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AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jan 2014 16:07

I have just finished The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chambers. It is a great book, really liked, it similar in style to Jodi Piccoult, a really good read. Can't say much about the story without giving away the plot but great characters, a one-time midwife who commits suicide leaving a confession to unravel with the potential to affect three families.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jan 2014 16:04

I like my kindle but it is the original, I think the Kindle Fire and Kindle White are a bit lighter to hold. Granddaughter wouldn't read at all she is mildly dyslectic but she does read with her kindle white. So many free books on Amazon Mau, some good ones too.

Mersey

Mersey Report 14 Jan 2014 15:09

Hi Mau.....Im totally besotted with my Kindle Fire HD, simple and easy to use, depends what you are looking for.

I don't blame you for getting one, just beware, you can become addicted to Amazon like I am :-D <3 <3

Whatever you choose enjoy <3 <3

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 14 Jan 2014 12:41

Good day to all you readers :-D <3

Just to say I've been struggling along reading J.K.Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy'. I say struggling because I find the story a wee bit boring and even on opening the book I frankly don't care what happens to the characters! :-( anyone else find this?

Anyway I've a birthday coming up and after reading a few reviews on-line and comments from family I think I'm coming around at last to the idea of having a Kindle!! :-) .... thinking of a Kindle Paperwhite or newest? I know most of you love'm but which Ebooks are best please?

Mau XX

Mersey

Mersey Report 10 Jan 2014 13:55

Hi Emms and Ann, :-D :-D <3

Emms I have just taken a look at that looks like one for me thanks you know me too well :-D :-D ;-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 10 Jan 2014 12:01

Just finished a Miranda dickenson Welcome to my world. quite a light read, not my favourite of hers but I enjoyed it, didn't need a lot of thinking, easy bedtime read. I did feel it was a bit predictable though.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Jan 2014 11:42

Started reading Peterhead Porridge by James Crosbie £1.19
kindle edition.
The first page had me smiling and then laughing.
It about the funny side of life of Scotland's most notorious prison.

Crosbie was arrested for armed bank robbery for no other reason
than he was bored. Some of the nick names of hardened prisoners
and warders are hilarious .

Emma :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 9 Jan 2014 13:42

Mersey Aaagh!!!! Good job I bought it with a gift card. (I paid £3.99 how very annoying :-()

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Jan 2014 13:22

Have finished Diamonds at Dinner which I enjoyed very much.
An easy read and would say at 99p worth the buy, good to take
on holidays as not tasking in any way.

Emma :-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 9 Jan 2014 10:04

BC you have such a different array of book reading, you make me laugh let us know how you get on :-D :-D ;-) <3

Ann dont look now but Operation Kingfisher is now 99p on Amazon :-|

Dermot I will go and take a look :-D

Dermot

Dermot Report 8 Jan 2014 19:40

'Running With Crows' - the life & death of a 'Black & Tan'.

The Author - D J Kelly is my cousin.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 8 Jan 2014 19:00

Evening all and Happy New Year if I haven't said it before and if I have then I will say it again :-D Afraid I have my Kindletart hat on again as got bored half way through my Jack Reacher book so deserted the lovely Jack for a new (to me) author called Patrick Gale. Has anyone read him? I like his quirky style and the name of the Kindle is>>>>>>>>>>>>>runs over to check on Amazon.......'The Whole Day Through'/

So far, it is about a woman, probably in her forties, who worked in Paris but comes home to take care of her independent mother who is poorly and keeps falling in the garden. But as she (the mother) is a lifelong naturist she sometimes lands in a pricjly bush...ouch...and needs help to get up again. Anyway the daughter one day bumps into a lover she had at University. He is a doctor and currently working in a GUM clinic ..

That's as far as I have got, but I am enjoying it immensely.

Happy reading :-D <3

Mersey

Mersey Report 7 Jan 2014 14:52

I hope you enjoy Ann, its a very easy read..........

I am now reading Two Brothers by Ben Elton .... at the moment its £2.99 on kindle

My friend mentioned this book but I was put off by the author :-S. She told me to just open the book and read.....im hooked !! The reviews for this book have been really good....I will let you know how I get on...

Berlin 1920
Two babies are born.

Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood.

As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice....Which one of them will survive?

Ben Elton's most personal novel to date

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Jan 2014 14:07

Thanks I will make a note of those.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Jan 2014 11:43

It's always worth revisiting TP's books as it gives you the opportunity to explore the allegories he makes with today's larger society - and the pokes he makes at it!

OH who is the true fan in this household (he has first dibs at a new book) suggests Soul Music to a new reader as you can draw parallels with the 1960/70's Pop-rock scene.
The other one he would suggest is Going Postal, where Moist van Lipwig has to get the Postal Service up and running again. In competition with it are The Clacks which could be compared to the Internet.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 7 Jan 2014 11:30

Son introduced me to Terry Pratchett many years ago now and I've read nearly all his books (except Raising Steam). I find he has become very predictable but, having said that, I still re-read them from time to time.

If you are going to give him a go Ann I'd start with his earlier ones, such as Colour of Magic, which I think are funnier and less "obvious" somehow

I've seen a couple of his books put on the stage as plays and they have been very funny. In May our local am dram are doing Monstrous Regiment so I'll probably go and see that.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Jan 2014 11:15

I have never read or fancied Terry Pratchett, who knows though I may like him so might give it a go.

Mersey I have ordered operation Kingfisher onto my Kindle. :-) :-)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Jan 2014 12:16

And now for something completely different.....

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
(part of the discworld series)

Following on from the last 3 releases, it features Moist von Lipwig who has to oversee the introduction of a railway system. Virtually all previous characters except The Witches get a bit-part or mention.

(extract from the blurb - Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails . . .)

Despite TP's affliction with Dementia, it is as well written as the other Moist von Lipwig books.

Mersey

Mersey Report 6 Jan 2014 08:35

Hi Ann Operation Kingfisher is the first one in this story but there will be no doubt a sequel .......

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Jan 2014 17:04

I want to get the final book in the Cazalet series by Elizabeth Jane Howard but the kindle edition is £7.99 so Is hall wait a while.