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Old 02-06-2012, 19:54
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson.

Started reading it nearly a fortnight ago and have only got as far as page 30. I'm so bored with it I'm tempted to put it away and pretend I never bought it in the first place.
Really? I really loved it!
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Old 02-06-2012, 20:41
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Bringing Up The Bodies Hilary Mantel
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:27
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The Horse Witch by Sheila Fulton,set in iron age Scotland.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:46
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Fellowship of the Ring.
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Old 03-06-2012, 13:59
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Please give your opinion of the books you have read. I feel none the wiser after reading many contributions. Thankyou
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Old 03-06-2012, 14:07
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Please can you give a brief idea of whether you enjoyed the books. I would like recommendations andI I am sure many others would. Thank you
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Old 03-06-2012, 14:55
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Jonathan Kellerman- Obsession
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Old 03-06-2012, 15:01
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Peony in love- Lisa See
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Old 03-06-2012, 15:52
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I've been on a Hannibal Lecter kick. I've read Hannibal, Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon in the last few weeks. Lecter is probably my favourite 'baddie' ever and a great character by any standards.

Hannibal Rising had a lot of influences from Perfume in it so now I'm re-reading that.
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Old 03-06-2012, 16:02
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Please can you give a brief idea of whether you enjoyed the books. I would like recommendations andI I am sure many others would. Thank you
Opinions change when reading a book so it's hard to do that in a 'reading' thread, most people that post in the 212 in 2012 thread write a bit about the books they've read.
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Old 03-06-2012, 18:27
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Bringing Up The Bodies Hilary Mantel
This has been recommended to me as well as Wolf Hall - what are your thoughts? I've read mixed reviews on amazon where some say that it's hard work?
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Old 03-06-2012, 21:44
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This has been recommended to me as well as Wolf Hall - what are your thoughts? I've read mixed reviews on amazon where some say that it's hard work?
both are fabulous in my view..she writes in the present tense in both which some peeps find unacceptable....i read WOLF HALL really quickly and was bereft when i finished it,,so am savouring Bodies
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:30
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I've had a bit of time away from my books but have just come back to George RR Martin's "A Dance with Dragons". Enjoying it so far, but struggling to really get into it because I'm having to spend too much time racking my poor elderly demented brain to remember what each of the characters was up to when last I came across them. I read the first books back to back so it hasn't been an issue but I've had a fair few months since I read "Feast for Crows". I'm sure it will get easier once I've finished the first few chapters. It certainly is a most epic read!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:35
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Finished reading The Hunger Games which I really enjoyed and am now starting to read Catching Fire.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:23
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Really? I really loved it!
Yes, really. It has some really good reviews on Amazon but I can't get into it at all. I might go back to it in a few months and give it another go, I've done that with other books I didn't enjoy first time and ended up really enjoying them
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:58
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both are fabulous in my view..she writes in the present tense in both which some peeps find unacceptable....i read WOLF HALL really quickly and was bereft when i finished it,,so am savouring Bodies
I've got both on my Kindle to read after good reviews, but like some others, I started Wolf Hall and gave up on it after a couple of chapters. I just find the style of writing off-putting which is a shame as I was really looking forward to reading them. Perhaps I'll get back into them later, but I've switched to Blood Harvest by SJ Bolton having read her two latest books. And also have Stephen King's epic 11/22/63 listed next to read.

A book has got to grab me in the first few chapters or I just find it a trial to keep with it. I recall doing the same with Swan Song and then went back to it and finding myself enjoying it immensely.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:00
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I've had a bit of time away from my books but have just come back to George RR Martin's "A Dance with Dragons". Enjoying it so far, but struggling to really get into it because I'm having to spend too much time racking my poor elderly demented brain to remember what each of the characters was up to when last I came across them. I read the first books back to back so it hasn't been an issue but I've had a fair few months since I read "Feast for Crows". I'm sure it will get easier once I've finished the first few chapters. It certainly is a most epic read!
I agree his books are a bit of a trial trying to recall characters that were previously mentioned, but stick with it, you will enjoy it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:01
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I've been on a Hannibal Lecter kick. I've read Hannibal, Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon in the last few weeks. Lecter is probably my favourite 'baddie' ever and a great character by any standards.

Hannibal Rising had a lot of influences from Perfume in it so now I'm re-reading that.
I read all of these a while back and like you, I think Hannibal is a brilliant 'baddie'. Very well written books
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:42
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Please give your opinion of the books you have read. I feel none the wiser after reading many contributions. Thankyou
This is a good idea and often has great value.

However, over the years I have noticed a rise in great negativity when some people write unfair and generally nasty assessments which are often untrue.

This often results in people being put off reading a book when it might be lovely.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:52
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Knots and Crosses - Ian Rankin.

Its been a long time since I have read any of these and I've decided to work my way through them in order. I'd forgotten how different Rebus was in the first book.
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Old 05-06-2012, 13:25
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It's very beautiful.
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Old 05-06-2012, 14:01
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Just finished "The Death Cure" the third book in the Maze Runner trilogy (YA novels)

I read these because they were recommended by people who loved The Hunger Games trilogy which I did - I have to say I really enjoyed all the Maze Runner books even though they didnt draw me in as much as Hunger Games did. I would recommend them though.

Now started another YA novel - Ashes by Ilsa J Bick. So far it is really impressing me. The premise is - One day a massive electo magnetic pulse destroys almost everything, leaving some survivors with superhuman senses and turns some into zombie like creatures.

The main character is engaging and the writing is good - I'm kind of hoping this turns into a trilogy as well

I have to say, since I started my quest to find the best YA fiction out there, I have read some awesome books - the standard really is very high and in a lot of cases beats so called Adult fiction hands down.
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Old 05-06-2012, 15:36
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Knots and Crosses - Ian Rankin.

Its been a long time since I have read any of these and I've decided to work my way through them in order. I'd forgotten how different Rebus was in the first book.
I love the Rebus books. I am planning to reread the series later in the year
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:14
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I love the Rebus books. I am planning to reread the series later in the year
Enjoy!
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:26
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Has anyone read The Strangers Child, Alan Hollinghurst? I've got that to read next and actually looking forward to it.

Currently reading the Legion, Simon Scarrow. About 100 pages in so far, and looking forward to finishing it. I got it because I love the series Rome. But get too confused and not really following the book too well. It's not really my kind of thing.
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