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Old 13.01.2017, 12:26
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Current haul from the library:

The Stylist from Rosie Nixon; a variation of Devil wears Prada, young windowdresser sudenly find her self assistant to a celebrated stylist. Entertaining.

Lyrebird from Cecelia Ahern; if you know the writer and her work you won't be dissapointed, another tale set in rural Ireland

Exposure by Helen Dunmore; currently reading,it is about a family caught in the cold war, spies who work for two sides and a missing file, set in England..not bad so far ( halfway through)

Still looking forward to let my eyes indulge......

After you from Jojo Moyes; if it is anything like it's precursor it promises to be a very good read

Another love by Amanda Prowse , according to jacket text about a mum who gets addicted to alcohol ...we'll see if it is any good.
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Old 13.01.2017, 21:34
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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaranovitch. So far it is worth the long wait. Then I have the next Invisible Library novel (can't remember the title) by Genevieve Cogman.
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Old 14.01.2017, 09:48
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Read both, loved them, especially Cogman! Can't wait for the next ones
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Old 14.01.2017, 11:30
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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaranovitch. So far it is worth the long wait. Then I have the next Invisible Library novel (can't remember the title) by Genevieve Cogman.
Ohhh, that the newest of the River Of London series?? Hope the library get's it soon, have read all the others, loved them!
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Old 14.01.2017, 12:42
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Nocturnal Animals, 90s original title Tony and Susan, was given to me for xmas, forgot about it then found it last week. An atmospheric and intriguing story within a story - am quite gripped by it. I have not seen Tom Ford's movie either.

Will have to rummage around the second hand book store soon to see what treasures are to be had after the Christmas literary buying/reading frenzy.
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Great to have these recommendations. Can't live without a book constantly at my side, but am finding it increasingly difficult to find a really good read.
Wondering whether this is due to self-publishing etc. My genre is in the direction of Margaret Atwood, and also love an excellent Krimi.
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Jodi Taylor is great!

But be warned: if, like me, you decide to google her to see in what order to read her books, you'll discover there's a porn star with the same name, and you'll be directed toward most peculiar websites
Yep. I had that problem. Oh I adore her. Her Markham Christmas short was a hoot. Have you read the non-St Mary's ones? The Nothing Girl is delicious.

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Ohhh, that the newest of the River Of London series?? Hope the library get's it soon, have read all the others, loved them!
I'm halfway through the Aaranovitch. It's fabulous. Between him and Taylor I just about manage with the knowledge that there will be no more Pratchetts.
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The Entrepreneur's Wife - A Survival Guide - authored by Aradhna Sethi. It touches your life and your emotions and taps the real woman within you!
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Old 17.01.2017, 17:23
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The latest Paul McCartney biography... good, but not as good as Shout was about the beatles in general.
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The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt. An intellectual reading, especially for those who are into arts and such.
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Old 24.01.2017, 10:31
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Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks, the 4th installment of his Lightbringer series
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Bloke Miles by Matthew Ravden......hilarious and at the same time making me a bit angry aboout myself for what I missed by not standing up for myself and just slaving away
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Rereading Brave New World by A. Huxley... depressing...
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Old 18.02.2017, 22:28
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The big green tent (or Imago in other translation) by Lyudmila Ulitzkaya. Great novel, I can only recommend it from my whole heart.
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The Girl on the train and I am enjoying it, winters ...coffee and books. Life is blissful !
Could anyone recommend something as good as this? Forget about the film, which was mostly rubbish. The book was great.

I'm really, desperately running out of good books. So haven't slept since months.

My love is Margaret Atwood at best.
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King. It is technically a mystery but, oh, so much more too. And there's a whole series for when it sucks you in.

Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell. She writes the most phenomenally literary detective novels, utterly character driven.

If you want really similar to Girl... then Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson is great as is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.?? Not suse that's the correct author now I look at it... Utterly compelling and full of characters you can't stand. Gone Baby Gone is great too... Dennis Lehane I think wrote that. Actually that film adaptation is excellent.

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Old 19.02.2017, 18:42
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The Brothers Karamazov
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Old 19.02.2017, 19:05
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English Pasengers by Matthew Kneale

It's about an exploring mission to Tasmania in Victorian times
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I'm really, desperately running out of good books. So haven't slept since months
You're not alone. Running out here too. Think the Outlander books might be an interesting read now I have finished the dvds. No doubt the books are better. Re-reading a Robin Cook as my box is woefully empty after I decided to clear out everything I had read multiple times.
Next buying session will no doubt be Palexpo 26 to 30 April 2017
Cheap English books section every year where I stock up on my everyday reading material.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Normally, when I post here I go to a great deal (of probably needless) trouble of including links to Swiss bookstores and D/F/I translations. This time, I'll just post the name of the English books.

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
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