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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1710 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1711 on: May 27, 2018, 04:55:00 am »
Iím reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman at the moment for book club. Iím finding it a bit weird. Ghosts appearing, and very ancient history sections. I donít 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1712 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1713 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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« Reply #1714 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1715 on: June 12, 2018, 04:20:00 am »
Iím reading Every Note Played by Lisa Genova. Itís 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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« Reply #1716 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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« Reply #1717 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1718 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1719 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1720 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1721 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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« Reply #1722 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1723 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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Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1724 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.

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