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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1695 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1696 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.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1697 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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« Reply #1698 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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« Reply #1699 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 havenít.

Luke Stone series I am into.

So many books so little time.

Gert
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1700 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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What book are you reading?
« Reply #1701 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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« Reply #1702 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1703 on: April 16, 2018, 12:23:57 pm »
I enjoyed that when I read it too Marina. Iím reading an Elizabeth George at the moment. Iíve got Jo Nesboís latest Macbeth and many more to read. Iíve recently read the latest JD Robb , and Dervla McTiernan (??) book as well as Kate Grenvilleís The Idea of Perfection.
I always say I want to spend more time reading but I donít. Only me to blame for that.
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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1704 on: April 16, 2018, 01:27:29 pm »
So many good books I havenít read.  Thanks for the recommendations.

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« Reply #1705 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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« Reply #1706 on: April 26, 2018, 12:07:08 pm »
I havenít 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 canít spell inu........!) they are quite different.
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« Reply #1707 on: April 26, 2018, 03:14:15 pm »
Inuit?
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« Reply #1708 on: April 26, 2018, 10:08:40 pm »
Inuit?

Actually the protagonist is an Aluet in Dana Stabenow books.

Gert
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« Reply #1709 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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