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message 1: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Thought this might be a nice addition.

I'm currently reading Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward I've read all of the books in this series and can recommend them for fans of Kick A$$ vampires who want romance as well as action.


message 2: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) I'm re-reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell for the third time and loving it.


message 3: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments I'm reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel both for the first time and also Robinson Crusoe for at least the 2nd time on dailylit.com. I like the sound of your book Adrienne!


message 4: by Robo (new)

Robo Pete (robopete) | 98 comments I just read Anthem by Ayn Rand at the weekend and have now started on At The Mountains of Madness which is my first foray into Lovecraft so I'm a bit trepidatious!


message 5: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Thanks Em this one series I just can't get enough of.


message 6: by Gill (new)

Gill (lockwdg) | 99 comments I'm reading The Valley of Horses leant to me by my sister-in-law. Read the first one at Christmas, another 2 to go after this one. They're BIG books too.


message 7: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments Gill, I enjoyed The Clan of the Cave Bear so I'm keeping an eye out for the others in the series - I'll be interested to know what you think.

Robo, your new book looks scary - I am a right wimp though! Why are you trepidatious?


Jirinka (sony08) (sony08) I am reading The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold and it's very strange but very good. I am about mid way through now.


message 9: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I'm reading Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) by Richelle Mead


message 10: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Fiona ~ I started to read these but way out of order, is this the latest one?


message 11: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Yes, and so far its good.


message 12: by Robo (new)

Robo Pete (robopete) | 98 comments Em wrote: "Robo, your new book looks scary - I am a right wimp though! Why are you trepidatious?"

I think it's just because of the huge mythos that surrounds Lovecraft and his dark, psychological horror - I feel as though I'm crossing over to the dark side somehow!


message 13: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments I'm not good with horror books or films - when I was 12 I watched Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and Creep Show 2 back to back and couldn't sleep for a week! I think I was traumatised!


message 14: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments My neither, I remember watching a film from the 60's where a group stay in a haunted house ,there's lots of very loud banging, so scary for something so dated! after that every creek in the house made my blood run cold.


message 15: by Gill (new)

Gill (lockwdg) | 99 comments Em wrote: "Gill, I enjoyed The Clan of the Cave Bear so I'm keeping an eye out for the others in the series - I'll be interested to know what you think.

Robo, your new book looks scary - I am..."


About half way through. Bit slow in places but very racy!! in others.


message 16: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Hahah racy and in quick or as in hot:)


message 17: by Gill (new)

Gill (lockwdg) | 99 comments Adrienne wrote: "Hahah racy and in quick or as in hot:)"

Hot in some places and the two main character's haven't even met yet!!


message 18: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I am listening to Sail by James Patterson


message 19: by Gill (new)

Gill (lockwdg) | 99 comments Read it on holiday last year and really enjoyed it.


message 20: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Gill wrote: "Read it on holiday last year and really enjoyed it."

You mean Sail? I have the book, but the audio is better for me today x


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3568 comments I am listerning to The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James while finishing my new knitted throw for my library sofa!


message 22: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Where do you ladies buy your audio books from? I'm having terrible trouble finding anything on either iTunes or audible.


message 23: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I get mine from library Adrienne x


message 24: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Finished listening to Sail by James Patterson and have now gone back to reading Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) by Richelle Mead


message 25: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "I get mine from library Adrienne x"


Thanks Fiona I'll see what ours has to offer.


message 26: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Adrienne wrote: "Fiona (Titch) wrote: "I get mine from library Adrienne x"


Thanks Fiona I'll see what ours has to offer."


See if you can order any from other libraries, some places like mine can get others that ur wanting as well x


message 27: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Just gonna start Any Human Heart by William Boyd. It's nerve wracking starting a new book by a new author especially coming from the safety of a re-read such as North and South.


message 28: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I'm listening to What to do When Someone Dies by Nicci French


message 29: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments Fiona wrote: "Just gonna start Any Human Heart by William Boyd. It's nerve wracking starting a new book by a new author especially coming from the safety of a re-read such as North and South."

