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Topic: What Book/Books Are You Reading?

  1. Sleepy21
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    27 May 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    looks like a bit of a book tat surprises one and tips assmptions on its head

    seems lovely. a great recommendation Moonstruck.

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    28 May 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    The Dictionary of Lost words by pip williams

    fascinating

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    28 May 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Moon

    I have read Wild by Cheryl Strayed but not Torch. Have also heard her interviewed I. The radio. Is torch very different to Wild.

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    29 May 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi Quirky...[I loved the movie Wild also)....Torch is the semi autobiographical story about Cheryl's mother's death at a young age...how she and her brother coped etc...[she explains in a Foreword) that some of it is fiction, but pretty close to what actually happend, which lead her to go on that trek in Wild...to work through her immense grief.

    Tiny Beautiful Things are extracts from real Q and A column she wrote [for no pay) for a newspaper, answering all sorts of questions from readers in trouble. I love love love her writing...mainly because she is so HONEST and does not hold back with her opinions, while acknowledging she is floundering through this life just like the rest of us...a very brave woman, whose words have touched and perhaps saved many many people.

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    29 May 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Thanks Moon for the review.

    I will look up Torch and Tiny Beautiful Things. I felt a connection to her after listening to her radio interview.

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    15 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Wondering what people are reading in or out of lockdown.

    I am reading a few books on Greek mythology a d a lovely art book about Margaret Preston.

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    15 August 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    hi Quirky

    I'm reading the reader by bernard schlink, it's tranlated which is interesting

  8. Loligiggles
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    17 August 2021
    I'm trudging through 'The Collector' atm
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    17 August 2021 in reply to Loligiggles
    hi loligiggles, by john fowles?
    what an eerie book, if so! i really liked it.
  10. Haraldo
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    21 September 2021

    Hello,

    The library has been my saviour - online books borrowed for free.

    My favourite Terry Pratchett - Monstrous Regiment.

    Currently reading - Such a Fun Age - Kiley Reid.

    - Olive - Emma Gammon.

    - One Hundred Days - Alice Pung .

    recommend - Ann Cleeves and Sue Grafton for thrillers/detective stuff.

    Also My library has online audio books - I got through a bunch of Lee Child over the last year.

    Highly recommend - Lovecraft Country - graphic novel.

    Also - The Shelf by Helly Acton and The Mystery of Mercy Close - Marian Keyes.

    non - fiction - F**k Happiness by Ariel Gore.

    Books help me to get through stuff - also explain my own stuff to me sometimes.

    Thanks for the thread.

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    21 September 2021 in reply to Haraldo
    Hi Haraldo. I love Alice Pung. Thanks for sharing, great list
  12. Haraldo
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    23 September 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    One hundred days is the first Alice Pung I've read.

    But Ill definitely read more of hers in the future.

    I read this one straight through.

    Could not put it down.

    Sleep well Sleepy21

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