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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) | 134 comments *adds for Fiona's perusal*

The Book Thief *****


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) | 134 comments Oh! And:

Sarah's Key was an excellent adult book re: Holocaust in France. Interesting.


message 3: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3676 comments Mod
Hmm... I didn't know that birds HAD fingers. O_o


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) | 134 comments Good one Becky!

*sings to bird*


message 5: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3676 comments Mod
Since Alice in Wonderland, of course. O_o


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) | 134 comments Yeah or an LSD trip lol


message 7: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3676 comments Mod
Aaaaaand?


message 8: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3676 comments Mod
Sorry.. where are your ears?


message 9: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3676 comments Mod
Ah. Right. Of course.


message 10: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3676 comments Mod
Whatever tickles your feathers, birdie! :)


message 11: by Jackie, That's Her Constableness to you! (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2463 comments Mod
Pssssst, add The Secret Life of Bees and The Book Thief.


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) | 134 comments Becky wrote: "Whatever tickles your feathers, birdie! :)"


I love that response! Makes me smile.



message 13: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) | 134 comments Jackie wrote: "Pssssst, add The Secret Life of Bees and The Book Thief."

Oh yeah!! Push push

pusssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Jackie, you are getting so good at this!




message 14: by Kandice (new)

Kandice Morgan's Run is too.:)


message 15: by Jackie, That's Her Constableness to you! (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2463 comments Mod
I see you still haven't added The Secret Life of Bees *glares*


message 16: by Jackie, That's Her Constableness to you! (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2463 comments Mod
Hmmph! I'll just have to find something else for you then :-)


message 17: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (Snoopi) Jackie wrote: "I see you still haven't added The Secret Life of Bees *glares*"

I've been interested in this book... good?


message 18: by Kandice (new)

Kandice Gai-Jin, Tai-Pan, and maybe even King Rat would qualify. OH!!!!! You are getting The Touch, too, right? That definitely counts as hist-fic.:)


message 19: by Jackie, That's Her Constableness to you! (last edited Apr 20, 2010 10:29AM) (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2463 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "Jackie wrote: "I see you still haven't added The Secret Life of Bees *glares*"

I've been interested in this book... good?"


It's wonderful. You should read it! *rubs hands at potential book pushing*


message 20: by Jackie, That's Her Constableness to you! (new)

Jackie (thenightowl) | 2463 comments Mod
Fiona wrote: "Jackie wrote: "Hmmph! I'll just have to find something else for you then :-)"

Found anything yet? :P"


Well, I have suggested some to you but you haven't read them. :/ I think I'm just going to mail you a surprise book and then you won't have an excuse. muahahaha!


message 21: by Esther (last edited May 27, 2010 04:04AM) (new)

Esther (eshchory) I liked An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears.
It is set in 17th century England - my favourite era in English History.
It has interesting historical snippets though it does get a little religious towards the end.


message 22: by Esther (new)

Esther (eshchory) Fiona wrote: "I've looked at this one quite often Esther, but I think it's one of those books that only had a bunch of quotes telling how great it is, so not knowing what it was about I put it back.

Thanks for..."


It's a bit of a doorstop so it requires a certain commitment.
If you are into science, politics and intrigue it is great but the mystery is a little intellectual - not really beach reading.
I was interested because there are so few books set in 17th century England.
Also it is set in and around where I use to live. One of the buildings mentioned towards the end still exists - I used to pass it everytime I walked into town.


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