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  1. Book Titles A to Z

    The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed.
  2. Me either, I'm trying to have a relatively pressure-free year of reading, so no challenges for me this year. I hope you enjoy your Round Robin challenge ! I'm not entirely sure myself what the difference is between thrillers, mysteries and detective novels! But a lot of those Dutch ones say 'literary thriller' on the cover, so that's how I know about those. For others I try to see what other people on GoodReads say or what the synopsis says. Generally if it's a police investigator / detective working on a case, I call it a 'detective' (or mystery) and if it's someone not related to or experienced in policework but just a civilian being threated and chased or looking into the case, then I call it a 'thriller'. Generally for me in a detective it's more about solving the case but in a thriller it's also about the main character trying to avoid being killed themselves, if that makes sense? But what I do is probably not how other people would do it, I just do my own thing in my own bookshelves and collection (I have separate shelves for detectives and for thrillers). Indeed murder and mayhem . Ohh I bought that Christmas one at a library sale, it has terrible reviews/ratings on GoodReads, one of them might have been yours . I haven't read it yet, but I have read a few of his thrillers and enjoyed those when I was a teenager. I was a young teenager with my family on holiday in France (with our big tent), I had read all my own books so I decided to have a look at my parents' books (while I was inside the tent looking for something to do), and there I found De Cliƫnt by John Grisham (or The Client as the English original is known). The story spoke to me at the time because one of the characters in the book was a child, so I felt like I could relate a bit. I liked Patricia Cornwell when I was a younger teenager but I haven't read any of her books since, so I don't know if they would still appeal to me. True !
  3. That sounds like an interesting challenge. It would definitely be interesting to see how people would get on . You could well be right by saying it depends on what a person is used to and what their tastes are . Shame about the formulaic-ness. I've only read a short novella-type thing by Minette Walters, so I'm not sure how her novels compare (though I do believe I bought one or two once upon a time!). I haven't read a whole lot of British thrillers, I've read more British mysteries and not a whole lot of those. Back when I was a teenager I read a lot of Robin Cook (US), some John Grisham (US), some Patricia Cornwell (US), and probably some others but I can't remember their names right now (mouldy brain, now that's an.. interesting image ). I started reading Wayward Children 1: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. The book isn't that long (some people have even called it a novella), so maybe I can finish it later today or tomorrow. So far it's interesting .
  4. What's Up in February? - 2018

    Thank you ! I was really glad it was over after 24 hours, I hadn't felt that terrible in a long time. I hope you and Noll feel better soon too .
  5. Heroes of Our Time by DragonForce.
  6. Book Titles A to Z

    Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley.
  7. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Yes, it is! I liked the movie when I saw it (I think I've seen it twice).
  8. Thanks ! Definitely ! It is .
  9. Andrea's reading in 2018

    I read a couple of Enid Blyton's books as as adult - having never read them when I was a child, and I liked them (though, I like a lot of books, so maybe that doesn't say a whole lot!).
  10. Frankie reads 2017

    I hope you will be, I always enjoy seeing you around the forum and talking with you .
  11. That's an interesting statement . When I was a teenager I used to read a lot of American thrillers, but nowadays I read more Dutch (literary) thrillers. Must pick up an American or British thriller or mystery at some point. I also have some Scandinavian ones on my TBR. Wow, that's so nice ! I hope you get to finish the novel soon and that your mojo is coming back .
  12. Hi everyone!

    I've heard good things of I Am Malala, I hope you find both books interesting reads . Agreed!
  13. What's Up in February? - 2018

    Oh no . I hope you feel better soon ! I'm sorry you've been sick so much , I hope you feel better soon ! I've been feeling a lot better so I think what I had a few days ago, was gladly just a 24-thing of feeling dreadful, and is now over (at least, I hope so!).
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