by: cookie1 on March 17, 2013, 05:15:02 am
Marina, this is what I do. I'm not sure if it will help you. I use the iPad and I have iBooks as an app. I click on iBooks, tap store and a heap of books to buy comes up. One has free in the corner. This week it is on the left and not far down. Just tap that and it will download for you into your iBook library.
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Post by: Amanda on March 17, 2013, 06:10:25 am
Amanda here I am

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17025373

Gert

I must download"White Truffles in Wnter" have you read it?


I read the first 50 pages of White Truffles, then gave it the flick.  I was not engaged at all by the style of writing and was a bit frustrated by it.  It seems that Escoffier had a fascinating life - so I can't work out why it wasn't worth a biography rather than a novel.

Once upon a time I ALWAYS finished any book I started, but I'm too old now and am running out of time.  If it's not working for me, I move on to the next one.

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Post by: Gertbysea on March 17, 2013, 06:19:15 am
I agree. I might then just get the free sample first .

Gert
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Post by: Delightful Den on March 17, 2013, 10:17:39 am
I've just started 1356 by Bernard Cornwall. It is set around one of the major battles in the 100 year war. It should be good if it is anything like his other books
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Post by: jo_nz on March 20, 2013, 11:58:17 pm
FINALLY finished Practical Jean.  I didn't really get hooked until just after halfway through, so took a while, but the last half went very quickly  :)

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 21, 2013, 01:56:23 am
Just started The Housemaids Daughter. Quite liking it so far.
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Post by: deedub on March 21, 2013, 03:21:22 am
I'm reading The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg - I downloaded it because Cookie mentioned the author a few times, and I'm really enjoying it, so thanks Cookie!
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Post by: mcmich on March 21, 2013, 04:24:54 am
Just started A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. It's an older release that I was lent by a work mate and I'm really enjoying it. Like that it is based on a true story and the village is still there.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 21, 2013, 08:36:51 am
Glad you are enjoying it deedub. I've just finished her latest one, another good read.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 21, 2013, 01:05:35 pm
I have just got home from listening to Katie Fforde speak at the Canning Bridge library. She was quite interesting. The silly taxi driver took her to Cambridge Library first. Over the other side of the river !
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 22, 2013, 01:18:32 am
I have just started the Long Goodbye a Memoir of Grief by Meghan O'Rourke. A very emotional book and very well written.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 22, 2013, 09:30:44 am
I have been burdened with the arrival of two massive issues of Vanity Fair and one of Delicious so have been a bit behind. I can't read mags at night so took myself off to a bubble bath with my Kindle a G & T and got stuck into Consider the Fork. Oh boy, I was there until the bubbles disappeared, the water was cold and the  G & T was no more. Loving it . We would all love it. A real "our kind of book". Thank you Amanda  x  100.

I wanna be in Adelaide for the Food Fest! BWAAAAAAAA!

Gert

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Post by: Amanda on March 22, 2013, 09:50:21 am
You're welcome Gretchen - it is a great read.
Have you read "Extra Virginity" by Tom Mueller - it's all about olive oil. You'll never take it for granted again after reading that book!
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 22, 2013, 10:00:28 am
Ah shucks I have so many to read Amanda. I really wanna get started on St Aubyn's second book book. What to do?  Bugger I will put it on my wish list!

I have hardly been cooking with so much to read.

Gert

PS just checked and not on Kindle  so will look for a paper back .
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Post by: Amanda on March 22, 2013, 10:07:42 am
Oops - sorry!
I'd better not suggest any more then.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 22, 2013, 10:20:33 am
Reading is better than any occupation I can think of Amanda.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on March 22, 2013, 11:18:45 am
Reading is better than any occupation I can think of Amanda.

Gert

Agreed.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 22, 2013, 11:24:44 am
Ditto   ;D
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Post by: deedub on March 24, 2013, 06:23:24 am
I've finished The Ice Princess and just downloaded the 2nd book in the series, but might read something else first. After reading an article in the paper about Game of Thrones, I've put the 1st book on my wish list, but not sure I wanna go there. I don't mind fantasy occasionally but this seems like pretty heavy going - anyone read the books?
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Post by: SuzieG on March 24, 2013, 09:22:58 am
Deedub I devoured first book in the Game of thrones series, have started the second.  I then started watching the TV series warning its a bit graphic (lots of boobs). I've found the second one harder going. I don't ever read fantasy, so it was something totally different for me.
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Post by: jakodai on March 24, 2013, 10:42:43 am
I haven't read a book I think since before DS was born! He's 3 now... lol.

I'm going to start reading James Patterson's 11th Hour. I'm a sucker for basically all of his books!
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Post by: cookie1 on March 24, 2013, 11:12:50 am
Enjoy it.
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Post by: mcmich on March 24, 2013, 05:53:18 pm
Who is the author of "Consider The Fork"? I would like to reserve it at the library.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on March 24, 2013, 05:58:38 pm
Just Googled it, Bee Wilson Michele  ;) ;D
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Post by: mcmich on March 24, 2013, 06:20:38 pm
Thanks CC  :D
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Post by: mcmich on March 24, 2013, 06:46:03 pm
Just tried to reserve Consider the Fork and not one library in Lake Macquarie has it. I'm not buying anymore more books now and don't have a kindle so will have to suggest the library get it in.  :)
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Post by: Emme on March 24, 2013, 09:40:49 pm
Reading is better than any occupation I can think of Amanda.

Gert
Agree Gert  ;D

Thanks to all who are recommending books, please keep them coming  ;D

Marie
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Post by: Amanda on March 25, 2013, 12:30:55 am
I've just finished reading "Watching the Dark" by Peter Robinson - just a murder mystery, but just what I wanted!
Have now begun Jessie Blackadder's "Chasing the Light" - a novel about the first women in Antarctica and part of my commitment for the Australian Women's Writers challenge. Actually, I'd probably read it just because of her name - it's fabulous!
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Post by: Jude59 on March 25, 2013, 12:49:46 am
I've just finished  Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner.  Was a good story.
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Post by: deedub on March 25, 2013, 08:31:22 am
Didn't download Game of Thrones, starting reading The Book Thief instead, already had it on my kindle. Enjoying it so far.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 25, 2013, 08:46:09 am
That's it I'm going to down load Touch and Go. I've been watching it for a while. Thanks Jude59.
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Post by: Jude59 on March 25, 2013, 09:42:15 pm
Haha.  Glad to be an enabler :) it was an easy and light read but enjoyable and quite surprising in places :)
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Post by: jo_nz on March 26, 2013, 12:44:49 am
I'm trying to cut down my book spending, so it's library books for me...(spent all my book money on kids books!  :D )
Finally reading "One for the money" by Janet Evanovich - the series was recommended to me many moons ago, but never saw the first one one the shelves until now. 

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Post by: cookie1 on March 26, 2013, 07:55:11 am
My cookbook addiction has spread to all other books. It happened on the day I was given my first pocket money I think. I must have spent a million dollars over the years on books. Once I have read them I hand them on.  The ereader has stopped that.
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Post by: jo_nz on March 26, 2013, 09:59:24 am
That is probably my least favourite part of the ereader - not being able to share. 
Mum and I got the same reader so we do at least still swap (although that's kinda a one way street - she's not that computer savvy, so only buys books when I am there to do the purchasing & downloading for her  :D )

My other issue is it going flat in the middle of reading!  It doesn't happen too often, but when it does...  >:(
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 26, 2013, 10:41:25 am
I am the same cookie and remember using my pocket money to buy Nancy Drew books and the Famous Five series. I always passed on my books too but now share my kindle account  with my 2 DD's, DH , DIL, SIL and GD so I think we get our money's worth and a great variety of books.
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Post by: Delightful Den on March 26, 2013, 10:55:28 am
I am reading 1356 by Bernard Cornwell. It is set in France during the 100 year war.  I am really enjoying it.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on March 26, 2013, 11:00:14 am
I am reading 1356 by Bernard Cornwell. It is set in France during the 100 year war.  I am really enjoying it.
I enjoyed Agincourt by him DD.
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Post by: Delightful Den on March 26, 2013, 11:57:03 am
I enjoyed Agincourt too. CC. Though I didn't read it, DW and I listened to it while driving over summer.

I have also enjoyed some of the Sharpe books and the Starbuck series by Cornwell.
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Post by: mcmich on March 26, 2013, 06:27:31 pm
I am the same cookie and remember using my pocket money to buy Nancy Drew books and the Famous Five series. I always passed on my books too but now share my kindle account  with my 2 DD's, DH , DIL, SIL and GD so I think we get our money's worth and a great variety of books.

Loved Nancy Drew and the Famous Five. I only have about a dozen books now, have passed all the rest on. Only borrow books from the library now or buy them very cheaply at garage sales or op shops and then donate them back if no else is interested in them. It is frustrating though when the library doesn't carry a tittle you want.
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Post by: JulieO on March 27, 2013, 03:33:52 am
As I child I loved the Secret Seven books.  I can remember as a young girl in England, my mum would take me into town to pick up the new book out, I so treasured those books.  I was so sad to have to leave them behind when we moved to Australia.  :-\
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Post by: Jude59 on March 27, 2013, 09:14:53 am
I just loved secret seven and famous five too.  And Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were  favorites too. Then as I got older alistair McLean.  My friend Flicka and all the thunderhead sequels, cs Lewis..... Etc etc. such wonderful entrancing worlds.  Really looking forward to encouraging the grandchildren.  Oldest are 6 so still young but ehen they stay we read them The Naughtiest Girl books and Famous Five.  One of our six year olds is reading "chapter boos" and loves them.  So pleased. Can't wait to start reding the William books to them as we'll :) (Richard Crompton) - so funny. 
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Post by: deedub on March 28, 2013, 12:48:40 am
I recently read the first 'naughtiest girl' book to the kids (I was so excited when they chose it!) and just had to order the others in the series so we can read them as well. Love that I get to re-visit my childhood favourites! I also ordered 'What Katy Did' - another one of my old favourites, hopefully the kids will like that too.
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Post by: jo_nz on March 28, 2013, 03:39:03 am
DS is starting to like being read chapter books now - so I get to revisit some old favourites too.  At the moment it's Charlotte's Web here.  Probably not one of my most favourites, but my niece & nephew borrowed my Narnia series.  Maybe we will try the first Harry Potter soon.  ;D
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Post by: jakodai on March 28, 2013, 11:08:04 am
Oooh, Jo - that sounds exciting! How old is she? I always loved reading as a child - I remember there was one book that I started reading over the school holidays that I loved that much I read it in a day and a half. I really want DS to enjoy reading as much as I did, and still do. He's on the right track - he loves having books read to him - but what 3 year old doesn't, right?  :D  How old is your daughter?
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 28, 2013, 01:37:09 pm
jo_nz you just brought back memories of my DD who was obsessed by charlottes web. Wasn't my favourite either but  she loved it and she is now 35 lol. Sadly none of my girls liked Enid Blyton and I tried soooo hard to encourage them.... I guess time moves on and that's what makes the world go around
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Post by: Delightful Den on March 28, 2013, 02:04:53 pm
My DD (the eldest) loves Enid Blyton.  She read and re-read all the Famous Five and Secret Seven. She still loves them at 28 only now she is trying to collect first editions.

When the girls were little they used to play famous five with their 3 friends from down the road.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 28, 2013, 02:10:38 pm
Den none of my kids were particularly  interested in Enid Blyton much to my disappointment. It wasn't for the lack of trying but I guess each to their own and 3 out of four are avid readers and the other one getting there even although she is 35 lol  ;)
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Post by: Amanda on March 28, 2013, 10:16:03 pm
anyone else using Good Reads?
I hear that Amazon have just bought them.  Not sure I'm all that happy about this - seems like Amazon is trying to own reading.  :( >:(
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 28, 2013, 11:53:28 pm
Just started reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.
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Post by: courton on March 29, 2013, 12:13:13 am
Amanda, am a member but found their yearly popular recommendations "not quite there" for me...
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Post by: cookie1 on March 29, 2013, 11:28:43 am
anyone else using Good Reads?
I hear that Amazon have just bought them.  Not sure I'm all that happy about this - seems like Amazon is trying to own reading.  :( >:(

Yes DD uses it. She mentioned today that Amazon had bought it.

I have just started my book club book. Fields of Gold by Fiona McIntosh. I am enjoying it.
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Post by: Jude59 on March 29, 2013, 11:18:58 pm
Just bought the new Harlan Coben book  Six Years.  Sounds good :)
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Post by: Mama Fergie on March 29, 2013, 11:53:48 pm
I always enjoy Harlem Coben Jude. My DH is reading Six Years at the moment and really enjoying it.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on March 30, 2013, 09:02:32 am
I finally got around to reading one of Camilla Lackburg'sbooks, and enjoyed to so much, I started another of her books - The Stonecutter. However, I have not been able to find it since I returned from Sydney. I have this sinking feeling that I may have left it on the plane:(
I will have to search our local libraries to see if I can find it as I really want to find out what happens!
I have strutted another book, but it's. to grabbing me, so I might try my new book club book - The  Coffee Trader.
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Post by: Amanda on April 02, 2013, 07:46:56 am
I finished A.A. Gill's "table Talk" today.  Very funny writing - witty and acerbic - which had me laughing out loud in parts, but not really the thing for an absorbing read. More of a book for dipping in and out of for entertainment.

So many books on the bedside table and Kindle that I'm having trouble deciding what to read next.
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 02, 2013, 07:58:15 am
Loved that book. I had a lot of belly laughs.  I am STILL reading Consider the Fork as I have had lots of other stuff to catch up,on. Then I am on to another St Aubyn's and then something light. So many books so little time!

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on April 02, 2013, 08:05:17 am
Wish Lake Macquarie library had Consider the Fork. Still reading A Year Of Wonders - marvellous true story about an English village that averted the plague.
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Post by: Amanda on April 02, 2013, 08:07:31 am
Wish Lake Macquarie library had Consider the Fork. Still reading A Year Of Wonders - marvellous true story about an English village that averted the plague.

Actually, it's more "true-ish".
It's a novel loosely based around the history of that village.
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Post by: mcmich on April 02, 2013, 08:14:09 am
Really Amanda - it's only true-ish??
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Post by: mcmich on April 02, 2013, 08:15:15 am
I love it too because she is an Aussie writer.
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Post by: Amanda on April 02, 2013, 08:27:29 am
Yes - not completely factual.

The Derbyshire village of Eyam did quarantine itself during the plague, but the characters and story are fictional. 
I always enjoy Geraldine Brooks writing too, but usually get disappointed in her endings - she often seems to lose it a bit at the end.
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Post by: mcmich on April 02, 2013, 08:33:19 am
I loved People of the Book.
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Post by: courton on April 02, 2013, 08:38:21 am
Just finished Sebastian Barry's Canaan's Side...lovely book. Recommend it.
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Post by: Amanda on April 02, 2013, 08:42:40 am
Just finished Sebastian Barry's Canaan's Side...lovely book. Recommend it.

I adore his writing - it's so lyrical.  That was a great book.

I loved The People of the Book too, but I hated the ending - it was too trite and almost a bit rushed. Like she got tired of it and just wanted to finish the book.
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Post by: jakodai on April 03, 2013, 04:28:55 am
I have strutted another book, but it's. to grabbing me, so I might try my new book club book - The  Coffee Trader.

EmeraldSue, you inspired me to look for a book club in my area, and I joined one! Very exciting (and kind of a big deal for me - I'm a little on the anti-social side, groups of people make me anxious). The first meeting is on the 30th of April, and we're reading "Ada's Rules" by Alice Randall.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 03, 2013, 09:25:35 am
Jakodai I am sure you will enjoy it. The one I attend is fun. The ladies are all really friendly and respect your opinion of the book.
I m sure yours will be too, if not join another.
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Post by: jakodai on April 03, 2013, 10:16:48 am
The reviews from people who have been to the meetings have been good, so that's a good start. And this particular club is one that started in London, and then other 'chapters' have been started around the world. I'm excited, so that's a good start. :D
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Post by: cookie1 on April 03, 2013, 12:12:55 pm
It sounds great.
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Post by: Delightful Den on April 03, 2013, 03:39:15 pm
Wish Lake Macquarie library had Consider the Fork. Still reading A Year Of Wonders - marvellous true story about an English village that averted the plague.

I've read this one Michelle it is a good book. It really makes you appreciate modern medicine and hygiene. Also the sacrifice that village made to prevent the spread of the plague.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on April 06, 2013, 11:25:02 am
Jackodai, I hope you enjoy yourself st book club. I've read books that I wouldn't have chosen for myself - some have been great, and others not so much. However, it's interesting to hear how others react to the same books, and often we end up talking about something else entirely!
I'm really happy because I found the book that I thought I'd left on the plane, and spent the morning reading it. It's the first time in ages that I've had some time just to read and I really enjoyed it :D
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 06, 2013, 11:43:23 am
I just downloaded a set of 3 books by Camilla Lackberg onto kindle.
The ice Princess, The Preacher and The Stonecutter. They sound really good  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on April 06, 2013, 11:57:16 am
I'm sure you'll enjoy them.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 06, 2013, 12:01:54 pm
Looking forward to reading them cookie and it was only $25 for the set.
Thanks for recommending Camilla Lackberg  :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 07, 2013, 12:56:32 am
Found this great website. One book leads to another. A real  time grabber.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-kindle

Gert


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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 07, 2013, 01:03:18 am
Just had a quick look Gert. Looks great and could spend hours as you say one book leads to another.
No time to have a good look today but will certainly make the time another day.
Thanks for the link  :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 07, 2013, 03:38:42 am
Just finished reading Behind the beautiful forevers. Based on true events and characters in an Indian slum. The corruption was worse than I thought and this book is an eye opener.
Am now into the 2nd chapter of Fingersmith.
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 07, 2013, 03:50:54 am
Finally I am reading the second in the series of The Patrick Mellrose novels. Now knowing that they are autobiographical  I am paying closer attention and it is painful . These books are not for everyone but the writing is wonderful and the Author Edward St Aubyn  exceptional.

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 07, 2013, 03:53:04 am
Just finished reading one something something beautiful forevers. Based on true events and characters in an Indian slum. The corruption was worse than I thought and this book is an eye opener.
Am now into the 2nd chapter of Fingersmith.
I just finished that book recently CP and found it very candid. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in India and yes it really opened my eyes too.
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Post by: jakodai on April 07, 2013, 04:12:06 am
Thanks for sharing this one CP, I've now added it to my (very long) list of books that I want to read. I've been to India a few times, and I love it there. I think this will be getting read very soon.
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Post by: Emme on April 07, 2013, 04:41:56 am
Found this great website. One book leads to another. A real  time grabber.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-kindle

Gert



Thanks for the link Gert

Marie
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 08, 2013, 11:48:32 am
Food freebie for today.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EWJBIE/

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on April 09, 2013, 12:12:19 pm
Just finished "The City of Women" by David Gilham.
It's a great book about a good German wife in Berlin in 1943 and how her life changes after she makes a minor spur-of-the-moment decision.  A pacy, well-written book with great character development - I expect to see it on the screen eventually.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 09, 2013, 03:23:45 pm
Have also recently finished The Housemaids Daughter and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.both really good books.have often thought of joining a bookclub but I like to be able to choose the subject matter to a certain degree. I detest anything to do with war and having to know the backgrounds of wars. I'm also not into chick lit but more than likely book clubs wouldn't be either. Then, if I joined a bookclub and had to read their book maybe I wouldn't have time to read my own novels. What's others experience of bookclubs? Maybe I'll just join one to be sociable
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Post by: Amanda on April 10, 2013, 12:22:38 am
Have also recently finished The Housemaids Daughter and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.both really good books.have often thought of joining a bookclub but I like to be able to choose the subject matter to a certain degree. I detest anything to do with war and having to know the backgrounds of wars. I'm also not into chick lit but more than likely book clubs wouldn't be either. Then, if I joined a bookclub and had to read their book maybe I wouldn't have time to read my own novels. What's others experience of bookclubs? Maybe I'll just join one to be sociable

I've been in book clubs for about 17 years now and one of the biggest problems is getting people to stick to talking about the actual book, rather than having a general catch-up.  This can be hugely annoying - if I want a gossip, I'll meet for a coffee. 
I sometimes liked the opportunity to read something I might not necessarily have picked up, but also became frustrated at times because they got in the way of other things I wanted to read. I've only got so many hours in a day after all. 
When we could get people to actually focus the discussion on the book I really enjoyed hearing others opinions on a book.  It can be very refreshing to see something through another's eyes.
I think it would be worth joining one for a while just to try it out CP - you don't have to sign up for life!  :D
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Post by: deedub on April 10, 2013, 12:59:29 am
Still reading The Book Thief, finding it a bit hard going but want to see how it ends so will keep at it. Dipped into The Mystery at Mercy Close by Marian Keyes yesterday while babysitting at a friends, will read that next.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 10, 2013, 01:55:17 am
I have had experience of 3 book clubs CP. The first was in the bush. We had 11 members and each person selected and bought the book for their month. (We didn't meet in Dec). We met at the purchasers house, paid them for the book and discussed it. Then had 'high tea' for supper. I loved it.

My second experience was when we returned to the city. I joined one and hated it. They read crap books and did nothing but discuss their lives. I didn't last long there.

My third time is with the local library group. My main problem is that they select the books and they must be ones they can get 10 or so copies of. This narrows it down. Some of the books we read are quite old. I have read some good books with this group that I would not have tried for myself. I've also partly read some lousy ones. If you don't like the book and don't finish it the others accept this, provided you have a reason. The discussion is often quite robust but there are no arguments. We stay on task pretty well. (There are several teachers in the group!)

If you want to try a bookcase club do as Amanda suggested. Try a few for size. We meet once a month, so it's not too bad, although I have been known to leave the book to the last day or two.
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 10, 2013, 03:00:53 am
I agree with Amanda. You have to find a book club that suits your time frame and social life.. I have been in book clubs that discuss nothing but kids , or their husbands or just crap. To me it is all about enhancing  your enjoyment of the book!

Gert
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Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on April 13, 2013, 01:36:12 pm
Kindle
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Post by: Dublin Girl in Oz on April 13, 2013, 01:38:46 pm
Sorry hadn't meant to post last post!  We are reading Penelope Lively's How it All Began - enjoyable read.
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Post by: deedub on April 13, 2013, 02:03:19 pm
I read that recently DGinOz, enjoyed it.
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Post by: Greyhoundmum on April 14, 2013, 12:43:39 pm
Need to buy a book tomorrow as going on a boring work trip with male colleague so will want to escape with a book, will have a quick look on this-post for some inspiration. Has anyone read Jodi Piccoults latest??
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 14, 2013, 12:55:54 pm
The Storyteller? That one is high on my list. It has some good reviews
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 14, 2013, 01:05:43 pm
I have finished  the 5 Melrose novels by  Edward St Aubyn. I was going to pace them but was compelled to read them all at once. Once I take a breath I am on to  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion recommended by a friend who said she was laughing out loud  and even though It was expensive  I had to have it.. Bonus is that this is an Australia author.

Gert

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Post by: courton on April 14, 2013, 01:10:05 pm
Highly recommend The barbarian nurseries by Hector Tobar. Check it out!
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Post by: cookie1 on April 14, 2013, 01:16:30 pm
GHM DD said the latest Jodie Picoult is one of her best. Gert she said The Rosie Project was also excellent.

I'm reading Lisa Gardner's latest, Touch and Go. So far it's ok.
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Post by: mcmich on April 14, 2013, 05:17:56 pm
Will be interested to hear what you think. I'm not a fan of Jodie Piccoult.
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Post by: Cuilidh on April 14, 2013, 08:59:15 pm
Need to buy a book tomorrow as going on a boring work trip with male colleague so will want to escape with a book, will have a quick look on this-post for some inspiration. Has anyone read Jodi Piccoults latest??
My kindle needed re-charging over the weekend so I reverted to my bookshelf and picked up Isabel Allende's "Stories of Eva Luna" - such a long time since I read any of her books and I had forgotten what a wonderful book this one is and, because it is short stories, it is (not always very) easy to put down after short periods of time reading it.

I think I will have to see if I can buy a couple more of her books on Kindle.
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Post by: SuzieG on April 14, 2013, 09:22:36 pm
The Storyteller? That one is high on my list. It has some good reviews

I'm about 40% through, quite enjoying it so far, but I quite like Jodi Picoult books.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 14, 2013, 10:36:24 pm
Need to buy a book tomorrow as going on a boring work trip with male colleague so will want to escape with a book, will have a quick look on this-post for some inspiration. Has anyone read Jodi Piccoults latest??

I read it last month GHM and I enjoyed it . I love Jodi Piccoults style of writing  and The Storyteller didn't disappoint.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on April 15, 2013, 12:00:40 am
Sounds like I'll have to read the Storyteller too.
I'm really struggling with my book club book- The Coffee Trader. I'm finding it tedious, and for the first time ever, I am considering not finishing it, and I know that some of the others in the group are having trouble too.
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Post by: Amanda on April 15, 2013, 12:21:08 am
Oh gawd, somebody stop me!!
I just accidentally wandered over to Amazon and before I knew it I had bought 3 new books on the Kindle - to add to the 10 waiting there that I have yet to read.  And that doesn't count the 6 books that are beside my bed and the 2 in the post.
At this rate I will have to give up all domestic duties, cooking, writing, parenting and any social life I may have just to get on top of all these books!   :o :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 15, 2013, 12:38:14 am
Something must be wrong with us to keep downloading, buying and stacking up books to read. It is like an addiction. It is not a if the books won't still be there when we have time. My wish list on Amazon keeps growing and I have such a backlog on my Kindle. When you don't hear from me I am holed up reading as fast as I can. I doubt I can read all my books I my lifetime!

You are right Amanda , I must stop but as I was about to start one book I was told of another and so it goes. LOL!

Anyway Amanda you don't have much time what with all your recent eating out. How about next year you organise a tour during the food fest. I will book two seats now!

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 15, 2013, 01:30:31 am
I know the feeling  ;D
I come on this thread and before I know it another few books are on my long long kindle collection.
Oh well it's a far healthier addiction than many others  ;)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 15, 2013, 03:54:29 am
yes and unlike a lot of addictions its easy to hide the books on the kindle
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Post by: cookie1 on April 15, 2013, 08:32:30 am
I have the same addiction ladies. I see one I think I would like so download it. I must have 50-60 on the ereader and at least 100 waiting to be read. A lot of those DD has sent to her to review before they are available to the public. I don't mind. I always think if I ever get sick or break a leg then I have enough reading material to get me through, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: mcmich on April 15, 2013, 09:00:51 am
yes and unlike a lot of addictions its easy to hide the books on the kindle

A very clean addiction. You don't have to mop up and it's self hidden. No need for the closet.
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Post by: Emme on April 15, 2013, 10:26:39 am
I really cannot admit to how many books I have on my Kindle, there are quite a few :D ;D  :D ;D   I'm not sure how many it holds.
I have read some wonderful books recommended on this thread and have put several on hold at the local library. 

Marie
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 15, 2013, 10:36:51 am
yes and unlike a lot of addictions its easy to hide the books on the kindle

My sentiments exactly  ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 15, 2013, 02:06:56 pm
I have just started reading The Rosie Project and am laughing out loud already. It reminded me of an author I read more than 30 years ago, Samuel Shem and his novel The House of God.  I was forced to  go to Amazon and download   Mount Misery by Shem.  I then thought i might as well download The House  of God  on Kindle  even though I still have the paperback. One of the few books I have kept  because it had some meaning  for me. Absolutely hilarious.

And so it goes. One book leads to another. 

If there are any nurses and doctors out there who,have not read The House of God I  would be very surprised.

gert
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Post by: cookie1 on April 16, 2013, 05:51:36 am
DD loved this Gert. She gave it a 10/10 on her blog review. I don't think she does that too often. I haven't read it yet, I must grab her copy.
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Post by: Jude59 on April 16, 2013, 11:06:53 pm
Nearly finished The Secret Keeper. It's my second Kate Morton book and am loving it.  Will get into Six Years  after this.
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Post by: jakodai on April 18, 2013, 01:02:01 pm
have often thought of joining a bookclub but I like to be able to choose the subject matter to a certain degree. I detest anything to do with war and having to know the backgrounds of wars. I'm also not into chick lit but more than likely book clubs wouldn't be either. Then, if I joined a bookclub and had to read their book maybe I wouldn't have time to read my own novels. What's others experience of bookclubs? Maybe I'll just join one to be sociable

That's why I joined one, I'm not very good in social situations, I find it hard to find things to talk about, but I'm hoping that with a book club I'll already have a starting points as we'd all have read the same book.

