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  1. A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly

    Read this and loved it.
  2. P G Wodehouse

    Just got the whole set of DVDs of Jeeves and Wooster with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry -yay!!
  3. Funny books

    I have just started reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close but just got sidetracked by a few other books!
  4. He had black eyebrows, silver gold hair, dark blue eyes. I thought, Oh, what a man you are going to be, then remembered that women shouldn't think like this anymore. But perhaps I'm old enough to admit to taking unquenchable pleasure in men. 'There's some museli,' said the future heart-stopper, if you're hungry.' From 'The Queen of the Tambourine' by Jane Gardam.
  5. Funny books

    Thanks alot Acesare. I have just got them out of the library.
  6. Old Filth by Jane Gardam

    I have just finished reading Old Filth by Jane Gardam. A really exccellent book that tells the story of Filth a lawyer in Hong Kong (Filth stands for Failed in London Try Hong Kong). The story unravelled brilliantly, Filth born a Raj orphan, sent home to be educated, his experiences through the second world war and through to old age. I read it in 4 days it was that good!
  7. For me... 1. Last of the Mohicans - I gave up on this it was so dull 2. The Divide by Nichloas Evans - just rubbish and cheesy 3. Faithless by Joyce Carol Oates - short stories that were either really depressing, miserable, disturbing or boring 4. A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve - miserable stuff 5. The Way I Found Her by Rose Tremain - weird and disturbing
  8. "Into thin air" by Jon Krakauer

    I have read both Into Thin Air and Into the Wild and loved both. I red them quite a long time ago though. The guy in Into the Wild was a bit of a nutball wasn't he? I love any books to do with the snow and wildness (anything to do with being in the middle of nowhere) and the hardships involved. If you're into reading this sort of stuff I would definately recommend the following (non-fiction) which I have read in the last three years and really enjoyed: This Cold Heaven - Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Ehrlich The Cruellest Miles by G. and L. Salisbury To the Baltic with Bob by Griff Rhys Jones Other fictional stuff set in the middle of nowhere include: Where the Sea Used to Be by Rick Bass Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey The Seal Wife by Kathryn Harrison The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver True North by Kimberley Kafka The Colour by Rose Tremain
  9. Funny books

    I'm in the mood for reading something hilarious. What books make you laugh out loud?
  10. Ummmm.....top five books (non classics) at the moment are: 1. Haweswater by Sarah Hall 2. The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie 3. Distant Music by Lee Langley 4. Music and Silence by Rose Tremain 5. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  11. Bookmarks or turned down pages or...?

    I generally try and roughly remember where I was in the book..I don't like using bookmarks as they always fall out onto the floor (especially when you're standing up commuting and land in a puddle or something) or get lost in the bedclothes when reading at night! Ohhhh...I hate it when people turn pages down...
  12. Favourite Feline Literature...

    I love cat books!..... I have a few favourites which are kids books and have lovely illustrations. The Patchwork Cat by N Bayley, William Mayne and Nicola Bayley tells the story of Tabby and her patchwork quilt. The Church Mice at Christmas by Graham Oakley tells the story of the church mice Arthur and Humprey planning a Christmas party which they need to raise money for. Their entrepreneurial schemes include raffling off Sampson the church cat and, as usual, everything goes haywire. This has great illustrations. Another I enjoyed when a was a child was Casey by Joyce Stranger... ...and of course one of my other favourites is The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter.