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Old 14-01-2013, 02:01
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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson.

It's been on my reading list for ages and only just got round to it. Needless to say, I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

I've just finished readings for three plays so it's nice to be back reading a novel!
I watched a documentary about her a couple of weeks ago and didn't realise that 'oranges' was actually based on her. A very charismatic woman.
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Old 14-01-2013, 08:57
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I'm reading All Fall Down by Erica Spindler, it's taking it's time to enthral me.
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:17
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I've just started Enclave by Ann Aguirre. It's a YA post apocalyptic affair, I spotted it in the YA thread. I'm not very far into it but its really fascinating so far.
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:32
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I really enjoyed reading Holes and it got me thinking about books I read when I was younger so I'm currently re-reading some Roald Dahl... Matilda; The Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:38
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I'm reading The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes and really enjoying it so far
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Old 14-01-2013, 18:30
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Finished Snowdrops by A. S. Miller. It was ok, we'll paced and you got a great sense of Moscow and the Russian winter.

The plot was a bit obvious and the allegory heavy handed but some nice set pieces even if all the characters were rather stereotypical. Maybe they just are but I longed for a mobster that actually had a neck!

Anyway mrs. Bleads is on at me to read A Monster Calls so that's next. Anything for a quiet life.
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Old 14-01-2013, 18:32
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Just done with Thief Of Souls - Anne Benson. Simply Brilliant The first read of the year for me that I am going to absolutely recommend to everyone and the first I would give a resounding ten out of ten for. Set in two time periods - 1444 Brittany, and 2002 Los Angeles, we follow two women both in the midst of investigating the disappearance of several children. In 1444 we have Abbess Guillemette, who took holy orders after the death of her husband and disappearance of her son, realising that many children were vanishing without a trace and determines that something must be done. (This part of the novel is based on the actual case of Lord Gilles De Rais,a real life figure on which the fairytale"Bluebeard" is based) and in 2002 we have Detective Lany Dunbar, from the Crimes against Children unit investigating a similar set of disappearances. The author has written this in alternate chapters - one set in 1444, the next in 2002 and so on so that you can see the parallels in the cases as they unfold. Brilliantly written with a satisfying solution, I highly recommend that if you enjoy either crime fiction, historical fiction or both that you give this a go. Or even if you don't like either of those things
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Old 14-01-2013, 20:34
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Just started The Terror of Living by Urban Waite.
Its one of the £1 books at Asda, gonna get some more.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:26
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Poorly sick and reading Wilbur Smith - when the lion feeds. Mum and grandad have raved about him for years so thought I'd have a go, enjoying it so far!
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Old 15-01-2013, 11:07
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Just done with Thief Of Souls - Anne Benson. Simply Brilliant The first read of the year for me that I am going to absolutely recommend to everyone and the first I would give a resounding ten out of ten for. Set in two time periods - 1444 Brittany, and 2002 Los Angeles, we follow two women both in the midst of investigating the disappearance of several children. In 1444 we have Abbess Guillemette, who took holy orders after the death of her husband and disappearance of her son, realising that many children were vanishing without a trace and determines that something must be done. (This part of the novel is based on the actual case of Lord Gilles De Rais,a real life figure on which the fairytale"Bluebeard" is based) and in 2002 we have Detective Lany Dunbar, from the Crimes against Children unit investigating a similar set of disappearances. The author has written this in alternate chapters - one set in 1444, the next in 2002 and so on so that you can see the parallels in the cases as they unfold. Brilliantly written with a satisfying solution, I highly recommend that if you enjoy either crime fiction, historical fiction or both that you give this a go. Or even if you don't like either of those things
Thanks for that review, I've been looking for something interesting and intriguing to read, I shall download it now.
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Old 15-01-2013, 11:31
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The 39 steps by John Buchan, 10% into it on kindle. Pretty good, will also record the movie on Ch4hd this afternoon.
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Old 15-01-2013, 12:36
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the Phantom by Jo NesbÝ. Slow so far, but then they usually are and speed up in the middle.
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Old 15-01-2013, 13:26
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Just finished The Elephant to Hollywood, Michael Caine's latest autobiography. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I'm about to start Gently Does it by Alan Hunter.
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Old 15-01-2013, 19:00
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Memos from Purgatory ~ Harlan Ellison

Account of Ellison's time undercover with a Brooklyn street gang in the mid fifties (researching a novel) and his overnight stay in jail for arms possession in 1960.
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Old 15-01-2013, 20:05
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My Fat Mad Teenage Diary - it's really funny.

I needed something very 'readable', if that makes sense, as I'd just given up on two books in a row (Wolf Hall and The Brief History of The Dead) and was a bit put off reading.
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:21
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The last Days Adam Neveill. Didn;t get beyond 20 pages with banquet of the damned or Apartment 16 but this is quite good.
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Old 15-01-2013, 21:53
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I'm reading The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes and really enjoying it so far
I really liked that one!!! I didn't read what it was about so was a but confused at the beginning!!! Read a few of her books now and really enjoy her writing.
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Old 15-01-2013, 22:08
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'Assassin's Apprentice' - Robin Hobb. Seems good so far.
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:31
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:03
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Snap! I bought that yesterday along with 'Fault in our Stars; in Smiths buy one get one half price both sound very good.
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:41
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Snap! I bought that yesterday along with 'Fault in our Stars; in Smiths buy one get one half price both sound very good.
The reviews were mixed but I have to say I'm really enjoying it at the moment
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Old 16-01-2013, 13:53
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" My Old Man " by John Major. It is an affectionate history of old time musical.
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Old 16-01-2013, 17:10
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I'm reading The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes and really enjoying it so far
I read that last year, loved it!
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Old 16-01-2013, 19:05
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The reviews were mixed but I have to say I'm really enjoying it at the moment
Going to start it tonight
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Old 16-01-2013, 22:03
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Still reading Gone Girl (on my kindle) and it is really really good. My print book at the moment is Perdido Street Station by China Meilville Not ready any by this author before and its a bit weird but strangely enjoyable.
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