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#1 ~A2~

Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali

#2 Ianthe

Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

This is a re-post from the last thread, I went to a lot of trouble to type that up only to have a new thread start laughing2.gif

I have been reading a lot-probably more than I will list here but all I can remember.

There and back Again by Sean Astin. It was his story about the filming of the Lord of the Rings. It wasn't great which was disappointing.
The Secret Lives of Dresses by Eron McKean-this was a really lovely book. Quite emotional in parts.
Tensy Farlow and the home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer-this was really good
This Way Up by Paige Nick
Meryl Streep Movie Club-pretty lame
Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French-wonderful
Wrapped Up in You by Carole Matthews-ok
One Day in May & A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliot

I have only recently discovered Catherine Alliot. If you like chick lit then check her out-she is very Marian Keyes-ish.

#3 Molondy

Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE
The Devil's Diadem by Sara Douglass
It's awesome!


I loved this too. I've really enjoyed nearly all her books but this is one of the best.

I've just finished the Hunger Games and now I'm reading the new Ken Follett - Winter of the World (or somesuch...). Its OK so far - I'm only a short way into it.

#4 Ianthe

Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

#5 Colleer

Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

ddance.gif Rereading The Passage by Justin Cronin in anticipation of the release of the sequel next week ddance.gif

#6 purplekitty

Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE (Tyrantasaurus @ 12/10/2012, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ddance.gif Rereading The Passage by Justin Cronin in anticipation of the release of the sequel next week ddance.gif
I'm getting a little peeved by the price of new release books on Kindle.
The Twelve is $21.22 ,dollars dearer than the hardcover.


#7 CleverChook

Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

I finally read Twilight (yes, very late to the party).  I didn't mind it actually, was expecting it to be worse.  Not quite understanding the obsession, but I enjoyed the story and the world Meyer created.

I also just finished A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay which I loved.

Currently reading more Jean Plaidy: The Sixth Wife of Henry the 8th.

#8 Interrobang

Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

Never ended up reading The Appointment, I had a few things on and didn't feel like I could fully concentrate, and it is a book I want to really take in. So it can wait.

Finished The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue, which was pretty good, now half way through Dreamfever (4th book in the Fever series) by Karen Marie Moning.




#9 71Cath

Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

I am reading "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling.  Only about 50 pages in but it is interesting so far.  Completely different to Harry Potter (which I guess it needs to be)


#10 BreezaH

Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

I just finished The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers which I thought I would love but I was only really 'meh' about. I feel a bit depressed after it so I think I need something cheerful for my next read.

#11 KiwiMelW

Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

I just finished reading The bronze horseman trilogy, so so good. now I need somethign else to read.

#12 crazyforkids

Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

im reading call the midwife by jennifer worth original.gif

#13 Interrobang

Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran, really enjoying it so far.


#14 meljbau

Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

My daughter just bought me "The Twelve" by Justin Cronin for my birthday. I couldn't resist starting, even though I have a library book that should be finished first.

#15 Interrobang

Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

Oh I am so excited to read The Twelve! I got a message from a friend today saying they have it in Target in the cover and size I want (I am a bit fussy about books, if it's a series they have to match) so I might head down tomorrow.



#16 Colleer

Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

The Twelve is out?..! Scurrying off EB and onto my kobo!

#17 Frau Farbissina

Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'm reading The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

#18 FiveAus

Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

I'm reading The Fine Colour of Rust by PA O'Reilly, but I'm not really loving it. I've got a few waiting to be read that I think will be better......Winter of the World by Ken Follett, The House of Memories by Monica McInerney, The Mercy Sisters by Carolne Overington......all authors I've read and loved before.
Might give Rusty the flick.

#19 Ianthe

Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

I'm reading Peaches for Monsieur le Cure by Joanne Harris.

#20 ~*hiptobesquare~*

Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:31 PM



I am reading the 6th novel in the Outlander series " A breath of snow and Ashes"  by Diana Gabaldon

I can not put these books down!  Very much like the Bronze Horseman novels.



#21 ubermum

Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

#22 CleverChook

Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

The Jean Plaidy I just finished was disappointingly boring.  

Then read Philippa Gregory's The Virgin's Lover which I enjoyed but not sure if it was quite historically accurate.  Fun read anyway.

Currently reading Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress, which sounds racier than it is.  More Georgette Heyerish than anything. Very sweet and I'm enjoying it a lot.

#23 -Emissary-

Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

I am sooooo excited to have the new release in the Charley Davidson's series - Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet. Will be starting it soon in 5 hours..  biggrin.gif

#24 *LiMa*

Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:48 AM

I've had the secret keeper taunting me for days. I'm finally on holidays and plan to start it today

#25 cattivo lupo

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

I just finished Before I go to Sleep (S Watson).  I really enjoyed it, got a bit confused in spots, and the  end was obvious before you got there, but it was a good read, kept me up till midnight reading it last night anyway  original.gif .




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