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BOOKS READ IN 2017
 
1.  The Letter - Kathryn Hughes 3/5
2.  Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave 5/5

3.  Comfort & Joy - Kristin Hannah 2/5

4.  When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi 4/5

5.  Our Song - Dani Atkins 3/5

6.  Mischling - Affinity Konar 4/5

7.  Hold Back The Stars - Katie Khan 2/5

8.  The Gingerbread Girl - Sheila Newberry 2/5

9.  Gluten Is My Bitch - April Peteveaux 1/5

10. Dawn - Elie Weisel 1/5

11. It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover 4/5

12. Time and Time Again - Ben Elton 5/5

13. After the Bombing - Claire Morrall 2/5

14. The Impossible Knife of Memory - Laurie Halse Anderson 4/5
 
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BOOKS BOUGHT IN 2017

 

January - NONE!!

February  

The Mischling - Affinity Konar 

Gold - Chris Cleave

Mudbound - Hillary Jordan

Drowning Ruth - Christina Schwarz

Winter in Madrid - C.J. Sansom

Before the Storm - Judith Lennox

Midwives - Chris Bohjalain

The Resurrectionist - James Bradley

Island Madness - Tim Binding

Born Survivors - Wendy Holden (N-F)

The Thyroid Diet - Mary J. Shomon (N-F)

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TO BE READ - as of January 2017

 

FICTION

 

Addonia, Sulaiman – The Consequences of Love

Adelaide, Debra – The Household Guide to Dying

Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi – Americannah

Adiche, Chimamanda Ngozi – Half of a Yellow Sun

Ahern, Cecilia – PS I Love You

Allende, Isabel – The Japanese Lover

Allnatt, Judith – The Silk Factory

Atkins, Dani – Our Song

Atwood, Margaret – The Handmaids’s Tale

Avey, Dennis – The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz

 

Baker Kline, Christina – Bird in Hand

Banville, John – The Sea

Barrows, Annie – The Truth According to Us

Barry, Sebastian – A Long Long Way

Barry, Sebastian – The Secret Scripture

Bloom, Amy – Lucky Us

Bohjalian, Chris - Midwives

Boyne, John – Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Boydon, Joseph – Three Day Road

Bradley, James - The Resurrectionist

Breslin, Theresa – Remembrance

Brittain, Vera – Testament of Youth

Brooks, Geraldine – Caleb’s Crossing

Brooks, Geraldine - March

Brooks, Geraldine – People of the Book

Burton, Jessie – The Miniaturist

 

Chamberlain, Diane – Keeper of the Light

Chamberlain, Diane – Kiss River

Chamberlain, Diane – Her Mother’s Shadow

Chamberlain, Diane – The Courage Tree

Chamberlain, Diane – The Shadow Wife

Chamberlain, Mary – The Dressmaker of Dachau

Chambers, Aidan – Postcards from No Mans Land

Chase, Eve – Black Rabbit Hall

Chevalier, Tracy – The Virgin Blue

Clare, Cassandra – City of Fallen Angels

Clare, Cassandra – City of Lost Souls

Cleave, Chris – Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Cleave, Chris - Gold

Coleman, Rowan – Lessons in Laughing Out Loud

Colgan, Jenny – The Christmas Surprise

 

 

Douglas-Home, Mark – The Sea Detective

Douglas-Home, Mark – The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel

Du Maurier, Daphne – The House on the Strand

Du Maurier, Daphne – The King’s General

Du Maurier, Daphne – The Scapegoat

Dunmore, Helen – With Your Crooked Heart

 

Edric, Robert – Field Service

Elton, Ben – The First Casualty

Elton, Ben – Time and Time Again

Elton, Ben – Two Brothers

 

Fallada, Hans – Alone in Berlin

Faulks, Sebastian – A Possible Life

Faulks, Sebastian – The Fatal Englishman

Faulks, Sebastian – Where My Heart Used to Beat

Fenwick, Liz – A Cornish Affair

Fenwick, Liz – The Cornish House

Fforde, Katie – A French Affair

Fitzgerald, Mary – Mist

Fleming, Leah – Mothers and Daughters

Fleming, Leah – The Captains’s Daughter

Fleming, Leah – The Girl Under the Olive Tree

Ford, Ford Madox – Parade’s End

Forster, Margaret – Diary of An Ordinary Woman

Follett, Ken – Fall of Giants

 

