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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently picked up a book from the local library. Children of Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani. The book is about the struggles of a couple of mothers, and the people around them, during the post-revolutionary Iran.
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Old 28.02.2017, 01:13
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just finished Moon Palace by Paul Auster, what a book! Has anybody else ready it?
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Old 28.02.2017, 09:42
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...My love is Margaret Atwood at best.
I'm currently reading Atwood's Stone Mattress. It's a collection of nine stories, dark and humorous...
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I'm currently reading Atwood's Stone Mattress. It's a collection of nine stories, dark and humorous...
Love Margaret Atwood - have read all over the years, many several times
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I just finished Moon Palace by Paul Auster, what a book! Has anybody else ready it?
No, but will check it out. I like the enthusiasm.
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Old 28.02.2017, 15:06
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Currently picked up a book from the local library. Children of Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani. The book is about the struggles of a couple of mothers, and the people around them, during the post-revolutionary Iran.

On that note, I think you're going to also love Parinoush Saniee - "The book of fate", in German "Was mir zusteht".
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Old 28.02.2017, 15:34
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Reading Blood Eye - Raven #1

A bit of killing and marauding for my breaks in the office.
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Old 01.03.2017, 09:47
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Love Margaret Atwood - have read all over the years, many several times
My fav of her works still The Handmaid's Tale. I'm all for dystopian genre



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On that note, I think you're going to also love Parinoush Saniee - "The book of fate", in German "Was mir zusteht".
I've been trying to get a copy of the book, which has been a vain attempt so far. Admittedly, I have only looked for secondhand one, as I always do. Maybe I should get the new one
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My fav of her works still The Handmaid's Tale. I'm all for dystopian genre
Me too It's the book of hers which stands out and I have read most of her work.

ZuriRollt - Have you read any of Anne Tyler's work? She's a quiet, subtle writer but certainly packs a punch: very sharp, skillful the way she pins down her characters.
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Old 02.03.2017, 12:14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Last week I was lucky enough to spend an hour in Waterstones in the UK, managed to get the help of a very helpful (very young) assistant and asked for recommendations on 4 books to bring home, explaining it was my one chance a year to enjoy this experience. After a general chat about what books I had recently enjoyed, and those I had not (Girl on a train, I know it seems everyone else did but I just couldn't engage with it)

I walked out of the shop with:

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (set in Switzerland)
The Muse by Jessie Burton author of The Miniaturist
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all by Jonas Jonasson
Tightrope by Simon Mawer

I will return and report as I read them.

Recently read and enjoyed:

Coffin Road by Peter May
The Winter War by Philip Teir
The leopard by Jo Nesbo
The Son by Jo Nesbo
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Hundred Year Old Man by Jonas Jonasson
Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre, read out of desperation on my kindle as I had run out of other books and this is one OH said I might enjoy.

It is also worth having a look in your local Ökihof or decheterie if they have a book box as ours does, some of my recently read books came out of ours.
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Old 02.03.2017, 12:50
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Me too It's the book of hers which stands out and I have read most of her work.

ZuriRollt - Have you read any of Anne Tyler's work? She's a quiet, subtle writer but certainly packs a punch: very sharp, skillful the way she pins down her characters.
Thanks for the tip - have been struggling since quite a while to find an equivalent - so will definitely put it on my reading list!
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Old 02.03.2017, 12:52
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My fav of her works still The Handmaid's Tale. I'm all for dystopian genre
You do know that this work is not only classified as dystopian in todays political climate e.g.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...le-sales-trump
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Last week I was lucky enough to spend an hour in Waterstones in the UK, managed to get the help of a very helpful (very young) assistant and asked for recommendations on 4 books to bring home, explaining it was my one chance a year to enjoy this experience. After a general chat about what books I had recently enjoyed, and those I had not (Girl on a train, I know it seems everyone else did but I just couldn't engage with it)

I walked out of the shop with:

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (set in Switzerland)
The Muse by Jessie Burton author of The Miniaturist
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all by Jonas Jonasson
Tightrope by Simon Mawer

I will return and report as I read them.

