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Does no one read anymore?

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16 Oct 08 #56926 by jewel62
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Well it says "Book Club". I always used to have my nose stuck in a book, but i must admit i haven't read a good book in a while. Seeing this empty thread reminded me what a great escape it is to get into a good book. I like Sci Fi and Horror and also Autobiographies. Some of my favourite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz & Philip K Dick. I think i'll steer clear of romances though for the time being!

Come on tell us about a good book you've read.

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16 Oct 08 #56940 by AliPat
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I read a lot. Always have done. Tend to read chick lit style books for escapism, not into anything heavy. Will read autobiographies if it's someone I'm interested in.

Read 7 books on a two week holiday this year. Tend to go to the library very few weeks.:blink:

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16 Oct 08 #56943 by Zara2009
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This is a great book only half way through

The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome. Great for understand dual personalities etc. Would recommend it.

Cant wait to get to the end now to see if I am one.:laugh:

Seriously, it is really informative.

Amazon about £8.00


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16 Oct 08 #57048 by lifeistough
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Hi all

I would agree with avoiding anything involving romance. I am sure it's all that stuff that makes us want to fall in love and live the dream in the first place. Not sure I believe in falling in love and happily ever afters anymore.

I tend to like reading about magic and fantasy these days. Wish I had a pensieve like Professor Dumbledore; I would be forever removing thoughts and memories I wish to remove from my mind.

My lovely boys have been listening to me read Alex Rider Scorpia and the Young Bond Hurricane Gold stories at bed time. Personally I didn't think they were a bad read, especially considering they weren't even aimed at me.

My next book is going to be "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" about a young lad with Aspergers. Recommended by a friend.

Keep posting ideas, I need to keep busy or I'll go insane!!

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16 Oct 08 #57057 by rubytuesday
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I was a very avid reader until my marraige went pear-shaped a year ago - since then ive found it hard to concentrate long enough to read. But have managed to read a few books during the past year.

I tend to read historical novels (Phillipa Gregory, C J Sansom, Sunsanna Gregory, etc) - and maybe the odd chick-lit if I want something "fluffly". I stay away from romances, sci-fi and books "written" by so-called "celebs".


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16 Oct 08 #57060 by duck
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I love to read and use the library and their book club too.

I've found that I never fail with a Richard and Judy recommendation but do like to be stretched too, hence the book club.

One of my recent favourites was A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, the R&J winner for 2008.

Boy, if we think we've had it bad, try walking a mile in Mariam's shoes, a young wife in Afghanistan!

The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, another two I've recently enjoyed.

I would love an extra day slotting into my week so that I could do nothing but read, I never seem to have enough time. I carry a book everywhere so that if I'm ever kept waiting e.g. doctor's, then it's quality time to read. I've even read in traffic jams, much to the annoyance of the car behind me!


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16 Oct 08 #57062 by Sun 13
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I've just finished a Jeanette Winterson book that someone at work lent me, "The Passion", and it was an absolute delight to read! So well written, and wonderfully complex characters and stories. I'm reading her debut "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit" again next. I can also recommend any Marian Keyes novel - try to start with the first and follow the sequence. Most of the stories involve the same family, all laugh-out-loud funny, moving, poignant and compulsive reading

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