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About Inver

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    Reading Target....30 hopefully !....
  • Birthday 08/31/1958

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    'The Other Mrs Walker' by Mary Paulson-Ellis &
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    Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Interests
    Well reading or I wouldn't be here! And my swimming, although can be a bit lapse at times. I like to knit wee hats for 'The Big Knit' and also squares for L.I.L.Y blankets for Syria and other charity knitting projects I can help out with.

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  1. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    @chaliepud ......So....the postie man left me a wee bookie shaped parcel through the letter box today. I know I hadn't ordered/swapped a book with anyone. I have the most generous bookie friends. Thanking you Hayley again for the nice surprise and I can say I haven't read this one but I have read all her others and enjoyed them. 'The Little Pieces for You and Me' by Vanessa Greene.
  2. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    @Athena.....it was an ok read, but I'm finding here reads a bit samey now. Maybe I have just tired myself of her books. I've read other people feeling the same too. so not just me.
  3. Your Book Activity - August 2017

    Finished...at last...my reading is slow at the moment..... 'House Rules' by Jodi Picoult.....bit predictable writing. Continuing reading... 'The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams' by Isla Dewar
  4. This challenge won't be completed this year...definitely an 'ongoing' one.
  5. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    'House Rules' by Jodi Picoult A while since I've read a Jodi Picoult again, so gave this one a go. Asperger's being the main topic this time. The usually scenario of mother trying to good by her children, whether guilty or not. A situation occurs that points the finger of guilt at her son Jacob, but did he do it? Although obviously well researched regarding the Asperger's syndrome I did find this book very repetitive and could well have been shorter and the conclusion reached sooner. I so wanted the accused to just tell them what happened by the end and then I wasn't quite sure about the ending! In my mind I knew what the outcome would be but found the ending a bit untidy. 2/5
  6. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    Hubby and I went to see 'Dunkirk' at the weekend. I thought it was very good, hubby did too but thought it was a bit disjointed. He knows his planes, war facts etc. so the odd little thing niggled. Was pleasantly surprised how well Harry Styles did in the film too.
  7. Managed to add another to title to fill in a gap...slowly slowly.
  8. What's for Dinner?

    I have a feeling I'll be sending hubby out to collect an Indian take away...come the weekend I like to have a night off from having to cook...nobody else offers and this is the usual opt out.
  9. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    Oh I do hope you enjoy it when you do. I took too long to read it after al the recommendations for it.
  10. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah Wow! I don't know why I haven't read this wonderful book sooner....recommended so many times by bookie friends. A totally riveting but heart wrenching read....sisters Isabelle and Vianne, two different characters who have to come through the atrocities of war and a France occupied by Nazi in WWII. A well researched and quite harrowing read in parts. I was near to tears on a few occasions. Where people reached for the strength to survive in these times of war is beyond me, but they did. A time of loss and pain for both sisters. Separated and not knowing what is happening to the other. Isabelle a headstrong, independent woman who wants to help France and Vianne, surviving at home with her child but also dealing with Nazi billeting in her home. Will they both survive? Kristin's writing had a way of making you feel almost exactly how the characters were feeling. Towards the end I was feeling a bit uncomfortable about how humans can treat each other so horribly, but that unfortunately that is the way of war. Totally recommend this book ( @chaliepud....sorry it took so long to get to this book, but thank you for recommending it) 5/5
  11. The meaning behind your forum names

    Scrolling through this and thought I would have answered this one. 'Inver' was chosen a simple one I chose for a bookie site name originally. We had a caravan at site called 'Inver Mill' so just shortened it.
  12. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams' by Jenny Colgan. Enjoyed the 'sweetie references' at the beginning of each chapter, but other than that a very ordinary, non taxing read. Sweetie shop, aged Aunt Lilian, Angie the daughter, asks, Rosie the great niece to go and look after her after illness. Shop potentially needs put up for sale. Rosie settles in, spruces up the shop, reopens, gets to know the locals etc. Didn't find the love interest very engaging. Not without its ups and downs but a bit predictable how it was going to end and a bit too 'sweet' for me. 2/5
  13. @dragonmyst...I altered the title slightly and put /or a place name in the title.
  14. Athena's Reading List 2017

    Just seen a good review for another Diane Chamberlain on bookie group on Facebook....Summer's Child'....goes off to add to wishlist...
  15. Athena's Reading List 2017

    Oh good...I have all 3 on my TBR pile. I must get around to starting this trilogy. Glad you enjoyed them. I must be due a Diane Chamberlain read this year...