Recently read and enjoyed:

Coffin Road by Peter May
The Winter War by Philip Teir
The leopard by Jo Nesbo
The Son by Jo Nesbo
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Hundred Year Old Man by Jonas Jonasson
Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre, read out of desperation on my kindle as I had run out of other books and this is one OH said I might enjoy.

It is also worth having a look in your local Ökihof or decheterie if they have a book box as ours does, some of my recently read books came out of ours.
Absolutely - read all the female authored ones - but was frankly disappointed with A God in Ruins. Waterstones in London has always been my love and joy when travelling to London (envy you).
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Old 02.03.2017, 13:09
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading S. Dehaene and L. Naccache.
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Old 02.03.2017, 15:25
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I've been trying to get a copy of the book, which has been a vain attempt so far. Admittedly, I have only looked for secondhand one, as I always do. Maybe I should get the new one
I wish I could help but have read it in a different language - no use for you.
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Old 03.03.2017, 10:26
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You do know that this work is not only classified as dystopian in todays political climate e.g.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...le-sales-trump
True enough! And coincidentally, there is going to be a movie based on this book. Can't wait for the cinema version, though I wouldn't want to put high expectation.



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Last week I was lucky enough to spend an hour in Waterstones in the UK, managed to get the help of a very helpful (very young) assistant and asked for recommendations on 4 books to bring home, explaining it was my one chance a year to enjoy this experience. After a general chat about what books I had recently enjoyed, and those I had not (Girl on a train, I know it seems everyone else did but I just couldn't engage with it)

I walked out of the shop with:

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain (set in Switzerland)
The Muse by Jessie Burton author of The Miniaturist
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all by Jonas Jonasson
Tightrope by Simon Mawer

I will return and report as I read them.

Recently read and enjoyed:

Coffin Road by Peter May
The Winter War by Philip Teir
The leopard by Jo Nesbo
The Son by Jo Nesbo
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Hundred Year Old Man by Jonas Jonasson
Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre, read out of desperation on my kindle as I had run out of other books and this is one OH said I might enjoy.

It is also worth having a look in your local Ökihof or decheterie if they have a book box as ours does, some of my recently read books came out of ours.
In my opinion, Hitman Anders is not as good as The Hundred Year Old Man. I also read another Jonasson's book, The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, and that also wasn't as good as The Hundred Year Old. I think I've set a relatively high bar on Jonasson after reading The Hundred Year Old, and just like many other authors who produced bestselling books for their initial works, they barely manage to do the same with their subsequent works.
OOT, just found out that Jonasson is living in Lugano. He's probably reading my comment here in EF, who knows



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Don't worry, I'll keep looking. Probably I'll find one in my native language
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently reading Shadow Warriors of World War 2, by Gordon Thomas, Greg Lewis
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"The wingless Bird" by Catherine Cookson, my first ever book by her (Thanks to the trillion books I got handed down. MERCI again to all the Donators from EF!!) Easy reading material to while away the boring hours, minutes and seconds of my current days.


Also got my teeth into, "The Prestige" by Christopher Priest, apparently been made into a film with one of my fave eye candies, Hugh Jackman
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Old 04.03.2017, 12:07
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Don't worry, I'll keep looking. Probably I'll find one in my native language
If it was popular in your country you have some chances to find one..I remember when everyone was reading "A thousand splendid suns" - was pretty easy to get one...my s-i-l has every novelty.

Don't know what's the hit at the moment, must check out. Probably one of the tons of self-help books, I don't know.
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If it was popular in your country you have some chances to find one..I remember when everyone was reading "A thousand splendid suns" - was pretty easy to get one...my s-i-l has every novelty.

Don't know what's the hit at the moment, must check out. Probably one of the tons of self-help books, I don't know.
Seems everybody is talking about Big Little Lies, not sure because the series was just out.
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