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What are you all reading (2)
Started by: jo anne (31507)   Report abuse
Carrying on from Lesley's thread.



Links: Wigan Libraries / sixbookchallenge.org.uk / Book-Cycle: Beech Hill & Orrell

Posted by: kathpressey (4212)  Report abuse
What a good Idea! I love my books. You are never bored if you have a good book to hand

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (99) Report abuse
Just started this - Agent Storm: My Life Inside al-Qaeda, its a really good read so far

Posted by: kathpressey (4212)  Report abuse
Wreckage [forot the author]. It's on Kindle about £3.50. Survivors of a plane crash - 1 woman and 2 men], live for 2 years on a tropical island before being rescued. The story flits between what happens on the island and a gruelling TV interview on return.I'm loving it!

Posted by: sh4161 (1) Report abuse
"The Search for Bridey Murphy" by Morey Bernstein.
A true story about reincarnation in 1950's America.
I always remember seeing the film 40 odd years ago when I was in my early teens and came across this book by accident on ebay.
A 1950's American housewife undergoes hypnotherapy and in a strong Irish accent, tells of a life in Ireland during the 1800's.
This woman had never even been out of America, during her entire life.

Posted by: bravo (2320) Report abuse
the fields of death-by-simon scarrow-
wellington-napoleon
the battles they fought-before they clashed at the battle of waterloo.insight in the minds of 2 great generals
a book you must read the next chapter after chapter.

Posted by: kathpressey (4212)  Report abuse
The search for Bridey Murphy sounds interesting!!
Bravo I think I should learn more about this period - my knowledge is very scant! I will try..
2 very good Books I've read this week:
In Wilderness by Diane Thomas [a woman is told she is dying and buys a cabin in which to spend her final months but there is a Vietnam veteran also living wild].

The Lie by CL Taylor ..[ 4 friends go off to a retreat in Napal. % years later one of the 2 that return is haunted by what happened.]

Posted by: bravo (2320) Report abuse
sounds good.the one iam reading 700 pages.

Posted by: kathpressey (4212)  Report abuse
I'd rather read 700 pages of a good book than 200 pages of something boring!

Posted by: raymyjamie (4828) Report abuse
"Tolkein and the Great War - The Threshold of Middle-Earth"
by John Garth.

An account of Tolkein's early life and his experiencies in the First World War.

Very wordy and in some respects 'high fallutin', with lots of literary dissection, but showing how his early life and love of ancient languages proved formative in his great works that followed, especially "The Lord of the Rings".

Posted by: --oy-- (1002)  Report abuse
Robin Hobb's "Soldier Son" Trilogy

Currently on Book 3 of 3 "Renegade's Magic"

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, now reading the Girl who played with Fire (Stieg Larsson) next will be The Girl who kicked the Hornets nest. Had them for ages but theyre not my usual sort of read, so only just got round to them. Not bad actually.

Posted by: --oy-- (1002)  Report abuse
Finished Robin Hobb's "Soldier Son" Trilogy

Now starting book 4 of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's "Long Earth" series...

"Long Utopia"

Posted by: bravo (2320) Report abuse
just finished NOT DEAD ENOUGH--serial killer in brighton-recommend,now just starting -DARK FIRE-C.J.SANSOM-about lawyer defending girl who brutally murdered her cousin
the year 1540 Cromwell times.592 pages looking forward to reading it.girl 15---boy 12.

Posted by: berylh (1539) Report abuse
Recently finished an old copy of 'The 19th Wife' factual account of the early Mormons including the Firsts told in a novel style - a fascinating read

Posted by: gideonfel (245) Report abuse
Good choice, Bravo. If that's the first of the Shardlake novels you've read then you're in for a treat. The whole series of books about Matthew Shardlake is a sheer delight!

Posted by: certacito (128) Report abuse
At The Coalface memoirs of a pit nurse Jean Hart. On my Kindle.

Posted by: --oy-- (1002)  Report abuse
After a gap of about 5yrs I'm reading Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series.

I'm just about to start No4. Wizard & Glass.

