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Offline Cathy C

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #255 on: November 24, 2009, 03:45:49 PM »
Scarpetta by Patrica Cornwell

find it moving a bit slower than her previous books, but still a great read
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #256 on: November 24, 2009, 04:02:36 PM »
Got part way through Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. Gave up because, although the subject (Freemasonry) is interesting, the action was too claustrophobic for someone who prefers the great outdoors to anything underground. Gave me the shudders.

Now, at last, reading Zen and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance. Zen, and the great outdoors — what could be better?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #257 on: November 24, 2009, 04:22:58 PM »
The Merlot Murders, by Ellen Crosby

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #258 on: November 25, 2009, 02:53:43 AM »


Frost - Thomas Bernhard
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #259 on: November 25, 2009, 06:25:28 PM »
'Visual Magic' by Jan Fries (re reading, actually)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #260 on: November 27, 2009, 10:22:59 PM »
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #261 on: November 27, 2009, 10:50:42 PM »
The Mammoth Book of Mammoths  :)
I have a motto: when in doubt, go for the cheap laugh.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #262 on: November 27, 2009, 10:59:26 PM »
Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #263 on: November 28, 2009, 08:17:55 AM »
I just finished reading "Small Island" by Andrea Levy.  May I suggest you all see the film version on BBC next week.  It was the most amazing story.  I loved it and the best book I have read in some time.  Well worth watching on the TV.  Look out for it in the coming two weeks. Not sure what day its on.  I looked on the web site and it said "Coming Soon"  but I did glance to see that they were advertising it in between programmes all this week and I keep missing the day it will be shown.

So please keep and eye out and me too.
Lin x

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #264 on: December 09, 2009, 10:59:20 AM »
Stephen King's 'From a Buick 8.' Always been a Stephen King fan.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #265 on: December 09, 2009, 12:39:06 PM »
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us - Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #266 on: December 11, 2009, 06:13:16 AM »


Turkish Grammar
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #267 on: December 11, 2009, 11:32:26 AM »
Holidays on ice - David Sedaris
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #268 on: December 11, 2009, 05:35:21 PM »
Im re-reading 'The Relic' by Eca De Queiros (Portuguese author)/ about a young man who travels to the Holy land/ he thinks hes brought a relic the crown of thorns but when his aunt opens it, its the nightie of a lover he had in Egypt!......Ive read quite a few of his books, hes an excellent writer(almost finished it)

Im also reading a biography on Stalin by Edvard Radzinsky.....and guess what? Im reading the Bible...Ive got up to where Moses gets the 10 commandments from God.....Ive read the New Testament and Im on the last pages of Revelations.

Oh and Ive also started re-reading E F Benson's Lucia novels....
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #269 on: December 11, 2009, 06:32:15 PM »
I'm going to be boring here, and say that I'm re-reading what I think is possibly the most important, and to me the most influential book ever written.

'On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection'.

Charles Darwin.

Absolutely fascinating.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - open throttle in the other -
body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming : "Woo Hoo, what
a ride!"