Most book clubs do have a genre - I think books are a very personal choice and it would be very hard to have a book club with a very broad range. Most people would get bored while a few would be happy. Also, the book club that I've joined meets once a month, so I think that would still give me a chance to read the books that I want to read. I read a book a week on average, so I think it's a good balance - 1 of theirs, 3 of mine. :-D  I'm also reading a book at the moment that I wouldn't normally have picked myself, and I'm enjoying it. The same for next month's book - it's not what I would have picked, but it does look interesting.

The Storyteller? That one is high on my list. It has some good reviews

Not yet, but it's on my list as well. I'm a big fan of hers. She has a style of writing that you either love or hate. My mum couldn't finish My Sister's Keeper because of the writing style, she couldn't follow it. I enjoy it and find that it actually keeps me thinking. I also like seeing different aspects of the story through 'other peoples' eyes.

I agree with the ebooks piling up, I currently have over 40 books in iTunes that need to be read, and that didn't stop me from buying another one last night. I also have a lot more on my 'to read' list as well.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 19, 2013, 05:16:23 am
While we all have these books on the TBR pile we will never be bored. As if there was ever any possibility of that.
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Post by: Cuilidh on April 19, 2013, 05:23:01 am
This thread is getting almost as dangerous as the shopping thread! ;D
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Post by: past94x on April 19, 2013, 06:22:25 pm
Anyone else read "Gone Girl"? Wow, what a read. I couldn't put it down. I can recommend it but you won't get any sleep. I just had to read & read until it was finished. A brilliant book.
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 19, 2013, 11:31:26 pm
Anyone else read "Gone Girl"? Wow, what a read. I couldn't put it down. I can recommend it but you won't get any sleep. I just had to read & read until it was finished. A brilliant book.

Quite a few of us have read it and loved it but some didn't . I think I read it right through too.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on April 20, 2013, 04:59:54 am
Yes - I read it and couldn't put it down.  Not very happy with the ending though.  >:(

I am weak and spineless.
Added 2 more books to my Kindle just cos they were cheap. 
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Post by: cookie1 on April 20, 2013, 08:04:54 am
Yes - I read it and couldn't put it down.  Not very happy with the ending though.  >:(

I am weak and spineless.
Added 2 more books to my Kindle just cos they were cheap. 

I thought that was quite normal.  ;) ;)
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Post by: Jude59 on April 21, 2013, 12:25:53 am
This thread is very nearly an online book club quite a few of us have read the same books. I like the discussions and how different people feel about the same book, for example Gone Girl.
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Post by: Droverjess on April 22, 2013, 06:50:43 pm
Ok everyone please can you help with suggestions for holiday reading ( kindle mainly) at end of May?
A title, Author and brief description so DH and I can choose which books to get.
Am always looking for good free ones too.
Thanks very much.
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Post by: Cuilidh on April 22, 2013, 09:58:50 pm
Following Gert's comments I started The Rosie Project yesterday - what a thoroughly enjoyable story so far - thanks for the recommendation, Gert.
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Post by: Wonder on April 22, 2013, 10:14:42 pm
I read Gone Girl for book club a few months back and thought the start was very boring but ended up enjoying it after persevering, I didn't find it to be a 'couldn't put it down book' like some others though. The book club discussion of it was great though and we were all a little surprised by the amount of discussion. We are reading The Real Katie Lavendar now which is a nice easy read but not my type of book. Next on our list is the The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 23, 2013, 01:32:19 am
I enjoyed Fingersmith to the very unusual end.  :D

Now reading The Language of Flowers, which has got off to a good start and am enjoying so far. Must look into the Rosie project and see what it's about.
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Post by: kezza on April 24, 2013, 12:10:59 pm
Finished Gone Girl and now moving onto The Storyteller.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 24, 2013, 12:17:56 pm
I've just finished "Touch and Go" by Lisa Gardner. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I have to choose what to read next.
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Post by: courton on April 24, 2013, 01:12:02 pm
Am reading City of Women based on the recommendation here. Enjoying it.
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Post by: Amanda on May 03, 2013, 07:55:21 am
Just finished "Calling Out For You" by Karin Fossum (or The Indian Bride as it is also known as).
Not full of graphic violence and sadistic psychopaths like so many of the Scandinavian thrillers - but a well written, well paced mystery with great characters. Loved it.

Courton - how did you enjoy City of Women?
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Post by: mcmich on May 03, 2013, 08:45:04 am
I tried out my first book club this week. A bit disappointed, the book was hardly discussed - on the bright side if I ever need turf, I have a contact  ??? ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on May 03, 2013, 08:53:06 am
I tried out my first book club this week. A bit disappointed, the book was hardly discussed - on the bright side if I ever need turf, I have a contact  ??? ;D
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Amanda on May 03, 2013, 09:06:44 am
I tried out my first book club this week. A bit disappointed, the book was hardly discussed - on the bright side if I ever need turf, I have a contact  ??? ;D

This can be a common problem in book clubs. Too much gossip, not enough considered discussion.  Used to piss me off no end.  We can chit chat over lunch or a coffee - I like to hear about the books in a book club meeting.  >:(
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 03, 2013, 09:07:58 am
 :D

just started The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I once went to a discussion that she was giving about one of her books, and was amazed that she looked so ordinary/normal as opposed to a famous authoress IYKWIM.
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Post by: courton on May 03, 2013, 12:05:08 pm
Amanda, I really enjoyed City of Women and have already recommended it to a few friends. I have Jodie Piccoult's book Storyteller on my bedside table but am so reluctant to read it. I have read one of her other books and got irritated with the internal inconsistencies...this is a book club book - so I will have to persist.
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Post by: Gertbysea on May 03, 2013, 12:09:37 pm
Just downloaded  The  Aftermath by Rhidian Brook which I had on pre order from Amazon.

Reading a freebie The Tenant  Lawyer  by Eric Dinnocenzo which is pretty ordinary but that is ok by me.

I now have 51 books backed up!

Gert.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 03, 2013, 12:48:56 pm
Michele I tried a couple of book clubs before I found one that suited me.
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Post by: Amy :-) on May 03, 2013, 12:56:42 pm
just started The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I once went to a discussion that she was giving about one of her books, and was amazed that she looked so ordinary/normal as opposed to a famous authoress IYKWIM.

I love Jodi Picoult CP, would be interested to hear what you think of the Storyteller as I haven't read it yet :)

I'm reading Janet Evanovich at the moment ;D
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Post by: deedub on May 04, 2013, 11:28:45 am
My reading seems to have slowed down... Finished Marian Keyes' Mystery at Mercy Close. Must say I don't enjoy her books as much as I did when I was younger. Started another Camilla Lackberg book, The Preacher, only a few pages in so far.
I agree this thread is like a book club - I've discovered a few books & authors I never would have heard of if not for you lovely people. Just wish I had more time to read - my kindle wish list gets longer every time I come on here!
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Post by: EmeraldSue on May 04, 2013, 11:59:48 am
I know! I would never have read the Preacher if it wasn't for this thread. I really enjoyed it too.
I actually abandoned my book club book this month - it was too tedious. It's the first time that I haven't finished a book, and I wasn't alone. We cancelled the meeting , got the new book from the library, and I'm enjoying the new book. However, I spoke to one of the other members who had actually enjoyed The Coffee Trader. The world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things!
I've recently read "Web of Deceit" by Katherine Howell, and had trouble putting it down:)
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Post by: kezza on May 05, 2013, 05:00:00 am
I'm reading The Storyteller at the mo and I am really enjoying it.  Have to agree with deedub about Marian Keyes latest book.  I was a real fan of hers after reading Rachels Holiday and following the antics of the Walsh Family.  But her latest books have been way off the mark.  I went to  Dymocks get-together a few years ago where she spoke about her book and she is really lovely.  But I think her latest bout of depression is taking it's toll on her writing.  But I will still continue to support her and buy her books.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 07, 2013, 09:07:14 am
ES I am a Katherine Howell fan. I also love Camilla Lackberg. I am read ing a light Nora Roberts at the moment. Hopefully I will get to read lots up here.
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Post by: Jude59 on May 08, 2013, 11:47:31 pm
Just finished Suspect by Robert Crais.   What a lovely book, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 09, 2013, 06:39:55 am
I've just started Gone Girl.
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Post by: Gertbysea on May 09, 2013, 06:48:00 am
Be interested to know what you think cookie. I just finished a bodice ripper freebie. I thought it was going to be about a chef. Well it was but there were some pretty hot session in the bedroom as well as the dining room table. It was actually a hoot. Came as a complete surprise and I HAD to finish  it.  Surprising what you can get in a free book. LOL!

Gert

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 09, 2013, 12:01:52 pm
Can just imagine the glasses fogging up Gretch  :D I went a bit mad last night downloading books in prep for when we go away. I want to read the great Gatsby before I go see the film with my sister. The Misrembered Man, The Sisterhood, The Fields, Defending Jacob,  The Dovekeepers, Whistling Woman, Delirium, and The Dinner.
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Post by: Amy :-) on May 09, 2013, 12:04:01 pm
I've just started Gone Girl.

I've been eyeing that book in Dymocks Cookie, I'd like to hear what you think when you've finished it :)
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Post by: cookie1 on May 09, 2013, 12:26:58 pm
Quite a few people have spoken about it on here Amy. I will give my opinion when I finish it though. So far I am enjoying it.
Hope the storms haven't shaken Albany up too much.
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Post by: Amy :-) on May 09, 2013, 02:14:36 pm
I must have missed the other posts cookie, I don't check this thread all the time. I will look back and see if I can find them :) Thank you :D

The storms aren't too bad, our main problem is that Paddy doesn't like getting his feet wet so he's been peeing inside all day :P :-))
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Post by: Cuilidh on May 09, 2013, 09:04:43 pm
Can just imagine the glasses fogging up Gretch  :D I went a bit mad last night downloading books in prep for when we go away. I want to read the great Gatsby before I go see the film with my sister. The Misrembered Man, The Sisterhood, The Fields, Defending Jacob,  The Dovekeepers, Whistling Woman, Delirium, and The Dinner.
Crumbs, CP, that's a lot of reading to get through.  Looking forward to hearing your verdict on the books.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on May 10, 2013, 01:25:14 pm
Wow, that 's a lot to get through CP. Hope you enjoy them.
I've just put down "I Came to Say Goodbye" by Caroline Overington. It should lead to some interesting discussions at book club. I liked the style of writing, and the fact that you were compelled to keep reading as you were never sure  what had happened, and why the story was being told by the grandfather.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on May 27, 2013, 01:08:33 pm
I 've just read and enjoyed another Katherine Howell novel - Silent Fear.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 27, 2013, 01:12:20 pm
I love her books ES.
Since we have been up here I have read Gone Girl, a Nora Roberts, a Camilla Lackberg and now I am reading the first book of a new author. The book is called The Bay Of Fires. It's ok so far.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on May 27, 2013, 02:08:27 pm
I must search out Gone Girl, but I have a big pile to get through first.
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Post by: mab19 on May 27, 2013, 11:11:37 pm
I am half way through "The House at Salvation Creek" by Susan Duncan.
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Post by: Wonder on May 28, 2013, 12:08:06 am
I'm reading The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and thoroughly enjoying it.
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Post by: Droverjess on May 28, 2013, 03:19:07 am
Just read the storyteller by Jodi Piccoult.
Really makes you think and so descriptive.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 28, 2013, 03:36:19 am
Hi DJ.
I have that waiting to be read, I must do it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2013, 03:59:36 am
I am half way through "The House at Salvation Creek" by Susan Duncan.

I Loved that book as I lived in the area aNd know the house well. You must read the follow up as well.

Gert
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Post by: mab19 on May 28, 2013, 04:16:10 am
I am half way through "The House at Salvation Creek" by Susan Duncan.

I Loved that book as I lived in the area aNd know the house well. You must read the follow up as well.

Gert

What is the name of the follow up one Gert or do you mean "Salvation Creek" as I have already read that.
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Post by: Gertbysea on May 28, 2013, 06:24:40 am
I am half way through "The House at Salvation Creek" by Susan Duncan.

I Loved that book as I lived in the area aNd know the house well. You must read the follow up as well.

Gert

What is the name of the follow up one Gert or do you mean "Salvation Creek" as I have already read that.

Yup you are right . You have read them both!

Grrt
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Post by: Jude59 on May 28, 2013, 07:34:29 am
I'm reading Paris by Edward Rutherfurd. His books are always a great read.
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Post by: mcmich on May 28, 2013, 07:46:17 am
I am half way through "The House at Salvation Creek" by Susan Duncan.

I Loved that book as I lived in the area aNd know the house well. You must read the follow up as well.

Gert

What is the name of the follow up one Gert or do you mean "Salvation Creek" as I have already read that.

Loved those books, know the area.

Yup you are right . You have read them both!

Grrt
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Post by: mcmich on May 28, 2013, 07:47:28 am
I'm reading Paris by Edward Rutherfurd. His books are always a great read.

Are you home Jude?
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Post by: Delightful Den on May 28, 2013, 12:21:41 pm
Dan Brown's Inferno. It is pretty good so far. Very similar to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. A nice light page turner.  :)
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Post by: Kimmyh on May 28, 2013, 12:44:32 pm
Dan Brown's Inferno. It is pretty good so far. Very similar to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. A nice light page turner.  :)
Good to hear it is good. Loved the others. Think this will be my next purchase.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 28, 2013, 02:19:11 pm
I have been wondering about Inferno. Thanks for the tick of approval Den.
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Post by: Jude59 on May 28, 2013, 05:52:00 pm
No not home have left Spain and are now at st jean de luz, just over the border, but its raining all day so having a quiet day.  Went out for a bit this morning but now  drinking rose, reading and DH is steaming mussels for dinner.   Eating far too much of that lovely basque cake too!!!!!!
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Post by: mcmich on May 28, 2013, 11:53:01 pm
Sounds lovely Jude.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on May 29, 2013, 07:24:32 am
Sounds lovely Jude.  :D

The perfect holiday.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 29, 2013, 09:33:43 pm
Had a reading hiatus this past week but managed to finish The Storyteller. I was disappointed again by the ending. Sometimes I think that authors can write a riveting plot but at the end they get rushed and it ends rather on a flat note. The question I asked myself iall the way through was... "why would you ask a young person you barely knew to assist you with a plan for killing yourself, especially when you were 90+ years of age? This old man had integrated himself into society and had gained the community's respect so why when you are at the end of a very long life burden a young person with the rest of their life in front of them into assisted suicide? My sister has highly recommended "Americano", so will be starting this in the next day or so. She likes the books that I recommend, but will I like the books that she recommends ... TBA
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Post by: courton on May 29, 2013, 10:25:57 pm
CP, I reacted the same way to the Storyteller. I was disappointed with a previous book of hers and read this with hesitancy. She writes well but does not think through the plot.
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Post by: deedub on May 30, 2013, 01:27:55 am
I've finished 'The Preacher' by Camilla Lackberg and have downloaded 'the House of God' because Gert mentioned it in one of her posts and it has me intrigued, so will start that next.
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Post by: Gertbysea on May 30, 2013, 04:21:32 am
I've finished 'The Preacher' by Camilla Lackberg and have downloaded 'the House of God' because Gert mentioned it in one of her posts and it has me intrigued, so will start that next.

Mind you I have not read it in many years . It may be a book only medical people will enjoy. I remember that it was hilarious, mostly true and irreverent.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on May 30, 2013, 09:28:24 am
I finished Bay of Fires so have started another Katherine Howell.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 01, 2013, 09:24:20 am
I wasn't sure where to put this but if you are looking for some free books on your iPad then the iBook store has heaps for free at the moment. There may be one or two that appeal to you.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 01, 2013, 09:27:02 am
I wasn't sure where to put this but if you are looking for some free books on your iPad then the iBook store has heaps for free at the moment. There may be one or two that appeal to you.

Good one cookie.

Gert
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Post by: deedub on June 02, 2013, 02:30:40 am
I'm enjoying the house of god, as a non medical person I find it fascinating, funny but a bit scary too as I suspect it's all true! Also enjoying reading 'What Katy Did' to the kids, a favourite of mine when I was a kid.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 02, 2013, 08:59:06 am
I have finished the latest Katherine Howell. I think it is her best so far. ( Web of Deceit). I have just started. The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg.
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Post by: achookwoman on June 02, 2013, 01:08:01 pm
Reading, "the Black Sea, a History".  Getting ready for our trip.  Started " gone girl", will have to make a big effort to finish it.
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Post by: Shayla on June 04, 2013, 02:54:44 pm
I really enjoyed The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window. Now reading Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver - excellent so far. Also just finished katherine Furnivall Shadows on the Nile
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Post by: achookwoman on June 05, 2013, 02:41:06 am
Do non TMX cooking books count.  ?  Bought 'Honestly Healthy', by Natasha Corret and Vicki Edgson.  $40.  It is about why we should eat alkaline rich foods. It is well written and easy to access information.  Plenty of recipes that I wish to try.  Plenty of recipes for whole grains and seeds.  Will try 2 recipes today and post if good.
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Post by: judydawn on June 05, 2013, 02:48:30 am
A book is a book Cookie, cookbooks are all I do read  ;D    Must go to the library one day though and have a look around although I will probably still come out with cookbooks not novels  :-))
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Post by: goldfish on June 05, 2013, 03:43:17 am
Do non TMX cooking books count.  ?  Bought 'Honestly Healthy', by Natasha Corret and Vicki Edgson.  $40.  It is about why we should eat alkaline rich foods. It is well written and easy to access information.  Plenty of recipes that I wish to try.  Plenty of recipes for whole grains and seeds.  Will try 2 recipes today and post if good.

I love the sound of this . . .Might see what you think of this, Chookie, and then get my own copy . . . :D

I checked these two online book sellers and they had it discounted . . .these two, Fishpond and Bookdepository, are always worth checking . .

http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Honestly-Healthy-Natasha-Corrett-Vicki-Edgson/9781906417819    $27.70 free shipping

http://www.bookdepository.com/Honestly-Healthy-Natasha-Corrett/9781906417819?redirected=true&gclid=CKr4t87wy7cCFQdcpQodfEkAXg      $26.23  free shipping

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Post by: achookwoman on June 05, 2013, 05:49:00 am
GF,  the problem is that with cooking books,  I like to have a good look to see if there are at least 3 recipes that I would make.  We do use Book Depository for other books.  The other problem with books posted ,  is that the PO will not deliver them and it is 1 hour round trip to pick them up.
Made one of the recipes and the end result was very good,  but i had to fiddle with the recipe to get it to work.  It also gave the TMX a good work out. It said that it makes 15 biscuits ,  but made 27 nice size.  This biscuit is based on Brazil nuts and almonds with prunes , apricots and seeds. No added sugar or fats.
Don't buy it until I try a couple more recipes,  although I must add that the reading/theory part is very good.  It also does not have a lot of exotic ingredients.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 05, 2013, 06:07:03 am
I can see people using snaprecipes app on their phone to  grab recipes in cookbooks in the shop!

Gert
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Post by: achookwoman on June 05, 2013, 06:19:20 am
I can see people using snaprecipes app on their phone to  grab recipes in cookbooks in the shop!

Gert
Naughty,  naughty Gert.  You should see the looks I have had in the DR waiting room when taking a photo of magazines.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 05, 2013, 06:35:08 am
Better than tearing the page out!.

GERT
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Post by: Emme on June 05, 2013, 06:50:42 am
I can see people using snaprecipes app on their phone to  grab recipes in cookbooks in the shop!

Gert
Naughty,  naughty Gert.  You should see the looks I have had in the DR waiting room when taking a photo of magazines.

Me too, Chookie  :D :D ;D  be even better now I have the snaprecipes app.

Marie
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Post by: rainbow on June 05, 2013, 11:07:13 am
Just downloaded some books from iBooks as cookie mentioned free ones, thanks cookie, but I just finished paperback Echoes by Maeve Binchy, I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed re- reading, it is one of her earlier ones and I just love her characters
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Post by: Jamberie on June 05, 2013, 11:11:57 am
Naughty,  naughty Gert.  You should see the looks I have had in the DR waiting room when taking a photo of magazines.
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I bet they're thinking "oh why didn't I think of doing that? :D:D
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Post by: cookie1 on June 05, 2013, 12:36:45 pm
I love snaprecipes. I can now pass my magazines on without half the pages gone and I don't have a big pile of paper to check through   
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Post by: achookwoman on June 05, 2013, 12:40:17 pm
I also love Snaprecipes., Cookie.
Gert,  i could never tear out a page from a book,  but have copied out a recipe.
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Post by: Kimmyh on June 05, 2013, 12:51:13 pm
I love snaprecipes. I can now pass my magazines on without half the pages gone and I don't have a big pile of paper to check through
Ditto cookie.
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Post by: meganjane on June 07, 2013, 01:23:04 pm
I use Evernote now. Same thing, take a photo and save it. Evernote is just a bit more organise for me and synchs to my iPad.

I'm reading The Poisonwood Bible. It's our book club book and I'm pretty sure I've read it before, but I honestly can't remember all that happened, except that Ruth May died! Maybe it was another Ruth May in a different book, but I guess I'll find out soon enough.

I'm enjoying Jamie's 15 Minute Meals.
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Post by: rainbow on June 08, 2013, 11:02:42 am
Quick questions. I have looked at Snap recipes and its $1.99 is that the one everyone uses? Evernote I have on my iPad but don't see camera icon?? .
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Post by: Emme on June 08, 2013, 11:22:15 am
Quick questions. I have looked at Snap recipes and its $1.99 is that the one everyone uses? Evernote I have on my iPad but don't see camera icon?? .
Yes, that is the one I purchased rainbow.  :)

Marie
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Post by: rainbow on June 08, 2013, 11:26:54 am
Thanks Marie will look at it now
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Post by: cookie1 on June 08, 2013, 12:39:26 pm
I love it rainbow. I just find it easier than Evernote.
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Post by: courton on June 08, 2013, 03:33:39 pm
Reading Kate Atkinson's Life after Life and really enjoying it...very thought provocative.
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Post by: meganjane on June 08, 2013, 03:52:21 pm
Quick questions. I have looked at Snap recipes and its $1.99 is that the one everyone uses? Evernote I have on my iPad but don't see camera icon?? .

When you choose New Note, there should be options to the right at the top with icons. One is a camera.

Once you get the hang of Evernote, you realise what a powerful tool it is.
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Post by: rainbow on June 09, 2013, 09:48:30 am
Thanks meganjane, I have tried and found, will have to work with Evernote a bit see how I go
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Post by: cookie1 on June 09, 2013, 10:06:52 am
I probably haven't put enough effort into Evernote. 
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Post by: Emme on June 09, 2013, 10:14:56 am
I probably haven't put enough effort into Evernote. 
Me either Cookie, took a photo with evernote this morning, it took the photo but doesn't transfer into my cookbook.  Took the same photo with snaprecipes and that worked well. 

Marie
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Post by: meganjane on June 09, 2013, 02:59:22 pm
You would have to be in your cookbook notebook when you take the photo.
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Post by: Emme on June 09, 2013, 10:07:12 pm
Ah Ha, I knew I was doing something wrong.  Trust me not to do it right.  Thanks Megan, will have another try  :)

Marie

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Post by: rainbow on June 09, 2013, 10:15:26 pm
Thanks Megan, now 5.00 am and I playing with Evernote in bed with a cup of tea, what a way to start the day writing my to do list
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Post by: courton on June 09, 2013, 11:02:06 pm
Where do I find cookbook notebook on Evernote? I only have notebook.
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Post by: rainbow on June 10, 2013, 10:17:41 am
I think you name it cookbook
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Post by: Emme on June 10, 2013, 10:52:29 am
Courton, I did manage to get a photo on it this afternoon.  What I did and I don't know if it is the correct way to do it but go into   My Cookbook , up in the top right hand corner it says new meal with a plus sign.  touch that and a screen comes up where you fill in what you are wanting to photo.  If it is a recipe I typed the name, etc.  Over on the right hand side there is a camera.  press that and take your photo. It should show up in your cookbook.  Hope this all makes sense.


Marie
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 01, 2013, 02:41:07 pm
I am reading "The Secret Race" about doping in the sport of cycling.  It is coinciding well with the start of Le Tour de France.

So far it has been very  insightful. Tyler Hamilton explains what led him to start doping and while I think it is wrong I can understand if you were in that place at that time how someone chasing their dream career might see it as the only way to continue.
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Post by: courton on July 01, 2013, 10:38:53 pm
Thanks for your advice Emme. Only saw your advice now. Sorry!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 02, 2013, 01:38:15 am
DD It's always challenging to read a book that shakes and rattles a firm opinion you have held and give the other side of the story.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2013, 06:00:57 am
I've just finished "Extremes" by Dr Kevin Fong. I won the book and decided I should read it. It has some extreme thoughts in it and promotes thought. Some bits I found very boring so skipped those, but all in all I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Wonder on July 02, 2013, 06:35:25 am
Den I might get that book for my DH, he's just getting into bike riding in a big way and normally enjoys that type of a read.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 02, 2013, 08:50:40 am
Just finished Americanah. I probably would give it 3/5. Sometimes babbled on too much about racism.
will start Sisterhood tonight. Have no idea what that's about as t was ages so since I downloaded it.
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Post by: courton on July 02, 2013, 10:08:28 am
I really enjoyed Sisterhood...not as good as American Wife but still thought provoking and a good read.
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Post by: courton on July 02, 2013, 10:09:57 am
Have you read Kate Atkinson's Life after Life ...even more thought provoking than Sisterhood! A lot of what ifs...
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Post by: Amanda on July 02, 2013, 01:39:00 pm
I'm just about to finish Michelle de Krester's Miles Franklin prize winner Questions of Travel - and I'll be pleased when I've finished it.  Clearly I'm not up to it as I'm not really enjoying it at all. I'm not engaged by any of the characters, although the writing is very good. I'm looking forward to trying something else.
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 02, 2013, 01:49:26 pm
Den I might get that book for my DH, he's just getting into bike riding in a big way and normally enjoys that type of a read.

Wonder he might also enjoy the Cadel Evans book Close to Flying or if he wants some cycling fiction he could try the Lance Armstrong books. LOL  ;D  ;D
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Post by: Wonder on July 02, 2013, 10:45:17 pm
LOL Den. Thanks for the ideas, I'll keep them in mind.
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Post by: mcmich on July 02, 2013, 10:50:42 pm
if he wants some cycling fiction he could try the Lance Armstrong books. LOL  ;D  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 02, 2013, 11:01:27 pm
I'm just about to finish Michelle de Krester's Miles Franklin prize winner Questions of Travel - and I'll be pleased when I've finished it.  Clearly I'm not up to it as I'm not really enjoying it at all. I'm not engaged by any of the characters, although the writing is very good. I'm looking forward to trying something else.

Didn't like it much either Amanda. 

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on July 17, 2013, 06:44:40 am
Questions of Travel was a waste of my time. Some lovely bits of prose, but 2 dimensional characters, untidy story lines and a weak ending. Gah!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2013, 07:57:42 am
For those of you who loved The Hundred Foot Journey you might  another of Richard Morais  books. Buddhaland Brooklyn. I am loving it. Also downloaded  The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith AKA A K Rowling.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 17, 2013, 08:50:02 am
Was The Cuckoo's Calling full price (kindle) from Amazon, Gert?
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 17, 2013, 09:21:18 am
Was The Cuckoo's Calling full price (kindle) from Amazon, Gert?

