What is everyone reading?
Haven't posted anything on here for ages so just thought I would start this new thread as I always liked looking at what people are reading at home x
Started: 22nd Sep 2017 at 06:07
lesley,try this....TAKE SIX GIRLS by Laura Thompson.
It's the lives of the Mitford Sisters. Appealing and appauling in equal measure but absolutely fascinating.You really couldn't make it up. ENJOY.
Replied: 22nd Sep 2017 at 16:54
Bradshaws girl..I got the book on Diana Mosely yesterday..I havent started it yet though...but I will also look out for 'Take six girls'
Replied: 22nd Sep 2017 at 18:27
momac ..... you really will enjoy it but at the same time you will be aapauled that one family could lead the lives that they did.
Replied: 23rd Sep 2017 at 09:20
Bradshaws girl,I started the Diane book last night..they wanted for nothing from the.very start did they..quote extract 'she brightened up the room with her beauty' I'm sure she did but let's face it,they had nothing else to do only
pamper themselves did they..I'm being catty now but still going to read the rest.
Replied: 23rd Sep 2017 at 10:15
when is it best to plant bulbs for next spring .
Replied: 26th Sep 2017 at 16:24
Anne,it depends on what bulbs you have.
Replied: 26th Sep 2017 at 16:32
Here's another good read for you.....MY YEAR OFF by ROBERT McCRUM. The author is a well known journalist who writes for a variety of publications. This is the story of what happened to him when he suffered a stroke in his 30's. He writes very well and the story is very heartwarming. Also an eye opener about what it's like to suffer a stroke. Don't be put off by the subject matter it's very endearing too.
Replied: 4th Oct 2017 at 16:09
'Heart of Darkness' (Joseph Conrad) which, as some of you may know, is the story upon which the film 'Apocalypse Now' is based.
Replied: 12th Oct 2017 at 11:40
Bradshaws Girl - I have read this book. I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to this family. When I am having a bad day with my twins I used to think how difficult it must have been for the parents having these six girls!
momac - have you finished ready the book? I know they were spoiled and rich - but goodness how they could get in so much trouble and have such unsuitable relationships is beyond me....
Replied: 18th Oct 2017 at 07:51
Fast Eddie, he robbed the Securicor van in 1992 its an interesting read
Replied: 18th Oct 2017 at 19:09
Lesley..I've been painting,but have started reading it again..they lived in another world didn't they.
Replied: 20th Oct 2017 at 19:46
Just finishing a trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay called "The Fionavar Tapestry".
It's very good if you like Fantasy Fiction.
It's kinda Tolkienish genre with a multiverse setting an a Arthurian twist. [:p]
Replied: 20th Oct 2017 at 21:53
I have read all of Lee Childs' Jack Reacher books.
I learned recently that the insipration behind how he sets out his narrative was an American gentleman by the name of John D Macdonald, an author who wrote in the fifties and sixties.
I confess to having never heard of him and have decided that if it is good enough for Lee Childs it is good enough for me.
I have just put his back catalogue onto my Kindle and now have seventy odd books to work through. It's a good job I am retiring next Spring!
Is there anyone out there who is a fan of this particular author?
Replied: 2nd Nov 2017 at 07:33
Philip..........I'm a Lee Childs fan ..jack Reachers new book out on the 7th November Midnight Line.
thats one in my Christmas Stocking re J Mcdonald didn't know that will check it out. Cheers
Replied: 2nd Nov 2017 at 20:20
I bought the new Lee Child for my husband's birthday. Can't wait to read it
Replied: 26th Nov 2017 at 09:12
The Killing Snow by Charles Egan. its a novel about the Irish Potato famine. A must read for anyone with Irish ancestry.
Replied: 26th Nov 2017 at 09:13
I must look for that one Kath
Replied: 26th Nov 2017 at 10:01
The Midnight Line ny lee Child - just finished it. great story!
Replied: 5th Dec 2017 at 08:31
Here's another good one for you ..... EMPTY CRADLES by Margaret Humphreys. This tells the story of the woman who uncovered the scandal of the forced migration of children to Australia by the U.K. governmentfrom the 1940's onwards.
There was recently a tv film about this which had been adapted
from this book. Quite harrowing but worth reading.
Replied: 11th Dec 2017 at 10:43
I have just finished " KILLER'S OF THE KING" BY Charles Spencer, if you are into History this book will be a very good read.
Replied: 12th Dec 2017 at 15:15
Strangers by Paul Finch. I just picked this at random from my Plymouth library. It's about a serial killer but I was amazed to see Wigan cropping up with bodies in Abram Bickershaw and Boesdane Woods! Finch lives in Standish apparently .
Replied: 5th Jan 2018 at 08:24
Thanks kathpressey! we are ¨snowed in¨ so download Strangers in ibooks. About to forget the rest of the world, curl up and read it.
