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#1 chickendrumstick

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

Every year since we were too old for a stocking, Santa brings us a book (complete with 'To chickendrumstick, from Santa' in my mum's writing on the first page).

I'm struggling to think of one that I'd like!

If you were able to buy yourself a book right now, what would you choose?

#2 PurpleWitch

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

I'm re reading The life of Pi


#3 Feral Becky

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Do you like Marian Keyes?

I would get her new one "The Mystery of Mercy Close"

I am such a MK fangirl. laughing2.gif

#4 *Ker*

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

I'm three quarters of the way through "Making the Rounds with Oscar", although you'd have to have an interest in the topic - alzheimers and therapy pets in nursing homes.

#5 niggles

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

The newest Haruki Murakami. It came out last year and I still haven't got around to reading it.

#6 chickendrumstick

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE (*Ker* @ 22/11/2012, 11:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm three quarters of the way through "Making the Rounds with Oscar", although you'd have to have an interest in the topic - alzheimers and therapy pets in nursing homes.

I think I've heard of that one - I am more of a non-fiction fan than fiction.

#7 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

I wouldnt mind collecting the Harry Potter books, otherwise I would probably get Last Vampire by Christopher Pike.

Though depending on my mood I enjoy a good dive into different myths and legends and have a few Egyptian and Greek mythology books on my wish list along with English fairytale myths and legends too.

#8 Charlie & Lola

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

I just bought 'The Twelve' by Justin Cronin not realising it was the second in a series  rolleyes.gif  so I would go the 'The Passage' which is the first book. If you like fantasy/scifi/modern fiction then you may love them too!

#9 aprilrain

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

The new Diane Gabaldon one. Non fiction - Bear Grylls was okay. I enjoy autobiographies and I love browsing on Goodreads or Booktopia.

#10 Bernard Woolley

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

I've just finished 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg. Pop psych/science: it's my go-to when I don't have enough mental energy for fiction...

#11 belinda1976

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

How about a cookbook!

#12 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

I would like The Time Traveller's Wife. I've read it a few times but lent it to a work mate years ago and they didn't return it and they have since left work. It is just such a good story. I would have to speculate that it not have the movie cover though.

Edited by Dylan's Mummy, 22 November 2012 - 10:40 PM.

#13 FEdeRAL

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE (niggles @ 22/11/2012, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The newest Haruki Murakami. It came out last year and I still haven't got around to reading it.

I will second that, but I suspect he might be an acquired taste.

#14 FlamingoG

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

The Yiddish Policemen's Union, because although Michael Chabon is an awe inspiring wordsmith and I love him, this one has so far evaded me.

#15 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

"The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window" - its about a 100 year old man who.........

#16 mama2carysbaileigh

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

I asked dh for The secret keeper, by Kate Morton.

#17 FiveAus

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

The new Bryce Courtenay novel, Jack of Hearts, which will also be his last as he's dying from cancer.

#18 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (PurpleWitch @ 22/11/2012, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm re reading The life of Pi


Everyone loves this book and I really struggled through it.

I dunno OP. What's your preferred genre?

#19 Imaginary friend

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (mama2carysbaileigh @ 22/11/2012, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I asked dh for The secret keeper, by Kate Morton.

Im a bit over Kate Morton - the first 2 books were really good - but last one was so slow I gave up after 50 or so pages.

OP if your'e not sure which book you would like can Santa bring you a book voucher? wink.gif

#20 ComradeBob

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

I'd get Picnic Races by Dymphna Cusack, which has recently been reprinted by Allens Unwin. I hheart.gif that book and now I can retire my much loved but getting a bit worn 1960s copy, which I bought second hand nearly 20 years ago  biggrin.gif

#21 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:49 AM


Here we go OP. For the times EB is unavailable biggrin.gif

#22 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I'd get Maeve Binchy - A week in winter - easy read but  I like to get lost in her books.

#23 ChilliDog

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

I love to read and re-read Paullina Simons The Brone Horseman (and the rest of the series).

For Christmas I hope to get her new book Children of Liberty.

#24 HRH Countrymel

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

The first thing that fell into my head was "Longitude" by Dava Sobel..

Full title: "Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time."

Non fiction but a rollicking good read, and if Father Christmas finds the illustrated edition even better!

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