$16.73

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on July 17, 2013, 12:42:46 pm
DD has downloaded that too I must put it onto my ereader. I wading through a Nicole Alexander book I was given. Not brilliantly written or even a good story. A bit of a waste of time but I want to find out what happens.
I won Tropic of Death by Robert Sims the other day so I may have a look at that next.
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Post by: Jude59 on July 17, 2013, 11:59:50 pm
I'm half way through "The Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty. It's not my usual sort of book but I am really enjoying it!
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Post by: Amanda on July 21, 2013, 12:52:41 am
Finished Questions of Travel and want that time back.
Also read "May We Be Forgiven" by A.M. Homes, a book about families, or one in particular. Not the greatest book I've ever read, but enjoyable and worth a go.

Yesterday I finished reading Hannah Kent's "Burial Rites".  It is completely brilliant. A beautifully researched and told story of the circumstances and characters around the last ever executions in Iceland in 1830.  What is really amazing is that it is written by a young woman from the Adelaide Hills.  I loved it and can't recommend it highly enough.

Now I've just started Fuchsia Dunlop's "Sharks Fin and Szechuan Pepper". Good so far.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 21, 2013, 01:14:15 am
Fuschia's book is on my wish list. Shudda bought it in Adelaide. Let me know if you enjoy  it.

Gert
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 21, 2013, 05:53:22 am
I finished the Secret Race and now I am working my way through "Mapping Le Tour", a history of all 100 Tour de France races. I am also reading "Iron War". It is about the battle between two of Triathlons greatest athletes in the early eighties.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 21, 2013, 06:24:21 am
Gee Den I must put those books on my wish list. NOT! LOL >:( ;D :D
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Post by: cookie1 on July 21, 2013, 08:07:31 am
I finished the Secret Race and now I am working my way through "Mapping Le Tour", a history of all 100 Tour de France races. I am also reading "Iron War". It is about the battle between two of Triathlons greatest athletes in the early eighties.


Like Gert I enjoy a different genre to you DD.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 21, 2013, 08:19:55 am
cookie thank  goodness for that or publishers would be out of business.  

Gert
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Post by: Delightful Den on July 21, 2013, 08:59:09 am
I also enjoy fiction and classics.   ;D  DW bought these for me yesterday when she went shopping while I went riding.  ;D
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Post by: KarenH on July 21, 2013, 11:58:42 am
Yesterday I finished reading Hannah Kent's "Burial Rites".  It is completely brilliant. A beautifully researched and told story of the circumstances and characters around the last ever executions in Iceland in 1830.  What is really amazing is that it is written by a young woman from the Adelaide Hills.  I loved it and can't recommend it highly enough.

I dont normally post on this thread since I usually only read work-related non-fiction or cookbooks  ;), but after watching the "Australian Story" episode about the first-time author, I read "Burial Rites" too.   I completely agree with Amanda - a fabulous book, beautifully written, and I too cant recommend it highly enough.  As Molly Meldrum would say (apologies to non-Aussies) ....... do yourself a favour   :D :D
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Post by: mcmich on July 22, 2013, 12:36:44 am
Thought I would borrow Burial Rights after the recommendations on here.
There are 7 copies throughout Lake Macquarie Libraries 5 have 60 reserves against them - 1 has 58 and 1 has 59 so it might be a while before I get to read it.  :o
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 22, 2013, 01:09:30 am
I am reading Burial Rites now. Only $14.76  on Kindle from Amazon.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on July 22, 2013, 01:11:58 am
Thought I would borrow Burial Rights after the recommendations on here.
There are 7 copies throughout Lake Macquarie Libraries 5 have 60 reserves against them - 1 has 58 and 1 has 59 so it might be a while before I get to read it.  :o


As a supporter of Australian women writers, I'd urge you all to lash out and buy a copy!
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 22, 2013, 01:42:12 am
I agree if only on Kindle.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on July 22, 2013, 03:10:52 am
I'm hearing great things about another Aus woman writer's book "The Burial" - anyone read it?
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 22, 2013, 03:16:09 am
Haven't read it but the story dosen't  interest me much.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2013, 07:47:33 am
DD was sent Burial Rites to review. I must dig it out and read it.
At the moment I am reading a trashy romance she was sent. I'm enjoying it though. She told me it may be a little risqué for me! :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 22, 2013, 07:50:47 am
DD was sent Burial Rites to review. I must dig it out and read it.
At the moment I am reading a trashy romance she was sent. I'm enjoying it though. She told me it may be a little risqué for me! :D

That is funny cookie. I am loving Burial Rites.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2013, 08:37:31 am
I thought so too Gert. I know how she feels as I used to think the same about books I lent Mum. I wondered if she was old enough to read them.
I remember being allowed to read Lady Chatterly's Lover after it came off the banned list. I thought I was just king pin. Then I started to read it, what rubbish, I didn't bother to finish it.
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Post by: mcmich on July 22, 2013, 09:29:20 am
I thought so too Gert. I know how she feels as I used to think the same about books I lent Mum. I wondered if she was old enough to read them.
I remember being allowed to read Lady Chatterly's Lover after it came off the banned list. I thought I was just king pin. Then I started to read it, what rubbish, I didn't bother to finish it.

I love Lady Chatterly's Lover - you should finish it Cookie. Maybe I could relate to it because she was grieving a loss and I lost my DH and could relate to her emptiness.
Won't be buying Burial Rights - goes against my no buy any more books policy that I've adopted. Haven't bought a new book for at 2 years.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 22, 2013, 10:04:03 am
I thought so too Gert. I know how she feels as I used to think the same about books I lent Mum. I wondered if she was old enough to read them.
I remember being allowed to read Lady Chatterly's Lover after it came off the banned list. I thought I was just king pin. Then I started to read it, what rubbish, I didn't bother to finish it.

I love Lady Chatterly's Lover - you should finish it Cookie. Maybe I could relate to it because she was grieving a loss and I lost my DH and could relate to her emptiness.
Won't be buying Burial Rights - goes against my no buy any more books policy that I've adopted. Haven't bought a new book for at 2 years.

Not even a cookbook?

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on July 22, 2013, 10:18:53 am
 ;D Well Gert, I have bought several cookbooks - passed them on, here on the forum and other venues.
Haven't bought one novel or biography new - I don't have any sort of electronic reader. Have bought at garage sales and op-shops and donate them back. Just me and suits the life I want to live and how I want to see myself in years to come.
Just me though!!  :D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 22, 2013, 10:24:02 am
At least you get to pass the books around. I was glad to donate most of mine before they got mouldy and smelly. If they live in constant a/ C I might have been tempted to keep more books as I had a special built bookcase made not so long ago but I was glad to get my Kindle and the books all went to good homes  before they got do smelly to read!

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on July 22, 2013, 10:35:28 am
We all find our happy medium - ereader - second hand - As long as we are living a life that is authentic for us .  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2013, 01:20:13 pm
Very true Michele.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on July 22, 2013, 02:10:09 pm
I am reading Burial Rites now. Only $14.76  on Kindle from Amazon.

Gert

I am reading this at the moment also.
Seems to be popular. I am really enjoying it.
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Post by: Amanda on July 25, 2013, 09:23:17 am
Just finished Fuchsia Dunlop's "Sharks Fin & Sichuan Pepper" and thoroughly enjoyed it. A little confronting in parts, but it gave me more to think about than I expected and has kindled an interest in cooking Chinese food that I have never had before.

Time for a murder mystery now, I think.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 25, 2013, 12:31:46 pm
My favourite genre.
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Post by: deedub on July 28, 2013, 07:54:49 am
Finished The Rosie Project yesterday so came on here to see what I should read next 😀. Just downloaded Burial Rites, sounds good. Haven't been doing much reading lately though.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2013, 12:21:39 pm
Thanks for the reminder, I must put The Rosie Project onto my ereader to take away.
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Post by: Amanda on July 28, 2013, 01:20:34 pm
First mystery down - "The Sound of Breaking Glass" by Deborah Crombie.
Very satisfactory mystery, apparently the last in a series of 15 with the same detectives so the entire back story is a mystery to me!
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 28, 2013, 09:30:08 pm
Really enjoyed The Rosie Project - hope you do too.
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Post by: jo_nz on July 29, 2013, 09:14:21 am
I started the Rosie Project during the weekend and I'm really enjoying it so far  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 30, 2013, 12:56:34 am
I've just started JD Robb's latest. Calculated in Death. I am glad my ereader has a light as I will be able to read at night in the camp!
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Post by: Amanda on August 03, 2013, 07:34:09 am
Just finished "Meet Me in Malmo" by Torquil Macleod (I think that name is made up - it must be!).
Not a bad pot-boiler, but a rubbish ending.  Still, it only cost me $1.57 on the Kindle, so I can't really complain.

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Post by: cookie1 on August 03, 2013, 08:46:33 am
I've just put The Rosie Project and a few others on the e reader. I don't think I'll will get much reading done though.
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Post by: Amanda on August 04, 2013, 09:57:45 am
Just finished "Orphan Train" by Kristina Baker Kline. A very easy, quick read and certainly not great literature. A sentimental, but also interesting look at the "Orphan Trains" in the US which were responsible for distributing over 200,000 orphaned and abandoned children over a period of 75 years, up until the 1930's.
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 04, 2013, 08:21:44 pm
Just finished "Meet Me in Malmo" by Torquil Macleod (I think that name is made up - it must be!).
Amanda, I don't think Torquil MacLeod is a made up name (pronounced Torkil).  It sounds to me like a name from the Scottish Outer Hebrides - I must look him up now that I have put my neck on the line with that statement!

Just looked him up, and yes, I got it right, his family is from the Isle of Skye.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 04, 2013, 10:53:09 pm
I just had to download the first  of Torquil's books as it was so cheap  at $1.57 and if I like it I will buy the second at  the great price of $3.15.

I am reading calculated Loss by Linda Richards for a bit of light reading before  diving into The Kills by Richard House and  am saving The Cuckoos  Calling for the flight to Adelaide that is If I finish The Kills which is 1000 pages .

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2013, 01:47:09 am
I started and nearly finished this book on last nights flight rom Brisbane to Cairns. It was not the best book I have ever read and certainly no literary masterpiece but the author tickled  my fancy.  In fact my fancy was so tickled my fellow passenger was probably disgusted with my laughing crying and snorting  out loud.   Somehow this book reminded me of the writings of Tom Sharpe who allows his characters to run amuck , say and do the most outrageous things.

The book is cheap. Dear Coca Cola.
http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Coca-Cola-ebook/dp/B0052XP1AE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375922321&sr=1-1&keywords=Dear+coca+cola

Tom Sharpe Books.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D154606011&field-keywords=Tom+sharpe

Gert
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 08, 2013, 02:44:42 am
I just read the preview on Amazon kindle and going to buy it now. Hilarious  ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 08, 2013, 02:48:55 am
Just bought it as well - along with another of his books, Dear Air 2000.  I need a good laugh.
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Post by: courton on August 08, 2013, 06:00:41 am
Just bought it as well. Very funny!
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2013, 06:27:06 am
I had to buy Dear Air s well. Very funny guy. So absurd that  people reply  in ernest or go along with his joke . I love how he ends some by going  over the top . Makes me giggle.

Gert
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Post by: jeninwa on August 08, 2013, 08:55:22 am
I have just finished The little coffee shop of Kabul and have started Letters from Skye
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Post by: Amanda on August 10, 2013, 09:42:49 am
Finished Lionel Shriver's "Big Brother" today.
She's a very good writer who really doesn't mind giving her readers a bit of a run for their money.  This book about family, food and our relationship to both is great - uncomfortable, but great.
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Post by: jo_nz on August 12, 2013, 01:10:58 am
I have Big Brother on reserve at the library...but so do 38 other people before me.  I certainly find her a thought-provoking writer!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 12, 2013, 01:44:33 am
Finshed reading on Friday "Buddaland Brooklyn" which raised my eyebrows a few times whilst reading. Not knowing much about the Buddist religion there were a few things that squashed the few facts I thought I knew, but it wasn't until reading the acknowledgements at the end that the author had taken some artistic liberty.

Just started reading "The Great Gatsby".
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Post by: Wonder on August 12, 2013, 06:30:25 am
We have Big Brother as a book club book in a few weeks when the holds hopefully come through from the library, I've heard good reports and enjoy her writing so expecting quite a lot. I'm just about to ready The beauty shop of Kabul after reading and thoroughly enjoying the coffee shop of kabul although I've been told it's not as good.
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Post by: Amanda on August 12, 2013, 07:51:00 am
We have Big Brother as a book club book in a few weeks when the holds hopefully come through from the library, I've heard good reports and enjoy her writing so expecting quite a lot. I'm just about to ready The beauty shop of Kabul after reading and thoroughly enjoying the coffee shop of kabul although I've been told it's not as good.

I'll be interested to hear what you think of Big Brother. Like the mother in "Kevin", I found the sister in this book to be willfully blind to what was happening around her and, thus, incredibly frustrating.  Shriver is a very good writer, but I don't think I'll put myself through any more of her books.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 12, 2013, 03:38:17 pm
I'm just starting "Caleb's Crossing"by Geraldine Brooks.
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Post by: Amanda on August 23, 2013, 12:20:52 am
I've just finished "How to be a Good Wife" by Emma Chapman. An engaging look at a woman whose empty nest has prompted her to stop taking her medication.  My review here - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/701508251

Not sure what to start next.

What is everyone else reading?
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 23, 2013, 06:56:37 am
I am reading  The Black Box  by Michael Connelly I must have bought months ago, I also have Aug and Sept issues  of Vanity Fair to get through plus the latest Delicious mag.  I am taking my time reading my new Salsa Cookbook given to me by MF's DH. I have a new iPhone book DH bought as he bought himself a new iPhone so I should read it. I have a new Ts cattle dog and some pamphlets to wade through plus I have not finished last Sat SMH on line.

I need to commit to some errors read.ing time and stop  cruising on line.

Gert
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 23, 2013, 07:04:55 am
I am reading  The Black Box  by Michael Connelly I must have bought months ago, I also have Aug and Sept issues  of Vanity Fair to get through plus the latest Delicious mag.  I am taking my time reading my new Salsa Cookbook given to me by MF's DH. I have a new iPhone book DH bought as he bought himself a new iPhone so I should read it. I have a new Ts cattle dog and some pamphlets to wade through plus I have not finished last Sat SMH on line.

I need to commit to some errors read.ing time and stop  cruising on line.

Gert

I like Michael Connelly. Is that his latest Harry Bosch book, Gert?
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Post by: Mama Fergie on August 23, 2013, 07:49:53 am
I think it is BZB unless there is another that I haven't seen.
Gert will know for sure  :)

I have so many books waiting to be read on my kindle. Looking forward to reading on the plane and hopefully will get through few a books while we are away. Haven't had enough time to read much at all recently.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 23, 2013, 08:00:34 am
Yes it is. I checked my account and I actually bought it last December.

Gert
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 23, 2013, 08:49:54 am
Thanks Gert and MF. Something to look forward to whilst waiting for my next holiday. A long trip in a car or plane is probably my best bet to catch a good read.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 23, 2013, 10:54:05 am
I'm still trying to catch time to read my JD Robb book I started just after we left home.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 23, 2013, 11:12:40 am
Cookie you are too busy or looking to read. I am loving your trip. Books can wait.

Gert
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Post by: deedub on August 23, 2013, 12:33:38 pm
I've finished Burial Rites, thanks for the recommendation definitely worth reading. Started a book called Beautiful Ruins, downloaded it purely because it's set on Ligurian coast which I loved, only a few pages in, seems interesting.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 23, 2013, 03:16:27 pm
Does anyone know if amazon gives you the heads up before you buy a book for the second time?
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 23, 2013, 08:12:25 pm
I think they do - they certainly warned me once, but that was a year or two ago and maybe policies have changed.  Perhaps you could buy a real cheapie then go back a couple of days later and buy the same one again and see what happens.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 23, 2013, 10:16:54 pm
Does anyone know if amazon gives you the heads up before you buy a book for the second time?

Usually they do. There is a message above the book saying when you purchased it. If it is not there and you are unsure you an always check  by going to manage your Kindle and searching your titles or authors. The same place you delete  your books.

I have bought the same book twice but it is usually a freebie or cheapie that was full,price before so perhaps those don't have a warning. In any case if you ask for your money back I doubt it would be a problem with Amazon.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 25, 2013, 12:57:17 pm
Just a reminder for you to subscribe  to this web site so you don't miss out on some freebies. 

http://www.dailyfreebooks.com/

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 29, 2013, 10:49:12 pm
Lee Child's  new Jack Reacher is now available. I pre ordered this book and it was delivered yesterday at $9.99 but on Amazon this morning it is $15.96. Pays to pre order sometimes!

Last night after finishing. Harry  Bosch I discarded  4 freebies as unreadable , boring or what the?  Need to be ruthless as I am working backwards to get to some books I really want to read. I must be more discerning regarding free books! Making a rule that it must have 4 stars, at least 25 reviews, not that I give much credence to most reviews, and not written by a housewife in Minnesota

Gert!
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Post by: Amanda on August 30, 2013, 12:55:46 am
I've just indulged in a little online shopping at Amazon, Gert.
Check out "She Left me the Gun" & "Tomorrow there Will Be Apricots", both look very good.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 30, 2013, 01:02:17 am
Interesting titles Amanda  :D

am enjoying Burial Rites so far. Don't like a few of the names tho as I have to think about who they belong to.
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Post by: mab19 on August 30, 2013, 01:14:48 am
I am half way through reading Life In His Hands by Susan Wyndham.

The story of Charlie Teo the neurosurgeon and the operation he did on pianist Aaron McMillan.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 30, 2013, 01:23:17 am
So many books so little time. Well if I did not spend so much time here.........

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on August 30, 2013, 09:14:22 am
So many books so little time. Well if I did not spend so much time here.........
Or using my thermomix, in my case!
Gert
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Post by: Amanda on August 30, 2013, 09:58:28 am
Just finished Maggie O'Farrell's "Instructions for a Heatwave".
I usually love her books, but this one just didn't quite gel for me.  My review here - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/707205793

I think it's time for another murder!
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Post by: deedub on September 02, 2013, 11:01:18 am
I finished Beautiful Ruins which I really enjoyed, and I've just started The Light Between Oceans which was a gift from the naughty Gert. Thanks again Gert, I'm already sucked into the story!
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Post by: cookie1 on September 05, 2013, 07:49:48 am
I managed to get to Book Club on Tuesday and our new book is The Paris Wife. It looks good. I'm currently reading a crime book I won from the local Dymocks.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 05, 2013, 07:54:23 am
Finished Burial Rites which I thoroughly enjoyed - thx ladies  ;). Am now onto The People Smuggler.
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Post by: deedub on October 09, 2013, 06:41:48 am
Am I the only one reading? Finished The Light Between Oceans which I loved and would recommend to anyone, many thanks for the gift Gert. Also recently read The Misremembered Man which I downloaded because it was cheap and I liked the title, turns out it was a great choice and I've since downloaded another book by the same author, also cheap (Christina McKenna). Right now I'm reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling), seems very different from her last book, early days though.
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Post by: courton on October 09, 2013, 06:49:51 am
Let us know what you think of Rowling's latest book Deebub. Have just finished john Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A non - fiction set in Savannah around the late 80's - full of interesting eccentric characters. A good read although a bit dated - naturally!
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 09, 2013, 07:15:07 am
Actually that is a novel  Courton though you would think it non fiction. They made a movie of it with  Kevin Spacey playing JIm Williams and Jack Thompson playing Sonny Seiler. He did a very good job with the accent too. John Cusack was Kelso.

I haven't started the Rowling book yet but have downloaded the sequel to the Briny Cafe by Susan Duncan called Gone Fishing. Set in Pittwater where we used to have a boat. Also Colleen McCullough's  Bittersweet. I have pre ordered a few but can't remember and haven't got to Never Go Back by Lee Child. Oh yeah I have ordered a Michael Connelly, a Wally lamb and long on order is an Elizabeth George . Hopeless I am.

Meanwhile I have 83  unread books to read!

At the moment I am reading puffball by Fay Weldon.

Gert
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Post by: deedub on October 09, 2013, 07:32:39 am
Let us know what you think of Rowling's latest book Deebub. Have just finished john Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A non - fiction set in Savannah around the late 80's - full of interesting eccentric characters. A good read although a bit dated - naturally!

I really enjoyed that book when I read it years ago, and I've since read another one of his which was set in Venice - cant remember the title, something about Angels? About the burning down of the opera house, good insight into how the Venetians live - the posh ones, anyhow!
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Post by: trudy on October 09, 2013, 08:57:43 am
Nearly finished the "Drowning Guard" by Linda Lafferty.  I don't usually read her books but had this one recommended and it hasn't been a disappointment.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 09, 2013, 01:11:19 pm
I see this book is free again. Got it for free last man and read it recently. Sweet easy read.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3Z2WW/?tag=untagged-20

Gert
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Post by: rainbow on October 09, 2013, 01:29:13 pm
Thanks Gert, I have downloaded, good to have an easy read available
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Post by: Wonder on October 09, 2013, 02:03:13 pm
I'm reading The Rosey Project and enjoying it so far.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 09, 2013, 02:32:07 pm
I've just finished The Rosie Project and thought it was an amazing book. I am looking at reading Tim Winton's latest next. DD has an advanced copy.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 09, 2013, 10:05:24 pm
Loved The Rosie Project.  I saw an interview with Tim Winton  recently. Would like to know what you think  cookie.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 09, 2013, 10:14:47 pm
Ther is a new Bridget  Jones book about to be released here. Mad About The Boy by Helen  Fielding.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 10, 2013, 02:05:21 am
Am trying to get to the end of Mr Penumbras 24 hour bookshop. Its an ok read, but am finding it a bit "geeky" for me and I want to read something else. The best book of Tim Winton's for me was "Dirt Music", and "Breathe" was alright as well.
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Post by: courton on October 10, 2013, 02:14:36 am
Gert, in Berendt's intro, he states that people think it is fiction but it is actually based on real people and in fact, with their permission, he managed to use their real names as well (in a majority of cases). He has a good writing style. He seems to have spent 8 years on and off in Savannah and the book is based on his experiences and encounters during that time.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 10, 2013, 02:47:42 am
DD loved the new Tim Winton Gert. She said it has a lot of 'digs' at things happening in WA and the rest of Australia.
I didn't enjoy 'Breathe' that much CP. I enjoyed Dirt Music and adored Cloudstreet. I think I will enjoy this from what DD has said.
There have been a lot of spoilers around for the Bridget Jones book.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 10, 2013, 05:42:54 am
Gert, in Berendt's intro, he states that people think it is fiction but it is actually based on real people and in fact, with their permission, he managed to use their real names as well (in a majority of cases). He has a good writing style. He seems to have spent 8 years on and off in Savannah and the book is based on his experiences and encounters during that time.

Yes of course you are right Courton.  Some consider it a non fiction novel come memoir of Berendts . Most of it fact but some completely fabricated and that is why it is still so popular  and attracts new readers  frequently. Just after the movie came out I Re read it and still enjoyed it.  Now you have mentioned I I may even read it again well maybe I had better put it on my wish list until I sort of catch up though that probably won't happen in the near future!!

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on October 10, 2013, 09:04:20 am
I've been reading tons, but mostly rubbish - pleasantly distracting murder mysteries and infuriatingly poorly written contemporary fiction. If any of you come across a book called "Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots", don't waste your time. The title is the best part about it.
The list of my latest reads is here -
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2981443?shelf=read

I'm going to give "The Rosie Project" a try next - I'm told it's great. I hope so.
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Post by: KarenH on October 10, 2013, 09:09:31 am
Thanks to everyone on this thread  :-* I came here looking for inspiration for books to take on a long-haul overseas flight tomorrow evening, and have a list of several now, and have a trip to the bookshop planned for tomorrow. 
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 10, 2013, 09:10:51 am
Safe trip Karen :-*
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Post by: mcmich on October 10, 2013, 09:11:51 am
I don't know how you young mums do it flying all over the world with high powered jobs?
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Post by: KarenH on October 10, 2013, 09:16:10 am
I am exceptionally lucky that DH is a full-time stay-at home dad and is more than capable of taking care of the kids while I am gone.  Otherwise there is no way that I could do my job.
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Post by: Emme on October 10, 2013, 09:39:08 am
Have a great trip Karen,
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Post by: mcmich on October 10, 2013, 09:49:30 am
You have a wonderful trip Karen - hope you have leisure time too.  :)
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Post by: Amanda on October 10, 2013, 10:27:08 am
Have a great trip Karen!
We'll catch up when you get back.
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Post by: Wonder on October 10, 2013, 12:08:26 pm
Have a great trip Karen. Enjoy the few days of personal time.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 13, 2013, 11:51:03 am
I am reading The Master Butchers Singing Club. I can't remember why I bought it and wonder if it was someone here who recommended it. If so thank you. I cannot put it down.

Gert
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Post by: courton on October 13, 2013, 11:58:44 am
Just checked it out on Good Reads. Looks like a great book. On my reading list now. Thanks so much for the recommendation Gert!
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Post by: cookie1 on October 13, 2013, 12:35:04 pm
I have only just looked at Goodreads after Amanda linked it on here. I like the way I can read about books such as this one. I have been using librarything but I think I prefer Goodreads.

I'm reading a chick lit at the moment. Nobody but Him by Victoria Purman.
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Post by: Halex on October 13, 2013, 11:25:49 pm
Just finished Gone Girl, coudnt put it down :)
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Post by: Wonder on October 13, 2013, 11:48:56 pm
I'm reading Big Brother, it was on our book club list but I was a little slow and the others started and hated it so took it off the list before i got to it! I was really curious to still read it and finding it interesting.
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Post by: courton on October 14, 2013, 12:07:37 am
Just finished 'How to be a good wife' . Interesting read and a bit sad really.
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Post by: courton on October 14, 2013, 12:09:13 am
Also finished jasper Jones for my book club. I was the only one who hated it. Thought it was Famous Five meeting Aust. Women's Weekly!
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 14, 2013, 12:09:56 am
Just finished Gone Girl, coudnt put it down :)

Hally your back!!

I am sure you have something to ad to the shopping thread. LOL!
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 14, 2013, 12:17:19 am
Just finished 'How to be a good wife' . Interesting read and a bit sad really.

I tried and I wanted to read it but found the trial bit  tedious and long winded in the first person. I will put it on my wish list for when I have more patience for words.  I want to know Marta's  whole story.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 14, 2013, 12:18:49 am
Also finished jasper Jones for my book club. I was the only one who hated it. Thought it was Famous Five meeting Aust. Women's Weekly!

Could not agree more. Probably recommended  by a book clubs teenager. Utter.

Gert
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Post by: courton on October 14, 2013, 12:25:27 am


Re Jasper Jones, I am so glad I have someone else other than me who felt this way. I think the person who chose the book was quite dumbstruck by my review and a bit offended! So then I had to go into a spiel about book clubs being good for robust discussions! I belong to two book clubs and I call this a foodie/ book club. Yummy food but everyone is terribly polite about the book selection and no one actually says they don't like a book!!!!
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 14, 2013, 12:32:10 am
I guess I would not be invited to join that one Courton!

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2013, 07:04:27 am
I really enjoy my bookclub. We meet in the local library so no one does any food. We have people in totally different age ranges and from all walks of life, although ex teachers do dominate a little. There is always at least one person who doesn't like the book and our discussions are good. One lady writes heaps and can go on but who cares. I was the only person who enjoyed The Paris Wife so I had a lot of defending to do that night. :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 14, 2013, 07:26:04 am
Not so sure I want to read this either but what did you like about it?

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2013, 08:22:38 am
I just enjoyed reading about the horrid way he treated her, and the company that they kept. Thinking what a silly woman she was to put up with it. I guess I have become interested in that era since becoming involved with the Model A cars.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 14, 2013, 08:27:00 am
Yes  interesting relationship. Though I have not read this book I have read others about their/his/her life.  Wonderful era for cars and characters.

Gert
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Post by: Halex on October 14, 2013, 10:59:49 am
Just finished Gone Girl, coudnt put it down :)

Hally your back!!

I am sure you have something to ad to the shopping thread. LOL!

Yes were back.

Piles & piles of shopping ;D ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 15, 2013, 07:59:40 am
Yahoo Amazon just sent me the latest Inspector Lynley book by Elizabeth George  and it was $2 cheaper than when I first ordered it for Kindie last May.