Gabaldon, Diana – Outlander

George, Nina – The Little Paris Bookshop

Gerrard, Nicci – The Twilight Hour

Greene, Vanessa – The Beachside Guest House

Greene, Vanessa – Little Pieces of Me

Gregory – Phillippa – The Taming of the Queen

Glaister, Seni – The Museum of Things Left Behind

 

Hannah, Kristin – Between Sisters

Hannah, Kristin – Comfort and Joy

Haas, Eve – The Secrets of the Notebook

Hall, Louisa – The Carriage House

Harrington, Laura – Alice Bliss

Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train

Harris, Joanna – Coastliners

Harris, John – Covenant with Death

Harrison, Sarah – Swan Music

Harrison, Sarah – The Flowers on the Field

Hillenbrand, Laura – Unbroken

Hiraide, Takashi – The Guest Cat

Hislop, Victoria – The Sunrise

Holtby, Winifred – South Riding

Hooper, Emma – Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Howard, Elizabeth James – The Early Years

Hughes, Kathryn - The Letter

 

Jaaskelainen, Pasi Ilmari – Rabbit Back Literature Society

James, Erica – The Hidden Cottage

James, Erica – Songs of the Skylark

Jewell, Lisa – Before I Met You

Jordan, Hillary - Mudbound

 

Kent, Hannah – Burial Rites

King, Stephen – 11.22.63

King, Stephen – The Stand

Konar, Affinity - The Mischling

 

Lansens, Lori – Rush Home Road

LaFaye, Vanessa – Summertime

Lam, Laura – Shadowplay

Lefebure, Molly – Blitz

Lennox, Judith - Before the Storm

Leroy, Margaret – A Brief Affair

Ley, Rosanna – Bay of Secrets

Ley, Rosanna – The Saffron Trail

Lewis, Susan – The Girl Who Came Back

Lotz, Sarah – The Three

 

Mackintosh, Clare – I Let You Go

Madeley, Richard – The Way You Look Tonight

Marquez , Gabriel Garcia – Love in the Time of Cholera

McGinnia, Mindy – Not a Drop to Drink

Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind

Monninger, Joseph – The World As We Know It

Montefiore, Santa – Last Voyage of the Valentina

Montefiore, Santa – Secrets of the Lighthouse

Montefiore, Santa – The Beekeeper’s Daughter

Montefiore, Santa – The House by the Sea

Montefiore, Santa – The Italian Matchmaker

Moriarty, Liane – What Alice Forgot

Morrall, Claire – After the Bombing

Morton, Kate – The Lake House

Moyes, Jojo – The Horse Dancer

Moyes, Jojo – The Ship of Brides

Morrison, Toni – Home

 

Nelson, Jandy – I’ll Give You The Sun

Nemirovsky, Irene – All Our Wordly Goods

Nemirovsky, Irene – Suite Francaise

Norris, Barney – Five Met on a Wooded Plain

North, Freya – The Way Back Home

Newberry, Sheila – The Gingerbread Girl

Ness, Patrick – More Than This

 

Oates, Joyce Carol – Little Bird of Heaven

Oates, Joyce Carol – The Falls

O’Brien, Edna – The Little Red Chairs

O’Neill, Louise – Asking For It

 

Penney, Stef – The Invisible Ones

Piercy, Marge – Gone to Soldiers

 

Radcliffe, Robert – Under an English Heaven

Rakha, Naseem – The Crying Tree

Richman, Alyson – The Velvet Hours

Riley, Lucinda – Hothouse Flowers

Riley, Lucinda – The Girl on the Cliff

Riley, Lucinda – The Italian Girl

Riley, Lucinda – The Seven Sisters

Roberts, Nora – Whiskey Beach

Rodriguez, Deborah – The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Ryan Hyde, Catherine – Second Hand Heart

Rusbridge, Jane – The Devil’s Music

 

