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Offline Scarlet Passion

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« on: March 21, 2007, 01:11:44 am »
If you read, what do you read, a book or a magazine or a newspaper? And what's it called?
 

I read books a lot (or should that be a lot of books?) and at the moment I'm reading Hawksong by Amelia Atwater Rhodes.

It's really good.

I'm always looking for good books to read so have any of you any ideas of ones I could try?

 

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 03:31:14 am »
still making my way through Lord Of The Rings...
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007, 06:45:33 am »
I read a lot of non fiction and at the moment I'm reading a book about the Four Per Cent Building Company that financed the building of homes for the poor skilled working classes in London during the late nineteenth century.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2007, 08:01:41 am »
I'm reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.  I read at least two books a week.  But then it's part of my job.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007, 08:44:54 am »

I am currently reading the autobiography of Kim Woodburn. Like Oldspice, I prefer non-fiction.


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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007, 01:56:49 pm »
about to start "straight" by Boy Goerge , the second part of his autobiography

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007, 07:10:19 pm »
I read sporadically - I don't seem to get the time as much as I used to. I read loads when I was on holiday recently though; Maeve Binchy's 'Whitethorn Woods', Joanne Harris' 'Holy Fools' and Shena Mackay's 'The Artist's Widow' were all good.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2007, 09:11:44 pm »
I'm a chick lit and magazine fan. I'm currently halfway through 'runner's world' mag and 'company'.
 

As for books, i'm reading terry wogan's autobiography!!! Don't laugh!

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2007, 09:49:37 pm »
 Monkey%20Wave I'm currently reading Hello magazine.





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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2007, 07:01:22 am »
Has anyone read The Time Traveller's Wife?
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2007, 07:39:40 am »
Quote from: oldspice
Has anyone read The Time Traveller's Wife?

 

Yes I did it with my book group last year - I think it's one of the few books that we ALL enjoyed.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2007, 09:48:25 am »
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As for books, i'm reading terry wogan's autobiography!!!



I'd be interested in reading that one, I imagine his life has been quite eventful.

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2007, 04:44:00 pm »
Quote from: Cherry_Ripe
Quote from: bethypoos

As for books, i'm reading terry wogan's autobiography!!!



I'd be interested in reading that one, I imagine his life has been quite eventful.

 

Is that the one called 'Mustn't Grumble'?  If so, I enjoyed it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2007, 08:28:38 pm »
Quote from: oldspice
Has anyone read The Time Traveller's Wife?

 

I read that last year! It too some getting into though. I put it down a few times before I could really get into it. I had to kind of just let my mind go with it and try not to think about it too much. Once I managaed to get into it I found it really enjoyable.

 

Another difficult book I read recently was We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. That took me ages to read as I wasn't keen on the style of the writer. I found it hard to be sympathetic to the main character as she was so self absorbed.

 

Not long finished Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer. It was a funny and touching read with a bit of an empowering ending.

 

Now reading On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Early days yet with it but seems quite good so far.

 

Also reading Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers. I'm trying to break free from the things that make me hold myself back... so far quite enlightening.

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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2007, 08:38:55 pm »
Yep - am reading 'mustn't grumble' - is very good. Smile  I do love Sir Terry. I draw the line at reading autobiographies from people who are about 21 (aka Coleen!!!) Surely there's not much to write yet. Grrr....I'm not lining her pocket so she can go and spend it on stupidly priced clothes and bags. Confused
 

I read 'feel the fear and do it anyway.' I'm always looking for self help stuff. I couldn't get into it though. Very American and twee. Maybe i'm cynical but it was all too sugary and too good to be true.

 

My dad told me about a great website. www.readitswapit.co.uk You can register your books then trawl through the library and the site sends request to do permanent swaps, so if you're not bothered about keeping books you can keep swapping and it just costs postage. If you request someone's book they are sent a link to your list and if you have one they want to read they accept the swap. It's great.

 

What do i really want to read...shopaholic and baby! I'll wait until it's out in paperback i think LOL