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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading ??

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Magpie Report 13 Jul 2014 11:18

Mersey, I do prefer a proper book, but as we now live in a small bungalow, an e.book has been a godsend on the storage front, so now nearly all my new books are on kindle. 'Peter' and I are on the verge of parting company! Think I'll go onto Alan Bennett next with Writing Home', and leave the Uboats for a while!! Glad you're enjoying your latest read.


Mersey Report 11 Jul 2014 23:10

I have just started Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Kindle £3.99)

Louis Zamperini was one of America's greatest heroes. An Olympic runner and WWII POW, his life story was written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Laura Hillenbrand (author of "Seabiscuit") and the book "Unbroken", released in November, 2010.

Lucky Louis Zamperini, Olympic hero, WWII bombardier, plane crash survivor, POW, and survivor of post-war turmoil was one of the last of the greatest generations.

I am hooked already :-)


Mersey Report 11 Jul 2014 09:45

Hi Magpie do you have a kindle or do you prefer books.....??



Magpie Report 9 Jul 2014 21:31

Thanks Golden Girl, I need to finish 'Peter,' and the U.Boats(!!) before I order anything else, but it is a book I would like to have,
Thank you too everyone for welcoming me to this thread. I love books so I'm sure I shall enjoy posting here.


GoldenGirl1 Report 9 Jul 2014 20:24

The author Magpie is Deborah Cadbury, kindle price £6.02p

Emma :-)


Magpie Report 9 Jul 2014 20:16

Has anybody read 'The Lost king of France'? (can't remember the author, It'll be on line) I read this some years ago and it was one of those books that rather preyed on my mind. As I'm sure you all know it is the story of Louis Charles, Marie Antoinette's younger son. It is quite a shocking account of the brutality meted out to this child, and is one of the worse cases of child abuse in history. Apparently the French (those in the know) still feel a sense of horror at the treatment of this little boy. the Princes in the Tower was bad enough, but this is worse by quite a long margin. Just wondered if anyone here has read it and what their view is?


Mersey Report 9 Jul 2014 13:39

Hello Magpie, great to see you on our little thread..... :-)

I really enjoy reading what everyone else is reading and have found books that I would not normally read and have found myself enjoying a variety of different topics and stories......

Please feel free to let us know anything that you are reading or have read that might interest one or more in here.......

DET the book you have just mentioned sounds a great read and right up my street so will go and look on Amazon........Thanks <3


~~~~~s to all book worms and kindle tarts <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 8 Jul 2014 20:28

Hello magpie good to have more input. I am reading East of the sun by Julia Gregson at the moment. Set in 1928 Viva is employed as chaperone to Rose going to India to get married, Tor her bridesmaid and a 16 year old boy expelled from school. I am enjoying it, she is an excellent writer.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Jul 2014 18:42

Hello Magpie - many of us have differing tastes in books. Something you read and tell us about might spark an interest, as hopefully our offerings do to others.

Peter the Great to U Boats is quite a leap :-D

Although I'm rarely moved to tears by a book, the ending of this one did. Its probably been mentioned before

Villa Triste is a story set both in 1943 Florence and the present day. It ties together the lives of some of the Partisans, the survivors, present day murders, a detective and an American woman trying to discover who her great grandfather was.

Triste is the Italian word for Sad; the Villa was where the Gestapo took their captives for interogation.

Having visited Florence a few years ago, it was enoyable being able to sometimes picture the places mentioned.

NB - I've lost me spellchecker :-0


GoldenGirl1 Report 8 Jul 2014 18:17

Hello Magpie and welcome to this thread.

Emma :-)

Happy reading :-D


Magpie Report 8 Jul 2014 18:11

Hello, I'm new to this thread but I thought it looked very interesting. I love reading esp historical books, and at the moment am nearing the end (on my Kindle!) of a life of Peter The Great. It's over 800 pages, and has been quite a read!!! Fascinating though, what an extraordinary man he was, so far ahead of his time, born into such violent age!! After this I have a book about U.Boats in the 2nd WW. Not too sure about this one, but will give it a try!!!!


AnninGlos Report 1 Jul 2014 15:36

I have just finished Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson. I do like her books and this was just as good a read as all the rest. :-D


SuffolkVera Report 30 Jun 2014 22:11

Just read "The Last Foundling" by Tom H Mackenzie. This is a true story of a girl who became a single mother in1939 and, due to her circumstances, gave her son up to the Foundling Hospital and he became one of the last group of foundlings admitted. It's the story of his life there and of his mother who always hoped to get him back. I knew a bit about the Hospital and have been on a guided tour of the Foundling Hospital Museum so It was an interesting read, but I didn't find it as moving as I expected.


GoldenGirl1 Report 30 Jun 2014 11:38

Finished reading Irma Grese and her sadistic crimes,
she expressed no feelings or apologies for what she had
done in the concentration camps and of the cruelty she
meted out to those prisoners. At her trial in Nuremberg she
was sentenced to death by hanging.

Now reading The Borgia Bride.



Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 30 Jun 2014 00:26

iv just finish the best of sister by dilly court
i love her books

but now i think ill read one of the free books i got from the ripple choc bar :-D
in the land of the long white cloud.


GoldenGirl1 Report 29 Jun 2014 13:46

Just down loaded for my kindle for 99p
The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis.


Mersey Report 29 Jun 2014 08:58

~~~~~~s to all bookworms and kindle tarts....lovely to see so many posts.....

I thought this might be of interest Longbourne author Jo Baker has a deal on her book The telling on Amazon for 99p .....well worth a download imo :-)

When Rachel arrives in her mother's isolated country house, she knows that packing everything up will bring back painful memories of what she has lost. But she soon senses that there's something else too - a presence in the house, not quite tangible, trying to make itself known. Unsettled, she starts to piece together fragments of a life lived there long before: a woman caught up in turbulent times, and drawn inexorably to a dangerous man...


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Jun 2014 13:15

Thanks for that - Edit now in place Taylor, not Foster!

Its so easy to spend money on that site, isn't it? Luckily I've still got a fair amount of credit left over from gift cards.

In the main, I go through the top 100 free books about once a week and download any that are vaguely interesting. If they turn out to be duds, no money has been wasted.
I've probably got about 4 or 5 pages of titles still to read. Usually I'll go to the one at the bottom of the last page.


SuffolkVera Report 27 Jun 2014 13:07

I read the first Chronicles of St Mary's book after you mentioned it Det and enjoyed it, so I went on to book two. I'm just about to download book 3 in the series. I'll be looking out for the new one when it comes out at the end of July but I generally wait until the Kindle price comes below £2 if I can.

By the way, just in case anyone thinks the books are byJodie Foster, the actress, that was a slip on Det's part. They are by Jodi Taylor.

I've just finished Tony Hawks' book "Playing the Moldovans at Tennis" which I picked up on a charity stall. A nice light easy read and a gentle giggle, though a few times he made a comment about Moldova and the way of life there that made me think a bit.


AnninGlos Report 27 Jun 2014 12:06

Shelley, loved Custard tarts and brocken hearts.