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#1 ~A2~

Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 Luxe

Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:22 PM

Just finished reading Kinglake 350 about the Victorian bushfires. So captivating I couldn't put it down and read it in two days.

#3 Molondy

Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

pen On Chesil Beach was the first McEwen book I read and it just left me gobsmacked. The way he totally turns your perceptions around about the characters is mindblowing - just fabulous writing.

#4 Ianthe

Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson

Just finished Starting Over by Tony Parsons

#5 key4

Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

I found On Chesil beach so depressing! I was just waiting for the good bit.

On the reccommendation of the book club disscussion thread I have just finished Lola's Secret and Water for Elephants.

I have now just picked up Paris Wife so far so good with this one, I wasn't sure what to expect but I am enjoying it.

Lanthetwere your two books like worth reading?

Edited by key4, 19 February 2012 - 03:21 PM.


#6 71Cath

Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

I am reading the Fever series that was recommended in another thread.  Really enjoying it so far.

#7 unicorn

Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

Book 2 of the Game of Thrones series.
I spent most of book one trying to figure out who was who and who was on whose side, I think I have it sorted now and I am really enjoying it.

#8 amabanana

Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Just finished 'The Help' which is the first non fiction book I have read in a really long time.  I actually enjoyed it.

Currently reading, 'Ideas.  A History From Fire to Freud,' which is more my cup of tea.

Mmmm, tea.

#9 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:21 AM

I amnto the second book in the Fever series. I am really liking this series and the relationship between Mac and Barrons.

I am onto the second book in the Fever series. I am really liking this series and the relationship between Mac and Barrons.

#10 Tomate1910

Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (amabanana @ 21/02/2012, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just finished 'The Help' which is the first non fiction book I have read in a really long time.  I actually enjoyed it.


I just finished it last night and quite enjoyed it... Not the best book in the world but a fun quick read... but it is clearly fiction wouldn't you say? (maybe with a few sprinkles of the author's maid growing up)...


I'm brave and think about finally starting 1q84... I just bought it for the kindle last night... still a little apprehensive...

#11 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

Just finished reading Susanne Alleyn's Game of Patience and Treasury of Regrets.  They're mysteries set in Paris around the time of the French Revolution.  Loved them, so now I'm reading the prequel, The Cavalier of the Apocalypse.



#12 coffeetogo

Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (puffsgirl11 @ 22/02/2012, 08:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I amnto the second book in the Fever series. I am really liking this series and the relationship between Mac and Barrons.



Wait until you hit books 3, 4 and 5- they are great if you are enjoying the relationship now.

#13 LeeBee8

Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:48 AM

The Harry Potter series.........again  blush.gif Bit of a Hogwarts nerd


#14 pen*

Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hi molondy- agree about on chesil beach and the phenomenal writing but the emotional landsc├ápe just seems so bleak.  Those last few pages when he realizes his life could have been so different, and so much more of what he wanted if only he had been able to have aome compassion or the wisdom to use patience just blind sided me!!


Just picked up the magician king from the library ....
My iPhone seems to want to give all my posts a tres European feel!

#15 mummyx3

Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:10 AM

Currently reading The hypnotists love story, by Liane Moriarty. This is a great book, really enjoying it so far.

#16 ubermum

Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:57 AM

White Gardenia by Belinda Alexandra. This is the second of her books I have read. I try to support Australian authors where I can. Her stories are so well researched and have complex characters in challenging circumstances. This book one is one of her older ones.

#17 beautifulgirls

Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:16 PM

Red garden by Alice Hoffman - I love her writing style

#18 lactasticmama

Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:34 PM

I just started reading 'The Birth House'.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Birth-Hous...y/9780061135873

#19 Thylacine

Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:31 AM

I'm reading the Shadow of the Wind which was suggested by Superfruity. I'm really enjoying it so far, thanks for the suggestion! original.gif

#20 Delillah1

Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:42 AM

I just read The Fine Colour of Rust.
Fantastic writing by a great Australian writer. Here's a review: http://www.readings.com.au/review/the-fine...by-p-a-o-reilly

Edited by Delillah1, 07 March 2012 - 06:16 PM.


#21 crazyforkids

Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

reading the Fallen series again original.gif

#22 Ianthe

Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

The Ghost of Greenwich Village by Lorna Graham
50 Ways to Find a Lover by Lucy Anne Holmes

#23 71Cath

Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

I am reading River's End by Nora Roberts.  Very light and fluffy.  I went and picked up the new Jodi Picoult yesterday, so i am trying to finish Nora so I can start Jodi.

#24 Hermes

Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

I'm about half way through A Dance With Dragons but taking a break for a bit and reading Sherlock Holmes for the first time. It's wonderful!

#25 Tomate1910

Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

QUOTE (Thylacine @ 03/03/2012, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm reading the Shadow of the Wind which was suggested by Superfruity. I'm really enjoying it so far, thanks for the suggestion! original.gif


You're most welcome... Glad you are enjoying it original.gif

AFM I read the first two chapters of 1q84 and then chickened out. Dunno why really. Maybe I have a easy read phase so started reading the Hunger Games and that is flowing quite nicely...




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