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#1160874 - Sun Mar 19 2017 11:09 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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The Bone Tree - Greg Isles - It's the second in a trilogy about the American south. The first was excellent.
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#1167915 - Sun Jun 11 2017 02:30 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I just finished the third book in the above mentioned trilogy by Greg Iles - "Mississippi Blood".
It's definitely worth the read.
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#1169456 - Sun Jul 02 2017 02:48 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I am re reading Dombey and Son with great delight. Nobody describes people like Dickens, to me.
Try Chapter 1 The description of Miss Tox.Masterful!
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#1175827 - Wed Sep 20 2017 02:13 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Rasmus and the Vagabond, by Astrid Lindgren. (of Pippi Longstocking fame)


I remember loving this as a child, and found a copy when my daughter was about nine, bought it for her. She loved it too. I'm just rereading it, and it really is a good book for a kid of eight or nine. Orphaned Rasmus runs away from the orphanage, falls in with Oscar, a tramp. They tramp around, get to be friends, get involved in highly exciting and (from an adult perspective) highly unlikely adventures with robbers, and all of course ends up well. They don't write kids books like this anymore - it's from around 1960.

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#1176014 - Fri Sep 22 2017 02:46 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I am reading an interesting book by a young new author, Geoffrey Micks, called "Zulu".
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#1176285 - Tue Sep 26 2017 09:21 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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"From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi's City" - travel memoirs by EJ Bauer, nom de plume for our very own Nannanut!
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#1179692 - Tue Oct 31 2017 04:34 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I'm reading "Ulysses" by James Joyce. The differing styles he wrote the book in certainly make for an interesting read

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#1181224 - Tue Nov 14 2017 03:47 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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"Zulu" by Geoff Micks. It is not my typical read but I am enjoying it very much.
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#1186308 - Mon Jan 01 2018 03:59 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I don't usually read fiction, but just bought Katie Hopkins' new book Rude, an autobiography, and is completely hilarious and very informative with it.
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#1197214 - Wed May 23 2018 11:57 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I am reading "Inca" by Geoff Micks. It's told by one of the Incan bureaucrats to a Spanish friar, recounting his life in the great empire through to it being over thrown.

I am writing my 6th book - "Above the Waterline" - coming soon to Amazon and other places!


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#1197290 - Thu May 24 2018 04:14 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Oooh exciting Lynn I am really looking forward to it!
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#1197375 - Sat May 26 2018 01:34 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Great news, Lynn!
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#1197382 - Sat May 26 2018 05:38 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Oh that's great, skunkee!

I recently picked up "The Woman at 72 Derry Lane" while passing through the airport. Chick lit at its best, is what I'd call it. However, in my defense the author is a personal friend, a colleague from back in the days when I still lived in Dublin, so I forgive her for it. It certainly appeals to her regular public.
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#1197390 - Sat May 26 2018 06:37 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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I heard Garnet Schulhauser on the radio who said he communicated with his guardian angel who took him regularly to see where you go after death to tell the world what really happens. Accept it or not it's the clearest account I've ever come across. Four books all called Dancing on something. Highly recommended for anyone with a spiritual interest.
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#1197585 - Wed May 30 2018 06:56 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Picked up nine books at a second hand shop today for 15¢ each, eight of them hardcover. No novels.

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#1197694 - Fri Jun 01 2018 11:05 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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It is Saturday morning here. Laid in bed for a while reading, which is something I rarely get the chance to do. Usually there is some reason I have to be up and out of the house early each day!

I started reading a book I won recently through Penguin Books Australia. It's a special limited edition hardbound autographed copy of "So Anyway" by John Cleese. I am up to Chapter 3 already and am quite enjoying it.

I get Penguin Books Australia on my Facebook feed. Last year, they made a post promoting this book when it first came out. They asked people to tell them their favourite John Cleese quote. They did NOT state it was a competition or that you could win anything. I was one of the first to respond and I posted "Life is a terminal disease, and it is sexually transmitted". Imagine my surprise and delight when, within a minute or two, I received a response from them stating that I had won an autographed copy of the book. That sent other people into a frenzy of responses, also hoping to win a book. I messaged my daughter immediately and she snagged the fourth book. From memory, I think they gave away five altogether.


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#1197702 - Sat Jun 02 2018 03:45 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Nice story, MG!
I'm not a fan of J Cleese, but I love the quote you chose smile
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#1198184 - Sun Jun 10 2018 02:36 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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D Day got me into reading non fiction war biographies.

So I am reading https://www.amazon.ca/Beyond-Band-Brothers-Memoirs-Winters/dp/0425213757
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#1199080 - Thu Jun 21 2018 08:44 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Have recently been reading the tail end of Sue Grafton's series and have been very impressed at how she has developed as a writer.
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#1204030 - Mon Aug 27 2018 05:21 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Just read (at last) The Great Gatsby. It's been sitting on my bookshelf for longer than I care to remember. Found it a little tedious at first, but once the pace picked up I flew through it, and thoroughly enjoyed the read. Lovely portrayal of the Jazz era, the decadence of the idle rich, and the destruction which can be wreaked by careless and thoughtless people. The themes are as relevant today (if not even more so) as they were when it was written. A sad commentary on the materialistic, hedonistic world we live in.

Have to 'fess that it also brought our own great "Gatsby" to mind, still miss him here.


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#1204070 - Mon Aug 27 2018 10:47 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Me too Toni. He comes to mind so often.
I love the Great Gatsby and one of the instances where the film matches up to the book I think.
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#1204183 - Wed Aug 29 2018 05:10 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Yep, I watched the ilm just after reading the book, and enjoyed it thoroughly (then again, I'm a bit of a di Caprio fan).
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#1204743 - Mon Sep 03 2018 09:23 AM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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A while ago I was talking to someone who insisted that "The Valley of the Dolls" was one of the great women's novels. So, I read it again (I had a great appetite for trashy novels in my teens, read them all) and, while I don't agree, I can see where he was coming from.

But now that appetite for trash is back. I thought I'd go for "Peyton Place" but they don't have it at the library and I'm sure not going to BUY a copy. Instead I went for Harold Robbins' "The Carpetbaggers".

Don't get me wrong, it's a terrible book. Laughably bad, in fact. But I am having such a good time.

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#1204789 - Mon Sep 03 2018 01:34 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Originally Posted By: agony

Don't get me wrong, it's a terrible book. Laughably bad, in fact. But I am having such a good time.

Lol!! and I see where you are coming from too!
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#1205448 - Mon Sep 10 2018 09:53 PM Re: What are you Reading mark2
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Just finished "Rummies" (1989) by Peter Benchley (the "Jaws" (1974) made into "Jaws" (1975) guy); just cracked "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick (the "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (1968) made into "Blade Runner" (1982) guy).

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