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About bobblybear

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    Too many books!!
  • Birthday 02/06/1976

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    The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
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  1. A Book blog, 2019 by Books do Furnish a Room

    The Jeanette Winterson book sounds very interesting. I have added it to my wishlist.
  2. I finished The Salt Path (which annoyed me in parts - more of that when I get around to writing a review), and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (loved this one). Now I'm listening to Roots by Alex Haley, while reading The Reality Dysfunction (by Peter F Hamilton) and With The End In Mind (by Kathryn Mannix). I've also started listening to Jaws by Peter Benchley. It's good, and I'm listening with my husband who doesn't read at all. He loves the movie so he's enjoying it.
  3. Brian's Book Log - Ongoing

    I read a book on the Dyatlov Pass Incident last year. The one I read was by Alan Baker, and it was a chore. He too focused heavily on the alien theory, and while I don't remember that much about it, I recall it getting pretty silly.
  4. I thought it was average, and so haven't bothered with the sequels. I much preferred The Casual Vacancy. Different genre though. I'm listening to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, which I am loving. The narration is superb and really brings the characters and story to life. This is probably my favourite audiobook so far. I'm also still reading The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton (seems to have picked up the pace after sagging a bit in the middle) and The Salt Path by Raynor Winn.
  5. Bobblybear's Book List - 2019

    Yes, ok to post. Happy reading year to you too.
  6. Willoyd's Reading 2018

    Great review! Wilding sounds like something I would enjoy, so I have added it to my wishlist.
  7. Horror Recommendations

    Dark Matter by Michelle Paver is one of the creepiest books I have read. What about The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson? That one has received a lot of attention, what with the recent Netflix series.
  8. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    It could have been timing or mood, sometimes it's just not the 'right' time to read a book. I've had this with a few books, where I have tried them but couldn't get into them. Then a few years later, I will pick them up again and it really grabs me this time. Those books are right up my alley, so I will definitely be giving them another go.
  9. Athena's Reading List 2019

    Have a great reading year in 2019, Athena!
  10. Frankie reads 2019

    Have a great reading year in 2019, Frankie!
  11. Self Help Books

    Same here. I assumed I must be missing something as it has been so highly reviewed and recommended. I still have it on my bookshelf to re-read in the hopes that I will 'get it'.
  12. Chrissy's Reading 2019

    I read The Passage a few years ago, and while I enjoyed it, it didn't fully grab me. Last year (or maybe the year before) the trilogy was for sale on Kindle for £0.99 each. I've bought them, as I figured I will give it another go (I only read the first one). You review makes me want to read the series sooner rather than later.
  13. Still reading The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton. It's a bit heavy going, so last night I picked up Silence of the Lambs which I'm devouring. I'm also listening to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, which is very enjoyable.
  14. Ian's reading 2019

    Have a great reading year in 2019, Ian.
  15. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    Have you read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver? It was so creepy and atmospheric...one of the best 'horror' stories I've read. Have a great reading year in 2019.