This will be my 5th time reading the series

Posted by: Anne (3075)  Report abuse
Don't often read these days but am very tempted by "Tightrope" Simon Mawer. Listening radio4 Book at bedtime. WW2 agents working during the Cold War.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4563)   Report abuse
At the Coalface sounds interesting,I have just bought Ciff V knights series of books about Pillgwenlly Newport.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4563)   Report abuse
read it, read it best regards.

Posted by: jo anne (31507)   Report abuse
www.wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk / Facebook

Posted by: baker boy (13735) Report abuse
I used to read loads of stuff but now I cant get into any books.

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Oy, little billy-bumbler, the Dark Tower series is fantastic,

I've read the series twice, it's a wonderful journey, a quest, very different from other SK books.

Might be time for me to re-read it, when I've finished the Karin Slaughter Will Trent series

Posted by: marsin (158) Report abuse
Have started reading Lewis Carrols Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland. i am enjoying reading it.Today- and hopefully tomorrow we are ´Snowed in so nice to curl up and read about Alice´s adventures!

Posted by: jo anne (31507)   Report abuse
This looks interesting!

Manchester Author Event & Gig 2016, Astley Green, 13th Aug

Links: Facebook / Eventbrite

Posted by: momac (8175)  Report abuse
I'm half way through The Yorkshire Shepherdess,
it's very interesting..theyre very hard working
people..and she is one tough woman.

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Just finishing the last of George R R Martins A Song of Ice and Fire ( A Dance of Dragons) 5 written two more to come. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!

If you like the series Game of Thrones, these are the book it was taken from, though the series has overtaken the books.

Pages Chapters Audio US release
1 A Game of Thrones 704[10] 73 33h 53m August 1996[10]
2 A Clash of Kings 768[11] 70 37h 17m February 1999[11]
3 A Storm of Swords 992[12] 82 47h 37m November 2000[12]
4 A Feast for Crows 753[13] 46 31h 10m November 2005[13]
5 A Dance with Dragons 1056[14] 73 48h 56m July 2011[14]
6 The Winds of Winter (Forthcoming)
7 A Dream of Spring[15] (Forthcoming)

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Momac, I've read about the Yorkshire Shepherdess, she has a very interesting life

Posted by: momac (8175)  Report abuse
Jazzy..I'm going to look for her other two books
that I believe she wrote.

Posted by: priscus (5955) Report abuse
'Why be Happy When You Could be Normal'

though it is not as preoccupied with Wigan as 'Oranges' was!

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Now reading Testament of Youth Vera Brittain, a bit disappointed so far, doesn't stand up to the hype, but maybe it will get better

Posted by: jo anne (31507)   Report abuse
I loved reading Elizabeth Gaskell's works when I was younger - this sounds great:

The next members' meeting on Monday 13th June, From Knutsford to Manchester - The life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell . A talk covering the social life and motivation of the famous author of many well known works including Cranford, North and South, Mary Barton and a biography of Charlotte Bronte. The talk will be given by Elizabeth Williams former chair of The Elizabeth Gaskell Society. Our usual venue St George's Church, Water St, Wigan. Talk starts at 7.30pm.

Membership form online - wigancivictrust.btck.co.uk / gaskellsociety.co.uk

Posted by: jo anne (31507)   Report abuse
It's National Flash-Fiction Day today - to celebrate there's a new story every ten minutes on the blog:

Blog / nationalflashfictionday.co.uk / Facebook / @nationalflashfd

Posted by: priscus (5955) Report abuse
Le Grand Meaulnes.

Unusual choice of material for me: remember seeing the film in 1960's. (I think it did not go onto general release.)

Posted by: blackrodweaver (450) Report abuse
Just read.. SAS: Rogue Heroes – The Authorized Wartime History by the brilliant Ben Macintyre.

From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed historian Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world - the SAS (Publisher’s description)

It's gripping reading the true horror's of war and what these brave men did and saw.

Posted by: kathpressey (4212)  Report abuse
The Island by Victoria Hislop. it's an historical novel about Spinalonga Its an island off Crete that was a leper colony. I think it's now a tourist attraction. good book!

 
 
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