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bookmonkey

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  1. Things in books that annoy you

    No, they were in English, just not grammatically correct.
  2. 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.
  3. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Only available in the UK. I like Peter May's books.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Walk of Life - Dire Straits
  8. 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.
  9. Finished The Princeling by Cynthia Harrold-Eagles and now re-reading Exit Music by Ian Rankin.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Things in books that annoy you

    I'm reading a library book at the moment where someone has corrected the grammar/spelling in places. The writing in the book is bad enough, but also, so far, the corrections are unnecessary as the grammar is not incorrect!!!
  14. Athena's Reading List 2017

    I love organising my books. You make me want to redo mine, even though I only moved a few months ago, so they definitely don't need it.
  15. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

    I'm always on the lookout for new crime series'. I'm adding this to my list.
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