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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading???

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ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 17 Feb 2014 13:00

I think I am the slowest reader on here! Have just finished Joanne Harris's 'Holy Fools' and it was great to begin with and to the middle bit, but started to flag and repeat itself. I was a bit bored towards the end but the heroine (remember the rope dancer turned nun, Juliette?) remained strong against all ofds. Fairly satisfying read. <3

Mersey

Mersey Report 16 Feb 2014 11:45

Hi DS :-),I have read the Brecton trilogy and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed them, Judge Me Not (The Cotton Mill Saga) is also worth a try.... :-)

Dame*Shelly*(

Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 15 Feb 2014 23:41

The Breckton Trilogy (All Three Moving, Gritty and Enthralling Books in The Breckton Trilogy)

all 3 kindlebooks at £2.50
and im finding them to be a good read in on the second book.

Mersey

Mersey Report 15 Feb 2014 22:51

Im really enjoying it Ann, a very easy readinfact ive just downloaded her other 2 books because im enjoying it so much :-D

Happy reading Bookworms and kindle babes

<3 <3 :-D <3 <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 15 Feb 2014 11:06

Sounds good Mersey, I think I may have it waiting on my kindle.

Mersey

Mersey Report 14 Feb 2014 21:53

At the moment Im reading The Mountains Between - Julie McGowan £2.47 Kindle..


"A searing and powerful novel from one of Wales’s best-selling authors.

Mother’s hand swung round and slapped Jennie across the ankles. “Don’t be so disgusting!” she hissed. “You were never wanted, you know!"" ... Never wanted ... never wanted ... never wanted ...

Despite a comfortable living, surrounded by lush farmlands, Jennie’s life under the critical eye of her tyrannical mother is hard. Desperate for affection, she stumbles upon dark secrets and into the uncertain murmurings of love.

On the other side of the scarred mountain, and in the wake of a disaster that tears through his family and their tight-knit mining community, Harry finds the burden of manhood thrust upon his young shoulders. Through the turmoil of the Depression years, life for both Harry and Jennie takes many unexpected turns, with love won and lost. But the onset of World War II brings changes that neither could have imagined."

Mersey

Mersey Report 14 Feb 2014 20:35

I have read Game of Thrones Eileen hope you enjoy it :-D

Eileen

Eileen Report 13 Feb 2014 17:08

Game of Thrones, part one

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 13 Feb 2014 12:53

I have just finished Citadel by Kate Moss on my Kindle and I have noticed that it is now down to £2.99. It is quite long and the main story is about the Resistance in France. There is a love story in it as well and there is also a back story which is connected to the first two books in the trilogy Labrynth and Sepulchre.

I enjoyed it, it is a good read but I preferred her first two.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 13 Feb 2014 12:42

Ann must be the meds, :-)

reading one I bought from Amazon, think I mentioned it
£1.99 its about Lady Jane Grey and her sisters.by Emily Purdy

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 12 Feb 2014 15:44

You are reading fast at the moment Emma!!! :-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 12 Feb 2014 14:51

Have finished reading David Jason's Autobiography
which I enjoyed and would recommend.

Emma :-)

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Feb 2014 17:45

I have read Nicholas and Alexandra and enjoyed it.

Emma

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 9 Feb 2014 17:29

I loved The Kashmir Shawl Vers. I saw the film of Philomena and enjoyed it.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 9 Feb 2014 16:49

I finished Martin Sixsmith's "Philomena" a little while ago. I haven't seen the film but I was a little bit disappointed with the book. I had hoped for a bit more about Philomena's life and search for her son but a lot of the book was about the son's life in America. I don't think it was necessary to detail his sexual activities quite so fully and I felt it read more like a novel than a true story. But having said that, it was very moving.

I next read Lee Child's "Worth Dying For" - a Jack Reacher novel. OK but I didn't sympathise with a single character and felt the violence would have been more shocking if there had been less of it. It got a bit boring in the end.

Last night I finished "Skios" by Michael Frayn. It's a comedy set on a Greek Island. At the airport, Oliver Fox picks up the wrong suitcase, sees a driver holding a board up for Dr. Norman Wilson, and pretends to be him. Lots of mistaken identity, misunderstandings etc. It was fairly amusing but, as a book, I didn't find it made me laugh out loud. But all the way through I kept thinking "this would make a really good farce on stage". I wonder if Michael Frayn will ever adapt it for the stage.

I've got "The Kashmir Shawl" from the library to read next. It was on the "book group" shelf and I remembered seeing it mentioned on here so thought I'd give it a go. I've also got "Nicholas and Alexandra" on the kindle and I think I will download "Symphony of Echoes" as I read and enjoyed the earlier book in that series, "Just One Damned Thing...". That should keep me going for a little while.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 9 Feb 2014 16:02

:-D :-D :-D @ Ann.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 9 Feb 2014 15:49

I have not been keen on Joanne Harris's books so far. I know I am in a minority. But that one sounds different BC. Are you sure the main character is not modelled on you?? :-D :-D

I have just noticed that I have Blackberry wine sitting on my book shelf waiting to be read..... that has been there a while!!!

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 9 Feb 2014 08:35

I am almost at the end of Joanne Harris's (she wrote 'Chocolat') 'Holy Fools'. Set in France in 17th century, a time of religious reform, the plague, and general unrest. The central character is a Gypsy. six foot, red haired, ex rope dancer who has 'been around' and ;led a full and lusty life. She is under the spell of LeMerle, a strange, charismatic and often ruthless character.

Through circumstances beyond her control (I wont spoil the plot!), she is now a nun and working in the gardens of The Abbey. It is a free and easy Order and the nuns pretty much do what they want. Until one day......

If this sounds too slushy, it isn't. The writing is wonderful and you can almost smell the atmosphere. Juliette is a strong, loving woman, and her character is so well done you really get to know her and like her.

So enjoying it! Happy Book and Kindle Worms <3 <3 <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Feb 2014 16:07

I am about halfway through Citadel by Kate Moss. Not a quick read as usual with her books, set in 1942 France with some interesting links to the Cathars in 842. Vague links I think with Labrynth if you read that but not necessary to have read it to enjoy this one.

Mersey

Mersey Report 5 Feb 2014 13:57

Good Afternoon my ickle Bookworms, just bumping our ickle thread
up to catch up with some books :-) :-) <3 <3 <3