Sansom, C.J. - Winter in Madrid

Schwarz, Christina - Drowning Ruth

Sebald, W,G - Austerlitz

Segal, Erich – The Class

Seierstad, Asne – The Bookseller of Kabul

Seksis, Tina – One Step Too Far

Sepetys, Ruth – Out of the Easy

Sepetys, Ruth – Salt to the Sea

Simon, Paullina – The Bronze Horseman

Sparks, Nicholas – The Choice

Steinbeck, John – Cannery Row

Steinbeck, John – East of Eden

Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck, John – The Pearl

Steinbeck, John – The Red Pony

Strout, Elizabeth – Olive Kitteridge

Swan, Karen – The Paris Secret

Swan, Karen – The Perfect Present

Syson, Lydia – Liberty’s Fire

St John Mandel, Emily – Station Eleven

 

Taylor, Lulu – The Winter Folly

Thomas, Scarlett – The Seed Collectors

Tremayne – S.K – The Ice Twins

Trenow, Liz – The Last Telegram

 

Vickers, Sally – Miss Garnet’s Angel

 

Waters, Sarah – The Paying Guests

Walker, Alice – The Color Purple

Wallace, Wendy – The Painted Bridge

Walton, Jo – Among Others

Weaver Eva – The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

Wein, Elizabeth – Code Name Verity

Whitehouse, Lucie – The Bed I Made

White, Karen – The Time Between

Wiesel, Elie – Dawn

Wiesel, Elie – Day

Willaims, Kate – The Edge of the Fall

Winard, Johanna – Ruby’s War

Winthrop Elizabeth H – December

Wiseman, Ellen Marie – The Plum Tree

Wright, Susan Elliot – The Things We Never Said

 

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Angel’s Game

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Prisoner of Heaven

 

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NON-FICTION

 

Balding, Clare – Our Animals and Other Family

Bradshaw, John – In Defence of Dogs

Coren, Stanley – How Dogs Think

Hastings, Max – All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945

Helm, Sarah – If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women.

Holden, Wendy - Born Survivors

Kalinthi, Paul – When Breath Becomes Air

Larson, Erik – Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Peters, Professor Steve – The Chimp Paradox (Kobo)

Peveteaux, April – Gluten Is My Bitch

Ronson, Jon – The Psychopath Test

Shomon, Mary J. - The Thyroid Diet

Skinner, Frank – Frank Skinner

Truss, Lynne – Wats Shoots and Leaves

Wax, Ruby - Frazzled

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A book you read in school

A book from your childhood

A book published over 100 years ago

A book published in the last year - It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover

A non-fiction book

A book written by a male author - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

A book written by a female author

A book by someone who isn’t a writer - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

A book that became/is becoming a film

A book published in the 20th Century

A book set in your hometown/region

A book with someone’s name in the title

A book with a number in the title

A book with a character with your first name - The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

A book someone else recommended to you

A book with over 500 pages - Our Song by Dani Atkins

A book you can finish in a day

A previously banned book

A book with a one-word title - Mischling by Affinity Konar

A book translated from another language

A book that will improve a specific area of your life - Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms by Datis Kharrazian

A memoir or journal

A book written by someone younger than you

A book set somewhere you’ll be visiting this year

An award-winning book

A self-published book

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Welcome to my 2017 reading log. :friends3: I only managed 38 books in 2016 so hoping for a few more this year, I am also endeavouring (again!) to read more from my TBR shelves and to buy much less than last year, I didn't record everything I bought - I will this year  :blush2:  - so I don't have an accurate number but I estimate around 60, quite possibly nearer 70/80! :o  Crazy when I am reading so little. It did make me happy at the time though! :giggle: My TBR is far larger than I am comfortable with, and is starting to make me a little stressed so it is definitely time to start taking it a bit easier.  :smile:

I will make a bold - unreliable :giggle2: - claim that I will not buy any books and will only accept those gifted to me, either in paper form or via gift cards.

 

I have also decided that at some point this year, maybe the Summer, maybe at the end of 2017, that I will have a cull of anything I just don't fancy anymore, i could possibly oust a few now but I will give them a little more time to plead their cases!  :P  :readingtwo:

 

In other aspects of my life I will continue to follow the KonMari methods, I also now have a BuJo (Bullet Journal) which will hopefully help me be more organised, now I am working 3 days a week it is a little harder to stay on top of things! I will still be eating as per the Paleo lifestyle, lots of unprocessed goodness, along with some nice dog walks should keep me healthy.