Gert
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Post by: deedub on October 16, 2013, 05:13:41 am
Yahoo Amazon just sent me the latest Inspector Lynley book by Elizabeth George  and it was $2 cheaper than when I first ordered it for Kindie last May.

Gert
I've had 2 of those books which I borrowed from a friend sitting on my shelf unread for years, they're huge hard cover versions so no good for reading on the train! I really got into that series years ago, had no idea it was still going.
I've just finished 'The Cuckoo's Calling' and absolutely loved it, couldn't put it down. I wonder if this is the beginning of a series, definitely left me wanting more! What to read next?
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Post by: Emme on October 16, 2013, 06:24:22 am
Just starting Burial Rites
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Post by: cookie1 on October 16, 2013, 06:38:48 am
Marie I will be interested to see what you think of this. I have it sitting there waiting for me. DD said she didn't really enjoy it that much.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 16, 2013, 06:42:18 am
I did like it  but found it took me a while to finish it.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on October 16, 2013, 12:54:04 pm
Finished reading "The Rosie Project" the other day. A very enjoyable read - loved it to bits.

Am now reading Mark Kurlansky's "Salt - A World History" which is shaping up well.
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Post by: KarenH on October 16, 2013, 07:43:25 pm
To those people who recommended "the light between oceans" - thank you thank you thank you !!   I absolutely loved it!  Having grown up around south-west WA myself made it even lovlier

Have just started The Rosie Project, and am enjoying that too.
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Post by: Wonder on October 16, 2013, 09:59:58 pm
I enjoyed the Rosie Project
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 17, 2013, 12:06:15 am
I think there were quite a few of is who enjoyed the book Karen and the Rosie Project as well.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 02:05:10 pm
I am just about to start Ghost Child by Caroline Overington. It is our book club book this month.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 17, 2013, 02:57:34 pm
Nearing the end of The color purple.  Not sure if I've read it before??? Most likely not, but I am enjoying it if I have.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 17, 2013, 04:32:32 pm
I enjoyed the Color Purple too CP.Liked the film as well although the book was adapted for the screen.
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Post by: Emme on October 19, 2013, 04:51:58 am
Thank you Amanda for the Goodreads link, it is great  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 19, 2013, 09:08:00 am
I'm enjoying Goodreads too. So much more information than librarything I have been using.
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Post by: deedub on October 20, 2013, 03:54:36 am
Just started reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Think it will take me a while to get through - I enjoy historical fiction but I find the writing style of this a little annoying and confusing. Or maybe that's just because my head feels like its full of cotton wool at the moment!
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Post by: courton on October 22, 2013, 12:08:13 pm
Just finished reading Capital by JOhn Lochester on the recommendation of my librarian. Enjoyable  read about the residents in a London street just before the GFC.

Just about to read Michelle de kretser's book Questions of travel.
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Post by: Amanda on October 23, 2013, 06:21:28 am
I hadn't read historical fiction since reading Jean Plaidy when I was a teenager, but I just loved Mantels books and couldn't put them down. Can't wait for the next one. I think I most enjoyed how contemporary she makes the politics feel.

Just started reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Think it will take me a while to get through - I enjoy historical fiction but I find the writing style of this a little annoying and confusing. Or maybe that's just because my head feels like its full of cotton wool at the moment!
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Post by: Amanda on October 30, 2013, 11:59:50 am
Finished reading Mark Kurlansky's "Salt" - brilliantly researched, accessibly written and a must for anyone interested in food & history.
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Post by: deedub on November 07, 2013, 12:33:41 am
Well I really loved 'Wolf Hall' and will probably download the sequel, but right now I'm reading 'Anna Karenina' by Tolstoy as I had downloaded it ages ago for free. Enjoying it so far - I like to dip into the classics every now and then...
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 07, 2013, 12:47:43 am
And I am reading my newly arrived gift of INFAMY by Lenny Bartulin and enjoying it so much I don,t want to go shopping .

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2013, 04:41:49 am
I see you have bread Gert. That will have to do. I am reading a book by Loretta Hill. It is from Net Gallery and is to be released soon.
Our book club book this month is Room by Emma Donaghue. I really enjoyed that, but it did give me an icky feel.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 07, 2013, 04:57:44 am
Had to go shopping to buy the meat to make the potted beef. Only cost me $160.LOL!

Would you recommend Room . I have looked at it a couple of times but not sure if I need to read it.

Gerg
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Post by: Wonder on November 07, 2013, 05:01:35 am
I thoroughly enjoyed Room as did the other three members of my bookclub.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2013, 08:10:08 am
As the title says it is written about a woman kept in a room. Quite a good read I thought.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 07, 2013, 08:19:08 am
I really enjoyed it except for the end. All of a sudden it seemed the author got sick of writing and just hurried it.
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2013, 08:24:34 am
I bet the woman got sick of being in that room and was glad the author hurried it CP ;)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 07, 2013, 08:26:10 am
ha ha, I think so JD  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 08, 2013, 09:49:52 am
I agree CP. it sort of just stopped and finished.
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Post by: Amanda on November 12, 2013, 07:26:46 am
I enjoyed Room - although to say one enjoyed it isn't quite right. It looked at other issues around that sort of long term confinement that I hadn't thought of.
I've just read the Booker short-listed "Harvest" by Jim Crace. An excellent read.
Also "The Telling Room" which is about a piece of cheese (in a roundabout sort of way) - also excellent.

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Post by: Gertbysea on November 12, 2013, 08:30:16 am
I am still trying to finish Infamy but keep getting distracted. My  Amazon account had a recent boost so downloaded three Baldacci books I have not read.
Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 12, 2013, 08:38:00 am
Just finished The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly and vey much enjoyed it, unfortunaely the other two books in the trilogy, The Wild Rose and The Winter Rose, aren't available in Kindle so it is very frustrating.
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Post by: Amanda on November 13, 2013, 04:25:03 am
Just finished The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly and vey much enjoyed it, unfortunaely the other two books in the trilogy, The Wild Rose and The Winter Rose, aren't available in Kindle so it is very frustrating.

Oh, that's just annoying!
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 28, 2013, 08:47:51 pm
Amazon has these Kindle books cheap today.

Gone Girl $3.29

Cuckoo's calling $3.29.

Gert
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Post by: Wonder on November 28, 2013, 08:56:05 pm
Thanks Gert, I was planning on getting cuckoo's calling.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 28, 2013, 09:00:01 pm
I lenjoyed that very much Wonder.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 29, 2013, 12:35:56 am
Am currently reading "Defending Jacob" which is about a lawyer whose son is accused of murdering another class mate. Blow me down if I cannot remember the name of the book that I read before that  ???
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Post by: Wonder on November 29, 2013, 02:15:04 am
Gert is there a special code or anything for The Cuckoo's calling? I've just had a look on Amazon and it's over $15.
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Post by: mcmich on November 29, 2013, 06:28:27 am
I finally got Burial Rites from the library and didn't have time to read it  :'(  When May rolls around I will be catching up on all the books I've missed.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 29, 2013, 06:44:48 am
Bugger wonder. Probably just for the US market.

I just bought  Defending Jacob. Looks interesting.

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2013, 07:27:47 am
I finally got Burial Rites from the library and didn't have time to read it  :'(  When May rolls around I will be catching up on all the books I've missed.

What's happening in May Michele?
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Post by: cookie1 on November 29, 2013, 11:30:46 am
I'm very curious too.  :D
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on November 30, 2013, 09:08:41 am
Grr went to buy gone girl realised I was from Australia so it's changed all my settings :( gone girl was $3.89 went up to $12!
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Post by: Amanda on November 30, 2013, 12:12:37 pm
Grr went to buy gone girl realised I was from Australia so it's changed all my settings :( gone girl was $3.89 went up to $12!

I often find that with amazon specials - really ticks me off.

I've just finished reading "The Woman Upstairs" - a book about an angry lonely woman. Very good reading.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 30, 2013, 08:49:36 pm
It really is a bummer. I hate that. Ever time I see that I think of Kevin Rudd doing a trade off and trashing the legislation which would have allowed us to have cheaper books. The Woman Upstairs is$15 so I put it on my wish list hopefully it may come down a bit in the future.

Gert
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Post by: courton on November 30, 2013, 11:25:48 pm
Just started reading 'the husband's secret' by Liane Moriarity...enjoying it so far.
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Post by: mcmich on December 03, 2013, 05:18:46 am
I finally got Burial Rites from the library and didn't have time to read it  :'(  When May rolls around I will be catching up on all the books I've missed.

What's happening in May Michele?

I will be finished my course  ;D
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Post by: Droverjess on December 03, 2013, 05:40:34 am
Just started reading 'the husband's secret' by Liane Moriarity...enjoying it so far.

Just read that. 40 pence from charity shop!
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Post by: Jude59 on December 04, 2013, 03:27:53 am
I enjoyed that book too!
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Post by: cookie1 on December 04, 2013, 05:52:38 am
Received our new book club book last night. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It certainly looks different. I bought Patricia Cornwell's Dust today. It was cheaper at K Mart than as an e book. I enjoy 'who dunnits. '
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Post by: deedub on December 04, 2013, 11:14:36 am
Finally finished Anna Karenina - bit of a marathon effort but I'm glad I did it! Feel like something contemporary now so downloaded Barracuda by Christos Tsolkas (probably spelt it wrong), ebook was under $10. Also downloaded The Luminaries and The Secret Keeper, both also under $10 - should be set for summer holidays now!
Did I mention I love my kindle? :)
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Post by: EmeraldSue on December 04, 2013, 12:10:12 pm
I ve just read "All Good Things" by Sarah Turnbull which I enjoyed. It's a memoir which covers her life married to a Frenchman and their stay in Tahiti.
 I bought a couple of books at the fete to read on holidays - Phantom by Jo Nesbro, and the hypnotists love story by Liane Moriarty (which I picked up because her name has been mentioned on this thread)
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Post by: jo_nz on December 05, 2013, 10:25:38 pm
I'm reading Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver at the moment and enjoying it - except my Kobo is not behaving and still tells me I'm 1% through it (maybe it's REALLY long  ;) ) and I lost my place when I charged it.  Not sure if it's the book format or my slightly worn out Kobo. 
Next up is The Luminaries, but I also just collected Room from the library which I reserved a while ago, so I'd better get onto that one too before it's due back again! 
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 05, 2013, 11:33:15 pm
I'm thinking of downloading "The Round House" next
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Post by: Mama Fergie on December 09, 2013, 01:02:47 pm
I just finished reading "the husbands secret" by Liane Moriarty and was disappointed in many ways. It failed for me in the descriptive narrative and I found it difficult to find a true connection with some of the characters. I found the story line was good but didn't  live up to expectation
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Post by: rainbow on December 12, 2013, 09:58:59 am
I thought the ending of The Husband Secret was the best part, really enjoyed as did my daughter
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Post by: courton on December 12, 2013, 10:19:26 am
I thought Gone girl and the husband's Secret are good holiday reads. Perfect with a glass of wine in one hand...
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 12, 2013, 10:34:52 am
Just finished  One Evil Act an Inspector Lynley novel by Elizabeth George. This one is focused on his offsider Barbara Havers and her Pakastani neighbour.

Different from the usual Inspector Lynley and a welcome change.



Gert
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Post by: deedub on January 03, 2014, 04:37:35 am
So far these holidays I've read Barracuda (much more palatable than The Slap) and The Secret Keeper which I really enjoyed. Will probably start The Luminaries next.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 03, 2014, 06:26:24 am
I didn't like The Slap at all. I have just finished Dust. I don't seem to have got much reading done lately. I have until Tuesday night to start and finish my book club book. I do work best under pressure. :-))
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on January 04, 2014, 10:16:44 am
So many books I search for on kindle say currently unavailable. So annoying! Both Gone girl and the husbands secret.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on January 07, 2014, 10:37:42 am
Every now and again, you come across a book that you really enjoy. A book that leaves you feeling good inside, that is funny and poignant and well written. A book that you want all your friends to read too, so that they can share the magic of the book. For me, this book is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio.

My MIL lent me this book, and she wrote me the following note inside the cover: "Reading this book is like watching a feel-good film and, if you don't get a tear in your eye at the end, I'll be surprised"
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Post by: BeezeeBee on January 07, 2014, 10:50:06 am
Haven't read a book for ages. So happy to get time during our short getaway to just read. Finished The Black Box by Michael Connelly within 2 days. Love Harry Bosch :)
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Post by: Halex on January 07, 2014, 11:00:12 am
Haven't read a book for ages. So happy to get time during our short getaway to just read. Finished The Black Box by Michael Connelly within 2 days. Love Harry Bosch :)

Huge Bosch fan both of us, think we have read them all :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 07, 2014, 12:03:20 pm
Love. Harry Bosch. Looking up Wonder now ES. Thank you.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 07, 2014, 12:07:02 pm
Only $5.94 on Kindle ES  is Wonder .  Thank you JD.

Gert
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Post by: BeezeeBee on January 07, 2014, 12:10:07 pm
Hally, I've read most of the older Harry Bosch books. Michael Connelly is such a brilliant author. Was quite sad when I finished all his books a few years ago. Glad that Harry is back :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 07, 2014, 01:22:20 pm
Why are you thanking me Gert?
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Post by: cookie1 on January 07, 2014, 01:27:24 pm
Errr, did you have a helpful hand in its purchase Judy?

I had book club tonight. I really enjoyed The Purple Hibiscus but was the only person that did. Our next book is The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I might read something else before I read that. I got Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris from the library. I have read a bit of it and it seems good. DD and I are going to listen to him when he comes to Perth toward the end of the month.
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Post by: judydawn on January 07, 2014, 01:31:36 pm
Not that I remember Cookie LOL
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 07, 2014, 02:21:02 pm
I've read The Elegance cookie. Not the most exciting book, sort of plods along like a hedgehog possibly, but like a lot of foreign films and quite realistic.
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Post by: Emme on January 07, 2014, 07:49:41 pm
Only $5.94 on Kindle ES  is Wonder .  Thank you JD.

Gert
  Thanks Gert and ES will download
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 07, 2014, 08:24:36 pm
Cookie David Sedaris is a very funny guy. Love his books and views on life.

Gert
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Post by: EmeraldSue on January 07, 2014, 09:32:43 pm
Hope you both enjoy Wonder.
I loved Elegance of a Hedgehog, but I lent it to some of my friends and they couldn't get into it. It's not an easy read, but is enjoyed it.
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Post by: KarenH on January 07, 2014, 09:38:59 pm
I've just finished Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver at the moment.  Its been around for several years, but somehow I missed it, and thoroughly enjpyed it.  I gave it to DH to read (who usually onlyl reads military history books), and he is enjoying it too.  So much so, that he went to the library yesterday and borrowed Lacuna by the same author for me  ;D

ES, sounds like "Wonder" will have to be added to the reading list too.  Thanks for the recommendation!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2014, 12:39:58 am
Cookie David Sedaris is a very funny guy. Love his books and views on life.

Gert

Thanks for that Gert. I think it is 24th January we are going to listen to him. I hope to have read a couple of his books by then.
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Post by: kyton on January 09, 2014, 10:32:19 am
Just finished "Sycamore Row" by John Grisham and now onto "The Gods of Guilt" by Michael Connelly.
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Post by: deedub on January 09, 2014, 11:25:17 am
I've read The Elegance cookie. Not the most exciting book, sort of plods along like a hedgehog possibly, but like a lot of foreign films and quite realistic.
Totally agree CP, spot on.
Just started The Luminaries, think it's going to take me a while!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 09, 2014, 11:31:56 am
thats my next book deedub after The Snow Child
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Post by: Droverjess on January 10, 2014, 10:02:12 pm
The map
By TS learner.
Bought in a charity shop and suitably passing the time on journeys.
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Post by: mab19 on January 11, 2014, 05:37:14 am
Just bought Dan Brown's Inferno today, so have yet to start it.
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Post by: Thermesa on January 11, 2014, 12:50:03 pm
Read The Washerwoman's Daughter while away. My first cover to cover read in what seems like years. Hard to put down. Now I've got the reading bug. Looking forward to sourcing some more from here from the library.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 12, 2014, 01:11:07 pm
I've just started Di Morrissey's latest The Winter Sea. So far it isn't bad. They are a light read usually set some where in Australia.
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Post by: jo_nz on January 12, 2014, 06:50:40 pm
I've got Wonder waiting for me to collect at the library.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Just read a young adult novel by a NZ author that was on the recommended list by the library staff.  Brainjack by Brian Falkner.  It was okay - I think I will recommend it to my 13yr old bookaholic nephew, but didn't appeal to me as much as some (but then I'm not really the target demographic).
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 12, 2014, 06:56:24 pm
Just downloaded Wonder, will get started on it today.
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Post by: deedub on January 29, 2014, 10:57:28 am
Finally finished The Luminaries, really enjoyed it but still scratching my head trying to work out the plot, which is a bit frustrating after reading over 800 pages! Keep thinking about it which I guess is the sign of a good book.
Need something completely different so have just downloaded my first Harry Bosch book - Black Echo.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 29, 2014, 11:32:47 am
I'm reading a penny dreadful until I start my book club book.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 29, 2014, 02:33:25 pm
Dee dub I'm reading the luminaries now. The first chapter I found extremely boring - couldn't follow what was being said, and often caught myself daydreaming with eyes not even fixed on the page. My sister thoroughly enjoyed it and said it has a complex plot, so after a couple of weeks I've made it somehow to chapter 2. It can only get better.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 29, 2014, 08:16:58 pm
Careful Deedub you'll get hooked.

Just had to toss 4  freebies out after reading less than a chapter of each. Doesn't matter as for every few which are all but unreadable you find a gem.


The program for the Adelaide writers Week is out today so must see who and what. Thinking of going again this year.

Gert
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Post by: YvonneBr on January 29, 2014, 08:23:25 pm
I'm Reading a Dutch thriller, so that's of no interest for you, but I recently read "Stoner" by John Williams, and found that really worthwhile. Besides these books, I read a lot of cooking books.   😊😊
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 30, 2014, 07:38:51 am
Looks like I'll be in Adelaide the week after you, Gert ... I followed you to Hobart last year and now I'm following you to Adelaide ... we may manage to both be in the same place at the same time one day :D

Does anyone know the correct order in which to read Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of books?  I saw one today called The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon - the title alone sounds brilliant and I would absolutely love to get it, but, from reading the outline it is obvious that I have missed some of the books in the series so want to read them in order.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 30, 2014, 07:44:47 am
Look around here and you will find the order somewhere. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_3?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=no1+ladies+detective+agency&sprefix=No1%2Cnull%2C938

What a shame Marina. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the authors coming to the festival . All his books will be available in the book tent I expect

You coming to Hobart in October?

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 30, 2014, 07:47:28 am

Wikipedia had the list.


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998)
Tears of the Giraffe (2000)
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001)
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002)
The Full Cupboard of Life (2004)
In The Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004 – also known as The Night-Time Dancer)
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007)
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009)
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2011)
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (2012)
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013)[1]
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Post by: mab19 on January 30, 2014, 08:42:59 am
Just finished Dan Brown's Inferno.  Some food for thought in that one.
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 30, 2014, 09:53:47 am
Thanks for that list, Gert.  I never think of looking in places like Wikipedia or even Google, I never have time to really explore what the internet offers, so, thanks, I appreciate your help.  I enjoy getting inspiration from everyone on here - I hadn't even heard of a kindle until it was mentioned on here (I think by faffa, many years ago).

I probably won't be in Hobart, but it is still a possibility for me.  I will decide nearer the time.  I would love to join you and it is very tempting, but can't make a commitment yet.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 30, 2014, 11:52:41 am
I hope you can make it Marina.
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Post by: Gertbysea on January 30, 2014, 09:09:52 pm
Me too.

Gert
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Post by: Jamberie on January 30, 2014, 09:56:20 pm

Wikipedia had the list.


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998)
Tears of the Giraffe (2000)
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001)
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002)
The Full Cupboard of Life (2004)
In The Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004 – also known as The Night-Time Dancer)
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007)
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009)
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2011)
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (2012)
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013)[1]

I doubt realise there were so many in this series.  I enjoyed the first four, and foundthe style quite unique. Has anyone read the whole series?
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 30, 2014, 09:59:52 pm
I haven't read the whole series ... yet.  But I will.  Did anyone see the TV series?  Wasn't it good.  I loved the secretary, I really think she stole the show - but that's not taking anything away from the other actors, they were all brilliant and well cast.
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Post by: Jamberie on January 31, 2014, 04:38:42 am
I saw the start of the tv series and loved it. I thought a good job was done to maintain the integrity and characters of the books.
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Post by: courton on January 31, 2014, 08:55:33 am
Loved the TV series!
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Post by: Jamberie on March 06, 2014, 10:26:01 am
http://elitedaily.com/news/technology/this-insane-new-app-will-allow-you-to-read-novels-in-under-90-minutes/

I just saw this...there are examples at the bottom...amazing!
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Post by: Bedlam on March 06, 2014, 12:46:08 pm
Wow Jam, i want it. How amazing is it and so quick.  Someone has thought outside the square.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 06, 2014, 10:02:49 pm
Just back from the wonderful writers festival in Adelaide. The highlight was hearing Andrew McCall Smith. He was an absolute hit and I fear I may now have to read more of his many many books. I have now downloaded the first of his  The  Sunday Philosophy Club , the first of his 44 Scotland Street and more of his No 1 Ladies  Detective agency series. Not yet sure about Corduroy  Mansions series.

Must read and on wish list is The Forgotten Rebels of  Eureka. Loved  her talk.  Beautiful intelligent and articulate.

Must must read and already downloaded is Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang the author of  Wild  Swans. She was most charming and  compelling.

Also on wish list is Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Loved  his talk.

Sorry was I that I had both bothered  to buy and read Barracuda. I was really pi$$ed off that I wasted an hour of my life listening to Christos Tsiolkas. A most inarticulate and chaotic book and author in my opinion.  Hopelessly written and I found it painful to listen to him as he could barely form a thought or finish a sentence which is evident in his book as well

Hats off to Adelaide for once again presenting a wonderful event which was beautifully situated in the Pioneer Womens Memorial Garden. A beautiful venue with good food, wine,clean toilets and professionally run. South Australians should be very proud.

Gert

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Post by: cookie1 on March 07, 2014, 12:49:34 am
That's good that SA did well Gert. DD attended the Perth Writers' Festival and was very disappointed that the few good authors that came only spoke on the Friday, not the weekend. I haven't read Barracuda, although DD has it. I hated The Slap.

I just read my first Louise Penny book for book club. A light who dunnit that I enjoyed. I will be finding more of her books.
I'm reading Colleen McCulloch's, Sins of the Flesh at the moment. Only finding it mediocre so far.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 07, 2014, 03:07:11 am
The Slap was too light and lacked guts. I'm surprised it was made into a movie. I never felt enthused enough to see the movie.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 07, 2014, 03:26:31 am
Me either. I prefer books to movies anyway.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 07, 2014, 04:14:00 am
I say don't waste precious reading hours on Barracuda. I still do not know what it is all about.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on March 07, 2014, 04:46:27 am
Thanks for the advice. I won't. :D
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Post by: djinni373 on March 08, 2014, 06:57:24 am
Just back from the wonderful writers festival in Adelaide.
Really enjoyed reading your wrap-up Gert. Sounds like a great festival. I loved the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency on tele. May have to think about a kindle to cope with all Andrew McCall Smith's books after that glowing recommendation.

The Slap was too light and lacked guts. I'm surprised it was made into a movie. I never felt enthused enough to see the movie.
Same here. I though it was a big fuss about very little.

I'm reading Colleen McCulloch's, Sins of the Flesh at the moment. Only finding it mediocre so far.
I have read couple of her books and found them twisted and not in a good way.

I have been re-reading "The Amtrak Wars" books by Patrick Tilley. A blast from the past because last time I read them I did not have children ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 08, 2014, 07:01:47 am
Gosh, I had forgotten all about The Amtrak Wars - it seems so very long ago since I read them.

I would love to read all the Pern books by Anne McCaffrey again, but last time I looked they didn't have them all for kindle  >:(
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Post by: troupie on March 09, 2014, 05:20:34 am
A few weeks ago I read a very inspiring book called When the Dust Settles by Rob Cook (true story). Just finishing off an Agatha Christie, Mrs McGintys Dead; light reading but I love the Poirot and Miss Marple books. I love this thread as I am hearing of some good books I wouldn't find just browsing the library. Am still getting used to the ereader.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 09, 2014, 05:38:02 am
Where do you live troupie?

I was just reading the Weekend Australian's book reviews  which set me off on another tangent.  Stephen Romei was at the Adelaide writers festival so be sure to reach his review of the Fest in his regular column. So many books so little time.

Gert
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Post by: EmeraldSue on March 09, 2014, 10:03:50 am
I ve read a few books lately, my favourite being Debra Adelaide's "The Household Guide to Dying". I enjoyed it so much that I also read a book of her short stories too. I've just finished an early Ian Rankin book - it was a spy story. I didn't enjoy it as much as his Rebus novels as I don't really like spy books but I really like his writing, so I thought it was worth a read.
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Post by: troupie on March 10, 2014, 10:53:06 am
Gert I live in the suburbs of Perth; actually I have just made your biscuits and when I get off this machine I am going to eat one as they smell great; cant wait until after dinner. After cooking and sewing I love reading and am still collecting recipe books and love to sit and just read them like any other book.
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Post by: Droverjess on March 10, 2014, 10:03:50 pm
Just Been lent the fishing fleet. By Anne de courcy
( husband hunting in the raj)

It comes very recommended by sister, mother and mother's good friend.

Expect it will take ages as not much time for reading!
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Post by: troupie on March 11, 2014, 08:03:57 am
I have finished Agatha Christie (not all of them of course as there was about 80 in the set I got for the ereader) and have moved on to Arthur Upfield and one of his Bony stories about the Australian bush around 1930. I like paper books as well but some of them get a bit heavy to hold.
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Post by: AmandaN on March 11, 2014, 08:13:44 am
I am rereading Cross Stitch/Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, gearing up for the TV series later in the year.  Cannot wait! :)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 11, 2014, 08:19:26 am
Troupie I loved the Bony books.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 11, 2014, 08:20:24 am
Just Been lent the fishing fleet. By Anne de courcy
( husband hunting in the raj)

It comes very recommended by sister, mother and mother's good friend.

Expect it will take ages as not much time for reading!


Ooooo that is on my wish list along with about 40 others! So little time and so many books!

I have finished Agatha Christie (not all of them of course as there was about 80 in the set I got for the ereader) and have moved on to Arthur Upfield and one of his Bony stories about the Australian bush around 1930. I like paper books as well but some of them get a bit heavy to hold.


I agree troupie. No good in the bath either.  at least I can hold the kindle with one hand and a glass in the other

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 11, 2014, 06:53:42 pm
I am rereading Cross Stitch/Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, gearing up for the TV series later in the year.  Cannot wait! :)
Is Cross Stitch the first or fourth book in the series?  I have just been on the Amazon site and in one place it says it is book one, in another area it says it is book four ... I am confused!
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Post by: Droverjess on March 12, 2014, 08:24:47 am
Cross stitch is first. Brilliant series, have read them all.
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Post by: Amanda on March 22, 2014, 04:41:56 am
Just Been lent the fishing fleet. By Anne de courcy
( husband hunting in the raj)

It comes very recommended by sister, mother and mother's good friend.

Expect it will take ages as not much time for reading!


Ooooo that is on my wish list along with about 40 others! So little time and so many books!


I have finished Agatha Christie (not all of them of course as there was about 80 in the set I got for the ereader) and have moved on to Arthur Upfield and one of his Bony stories about the Australian bush around 1930. I like paper books as well but some of them get a bit heavy to hold.


I agree troupie. No good in the bath either.  at least I can hold the kindle with one hand and a glass in the other

Gert

LOVED the Fishing Fleet - read it last year after she was here at Writers Week.

I've been a very neglectful forum member of late, so missed the fact that you were here for Writers Week, Gretchen! It would have been good to catch up over a drink or two.

Writers Week was wonderful, yet again. I read several writers before it began ( Margaret Drabble, Jung Chang & Elizabeth Gilbert) and enjoyed them all. Have also read Helen Dunmore's The Lie after listening to her speak. It was an excellent book and beautifully written. It was particularly evocative for me as we visited the Somme in January.

