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What are you reading at the moment?

Discussion in 'Book club' started by BadBunny, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Maybe it's my age, lindeniea. I was exactly that age in the 70s and I recognise the era. He's caught the mood of the times so convincingly.
     
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Station 11 - loved it.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    I have just discovered - and am devouring like mad - the Diasy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn.

    P G Wodehouse mixed with Agatha Christie. Am really enjoying them.



    Best wishes

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    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  4. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. Enjoying it so far.
     
  5. JU3fromLeics

    JU3fromLeics Occasional commenter

    "The Darling Buds of May" by H. E. Bates.

    The Tax Inspector can't get his form signed and the Larkins seem intent on keeping him on their farm.
     
  6. You guys are much better at recommending books than my GoodReads app!

    Kindle is downloading some Carola Dunn books and Elizabeth is Missing :)

    The last book I started was Time and Again by Jack Finney - to be honest I got a bit bored with it.
     
  7. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka. I love all her books - highly recommended.

    I'm also getting into Phillipa Gregory. I read the White Queen a little while ago and am now reading The Kingmaker's Daughter which is the same story from a different point of view. Riveting stuff.
     
  8. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin. Recommended
     
  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Just finished ' Time of Death ' by Mark Billingham. Someone described it as a 'return to form' but I think it was very weak. Unless you are a real fan don't bother.
     
  10. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Just started . . . re-reading from the beginning all the Ruth Rendell Wexford books . . .

    That'll keep me busy for a while!

    Best wishes

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    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  11. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Kartography by Kamila Shamsie. It has rave reviews of 'beautiful' and 'unputdownable' but I have to admit I'm struggling.

    Having just seen the new Far From the Madding Crowd film, I'm considering re-reading my Thomas Hardy. Worth a watch if anyone's interested.
     
  12. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I loved the original FFTMC - great casting. Big Hardy fan too. Did him for A level.
     
  13. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    I'm also a big fan, minnie me. The novels are lovely comfort reading; usually in the winter for me. He's also one of my favourite poets - I just love his poetry.
     
  14. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Indeed - can still quote chunks of Return of the Native and once had to teach a Hardy poem about the Titanic ( one off as I was a linguist and not an English specialist ) .
     
  15. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I am extremely impressed, minnie!

    Best wishes

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    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  16. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Ahum - studied for my degree. Do I get Brownie points, TheoGriff? [​IMG]
     
  17. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Best wishes

    ___________________________________________________

    Meet Theo on line on the TES JobSeekers Forum, where she answers jobseeking and careers queries regularly each week.
     
  18. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Yum, thanks. I'll save those for break time tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  19. Underachiever

    Underachiever New commenter

    Has anybody read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell? I never managed to finish it. I'm hoping the tv series will be less gruelling.
     
  20. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I watched the first episode last night. Admittedly I was quite tired but I struggled to stay awake particularly at the beginning. I will persevere and wondered if reading the book would make it clearer - maybe not then.
     

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