 

Well, that's me open for 2017, help yourselves to a Paleo cookie  :JC_cookies: and feel free to pop in anytime!  :friends3:

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I am completely with you, book buying makes you feel happy! But we both need to limit, so we can support each other.. and I'll give you some moral support if you decide to cull! :)

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You have a some great books on your list. :D

 

A few favourites of mine:

 

King, Stephen – The Stand

Mackintosh, Clare – I Let You Go

Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind

 

and anything by Diane Chamberlain.

 

Happy reading in 2017. :boogie:

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Horrah...you are open...hello. Just been reading your A-Z of TBR books...michty me...that is a long list. I see a few there I have on my list/pile of TBR too surprise surprise ...lol.

 

They are.....

Diane Chamberlain - all the ones you have listed...

Liz Fenwick - Cornish Affair (do you have this one, as I still have my copy if you want it, read 2016)

Nina George - Paris Bookshop (reading at the moment)

Vanessa Greene - Beachside Guest House - on my TBR shelf

Sarah Harrison - The Flower of the Field I think it is...you have 'on'. I'm sure I read this years and years ago...good one.

Clare Macintosh - I Let You Go - one of my favourites from last year...enjoy.

Montifiour Santa - Secrets of the Lighthouse - on the TBR shelf.

 

I have a book called 'Between Sisters' too but Cathy Kelly.If I get stuck for ideas I know where to come... :giggle2: 

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You have a some great books on your list. :D

 

A few favourites of mine:

 

King, Stephen – The Stand

Mackintosh, Clare – I Let You Go

Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind

 

and anything by Diane Chamberlain.

 

Happy reading in 2017. :boogie:

 

Thanks BB (Hope gorgeous Reuben is well?), I'd love to get to all of those this year, The Stand being one of my Dad's favourites too! Have a great 2017.  :friends3:

Horrah...you are open...hello. Just been reading your A-Z of TBR books...michty me...that is a long list. I see a few there I have on my list/pile of TBR too surprise surprise ...lol.

 

They are.....

Diane Chamberlain - all the ones you have listed...

Liz Fenwick - Cornish Affair (do you have this one, as I still have my copy if you want it, read 2016)

Nina George - Paris Bookshop (reading at the moment)

Vanessa Greene - Beachside Guest House - on my TBR shelf

Sarah Harrison - The Flower of the Field I think it is...you have 'on'. I'm sure I read this years and years ago...good one.

Clare Macintosh - I Let You Go - one of my favourites from last year...enjoy.

Montifiour Santa - Secrets of the Lighthouse - on the TBR shelf.

 

I have a book called 'Between Sisters' too but Cathy Kelly.If I get stuck for ideas I know where to come... :giggle2: 

Thanks Diane, I do have A Cornish Affair, all the books on my TBR are warm and cosy on my bookshelves patiently waiting their turns.  :smile: How are you enjoying The Little Paris Bookshop, My Mum enjoyed it but said she found it a little slow at times? I don't mind slow if the writing is good. :)

Have a fab 2017, see you around!  :friends3:

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Good luck on reducing that TBR this year! :smile2:

 

I can thoroughly recommend culling a big TBR every now and again - I've done it a couple of times, and never got rid of many, but it helped knowing I'd got shot of the few I knew I'd changed my mind about reading and was never going to get to them. :yes:

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Happy reading in 2017, chalie! :friends3:   Very happy to see the new log here! We did pretty much the same number of buying last year, and about the same number of reading... Let's try and switch gear this year and read more than acquire! Presents and book swaps are of course fine :smile2:

 

Do you think you'll be trying the Book Jar again this year? I still have mine but have not tried it once!  :doh:   I hope I make more use of it this year. 

 

Barrows, Annie – The Truth According to Us this is also on my TBR, I really, really hope to like it! 

 

 

Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel 
Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train 
Jaaskelainen, Pasi Ilmari – Rabbit Back Literature Society

King, Stephen – The Stand 
Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind 
Segal, Erich – The Class

 

 

^  These are all wonderful reads in their own way :smile2:The Stand and Gone with the Wind are huuuuge books, but once you get going, you can't put them down. That is, if you enjoy them :D They'll just basically read themselves and you'll be sorry to see them end so soon! :blush: 

 

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Thanks BB (Hope gorgeous Reuben is well?), I'd love to get to all of those this year, The Stand being one of my Dad's favourites too! Have a great 2017.  :friends3:

 

Thanks, chaliepud! Reuben is perfect. :wub:  Hope your doggies are well!

