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SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 17 Dec 2013 20:50

I've not read any Lee Child so might look out for one of his books next.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Dec 2013 14:29

I quite enjoyed the Lee child books I have read but generally only read them on holiday when I find them there on the book shelves.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 17 Dec 2013 13:49

Yes, I read it because of your review, Ann, and maybe you are right, was probably not in the right mood! Now I am thoroughly enjoying the Jack Reacher book. I suspect I shall now read every one of the books. :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Dec 2013 10:07

That is strange BC, I just read my review of The Rossetti Letter and I loved it. Maybe you weren't in the mood for the jumping backwards and forewards.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 17 Dec 2013 08:47

I may try Hotel du Lac, Vera. Like the sound of it. I stopped reading The Rosetti Letters (for now) as was being irritated by it for some reason! I was attracted by the story line and the setting of course, the beautiful Ventce, so perhaps I will get back to it.

Having listened to the author Lee Child on the radio, discussing his hero Jack Reacher, I decided to start on book one, Killing Floor. . Have only just read a few pages but think I am going to like it.

Happy Reading! <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 16 Dec 2013 15:28

Just finished Putting out the stars by Roisin Meaney.
A fairly easy read, quite good for a wet Sunday afternoon’s reading material. Part romance, part a book about relationships set in Limerick.

This is a Greaders book so I won't review it here but in January on the greaders thread.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 16 Dec 2013 14:20

I've been getting through some fairly easy reading books lately.

In The Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George. It's an Inspector Lynley book though he appears very little in it; mostly it's concerned with his sidekick Barbara Havers and the victims and possible perpetrators of the crimes. If you like detective/crime novels this is an enjoyable whodunit. Well written but quite long.

One Hundred Names by Cecilia Aherne. Journalist finds a list of 100 names amongst her recently deceased employer's effects and tries to find the connection between them. Traces 6 of the names and we get their stories and journalist works out the connection which I thought was a bit of a cop-out. I didn't find any of the characters very believable.

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner. I enjoyed this one which won the Booker prize in 1984. It's the story of a middle aged English woman who goes to stay in the hotel at Lake Geneva after scandalising her friends by an affair with a married man. There she meets a number of other English people, mostly pretty eccentric, and becomes involved with Mr. Neville. Quite a short book; very well written.

Am currently reading Gone Girl which has been on my kindle for a long while. Found the style difficult at first but am now really enjoying it.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 10 Dec 2013 11:28

Just a couple of the many books read in the last few months, both free Kindle downloads at the time

The Testimony by James Smythe
(might have been mentioned somewhere on GR before)

The whole world (or nearly the whole world) hears static, then messages in English.
What do the messages mean, and who is sending them? If the source can’t be explained by science, then a religious element must be involved….they think.
Told as diary entries by different people, it tells how governments, seen through the eyes of the diarists, and individuals react. People of religion question their beliefs. Others find theirs. One country blames another. People die for no apparent reason. People are suddenly cured of most aliments which could have caused their deaths.

An interesting variation of the Apocalypse scenario, while at the same time questioning society’s blind belief in established religions.
………….

Tuppenny Hat Detective by Brian Sellars

A gentle murder mystery set in 1951 Sheffield.
Young Billy Perks believes the old Star Woman was murdered, but the police think it the death was caused by a fall. Billy and his friends set out to prove them wrong, discovering other injustices and getting into scrapes along the way.

Some of the dialogue is in dialect, but that shouldn't put readers off. Aside from the story line, it does give in an insight into the living and social conditions of a city struggling in-post war conditions.

Mersey

Mersey Report 10 Dec 2013 10:17

Helllooooooo Bookworms..... :-) <3

I have been neglecting our ickle book thread, and for that I apologise, but my reading is getting back to normal now, and will do over the next few days I hope.....

Thanks for all those who have posted and kept it going, im just about to read back now to catchup...... :-)

Happy Reading :-) <3

Dermot

Dermot Report 5 Dec 2013 08:53

'The Elements of Eloquence' by Mark Forsyth. (Sub-titled: ‘How to turn the perfect English phrase’).

My-oh-my! There are words in it I thought were yet to be invented. Keep the dictionary handy when reading this amusing book - published this year.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 5 Dec 2013 03:23

Thanks Ann, will have a look. BC XX

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Dec 2013 19:51

Sounds good BC will look out for it. Just read Toby's room the genes reading club book. Review on board.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 4 Dec 2013 18:32

I am reading another Laurie Graham Kindle, it is light and very funny. About a long time married couple who have done well and are very comfortable and happy together. Until.......one day, she discovers a dress hanging in a cupboard and it is defo not her size or style! And then a pair of Size 10 shoes fall out of a cupboard. So he tells her the truth and she is devastated. I shall say no more :-)

Very enjoyable.

Happy Reading

edit....oops....it is called The Dress Circle
<3

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 1 Dec 2013 13:28

Finished Bill Tarmey Autobiography
enjoyable read... :-)

Started Walter Norval the.Glasgow Godfather..a true story.

From what I have read so far looks like I am going to like it.

Starts from his childhood in the slums of Glasgow watching
the gangs that were about then little realising what his future
held.

Emma :-)

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 30 Nov 2013 17:01

Have just finished the John Grisham and am bereft. One of those books you don't want to end, it was great and intriguing to the end.

Now am at a loss as to to what next. .

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 25 Nov 2013 16:33

Just read Desperate measures by Kitty Neale. Quite light weight. Good holiday reading or for sitting by the fire in the evening. Not too taxing.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 22 Nov 2013 17:29

Just finished Bay of secrets by Rosanna Ley which I enjoyed very much. Set in Dorset and Fuerteventura and Spain. about a woman in her 30s who discovers, after her parents death that she is an adopted child. sets out to find her mother. Love interest with artist andre. then flip to convent in Spain and a lot about babies who were taken from their mothers and sold to adoptive parents.

David

David Report 22 Nov 2013 16:13



THE AFGHAN by FREDERICK FORSYTHE

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2013 16:46

Never mind, it may come down I have plenty to read at the moment but I will watch out for it. :-)

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 21 Nov 2013 16:13

Yes, Ann, it is on Kindle, about £7 ish which is a lot more than I usually pay....pity I can't pass it on to you! :-D <3