Also thoroughly enjoyed "Swindled" by Bee Wilson. It's all about the history of food fraud - past & current - very interesting.

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Post by: troupie on March 24, 2014, 02:15:24 am
Gone Fishing by Susan Duncan, a Christmas present put on the ereader for me. Have also read her Salvation Creek books which I loved.
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 24, 2014, 02:20:38 am
I am rereading Cross Stitch/Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, gearing up for the TV series later in the year.  Cannot wait! :)
Is Cross Stitch the first or fourth book in the series?  I have just been on the Amazon site and in one place it says it is book one, in another area it says it is book four ... I am confused!
I am just about to finish Cross Stitch and start on the second book in the series.  I find I have been having trouble putting the book down, so I may have to take a wee "catch up on everything I haven't done for the past two weeks" break before starting on book 2.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 24, 2014, 03:24:01 am
Gone Fishing by Susan Duncan, a Christmas present put on the ereader for me. Have also read her Salvation Creek books which I loved.

Loved her books Troupie. Especially since I know that house. and  area. Dry well. We used to have a big ole boat on Pittwater. Lovely place.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 24, 2014, 03:25:52 am
[Writers Week was wonderful, yet again. I read several writers before it began ( Margaret Drabble, Jung Chang & Elizabeth Gilbert) and enjoyed them all. Have also read Helen Dunmore's The Lie after listening to her speak. It was an excellent book and beautifully written. It was particularly evocative for me as we visited the Somme in January.]

I was a looking out fer ya Amanda but failed to see ya. I had a drink fer ya anyway!

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on March 24, 2014, 06:30:48 am
My last Book Club book was by Louise Penny. I really enjoyed it so will be looking out for some more of her books. They are another crime lot. At the moment DD is doing some judging for Australian Romance books, so I am reading them and offering my 2 cents worth. Not that it is being taken though. Very light, fluffy reading. I am enjoying them in between my crime books though.
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Post by: Amanda on March 24, 2014, 10:54:29 am
My last Book Club book was by Louise Penny. I really enjoyed it so will be looking out for some more of her books. They are another crime lot. At the moment DD is doing some judging for Australian Romance books, so I am reading them and offering my 2 cents worth. Not that it is being taken though. Very light, fluffy reading. I am enjoying them in between my crime books though.

I devour Louise Penny books, Cookie & now also Anne Cleeves who writes the Vera Stanhope series among many others.
I'm having to limit myself with Cleeves - she's written so very many that I'd never get around to reading anything else.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 24, 2014, 12:17:01 pm
I'll look out for the Anna Cleeves books Amanda. Thanks.
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Post by: troupie on March 25, 2014, 09:37:52 am
Gert you are lucky to know the house from the Salvation Creek books; One gets an image from the book of what it looks like and I can imagine walking up all those steps to get home with the shopping. I love hearing about all the books others read on this site as some of the authors I haven't heard of so new ones to read. Thanks to all.
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Post by: Gertbysea on March 25, 2014, 09:53:28 am
Troupie you might like this book set  in the  same area. I know this cafe very very well. Scotland Island is just off the  wharf.

Gone Fishing by Susan Duncan
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Post by: cookie1 on March 25, 2014, 11:04:40 am
I have just started reading my book club book for this month. Where'dmYou Go Bernadette?
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Post by: troupie on March 27, 2014, 05:26:27 am
Thanks Gert; I loved that book.
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Post by: Droverjess on April 03, 2014, 10:55:28 pm
I just read the Soldiers Wife by Joanna Trollope, an excellent read and very accurate and insightful too. Two of my friends from my youth were army wives.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on April 04, 2014, 12:44:46 am
I am rereading Cross Stitch/Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, gearing up for the TV series later in the year.  Cannot wait! :)
Is Cross Stitch the first or fourth book in the series?  I have just been on the Amazon site and in one place it says it is book one, in another area it says it is book four ... I am confused!
I am just about to finish Cross Stitch and start on the second book in the series.  I find I have been having trouble putting the book down, so I may have to take a wee "catch up on everything I haven't done for the past two weeks" break before starting on book 2.

I loved that series  Cuilidh and found it difficult to put the books down once I started. I didn't know about the TV series and will eagerly await it.

At the moment I am reading Philomena by Martin Sixsmith. I loved the movie with Judy Dench and thoroughly enjoying this heart wrenching true story.
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Post by: Delightful Den on April 07, 2014, 01:18:18 pm
I've recently started reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5. It is a bit strange but interesting.
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 07, 2014, 10:14:00 pm
Gosh Den that is an oldie and I'm afraid not a goody. A most depressing book that left me with nightmares.

Gert
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Post by: Halex on April 08, 2014, 12:29:55 am
I have just bought 2 books. Not read the authots before.

I am pilgrim, Terry Hayes
Revenge, Martina Cole

Any good ?
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Post by: cookie1 on April 08, 2014, 04:42:06 am
I like Martina Cole books Hally. I don't know the other author. I have just started reading a Ann Cleeves book recommended by Amanda. I'm enjoying it so far. 
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Post by: Amanda on April 08, 2014, 08:42:51 am
I like Martina Cole books Hally. I don't know the other author. I have just started reading a Ann Cleeves book recommended by Amanda. I'm enjoying it so far. 

I hope you enjoy it Cookie - I'm addicted!
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Post by: KerrynN on April 27, 2014, 01:07:08 pm
I have recently finished The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. A mystery of a different kind, with funny characters, set in Denmark. My recent bookclub book was The Invention of Wings, which was confronting but good. I have also recently finished Dust by Hugh Howey, the final in his Wool series.

For those with eReaders you may wish to check out http://tuebl.ca/ where you will find LOTS of free ebooks. I have found some fantastic books here. My tip though is to not be tricked by the download links (many of which are adds), when you get to the actual book page and you want to download it, click 'download options'.
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Post by: Delightful Den on April 28, 2014, 01:41:21 am
I am half way through The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Lately I seem to alternate between modern and classic books. It might be time for another Jane Austen.
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Post by: pennyp on April 28, 2014, 04:18:45 am
I am just about to start reading 'Marley & Me' by John Grogan
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Post by: Cuilidh on April 28, 2014, 04:30:03 am
That's a lovely book, Pennyp, hope you enjoy it.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 28, 2014, 07:19:36 am
I'm almost finished Concealed in Death by JD Robb. It is her latest. I then have to refresh my memory with Gone Girl. I have read it but it is our book club book for this month.
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Post by: troupie on April 28, 2014, 10:25:19 am
Have just finished The Winter Sea by Di Morrissey (light story) and now starting Educating Alice by Alice Greenup (true story about a Melbourne girl going to live in outback QLD).
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on April 28, 2014, 11:52:59 am
Looking for Alaska by John Green. Just started.
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Post by: pennyp on April 28, 2014, 01:53:04 pm
Thanks Cuilidh, it looks good :)
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Post by: KerrynN on May 20, 2014, 01:23:05 pm
Thanks to whoever it was that recommended Wonder. I really enjoyed it and have suggested it as our next book club book.

I've also just finished The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West - I do not recommend it! It was patchy as to the story, poorly written, and felt very rushed at the end in trying to marry the revisionary story with the real story.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 21, 2014, 02:50:11 am
Our book club book this month is The Dinner. I loved it. Very different to lots of books though.

I've just finished Rachael John's latest book. Outback Blaze. It is rural romance but she is a friend of DD's. I enjoyed it. Very light and set in WA. DD won a set of 4 books for me for Mothers' Day and I started to read one and it was utter garbage. Poorly written, stupid subject and boring. I bought the latest Jeffrey Deaver last weekend I may read that next.
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Post by: Gertbysea on May 21, 2014, 04:09:00 am
I loved The Dinner cookie.

If you love T2 you would love this book by an Aussie Josephine Moon  The Tea Chest. When I was in T2 the other day the manager told me about it . Said it was charming and only $2.07 on Amazon on the day!  I loved it for being a light weight good read which I read in one sitting.

I then when to Josephine Moon's FB page and told her how much I liked it and she replied that she got the idea from Tea 2 which was no surprise.

There was  glaring editorial error which I dismissed as obviously they had no one familiar with the Thai language....still they could have researched it before publishing I feel.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 21, 2014, 05:06:10 am
Haven't read for a long time, so I'm making a start back into it and am enjoying "A Tale for the Time Being"
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 12, 2014, 10:19:44 am
I am ready yet another Edward St Aubyn book which is very different  from his past books. Lost For Words . If you know anything at all about the Man Booker Prize you will love this book. Absolutely hysterical.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on June 12, 2014, 12:22:25 pm
I've just read Jeffrey Deaver's latest. I really enjoyed it, especially with all the twists at the end. I'm reading a chick lit by Victoria Purman at the moment.
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Post by: Bedlam on June 16, 2014, 10:32:29 am
The tea chest is out for $4odd today on amazon.com.au.  Not as cheap as when it was recommended by Gert but reasonable I thought.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 16, 2014, 10:56:02 am
I would pay $4 maybe not $10 but it is a nice little read and a bit of fun. I liked the characters. It is a good I between read . You know. Heavy light heavy light.

Gert
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Post by: EmeraldSue on June 16, 2014, 01:10:00 pm
I've had some time to read lately, so I've got some crime books downloaded into my iPad which I'm steadily working through. I've caught up on Sue Grafton's alphabet series and read S,T,U ,V and W. My MIL lent me Dana Stabenow's Though Not Dead, and I really enjoyed it so now I'm working my way through the series from the beginning. It's set in Alaska. I love reading about life in different countries and most of what I knew about Alaska was from watching the TV series Northern Exposure.
Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: mab19 on June 17, 2014, 12:33:54 am
I'm almost finished reading "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman . 
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 17, 2014, 01:58:36 am
"A Tale for the Time Being" was quite good with some interesting thoughts on suicide, bullying, dysfunctional familys, and Japanese customs. Once the story was  told though I was bored to tears with a barrage of facts at the end which I just skipped through but got the jist of why it was there.

I feel a little ho hum towards the current celebrity trend of saying they were bullied at school. I think there is a difference between bullying and teasing (the odd bit of), although both are not acceptable. The bullying this poor girl was subjected to was of the worst possible nature, and coupled with what was going on at home and the lack of family and school support, the real hero of this story is the grandmother around which the story is loosely woven.

Started reading "The Dinner" cos it was mentioned on here that it was good.

Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: Gertbysea on June 17, 2014, 02:08:55 am
I'm almost finished reading "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman . 

Are you enjoying it?

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 17, 2014, 02:18:31 am
Just ordered The Tea Chest
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Post by: EmeraldSue on June 17, 2014, 02:19:30 am
Gert,

On your recommendation I gave my MIL The Light Between Oceans for her birthday. She told me that she wouldn't have picked it for herself, but was enjoying reading it. I just have to wait for her to lend it to me now :)
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 17, 2014, 02:35:24 am
I probably would not have picked it either but I really loved it. The writing was wonderful.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 17, 2014, 02:40:02 am
Just ordered The Tea Chest

There is an interesting article on Josephine Moon's  FBI page.

https://www.facebook.com/JosephineMoonAuthor?ref=ts&fref=ts

Gert
Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: mab19 on June 17, 2014, 05:41:21 am
I'm almost finished reading "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman . 

Are you enjoying it?

Gert


Yes Gert I am enjoying it. 

I don't seem to get much time to read lately but this book was given to my 14 year old GD via a book club at school and she didn't want to read it so gave it to her mum, who gave it to my DH who gave it to me.  When I have finished it I will give it back to GD and tell her to read it.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 17, 2014, 09:20:02 am
Because I am having a hard day today, a friend sent me a copy of a page out of his book called “Letters of Note” to cheer me up – I can’t re-print the copy of the page I received, it is just a wee bit naughty, but if the rest of the book is as much fun as this one page is nothing was going to stop me from buying it (as a gift to me).  I somehow think it would be better as a hard-cover than kindle so went to the Book Depository only to discover that the author (Shaun Usher) has compiled a second book of much the same name so I promptly ordered both and am now looking forward to receiving them ... soon, I hope.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 17, 2014, 09:37:00 am
Shun Usher has a web site with  nearly 1000 letters on it http://www.lettersofnote.com Fascinating . It will be a good read  cuilidh!

Gert
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Post by: judydawn on June 17, 2014, 10:58:06 am
I hope it had the desired effect Marina  :-* :-*
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Post by: mcmich on June 19, 2014, 09:10:03 am
Really excited, I received notification from the library that Monday Morning Cooking Club is mine for two weeks.  ;D

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Post by: judydawn on June 19, 2014, 10:01:44 am
Great idea Michele, one you can give back and not have to give away down the track.
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Post by: goldfish on June 19, 2014, 10:06:01 am
Really excited, I received notification from the library that Monday Morning Cooking Club is mine for two weeks.  ;D

Brilliant idea, Mich!  I think I should get back to using the library more often than I do !!
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Post by: jo_nz on June 20, 2014, 12:49:53 am
I'm loving the library at the moment - reserving book recommendations online and then collecting when they have got them in.  Great way to "shop."  ;D  My sister gave me a booklovers calendar for my birthday - a different book review/description each day, so any that appeal get added to my library saved list too.  Should keep me going for quite a lot longer than a year though!

Our library also has a pretty good e-book borrowing service, although often have to wait a while.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2014, 12:59:41 am
Libraries have certainly changed a lot over the years. Mine has a chat morning with treats. Next week is a local author coming for a chat.  My Island Homicide  buy Catherine Titasey. Had to download and read it before I meet her.

Also just downloaded the lasted JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. The Silkworm.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on June 20, 2014, 06:07:53 am
That was my shopping this morning Gert. I picked it up at K Mart. $15
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2014, 07:59:55 am
That was my shopping this morning Gert. I picked it up at K Mart. $15
The. Galbraith? If so. I think I paid $16 something on Amazon . Kindle is not cheap these days. Bloody politicians.

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 20, 2014, 09:43:04 am
I agree the price of Kindle books is sneaking up  >:(
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 20, 2014, 09:45:01 am
I agree the price of Kindle books is sneaking up  >:(
It was inevitable, I guess, but very frustrating, especially when you have to battle through the non-existent proofing and checking in many of them.  Sometimes I get so angry because there are so many errors it totally destroys the flow and enjoyment of reading the books.
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Post by: courton on June 20, 2014, 10:19:59 am
$20 for the latest Diana Gabaldon book!
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Post by: cookie1 on June 20, 2014, 12:23:04 pm
DD checks Amazon, Kobo and wherever before we buy. K Mart was the best price we could find. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 20, 2014, 02:09:13 pm
DD checks Amazon, Kobo and wherever before we buy. K Mart was the best price we could find. I'm looking forward to reading it.

I agree, but I  not want to read book books anymore. Makes me cranky big time.

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Post by: cookie1 on June 21, 2014, 12:50:51 pm
Fair enough. I love how I can take the Kindle or Sony ereader everywhere. Sometimes the book doesn't fit in my bag !
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 21, 2014, 09:45:29 pm
The reason I got the kindle was because it is so easy to travel with - it travels upstairs with me, it travels downstairs with me, it has gone shopping, to the dentist, to the doctor, it goes driving with me, flying with me, it has seen all sorts of countries with me ... I would be lost without it now.

However, the one genre of book I hate on the kindle is a cookbook - I HAVE to have the hard copy.  So apart from the books I bought last week from Book Depositry, everything else is now on my kindle and I love it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 21, 2014, 10:44:29 pm
Exactly right . The kindle is always with me. If I  have forgotten it I used to panic but now I have a mini IPad which is attached to me I am still never without a kindle. Sometimes I just have to have both at all times!  The very thought that I could not read while waiting would drive me nuts and you can be absolutely sure I would,never pick up,a stray mag in a doctors waiting room. Yuk times ten. ;D

Gert
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Post by: Emme on June 22, 2014, 12:20:15 am
Me too Gert, I love my kindle.  The only thing I find a pain is quite often the book I want is not available here in Aus for Kindle. 
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2014, 01:35:10 am
Me too Gert, I love my kindle.  The only thing I find a pain is quite often the book I want is not available here in Aus for Kindle. 

Do a favour and write to you federal member of parliament and tell him to get rid of the parallel importing restriction on books!

Gert
Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: cookie1 on June 22, 2014, 11:53:46 am
I don't have any cookbooks on my ereaders at all. I don't think I would like them either. I hate magazines in doctors rooms. The are usually so old, or if not you get to an interesting article and you are called in.  :'(
Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2014, 12:40:43 pm
I just don't wann touch them cookie. I never sit in a chair with arms either. If it is full of snotty noes kids I stand !

Gert
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 22, 2014, 02:26:09 pm
I tried to only buy cookbooks to put on my iPad but I've reneged on that scheme. I think I'm buying more cookbooks than ever and I don't know what to do. Apart from the fact that I don't think I can squeeze another book in. I need to have a purge probs which will be hard.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 22, 2014, 08:27:44 pm
Finished reading The Tea Chest yesterday - we were doing a trade stand with a lot of slow times in it so it was perfect light reading for that.  I enjoyed it, it was an easy read, somewhat predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 22, 2014, 09:40:47 pm
Glad you liked it Culiidh. It was just a lovely light read. Nice for a change of pace.

Gert

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Post by: Emme on June 23, 2014, 12:56:15 am
Do a favour and write to you federal member of parliament and tell him to get rid of the parallel importing restriction on books!
Gert
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Already done that Gert.

Just started Gone Fishing at the moment
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 23, 2014, 01:54:50 am
Do a favour and write to you federal member of parliament and tell him to get rid of the parallel importing restriction on books!
Gert

Already done that Gert.

Just started Gone Fishing at the moment
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Good one!

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on June 23, 2014, 12:44:59 pm
Has a hone read Wife22?  It is my book club book for this month. I am reading Karen Slaughters latest at the moment.
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Post by: troupie on June 26, 2014, 06:17:59 am
Death on the Nile for me at the moment; I did read it years ago but since getting the e-reader and a whole set I am re reading them all again.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 26, 2014, 07:49:55 am
It's perfect weather for reading troupie.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 26, 2014, 10:47:28 am
Just finished reading The Dinner. Here he was talking about how much his brother and his family annoyed him and then he drops a clanger. Most unusual man with a very cold unfeeling family to match.

Started reading "Stoner" this morning which is apparently an old classic that has recently enjoyed a comeback.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 26, 2014, 10:49:10 am
I enjoyed the book CP. Not great but ok.

Gert
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Post by: Droverjess on June 29, 2014, 11:14:34 pm
Been reading freebies on the kindle.

Just read Lillian's story, by Sally Patrick gardener
And
The last telegram by liz trenow
And
The colour of heaven by Julia Maclean
And
The villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmonson
And long time coming by edie Claire

They were easy reads while on trains and waiting in waiting rooms. Nothing taxing and the pages kept turning!
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Post by: cookie1 on June 30, 2014, 05:47:57 am
They sound interesting DJ. The kindle is so good for things like that. You probably wouldn't have bothered carting that many books with you.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 30, 2014, 06:27:01 am
That's a lot of reading, DJ, sometimes you just need something that you can pick up and put down again.
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Post by: Gertbysea on June 30, 2014, 08:46:12 am
Yes the Kindle is great for waiting rooms and travelling. You do need a variety depending on your mood. I am loving my new Kindle White. Finding it so much easier on these old eyes at night and after a few glasses of.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 30, 2014, 09:04:34 am
Are any kindles coloured print these days (i.e. photos, etc.) or are they all still black and white print?
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Post by: flavourofthemonth on June 30, 2014, 09:10:45 am
The Kindle Fire is in colour although I'm not sure of the availability of services on it in Australia. I looked at it when it came out quite some time ago but found we couldn't use it to its full extent. I also just want to read books. I prefer the plain ol Kindle. I have my iPad for all the other stuff. 😊
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Post by: flavourofthemonth on June 30, 2014, 09:14:22 am
I'm currently reading The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham. An Aussie story. I'm about a third of the way through. It's ok. Good enough to keep going.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 30, 2014, 09:15:56 pm
The Kindle Fire is in colour although I'm not sure of the availability of services on it in Australia. I looked at it when it came out quite some time ago but found we couldn't use it to its full extent. I also just want to read books. I prefer the plain ol Kindle. I have my iPad for all the other stuff. 😊
The colour is really only for the 3 recipe books I have downloaded ... things somehow don't look so appetising or interesting in b&w.   :(

I am sure I can survive without colour!
Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2014, 12:00:04 am
Marina do you have an iPad?  Well you have a computer so download Kindle on your computer or iPad and there you have it all colour cookbooks. Not as convenient but you get a better view.  I have Kindle on all my devices.

I am loving the features on my new Kindle Light and it is totally different from the Kindle touch I had and hated and gave to my GD? I have a friend who is going to get the Kindle Fire so may be able to review it

gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 01, 2014, 04:39:15 am
I'm a bit of a klutz with things like that, Gert.  I use a PC all day (and most other times as well) at work / home and didn't know I could download my kindle onto it.  Does it give me 'live' access to what is currently on my kindle, or only to those things that have been removed from the kindle a put into 'My Account"?  And, how do I get it on to my PC??  I know you are an iPad girl, but perhaps a non iWhatever person can help me?
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2014, 06:31:06 am
OMG Marina you have been doing it hard? I have no idea how to do any of that stuff on my actual Kindle.  I do everything  through my PC or IMac . Let me think now. ........of bugger I will have to leave you for a moment and figure it out. Bl$$dy brain dead some days.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2014, 06:44:12 am
Easy peasy. Go to Amazon.com and click on free reading apps. All there. Once you have done that then you can manage every book you have bought in the manage your content and devices. All the books come onto your PC. So much easier to manage I expect.

Any problems just ask.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on July 01, 2014, 06:56:59 am
Gert, how is this for brain dead? My DH is mucking around with lawn mowers. He came in this morning laughing. He had changed the engine on one to make it better, except he had taken the bad one off, put it down, gone away to do something else, then put the bad one on again thinking it was the good one.
Nearly as bad as putting the coffee in the fridge. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2014, 07:02:40 am
Love it cookie. Too funny. Ah well. Does it work any better though?

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 01, 2014, 08:08:34 am
Gert, thank you so much for your help.  I'll try to sort that out tonight or tomorrow morning.

Cookie, give your husband a big hug from me for giving me a big laugh when I read your post.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 01, 2014, 09:47:37 pm
Got it, Gert, thanks.  I think it needs a bit of refining, but it is working so that is the main thing.  At least I can now enjoy the recipe books.
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 01, 2014, 10:10:45 pm
Good on you. I don't know how you "managed" your kindle without it.  You must be clever with it. If I can' tree it I can't do it so have always used the computer. In fact I downloaded Kindle for my PC before I had an actual Kindle and was reading books there!


I ham reading Delicious by Ruth Reichl a food writer. This is a novel not her usual book and is light and funny sort of Devil Wears Prada ilk.

Gert


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Post by: cookie1 on July 02, 2014, 02:30:32 am
Gert, thank you so much for your help.  I'll try to sort that out tonight or tomorrow morning.

Cookie, give your husband a big hug from me for giving me a big laugh when I read your post.

Will do. At least he laughed about it instead of getting cross. No Gert, it didn't go better!
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Post by: EmeraldSue on July 14, 2014, 01:06:10 pm
I have just finished reading my way through Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak detective series based in Alaska. I got to the dramatic end of the 20th book only to discover that I'll have to wait until 2016 for the next book in the series.  :-[
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 14, 2014, 01:10:57 pm
I have just finished reading my way through Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak detective series based in Alaska. I got to the dramatic end of the 20th book only to discover that I'll have to wait until 2016 for the next book in the series.  :-[

Nooooooooo!

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 14, 2014, 08:16:46 pm
That is so frustrating when that happens, ES.  I empathise with you!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 15, 2014, 05:52:24 am
Oh ES how disheartening.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 15, 2014, 07:34:15 am
Thats a disappointingly long wait ES  :-))

I just finished reading 'Stoner' which wasn't too bad. It wasn't a thrilling book, but it was readable and quite an easy read.

I've just started "The Husbands Secret" and I'm not too sure about it from what I've read so far. Think I can guess the plot line.
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Post by: Droverjess on August 11, 2014, 08:34:07 am
Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth a freebie on the iPad passed many an hour at the Hospital.
Really enjoyed it, such characters.
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Post by: troupie on August 11, 2014, 08:54:09 am
Bought Liz Byrski's Bad Behaviour on Saturday and hopped into bed to have a good read and realised I had it out from the Library last year and only got some of the way into it and didn't like it even though I have liked some of her other books. Obviously had a very senior moment when I got it this time. Luckily I have a friend who wants to read it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 11, 2014, 09:03:51 am
Reading Bittersweet by Colleen  McCullough which is nice after reading two intense John Puller  novels by David Baldacci.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 11, 2014, 09:05:24 am
Bought Liz Byrski's Bad Behaviour on Saturday and hopped into bed to have a good read and realised I had it out from the Library last year and only got some of the way into it and didn't like it even though I have liked some of her other books. Obviously had a very senior moment when I got it this time. Luckily I have a friend who wants to read it.

Disappointing when you do that. Thank goodness whe you buy a book on Kindle from amazon they will tell you if you already bought it. Saved me a couple of times!

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on August 11, 2014, 09:24:06 am
Troupie I did that once but fortunately, like you a friend wanted to read it.
I've almost finished Somethingy Fishy by Shane Maloney. I read the first chapter in the bookshop the other day so decided I wanted to finish it. As I read further I found that this event didn't continue, but it has turned out to be pivotal in the story after all. I'm enjoying it.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on September 14, 2014, 12:55:59 am
I haven't  had any time to read recently and hoping for some book recommendations.
I have many unread books  as yet on my kindle but haven't got the time or inclination to look through them at the moment.
Any suggestions welcome. ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on September 15, 2014, 09:01:31 am
I'm reading the latest Kathy Reichs and have the next JD Robb to read next. What sort of books do you like MF?
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Post by: zebby on September 15, 2014, 01:59:02 pm
Card Play and Improvers Bridge. I would think they would put me to sleep but they don't!
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Post by: Emme on September 19, 2014, 12:40:15 am
The Bookbub site is quite good for people with Kindles, E readers etc   I cannot get the link to work at the moment but if you put it in google I am sure it will come up.  I have found that although some titles are listed as free by the time I get to them that has changed.   
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Post by: courton on September 19, 2014, 01:19:09 am
Our local library has just joined BOrrow box. You can borrow ebooks and audiobooks with just one click. Their previous attempts with overDrive and other software was too cumbersome. Go to the App Store and download the free app and see if you can access ebooks from one of the libraries using this service.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 19, 2014, 03:41:16 am
I've started Wolf Hall but being on my Kindle its hard to turn to the front to read who the characters are in each chapter. I thought I bookmarked the first page, but then I spent so much time fiddling that I lost interest. I must investigate the X-ray feature next time I pick it up...
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Post by: cookie1 on September 19, 2014, 01:55:09 pm
I'm about to start a Stella Rimington book. It isn't her latest, I picked it up in Melbourne for $5.
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Post by: troupie on September 22, 2014, 09:51:15 am
I am just reading the Dough book you recommended Cookie; used to read all Kathy Reich books but found they got a bit too gruesome for me; funny how our tastes change as we get older.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 04, 2014, 10:18:51 pm
For those who loved The Rosie Project. There is the sequel  The Rosie Effect. Haven't read it yet. Just downloaded it.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on October 05, 2014, 12:33:55 am
I've started Wolf Hall but being on my Kindle its hard to turn to the front to read who the characters are in each chapter. I thought I bookmarked the first page, but then I spent so much time fiddling that I lost interest. I must investigate the X-ray feature next time I pick it up...

I adored that book & it's follow up, Bringing up the Bodies -and I don't even like historical fiction. Mantell manages to make the politics of the time seem very contemporary.  I couldn't have read it in my kindle tho - way too much need to refer to the front.
What is the x-Ray feature?
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Post by: achookwoman on October 05, 2014, 02:45:13 am
Don't come on here much.  Love to see what everyone is reading.
I read mostly murder/ mystery light weight crap.  Puts me to sleep.  Only read in bed. Have just finished The Rosey Project,  loved it.  We have a very dear friend who is just like the 'Hero.'   Couldn't stop laughing. Have down loaded 2 Stella Rimmington for Tassie.  Reading ' The Few' by Nadia Dalbuono.  Like her writing style.  Ral bought this for me at Readings, is was book of the Month.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 05, 2014, 04:19:59 am
Great feature in the touch kindle.

