May 26, 2008 at 9:40 pm #61580
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 🙂May 26, 2008 at 9:45 pm #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 ???May 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm #108307
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 PattersonMay 26, 2008 at 9:50 pm #108308
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 ;DMay 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm #108309
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 🙂May 26, 2008 at 9:58 pm #108310
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.May 27, 2008 at 1:15 am #108311
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.and I’ve just looked for it to tell you the author but i can’t find it ??? it’s a woman
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. ;DMay 27, 2008 at 1:20 am #108312
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. ::)May 27, 2008 at 6:59 am #108313
kerrie and stanMember
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 itMay 27, 2008 at 8:06 am #108314
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 🙂May 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm #108315
Found it! Martha Grimes is the author, a big fan of henry James I believe…book is quite good 🙂May 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm #108316
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Found it! Martha Grimes is the author, a big fan of henry James I believe…book is quite good 🙂
.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 ;DMay 27, 2008 at 8:51 pm #108317
LOL No, it’s the truth! Never noticed that ‘coincidence’ either 😀May 28, 2008 at 10:35 am #108318
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.May 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm #108319
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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