Jump to content

What are your Reading ATM #16


  • Please log in to reply
220 replies to this topic

#1 ~A2~

Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali

#2 QueenIanthe

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 QueenIanthe

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 SisterMaryElephant

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 QueenIanthe

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 SisterMaryElephant

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 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

"I know How The Heather Looks" - An American family travel to Britain to track down places mentioned in their favourite children's stories (A.A. Milne, Arthur Ransome, Kenneth Graeme). Sounds a bit odd but I often read it in between more brain-taxing stuff as it is a lovely, gentle read.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

6 tips for transitioning back to work after baby

Mums returning to work - and yes, dads too - aren't the same as when they left. But that doesn't mean they're not as good as they once were.

Couple reveals pregnancy with epic Britney Spears parody

How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.

The truth about birthing a big baby

When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.

Eight months pregnant and addicted to eating soap

This bizarre snack takes the cake (of soap) when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.

Can you spot the drowning child?

Can you spot him in the video? The child who loses his rubber ring, panics, and then almost drowns? It isn't easy.

Noodles, peanuts, wee wees and lady bits

Yes, I know it's silly. I know all the advice from experts is to use the right terminology from the moment your child can talk. But I just can't.

Mum's brave battle for unborn triplets amid cancer diagnosis

Bree O'Malley has a cancer diagnosis, a rare blood condition, kidney and liver failure and other complications. And she is pregnant with triplets.

 

Win $500

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.