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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading???

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ButtercupFields

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

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

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

Mersey Report 1 Mar 2014 10:03

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

Reading....

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

AnninGlos

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

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

AnninGlos Report 19 Feb 2014 17:33

:-D :-D :-D BC

ButtercupFields

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

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

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

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 19 Feb 2014 13:57

Have just down loaded to my kindle Brow of the Gallowgate
by Doris Davidson, so enjoy this author.
Now must hurry up and finish reading the not so interesting
book.

Emma :-)

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Feb 2014 11:18

Apparently the film of The Invisible Woman is a love story with a happy ending; the book doesn't end like that.

It's always a risk watching a film after reading the book - you end up getting cross with the screen when they deviate from the original plot. :-|

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Feb 2014 17:26

I Love Rosie Thomas's books and The Kashmir shawl was a favourite. I too have the invisible woman from Genes but I am tempted to try and see the film first as I think the film has got a different ending to the book.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 18 Feb 2014 16:54

I don't always sleep very well so do most of my reading in the middle of the night.

Have just finished The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas and really enjoyed it. When I read the "blurb" I thought it might be a bit of a sentimental romance but it wasn't like that at all. I thought it was very well written and I will look for other books by the same author.

I am shortly going to start on The Invisible Woman which I have just received through the Genes book club.

Mersey

Mersey Report 18 Feb 2014 15:19

Thats cheating Kindle Tart :-D ;-) <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Feb 2014 14:47

If you have no stickability BC no you certainly can't count them :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 18 Feb 2014 13:58

I couldn't possibly compete! :-D or..*smiles winningly........can I count those books I have cast aside after page ten? Kindletart BC <3 :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Feb 2014 12:32

Ah, when not on holiday often the only time I read is in bed for about 20 minutes every evening. Some of mine were light books, some quite solid books, some kindle and some paperbacks. I don't skim read although I do read fairly fast.

Wow that is quite number. :-)

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Feb 2014 10:38

Can match you there Ann - 348 kept since Christmas 2011. Most of those were free downloads. I do tend to skim-read and will read for a couple of hours a day :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Feb 2014 09:38

Erm, I have just checked in the two years 2012/13 I read 180 books!!!! Mostly on holiday!! :-D :-D