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About bobblybear

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    Too many books!!
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  1. That's my favourite book of The Dark Tower series. Last night I finished Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I really shouldn't fall for the subtitled blurb: "The Most Exciting and Mind-Blowing Thriller You'll Read This Year". Thought it was silly and pretty poorly written. Now I'm reading What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro, which is about body-language. I'm still trying to decide on my next fiction read.
  2. First line of current book - 2017

    The whole book was very good. I finished it yesterday and it was one of the highlights of the year for me.
  3. Noll's Reading Log 2017

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has gone onto my wishlist. I'm not a great socialiser either, so maybe I can relate to it as well.
  4. First line of current book - 2017

    Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops and the quiet, abiding air of earned grace, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her, perhaps because the other American cities she knew well had all smelled distinctly. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. Lily's Library

    I have owned Foucault's Pendulum for probably close to 20 years but have always been too daunted by it's size and reputation to pick it up. After your review, I'm still not sure if I should read it anytime soon. Sounds a bit heavy going.
  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The three books in the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman are £0.99 each today on Kindle. I've bought them, as I've been waiting for the price to come down for a while now.
  7. Sometimes 250 pages can seem like Mount Everest these days. Guns, Germs and Steel is a very good read. Unfortunately, I never ended up finishing it. I read about 3/4's (maybe more), put it aside to read a fiction book, and just couldn't remember what I'd read when I picked it up again. I think I preferred The Rise and Fall of The Third Chimpanzee which I intend to re-read in the near future.
  8. September already.....the months are just flying by! I finished The Catcher in the Rye. I enjoyed it but I wouldn't say I loved it. Now reading The Whites by Richard Price which is pretty gritty and harsh. Good though!!
  9. Eds reading list 2017

    Hi Eds....welcome to the forum. I read American Psycho many many years ago but didn't enjoy it. However, I bought it a couple of months ago as it was only £0.99 for Kindle. I've yet to read it again....not sure if my opinion will have changed though!
  10. No, but I also have Into The Wild on my Kindle, and I've seen the movie that was based on the book. Very good film....I just need to find the time to read the book!
  11. I loved The Goldfinch...glad to hear you are enjoying it, and I hope your mojo returns full force soon! Thanks for letting me know. I won't rush to read it then, given that I have so many others to read! Welcome back, Anna! I have Into Thin Air on my Kindle, waiting to be read. Have you read about all the bodies that have been left on Everest? Also, there is footage on YouTube of the moment they found George Mallory's body....that was pretty eerie. I'm reading The Lost City of Z at the moment, which is so fascinating. It's about the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who went missing in the Amazon jungle while looking for evidence of an ancient civilisation. Brilliant stuff. I went to the library today and borrowed the following: The Catcher In The Rye - JD Salinger The Whites - Richard Price Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Corner - David Simon and Ed Burns I've discovered the Top Ten series of articles on The Guardian and have been going through all the comments and adding book after book to my wishlist (hence the trip to the library). Well worth a look if you want to add to your TBR pile.
  12. I keep seeing this at the library and can't decide whether to give it a go! I'm now reading We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson. I'm intrigued so far.
  13. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Three Karin Slaughter books are the Kindle Daily Deal for £0.99 each.
  14. I'm reading two books at the moment. The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett which falls under neuropsychology. And for a lighter touch, I'm also reading After You by Jojo Moyes. I'm still drastically behind on reviews...I have no idea what is going on but I just find it hard to motivate myself to write them. I'm still reading though, so that's the main thing I guess!
  15. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Oh brilliant! I've checked, and I already have about 4 of them, so have bought the ones I didn't have. Such a bargain considering how big those books are!