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  2. Read-a-thon 2020

    Happy reading to you too Marie! I hope you enjoy finishing off Misery, Karen! Awww, I'm so sorry about your refridgerator being broken . I'm really liking it so far! It's middle-grade fantasy, book 1 in the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. There are 5 books in total, I have the box set. I hope you enjoy(ed) finishing off The House Without Windows . Yesterday I read 3 chapters of Fablehaven (1) (62 pages). I also read Volume 3 and Volume 4 of Komi Can't Communicate by Tomohito Oda (two manga volumes). I then read Alone by Christophe Chabouté, a graphic novel. Lastly I read Thornhill by Pam Smy, which is part graphic novel and part prose ('text'book). Hopefully I can do a bit more reading today. We're having a heatwave here, it's 37 °C today and it's too hot for most things (including packing for the upcoming move less than 2 weeks away). I didn't sleep that well because of the heat, I woke up at 3 in the morning with a headache. I managed to get a bit more sleep after 4 (I took a painkiller), but I'm still having a headache unfortunately. Last night we heard some bad news, my grandfather fell off a 'rung ladder' and broke his heel bone . Happy reading everyone!
  3. I read this book a few years ago too and I really liked it as well. Happy (re)reading !
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  5. The Last Film You Saw - 2020

    Dreadful film, as was The Last Jedi. I quite liked The Force Awakens; it reinvigorated the franchise after the kack-handed prequels, but the last two films just didn't hang together, either story wise or emotionally.
  6. Read-a-thon 2020

    Thanks Gaia, you too! Fablehaven is such a lovely name for a book, I'm going to look it up now Is it good?? I've only heard of it but it sounds very intense! Oh no! On the hottest possible day too! I hope you can get a new one delivered quickly! It's good that you still managed to get a couple of hours of reading in, hopefully that was a bit relaxing after your dramatic morning. I read most of The House Without Windows today, I think I have about 50 pages left so I should finish that tomorrow. Or possibly tonight if it's too hot to sleep anyway!
  7. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bill-Coo-Mazo-Roche-ebook/dp/B07R7G26XQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=bill+and+coo+mazzo+de+la+roche&qid=1596831120&sr=8-1-fkmr0 This one Chrissy? (I know we're getting an error message when you paste a link at the moment but they do actually seem to be working regardless!)
  8. Current reading Hamnet - Maggie O’Farrell 2% (for some reason I just start to read at bedtime, but after a couple of pages, and I just getting sleepy 😑) Don't Tell Alfred - Nancy Mitford 50ish%. This is a slog, and I loathe almost every character in the book! The last of Mitford’s novels, and the least enjoyable one too . A World Without Us - Alan Weisman Started this book in (I think) 2015, but I have now be re-reading. And so far in the first chapter, I can’t remember a single things of it! . But I’m really enjoying it!
  9. How many books have you read this year?

    Only about 17 books really......and 50ish manga/graphic novels.
  10. Read-a-thon 2020

    Managed a couple of hours this afternoon, so didn’t manage to read as much as hoped. My refrigerator packed up this morning, so spend the time decanting the food to freezer/neighbours fridge!
  11. How many books have you read this year?

    Only about 20, would probably be around 30 if I'd still been commuting but only reading in the evening now so it has seriously dropped. Worse problems to have I know, but very behind with some of my series now!
  12. How many books have you read this year?

    I am currently on 43 books with 16 behind schedule. I seem to have read almost the same amount of books in the last month or so (7) than I have between end of March and beginning of July (10) But it is definitely picking up again. Read some great books recently.
  13. Apparently (at least, so she told me) it all happened because her best friend Keisha had to stay behind after school for hockey practise. Dinner For Two by Mike Gayle
  14. What are you eating just now?

    Just about to have some Macaroni Cheese.
  15. It is by Mazo de la Roche. It is available on Amazon (both UK & US). I would suggest the kindle version at 75p rather than the £47 paperback (UK) or $0.94 rather than $28.00 Hardcover (US). I would put the links in but I don't seem able to right now.
  16. This Monday we're going to be talking to Kirk Slater about his new book, The Girl Who Wasn't There, a Victorian ghost story. Kirk is a graphic designer who previously launched some very successful Kickstarter projects for custom playing cards. Now he's using that platform to publish his novella, which was inspired by a stage production of The Woman in Black. He'll be telling us a bit more about the book and also his decision to publish in this less traditional way. It's been really interesting talking to him and I think you'll all find this this one interesting too!
  17. Hi, I'm here because I love to read and discuss books. But I also have a mission. As a child in the 1950's and early 1960's I read several children's book that I want to find again and I've drawn a blank on Amazon. One is called Bill and Coo. They are two pigeons whose egg was washed away in a storm. They grieved but another egg miraculously appeared that they cared for and hatched, to their great joy.. A Cherubim came out of the egg at the end and flew up to heaven. I just adored this book as a child. Does anybody have a suggestion how to find it? Thanks much! Geri
  18. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'll be taking part this weekend. I am currently reading 'Misery' by Stephen King. So I'd like to finish that, if possible.
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  20. Read-a-thon 2020

    I'll be reading this weekend, as I've got a good reading mojo at the mo.I I have a handful of mangas partly read, so I have to get them finished. Happy reading this weekend everyone!
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