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Old 04-02-2008, 11:16   #41
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he he, i am BAD

so this week i read and finished

The Woods by H coben which was very good, took 2 nights but nice and twisty and turny. MORE PLEASE

also read (but this took 3 whole nights )

The shakespear secret which was totally the da vinci code but different storyline, i loved it you don't need any shakespear knowledge to enjoy.

no idea what is next
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Old 04-02-2008, 14:31   #42
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I'm trying get hold of "The Truth About Uri Geller" but cannot believe the price it is being quoted:

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Finally finished The Dark Tower Vol 5; Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King, took me ages to read this one, I enjoyed it, but it didn't hook me as much as previous volumes have
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Old 10-02-2008, 21:44   #45
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well since last post i have read

Monday Mourning which was a kathy riechs i found on my shelves and for some reason was unread - i love all her Bones stuff (even if very unlike the tv show)

also read The Bone garden by tess gerritsen which was on my birthday wish list but mum managed to get from the library, glad she did as i have enjoyed all the maura isles/the pregnant lady police lady books but this was mostly set in 1830s boston and didn't appeal.

Now reading from here to paternity - matt Dunn which is a Man lit british author who i like, all about a single man who wants to get a baby.

And i seem to have got 5 new books over the weekend - 2 unknown at present as wrapped up, but also the Dexter 3rd book so i assume one of the wrapped ones is dexter 2
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Finally finished The Dark Tower Vol 5; Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King, took me ages to read this one, I enjoyed it, but it didn't hook me as much as previous volumes have
I've finished book 3, got book 4 next.. and recently found book 6 and 7 in the used store... but did they have 5? No. Hopefully it'll crop up by the time I finish 4.

Actually finished book 3 ages ago, but read lots of other stuff in between. Be nice to get back to it..
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I finally finished the sword of Truth series a couple of days ago (i was struggling with phantom, but read confessor in about 4-5 days).

I've moved onto the Dune series now, although I did run into a minor hitch, I can't find my copy of Dune Messiah (I know it's here somewhere), so i've ordered a replacement. My plan is to read them starting with Dune, through to Sandworms/hunters then the prequels.
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Maybe not the best thread to hijack, but can any one recommend a short-ish book with fairly straightforward English for my foreign GF to read? She's fluent in conversational English but wants to expand her vocab a bit.

She wants to read something funny and romantic.

Any ideas?
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Maybe not the best thread to hijack, but can any one recommend a short-ish book with fairly straightforward English for my foreign GF to read? She's fluent in conversational English but wants to expand her vocab a bit.

She wants to read something funny and romantic.

Any ideas?
My other half's the same (she's Polish) - she loves the Adele Parks books (The Other Woman's shoes, Larger than Life, Game Over, etc) which are funny and romantic, though not particularly short.
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Just coming to the end of Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart and have to say that I enjoyed it and will be getting more of his books.

Any more recommendations from him? I've just read 2 (The Elephant Vanishes and Sputnik Sweetheart).

May start "Lynch on Lynch" next which should be interesting.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:27   #51
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I'm ploughing my way through the Stephen King Dark Tower books - on Book 4 at the mo
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I'm getting near the end of Ken Follets, Pillars of the Earth.

Quite an old one but an amazing story so far.
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Back to my normal reading speed now, just finished Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer, an excellent read telling the true story about a young man who gave up his possessions and walked into the Alaskan wilderness, highly recommended
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Back to my normal reading speed now, just finished Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer, an excellent read telling the true story about a young man who gave up his possessions and walked into the Alaskan wilderness, highly recommended
Yep, good book. Your post reminded me that I'd heard it was going to be made into a film, and it has - directed by Sean Penn and getting 8.3/10 on IMDb. I'll have to check it out.
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It's released on DVD in a couple of weeks

Looking forward to seeing the adaptation
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Just coming to the end of Murakami's Sputnik Sweetheart and have to say that I enjoyed it and will be getting more of his books.

Any more recommendations from him? I've just read 2 (The Elephant Vanishes and Sputnik Sweetheart).
The only one of his that I have read is A Wild Sheep Chase, which I really enjoyed.

I haven't read any more partly because I am not keen on reading translated books - I always wonder if I am getting the same experience as in the original language. This is even more the case with someone like Murakami, where I could not tell if the slightly off-kilter turns of phrase (which I liked) were there in the original, or were due to the translation process
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It's released on DVD in a couple of weeks

Looking forward to seeing the adaptation
Thanks. Will look out for it.
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Just finished Stealing the Wave - Andy Martin, I've got no interest in surfing but this is one of the best sports books I've ever read, highly recommended.
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I should count my books this year, sure its around 100 each year (one every 3-4 days)


I started doing it last year, only managed 32 books though.
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I finished Dune the other day (14th), it was so good I practically stayed up overnight to finish the last half
Started on Dune Messiah now, although i'm taking that a bit slower.
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