 

Oh, I can't wait until you read The Stand. It's a long book but it hooks you in from page one! :yes:

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I'm glad you decided to make a 2017 reading log :).

 

Out of your TBR I really enjoyed Diane Chamberlain - The Shadow Wife and Stephen King - The Stand. A few others are also on my TBR.

 

I agree about the book buying, it makes me happy too. Good luck in trying to buy less, I'm going to try the same.

 

I wish you very happy reading in 2017!!

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Good luck on reducing that TBR this year! :smile2:

 

I can thoroughly recommend culling a big TBR every now and again - I've done it a couple of times, and never got rid of many, but it helped knowing I'd got shot of the few I knew I'd changed my mind about reading and was never going to get to them. :yes:

 

Thanks Claire! I'm fairly determined and I've managed a week already, baby steps!! :blush2:  Didn't you do this a couple of years ago? I remember us all being inspired at the time. The hardest time will be when there are new releases of books I definitely want to read, like Claire Fuller's new book at the end of the month! Maybe I can wait till Mother's Day! :present:

 

I will definitely have a cull, my only concern is that some of the books that I would want to cull are books friends have given me (not from wish lists), so I would feel bad about that!  :blush2:

 

Anyhow, happy 2017, see you around the board!  :friends3:

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Thanks, chaliepud! Reuben is perfect. :wub:  Hope your doggies are well!

 

Oh, I can't wait until you read The Stand. It's a long book but it hooks you in from page one! :yes:

My doggies are great, Jojo her usual nutty self though slowly starting to calm down a little with age (3.5!!), unfortunately we haven't done any agility for a while as she damaged her leg/back and we had to wait ages to see a specialist, we went at the end of December and it isn't severe but it may be enough to stop her doing it, we will have to wait and see, looks like a nerve that is affected and agility could prove just too much. The specialist did suggest we do it slower, just for fun, I felt a bit bad laughing at him, Jojo doesn't do anything slowly!!!  :giggle2:  :giggle2:  :giggle2: Obi is doing so well, he was 13 in October and still enjoying his walks (slower!) and getting up the stairs, long may it continue! :wub:

 

It looks like 2017 MUST be the year for The Stand, too many recommendations to ignore!!!! :)

 

I'm glad you decided to make a 2017 reading log :).

 

Out of your TBR I really enjoyed Diane Chamberlain - The Shadow Wife and Stephen King - The Stand. A few others are also on my TBR.

 

I agree about the book buying, it makes me happy too. Good luck in trying to buy less, I'm going to try the same.

 

I wish you very happy reading in 2017!!

Thanks Gaia, I am feeling positive that I will enjoy my reading in 2017, without the stresses of an increasing TBR pile, I am not too concerned with how many books I read, more that I am enjoying what I do read.  :readingtwo: I will try another DC in the next few months, I just read too many in one period of time and got a little bored of her, sorry DC! :D

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Happy reading in 2017, chalie! :friends3:   Very happy to see the new log here! We did pretty much the same number of buying last year, and about the same number of reading... Let's try and switch gear this year and read more than acquire! Presents and book swaps are of course fine :smile2:

 

Do you think you'll be trying the Book Jar again this year? I still have mine but have not tried it once!  :doh:   I hope I make more use of it this year. 

 

Barrows, Annie – The Truth According to Us this is also on my TBR, I really, really hope to like it! 

 

 

Du Maurier, Daphne – My Cousin Rachel 

Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train 

Jaaskelainen, Pasi Ilmari – Rabbit Back Literature Society

King, Stephen – The Stand 

Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind 

Segal, Erich – The Class

 

 

^  These are all wonderful reads in their own way :smile2:The Stand and Gone with the Wind are huuuuge books, but once you get going, you can't put them down. That is, if you enjoy them :D They'll just basically read themselves and you'll be sorry to see them end so soon! :blush:

Thanks frankie, for your good wishes and your recommendations! :friends3: The Class was one you sent me aaaages ago so I really want to get to that this year! The Stand is a definite, so many positive recommendations, my Dad, you, Gaia, BB! I'd like to get to Gone with the Wind too, I've not seen the film so will be going into it pretty blind! :)

 

I'm sure I will dip into the book box at some point, although it hasn't been updated for months, it would be good when I want to clear some of the longer standing members of my bookshelf!  :D

 

