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What Book or Kindle Book are you reading ??

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PatriciaAnn Report 20 Feb 2011 13:56

I've finished reading Death Comes to An Archbishop.
It was about 2 missionary priests who go to New Mexico in the 1850's.

I'm reading Midas by Russell Andrews.
So far a bomb has gone off in a restaurant and the next day private plane crashes....... Is there a link?


AnninGlos Report 20 Feb 2011 14:02

OK Gina, thought you'd want to get it right.

Just watched the DVD of the Girl With the Dragon Tatoo. It is quite gruesome and explicit. That one was an '18' but the second one, The Girl Who played with fire is only a 15 so hope it won't be quite so gruesome.


ButtercupFields Report 20 Feb 2011 14:17

Ahhh Ann you are made from sterner stuff than me lol I could not continue watching that dvd,much as I wanted to, having just read the book. It was a little too graphic in parts. BC XX


Barry_ Report 21 Feb 2011 13:53

I'm getting back into 'The Bounty' by Caroline Alexander (2003). I've been reading other books in the long interim so it was time to get stuck into this great story again.

This book is without doubt THE definitive story and court martial / aftermath of the mutiny. There are many sketches of the characters, deck plans for Bounty (not her original name), entries from Bligh's notebook and sketches of his surveys, and of the (in)famous breadfruit - the reason for Bounty's vovage.

Bligh did sail again and get his breadfruit years later; however, the slaves didn't like it so this scheme was abandoned.


PatriciaAnn Report 21 Feb 2011 13:57

I've read The Stieg Larsson trilogy. I don't think I'd want to see the films. Mind you I prefer to read books rather than see the film.


SheilaWestWilts Report 21 Feb 2011 17:04

Just finished 'The Soul Collectors' by Chris Mooney. I nearly didn't finish it - one of those books that starts off well but has a stupid, rushed ending. Also the main character is very one-dimensional and impossibly clever/fit/beautiful/brave and vanquishes all in sight, despite little or no sleep or food!

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 21 Feb 2011 19:09

I've just finished reading An Education by Lynne Barber (she is Jennie in the film). I was surprised to find the film uses only the first couple of chapters of the book, a very small part of the whole story.

Am now reading The Cairo House by Samia Serageldin.

Happy reading.



PatriciaAnn Report 21 Feb 2011 20:03

Did anyone watch the Book prograame on BBC2 6.30?


Greenfingers Report 22 Feb 2011 19:14

Hi Ive just finished the Stieg Larsson trilogy, and they are very good, very graphic i agree, but the only way to read them is one after the other as the first book follows on and the second and third, and with those Swedish names its the only way to go !


PatriciaAnn Report 22 Feb 2011 19:40

I think I read the Stieg Larsson books pretty close together. after awhle I did get used to the Swedish names.
I've finished reading Midas. That was very good with a good ending.
I'm now going to read Crossing the Lines by Melvyn Bragg.


Greenfingers Report 26 Feb 2011 10:04

Am now reading a book called "Devils Acre" by Michael Plampin (i think thats how it is spelt. It is about the establishment of a gun factory in London, by the famous American gun maker Samuel Colt. It is quite good, it has taken a fw chapters to get into it but is worth it now. Devils Acres was a notorious area iN London. Have decided to read something fluffy next time, has anyone any ideas on the latest chick lit ?


welshbird201 Report 26 Feb 2011 10:22

I was given Jilly Cooper's Jump for Christmas and have just started reading it. I love horses but I'm not that impressed with this. Still I think you have to read a bit of tat now and then. Its a huge book, I will carry on with it, I don't like to admit defeat.
Apologies to all Jilly Cooper fans.


PatriciaAnn Report 26 Feb 2011 11:19

Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber is a good chick lit read.
Wednesday At fFour by the same author is just as good. It's based around a knitting shop and the various people who got he the knitting classes. i got these books from the library so I think they're a couple of years old.
I'm reading Living Dead in Dalas by Charlaine Harris. It's part of the True Blood series.


Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2011 11:51

I'm desperate to read Jump by Jilly Cooper !!! I'm told the delicious Rupert Campbell-Black features in it again.....YUM ! lol x


MissFitz Report 26 Feb 2011 13:31

Death of a sweep by M.C.Beaton, just released yesterday, but last week I read a book that I really enjoyed called finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine, its about finding someones ashes, well worth a read.


welshbird201 Report 26 Feb 2011 13:47

Hi Muffyxx yes you are right RCB does appear. I used to like Jilly, but I think she's lost the plot recently. Don't let me put you off though. Enjoy.

Hi Patricia, I agree, Debbie Macomber is a good chick lit read, I have read Summer on Blossom Street as well as some of her other books, I really like Christmas in Seattle.

Hi Agatha, I will look out for Violet Park, it sounds very interesting.


StrayKitten Report 26 Feb 2011 14:22

iv just stated ant n decs autobiography :) x


PatriciaAnn Report 26 Feb 2011 14:48

I've never read any of Jilly Cooper before. I'm going to the library on Monday so I might check her out.


Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2011 18:09

Start with *Riders* Patricia...it's where Rupert Campbell Black first appears and the story revolves around him and another show jumper.

I have to warn you...he's a VERY naughty boy !!! lol x


PatriciaAnn Report 26 Feb 2011 18:40

I'll look for Riders!