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  1. Your Book Activity - December 2017

    Currently reading Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. Sent my daughter to the library for me last week when I was sick and she came back with this (and a few others). She chose well.
  2. What’s Up in November 2017

    That's great he won the award. I think cleaners are very important in any organisation. I always make sure to thank the cleaners when I see them at work and often if I'm at the mall or somewhere like that. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but here in New Zealand they usually get minimum wage, and I think they really should get a lot more than that.
  3. Madeleine's Book Log

    I've added The Summer Queen to my list. I've just got into reading historical fiction, so I'm always looking for suggestions.
  4. Things in books that annoy you

    No, they were in English, just not grammatically correct.
  5. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I think we use AUS. I don't go on Amazon much. Their shipping down here is horrendous. I have the kindle app on my phone, but hardly use it.
  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Only available in the UK. I like Peter May's books.
  7. Has anyone read...?

    Thanks for that Michelle. I've just about finished Red Dragon and am in two minds whether to read Hannibal. I can't decide at this point if I liked Red Dragon or not.
  8. Has anyone read...?

    Thanks Ian and Madeleine. It really does read as if there should be another before it. I'll finish it and then decide if I'm going to read the others. I watched the TV programme a few years ago, so I keep picturing the actors off that. I haven't seen the movie, I was 8 or 9 when it came out.
  9. Has anyone read...?

    Has anyone read the Hannibal Lecter books by Robert Harris. I thought it would make sense to read them in chronological order, but I started reading Red Dragon last night and it seems that I should have read Hannibal first. I may be wrong, but it really reads like the second in the series and has a lot of references to Lecter which make it confusing, even though Red Dragon was written 7 years before Hannibal.
  10. Walk of Life - Dire Straits
  11. How many books have you read this year?

    40 so far. I've never counted how many books I read before, so I don't know how it compares.
  12. Finished The Princeling by Cynthia Harrold-Eagles and now re-reading Exit Music by Ian Rankin.
  13. Headaches when reading?

    The last time I got new glasses I had problems with them. The optician said they were the correct prescription. I insisted they recheck and when they did they found the optician and written two numbers on the prescription backwards. I've had glasses since I was 3, so I knew the problems I had weren't just adjusting to a new prescription. It might be worth getting the prescription checked. Good lighting when reading as shirley mentioned really helps too.
  14. Things in books that annoy you

    Dan Brown is bad for this. I gave up reading his books because as soon as a woman was introduced you knew the main character was going to end up in bed with her.
  15. Finished Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier this morning. Definitely a 6 star read. Off to the library later to see if they've got anymore of he