I'm not sure about The Girl on the Train, I tend to avoid over hyped books, this was given to me by a close friend who raved about it so I feel I should give it a go to see if I agree with the hype!!! :)

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Thanks Diane, I do have A Cornish Affair, all the books on my TBR are warm and cosy on my bookshelves patiently waiting their turns.  :smile: How are you enjoying The Little Paris Bookshop, My Mum enjoyed it but said she found it a little slow at times? I don't mind slow if the writing is good. :)

Have a fab 2017, see you around!  :friends3:

Well, if I'm honest I started it last year and kept abandoning it. I did tick it off as read last year for my Goodreads, but I haven't actually finished it yet. I do agree with your mum, enjoying it but is a bit slow. I need to stick with it and get it finished though...hate not finishing a book :blush2: 

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My doggies are great, Jojo her usual nutty self though slowly starting to calm down a little with age (3.5!!), unfortunately we haven't done any agility for a while as she damaged her leg/back and we had to wait ages to see a specialist, we went at the end of December and it isn't severe but it may be enough to stop her doing it, we will have to wait and see, looks like a nerve that is affected and agility could prove just too much. The specialist did suggest we do it slower, just for fun, I felt a bit bad laughing at him, Jojo doesn't do anything slowly!!!  :giggle2:  :giggle2:  :giggle2: Obi is doing so well, he was 13 in October and still enjoying his walks (slower!) and getting up the stairs, long may it continue! :wub:

Sorry to hear about Jojo. It's difficult when they have an injury - they still want to run around and play anyway! Hopefully time will heal it....I don't know if I've ever seen a dog doing agility slowly! :giggle:

 

13 is a very good age. Our previous dog was 13 - unfortunately he had cancer, but aside from the signs of that (which were very sudden) he seemed fit as anything (though he was deaf, the poor thing) and still loved his twice daily walk. They still love their walks, at any age I think. :D

 

It looks like 2017 MUST be the year for The Stand, too many recommendations to ignore!!!! :)

Oh, I so hope you read it this year. I'd love to be able to experience it all for the first time. :D

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My doggies are great, Jojo her usual nutty self though slowly starting to calm down a little with age (3.5!!), unfortunately we haven't done any agility for a while as she damaged her leg/back and we had to wait ages to see a specialist, we went at the end of December and it isn't severe but it may be enough to stop her doing it, we will have to wait and see, looks like a nerve that is affected and agility could prove just too much. The specialist did suggest we do it slower, just for fun, I felt a bit bad laughing at him, Jojo doesn't do anything slowly!!!  :giggle2:  :giggle2:  :giggle2: Obi is doing so well, he was 13 in October and still enjoying his walks (slower!) and getting up the stairs, long may it continue! :wub:

I'm sorry to hear about Jojo's injury. I'm glad both of your dogs are doing well otherwise though :).

 

Thanks Gaia, I am feeling positive that I will enjoy my reading in 2017, without the stresses of an increasing TBR pile, I am not too concerned with how many books I read, more that I am enjoying what I do read.  :readingtwo: I will try another DC in the next few months, I just read too many in one period of time and got a little bored of her, sorry DC! :D

That makes sense, if I read a lot by one author in too short a time period, I want to not-read them for a while as well (I call it 'author burnout'). Maybe in a few months :).

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Happy reading in 2017 and good luck with your reading/culling/no-purchases goals :D

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A slow dog agility routine would be interesting, glad your older doggie is doing OK though.

 

I found Little Paris Bookshop a bit slow as well.

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Happy Reading in 2017. :)

 

Thanks Pixie. :)

Well, if I'm honest I started it last year and kept abandoning it. I did tick it off as read last year for my Goodreads, but I haven't actually finished it yes. I do agree with your mum, enjoying it but is a bit slow. I need to stick with it and get it finished though...hate not finishing a book :blush2: 

Hmm, I won't rush to read it then, although I have no problem with abandoning books! :D

 

Sorry to hear about Jojo. It's difficult when they have an injury - they still want to run around and play anyway! Hopefully time will heal it....I don't know if I've ever seen a dog doing agility slowly! :giggle:

 

13 is a very good age. Our previous dog was 13 - unfortunately he had cancer, but aside from the signs of that (which were very sudden) he seemed fit as anything (though he was deaf, the poor thing) and still loved his twice daily walk. They still love their walks, at any age I think. :D

