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  • #61580

    lucysmom
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    Seeing as how I managed to take over the quiz thread with my book ramlings I thought I would start this one so we can all discuss what books we like, hate or what ever.

    I am currently reading Hard times only got one page in but really like the descriptions of the charactures.

    Also reading a John Francome novel hes on of those jockies who have turned to writing so far its quite interesting but predictable.

    Rachel 🙂

    #108306

    Sorry am one of those people (please dont tell me its just me) who grabs a book startsreading and either finishes the book or sont bother, I love reading but couldnt tell you the authour or name of the book im reading right now, mind i do have the Coppinger book on my bedside table half read thats a good dog book  ;D fink thats the name anyway  ???

    #108307

    Mudgie
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    I am currently reading Sheila Quigleys Run for Home – she is local to Houghton le Spring (seahills)- really enjoy it looking forward to reading the next one in series – read good thrillers – edge of seat stuff and it is good cos she talks about local areas and pubs etc so it is great to visualise – She is a real down to earth woman and I really enjoy reading her stuff  ;D

    Bev if you havent read her stuff you would enjoy it – like a north east James Patterson

    #108308

    *Lassie*
    Member

    I use to  read the back of the cornflakes box if I ran out of books ;D but don’t have time now.
    Love Dick Francis ( better than John Francome) James Herbert, the early Steven King books. Dennis Wheatley and any dog book ;D

    #108309

    *Nick*
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    good thread! 

    I can’t seem to finish a Dickens book, any Dickens book . I appreciate the quality but the excessive descriptive prose just is too much for me I guess.  It’s like Gabriel garcia Marquez’ book 100 Years of Solitude…it’s a Nobel Prize winner and it’s brilliance is undeniable but i just can’t seem to finish it! Been trying for 10 years!  😀

    I’m currently on a murder/mystery thing…reading a book called Dust…and I’ve just looked for it to tell you the author but i can’t find it  ???  it’s a woman

    I also read a least 1 dog book while I’m reading something else  🙂

    #108310

    *Lassie*
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    Rachel I loved Gone with the Wind, read it twice along with Jack London’s Call of the Wild, Whistle Down the Wind and Goodnight Mr Tom – that was really sad in parts.

    #108311

    GSPmad
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    [quote author=BluePic link=topic=11565.msg218596#msg218596 date=1211838774]
    .and I’ve just looked for it to tell you the author but i can’t find it  ???  it’s a woman

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    You’ve narrowed it down well then Nick.  😀

    not reading anything at the moment – too restless, and it requires sitting down and concentrating. my grandmother’s favourite book is the mill on the floss by george eliot – it is horribly depressing, i read it.  >:D

    what i need to read is the book i was given the christmas before last – a doctor in the wilderness by walter yellowlees – who practised up in scotland where my granny lives. he had the dubious pleasure of delivering my mother.  😮 i know – because i skimmed – that he has lots of stuff on how the ills of the western world are caused by processed food – and charting the rise of diabetes and types of cancer etc (in fact he did a programme on radio 4 which i remember hearing) – and considering my diet i just don’t want to know  ;D but i must read it…. saw him on pitlochry station a few years ago – on his way to a wwII commemorative think or something – in his 90s and he looked fitter than me.  ::) (mind you that aint difficult  😀 ).

    i have been part way through a biography of louisa may alcott for the last 18 months – and i can’t remember where i have put it now.  ::) and i have already mentioned pg wodehouse and blandings, and wuthering heights, adn thomas hardy – jude the obscure, tess and return of the native.  ;D

    #108312

    GSPmad
    Member

    i didn’t mention the thorn birds.

    don’t get me started on books….

    my doG i could talk the hind leg off a donkey.  ::)

    #108313

    i have just started reading – wild horse diaries by lizzie spender. its quite good what i have read so far.
    its about a women who has always wanted a horse then when shes about 50yrs she gets give a horse, the only thing is its a wild brumby, so she has to catch it and tame it

    #108314

    Anonymous

    i cannot put books down – i have to be able to read them all 🙂

    i love aircraft crash mysteries 🙂 

    i live for “air crash investigation” (on tv) its just amazing 🙂

    #108315

    *Nick*
    Member

    Found it!  Martha Grimes is the author, a big fan of henry James I believe…book is quite good  🙂

    #108316

    *Lassie*
    Member

    [quote author=BluePic link=topic=11565.msg218786#msg218786 date=1211920584]
    Found it!  Martha Grimes is the author, a big fan of henry James I believe…book is quite good  🙂
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    .reading a book called Dust..

    Let me get this straight – you are reading a book called Dust…………by Martha Grimes
    Is this a wind up ;D

    #108317

    *Nick*
    Member

    LOL No, it’s the truth!  Never noticed that ‘coincidence’ either  😀

    #108318

    *Nick*
    Member

    Any books that you’ve read over and over?  Personally I started reading the Sherlock holmes stories when I was around 8 years old and have never stopped. Probably read each one at least 50 times, just love them.

    #108319

    Sweetypye
    Member

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

    One of the first socio documentaries and is all about the meat packing industry in Chicago a the turn of the century (19thj)

    Its publication caused a riot and triggered food laws.

    A superb book and you would be surpised how far we have NOT come since those times.  the original food scare book!  Superb illustrations of characters.

    Read it many times.

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