   
Last edited 3 months ago by Jim.henderson
X-Ray (Amazon Kindle)
X-Ray is a reference tool incorporated in Amazon Kindle Touch and later models, the Kindle Fire tablets, the Kindle app for mobile platforms, Fire Phone and Fire TV.

General reference information is preloaded onto the Kindle device, so that when the feature is used, there is no need to access the Internet disturbing a user's experience. The information can range from encyclopedic content to information about actors featured in a film.

X-Ray lets users explore in more depth the contents of a book, to "get to its bones". Users can touch a word to launch either a dictionary definition or a more in-depth explanation provided by Wikipedia or Shelfari. X-Ray does not connect to the Internet to retrieve information. Instead, it accesses pre-loaded files with relevant information.[1]

The function of X-Ray operates like a concordance, listing most commonly used character names, locations, themes, or ideas. Readers most commonly use it to look up first occurrence of characters, helpful in many-charactered novels.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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Title: Re: What book are you reading?
Post by: Bootobethin on October 05, 2014, 05:43:31 am
I am reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
It is difficult to put down.
Great read.
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Post by: Jamberie on October 05, 2014, 07:11:58 am
I've just started that one too BB :) such great reviews I just had to read it myself (before going to the movie)
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Post by: mcmich on October 05, 2014, 08:49:02 am
I've just started that one too BB :) such great reviews I just had to read it myself (before going to the movie)
I am reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
It is difficult to put down.
Great read.

Not having read the book, I saw the movie today. Apparently told from a different perspective from the book. DH and I enjoyed the movie immensely.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on October 05, 2014, 09:50:10 am
I'm almost finished reading "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman . 

I loved that book :)
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on October 05, 2014, 09:53:43 am
Not reading anything presently. But should pick one up while down here.
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Post by: Wonder on October 05, 2014, 11:11:22 am
I'm reading I am the messenger, I'm really enjoying it. I'm looking forward to seeing Gone Girl, I've read the book and didn't find it as riveting as a lot people I know.
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Post by: Itsnotartitsdinner on October 05, 2014, 12:49:42 pm
This is on sale tonight if interested. https://m.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com.au%2Fdp%2FB00G2USWOI%2Fref%3Dtsm_1_fb_lk&h=TAQGj4fKL&enc=AZOzt-bsfwGQriI5xgovu6F853WaxB_cPRE1IJ7ubBTYebVEAE0hS1c3GlxkstZ_TKnrw-VNwDmzxt0_4cJyY7rV
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Post by: shellshadies on October 05, 2014, 04:30:28 pm
Loved this book! Not generally a fan of thriller but it was in the recommended section at the airport!
I am reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
It is difficult to put down.
Great read.
I love fantasy/sci-fi I'm currently reading The Magician by Raymond Feist :P
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Post by: cookie1 on October 07, 2014, 12:47:22 pm
I'm reading Burial Rites at the moment. It is our book club book for the month. I am enjoying it.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 07, 2014, 11:40:05 pm
 I loved the book and found it fascinating.
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Post by: achookwoman on October 08, 2014, 05:46:06 am
.'The Few',  a very good read. A real page turner.  Well written, well paced, believable characters and current issues and plot. 
Thank to those who have made recommendations.  I have bought quite a few for iPad reading.
Didn't like Gone Girl, too slick for my liking.
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Post by: Amanda on October 12, 2014, 12:36:56 am
I'm reading Burial Rites at the moment. It is our book club book for the month. I am enjoying it.

Cookie that book is wonderful  & written by an Adelaide Hills girl!
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Post by: cookie1 on October 13, 2014, 03:40:11 am
Thanks Amanda, I didn't realise she was from Adelaide. It's a great story.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 13, 2014, 05:18:44 am
Mound her very interesting when I heard her at the Adelaide Writers  Festival last March.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on October 13, 2014, 07:48:06 am
How exciting Gert.
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Post by: Amanda on October 15, 2014, 01:45:53 am
Recently finished a biography on the widow Clicquot, the woman who made Veuve (French for widow) Clicquot famous and changed the world of champagne production.
Yesterday I finished a great book on my Kindle Called "The Sisters Brothers". A western so not anything I would ever normally pick up, but it came highly recommended and is brilliantly written.
Now reading "My Notorious Life" by Kate Manning and picked up during my recent visit to the Tenement Museum in New York City. It's shaping up very nicely.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 15, 2014, 02:41:07 am
I'm reading a rural romance that was written by a friend of DD. I enjoy her books. Rachael Johns. Not intellectual reading but I find it entertaining.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 20, 2014, 02:02:34 am
The Rosie Effect is wonderful following on from The Rosie Project.

Gert
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Post by: Wonder on October 20, 2014, 02:41:48 am
I've just downloaded The Rosie effect, I loved the Rosie project so glad you enjoyed the new one. I'm reading The Husbands secret at the moment, quite easy reading but not bad.
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Post by: Amanda on October 20, 2014, 02:43:19 am
The Rosie Effect is wonderful following on from The Rosie Project.

Gert

I wondered what the follow up was like. The Rosie Project was a giggle.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 20, 2014, 03:20:22 am
I am laughing out loud at some of Don and Rosie's antics.

Gert
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Post by: Rotorchef on October 20, 2014, 05:43:25 am
Hmm I am knee deep in bureaucratic red tape documents at the moment...... A necessity that I appreciate but do they have to be so monotonous and  mind-blowing patronising :(

That said I guess there are all sorts of scams to get into Australia in exactly the same way as there are for the UK.  Oh well... On on I guess.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2014, 05:48:01 am
Sadly that's life RC. Hopefully they will come to an end soon.

I'm looking forward to reading The Rosie Effect. I loved The Rosie Project. Lots of chuckles as you say Gert. I sort of felt sorry for Don at times.
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Post by: Meagan on October 20, 2014, 06:00:56 am
This is a novel written by a friend of mine here in Perth :)

I am more of an audio book girl but read this one in just under two weeks! A record for me ;)

http://magpienovel.com/?page_id=31
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Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2014, 06:48:12 am
I'll look out for it Meagan. Have to support local writers.
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Post by: Meagan on October 20, 2014, 07:41:29 am
Thanks Cookie ;). It will be available from November 3rd at Crow books and Nosh in East Vic Park, The book Cafe in South Perth and there is a book shop in Denmark that stocks it also, hopefully more independent book shops will sell it soon too!
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 20, 2014, 07:53:13 am
Sounds delightful. Megan. I put it on my book list.

Gert
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Post by: Meagan on October 20, 2014, 04:07:37 pm
Sounds delightful. Megan. I put it on my book list.

Gert

 :-*
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Post by: achookwoman on October 20, 2014, 11:09:08 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/21/yhe2uzy6.jpg)

I know it isn't 'literature'.   But well worth a read.   Especially if you are going to Tassie.
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Post by: Mama Fergie on October 27, 2014, 11:00:03 pm
I downloaded the entire 'outlander' series by Diana Gabaldon on kindle while awaiting my flight from Hobart to Melbourne yesterday.
I have the books apart from the latest one but they are somewhere in unopened  boxes in our garage and Gayle put me in the mood to read them again as she is currently doing the same. Really enjoying the first one as its years since I first read the series and so much easier on kindle as your whole library fits in your handbag as we all know.
Thanks Gayle  ;D
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Post by: courton on October 28, 2014, 04:01:49 am
Worth seeing the Outlander series recently on Foxtel.

I really enjoyed the books. Some more than others.

Currently reading Follett's last book in the trilogy...Edge of Eternity.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 28, 2014, 04:55:09 am
I read a couple of scurrilous novels by Rebecca Raisin on the plane to and fro. I enjoyed them both.
Back to The 100 Year Old Man who Jumped out the Window for book club.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 28, 2014, 08:54:06 am
Cookie I recently read that for the third time just for fun!
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 28, 2014, 07:07:24 pm
I see there is also a book The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out The Window and Disappeared ... is that the same or different? 
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Post by: Wonder on October 28, 2014, 07:34:15 pm
I started Big Little Lies last night , it seems an interesting book.
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Post by: Bedlam on October 28, 2014, 08:29:55 pm
I am reading The Rosie Effect, thanks to all who recommended the two Rosie books. I am loving them.
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Post by: Wonder on October 28, 2014, 10:03:37 pm
Rozey effect is next on my list.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 29, 2014, 06:22:01 am
I see there is also a book The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out The Window and Disappeared ... is that the same or different? 

That is the one I meant. Jet lag or the 3 hour time difference.  ;D ;D I am still waking up early and wanting to go to bed at 8.  ;D ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 29, 2014, 08:02:50 am
tried reading that one cookie, but it was getting a bit silly and far fetched so I stopped. Be interested to know what you thought about it
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Post by: cookie1 on October 29, 2014, 11:15:49 am
I've been trying to read it for a couple of weeks CP. It isn't thrilling me.
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 29, 2014, 11:59:38 am
The100 yer old man is polarising . I loved it. Considered it whimsy  a first. Then I re read it Amd got some more out of it. The third time I got it. Laughed my head off.

Gert
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Post by: Amanda on November 02, 2014, 07:10:12 am
I just finished "The Lady in Gold" about Gustav Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer and loved it.
Not sure what I'll start next, but have a new copy of "Fool" the Swedish food magazine so might thumb through that.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 02, 2014, 08:38:17 am
I'm now reading The Break by Deb Fitzpatrick. It is set in Margaret River. About a young couple who decide to go down there when they lose their jobs. However they become involved in trying to prevent a development go ahead. I'm really enjoying it.
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Post by: Bedlam on November 02, 2014, 08:42:51 am
Must remember that one Cookie, sounds like me.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 02, 2014, 08:55:18 am
maybe its based on the development that is planned for the back of Gracetown ?
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Post by: cookie1 on November 02, 2014, 10:58:26 am
I've just checked the book CP. You may be right. The author is from Fremantle, the book published by Fremantle Press and is a 2014 book.
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Post by: shellshadies on November 04, 2014, 09:09:56 am
I started Big Little Lies last night , it seems an interesting book.
I read this a little while ago Wonder, couldn't put it down really enjoyed it :)

I'm still reading Raymond Feist just started the 3rd Series, The Serpentwar Saga.  Really enjoying his books :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 04, 2014, 07:39:27 pm
I'm still reading Raymond Feist just started the 3rd Series, The Serpentwar Saga.  Really enjoying his books :)
I've just finished his Riftwar trilogy and enjoyed that so will now look into The Serpentwar Saga.
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Post by: shellshadies on November 04, 2014, 08:25:32 pm
I'm still reading Raymond Feist just started the 3rd Series, The Serpentwar Saga.  Really enjoying his books :)
I've just finished his Riftwar trilogy and enjoyed that so will now look into The Serpentwar Saga.
Don't forget to read 'The Krondor Sons' books first Cuilidh!
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 05, 2014, 12:56:59 am
OK, thanks, will do.
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Post by: KarenH on November 11, 2014, 04:51:16 am
I have been reading Helen Garners book "This House of Grief".  While the subject matter is pretty dark (non-fiction, following a murder trial in Victoria), it is extremely well written, easy to read, very thought provoking and gripping reading.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 11, 2014, 05:11:53 am
I have just read "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" which was very enjoyable. I joined a book club with my friends as a spot came up, and this was the book which I read in 2 days flat. We're not talking about it until mid Dec so I may have to write a few notes so I remember what it was all about  :D

Halfway through "The Girl she Left Behind" which is really good also. Have temporarily abandoned "Wolf Hall" as I was not quite into it.
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Post by: Amanda on November 11, 2014, 06:33:44 am
Karen - we never even got around to talking about books at lunch today!!
I was given Garner's new book for my birthday and was going to start it yesterday, but had a tough day and wasn't up the gruelling subject matter, so I started reading a murder mystery instead.
This House of Grief will be my next read.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2014, 06:35:34 am
I'm reading Michael Connolly's latest. I'm loving it.
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Post by: KarenH on November 11, 2014, 06:42:36 am
Karen - we never even got around to talking about books at lunch today!!
I was given Garner's new book for my birthday and was going to start it yesterday, but had a tough day and wasn't up the gruelling subject matter, so I started reading a murder mystery instead.
This House of Grief will be my next read.

I have just this minute finished it Amanda - I will be most interested to hear what you (and any others that read it!) think of it.
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Post by: meganjane on November 14, 2014, 01:53:13 pm
Amanda, I enjoyed, The Girl She Left Behind.

Our Book club book this month is Ten Years a Slave. It is written in such a matter of fact way with very little emotion, that there's no empathy from the reader. The language, of course, is old fashioned, but to the level where it doesn't engage the reader. We're going to be watching the film at our meeting, so hopefully, that will engender more emotive feeling.
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Post by: Emme on November 14, 2014, 10:09:50 pm
Just starting  The Escape  by David Baldacci
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Post by: cookie1 on November 14, 2014, 10:53:03 pm
I love his books Marie. I think I will be doing quite a bit of reading over the next few weeks.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 14, 2014, 11:17:40 pm
Snap Emme. Just finished it last night about midnight. At last we find out about Robert!  I enjoyed it and now cani't wait for the next one.

Might starts Gray Mountain or The Burning Room after I finish the Sat papers and read the SMH on line. Good day for reading in the pool.

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 15, 2014, 01:53:08 am
Today's  Weekend Australian has the Summer Reading Guide  supplement . Wonderful .

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on November 15, 2014, 03:37:06 am
I've almost finished The Burning Room. Good reading.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 15, 2014, 04:09:13 am
I hope you finished it before going to theatre.

I decided to hols that one and went with a cheapie or freebie the Loyal Servent a British thriller

Gert
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Post by: Bedlam on November 15, 2014, 09:28:09 am
I have just finished Liz Byrski's   Food, Sex and Money.  A GF lent it to me on Tuesday.  I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Amanda on November 15, 2014, 01:26:04 pm
Today's  Weekend Australian has the Summer Reading Guide  supplement . Wonderful .

Gert

Ooh, haven't looked at the paper yet, Gert. this will end up costing me and adding to my TBR list!
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 15, 2014, 10:37:56 pm
Amanda I found a few on the list I wanted to read but I had already read them. There were another few but maybe books.

Thanks Bedlam, I just downloaded Family Secrets by Liz Bryski. I had  not read one of hers lately until you reminded me.

Gert
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Post by: Emme on November 17, 2014, 08:47:30 am
I must say I did enjoy reading The Escape by David Baldacci, looking forward to the next one
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 17, 2014, 09:30:32 am
I am glad we found out about Robert Puller Emme.

Gert
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 17, 2014, 09:01:35 pm
I'm reading Liz Bryski's , Food Sex and Money,  really enjoying it, I haven't read a book for months. Thanks Bedlam.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 17, 2014, 10:07:34 pm
I've just started reading The Rosie Project again before getting the sequel.  It is such a gem of a book and so hard to put down I tend to forget that I have got to go to work, make dinner, etc. 
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Post by: judydawn on November 17, 2014, 10:31:27 pm
I've also started reading again but at this stage I'm just borrowing books from the Morpeth library for now.
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Post by: Emme on November 17, 2014, 11:18:26 pm
I am glad we found out about Robert Puller Emme.

Gert

Yes, very glad Gert, I had often wondered what had happened to him. 
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 17, 2014, 11:48:51 pm
It was driving me nuts not knowing Emme.

Gert

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Post by: Bedlam on November 18, 2014, 12:03:23 am
I've just started reading The Rosie Project again before getting the sequel.  It is such a gem of a book and so hard to put down I tend to forget that I have got to go to work, make dinner, etc. 

Sounds like me Marina, I love a great book but have no discipline, nothing else gets done!  I loved the Rosie project.
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 18, 2014, 02:25:50 am
Sound like I might have to get the Rosie project when I' m finished this one.  I also get engrossed and nothing gets done until I've finished the book.   Judy I down loaded this one from the library, great stuff e'books from the library just do it from the comfey chair in the lounge. 
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 18, 2014, 04:33:46 am
Just finished The Girl She Left Behind. I enjoyed it, but towards the end it started to be less so in my eyes as it went a bit cheesy. It went from being a great book to a good book.

Have just started 'My Notorius Life'...
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Post by: mcmich on November 24, 2014, 10:08:10 pm
I've just downloaded the free Kindle app for androids and had to look at this thread to see what to read first. Looks like Food, Sex and Money and The Rosie Project. Off to get them now.  :D
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Post by: Wonder on November 24, 2014, 10:18:42 pm
I loved the Rosie Project and have just finished reading The Rosie Effect which I really enjoyed but not quite as much as the first one.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 24, 2014, 11:46:37 pm
I loved the Rosie Project and have just finished reading The Rosie Effect which I really enjoyed but not quite as much as the first one.

Yes, I have read a few reviews over the past couple of days and it seems that the sequel isn't as good as the first book.  What a shame.
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 25, 2014, 01:36:07 am
I loved the Rosie Project. Had a few giggles.  Now reading Fiona McCullum, Paycheque, not into it yet like the last one I read of hers , I can't remember what the title was, although I remember the sequel is called THE button Jar. 
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Post by: mcmich on November 25, 2014, 05:45:50 am
I've read that a lot of you get free books from Amazon. How does that work? All I can find is the daily free downloads which are a 15 minute Jamie Oliver recipe etc.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 25, 2014, 05:50:13 am
I am sure I put a link here somewhere with the website that sends you hundreds every, day. A lot of crap but some hidden gems. I ain't wading through so as soon as it arrives in my mailbox  I will post it. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it. LOL!

Gert
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 25, 2014, 05:53:57 am
Too funny. Here it is http://www.dailyfreebooks.com. Name says it all. Over 1400 today alone!


Gert
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Post by: mcmich on November 25, 2014, 05:56:23 am
Thanks Gert.  ;D
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 25, 2014, 06:26:03 am
Too funny. Here it is http://www.dailyfreebooks.com. Name says it all. Over 1400 today alone!


Gert
I started using that site when you first posted the link, Gert, but got so annoyed at the editing (or should I say, LACK of editing) of so many of the books I just couldn't stand reading them and rarely go to the site any more. It is a great shame as I am sure I am missing out on some of those gems you mention.  Maybe I'll give it another go.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 25, 2014, 07:06:13 am
I agree Marina. The trick is to edit your preferred genres as much as you can then I only look at those that have so many pages or a certain number of stars or reviews. Then I click on the book and go to amazon and read some of the reviews discounting the first 4 or 5 as being friends of the author. . You can devise your own criteria.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 25, 2014, 07:21:23 am
read some of the reviews discounting the first 4 or 5 as being friends of the author. .

Gert
You are right there, Gert.  I will have to be a little more strict in how I look at these books in the future.
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Post by: Aussie Brenda on November 25, 2014, 08:02:04 am
Mich are you a member of your local library,  I think most have e'books available for a three week loan.  It costs nothing.
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Post by: mcmich on November 25, 2014, 09:11:14 am
Yes, I am AB, Get the magazine downloads all the time. That price is exactly right for my budget.  ;D
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Post by: Bedlam on November 26, 2014, 10:59:27 am
Just finished The secrets in the silence by Nicole Trope.
I really enjoyed it, a quick read.
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Post by: Amanda on November 29, 2014, 11:46:53 am
Just finished "If Walls Could Talk" by Lucy Worsley. She is a British historian and this book is about the British history of the different rooms in our homes, from Medieval times onward. She is a terrifically engaging historical writer who writes absorbingly, using quotes, anecdotes and jokes - I love her writing to bits. Very easy to read.
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Post by: djinni373 on December 10, 2014, 06:04:46 am
I am currently reading one of the best books I have ever read. It's called The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett and it was recommended by Chookies lovely DH, Ral. This will be the first of many readings because there is so much in this little tale. This first read is pure fun and I have been banned from reading it upstairs at night :D

Thank you Ral  :-*
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 10, 2014, 06:34:39 am
I love Alan Bennett. All his stuff, plays stories and loved  The Madness of King George.

Gert
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 10, 2014, 07:06:10 am
I love Alan Bennett. All his stuff, plays stories and loved  The Madness of King George.

Gert

Didn't Alan Bennet also write several monologues for TV some years back?  He is such an amazing writer; must try to get The Uncommon Reader.  I am also reading If Walls Could Talk, really fun and interesting as well as being a very easy read.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 10, 2014, 07:27:42 am
The Uncommon Reader is not a new work. Bennet is quite a prolific writer and I am sure many of us would know his essays, books , plays, TVs and movies he has had a hand in.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on December 10, 2014, 11:53:14 am
I'm wizz ing through the Rosie Project again as it is our book club book. Refreshing my memory.
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Post by: Wonder on December 10, 2014, 12:08:12 pm
Not actually a book but is anyone following SErial - This American Life podcasts? It's been recommended to my by a few people and I think it might be the number 1 podcast at the moment. I've downloaded the first 8 episodes but haven't had a chance to listen yet.
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Post by: courton on December 10, 2014, 08:57:36 pm
Addicted to Serial podcasts. Fantastic. Love it!
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 11, 2014, 12:40:57 am
What's it about?
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Post by: courton on December 11, 2014, 05:04:05 am
It was a case bought to the attention of one of the producers of This American Life (one of the top podcasts in USA) about an American guy of Pakistani heritage who is currently in jail for supposedly murdering his Korean girlfriend. The case has so many holes in it that they decided to do a Podcast (with 12 episodes) about the case - fascinating listening to the different perspectives. One week you think he is guilty and next week you think definitely not. It has created so much interest in the social media. Just type in serial podcast and you should get it. Listen from Episode 1.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 13, 2014, 08:06:41 am
I've just finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. I didn't like it at first but then enjoyed it.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 13, 2014, 09:36:35 am
I enjoyed that one cookie. He was abit like Forrest Gump in that he just kept walking. It was a lightt read that is not mentally draining.
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Post by: deedub on December 14, 2014, 04:40:02 am
Oh how I've missed this thread! I always find some good suggestions for my next read. I went through a 'heavy reading' stage for a while there, Bring Up The Bodies, then All the Light We Cannot See, then The Goldfinch. Enjoyed them all but needed something light so I've just emerged after gorging myself on Nancy Mitford. Re-read Love in a Cold Climate, then Don't Tell Alfred, then went back & re-read The Pursuit of Love which I only read about a year ago. Now I've downloaded a biography of the Mitford sisters but might go onto something else for a while
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Post by: Droverjess on December 22, 2014, 08:20:33 am
My sister sent me a secondhand copy of The Diary of a Farmer's Wife 1796-1797 published by Penguin for my birthday.

It's very interesting, so many aspects of farm life are the same over two hundred years later. I am only on page 42 as it is is slow to read with olde fashioned language and spelling. DH is queuing to read it already.

I recommend it to those who are interested in farming and social history.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2014, 08:53:19 am
I would imagine it to be quite a valuable book DJ.

I'm reading JD Robb's latest. Trying to get it finished as I know there are books under the tree for me.
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Post by: Amanda on December 23, 2014, 10:03:54 am
I was totally addicted to Serial - feel a bit lost now that it's over.
Currently reading a very easy read called Korma, Kheer & Kismet - about the street food of Old Delhi.
Quick & enjoyable.
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Post by: trudy on December 23, 2014, 10:25:12 am
DJ, this sounds such an interesting book, just up your alley!  It will be good to read how things have changed or not changed through the years.  I was given a cookbook awhile back that is 93 years old.  Still in quite good condition and it makes a great read.
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Post by: troupie on December 26, 2014, 10:05:17 am
I was lucky and received three books for my e-reader for Christmas.

The Road Back by Di Morrissey
It Started with Paris by Cathy Kelly; and
Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney.

Plenty to read there.
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 26, 2014, 08:04:12 pm
Not exactly the book I am reading, but I bought The Rosie Project for DH for Xmas and I have NEVER seen him read  so quickly and enjoy a fiction book so much before. His norm is scientific / philosophy genre, so this is a first.  If you haven't already read it, DH would happily recommend it.
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Post by: meganjane on December 27, 2014, 12:52:03 pm
The Rosie Project was a beautifully refreshing read. All our Book Club ladies loved it. I'm keen to see the movie! There's also a sequel that I'll also read.

I haven't had time to read novels lately, so am keen to read over the summer period. I'll have to go back in this thread to get some idea of what to download!
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 27, 2014, 08:07:52 pm
The Rosie Project was a beautifully refreshing read. All our Book Club ladies loved it. I'm keen to see the movie! There's also a sequel that I'll also read.

The reviews and discussions I have had are that the sequel is not as good as the 'Project'.  I haven't read it, though, but I don't know that I will.
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Post by: Gertbysea on December 27, 2014, 11:01:12 pm
It is a must read Marina. It is  hilarious.

Gert
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Post by: mcmich on December 28, 2014, 09:49:25 am
I have just down loaded Love Without Limits (an autobiography). I read Nick's first book Life without Limits and can't wait to read this book. He is a man born without limbs, he also has a channel on youtube. If you are ever feeling sorry for yourself, take a look at Nick.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on December 28, 2014, 10:57:53 am
I have had some time to read lately which has been lovely. I have read Helen Garners book "This House of Grief". I love her sparse style of writing, but I found the subject matter difficult.
I needed something lighter next, so I read Grace's Table by Sally Piper. It was a lovely read - Grace was hosting a lunch for her 70th birthday and reflecting about food, friendship and family relationships.
I have just finished the beautifully written Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can't stop thinking about it.
I need something light again, so I'm about to start a book called Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer that I picked up ages ago at the school fete.
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Post by: Bedlam on December 29, 2014, 04:43:23 am
I finished Hello from the Gillespies by Monica Mcinerney this morning, I loved it.  A very easy quick read with a lot I could relate to!
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Post by: Jamberie on December 29, 2014, 11:02:11 am
I love this thread! I recently received a Kobo e-reader as a gift and love it! I started with a light read -Big Little Lies and have now started The Hunger Games :) thanks to the advice here, The Rosie Project is next...
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Post by: cookie1 on December 29, 2014, 11:43:04 am
I enjoy Monica McInernay's writing. I heard her speak about 4 years ago. I've just finished a medical romance. Time for something a little different now.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 29, 2014, 01:02:46 pm
I'm enjoying 'I am Pilgrim', just over the halfway mark. Thinking about what my next book will be.... Maybe the sequel to Rosie Project
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Post by: KarenH on December 30, 2014, 06:18:47 am
I have had some time to read lately which has been lovely. I have read Helen Garners book "This House of Grief". I love her sparse style of writing, but I found the subject matter difficult.

