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  • #77749
    Re: What are you reading?

    I have just finished A Discovery of Witches, I really enjoyed this book I couldn’t put it down. The only down side is book 2 is not out till next year :(

    I’m now going to start a book by Patrica Briggs called Moon Called it’s the first in a series of books about a character called Mercy Thompson who is a shape shifter.

    Do you see a theme here!!!

    The mercy books are great. Im reading Patricia briggs other series Alpha & Omega. Have read the second and now on the first book hunting ground. the alpha/omega series is set in the same world as the mercy books with a cross over of characters.

    Was up to 3 this morning reading the last in the werecat series Ive been reading by Rachel Vincent. If you like Shifter books youll like the Fayth saunders books.

    Will have a look at Discovery of witches, always on the look out for a new series in the vampy/shifter witch theme :lol:

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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    #77750
    Re: What are you reading?

    @ClaireF wrote:

    Catatude; meant to write; I like your signature; where is it from?

    found it on think exist.com. Its a Winston Churchill quote. dont think we will get wise quotes from the present bunch of numpties.. it pretty much said how I was feeling the day I found it. no matter How crap the day before was. my aim is to get up the next morning and move on.

    Also thought this one was apt “Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense

    my fav quote for this week is “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” by some guy called Zig Ziglar..

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    #77751
    Re: What are you reading?

    Currently reading “The Anarchists in the Spanish Civil War Volume 1” by Robert Alexander.

    Really thick book, but the author makes it easy to read and I’m very interested in the Spanish Civil War, especially the International Brigades that went to Spain to gith for both sides from all over the world.

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    #77752
    Re: What are you reading?

    I reading “my love”

    MelissaDaisy99
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    #77753
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    I’ve just finished ‘Wonderland Avenue – tales of glamour and excess’.
    Totally hooked throughout, it’s by Danny Sugerman, who hung around with The Doors and then became their manager after Jim M passed away.
    It’s amazing to hear what went on, or goes on, in the world of rock & roll.

    I’ve now moved on to something completely different ‘Fatherland’, not far into it but it’s about life in Europe if Germany had won WW2. Quite a horrible but clever thought.

    Morgan
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    #77754
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    I am reading the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brien.

    This famous series of novels (21 books!) is based on the friendship and adventures of a Royal Navy officer and ship’s surgeon at the turn of the Eighteenth Century, in the glorious age of sail!

    I am currently reading “The Commodore”, which is the seventeenth in the series. I would be somewhat at a loss myself if called upon to run aloft! ;)

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    #77755
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    I finished “Moon Called” I enjoyed but I won’t be rushing out to get the next in the series.

    I’m now currently reading the latest “Sookie Stackhouse book: Dead Reckoning” after this I’m giving the supernatural world a rest and moving to auhor Clive Cussler and his Dirk Pitt novels.

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    #77756
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    I think I am going to officially junk Moby Dick. I keep trying but it is just too heavy language.

    I have the second book of general ignorance – Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals – or a Dave Custler to try.

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    #77757
    Re: What are you reading?

    Michael Palin :

    Diaries : 1969-1979

    The Python Years

    Michael really is a nice man.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #77758
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    @ClaireF wrote:

    I got The Favourite game by Leonard Cohen from my Oxfam; not read or listened to anything by him before but read the first page and was instantly pulled in.

    Mixing threads here, but you must listen to :-

    “The Songs of Leonard Cohen”……they are all pure
    poetry. Including the legendary “Suzanne”…..one
    of the great songs….

    Thinking about it, I should have gone on and
    read his poetry…..will search out “The Favourite Game”

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #77759
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    A few dys ago I nabbed a copy of “The Red Queen” by Phillipa Gregory ~ fascinating read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes historical dramas.

    Synposis

    The second book in Philippa’s stunning new series, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series – The White Queen – but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth’s daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

    The first in the series [can two be a series?] The White Queen is on my ‘look out for cheap copy’ list, lol. Just checked out her website [awsome job] she is fast becoming my new favoured historical author, she wrote The Other Boylen Girl and I loved that movie ::doinghappywiggle::

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    #77760
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    I am going to put these Philippa Gregory books on my to read list. I really enjoyed another historical novel Katherine by Anya Seton about Katherine Swnford who was mistress and then wife of John of Gaunt. Good read and now I have remembered it I want to read it again!