 

Oh, I so hope you read it this year. I'd love to be able to experience it all for the first time. :D

 

Obi has had a large lump on his neck for over a year now, it was huge at one point and then halved. He is fine in himself and we haven't had it tested, he finds the Vets incredibly stressful (and the Vets are pretty scared of him too!) plus we are unable to put him under anaesthetic as he has had to be resuscitated twice during operations! :( He is very happy as he is so we will let nature take its course, I don't think he is ready to shuffle of just yet! :D

 

I'm sorry to hear about Jojo's injury. I'm glad both of your dogs are doing well otherwise though :).

 

 

That makes sense, if I read a lot by one author in too short a time period, I want to not-read them for a while as well (I call it 'author burnout'). Maybe in a few months :).

 

Author burnout sums it up really well Gaia! :)

Happy reading in 2017 and good luck with your reading/culling/no-purchases goals :D

Thanks Noll, happy 2017 to you too.  :smile:  :readingtwo:  :smile:

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A slow dog agility routine would be interesting, glad your older doggie is doing OK though.

 

I found Little Paris Bookshop a bit slow as well.

There are some dog who take it at a slower pace but they cannot compete with the faster dogs as a rule. Jojo is crazy fast though and over extends when jumpings which we think has caused the problem, we will give physio a go then maybe I'll send her oven some jumps and through the weaves in the garden and see how she goes! :)

 

Definitely avoiding Little Paris Bookshop for a while! :D

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I must step in and wish you a happy reading year!

 

Gone With the Wind is my favorite book :) I've read it four times!

 

You also might want to read Primo Levi's book about surviving Auschwitz, if you haven't yet. He's often used in contrast to Elie Wiesel.

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My doggies are great, Jojo her usual nutty self though slowly starting to calm down a little with age (3.5!!), unfortunately we haven't done any agility for a while as she damaged her leg/back and we had to wait ages to see a specialist, we went at the end of December and it isn't severe but it may be enough to stop her doing it, we will have to wait and see, looks like a nerve that is affected and agility could prove just too much. The specialist did suggest we do it slower, just for fun, I felt a bit bad laughing at him, Jojo doesn't do anything slowly!!!    Obi is doing so well, he was 13 in October and still enjoying his walks (slower!) and getting up the stairs, long may it continue! 

 

I can't believe Jojo's already 3½ years old!! :o Where has all that time gone? I'm sorry about her leg/back :(  I'm sure she'd love nothing better than to just continue running and doing agility and she's wondering why her Mommy won't let her! :unsure:  Many cuddles to her from me :smile2: 

 

And many cuddles to Obi! :wub: Long live Obi!  :alc: 

 

Thanks frankie, for your good wishes and your recommendations!  The Class was one you sent me aaaages ago so I really want to get to that this year! The Stand is a definite, so many positive recommendations, my Dad, you, Gaia, BB! I'd like to get to Gone with the Wind too, I've not seen the film so will be going into it pretty blind! 

 

I remember it's the copy I sent you, but I didn't want to mention it because that would probably remind you of the copy of Human Traces you sent me and the fact that I've still not read it yet :blush:  :lol: Once you read yours, I'm bound to feel I need to read mine... :D 

 

I'd never watched GwtW, either, so I read the book without any detailed idea of what it was about! And it worked just fine. It was really great! :smile2: I dare say you'll like it, too! 

 

I'm sure I will dip into the book box at some point, although it hasn't been updated for months, it would be good when I want to clear some of the longer standing members of my bookshelf!  

 The updating the Book Box is so annoying :D I never once updated it last year, and I did buy over 80 titles... :blush: Luckily I got a printer off my friend at the end of last year and I printed out all my TBR titles and so that did the trick. I never would've done it if I had had to write all the titles down! 

 

I'm not sure about The Girl on the Train, I tend to avoid over hyped books, this was given to me by a close friend who raved about it so I feel I should give it a go to see if I agree with the hype!!! 

 

Ah, okay... Try to forget about the hype and just jump in, if and when you feel like it. If it's not your thing, then it's not your thing :) We can't all like the same books, time after time! :) 

 

 He is very happy as he is so we will let nature take its course, I don't think he is ready to shuffle of just yet! 

 

:cool: Obi so cool :wub: 

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