I read this book too, ES.  It doesn't seem right to say that I enjoyed the book, given the subject matter, but I found it gripping reading and hard to put down. 
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Post by: cookie1 on December 30, 2014, 07:29:42 am
I'll have to have a look round for this one.
I started Di Morrissey's latest book last night. Santa gave it to me.
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Post by: Jamberie on January 01, 2015, 07:32:12 am
Finished the Hunger Games (#1). I don't usually like that type of genre but found I couldn't put it down. I will probably read the second one soon but thought I'd join in and read The Rosie Project :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 01, 2015, 08:27:05 am
I received some Dymocks vouchers for Christmas so I checked out the Helen Garner books. They didn't have any but I have put a hold on one at the local library to read with my ereader.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on January 01, 2015, 10:37:33 am
Cookie, see if you can get a copy of Helen Garner's The Spare Room from the library. I loved that book although the subject matter was a little grim again, but it's beautifully written.
I've just been given a large bag of books from a friend, all of which appear to be crime novels. I've just finished Katherine Howell's Deserving Death which I really enjoyed. I have read an earlier novel of hers and I really enjoy reading Australian books. I'm now reading Patricia Cornwell's  The Bone Bed. I have read a lot of her earlier books, but haven't read any for quite some time.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 01, 2015, 11:06:47 am
ES this is the book I have put on order. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love Katherine Howell's books. Actually I like most crime authors.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2015, 05:33:23 am
I finished Sapphire Skies the other day. It is light reading but a beautiful story. I'm reading Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny now. It's just started to get very interesting.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 25, 2015, 06:07:34 am
 Highly recommend The Narrow Road to the Deep North about Aussie soldiers captured as POW's to build the Burmese railway for the Japanese and their lives. I'd give it 5 stars. Now reading We are the Mulvaneys.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2015, 09:23:19 am
Is it very emotive CP?
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Post by: Jamberie on January 25, 2015, 09:33:25 am
Highly recommend The Narrow Road to the Deep North about Aussie soldiers captured as POW's to build the Burmese railway for the Japanese and their lives. I'd give it 5 stars. Now reading We are the Mulvaneys.
I have recently downloaded that one CP, I've only heard good reviews. Until then, I'm reading The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out The Window. It's enjoyable so far.
I loved the Rosie Project and the Rosie Effect
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Post by: Droverjess on January 25, 2015, 08:21:30 pm
I am reading 'we are all completely beside ourselves'. 
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Post by: judydawn on January 25, 2015, 11:13:01 pm
At times we are DJ  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2015, 05:22:44 am
LOL.
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Post by: Droverjess on January 27, 2015, 04:01:52 pm
So true JD,  that's me all the time at the mo!
but the story is quite a new one to me, about sibling loyalty. I can't say more.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 03, 2015, 07:45:06 am
I've just started 'This House of Grief'. I'm enjoying it so far.  I have book club tonight and we are discussing a Louise Penny, Bury Your Dead. I loved it.
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Post by: Katj on February 03, 2015, 08:01:12 am
Jamberie, I have watched the movie , The 100 y.o man who climbed out the window. Both D H and I enjoyed it immensely!
I used to read a lot of books, don't seem to find the time anymore...sad but true, and the trouble is, if I find a good book nothing else gets done.
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Post by: Jamberie on February 03, 2015, 09:47:42 am
I didn't realise there was a movie Katj. I'll have too look out for it.  But now that school's gone back my reading time has decreased so it might be a while!
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Post by: troupie on February 06, 2015, 10:40:10 am
Reading Crimson Dawn by Fleur McDonald at the moment and enjoying it. Fleur is a West Australian author from near Esperance and has written about 5 books.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 06, 2015, 11:39:01 am
I've read a couple of hers troupie. I enjoyed them.
I'm still enjoying This House of Grief.
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Post by: meganjane on March 13, 2015, 06:24:42 am
DJ, I'm reading ''We're All Completely Beside Ourselves" too! Very odd, I'm finding. If it were a true autobiography, I'd accept it, but as fiction, I find it indulgent and verbose.

I must download the 100 Year Old Man. It sounds like a good one. I loved the Rosie Project and Rosie Effect. Both good reads.

I just finished "The Woman Who Stole my Life". Took a while to get into, but I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 13, 2015, 07:10:20 am
I've just finished Cuckoo Calling. I enjoyed it. Not sure what to start tonight. I've just read Runaway Lies. It is a romance book but has the most fantastic mystery entwined in it.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 13, 2015, 08:57:37 am
I'm halfway into "The Girl on the Train" and I am currently enjoying it. I just don't know what this poor girl is going to find out.
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Post by: meganjane on March 13, 2015, 02:25:01 pm
That one sounds interesting, CP. I'll have to see if it's available on kindle.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 13, 2015, 02:31:22 pm
It is MJ, thats what I'm reading it on.
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Post by: courton on March 13, 2015, 10:22:30 pm
Currently reading Roland Perry's The Queen, her lover and the most notorious spy in history...about Queen Victoria's affair with Lord Elphintone. Interesting subject even if it not the best written book I have read.
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 25, 2015, 07:00:27 pm
I have just finished reading a haunting and memorable book called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and will find it hard to forget this one.  It is a story about the amazing life of Louie Zamperini a 1930s American track star and Olympian who met Hitler, a POW in Japan in World War II and his subsequent recovery from the brutality of the POW camps through an initially troubled marriage to his redemption and into his later years.

This is not my usual sort of book, but I was totally caught up in it and couldn't put it down until the very end.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 26, 2015, 12:21:39 am
I just finished Girl on a Train, which I enjoyed. Its being compared to Gone Girl a lot, but I felt the GG was a better read. Have now started on a book called Delirium which is a dystopian novel. I like these every one in a while, my favourite being The Hand Maids Tale.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 26, 2015, 01:01:39 am
I'm reading my first Liane Moriarty at the moment. I'm not sure about it, it seems to jump all over the place. Hopefully things will improve.
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Post by: mcmich on March 26, 2015, 06:37:54 am
I have just finished reading a haunting and memorable book called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and will find it hard to forget this one.  It is a story about the amazing life of Louie Zamperini a 1930s American track star and Olympian who met Hitler, a POW in Japan in World War II and his subsequent recovery from the brutality of the POW camps through an initially troubled marriage to his redemption and into his later years.

This is not my usual sort of book, but I was totally caught up in it and couldn't put it down until the very end.

I saw the previews for this at the movies - I don't know that I could sit and watch it to the end, it looked heart breaking.
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 26, 2015, 07:42:11 am
I have just finished reading a haunting and memorable book called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and will find it hard to forget this one.  It is a story about the amazing life of Louie Zamperini a 1930s American track star and Olympian who met Hitler, a POW in Japan in World War II and his subsequent recovery from the brutality of the POW camps through an initially troubled marriage to his redemption and into his later years.

This is not my usual sort of book, but I was totally caught up in it and couldn't put it down until the very end.

I saw the previews for this at the movies - I don't know that I could sit and watch it to the end, it looked heart breaking.
I don't think I could sit through the film either, although I should imagine the book is more descriptive, at least you can put it down and take a break from it.
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Post by: kyton on March 26, 2015, 08:24:09 pm
We just watched the Amazon TV series of Bosch so now I am starting to read all 20 books in the Bosch collection. I've read probably half of them but this time I'm reading them in order from book 1. Up to book 2 now and we fly to Hawaii on Easter Sunday so I have my flying time all sorted!
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Post by: cookie1 on March 27, 2015, 01:20:53 am
Enjoy Hawaii Kyton. You certainly won't be bored on the plane.
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Post by: kyton on March 27, 2015, 03:30:57 am
Cookie we will - I think we are up to trip 17 so as you can guess it is my favourite place (other then home!).
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Post by: mcmich on March 27, 2015, 05:13:23 am
Ooohhh - Aloha Kyton.  :D
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Post by: bogie1 on March 27, 2015, 05:32:28 am
Just finished Dust of the Land by J Fletcher.  Really good Australian historical fiction about the Pilbara and the iron ore magnets.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 27, 2015, 11:01:38 am
I like the sound of that. My kind of country.
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Post by: troupie on April 14, 2015, 11:55:23 am
Interesting reading; will look for Dust of the Land. At the moment I have gone to the book shelf and am re reading We of the Never Never. Sometimes its nice to remember and story that has been enjoyed a long time ago. Cookie, who wrote Runaway Lies.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 14, 2015, 12:22:58 pm
Shannon Curtis wrote it troupie. I've finished the Liane Moriarty I was reading for book club. Read Katherine Howell's latest, which I loved and have almost finished Rachael John's latest book. Not sure what I will read next. I think maybe Lisa Genova's latest, Inside the O'Briens.
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Post by: mcmich on April 14, 2015, 01:39:27 pm
I love true crime and while away went to the second hand book store and picked up Blood Vows. Really good as it is set in Newcastle. About a Helen Cummings - incidentally her mother Joy Cummings was the first female Lord Mayor of Newcastle and in Australia. Will take the book and leave it at work as I think some of the die hard Novocastrians would enjoy it.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 14, 2015, 01:43:39 pm
I love it when you can pass books on Mich. DD and I try to do it as much as we can.
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Post by: judydawn on April 14, 2015, 02:30:19 pm
I picked up Gone Girl in excellent condition from an op shop in Ballarat for $5, there were many books much cheaper but I particularly wanted to read this one.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 15, 2015, 12:31:34 pm
You'll enjoy it Judy.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 16, 2015, 02:54:20 am
Just starting Apple Tree Yard. Enjoying it so far. Its about a murder and an extra marital affair...
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Post by: cookie1 on April 16, 2015, 07:53:35 am
It sounds good CP.
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Post by: K Atie on October 16, 2015, 10:55:50 am
Bumping this as I am missing everyone's input .
 
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Post by: cookie1 on October 16, 2015, 12:16:19 pm
Welcome to the forum. I'm pleased we are useful for things other than recipes. I've finished the latest JD Robb a while ago. I'm reading an Anna Jacobs at the moment.
My DD is friends with Rachael John's who writes rural romance, so I read her latest a while back.

I read And TheMountains echoed a while ago, I loved that. I've also been a bit gruesome and read a couple of books about death. Stiff was one and the other was Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I enjoyed them both.

What sort of books do you enjoy reading? 
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 16, 2015, 12:30:23 pm
OMG, I think I've read a few good books since this last post. I will have to have a look. I did read the book about the O'Briens that cookie recommended and found it very insightful, a disease which I now am more aware of since this book. Its amazing how reading a book can really make you see how important it can be to be aware of genetically inherited diseases.
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 16, 2015, 02:02:08 pm
I've been working my way through the "Bones" books. I am up to the 5th or 6th book but I have taken a break from these to read some books I got for Father's Day.

So far I have read "X" the latest installment in the alphabet mystery series by Sue Grafton, Usain Bolts autobiography "Faster than Lightning" and now I am reading the fourth book in the Millennium series " The Girl in the Spider Web".
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 16, 2015, 09:50:39 pm
Thanks Katie. Meet too. Just finished The Little Paris Bookshop which was wonderfully written. Enjoyed it very much.

Also Make Me Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher. Same same.

Have downloaded The Dressmaker to read on the plane to Melbourne.

Reading a freebie at the moment The Good Lawyer I think.

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Post by: Wonder on October 16, 2015, 11:05:10 pm
DD what did you think of "The Spiders Web"? We are looking at it for book club but not sure if we will go ahead with it.  Also what did you think of Usain Bolts Book?
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Post by: Gertbysea on October 17, 2015, 01:13:53 am
Wonder, The Little Paris Bookshop would be an excellent choice for a book club. Wonderful theme and wonderful characters. Very juicy for conversations.
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Post by: Delightful Den on October 17, 2015, 06:35:48 am
Wonder, the Girl in the Spider web stays very true to the original stories so far. I am only half way through it so far. I have found it very easy to read.

I enjoyed the Usain Bolt book. His writing style was interesting. His personality really comes through in his writing. Sprinters tend to have a very alpha/outgoing personailty and that is really obvious.  He also doesn't seem to gloss over his love of junk food and partying and how it nearly derailed his career.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2015, 06:56:35 am
I enjoy the Kathy Reichs books too DD. I haven't read anything from Sue Grafton for a while. I've almost finished my current book so will go and peek in the bookcase to see what I will bring to Melbourne with me. It may be easier to put some of the books DD has onto my Kindle.
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Post by: troupie on October 20, 2015, 10:27:32 am
I have almost finished reading The Devil in Tim, just coincidence that I am off to Tassie this week, but it is a good history of Tasmania.
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Post by: troupie on November 18, 2015, 11:58:43 am
My DD gave me Di Morrisseys latest book, Rain Music and I have just finished it. I enjoy her books as she mostly writes about some place in Australia and I have quite often been there which makes it enjoyable. Am now reading Escape from Kabul.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 18, 2015, 09:55:01 pm
On Tues I went to the Tropical Writers Lunch where Di Morrissey was the guest speaker. The book was selling for well over $20. I bought it on Kindle for $9.62. Set in Cooktown which is near here.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on November 19, 2015, 01:48:08 am
I have Di Morrissey's latest. I haven't read it yet. I have just finished Tess Gerritsen's latest. It was quite different to her usual books and I enjoyed it even more. I'm reading a scurrilous french novel at the moment.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 19, 2015, 07:44:07 am
I'm reading a scurrilous french novel at the moment.

Now, that sounds intriguing, Cookie .. you must tell us more!
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Post by: cookie1 on November 19, 2015, 09:33:46 am
It's a romance book Marina. DH always calls them scurrilous French novels. When Mum was alive he loved to torment her calling them that.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 19, 2015, 10:00:48 am
My DH calls them bodice rippers  :o
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Post by: spersephone on November 19, 2015, 12:07:11 pm
I'm reading Patricia Cornwell's Flesh and Blood, but struggling through it. It's just not grabbing me.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 20, 2015, 05:51:56 am
Some of her newer books are no where near as good as the earlier ones. However I keep buying and reading them. 😏😏😏
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Post by: troupie on November 20, 2015, 09:57:23 am
It would be special to meet the author Gert; I did enjoy the book and I too had it on the e reader.

I used to enjoy Patricia Cornwall but she got too scary for me.
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Post by: mab19 on January 10, 2016, 11:04:41 pm
I have just finished reading Rachael Joyce's The Love Story of Queenie Hennessy and really enjoyed it.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 11, 2016, 12:15:09 am
I've been reading quite a bit, that is what puts me off to sleep on the warm afternoons.
I've finished John Grisham's latest, Rogue Lawyer. I really enjoyed that. Our book club book was The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, I really enjoyed that.
I have also discovered a new 'who dun it ' author, Dana Stabenow. She is Alaskan and sets her books there. Quite different.
I fitted a few romance novels in there too. At the moment I am reading one by Victorian Purman who sets hers in South Australia. This one is set near Port Lincoln.
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Post by: spersephone on January 14, 2016, 09:06:54 am
I read "The Things We Keep" by Sally Hepworth the other day, and it was wonderful. I'm reading "If She Did It" by Jessica Treadway now. It's good, but not such a riveting page turner.
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Post by: spersephone on January 14, 2016, 09:07:23 am

I have just finished reading Rachael Joyce's The Love Story of Queenie Hennessy and really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the first one a little more, but I'm glad I eventually read this too.
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Post by: EmeraldSue on January 18, 2016, 10:35:28 am
Cookie, I loved the Dana Stabenow series of Alaskan books. I'm avidly waiting for her to write the next one in the series,  as  she's taken a break to write another trilogy and she left the series with a cliffhanger ending.
I'm trying to read the Dressmaker, but finding it a difficult read. I've been sidetracked by the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma Jones series by Deborah Crombie which is on my iPad. We lost the power at 6.30 pm the other night and it didn't come back on until 1.20am!
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Post by: Jamberie on January 19, 2016, 01:19:30 am
I've finally finished The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window. Some friends have just started or first book club through CAE and our first book is Instructions for a Heatwave. Timely choice given the weather. I haven't felt pressure to read a novel since high school...so in high school style I'm leaving it till the last minute to start :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 19, 2016, 02:55:30 am
I didn't finish the 100 Year Old Man............. I just couldn't get into it. I have just finished Loretta Hill's new book The Grass is Greener. I really enjoyed it. It's a very light romance set in Yallingup. (WA). I think I had better read my book club book next.
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Post by: Jamberie on January 19, 2016, 05:14:31 am
I didn't finish the 100 Year Old Man............. I just couldn't get into it. I have just finished Loretta Hill's new book The Grass is Greener. I really enjoyed it. It's a very light romance set in Yallingup. (WA). I think I had better read my book club book next.
It was hard to get into and seemed to go all over the place. I missed the point of how the story was tied together as it was so long between reads for me. I would almost like to read it again to appreciate it, but there are other books I want to read more!
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Post by: spersephone on January 19, 2016, 06:44:29 am
I agree. I'm glad I've read it, and now that I've read both, I wouldn't mind going back again to reread it, but I have many others I'd rather spend the time on.
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Post by: thermilover on January 20, 2016, 12:35:03 am
I have started reading 'The Martian' on my kindle app.. Love reading hard back but this is for a change so that I dont have to carry it around and can read it any time on my phone. It is interesting so far, just read 25 pages :D

And also reading a short story book called, 'Wise and Otherwise' which is also good, the author has written stories from her own life and is a nice read :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 20, 2016, 12:58:50 am
I've just started Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. It seems as though it will be a good read.
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Post by: spersephone on January 20, 2016, 09:23:27 am
I've got that, but haven't read it yet.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 20, 2016, 11:24:54 am
It's my book club selection for this month.
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Post by: troupie on January 21, 2016, 09:16:42 am
Just finished Kal by Judy Nunn; quite a good read.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 22, 2016, 01:19:58 am
I enjoyed that troupie. I have her last two books sitting here waiting to be read. I enjoyed Maralinga by her.
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Post by: mab19 on January 24, 2016, 12:27:37 am
I finished Susan Duncan's Gone Fishing yesterday and enjoyed it.  It's a follow on from her Briny Cafe which I also enjoyed. 
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Post by: spersephone on January 24, 2016, 01:33:41 pm
Finished a book this morning so decided to begin Orphan Train now!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2016, 07:18:47 am
I've almost finished it Sarah and I have really enjoyed it. I'll look forward to hearing what you think of it.
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Post by: thermilover on January 28, 2016, 09:42:26 pm
Just finished reading 'The Martian', not a huge fan of Sci Fi but loved the way the author described everything!
Now time to watch the movie, it will be interesting to see things and compare it with what I had imagined :)
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Post by: spersephone on January 29, 2016, 05:33:21 am
I'm about halfway through at the moment, should get on with finishing it!
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Post by: spersephone on January 31, 2016, 01:13:56 am
I finished the Orphan Train book this morning. I was a little distracted halfway through, it dragged a bit. But then I got right into it and the action got really interesting. And then, suddenly, it was over!! I was reading on my Kindle, and I thought there was at least another chapter or two, but it was actually a sample from another book taking up space.

I felt a little unfulfilled. So much great stuff happening towards the end, and then it was all neatly tied up without really delving into the emotions involved. But I'm glad I've read it.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 31, 2016, 10:51:06 am
I agree that you became very involved in the middle. I had a book so I knew what was coming.
I'm reading a book by Matthew Condon called The Toe Tag Quintet. I wS misled by the title, I thought there would be 5 murders in the story, but there's not. It's 5 novellas. I'm enjoying them though.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 28, 2016, 05:02:31 am
I'm ploughing through Goldfinch at the moment. It is our bookclub book for next month. It is over 700 pages and is quite heavy to hold up. It is an interesting book and I'm not sure if I like it or not. I was becoming engrossed in it and liking the way things were heading when it sort of went 'bump' and the hero isn't what I thought he was. It will be interesting to see what happens.
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Post by: troupie on February 28, 2016, 10:06:19 am
I also read Gone Fishin and Briony Café and loved them both. Just finished reading Margaret and Me by Kate Gibs and it was very good.
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Post by: spersephone on February 28, 2016, 10:20:04 am
I just finished Jeffrey Archer's latest in the Clifton Chronicles series. Now I'm reading a book called Together Apart, but I'll finish that tomorrow.
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Post by: Thermesa on February 28, 2016, 11:04:19 am
I'm getting back into reading again this year so enjoying this thread again.

I read The Dressmaker. Haven't seen the movie yet but did enjoy the book. A bit predictable at the end but a good laugh.

The Demon Dentist by David Walliams. Hilarious but a bit of a push at the end. Was reading it to my boys who didn't like  one of the characters dying before their bedtime.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. A refreshing portrayal of characters and a nice storyline to boot.
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Post by: spersephone on February 29, 2016, 12:38:03 am
The Rosie Effect is pretty good too! I've started The Girl You Left Behind as of this morning.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 29, 2016, 03:30:42 am
I enjoyed both Rosie books.
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Post by: mab19 on February 29, 2016, 05:49:07 am
I've just finished "The Outback Midwife" by Beth McCrae.  The story of her 40 years as a midwife, from a student nurse to working in the outback in a remote Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land.

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Post by: cookie1 on February 29, 2016, 06:40:41 am
Did you enjoy it Margaret?  I've seen it at the shops.
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Post by: mab19 on February 29, 2016, 09:05:53 am
Did you enjoy it Margaret?  I've seen it at the shops.

Yes Cookie I did.  I don't read a lot of books and this one was given to me.  I'm passing it on to a friend who was a nurse for her to read.
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Post by: troupie on February 29, 2016, 10:43:23 am
I will look for the Outback Midwife Mab19; sounds worthwhile.
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Post by: K Atie on March 01, 2016, 01:12:51 am
Hi I thought it was time I contributed a bit . Loved The Goldfinch, a novel that says with you forever.  I Have really enjoyed getting back to reading once I joined book club . Makes you read a variety of books . I have enjoyed these books , A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler, Career Of Evil -Robert Galbraith  ;) third in the series . At the moment I decided to read Shantaram -Gregory David Roberts , this will take me awhile but I am enjoying it . Another one that I am doing for book club is The Other Side Of The World - Stephanie Bishop , very descriptive .
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Post by: cookie1 on March 01, 2016, 01:42:03 am
Lovely to hear from you K Atie
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Post by: K Atie on March 01, 2016, 02:05:02 am
Thanks Cookie you are all so amazing .
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Post by: cookie1 on March 01, 2016, 04:45:29 am
What a lovely compliment. We all thank you. However it is all the wonderful contributors who make the forum.
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Post by: spersephone on March 01, 2016, 09:23:18 am
The Rosie Effect is the next part to the story of The Rosie Project. Are you on Goodreads? That's a pretty good way to find out what's good!
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Post by: thermilover on July 28, 2016, 05:07:39 am
Katie, thanks for mentioning these books...
I think I need to get back into the groove of reading books... With a toddler and baby on the way, it will be the best stress buster! :)
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Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2016, 10:00:35 am
Congratulations on the baby on the way Thermilover. I love reading. I read almost anything.
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Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2016, 10:32:46 am
Congratulations from me too thermilover, I hope the pregnancy is going well.
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Post by: K Atie on July 28, 2016, 11:32:56 am
Thermilover congratulations ! Great idea to read to relax . Keep reading , I love it now and cannot believe that I only read one book a year when the kids were very little . Now I love to devour books . Better reading is a facebook site and they just did a live book club ..podcast last night .
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Post by: cookie1 on July 28, 2016, 01:11:45 pm
I finished a JD Robb story the other day and have almost finished an Anna Jacobs book now. I'm also into Dana Stabenow at the moment.
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Post by: thermilover on July 28, 2016, 11:41:11 pm
Thank you so much Judy, Cookie and Katie :)

You are right Katie, before having our first kid, I used to find time to read but now it just seems impossible, by the end of the day I just feel like going straight to sleep but I remember days where I was hooked to a book and will be reading all the time, as soon as I woke up, in lunch breaks and before going to sleep...

Its a complete different world you can build while reading, will go to the library this weekend and see..

I am usually a fiction/thriller person, but now I feel like reading some light hearted story.. Any suggestions for a good read?
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 29, 2016, 12:24:06 am
Try the Rosie Project, sorry, cannot remember the author, but the book is mentioned several times on this thread.
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Post by: thermilover on July 29, 2016, 12:56:59 am
Sounds interesting Marina,Roise Project by Graeme Simsion... Thanks for the suggestion :)
Will check my library now if they have stock, I am not a huge fan of ebooks as I love holding the physical book and turning pages so fingers crossed they have a paper back...
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Post by: Gertbysea on July 29, 2016, 01:48:22 am
I hear what you are saying Thermilover but I am now into my 7th Kindle, the Oasis and I gotta tell ya I Have given all of my past ones away and not one person would ever give them up to go back to a hard copy. I take my little oasis everywhere with me in my handbag so never have to be bored while waiting for a cuppa or doctor.Also there are a lot of freebie books available and often a new books a lot lot cheaper from Amazon than even Big W. I love to be able to read a review and download a book instantly. But the biggest thing I having  lots of books available to suit my mood. Keeping books in the wet tropics is not ideal with the damp no mould.

Gert
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Post by: thermilover on July 29, 2016, 04:21:29 am
You are absolutely right Gert, Kindle is really nice to hold all your favorite books when travelling, and have easy access to them whenever you want :)

I went to the library and got 'Rosie Project' :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 29, 2016, 04:30:13 am
My Kindle is the one modern piece of equipment I couldn't do without .... well, perhaps I couldn't do without my TMX either (there may be one or two others that I quite like as well, but I can't think of what they are at the moment!!!)
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Post by: *suzanne* on July 29, 2016, 03:35:35 pm
I too love my Kindle and it was probably one of the best things my ds got for Christmas a few years ago he found his love of reading again it's easy for him to find a book and instantly be able to download it from my amazon account
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Post by: Kimmyh on August 03, 2016, 01:03:15 pm
I agree. I love my kindle too.
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Post by: thermilover on August 08, 2016, 10:55:55 pm
More than half way through the 'Rosie Project' book, the main character is quite interesting and different, loving the read!!

I think I know what I will be reading next, 'Rosie Effect' ;)
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 08, 2016, 11:56:54 pm
Just finished reading Liz Byrski's The Woman Next Door. Wonderful honest intelligent read about senior women. A must read and I felt it was a real gift to read a novel that treats older women in an intelligent way in this modern world.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on August 09, 2016, 01:08:06 pm
I've been reading a fair bit this last week as with no coverage I couldn't use my iPad. I finished  Kathy Reichs, the latest Stella Rimington, a romance novel and am now reading Rachael John's ( a friend of DD) latest book before it is released on my Kindle. I also have my Sony ereader with me in case I run out!!  Not much chance of that.
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Post by: achookwoman on August 14, 2016, 08:50:40 am
Love to see what everyone is reading. Thanks for sharing. . I mostly read thrillers at night to put me to sleep.
The Rosie project was great, but didn't enjoy the Rosie Effect.
Have recently read all of John Dunnings, mostly about the book collecting world in America.
Cookie, what was the last Stella Rimington book. .? I thought I had read all of hers.
Gert, thanks for the recommendation. Will follow it up.
I read on my iPad. Buy  books from Kobo.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 14, 2016, 12:46:12 pm
It's called Breaking Cover Chookie. I have only bought it recently. I'm reading The Graziers Wife at the moment. Thoroughly enjoying it.
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Post by: achookwoman on August 14, 2016, 10:40:17 pm
Thanks Cookie.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 23, 2016, 03:55:30 am
I've almost finished Louise Penny's book The Murder Stone. I do like her books.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 27, 2016, 04:14:20 am
My latest book is called Spectacles and is written by Sue Perkins. She is on GBBO. Its an autobiography and is hilarious.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 04, 2016, 03:03:06 am
I'm half way through Karen Slaughter's latest called The Kept Woman. I'm loving it. DD and I heard Karen Slaughter speak several years ago in Melbourne.
I'm hanging out for a trip to Melbourne. It doesn't look like I will get one this year. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
DD has a big conference on, but it is here!  I can't be bothered going by myself.
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Post by: thermilover on October 04, 2016, 03:32:02 am
Reading Matthew Reilly's Ice Station, does not belong to the genres I usually read but find this interesting.. A colleague suggested it to me if I wanted a gripping book, and it is actually nice.. an Action packed thriller :)
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Post by: courton on October 04, 2016, 04:30:15 am
Just finished reading The Good People by Hannah Kent- very interesting especially after listening to Hannah on radio.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 04, 2016, 05:08:21 am
I read and enjoyed Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Is the new one worth reading Courton ?

Since I was last listing my books I've read The Girl on the Train, not sure if I liked it, JD Robb's latest and I'm reading a book by Bronwyn Parry at the moment. I thought she wrote romance but this is a thriller so far but I can see a romance blooming. I'm loving it. Book club tonight, so I wonder what will be the next book there.

I  read Ice Station long ago Thermilover. I enjoyed it, but haven't read very many of his since, only a couple I think.
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Post by: courton on October 04, 2016, 09:25:21 pm
I enjoyed reading it especially after finding out that belief in fairies was very prevalent in Ireland and Hannah Kent had gone to a lot of effort to ensure that it was historically accurate.
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Post by: thermilover on October 04, 2016, 09:51:08 pm
Cookie, this is the first book I am reading of Matthew, never actually thought I could read a complete action pact book but it is well written :)

I am almost about to complete the book I am reading, any suggestions for a good gripping thriller book?
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Post by: cookie1 on October 05, 2016, 06:45:16 am
I really love JD Robb books. However they are set in the future. This doesn't really make any difference to the story other than programming the auto chef and the gaols being 'off planet. ' they are good thrillers. Kathy Reichs does good ones, Louise Penny.

