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different books on the go, all non-fiction, I wish to finish them all off soon so I can go back to reading one book at a time!

 

I hate having a few on the go too. I feel like I am not giving my books 100% attention :giggle2:

 

Hope you are well my friend x

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I hate having a few on the go too. I feel like I am not giving my books 100% attention :giggle2:

 

Hope you are well my friend x

 

I know, the books must feel like 'why doesn't she like me the best?' when I switch from one book to another. I really do not enjoy this!

 

I'm pretty well, it's just been one of those mind-boggling, hectic years for me :wacko: I hope you are well! It's so nice to see you on the forum again :friends3::JC_cookies:

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I know how you feel. My poor books.

 

I know what you mean about a crazy year. All worth it though will be a fab 2012! So glad to be back. Back to book home :D

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@ Jessi - Thats awesome that you liked it in the end. My memory is not what it used to be would have given up because I would have forgot the plot and would have had to re-read it. Haha.

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I did have to re-read a few bits! I think I read more than 1 at a time because I think that is the fastest way to a smaller to be read pile. Of course, the real way is to stop buying books - but I don't seem to be able to do that!

 

Frankie - I do feel really mean sometimes!!! I know what you mean about feeling bad!

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I got The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson in the post today.

 

 

HOW EXCITING!!!!! One of my favourite books. I loved it so much. I have waited to read book three as I don't want it to end.

 

As for me only a couple chapters read at lunch. More will be read tonight. After Christmas wrapping. :grinhat:

 

But my lovely bro who had found out that no-one was buying me books called to ask what I wanted, and two write a list. *Gets excited* I'm so excited I've gone blank! Eeeep I don't know what to put on my list!

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........I'm so excited I've gone blank! Eeeep I don't know what to put on my list!

 

Frustrating, but certainly something that'd happen to me! :icon_oops:

 

I've started The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon. So far so good. Funny!! Love her sense of humor.

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Reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and enjoying it so far. Struggling on with Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running .. it's not that it's not good, it's just that the subject matter is not floating my boat. He's making me feel guilty when I reach for another bourbon (biscuit that is .. I'm not that much of an old soak :smile:) he has enormous self control and I have nil ... I would love to say that he's inspiring me but he's not .. he's exhausting me :D

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I have made a start on 'Major Pettigrew's Last Stand' by Helen Simonson this morning. It feels like a very gentle tale of country life and fits perfectly with the location I am currently staying in for my wedding anniversary.

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Downloaded Christmas At Cold Comfort Farm this afternoon, a collection of short stories by Stella Gibbons. Will be settling down with a cup of tea and my Kindle to make a start on it as soon as I can :smile2:

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@Jessi How can one stop buying books when the feel so lonely and they jump into your basket!!!!

I don't know!!! well... I can't!!! May have to accept the inevitable (that the TBR pile will never be in double instead of triple digits again!)

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HOW EXCITING!!!!! One of my favourite books. I loved it so much. I have waited to read book three as I don't want it to end.

 

 

I hope I enjoy it as much as you, I havent read the first one yet! hehe

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I gave up reading The Book Of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric and am putting Jude The Obscure on hold until after the New Year.

 

In the mean time I am going to read The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale and whatever Antonia Fraser history book my boyfriend has bought me for my birthday.

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In the mean time I am going to read The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale.........

 

I read this a while back, and thought it was pretty good. Dry in places, but considering the crime, I was glad for that dryness of description.

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I read this a while back, and thought it was pretty good. Dry in places, but considering the crime, I was glad for that dryness of description.

 

I've heard a lot of good things about it and have been looking forward to reading it for ages. I hope it enjoy it as much as you did :D

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Should finish The Bible code 2 tonight, and read a bitmore of digital Fortress.

 

Also started the audio book version of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. I want to re-cap before I read the third. I do struggle with audio books though. :(

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Read some more of A Clash of Kings, love it so much! I'm undecided whether to go to sleep now or just read a bit more.

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Read some more of A Clash of Kings, love it so much! I'm undecided whether to go to sleep now or just read a bit more.

 

I hope you read a bit more :giggle2:

 

As for me I did finish The Bible code 2.

 

Still reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. Hope to finish that soon.

 

Went round to see a friend and exchange presents while our kids played and we also talk book recommendations. She lent me the book Next by Michael Crichton. I must confess I have only read one and the most obvious of books (Jurrassic Park) but it looks right up my street I actually can not wait to read it!!! :readingtwo:

 

Also started the audio book of the Girl with the dragon Tattoo. I do float while listening I admire people who can keep up! I can't do two things at once. I have to keep rewinding. Glad this is just a catch up.

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I finished Dead To The World & Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris, I enjoyed them both but think the 6th book has the edge, Quinn is such a good character :smile:

 

I'm now reading a Chicken Soup style book of short stories don't want to start anything major as I'll be getting my Christmas books in a few days :doowapstart:

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Finished The Scottish Prisoner last night.....loved it.

Presently about half way through 1222 by Ann Holt. Norwegian mystery, high in the mountains, hurricane force winds.... :readingtwo:

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Last night I started Black Shuck The Devil Dog by Piers Warren it is a while since I have had the wow factor soon as I opened a book, but it is beautifully well written and descriptive without being boring.

 

I live in Hunstanton which is a short way down the North Norfolk coast where it is set, I adore North Norfolk, and it got the description so so right, I felt it and smelt it, fantastic, the big skies, the salt marshes, the changes in weather was right to a T.

 

And as for the story, the characters are right and interesting, I just want to know what happens next ;) I need to get ready for work but all I want to do now is read read and read :readingtwo:

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Nearly finished Digital Fortress. I don't have too much to say about it. Hope to finish real soon so I can start on Next by Crichton

 

while I was doing housework myself and my oldest were listening to Skullduggery Plesant. I have read the book before but my son has not. It was the first Audio book that I actually loved listening too and kept up with. Fantastic. We vowed to listen to more later :D

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I'm currently reading a Finnish novel, Nenäpäivä, by Mikko Rimminen and I'm enjoying it. It was one of the nominees for the Finlandia book award in 2010. I think I might try and finish it today. Then I have the very pleasurable task of choosing what to read next, and which books to read over the holidays! I'm going to do nothing but read :)

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