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ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 23 Apr 2012 14:22

Afternoon from a soggy London :- That last book where I couldn't remember the name? Hostile Witness. Well it started off great, good unusual plot etc, but it went off the boil somehow and it was an effort to finish it. But I did.

Am now reading an American Writer, Anne Tyler's latest book called......er.....anyway!! :-D I have read all of her books and if you like something quirky, surprising, gentle, beautiful writing then you will enjoy her books. This one is about a man whose wife dies in a freak accident concerning a tree falling, but she starts to turn up as if nothing happened, and he happily accepts it as he misses her so much.

I shall tell you when I finish it, if it has a happy ending :-D BC XX

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 23 Apr 2012 14:58


Just started 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett

~~~ to BC ....sorry beautiful here in sunny Tiddley Bay :-D

Julia

Julia Report 23 Apr 2012 15:14

Mau, you will not be disappointed by this book. I read it a couple of books back.
For once, blue skys and watery sunshine here, but I bet not for long.

Julia in Derbyshire

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Apr 2012 15:23

BC I like Anne Tyler. Not read any of hers for ages.

YorkshireCaz

YorkshireCaz Report 23 Apr 2012 15:25

I'm reading Allen Carrs book but it is slow going as I only read in bed and half a page and I am asleep. I am wanting to start rereading Jean Auels books again, the Valley of the Horses,etc, but they are so good I have to read them all in a go, so will have to put some time aside.

Caz

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Apr 2012 16:03

Reading Josephine Cox, More than riches. Quite like her books if I don't want my brain to be taxed too much.

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 23 Apr 2012 16:04

Going to start reading Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh. Got it from a boot sale few weeks ago.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Apr 2012 16:16

Muffy, I saw that you read Edwina Currie A Parliamentary affair. I have had it on my bookshelf for a couple of years. Is it worth reading or would you send it to a charity shop? I have loads of others to read.

Dermot

Dermot Report 23 Apr 2012 17:27

I've just finished 'A Wistful Eye - the tragedy of a Titanic Shipwright' published recently by Titanic Press & written by D J Kelly from Manchester.

Set against the background of the construction & demise of Belfast's iconic super liner & the effects of the First World War on industrial & community relations in the area, it tells the harrowing story of an ordinary but intelligent working man's battle with social injustice. Although a tragedy, the story is told with a sprinkle of humour, pathos & an obvious affection for many of the characters.

The main character is William Henry Kelly, the author's paternal great grandfather. The author, D J Kelly, is better known to me as Denise, my first cousin.

Greenfingers

Greenfingers Report 23 Apr 2012 18:06

sounds good Dermot

Just finished and thats about Titanic too

Called " Titanic Love Stories " by Jill Paul

About the honeymoon couples onboard where they came from and what happened to them...fascinating

Julia

Julia Report 23 Apr 2012 18:10

Yes Greenfingers, I too think Dermot's book sounds interesting. I must look for a copy of it.

Julia in Derbyshire

Mersey

Mersey Report 23 Apr 2012 20:53

~~~~~ All :-)

Ann have you read Songbird by Josephine Cox ?? I really enjoyed it might be with a look :-)

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 23 Apr 2012 21:46

Kindle..............Stairlift to Heaven.....Terry Ravenscroft.

Best 99p I have ever spent. Very funny has you laughing out loud. He is a bit of a Victor Meldrew with his wife "The Trouble".

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Apr 2012 22:16

Mersey, don't think I have seen that one, I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 24 Apr 2012 10:31

Ann I wouldn't rush to read it..so if you have others I'd charity shop it lol.

Just finished reading Lady of the Rivers........AT LAST !! loved it as usual and am now re reading The White Queen just because i don't want to leave the characters lol.

Have decided from now on I will ask family for Amazon gift vouchers rather than a book as ..having read Lady of Rivers in paperback..my first real book in ages......I've decided I'd rather read on the Kindle ..x

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 24 Apr 2012 10:41

Thanks Muffy. Strange how we get attached to characters isn't it?

I must admit though, I do still enjoy reading a real book!

Mersey

Mersey Report 24 Apr 2012 10:48

Morning ladies... :-)

Have to say i do prefer my kindle now, Im always asking for Amazon Vouchers as gifts, although latley I have read few freebie books and really enjoyed them on the kindle, at he beginning when the books were free I did not rate them much........

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 24 Apr 2012 10:48

I really loathe finishing books I enjoy lol.

I think a bit of it is vanity with me Ann...when I read on the Kindle I can increase the size of the font so I don't have to wear my (nearly acquired) glasses (for reading only lol) :-0

The Kindle is also less cumbersome to hold in my hand than a book is...

anyhow...I'm off back to the 1400s........lol x

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 24 Apr 2012 10:50

Oooo Mersey you sneaked in there. lol. Morning hon x

I have read some brilliant free books on the Kindle ...and some I've had to give up on halfway through...always worth a shot though for nothing I think x

Mersey

Mersey Report 25 Apr 2012 14:00

:-D :-D