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  • #77809
    Re: What are you reading?

    Just starting Sandstorm by James Rollins I’m trying a sample chapter on my Kindle

    Vicki
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    #77810
    Re: What are you reading?

    On a lighter note am reading my life

    :D

    No offense

    Anonymous
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    #77811
    Re: What are you reading?

    just finished “sexy Beast” by by Stan Cattermole.

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

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    #77812
    Re: What are you reading?

    I have not read anything in ages, but listened to the BBC Radio Collection 5-series Hitch Hike’s Guide To The Galaxy :P

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

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    #77813
    Re: What are you reading?

    Finished Jennifer Fallon’s Wolfblade Trilogy, a slow burner but once you get into it, it’s good. Really want to read The Demon Child Trilogy, set in the same world… alas, they’re not available on the kindle yet.

    What about second breakfast?

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    #77814
    Re: What are you reading?

    @amgmod wrote:

    From what I have been given to believe … it is pure titilating fiction, far far removed from real.

    There are better erotic novels out there if that’s what you’re looking for. 50 Shades is okay if you dont question the character development/plot and are reading it because you’ve nothing else. Though, I may be in the minority here lol.

    What about second breakfast?

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    #77819
    Re: What are you reading?

    So far this year [and we are only into double digit days I have read Dr seuss’s Green Egga & Ham twice and Terry Pratchett’s Maurice & His Amazing Rodents.

    Now a few chapters into Phillipa Gregory’s Lady Of The Rivers.

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    #77820
    Re: What are you reading?

    I’ve recently discovered novels by a writer called Clare Chambers – they are so good, she deserves to be as well-known as [e.g.] Joanna Trollope.

    Also just read “A Street Cat Named Bob”. Very touching true story.

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    #77818
    Re: What are you reading?

    Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum – (can’t remember the author…but a free download at the Kindle Store!)

    I didn’t know what to expect of this as a free download, but it’s actually really detailed! It always makes me wonder how many people were dubbed ‘insane’ but actually weren’t – the fact that they just threw all the ‘undesirables’ into these shambolic places just shows how far we’ve come in a short space of time. Saying that, many people with mental health conditions today still don’t get the help they need…but that’s another debate!

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    #77815
    Re: What are you reading?

    @Cassini wrote:

    Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum – (can’t remember the author…but a free download at the Kindle Store!)

    That sounds like a very interesting book – I might see if I can download it too. I don’t think you had to be too different from accepted “norms” in the nineteenth century to be put in a place like that.

    Sybylla

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    #77816
    Re: What are you reading?

    january turned out to be something of a booky month with four books read and completed and all of them fabby reads.

    Thought I’d share my review of one of them

    I read one of my christmas present books yesterday. I settled on the sofa all cosy and warm and started on page one and found this gripping tale an utter page turner and before I knew it, without the need for a pee break, coffee or any other distraction I had completed it! I set about doing other mundane things and found myself recalling passages and wondering if I had remembered it correctly and gave in and read it again .. from cover to cover.

    This is a first, never have I been so compelled by the written word.

    Without wanting to give too much away it is a gripping yarn about persistence and persuasion when met with resistance and denial. I imagine one could also see it as the stubborn not wanting to try something new or adventurous, or equally as the exuberant fleeing the convention of old to define their own path. The ideas and possibilities that float across the pages were sometimes plausible and sometimes fanciful, but always presented with sincere grace.

    The plot twist at the end is a lesson to us all … you never know until you try.

    It is a multi award winning book, and rightly so.

    I cannot recommend it enough. Ladies and Gentlemen I give to you ………

    Green Eggs And Ham by Dr Zeuss

    :lol: :lol:

    I have also completed Phillipa Gegory’s The Lady of the Rivers and two of Terry Pratchett’s, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, and Snuff.

    Just started The Fry Chronicles.

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    #77817
    Re: What are you reading?

    I am currently half way through “The Lord Of The Rings”, (for the umpteenth time) i love it so much i don’t want to reach the end.

    A few weeks ago i finished “The Silmarillion”, (have read many times too) this is the book that brings together all the loose ends, it was released in 1977 by Christopher Tolkien (4 years after J.R.R. Tolkien died) from the masses of notes and essays his father had left. These writings amounted to Tolkien’s life work – the Tolkien Legendarium.

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    #77821
    Re: What are you reading?

    @Cassini wrote:

    Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum – (can’t remember the author…but a free download at the Kindle Store!)
    …………………..I didn’t know what to expect of this as a free download,

    This Kindle book is superb. Great social History.

    Yes, people think Amazon do not give away free books or free books that are any good.

    I get a daily e-mail with 10-16 free Kindle books. These are modern free books not the long dead author
    classic books.

    Sign up here :-
    http://www.ereaderiq.com/newsletter/subscribe/

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    #77822
    Re: What are you reading?

    Fab link taungfox…just signed up!

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    #77823
    Re: What are you reading?

    Great Book on Amazon for Kindle software on PC, Android or Kindle itself.

    “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared “

    Reduced from £ 8.99 to £ 0.20

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hundred-Year-Old-Climbed-Window-Disappeared-ebook/dp/B008D30K7E/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_16_TVHE

    Getting rave reviews.

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

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    #77825
    Re: What are you reading?

    Abut half way through “The Darling Strumpet” by Gillian Bagwell … all about Nell Gwynn . a bit of a simple read, often saucy [think Libertine], very interesting.

    I am having a book year, this is my 6th book of the year, cannot go buying any more just yet [even with some people enticing me with the kindle 20p book list] :ugeek:

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    #77824
    Re: What are you reading?

    “I’m still standing” by Fabrice Muamba. Very interested in this fella since I saw him collapse on the pitch at my beloved Spurs. Out of this near tragedy he’s using his experience to better others. Bloody nice bloke.

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

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    #77826
    Re: What are you reading?

    Just finished reading the final volume so far published of A Song of Ice and Fire, the books on which the TV series Game of Thrones is based.

    I don’t normally read epic fantasy stuff, but George R.R. Martin is a skilled storyteller, and the series dragged me in and has kept me reading since someone gave me the first book a year ago. Have to wait till the next book is published to find out what happens next…

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    #77828
    Re: What are you reading?

    @woogy wrote:

    “I’m still standing” by Fabrice Muamba. Very interested in this fella since I saw him collapse on the pitch at my beloved Spurs. Out of this near tragedy he’s using his experience to better others. Bloody nice bloke.

    I remember when Marc Vivien Foe collapsed on the pitch during a world cup match…Muamba was much luckier that’s for sure.

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    #77827
    Re: What are you reading?

    I was thinking I’ve seen this all before exactly because of the untimely death on the pitch of MVF. The passing of Marc cemented my contempt & hate for blatter because he didn’t want to have a mintutes silence but, a moments silence & then he wanted to move swiftly on to talk about some poxy coins fifa were bringing out. World football will only benefit from this pathetic & blinkered humans long overdue departure from the head of fifa, itself a corrupt institution.

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

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