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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Hi, I've just got Waterland, Graham Swift, out of the library and I'm really enjoying it. I wondered if we could have an adult reading section/thread.

We could put up books that we've enjoyed in the past or the present so that others can give them a try.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:33 pm 
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The memory Keepers Daughter, the Lovely Bones and we need to talk about Kevin


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:39 pm 
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Ooh I read Lovely Bones last year.

After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell is an all time favourite. I read it until 4am just to get find out what happened.

Will look for the other two.


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That's a good idea because I love reading and when I use our little local library, I just choose a book coz it's got a nice colourful cover!

Often the book is absolute dross, but I have come across a few good 'uns too.........but can't remember their names!

Yoyo - did you really like The Lovely Bones? I thought it was one of the most distressing books I've ever read, so I won't be going to see the film by Peter Jackson when it comes out.

For sheer cryability I enjoyed P.S.I Love You - so much better the the film, where so many things were changed - grrrrr!

OH has converted me to Bill Bryson, especially the travel books, and the one called 'Notes From a Small Island', about his travels around Britain, has been voted the book which best expresses British humour and character. Bits of it are knicker-wettingly-funny, coz I laughed so much! :oops:


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Brilliant idea - love reading too. But did :lol: 'cos I used to belong to a book club but left because there was no book discussion just a lot of competition about whose child was doing what at school! Now I join an education forum and ......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Really didn't like Waterland but did like We Must Talk About Kevin. Currently reading Jeremy Clarkson that DH got for Christmas and it was lurking by the bed when I couldn't be bothered to get out the other night! May not agree with all of the content but the style is actually quite readable! Just about to embark on Cranford again.

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Perhaps we could start a virtual book club of our own. Let's face it, we've got the space to chat about our children/education so we won't need to corrupt the book thread!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:24 pm 
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The lovely bones was wonderful, but painful to read.



I also like Ship of brides by jojo moyes.

Mr yoyo can;t understand my fascination for "rubbish" but sometimes a mindless thriller is just what you need!

I'm quite fond of Minettte Walters and for those who speak "norn iron" Colin Bateman


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Anything by Terry Prattchet!!! :D

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Yoyo it's not rubbish it's "light" reading. :lol: You couldn't read Madame Bovary and then Dickens could you, you need a little light relief in between....... well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Quite enjoy an Agatha Raisin detective saga (MC Beaton) for a little light relief - she wrote Hamish McBeth TV series so it doesn't stretch the old grey matter too far! :shock:

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I also loved "The Italian Boy" by Sarah Wise..all about Body snatchers and resurrectionists in early 1880's London. It's non-fiction but so well written that you get drawn in


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