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#121 lauraloves

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

:o You lucky thing! Looks like I'm moving to Cambridgeshire then...


Hehe, I'd love to bump into him one day :D

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

2013 Book 2 - The Woman in Black - Susan Hill

 

Age Rating - 14+

 

Recommendations - The Mist in the Mirror - Susan Hill

                                 The Classic Ghost Stories of M. R. James (UTBGC)

                                 Yaxleys Cat - Robert Westall

 

Synopsis - Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is
not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black –and her terrible purpose.

 

My Thoughts - I did really enjoy this book but i didnt find it all that scary which surprised me as I'm normally a person that gets scared easily. I liked how the story unfolded and things came to light as the book went on. However the only part that disturbed me was the end part with the children which i didnt really like.

 

Rating - 4/5

 

Progress - 3.92%



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

2013 Book 3 - Life of Pi - Yann Martel

 

Age Rating - 14+

 

Recommendations - The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling

                                 Kim - Rudyard Kipling (UTBGC)

                                 House of Spirits - Isabelle Allende (UTBGC)

                                 Love in the Time of Cholera - Garcia Marqez (UTBGC)

 

Synopsis - One boy, one boat, one tiger ...After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.

 

My Thoughts - I really enjoyed this book. Its one of those books that I've always wanted to read but never got around to it. Its a very magical story and i didnt really expect the twist at the end. I really think i should read the book again and i might enjoy it even more the second time around.

 

Rating - 4/5

 

 

Progress - 4.05% Complete



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:21 PM

I had kind of forgotten about this challenge thread! Well in the last few months I have . . .

 

Added to the TBR

87th Precindent Series - Ed McBain (1st Book)

Alex Rider Series - Anthony Horowitz (1st Book)

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison

Atonement - Ian McEwan

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

The Call of the Wind - Jack London

The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

How I live Now - Meg Rosoff

Roxy's Baby - Catherine MacPhail

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13.5 - Sue Townsend

Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

A Tale of Two Cites - Charles Dickens

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells

 

Added to the Wishlist

Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

 

And Read

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

The Woman In Black by Susan Hill

 

I will hopefully read more books this year for this challenge!



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:17 PM

I actually have this book - although I think my copy has a white cover, so I might have a slightly different version - I bought it ages ago for inspiration and to get recommendations, but I never thought to incorporate it into a challenge. Fab idea and one I'd love to join in with if that's okay?



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 11:05 AM

I actually have this book - although I think my copy has a white cover, so I might have a slightly different version - I bought it ages ago for inspiration and to get recommendations, but I never thought to incorporate it into a challenge. Fab idea and one I'd love to join in with if that's okay?

 

 

Yes that's fine haha :) I really need to update this and see where I'm at as I haven't for about a year! Might do that this afternoon :D



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:13 PM

I'm saying these books were read in 2016 as I cant find when I read some of these.

 

2016 Book 1 - Alex Rider Series - Anthony Horowitz

 

​Age Rating - 12+

 

​Recommendations - Chris Ryan Alpha Force - Survival and Rat Catcher (UTBG)

​                                 The Power of Five Series - Ravens Gate - Anthony Horowitz

 

​My Thoughts - I read some of this series but gave up in the end as a lot of the books were similar. I think I'd have enjoyed it more if Id have read it in my teens.

 

​Rating 3/5

 

2016 Book 2 - The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

 

​Age Rating - 16+

 

​Recommendations - Is Heathcliff a Murderer? John Sutherland

​                              Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (UTBG)

 

​My Thoughts - I couldn't really get into this book - it was a little bit too out there for me which is a shame as I really wanted it like it!

 

2016 Book 3 - James Bond Books - Ian Fleming

 

Age Rating - 16+

 

Recommendations - Patriot Games - Tom Clancy

                                  Silverfin - Charlie Higson (UTBG)

                                 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (UTBG)

 

My Thoughts - I'm about halfway through this series and I'm really enjoying it. it is quite dated now but it does transport you back to the James Bond era.



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:24 PM

2016 Book 4 - Just William Series- Richmal Crompton

 

Age Rating - 12+

 

Recommendations - Jennings - Anthony Buckeridge

                                 Down with Skool - Geoffry Willians (UTBG)

                                 Adrian Mole Series (UTBG)

 

My Thoughts - Ive read the first two in the series and I really enjoyed these. It does take you back again to a time ago but very enjoyable and one I'm going to read to my little boy when hes older.

 

2016 Book 5 - 1984 - George Orwell

 

Age Rating - 14+

 

Recommendations - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (UTBG)

                                  The Man in the High Castle - Phillip K. Dick (UTBG)

                                 Keep the Aspidista Flying

 

My Thoughts - This was another book that I struggled with - I just couldn't get into it which was a shame

 

2016 Book 6 - Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend

 

Age Rating - 12+

 

Recommendations - The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

                                  The Queen and I

                                  Falling into Glory

 

M Thoughts - Ive read this book a couple of times and I really have enjoyed it - its so funny and it captures the essence of growing up.

 



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:37 PM

2016 Book 7 - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic- Sophie Kinsella

 

Age Rating - 14+

 

Recommendations - Shopaholic Abroad

                                 Does my Bum Look Big in This? (UTBG)

                                 Bookends

                                 Jemima J (UTBG)

 

My Thoughts - this book was ok - I read it a couple of years back but it was much more appealing to me back then to now!

 

2016 Book 8 - Sherlock Holmes Stories - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Age Rating - 12+

 

Recommendations - PD James Innocent Blood (UTBG)

                                 Inspector Morse Books (UTBG)

                                 A sight for Sore Eyes - Ruth Rendall (UTBG)

                                 Clouds of Witness Lord Peter Wimsey Books (UTBG)

 

My Thoughts - I loved these stories when I read them a couple of years back and I've still got a few more to go - they are brilliant.

 

2016 Book 9 - Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz (a repeat book of the Anthony Horowitz series)



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:43 PM

I've now read 40 books on the list but im only 5.41% complete haha - got a while to go on this!






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