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Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-12-2010, 09:29
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Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
My November list: 183. The snowman - Jo Nesbo...

My November list:

183. The snowman - Jo Nesbo 8/10
184. Number9dream - David Mitchell 7/10
185. 26a - Diana Evans 8/10
186. Kafka on the shore - Haruki Murakami 8/10
187. Mockingjay - Suzanne...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 24-11-2010, 11:04
Replies: 34
Views: 2,298
Posted By kona
My daughter loved the vampirates series. The...

My daughter loved the vampirates series.
The first one is called Demons of the ocean by Justin Somper.

Here is the basic description:
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 23-11-2010, 09:47
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
Just got this too, but I have 2 books to finish...

Just got this too, but I have 2 books to finish first but I'm really looking forward to it :)
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 05-11-2010, 10:37
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
Just finished this too, I thought it was...

Just finished this too, I thought it was brilliant.
I have read several of his novels now and have to say he is fast becoming a favourite of mine.
I have read his books out of order and although...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-11-2010, 12:38
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
This is my October list ( no reviews- too...

This is my October list ( no reviews- too tired!)

165. Disobedience- Naomi Alderman 7/10
166. Brooklyn - Colm Toibin 6/10
167. Fire in the blood - Irene Nemirovsky 5/10
168. Eye in the sky - Philip....
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-10-2010, 13:23
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
Two on the go this weekend Brooklyn - Colm...

Two on the go this weekend

Brooklyn - Colm Toibin

Disobedience - Naomi Alderman (thanks SWW)
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-10-2010, 13:14
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
My September list: 147. Patient Zero - Jonathan...

My September list:
147. Patient Zero - Jonathan Maberry 7/10 Fast paced thriller about a new type of terrorist threat in the form of zombies. The blurb says it combines 24 and 28 days later and it...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 17-09-2010, 12:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By kona
It is definatly on the left side of bizarre :eek:...

It is definatly on the left side of bizarre :eek: but I found it utterly captivating. It was what I would call a 'sticker' as in it sticks in the memory. The film which I saw after I read the book,...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-09-2010, 10:06
Replies: 83
Views: 6,097
Posted By kona
I just finished 'reading' One Hundred years of...

I just finished 'reading' One Hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Either I am utterly dumb or this was the most pointless book ever! There was no point to the story as far as I could...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-09-2010, 08:45
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
Patient Zero - Jonathan Maberry My second book...

Patient Zero - Jonathan Maberry

My second book which features zombies I wonder what that says about me?!
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-09-2010, 08:37
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
My August list: 130. The man who disappeared -...

My August list:

130. The man who disappeared - Clare Morrall 7/10 Man goes missing after getting caught up in a money laundering scam leaving behind wife and 3 kids. Mainly told from the point of...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-08-2010, 09:53
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
This is great news I love Jason Issacs :D

This is great news I love Jason Issacs :D
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-08-2010, 09:47
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
I'm just about to start Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. I...

I'm just about to start Redbreast by Jo Nesbo. I think I like this writer but I this book will be the decider.

Could anyone offer a quick opinion on Jeffrey Deaver, I usually avoid popular novelists...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-08-2010, 09:31
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
My July list: 114. Looking for Jake and other...

My July list:

114. Looking for Jake and other stories- China Mieville 8/10 A great set of short stories, just this side of crazy but completely enjoyable.

115. Black swan green - David Mitchell...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-07-2010, 15:38
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
My June list: I'll only give title and score this...

My June list:
I'll only give title and score this month, my ms is a bit*h right now and I can only do short bursts of anything! I may expand at a later date.

96. Rashomon and 17 other stories -...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 25-06-2010, 08:53
Replies: 3,130
Views: 174,211
Posted By kona
I've also just started reading the scar. I read...

I've also just started reading the scar. I read Perdido Street Station first because my understanding is that The Scar is the next in a series he wrote, Perdido being the first. The others are Iron...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 14:59
Replies: 125
Views: 5,671
Posted By kona
True, but I still believe that there should be a...

True, but I still believe that there should be a lot more flexibility in the timetable.

Why can't universities offer more classes throughout the year?

Surely doing the degree faster is better...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 14:45
Replies: 125
Views: 5,671
Posted By kona
I just want to throw this in to the mix: I did...

I just want to throw this in to the mix:

I did a degree as a mature student a few years ago and I fully believe I could have completed it in one solid year- september to september. I would have...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 02-06-2010, 09:19
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
The May list: 76. Dragon Bones - Lisa see 6/10...

The May list:

76. Dragon Bones - Lisa see 6/10 good crime thriller set against an ancient Chinese mystery.

77. The Insult - Rupert Thomson 9/10 Wow without doubt one of the most original yet...
Forum: General Discussion 26-05-2010, 23:01
Replies: 202
Views: 10,167
Posted By kona
Filth! you know what I mean but if you prefer the...

Filth! you know what I mean but if you prefer the other explanation then...:eek::p
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 26-05-2010, 22:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By kona
CURSE YOU STOATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love love love!...

CURSE YOU STOATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love love love! China Mieville is now my new obssession I just got King Rat and Perdido Street station out of the library today.

The City and The City was quite...
Forum: General Discussion 26-05-2010, 22:33
Replies: 202
Views: 10,167
Posted By kona
I remembered another thing: I have 4 conkers in...

I remembered another thing:

I have 4 conkers in my handbag. If I am stressed on the bus or tube I get one out and rub it whilst counting it seems to stop panic attacks dead for me. The one I've had...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2010, 15:36
Replies: 202
Views: 10,167
Posted By kona
I give out excellent imaginary advice to people I...

I give out excellent imaginary advice to people I meet.

For example: I was recently in the lauderette at 8.30 in the morning (broken machine!) A well spoken lady came in needing help with her...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 22-05-2010, 12:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By kona
I have just picked up my first China Mieville...

I have just picked up my first China Mieville book from the library purely on the strength of your ringing endorsement Stoatie. It is The City and The City.

I was blown away by one of the books you...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 03-05-2010, 10:21
Replies: 1,117
Views: 74,978
Posted By kona
My April list: 59. Wedlock - Wendy Moore 8/10...

My April list:

59. Wedlock - Wendy Moore 8/10 very interesting history of a scandalous Georgian marriage of a wealthy woman tricked into marrying a bounder. It details the marriage and the attempts...
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