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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading???

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AnninGlos Report 12 Mar 2014 08:25

Lol Mau, glad you got out ok. And lovely to meet up with BC.... One day!!! :-)


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Mar 2014 21:31

Oh what a shock :-0
Oh what a calamity
Mau at the coast
Got locked in the lavat'ry :-(

We were tired
So I made a cup of tea
But then of course
I'd to go and have a wee

If I had known
The door would stick and lock- it
A mobile phone
Would've gone into my pocket:-D

Yes I was rescued by the friendly receptionist :-D:-D

~~~~ and thanks to BC. Emma and Ann :-D <3 we had a smashing trip and also enjoyed a celebration with wonderful BC <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 11 Mar 2014 19:29

It is not a heavy read Karen but I enjoyed it so hope you do too. I seem to remember that Mersey read it and recommended it to me :-)

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 11 Mar 2014 15:43

Operation Kingfisher sounds like the sort of book I would enjoy, thanks :-) I think I'll go for that one!


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Mar 2014 13:36

Hurrah at last I am now reading Brow of the Gallowgate,
thought I'd never finish the Emily Purdy book.

Emma :-)


AnninGlos Report 9 Mar 2014 17:42

Read two kindle books in the last couple of days. Operation Kingfisher recommended by Mersey, a story based on the French Maquise in the war, and when you walked back into my life by Hilary Boyd. Both a good read.


kandj Report 9 Mar 2014 15:18

Just finished the Solomon Northup 12 Years A Slave. A true account of his 12 years as a slave with endless beatings and brutality and living in daily fear for his own life. Compelling reading. A story of real courage and bravery but disturbing to read though.
Would not chose to see the film on cinema screen.


AnninGlos Report 8 Mar 2014 16:16

:-D :-D :-D :-D Mau, what are you like. Hope you are out by now.

Just finished The Invisible Woman, a very interesting read. :-)


GoldenGirl1 Report 8 Mar 2014 15:20

If only BC can't wait either :-D

LOL and ~~~~~~~~~~to Mau...Happy Anniversary

OhDear what can the matter be
Two old ladies locked in the lavatory
They were there from Monday to Saturday
Nobody knew they were there :-D :-D :-D <3


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Mar 2014 10:10

‘ Saints of the Shadow Bible’ by Ian Rankin is the most recent in the Rebus series.

Set mainly in Edinburgh it merges the ‘bad’ days of policing when evidence was lost, planted or altered to ensure that that the villains were taken off the streets (in some cases forever) with repercussions when an enquiry is launched in light of the ‘double jeopardy’ Bill. Topically the imminent Independence Referendum is incorporated when one of the leading ‘No’ campaigners is murdered. As usual, two story lines are running concurrently.

Rebus still goes his own way, but is mellower than in the earlier novels. He still drinks, he still smokes but much less than he used to. We learn more about his first posting as a DC at Summerhill police station and the corruption that went on.

This book ties together the characters of Malcolm Fox from The Complaints’ and Rebus’ old colleague Siobham Clarke who is now his boss.

This is a much better read than the majority of my downloads, possibly as Rebus is ‘an old friend’.


ButtercupFields Report 8 Mar 2014 08:23

Emma, we shall just have to be patient and wait for Hilary Mantel to give us the last of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy! *shivers with anticipation! :-D <3

Well, having enjoyed Mr Lynch's Holiday I quickly downloaded Catherine O'Flynn's 'The News Where You Are' and was curiously disengaged as there where chunks and chunks of comments on urban buildings, architecture and the changing face of cities, and not nearly enough characterization. I was a bit bored and disappointed.

My neighbour has raved about William Boyd's 'Any Human Heart'...anyone read it?
... so I have downloaded this for my next read.

Happy Reading everyone <3

BC Kindletartlet

And a big ~~~~~ to Mauonthecoast who has managed to lock herself in the lavatory of her hotel where she is celebrating her anniversary. Happy Abniversay (when you get out! :-D) xxxxxx <3


GoldenGirl1 Report 7 Mar 2014 19:21

Can't get through the Fallen Queen, think I've still got
30% to go.....it's like War and Peace.

Emma :-)


SuffolkVera Report 5 Mar 2014 19:49

Just finished The Invisible Woman, courtesy of the Genes Book Club. I have put a long review on that thread so I won't repeat it here. I found it an enjoyable read.


Mersey Report 1 Mar 2014 10:03

Just been reading this quote and thought it was apt for our ickle thread......


The place where you are by yourself but you are never alone :-) <3


AnninGlos Report 24 Feb 2014 09:08

Just finished The Landscape of Love by Sally Beauman. An unusual book, written in different places in the narrative by different people. A large house, a converted abbey. Family living there, a mother and three daughters and a grandfather (father's father - father dead). Youngest child special needs, probably autistic, 'sees' the nuns who lived there before. Friends, a part gypsy boy, Dan whose grandmother tells fortunes, an artist, Lucas who is painting a portrait of the girls and a friend, Nick. Ther family is impoverished, father's brother inherited the family home plus wealth, Creepy nephew.

The story tells how their lives are intertwined with tragedy, betrayals and love.

A very good read once I had got into it after a couple of chapters.


Mersey Report 19 Feb 2014 21:20

Hi Reggie I have An Officer and a Spyon my kindle so will be giving it a go soon, let us know what you think :-D

Cooooooeeeee Bookworms & Kindle Tarts <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 19 Feb 2014 17:33

:-D :-D :-D BC


ButtercupFields Report 19 Feb 2014 17:27

I am half way through Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn. She is a fairly new author who has written two other books, as far as I know, one of which... 'What Was Lost' I thoroughly enjoyed.

Dermot Lynch is a recently widowed, retired bus driver, who has never travelled. So he decides to visit his only son, Eamonn, who is living in the south of Spain with his girl friend (except she has just left him). Eamonn's apartment is in a large development whose owners went bust, due to the economic climate, so most of the flats are unfinished and the communal swimming pool houses a family of feral cats and rotting leaves.

I am really loving it so far. Father and son are total opposites and have never spent too much time together, so it is interesting to see how their relationship will work out.

Ann...you can see my halo and my stickability for this one :-D <3


AnninGlos Report 19 Feb 2014 15:27

Yes I read that Det which is why I would rather see the film first, then read the book.


Reggie Report 19 Feb 2014 14:55

At the moment, I'm reading 'Fear' by Robert Harris.

Have just read his 'Enigma' - and 'An officer and a Spy' is next in line

Very few adaptations stay totally true to the original.............Morse being a case in point