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  1. Hello everybody. I hope you're all well. I was just wondering whether you could recommend some good books for me. They can be old or new, just books that you really love and would recommend to anybody who loves reading. Thank you
  2. Recommendations for me.

    More!! I don't think I'll be reading books, just lists of books. Marvellous, specially as it's cold outside.
  3. Recommendations for me.

    Thank you, Brian. I love a list and a pile, although this does tend to be a understating the case. Lists and piles everywhere is a more accurate description. I've got the book '1001 books to read before you die' but if the lists are different I'm a happy woman.
  4. Recommendations for me.

    Wow, Willoyd! I've just clicked on that and seen hundreds of titles so I don't think I'd ever need another list! I must see how many I've read from your huge range
  5. Recommendations for me.

    Teehee. I know, Willoyd, I'm just greedy. I suppose just the top 10 that people have loved would be a good starting place, but any random thoughts that come to mind help. I'll go and read your blog thread list and thank you very much for answering me.
  6. I've got '1001 books...' and I tend to see what frame of mind I'm in and read accordingly. I order them from the library or buy them secondhand but I know for a fact that age will catch up with me. I've read a very small fraction of them which is a very small consolation but, as someone who lines the walls with books, I know I'll never read half of what I've already got let alone titles that I don't own. A glorious reading mess and I love it.
  7. Reading Lists

    Again, I'm fascinated by how cleverly you all organize your books and reading. I'm chaotic in comparison.
  8. Reading Lists

    Hello everybody. Do you have one reading list on which you keep anything at all that you want to read or do you keep several, with whichever types of book included on each one? Not a particularly elegant sentence but you know what I mean
  9. Reading Lists

    Wow, you're organised, chesilbeach. I'm speechless at all that. Thank you.
  10. Reading Lists

    Thank you Madeleine. I'll have to find LibraryThing for myself.
  11. Reading Lists

    Thank you, Willoyd. Glad there are so many of us addicted
  12. Your Book Activity - February 2018

    I must say I'm not getting very far with it at the moment but I should try a bit harder. Reading a book in school tended to put me off because we had to pull it apart so much and that spoiled the flow of reading for me. Anyway, I'll carry on for a while or hurl it at the cat when she trips me up. Thank you for replying, bobblybear.
  13. Your Book Activity - February 2018

    I've just tried to compile a proper reading list for myself from the stupidly large piles of reading lists I've managed to scribble out over the years so my first book to read is 'Empire of the Sun' by J G Ballard. I've only read a couple of chapters so I've no idea if I'll like it enough to stay the course but I'd like to try because I'm not getting any younger and the lists are getting longer, they have to be controlled or one of us will die.
  14. Hello from the West Country

    Hello! I don't know whether I've been on here before or not, so in case I haven't I thought I'd better introduce myself. I'm Claud and I'm really happy to be on here. Hope you're all well and deep in a good book
  15. Hello from the West Country

    Hello Athena. I read almost anything. I love reading to the point of insanity and I always have about 20 books out of the library at one go, even though I've got hundreds at home. I just love having them around me.
  16. A new reading list 2011

    I would be very grateful if other forum members could suggest some books for me to add to my new reading list. I read anything except chick lit and sci-fi. New and old, fiction and non-fiction, I would love to hear what you've all been reading.
  17. A new reading list 2011

    Thank you Chrissy. I just enjoy finding out what other people have read or are reading. I've got a variety of book lists of my own but I like to see what other people are reading because I know that that will set me off in other directions. I'm open to all sorts of suggestions so the wider the range the merrier.
  18. How many books a week / month / year?

    I'm pretty similar to you in that respect. It's all according how much I have to do during the day and how sleepless I am at night.
  19. Hello. I'm Claudine, I'm 50 and I'm married with two teenagers, a cat and a dog. I live in the countryside, sell secondhand books when I can find good ones, fill my house with bric-a-brac and I'm a full-time carer for my aged uncle. I love the arts in general and books in particular. My favourite activity is curling up with a good book and a glass of whisky.

  20. Hello

    I joined today so hello to eveybody. I'm a 48-year-old mother of two and I sell secondhand books when I get the chance. I like reading, music, cooking and antiques/junk. I live in Somerset and I love the countryside (we moved away from London).
  21. Salman Rushdie novels

    I loved 'Shalimar the Clown'.