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Everything posted by Hayley

  1. Read-a-thon 2020

    I will be joining in! I’m planning to read some short stories, possibly finally get round to reading The Wind in the Willows
  2. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The whole First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie is 99p on kindle today (all three books together for 99p).
  3. Ha! I love this. This sounds like a reality TV show Five Children and Nit by E. Nesbit
  4. Charles Dickens

    I've actually never read The Pickwick Papers all the way through, I've only ever read some of the parts separately (you probably already know but the Pickwick Papers were originally published as connected stories in monthly parts). I really need to read it properly! If someone asked me which novel they should read first I'd probably say Hard Times or Oliver Twist, just because I remember those as being the easiest and quickest to read, out of the ones I've read, but I don't think you can go wrong with any starting point really.
  5. Adding Good Morning, Midnight to my to-read list!
  6. Thanks, I was going to try to find this. I will still give it a try, hopefully I fall into the category of people who love it!
  7. What an unlucky run of books! I hope your next one is better. What was the first Matt Haig book you read? I have The Humans on my 'to be read' list. I'm (still, from April) reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I'd put it down for a while because I didn't feel like reading but I found it surprisingly easy to pick back up. For such a detailed novel the story is very easy to follow. I still have a few final chapters of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters to go too.
  8. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield is 99p on kindle today. I can't recommend it enough, one of the best books I read last year!
  9. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The first five Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher are 99p on kindle 'for a limited time'.
  10. Hi, I'm sorry I can't help but my copy isn't Penguin. I assume this is for school/university and I know it's particularly stressful at the moment, trying to find sources when all the libraries etc. are closed. Is there no way you can find what you need in a different edition?
  11. Raven's Reads

    Adding to my 'to read' list!
  12. That sounds like an amazing job! What book was that?
  13. You are now cursed with the job that the main character had in the last book you read. What is that job? (I'd love to attribute this idea properly but the best I can do is it was posted by The Digital Reader, probably on facebook but possibly Instagram?) I'm a female detective in London, 1863 (pretty happy about that to be honest )
  14. Read-a-thon 2020

    Oooh I nearly forgot! I haven’t picked Wyrd Sisters back up for a while so I think I’ll try to finish that this weekend . Happy reading everyone!
  15. Andrea in 2020

    Happy reading Andrea! I'm glad you found a new job so quickly and that they're dealing with working from home well! What a start to 2020 for you! I've looked at Slade House before and thought it sounded really good, but potentially quite weird? I look forward to seeing your review of that one, it might help me decide if I want to buy it .
  16. Hello, this is Fran. I just joined!

    Hi Fran, welcome to the forum! I love Terry Pratchett too, the Discworld books are the ones I always turn to when things are stressful. I also have The Wind in the Willows on my shelf, I hope you enjoy it!
  17. I'm sorry you lost your original post, that's so annoying! I thought your new post was perfectly eloquent though Since you're staying in the same city maybe you could ask your parents if you could store a few boxes of things like books and dvds in the attic of the bakery still? Then if you've been in your new house for a while without needing those things you might feel more comfortable about getting rid of them (but if you decide you do want some of those things to hand in your new house, you can find a place for them when most of your things are already in and it's a bit less stressful). My moving experience was very different to yours, because I moved to a little one bed apartment that was mainly furnished already. The biggest things I had to take were kitchen appliances. Because I didn't need a van though I just took absolute essentials at first, leaving most of my things at my family home, and then every time I visited my family I took a little bit more back with me. Two years later I moved back to my family home (for a good reason, I got into a really lovely university in my home city to do my masters degree) and that was actually harder than the original move! My one practical piece of advice would be to mix your books with lighter things in the boxes. So, for example, take a box that is half books and half pillows. Because a whole box of books is ridiculously heavy, but you don't want to waste box space either .
  18. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is free for the next 6 days through NetGalley. You do need an account but it’s free to set up. I’d like to give you a link but I can’t actually get it to load right now... either my internet is being rubbish or everyone is trying to get on netgalley because Neil Gaiman just tweeted about it!
  19. The Gaming Box

    I know that a few people at least on here play video games, and although there is a thread for favourite games, I thought it might be fun to have a more general discussion area. So... for a start, since we're all book lovers here, what about games with a literary theme? I know there's a pc game based on Terry Pratchett's discworld novels called 'discworld noir' (which I own but can't get to run... still waiting on boyfriend to fix it!) Today I tried 'Alice the madness returns' on xbox, which is based on Alice in wonderland, but has a freaky twist to it (at the beginning I thought a little too freaky but it got better). It's very good so far though, I love finding all the links to the book, it's very cleverly done. I also just found out that Terry Pratchett's daughter is behind writing the upcoming tomb raider game, which I already thought looked like it had a really interesting story line. Does anybody know of any more? And what do you think of books as games? (feel free to throw in any other game related topics by the way! )
  20. The Gaming Box

    Yeah, actually I take the 'not frustrating' part back because sometimes, if something goes a bit wrong, it gets really confusing! I haven't played Final Fantasy XV but it did look good, I'm glad you're enjoying it! Do you think it's as good as the other Final Fantasy games you've played?
  21. These are pretty good curses so far
  22. Hello, I am new.

    Hi, welcome to the forum! Do you have any particular favourite books?
  23. The Gaming Box

    I quite like sweet and simple graphics, going to have a look at this one . I'm very tempted by Animal Crossing on the Switch actually. I've heard really good things about it. I've been playing Lego Harry Potter, which has been great because it's really light hearted and quite funny as well as having lots of puzzles and collectibles that aren't difficult enough to be really frustrating, but still make you think.
  24. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I suppose that was kind of a good surprise? Another free one I noticed on twitter today, Deadly Prospects by Clio Gray. Not sure if this one's international, it didn't say.
  25. Hi Taurus, I noticed you made a similar request before and just wondered if you've seen the replies to that thread?