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#26 Ianthe

Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:35 PM

I am reading Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell.

I am going on holidays on Saturday so am carefully thinking through what books to take away with me. I have a few options. I usually end up taking more books than anything else just in case.

#27 71Cath

Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:52 AM

I have just finished "Stolen" by lesley Pearse and I was pretty disappointed with it.  Really predictable and pretty lazy writing.  I was a bit sad as I have really enjoyed most of her stuff.

Have moved onto a new one by Wendy James - "Where have you been?"

#28 Illiterati

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:16 PM

Just started Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

#29 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

I adore Cold Comfort Farm.

#30 71Cath

Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:08 PM

About to start "Frostbite"

#31 Molondy

Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

Just finished "The Shadow Queen" and "Shalador's Lady" by Anne BIshop and have moved on to "Ransom" by David Malouf (from the ridiculous to the sublime!)

#32 aria

Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:19 PM

I have a bit of a thing for food related books ATM I have just read Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (and seen the film) and Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard which was brilliant and am now reading The Gastronomy of Marriage by Michelle Maisto. I have got Cleaving also by Julie Powell to go then I should be done with the food fetish thing!

I loved TGWTDT our book club is off to see the film tommorrow night.

#33 leo the lioness

Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:07 PM

Currently reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

#34 Ianthe

Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

I enjoyed that book Nerida.

I have just read two Kerry Greenwood Phryne Fisher novels.

#35 71Cath

Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:22 PM

I really enjoy Kerry Greenwood as well.  Need to get my hands on number 4 in the Corrina Chapman series.

Right now I am reading Shadow Kiss (3rd in Vampire Academy series)

#36 leo the lioness

Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:15 PM

Ianthe  I really liked it too.  I was disappointed with the outcome of the last chapter but after the "Epilogue" was much happier!  I had a few tears here and there too.

I'm now reading Someone's Crying by Maureen McCarthy.

#37 Guest_Spektor_*

Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:51 AM

Solar by Ian McEwan.



#38 First and excited

Posted 06 May 2010 - 04:59 PM

Just finished reading The Kite Runner and Mao's Last Dancer.

#39 tres-chic

Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

Can anyone post here?  original.gif

I just finished 'We were the Mulvaneys' by Carol Joyce Oates and balled most of the way through it but loved it.

#40 Hermes

Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:16 PM

Fallen, by Lauren Kate. Really easy read, its nice to just zone out for a few days with something a little easier.. Does sort of remind me of Twilight though.

#41 Fossy

Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:26 PM

I'm reading 61 hours by Lee Child.

It is great, I can't put it down.  It is the first of his books I have read.  Has anyone read any others?  I need to get my hands on some more of the books he has written!

#42 Sarie

Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:32 PM

Honeymoon By James Patterson.


Great book so far original.gif

#43 BadCat

Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:44 PM

Just finished reading Someone Else's Child by Sue Phillips.

It's a true story of how Sue became a surrogate and the legal and emotional trials she had to go through to do it.  Sue lives in Canberra so it's an Australian perspective not an American commercial surrogacy arrangement.   Interesting read.

#44 ~Panda~

Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:57 PM

About to start Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris (book 10 in the series)

#45 galba

Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:02 PM


A bodice-ripping historical romance  wwhistle.gif



#46 Molondy

Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:40 AM

I finished Solar by Ian McEwen and Ransom by David Malouf last weekend.

Currently I'm switching between "Dance Dance Dance' by Haruki Murakami and  Girl who played with fire. Neither has grabbed me yet but I'm very excited about the new:

Elizabeth George
JV Jones
Guy Gavriel Kay; and
Sara Douglass

novels.

Spektor - what did you think of Solar? Odd book wasn't it? After the reviews I expected to really really HATE Michael but you know, I kind of didn't, despite the fact he was utterly appalling! I mean for heaven's sake you couldn't ever really say his heart was in the right place!


#47 deedee70

Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (Bubs10 @ 06/05/2010, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm reading 61 hours by Lee Child.

It is great, I can't put it down.  It is the first of his books I have read.  Has anyone read any others?  I need to get my hands on some more of the books he has written!

LOL I'm reading this too, I've read all the Jack Reacher books and think they're all brilliant!!

In fact because it's Mothers Day I'm going to go lie on the bed and read some more!!

#48 foolofatook

Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (Bubs10 @ 06/05/2010, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm reading 61 hours by Lee Child.

It is great, I can't put it down.  It is the first of his books I have read.  Has anyone read any others?  I need to get my hands on some more of the books he has written!

I just saw an interview with him about this. I think I might have to give it a whirl, it sounds intriguing.

#49 71Cath

Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

I have just started "Before Green Gables" - it is great so far.

Panda, where did you get "Dead in the Family"?  Dymocks told me not until next month (and DH and I are hanging out for it!)

#50 Guest_Spektor_*

Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:02 PM

Molondy - I got a quarter of the way into it, and put it back into the 'to be read' pile. As I wasn't really concentrating as there was a book I had just purchased that I wanted to read more.

But from what I had read so far, I didn't hate Michael, he was appalling but it was written in such a way that it was all quite amusing too, i.e. the bag of potato chips incident, weeing in the snow etc.

I'll get back to it soon.






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