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #77761
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned previously or if it’s mentioned on another thread.
    I seem to be having trouble with supporting the book for long periods of time. I either end up with sore arms from holding the book up or a strained neck from looking down when i rest my arms on my legs.
    How has everyone else got around this?
    Cheers, Morgan

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    #77762
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    I have to put my book on the tray/table in front of me. It is tricky keeping the book open though so have used various gadgets to weigh down one side of the book, usually my TV remote. There are gadgets out there to hold books but they have springed catches to hold the book and I haven’t got the strength to pull the catches out to turn the page.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #77763
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    Generally I do my reading in bed so my arms are supported by the bed, book standing on end on my chest. Wonder if we can lobby for VAT refund on a Kindle [however, my bid has one and she had had to complain about a dozen books because of the hundreds of typos per page!! i guess they use the ocr scans and not good old fashioned proof reading].

    I am looking for a suitable gizmo so I can read with the book on my lap and ot break my neck leaning forward so far.

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    #77764
    Re: What are you reading?

    @ClaireF wrote:

    Hi :D

    I’ve just finished reading Peter J Merrigan’s The Camel Trail.
    He posted about his book on here a few weeks ago.
    It was a really great read and I couldn’t stop reading it. He is donating money from the sales of the book to the Muscular
    Dystrophy Campaign.

    Claire

    Aww, thanks Claire! I only just noticed this! I’m so glad you liked it, and thank you so much for the wonderful review you gave it online! :D

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    #77766
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    Just finished The White Queen – Philippa Gregory .. awesome read of a historical nature, lousy ending.

    Now onto Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett … probably the only book I will ever read that has a remote plot connected to football.

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    #77765
    Re: What are you reading?

    I recently finished the 20 novels (the poor old author died writing the 21st) in the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brien. Some of you may have heard of the movie, “Master and Commander”? I am a great fan of the age of sail. ;)

    The manuscripts that would have been the 21st novel are quite touching, the elderly gentleman had just lost his wife and was struggling to keep his papers in order, that had always been her role. In the margin, he rights that he has lost the last few pages but maybe he will be able to salvage most of it somehow. He writes that he will go and have tea, to try and recollect his remaining faculties. This is the last thing he ever wrote, he died thereafter in January 2000. :cry:

    I am currently reading a collection of essays, written in the mid eighties, about the rise of Thatcherism! :twisted:

    Also i have a book called “How Scotland is Owned”, it is very interesting to discover that land laws in Scotland are still governed by the Feudal System, the only country in the world that still does! Subsequently it is very, very complicated and still talks about the “Paramount Superior” the Queen, and then down through the various “Vassals”, who hold the land in “Tenure”. There is no limit to the amount of times the land may be sold down, very complicated indeed!

    In the old days, each vassal owed men and arms to his superior, this was scrapped by the crown in 1746, after the second Jackobite Rebellion. This was obviously too dangerous for the crown to tolerate! I am amazed that a 1000 year old system is still the law in Scotland.

    If we take away the 15% of Scotland’s 19 million acres as Forestry Commission, National Parks and the major towns and cities, then 60% of the remainder is owned by only 350 people! The largest estate, up until the 19th Century, belonged to the Duke of Sutherland, at over 1 million acres!

    I am off to lie down now, after all these statistics. ;)

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    #77767
    Re: What are you reading?

    @ClaireF wrote:

    Why oh why am I so obsessed with books involving apocalyptic doom!? :?

    I am afraid it is becoming a recurring theme.

    That is why I spent hours the other night playing
    “The End” by The Doors….

    Which as we all know is the song from “Apocalypse Now”.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #77768
    Re: What are you reading?

    Just finished “Our Precious Lulu” by Anne Fine.
    About the relationship of 2 step sisters.

    Not normally my cup of tea( not vampires, murders etc) but I loved Anne Fine Books when I was a kid.

    If any of yous guys have kids you have to read them the Killer Cat series, the Diary of the Killer Cat is soo funny. hey even if you dont have kids read them anyway. :lol:

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