I have the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul to read for book club this month.
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Post by: thermilover on October 10, 2016, 04:21:23 am
Half way through the book, "Paris is always a good idea" by Nicolas Barreau.. a bit slow paced but a nice read!
Thank you so much Cookie, I will try one of those authors next :)
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Post by: Jamberie on October 11, 2016, 01:00:58 pm
I really love this thread! I often have a read through old and new posts when looking for a new book.

Our book club (which we currently run through CAE Book clubs for an annual fee)  is considering moving to a self managed model (ie everyone takes turns in choosing a book and the onus is on the reader to source the books). Does anyone have any ideas or advice? Currently we pay $120/year to borrow 6 books (including freight/delivery of books and reading notes [which we don't tend to use])
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Post by: EmeraldSue on October 12, 2016, 11:32:39 pm
I coordinate our book club with our local library. Once a year, we are sent a list of books in the collection and are asked to select books for the coming year. In return, we are expected to donate a set of 8 books once a year.
We have enjoyed most of the books we selected this yeR, but there were a few duds. This month we are reading Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper, and last month we read The Secret Life of Bees - both of which were good picks
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Post by: Jamberie on October 14, 2016, 10:42:14 am
That's a nice way to go about the book club ES. Thanks for sharing...funnily enough I haven't even considered asking if our local library supports book clubs!!
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Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2016, 12:31:41 pm
I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees.

Jamberie, our local library runs our book club. They source the books from other libraries and it is free to us. We only need to be a member of the library.

When I lived in the bush, we had 12 members. We all had a month and it was our responsibility to purchase 12 copies of the book for the month.  The other members bought their book from us. We then had to host the evening  when we discussed the book. I preferred this type of book club as we got to read the latest books.
The one run by our library has good books but never the latest ones out.
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Post by: Jamberie on October 14, 2016, 11:40:45 pm
Your bush style book club is probably close to what our book club might be like Cookie. I suspect that these days with The Book Depository, Booktopia and eReaders our book club might head the way of a 'source it yourself' type system.
Although I must see what our library can offer too.
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Post by: K Atie on November 21, 2016, 03:41:43 am
Have to say I am loving reading Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels quartet .
Book 1: My Brillant Friend . Read
Book 2: The Story Of A New Name. Read
Book 3 : Those Who Leave And Those Who Stay . Just started.
Book 4: The Story Of The Lost Child
These books cover 60 years of two girls friendship .The first is about Elena and Lila childhood in Naples  Italy . Totally recommend for a good quick read .
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Post by: cookie1 on November 21, 2016, 06:21:27 am
My DD has read these K Atie and said she thoroughly enjoyed them. I've just finished Patricia Cornwell's Chaos. A lot of the review for it didn't like it, but I did.
I've just started River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine. It is set in 3 totally different time periods. So far, so good. Not what I would choose to read but hopefully it will still be good.
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Post by: Gertbysea on November 21, 2016, 06:43:35 am
Just downloaded Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch, the Message from Lindisfarne by Salley  Vickers. Just read the hysterical The Truffle War and Fat Bits by Hetti Ashwin. Finished The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer., In the Company of Strangers and The Woman Next Door  By Liz Byrski.  Read last week Night School by Lee Child. Lined up is The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly. Read The Dry by Jane Harper and Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben.

Eyes sore so had eye test and $900 later back to binge reading between dog walks and Netflix's binging.

Life is good.

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Post by: Bedlam on November 21, 2016, 10:21:37 pm
I have just finished reading two Liane Moriarty books, Big little lies ( I couldn't put this one down, loved it) and truly madly guilty, this one had me a little frustrated in the beginning, it was a teaser. I would recommend both.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 22, 2016, 01:22:52 pm
Gert it sounds like you are definitely the reading champ. Well done.

Bedlam I've read a few Liane Moriarty and enjoyed them.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 22, 2016, 07:15:51 pm
Lots of good ideas this week.  Thanks for everyone's comments / recommendations.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 29, 2016, 03:02:20 am
I finished River of Destiny last night. I really enjoyed it. I will be interested to see what the other people at book club have to say about it.
Now to decide what to read next.
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Post by: K Atie on December 24, 2016, 01:29:37 pm
Finished the lost child , Neapolitan series . Highly recommend them . Trying to finish The Midnight Watch by David Dyer . Then holiday reading ! Really would like to read Music and Freedom next . Enjoy the holidays everyone . Would love to known what you are all reading besides Themo recipe books . Katie
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Post by: mcmich on December 24, 2016, 08:41:39 pm
I haven't read in a book in at least 3 months. Looking forward to going away on Tuesday and having a read. I have had The Light Between Oceans downloaded for ages. It's been made into a movie already. Hopr it's a good read.
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Post by: mab19 on December 24, 2016, 11:33:14 pm
I'm sure you will like it Mcmich, I did when I read it and so did DH.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 25, 2016, 08:08:00 am
I've just started People of the Book for book club.
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Post by: K Atie on December 28, 2016, 12:25:45 pm
The Light between the Oceans is a very moving book and stays with you for a long time .
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Post by: cookie1 on December 29, 2016, 08:44:13 am
I'm still reading People of the Book. I need to finish it for Tuesday night, I didn't get much read over the Christmas break.
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Post by: mcmich on December 29, 2016, 10:08:35 am
Still haven't started reading The Light Between Oceans. Hopefully with the weekend being a lot of public holidays will be able to get a start. Even when my children were young I used to read at least 2-3 books a week. Seems like the less I have to do, the less I do.
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Post by: thermilover on January 02, 2017, 05:31:47 am
What a coincidence, I am half way through Light between the Oceans, came across it on Play books as recommended.. Its a bit emotional reading this book with my harmones right now :)
But enjoying the read!!
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Post by: mcmich on January 02, 2017, 05:34:48 am
Good to get another recommendation Thermilover. Unfortunately, even though I'm on holiday I still haven't started it.  :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on January 02, 2017, 12:34:14 pm
I finished my book at last and have just started a recent purchase with Christmas vouchers. Outback Cop. It's the story of the Birdsville Cop.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2017, 06:22:54 am
I have just completed reading a book by the Birdsville policeman. He was there for about 10 year. It was a fantastic book as I was able to identify the places he spoke of. While we were in Birdsville I was helped by a lovely lass called Kelly.
The last accident that this policeman attended before he retired was a rollover in which Kelly was killed. Although I knew this had happened I found it extremely emotional.
The book is funny, sad and everything in between.
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Post by: mab19 on January 08, 2017, 07:55:34 am
I'm half way through Matthew Flinders Cat by Bryce Courtney. 
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2017, 09:09:17 am
I really enjoyed that Margaret.
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Post by: K Atie on January 09, 2017, 01:22:42 pm
I really enjoyed Mathew Flinders Cat as well . A book club book awhile ago . Reading Music and freedom at the moment - highly recommend this to anyone who loves piano . In fact this is one book that I would love to have as an Audio book , if they played the music as background !,
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Post by: courton on January 11, 2017, 03:49:41 am
I have just finished reading Maggie O'Farrell's latest book - This must be the place. Very enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 11, 2017, 05:34:13 am
I haven't read any of her books. Are they a specific genrè?
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Post by: courton on January 13, 2017, 02:01:41 am
She seems to be very well known in the UK. Very readable books but hard to pin down a genre. About families & relationships - this one is about an older man married to a famous film star recluse who is confronted with his past - and how he deals with it.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 13, 2017, 11:23:09 am
It sounds interesting. I will have to keep my eyes open for one.
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Post by: K Atie on January 16, 2017, 08:08:06 pm
Have found a new way , well not so new , to see what everyone is reading . Take a stroll along the beach it seems the book is back . Only one electronic reader. Great satisfaction to think I read that or that's beside my bed ready to read .
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 17, 2017, 04:12:04 am
Yes, I do miss peeking at book titles when I am on a tram, etc. and I feel guilty that I almost exclusively use my Kindle as I watch book shops closing all around me, but they are so much lighter and more convenient.  I have to admit, I hate e-recipe books though, I have to have a hard copy!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 17, 2017, 06:41:23 am
I 've always said no one knows what you are reading with a Kindle!! I really love mine for going away as I can have so much reading in it. I still read a lot of paper books as publishers sends them to DD to review.
I have a lot of Tenina's books as e books and I forget to look at them. I'm like you Marina and prefer to sit down and look at them.
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Post by: K Atie on January 22, 2017, 10:45:35 pm
Reading The Dry by Jane Harper , a great crime novel . Half way through . Beach time ending tomorrow , no more relaxing in the sun reading . But have The Lake House ready to read next , it was meant to be my holiday light read .
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Post by: cookie1 on January 23, 2017, 12:13:26 pm
I received some Dymocks vouchers for Christmas. I bought a book about a policeman who was at Birdsville for 10 years, that was really good. Another one I bought was by Peter May. He is an author I haven't read. I'm quite enjoying it.
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 23, 2017, 07:46:36 pm
I am just about to start either the first Game of Thrones book or the first OUtlander book.  I have had them for quite some time and read both in the past but couldn't get into them, maybe it will be different this time round.
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Post by: achookwoman on January 24, 2017, 09:32:08 pm
Thanks to all who report what they are reading. Can't add much here as I read mostly on iPad and usually 'rubbish' to put me to sleep. Mostly crime or mystery. At the moment Harry Bosch is my hero. Very annoyed what the did with his stories when they made the TV series.
Also read most of the Vera series. TV series much better.
What I really enjoy is reading some of my old Cookery books.
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Post by: Delightful Den on January 25, 2017, 06:47:22 am
I have been working my way through the Tess Gerritsen Rizoli and Ilses serries of crime fiction. Like most of crime fiction based around a "hero" it can be a bit far fetched, You would think that they would learn to be more carful and not put themselves in the killers way so much. But it can also be very engrossing where you feel like you just need to read hte next paragraph to see what happens.

I am reading these on the kindle becuase it is easy to just download another one and you don;'t have to hunt through the book store only to find they dont have the next one in the series. I finished the patric O'Brian Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturian sereid on the kindle for this reason. Whenever I when to the book shop I could only ever find the first few books in the serries and not the later ones.

I have just started (in hardcopy) Patrick O'Brian's biography. I am still reading the introduction but so far it is interesting.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2017, 07:49:52 am
I enjoy Tess Gerritsen books. Chookie I also enjoy Scurrilous french novels as my DH calls them. More commonly called romance novels. DD is friends with Rachel John's who has written quite a few books, mainly rural romance genrė. As a result of that friend ship we also received ebooks from a couple of other local writers of this genrè.
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Post by: mcmich on January 25, 2017, 09:33:35 am
I received some Dymocks vouchers for Christmas. I bought a book about a policeman who was at Birdsville for 10 years, that was really good. Another one I bought was by Peter May. He is an author I haven't read. I'm quite enjoying it.

Cookie what is the title of that book? I love a biography, especially if it's Australian.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 25, 2017, 11:46:56 am
Mich it is called Outback Cop by Evan McHugh and Neale McShane. Neale is the policeman and Hugh was in Birdsville for so e time and they became friends. I found it quite emotive as there is a road death in it of a young lass, Kelly Theobold. She helped me when we were in Birdsville and was so nice.
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Post by: mcmich on January 26, 2017, 06:09:21 am
That would be very personal for you Cookie.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2017, 08:12:48 am
Yes Mich. When I first found out just after it happened it was extremely upsetting, then reading about it again wasn't much fun.
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Post by: thermilover on February 20, 2017, 04:03:05 am
Have started reading 'Expectations of Happiness' by Rebecca Ann Collins, simple and good read so far...
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Post by: K Atie on March 21, 2017, 10:46:50 pm
Loved The Dry by Jane Harper. Read Commonwealth by Ann Pattchett -not so great , The State of Wounder is her best book ever so beautify written . I am Trying to read Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe , not getting very far as it is social history , general non fiction book . It is a book club one as is Shinning the Story of a lucky Man by Abdi Aden and Robert Hillman , Hillan has written a few refuge books , one that I loved was The Rugmaker - Mazar-E-Sharif . I enjoyed Shinning once I got into it , another real life storyt that makes our lives almost too cosy compared to the hardship and trauma of these two lives  . Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf , is a light short read about so much love of two warm elderly people you can't help but feel good inside . Haruf the author has passed away before the book was published , lost of a great writer . OK looks like am reading a lot when I re read this , cooking and reading passions are not so bad really .
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Post by: cookie1 on March 22, 2017, 05:31:27 am
You have been busy reading K Atie. I love reading too. I've just finished the latest JD Robb. Death in somewhere or other. I'm reading an Alex Kava book at the moment. I haven't read one for a while and had forgotten that they are a bit over the top. It's an easy read though.
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Post by: thermilover on March 22, 2017, 05:33:36 am
Hmmm some good reads Katie, I am reading 'Dare to fly' by Janine Shephard, good inspirational book...
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Post by: K Atie on April 09, 2017, 12:23:02 pm
Thermilover , I loved Dare to fly by Janine Shepard a great read , imperational .
Reading The Lake House by
Kate Morton , really enjoying it . ( This is a large book ,but DH drove for 6 hours to get to Wodonga the other weekend , so I thought best time filled reading there and return trip ) 3/4 read now. Kate Morton is a great author , loved The Forgotten Garden which I read ages ago .
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Post by: cookie1 on April 09, 2017, 01:31:56 pm
I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden. I read Maralina by Judy Nunn for book club, I enjoyed that. I've also read a couple of romance novels and need to start Monkey Grip for book club. This afternoon I picked up The French Perfumer, so I will read that first.
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Post by: mcmich on April 16, 2017, 09:41:24 am
I'm reading Dearest Folks. Will be of no interest to any of you here. It's about a couple that went to The New Hebrides in the 50's and built housing and was a mid wife delivering babies. Horrie and Margaret had a baby girl Judith. The part I love most was when they were on the ship and impressed that there was a baby bath next to the toilet, only to discover it was a bidet.  :o
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Post by: cookie1 on April 16, 2017, 09:57:40 am
That's funny Mich. I've just started reading A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald.
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 10, 2017, 09:16:04 pm
Just getting starting on The Handmaid's Tale
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Post by: mab19 on August 11, 2017, 01:38:10 am
I have just finished The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
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Post by: cookie1 on August 11, 2017, 12:39:35 pm
I've just finished Fatal Mistake and before that I read The Son in Law by Charity Norman. I enjoyed both. Now I'm reading Dear Banjo. I'm enjoying it as it is set in the Kimberley.
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Post by: Delightful Den on August 11, 2017, 01:58:33 pm
Not reading but listening on audible while I am driving. The suspect by Michael Robotham. This was his first book written around 2004.  It is gripping once you get about 1/3 of the way in.

He started as a journalist, then ghost wrote 15 autobiographies, a few of which won critical acclaim. When he should his agent the outline and few rough chapters of this book and his agent shared it with some publishers at the London book awards a bidding war ensued for the publishing rights.

There is good interview with him by Richard Fidler.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 11, 2017, 02:41:33 pm
Just getting starting on The Handmaid's Tale
I've just watched the TV series here Marina. They are going to make a second series next year. I found it very difficult to watch some of the episodes.
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 11, 2017, 08:50:24 pm
Just getting starting on The Handmaid's Tale
I've just watched the TV series here Marina. They are going to make a second series next year. I found it very difficult to watch some of the episodes.
I am slowly catching up on the first episodes of the TV series and, as usual, can't help comparing the book with the series.  So far I have found watching it on TV has helped me understand the book more, but also reading the book has helped me more fully appreciate the TV series.  Am taking my time reading the book so that I am more or less reading and watching the two concurrently.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 12, 2017, 12:14:10 am
Not reading but listening on audible while I am driving. The suspect by Michael Robotham. This was his first book written around 2004.  It is gripping once you get about 1/3 of the way in.

He started as a journalist, then ghost wrote 15 autobiographies, a few of which won critical acclaim. When he should his agent the outline and few rough chapters of this book and his agent shared it with some publishers at the London book awards a bidding war ensued for the publishing rights.

There is good interview with him by Richard Fidler.

Love this author too. His latest "The Secret She Keeps" is out now on Kindle. Was thinking about downloading but........I have TOO MANY!

The Handmaids Tale I read  any years ago and it was scary then. I binged watch the series and like you Cuilidh I found some hard to watch but look forward to the next series.

ATM I am reading "The Broker" John Grisham.
Gert
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Post by: Roebuck on October 23, 2017, 10:54:23 am
How are you liking "The Broker"? I almost bought it the other day.
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Post by: K Atie on April 15, 2018, 12:10:53 am
Though I would bump this post as I love to cook and love to read .
What is everyone reading at the moment ?
I am reading Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan, book club book . But have enjoyed Judy Nunn - Sanctuary & Ellieanne , also The Fairvale Ladies Book Club - Sophie Green .
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 15, 2018, 12:35:19 am
I am reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. A must read before seeing the movie.

Lined up is the latest Elizabeth George Inspector Lynley...The Punishment She Deserves.

Just finished a lightweight Susan Mallery.

I am also re reading all of Nesbos books I have read so I can catch up on the ones I haven’t.

Luke Stone series I am into.

So many books so little time.

Gert
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Post by: mab19 on April 15, 2018, 02:09:01 am
I have just finished Di Morrisey's The Winter Sea for the second time.
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Post by: achookwoman on April 15, 2018, 03:31:38 am
Have just finished Red Sparrow.   Interesting in the light of recent political developments.
Generally read the same genre as Gert.
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Post by: Cuilidh on April 15, 2018, 09:34:02 pm
I read and enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society many years ago.  I didn't know they were making a movie of it.

Just started Conclave by Robert Harris - based around the fictitious election of a new pope.  DH read it and said it was excellent but it is still early days (pages?) for me.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 16, 2018, 12:23:57 pm
I enjoyed that when I read it too Marina. I’m reading an Elizabeth George at the moment. I’ve got Jo Nesbo’s latest Macbeth and many more to read. I’ve recently read the latest JD Robb , and Dervla McTiernan (??) book as well as Kate Grenville’s The Idea of Perfection.
I always say I want to spend more time reading but I don’t. Only me to blame for that.
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Post by: achookwoman on April 16, 2018, 01:27:29 pm
So many good books I haven’t read.  Thanks for the recommendations.
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Post by: mab19 on April 26, 2018, 02:06:12 am
I have just finished Dan Brown's Origin.  I didn't enjoy it as much as some of his others.
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Post by: cookie1 on April 26, 2018, 12:07:08 pm
I haven’t read that one Margaret.  I did read the others though. I just finished an Elizabeth George book and yesterday started one by Dana Stabenow. She writes crime stories set in Alaska. She is part Eskimo, (I can’t spell inu........!) they are quite different.
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Post by: judydawn on April 26, 2018, 03:14:15 pm
Inuit?
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Post by: Gertbysea on April 26, 2018, 10:08:40 pm
Inuit?

Actually the protagonist is an Aluet in Dana Stabenow books.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on April 27, 2018, 08:14:53 am
Thank you Judy and Gert. I realised that as I was reading last night Gert, but was too lazy to come and change it. 8)
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Post by: achookwoman on April 27, 2018, 09:05:30 am
Love those Alaskan stories.  They tell so much about the customs of the native people.  I was surprised that there was a strong Russian connection.  Really should have known as they are geographically close. Really read these stories for the customs rather than the plot.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 27, 2018, 04:55:00 am
I’m reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman at the moment for book club. I’m finding it a bit weird. Ghosts appearing, and very ancient history sections. I don’t mind the ancient history but not too sure about the ghosts.
Before that I read Camino Island by John Grisham. I enjoyed that, it was a bit different to his usual books.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 05, 2018, 02:46:36 am
I'm now reading The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman. Bonegilla was a camp where immigrants were settled until they found jobs etc. It is about 4 girls who become friends and their lives that follow. So many parallels with MIL to an extent, and a girlfriends parents. DD tells me it becomes a real tear jerker when related to MIL.
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Post by: K Atie on June 05, 2018, 06:02:11 am
Cookie will have to put this on my to read list , I did see it the other day and thought it looked good. Trying to start to read Wimmera at the moment .
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Post by: cookie1 on June 06, 2018, 02:29:34 am
I have that K Atie. I will be interested to see what you think of it. I haven't got to reading it yet.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 12, 2018, 04:20:00 am
I’m reading Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. It’s about a concert pianist who develops Motor Neurone Disease. We lost a friend to this horrid disease about 18 months ago so it makes it even more relevant.
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Post by: K Atie on June 14, 2018, 11:47:15 pm
Do not know if I could read that one , my DM friends like 5 have passed away from MND and it is horrible. But I will put in on my ever growing list . On thing I have learnt re MND is there are two kinds , one starts at the feet is slow , the other starts at the brain and it is fast . Let's hope they find a cure or an ability for a slow down of the disease.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 15, 2018, 07:32:21 am
I didn't know that K Atie. Our friend lasted exactly 5 years. His started at his feet and moved up. Absolutely gut wrenching to see it progress.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 01, 2018, 08:23:22 am
I've just finished Conclave for book club. It was very interesting. It is about the selection of a new pope. It's a work of fiction and has a lovely twist in the tail.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 18, 2018, 02:50:50 am
I've just read The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey. It wasn't bad. At times I found it a bit muddled but as I read on I couldn't put it down. I have her next one to read, but that will wait a while. I'm reading a Danielle Steel at the moment, not much thinking required there but I enjoy not thinking sometimes.
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Post by: K Atie on July 20, 2018, 02:01:04 am
Finished Wimmera , interesting  read . Reading Life to Come , great author but just need to have a good solid go at it . Also listening to A Fourtunate  life , wow time were extremely hard . These are book club books - seem to miss each night , but still want to read them . I seem to read heaps the pause for awhile . Love a light read too Cookie , haven't read a Danielle Steel book for ages .
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Post by: mab19 on July 20, 2018, 02:49:11 am
Katie, I just finished reading A Fortunate Life a couple of weeks ago. You are right about how tough times were in those day.
I am now reading Night Watch, one that DH brought home from the library.
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Post by: K Atie on August 03, 2018, 05:44:49 am
Not often that I do this but have decided A Life To Come is not a great read and it is put away . The passage to love - Alex Miller is my next book club read , huge book but next edition will be a third of the size . Bonus ,Great large print . Hopefully getting back into reading mode .
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Post by: cookie1 on August 05, 2018, 07:44:24 am
K Atie i do that sometimes. Some books are just not worth your time. My latest bookclub book was 'frothy'. The lass that gets them was on holidays and someone else chose this. It wasn't too good. A sort of romance but not well written and ever so predictable. I enjoy a good romance but this was erk!!!!! It was set on the coast of Wales and the best part was the lovely descriptions.
I'm reading Michael Robotham's latest now.
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Post by: Gertbysea on August 05, 2018, 08:45:03 am
Also reading the The Suspect. Not one of Robotham's best. My barber recommended The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  Not sure about it but she is riveted.

Gert
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Post by: cookie1 on August 06, 2018, 08:52:13 am
Also reading the The Suspect. Not one of Robotham's best. My barber recommended The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  Not sure about it but she is riveted.

Gert

DD enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz. https://samstillreading.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/the-tattooist-of-auschwitz-by-heather-morris/
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Post by: K Atie on August 26, 2018, 02:37:13 am
Well I finished listening to Lovesong by Alex Miller , not a bad story but am enjoying The passage of love by Alex Miller more .
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Post by: K Atie on August 27, 2018, 11:01:54 pm
Finished The passage of love by Alex Miller , good read .
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa , another book club book . Set in 1939 Hannah is 12 yrs old and then there is Anna in 2014 12yrs too . The story Weaves between the two time frames . Based on a true story about the ship St Louis .
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Post by: mab19 on August 28, 2018, 02:45:22 am
K Atie, I just finished reading that book a couple of weeks ago.  I thought it was a very good book.  DH also read it.
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Post by: Cuilidh on August 28, 2018, 04:20:57 am
Just started Lee Lin Chin's book ... can't remember the name!  Something about Iced Beer!!!  It's a short, fun book, easy to read.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 28, 2018, 04:47:17 am
I will have to look out for that Marina. I'm reading The Dry by Jane Harper. (?) It is a book club book but I had bought it and I am enjoying it.
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Post by: K Atie on November 05, 2018, 09:28:34 am
Finished reading The German Girl , listened to other books in between like Wild . Half way through Extinctions by Josephine Wilson a 2017 Miles Franklinwinner, Both book club books . So many good books out there and never enough time to concentrate to read .
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Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2018, 06:45:38 am
K Atie that is so true. I have finished my book club book, Circling the Sun, Paula McLain. I've almost finished The Last Hours by Minette Walters. She used to write who dunnits but this book and her next are about the plague in England. I'm really enjoying it. DD and I are going to hear her speak in a few weeks.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 06, 2018, 11:27:26 pm
I enjoyed The Last Hours and will pick up her follow up book.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2018, 08:44:29 am
DD bought it the other day Marina. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Post by: K Atie on November 12, 2018, 08:57:16 pm
Asked DH to pick up Lethal White by Robert Galbraith. Rather thick book , but love the strike novels this is the fourth . Listening to Clock Dance by Anne Tyler started it awhile ago but had too many audio books from BorrowBox at the same time so just catching up on them now .
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Post by: mab19 on November 12, 2018, 11:52:09 pm
I have just finished reading The Lost Man by Jane Harper.  I have also read her other two books, The Dry and Force of Nature.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 13, 2018, 11:03:23 am
I loved The Dry and I'm reading Force of Labour at the moment. I didn't read at all this afternoon, I slept the time away!
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Post by: K Atie on December 01, 2018, 03:21:49 am
Started reading Of mice and Men John Steinbeck. Book club book !
Audio book finished Bono all about a rescue cat , a change of pace .
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Post by: K Atie on December 21, 2018, 08:14:22 pm
What’s everyone’s Christmas/summer /holiday break reading wish list .
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Post by: Cuilidh on December 21, 2018, 11:36:11 pm
Loved Of Mice and Men.  Haven't had a chance to think about holiday reading yet.  Hoping to pick up some tips on this thread.  The Grapes of Wrath is also an excellent book.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2018, 11:24:29 am
I'm reading a romance by Mandy Magro. The story is ok but she has all the characters being very rough and ready. Just because the live in FNQ. I think she needs to visit up there to see that people don't speak like that generally. Maybe some men do when they are working, but not everyone.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 31, 2018, 07:56:15 am
I'm reading Scrublands at the moment. I love it.
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Post by: K Atie on January 11, 2019, 06:33:00 pm
Just finished Lethal White Robert Galbraith, love a Corman Strike novel . About to start
Becoming Michelle Obama a Christmas present book . Seems to be very popular this summer . What books did everyone get for Christmas or their holiday reads ? needing a little inspiration to decide my book club novel for this year !
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Post by: cookie1 on January 15, 2019, 07:21:59 am
I'm reading True Blue at the moment. I've just finished The Aviator's Wife.  It was a good read.
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Post by: K Atie on May 25, 2019, 12:46:52 pm
So many book so little time to read . At the moment I am reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens . What are you all reading ?
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Post by: cookie1 on May 26, 2019, 09:51:20 am
I started the Trauma Cleaner a week or so ago. It's not really interesting me much.
I'm also trying to read my bookclub book which is about being a bookshop owner. It is written in a diary form. It's not very interesting wither. I finished Tami Hoag's latest the other day and loved it.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 10, 2019, 01:12:30 am
Just finished reading The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary - a thoroughly delightful book.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 10, 2019, 07:23:11 am
DD reviewed this Marina, so I will be reading it, especially as you both recommended it.
https://samstillreading.wordpress.com/2019/05/09/review-the-flatshare-by-beth-oleary/

I gave up on The Trauma Cleaner. I'm reading Beautiful Death by Fiona McIntosh, it is a crime book and I'm really enjoying it.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 11, 2019, 12:35:54 am
It was because of DD's review that I ordered it!!
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Post by: cookie1 on June 11, 2019, 05:02:16 am
I will tell her that Marina. She will be thrilled. She receives so many books to review! They are taking over the house. It does mean I only buy my crime ones though.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 12, 2019, 12:24:40 am
I also read and thoroughly enjoyed The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, following your DD's review.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 12, 2019, 12:22:31 pm
I mentioned it to DD Marina and she was thrilled. Thank you.