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    bubbles1
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    @tricia wrote:

    I can’t get over how well-read you all are!
    I can’t add anything, but might take up some of the recommendations.
    I do read a few books, but my taste is a bit strange.

    There is no such thing a strange tastes in books, we are all different and enjoy different things. Some peeps only read a certain kind of book like si-fi or true history or such like, others read all sorts. Please recommend anything which you have enjoyed reading yourself. We love readers :D:D:D:D:D


    #1072557
    neville
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    The Other Side of the Dale by Gervais Phinn, very good for learning Yorkshire.
    Neville


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    crisp
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    And for those of us who can’t afford Amazon, try AWESOME BOOKS (http://www.awesomebooks.com), who have millions of secondhand and new, that start at £2.49 each and if you order two or more the postage to France is FREE. I’ve had loads and loads from them – they are like an internet clearing house for all the smaller booksellers – masses of choice.


    #1072555
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    cj1
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    I agree crisp – and they’ve often got offers such as buy 3 get another free, or 20% off (which is how I came to spend €25 the other week….!)
    I’ve just enjoyed reading The Playdate by Louise Millar – not great literature, but an enjoyable, relaxing read.


    #1072554
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    bubbles1
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    Yes Crisp Awsome is a great place to get books and free delivery to france .


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    maconion
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    “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris. About the Dreyfus affair. Faction but very fascinating and historically accurate.. The original whistleblower?

    Just out. I bought it for my Kindle. It draws you in and in the end points to further factual reading.


    #1072606
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    bubbles1
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    Just finished The Iron King by Maurice Druon. Love seeing the history from the French point of view, cant wait to dowload the second in the series but am reading Duma Key by Stephen King now.


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    milan
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    Well on cold wet windy evenings ill be getting out the 50 Shades trilogy for another well earned thumb through again. :o), along with a nice large glass of the red stuff.
    OH will be stacking up on headache tablets ;o)

    Nicci


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    thomas16
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    @bentley wrote:

    Here you are Thomas, two of my most recent good reads

    This Thing of Darkness
    by Harry Thompson

    This is the last book I read on board and had me completely captivated.

    In 1831 Charles Darwin set off in HMS Beagle under the command of Captain Robert Fitzroy on a voyage that would change the world.
    Not only did Darwin do the Darwin thing (despite his best mate Fitzroy being a devout christian as was darwin until he saw the light) but Fitzroy developed weather forecasting in the UK as well as a host of other things. The roll of honour from the people on the Beagles voyage is quite staggering.
    The book is historically accurate but is written as a novel and follows the two mens fortunes after the voyage. The descriptions of conditions of the time are superb.

    The History of Love
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    Nicole Krauss

    In the Polish town Where he was born, Leo Gursky fell in love with a young girl called Expired Alma and wrote a book in her honor. These days he is just about surving life in America. Meanwhile, a young girl, Hopping to find a cure for her mother’s loneliness, stumbles across a book that changed her mother’s life and she goes in search of the author.

    A quite beautiful book.

    Both excellent, thanks Bentley (and bought from awesomebooks :-) ). I’ve passed them on to DH. I bought Solo through Kindle for a recent trip abroad but I’m very disappointed so far. William Boyd has written much better novels.

    Sorry Milan, but I couldn’t even get through the Kindle sample of 50 Shades….but I admire the author for being able to scoop up so many millions for such badly written trash ;-)


    #1072603
    milan
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    lol Milan would not be seen dead reading it lol its the wife ( well just a little bit of trash is good for the soul)
    I have actually just finished reading the Blackhouse part of the Lewis trilogy its very good.


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    bubbles1
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    50 shades of anything I would avoid. It has all been done before. Nothing new. 9 1/2 weeks. The “Seeping Beauty” trilo by Anne Rice. Not to mention others. But reading a book is reading a book and that is something I want to promote by this thread XXXXX


    #1072601
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    wafty
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    Anything by Conn Iggulden.


    Waiting, waiting..............

    #1072600
    nifty
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    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14185.The_Three_Stigmata_of_Palmer_Eldritch


    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
    #1072598
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    cj1
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    If anyone has read ‘Hyperbole and a half’ on the net, then you’ll be glad to see she’s at last brought out a book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hyperbole-Half-Unfortunate-Situations-Mechanisms/dp/0224095374/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384453911&sr=1-1&keywords=hyperbole+and+a+half
    I bought it for my daughter and she said it’s brilliant.
    Anyone who hasn’t seen the blog, it’s well worth reading http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.fr/2010/11/dogs-dont-understand-basic-concepts.html


    #1072611
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    bubbles1
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    Just finished Dumas Island by Stephen King – Brilliant.


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