Replied: 8th Jan 2018 at 15:21
enjoy marsin, it's not a bad book.
Replied: 9th Jan 2018 at 08:48
kathpressey. within 1/2 hr of starting to read Stranges l started sniffin- then the flu! then hy husband came down with it. will read the book later.
Replied: 31st Jan 2018 at 02:24
kathpressey I have also downloaded and started to read the
Paul Finch book Strangers, about half way through it now and the brain in overdrive trying to guess who is doing it.
marsin hope you feel better soon from your dreaded lurgy
Just finished it and found that although a good read was very frustrated with the lead character towards the end - a loose cannon if ever there was one and not a believable ending
Replied: 31st Jan 2018 at 20:21
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I've just finished lone rider the 1st woman to ride around the world and now just down loaded Paul Nicholl - Scally two completely different life stories.
Replied: 1st Feb 2018 at 17:53
'Ray Davies: A Complicated Life' by Johnny Rogan.Always loved the Kinks and Ray Davies. A very good read,so much about him I never knew.
Replied: 8th Feb 2018 at 16:37
My favorite author is Lee Child,I have seventeen of his Jack Reacher stories on my book shelf and I have read them all several times.At the moment I am reading The Provost's woman by Anne Vivis,a bit different to Jack Reacher of course but an enthralling read.
Replied: 9th Feb 2018 at 19:52
Read the Midnight Line by Lee Childs read all the Jack Reacher books , good read. Now reading The Origin latest one by Dan Brown very good recommend it
Replied: 9th Feb 2018 at 20:41
Thanks blackrodweaver,all the Lee Child books I have came from charity shops,it will be a while before I see his new one in there so I might treat myself and buy it new.I have got a book signed by Lee Child,friends of mine went to a crime writers convention where he was and actually took a photo of him writing my name in the book,needless to say it is my prized possession along with the lovely photo!
Replied: 10th Feb 2018 at 19:42
A couple of years ago I read a book "In Gods name" by David Yallop..it tells
of the lovely little Pope Albino Luciani who was definitely murdered in 1978
I lost the book..think I accidentally let it go to the recycle library..anyway
Hubby got me another one..it is so intriguing ..I've just started reading it
again and would recommend it to anyone.
Replied: 24th Feb 2018 at 14:21
Thanks Momac. I have heard of that book before but had forgotten the title and the author.It sounds really interesting.
Replied: 28th Feb 2018 at 08:28
You're very welcome SoniaB..tha film Godfather 3 is based all around it..at
least the facts are..if you haven't seen it you're in for a treat.
Replied: 28th Feb 2018 at 09:07
'The Return' by Victoria Hislop, I can recommend it, found out loads about the Spanish Civil War and it's a good story.
Replied: 25th Aug 2018 at 20:05
i spent a lifetime reading technical books and cant get into any form of reading now i,m retired.anyone else felt the same.
Replied: 2nd Oct 2018 at 20:08
baker boy - try something easy like James Patterson. He writes good stories with short chapters. Sorry you are not well x
Replied: 6th Nov 2018 at 08:34
Lee Child has a new jack Reacher story Past Tense. Cracking read - I've just finished it
Replied: 17th Nov 2018 at 08:26
Wilbur Smith,Clive Cussler,Lee Child!
Replied: 19th Nov 2018 at 06:12
just read Bird Box which is a great read. The Netflix film has made some changes. the books are always better
Replied: 16th Jan 2019 at 09:04
got the full volumes of harry potter,started the philosophers stone,book differs from the film,been to the warner bros studios to visit harry potter film set,just one word BRILLIANT.
Replied: 16th Jan 2019 at 19:02
I'm tittering my way through Tom Bower's biography of Simon Cowell. There's even a mention of Henry Africa's. Remember that
Replied: 16th Jan 2019 at 19:22
Star of the North by DB John.set in the daysof Kim Jong un's father, It tells the story of a high ranking official in North Korea, a peasant woman just trying to survive inder that regime and a CIA woman who is trying to free her sister who was kidnapped by Noeth Korea.[Apparently this went on. N Korea wanted to create mixed race babies who as adults could be sent as spies in USA etc] All their lives intertwine.It's a good read
Replied: 3rd Feb 2019 at 09:11
I can’t believe I started this thread in September 2017!!!!
Where have the years gone?
So, what are you all reading now?
Replied: 4th Aug 2020 at 13:59
I'm reading what you just wrote!
Replied: 5th Aug 2020 at 00:15
just finished the harry potter books 7 in all,will start on patrica cornwell
novels or james Patterson not sure yet.
Replied: 15th Aug 2020 at 11:32
Cannot sit and read a book but can spend hours on net reading from local news to national news or listening to singing via youtube.
Replied: 18th Aug 2020 at 20:46