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Discussion in 'Book club' started by leadlearner, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. leadlearner

    leadlearner New commenter

    I agree that the 'Life of Bees' is a lovely book. For romance with history try Barbara Erkskine 'The Lady of Hay' gripping. 'When God was a rabbit' was a book I really enjoyed recently.
  2. OOh, I love Lady of Hay. I think the comment about the TV is exactly right. My friend likes a good read and watches whatever she wants to watch on TV and then takes her book to bed. It is much better for your sleep as well I think. I don't do that always but if I have a really good book I do. Last weekend the telly didn't go on at all, I was so desperate to read my book!

  3. TEACHER16

    TEACHER16 New commenter

    I would love to get into a book again. I feel I walk into a library and never really know where to go. I dont think I really know which books to choose or which authors to go for.
  4. Treat yourself to a Kindle (sorry Nutty) and get a load of free books. OR get onto Freecycle and ask if anyone has any books - you will get things that you never thought of and would never pick up yourself. Libraries usually have a "recently returned" shelf for quick pickings.
    Charity shops are great too. I like large print books, it means I don;t have to put my glasses on and can pick them up and put them down as I like.
  5. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    The suggestion of a Kindle is great! You can get free samples of most titles and decide if you like them.
    Have you read any Phillipa Gregory? They are well-written historical romances....Mum loves them!
    Or you could go for some of the classics...Bronte, Austen....free on the Kindle!....and it's a long read, but well worth it if you haven't read before - Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe).
    If you go for a Kindle (do it!.... go on!) then download 'Elsie Dinsmore' by Martha Finley (free!)...overly moralistic certainly, but surprisingly well-written for the period with romance and a strong anti-slavery message. (There are dozens in the series...the early ones are the better ones).

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