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About bobblybear

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    Too many books!!
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  1. Madeleine's Book Log

    Hmmm, I haven't heard many good things about The Loney. I bought it a few months ago for £0.99 but the negative reviews have been putting me off.
  2. Your Book Activity - October 2017

    I don't need to watch HBO anymore because I ordered the DVD a couple of days ago. I couldn't resist. It should arrive by this weekend, so I'll be watching it for sure! I loved We Have Always Lived In The Castle. Very dark and disturbing.
  3. Anna Begins 2017

    I've added Endurance to my wishlist. Like Gaia, I also have An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth on my TBR pile. Glad you enjoyed it!
  4. On the off chance you revisit this thread, what about The Final Winter: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright? This is virtually identical to what you are looking for....can't say I was blown away by it, but you may like it.
  5. Frankie reads 2017

    I have the first two on my Kindle desperately waiting to be read (along with about 400 others ). A work colleague had Emotional Intelligence on his desk and I skimmed through it; it seemed pretty interesting, full of real-life examples which is what I prefer. I tried reading The Little Friend years ago but couldn't get into it. I still plan to give it another go at some point, because I loved The Secret History and Goldfinch so much. For some reason I thought you had already read She's Come Undone? I thought we 'talked' about it a few years ago, but I could be mistaken!
  6. Stephen King

    Has anyone read his latest, Sleeping Beauties? I'm undecided at the moment and waiting for it to be available from the library.
  7. Ian's reading 2017

    I tried Never Let Me Go a few years ago but never finished it, however I think that was due to time constraints rather than enjoyment. I'd also like to read The Buried Giant but apparently that is very different in style to his usual work.
  8. Little Pixie`s Bookshelf 2017

    I hope you enjoy your purchases. I read this one recently (haven't reviewed it yet), and while it was enjoyable I found it fairly complicated to fully understand.
  9. Anna Begins 2017

    Is this the one where the pages count backwards down to 1?
  10. Your Book Activity - October 2017

    No, not yet. Like you, I have Netflix, but I don't know if we have the option to watch HBO over here in the UK. I saw it for sale on Amazon, but it was nearly £20, so I will wait for it to come down in price. I finished Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie and I was a bit disappointed by it. Not sure what I was expecting, maybe something a bit more fast-paced and exciting? I didn't like the ending either. Never mind! I'm still reading Human Universe by Brian Cox, and have now picked up Almost French by Sarah Turnbull, which is a re-read. I have the day off work today, so hope to get through some more reading.
  11. I know how you feel....I'm in a real slump too! My reading is going well, thank goodness () but the updating of lists and reviews has been so poor. Not sure why, but I just seem to be so short of time lately. If you find a solution, let me know.
  12. Your Book Activity - October 2017

    Hope you enjoy it when you get to it! This is going to be my next read, and my first Agatha Christie novel. I saw the trailer for it recently and it seemed pretty good. Oh no, that's a shame. I bought that recently, after enjoying We Have Always Lived In The Castle so much. Is this the first Shirley Jackson book you have read? I'm reading two books at the moment: Human Universe by Brian Cox Man With A Seagull on His Head by Harriet Page. Both pretty good reads.
  13. Your Book Activity - October 2017

    Thanks. I do feel much better. Big Little Lies was so good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I've just gone through my Amazon Wishlist and bought a few that have come down in price: Foxes Unearthed - Lucy Jones Under A Pole Star - Stef Penney (I got halfway through this but had to return it to the library because someone had reserved it) Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
  14. Stephen King

    The most popular of his books are The Stand and IT, so I would start with those (The Stand is my fave). They are huge books, but so worth it. I'm re-reading Christine now. It's been a long time since I read it, and I'm glad that it's as good as I remember.
  15. Ian's reading 2017

    I read the first in the Amos Decker series, Memory Man. It was ok, but unfortunately quite run-of-the-mill, as these books tend to get after a while.