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Topic: What Book/Books Are You Reading?

  1. Guest_1643
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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.

  2. quirkywords
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    28 May 2021 in reply to Guest_1643

    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.

  4. Moonstruck
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    28 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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    I'm trudging through 'The Collector' atm
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    16 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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    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
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    23 September 2021 in reply to Guest_1643

    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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    23 January 2022 in reply to Haraldo

    Hi Haraldo, no problems.

    I recommend Ben Lerners leaving atocha station....great book.

    I read a list today of books recommended by Brendan Cowell, Aussie actor and writer...I took note of them....am going to try read them

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    I just finished Migrations by Charlotte McConaghey - amazing!

    I’m now reading Atomic Habits. I’m terrible with “ self help” books though. Its either slow going or I quit altogether and put them away for a later that never comes. It’s good so far though. Hope I stick with it lol

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  15. Moonstruck
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    28 January 2022 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Love Stories by Trent Dalton..{ author of Boy Swallows Universe)...highly recommended. This latest one of his is wonderful.

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    28 January 2022

    Thank you. Is love stories his latest?

    I've purchased emily bittos wild abandon...

    I like the plot

    I'm Also getting into otessa moshfeigh my year of rest and relaxation

    The lost daughter on netflix , based on Elena ferrantes book of of same name, has got me interested in reading her stuff

  17. golden82
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    28 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1643

    Wow, everyone here reads a lot :) I struggle to motivate and then to focus. But i do have a stack of library books (overdue) to get thru. Inc Tina Turner's, Happiness Becomes You. I really admire her strength thru DV etc so i am keen to read her book.

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    28 January 2022 in reply to golden82

    Hi Golden,

    She inspires me too! Good luck k with the autobiography,

    U reminded me , mentioning autobiographies, that I saw will Smith has one out now

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    31 January 2022 in reply to Guest_1643

    I'm reading Life On Air, by David Attenborough (or David Rabbitborrough if you watched Australia you are standing in it)

    A very complete, satisfying and worth-while life. Amazing what he has done. I remember seeing him when he first started on the BBC as a presenter with Zoo Quest (and actually have a couple of the books he wrote about it).

    Croix

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    2 February 2022 in reply to Croix

    Finding Sanity

    a story about Dr john Cade who discovered the benefits of lithium..

    Fascinating

  21. Moonstruck
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    3 February 2022 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix....his brother Sir Richard { Dickie to his friends) was a great actor ....also directed Gandhi....

    they ended up in vastly different professions didn't they?

  22. Guest_1643
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    4 February 2022

    My Body Emily Ratakowski

    A collection of essays, reflecting on commodifying one's image and the limits and powers of doing so,

    Written by one of the world's top models

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    I’m now onto Cloud Cuckoo Land. It’s a hefty size and I’m maybe a fifth in, and enjoying it.
  24. Pandemica
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    14 February 2022
    Currently reading "The Body keeps the score" absolutely brilliant but cuts very close to home.
  25. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    15 February 2022 in reply to Pandemica

    That’s a great book, Pandemica. Hope you find it helpful.

    Im trying to decide what to read next. I have over a hundred books on my “want to read list”, but need to be in the right mood, depending on what they are. Decisions, decisions…

  26. Guest_1643
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    16 February 2022 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    Hard to choose sometimes...let us know how u go if u feel, Katy,

    I, reading poems by Claudia rankine

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  27. Pandemica
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    22 February 2022 in reply to Guest_1643
    I just finished reading "The Gap" by Benjamin Gilmore. Absolutely brilliant. It's about a paramedic who worked for Bondi Ambulance station. Part of their area was the infamous Suicide location "The Gap" its full of Dark humour (That appeals to me) but also some very dark moments. It also has some very real and serious truths about Suicide. Certainly worth reading I reckon.
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  28. Doberman38
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    26 February 2022

    Encyclopaedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, by David Longshore.

    I think I gravitated to this away from my usual obsessions with history when international issues started heating up lately because it's something far removed from all that, and also because it gives me a sense of stability - whatever happens, nature is gonna keep doing its stuff and create these awe inspiring spectacles.

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  29. Katyonthehamsterwheel
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    Some interesting choices here. Nothing I have on hand seems appealing at the moment so I ordered a new stack - can’t wait for it to arrive. I ordered:

    The Prophet, The Labyrinth, Dark Emu, Klara and the Sun, and a copy to keep at home of the Body Keeps the Score.

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  30. Allay
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    5 April 2022 in reply to Katyonthehamsterwheel

    I recently finished reading‘The Younger Wife’ by Sally Hepworth.

    Now reading ‘The Trivia Night’ by Ali Lowe

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