I haven't read that one yet Fiona but I have read others by William Boyd, in particular this one: Restless by William Boyd was fantastic - I can't praise it enough. I've made everyone I know read it!


message 30: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Finished What To Do When Someone Dies - Nicci French.


message 31: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments I'm now reading The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks as my day/downstairs read , and STILL reading The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1) by A.N. Roquelaure when I get the opportunity, hence the inordinate amout of time it's taking me to finish.....


message 32: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Em wrote: "Fiona wrote: "Just gonna start Any Human Heart by William Boyd. It's nerve wracking starting a new book by a new author especially coming from the safety of a re-read such as North and South."

I..."


I have Restless to read in my shelf and can't wait to get to it. Any Human Heart is soooo well written.


message 33: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3040 comments Mod
Fiona wrote: "Just gonna start Any Human Heart by William Boyd. It's nerve wracking starting a new book by a new author especially coming from the safety of a re-read such as North and South."

Any Human Heart is on my TBR list - a friend of mine recommended it. Let me know how it goes...


message 34: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Well so far a thumbs up but not outstanding. I am enjoying it but the style it's written in - journal/diary/fictional biography makes me feel a little too at arms length.


message 35: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments I picked up The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister yesterday and already flown through to page 50! I am really enjoying it so far.


message 36: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Ok, I've finished the The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks then started and finished Being Elizabeth Bennet Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster This was a great way to spend a sunday afternoon, despite being killed off following a silent Reel with Mr Darcy, and, after I really thought I was on my way to a HEA , finaly being sent to prison for causng an horrific accident. Just trying to find a niceday read as the ANR CoSB remains a no go for reading in company.


message 37: by Robo (new)

Robo Pete (robopete) | 98 comments Em wrote: "I'm not good with horror books or films - when I was 12 I watched Nightmare on Elm Street 3 and Creep Show 2 back to back and couldn't sleep for a week! I think I was traumatised!"

Finished Mountains of Madness today - really enjoyed it actually but it was quite unsettling at parts. Lovecraft's really good at conjuring up an atmosphere of dread without too much horror actually taking place.

Fortunately I finished it on a warm, sunny day sitting in a bright conservatory so the unease didn't get to me too much!


message 38: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments Good strategy - bright sunlight! I read The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition on the beach - not so much pure horror as unsettling - but alot less so than late at night on your own, worrying yourself about a worldwide plague.


message 39: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Probably best to read The Stand in the summer I agree - not in the winter when you are prone to catching colds.


message 40: by Em (last edited May 17, 2010 01:23PM) (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments Yeah, in fact best avoided by hypochondria sufferers in general...


message 41: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Over the next few days I am gonna be reading the following:

Life's Too Short (Quick Read) by Val McDermid , [image error] , Money Magic Seven Simple Steps to True Financial Freedom (Quick Reads) by Alvin Hall , We Won The Lottery Real Life Winner Stories (Quick Reads) by Danny Buckland , Traitors of the Tower by Alison Weir , Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) by Richelle Mead and Worst Case A Detective Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson


message 42: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Finished books 1, 2 and 4 lol x


message 43: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Gosh that's quick! I'm currently reading Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks and yes The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1) by A.N. Roquelaure I really want to read the TCoSB as it's part of the TAbboo books challenge I'm taking part in.


message 44: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Adrienne, the 1st 5 books are Quick reads sweetie. I read 1 while I was on a bus going to Asda and read a lot more while I was waiting for 2hrs for bus to turn up and I finished the book before I arrived at my stop lol x


message 45: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne | 272 comments Ha ha there was me thinking you were bionic LOL


message 46: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Oh I am wishing lol x


message 47: by Robo (new)

Robo Pete (robopete) | 98 comments Em wrote: "Good strategy - bright sunlight! I read The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition on the beach - not so much pure horror as unsettling - but alot less so than late at night on your o..."

Gosh, it's like a The Stand crossover thread...that's what I'm now currently reading. And probably will be for the foreseeable future!


message 48: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Robo, I finished The Stand in just under 2 weeks (and I'm slow) - I lived, ate and breathed that book.


message 49: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) I still need to finish watching the mini-series too. I just couldn't get past some of the changes.


message 50: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2911 comments I wasn't good company while I was reading it either - I was on holiday with my then boyfriend and vitually ignored him. What's worse is it was his book and I pinched it! It can't have been good for his ego that I was more into his book than him!


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