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#561 Geraldine

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:44 PM

That's on my "to read" list JJ - I heard the author on Radio 2 bookclub speaking about it and quite liked the sound of it.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:03 AM

Just reading the new one in the bellingwood series πŸ˜€ very safe cosy mystery, with a caring lady who rescues animals and people at the centre of it.

I achieved my reading target for the year too jj πŸ˜€

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:02 AM

Thanks for the suggestion EM

Currently reading Michael Troughton'd biography of his Dad, Patrick Troughton

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:44 AM

Just reading the new one in the bellingwood series very safe cosy mystery, with a caring lady who rescues animals and people at the centre of it.

I achieved my reading target for the year too jj

 

 

On the strength of this, got the set of the first three for my Kindle.   Have just read number one and enjoyed it very much.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

Just started The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovich

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:59 PM

Am I the only one with several books on the go? I've got one on Social Enterprise that I'd like to read (for my new business, ya know!). Also The Renewing of the Mind, Do what you love and money will follow and a Katie Fforde one. 

 

I'm also listening to Lauren Graham's I'm talking as fast as I can (on audible) while driving. We've just finished Miranda Hart's Peggy and Me.

 

When I actually get around to reading all of them, I really do not know!


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:26 PM

Using a Kindle means I find it easier just to read one at a time.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

Good gracious no, never just one book at a time. Healing the Divide was very interesting, but I was reassured by the person who gave it to me sending an e-mail to the effect that he didn't agree with the whole thing.

I am also perusing a book of sermons, a low carb cookbook, pride and prejudice (for the gazillionth time) and I am working my way through Narnia again too. I have a Frank Peretti I have been meaning to start for a number of years, but have yet to get round to it, never quite fancied it, so I have a regular practice of dusting it and reading the blurb before putting it down again and thinking 'maybe this evening'...

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:48 PM

I generally have 3 books on the go - one novel and two non-fiction.  This is after years of only reading one book at a time!

 

At the moment my (Kindle) non-fiction is vol 3 of Michael Palin's diaries, my (physical book) non-fiction is on the science of sleep and my novel is the third of Robert Galbraith's (J K Rowling's) Cormoran Strike novels.  I've only started the Cormoran Strike today but I have high hopes for it as I really enjoyed the previous two.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:36 PM

Glad you liked it Barbara ☺️. I need to read the tea planters wife for Tuesday lol

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:05 PM

I am ploughing through Sebastian Faulkes "Birdsong".

It's tedious. If it wasn't for the fact that it's for book club i'don'r have ditched it by now.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

I'm reading an Agatha Christie, The Man in the Brown Suit, with the kids for their bookclub/literature. I've not really read crime/detective books for myself.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

Picked up Angela Marson's Silent Scream from the library today. 2 chapters in and I know I won't be able to put it down!
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:58 PM

I read Ben Aaronovitch's The Hanging Tree in just a few days as it was so good. Now reading Peter Davison's biography. Thus far I think I'd describe him as both bumbling and a git!

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:28 AM

I'm trying to read something about another possible contract for work. It's taking time!!

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:44 AM

I've just finished "The Loney" - very disappointing. Now moved onto Boris Johnson's book about Churchill. It's surprisingly readable.

 

A Christian friend has just had her first novel for young adults published so I intend to read that as soon as I can. It's called "Ink" and has the most beautiful cover.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:52 PM

Just read 'I Victoria' - that was good!


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

Currently enjoying The Life of Repentance and Purity by pope Shenouda III. Sounds terrifically heavy, but is actually done with a really light touch, in such a way that you nod and say aloud "oh yes, i have never seen it like that!"

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:38 PM

Almost finished all the Bellingwood books - what shall I read next?


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

What sort of things do you like Barbara?

I've got thrillers for the next three book club books. I quite like thrillers but they can be too much back to back. My book club is very democratic - anyone can add a book to the pot we keep and we just pick books out as we have slots for them. An upside of this is the variety but a downside is sometimes you get a run of very similar books.

Dh bought me a book (possibly a biography - I've not looked in detail!) about Emmeline Pankhurst. Looks weighty but interesting.

 

I'm just trawling the kindle store to stock up for my trip to Paris.






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