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Offline Andrewf

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1215 on: September 22, 2012, 03:51:39 PM »
City of Dragons   by Robin Hobb
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1216 on: September 23, 2012, 07:44:12 AM »
Just finished Caravans and Wedding Bands by Eva Petulengro.

It sounds like a Mills and Boon title but isn't.  It's a partial autobiography of her life.  It deals with clairvoyance,(yes, she was the famous Madam Petulengro who had fortune telling columns in various newspapers), Gypsy culture, and particularly the transition from living in a gaily painted vardo to 'living in brick'.

Rich in characters it shows a determined young lady who knew what she wanted - and generally got it - who maintained her sense of humour and sometimes found herself wondering just how she came to be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous later in life.  Definitely not just a 'look at me, aren't I wonderful' book, because she draws lovely little pen portraits of her extended family.

A thoroughly unpretentious and enjoyable read.   (Ask in your local library.)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1217 on: September 23, 2012, 09:24:08 AM »
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1218 on: September 25, 2012, 08:15:23 AM »
The Australian Crime File Vol 1 & 2

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1219 on: September 25, 2012, 09:37:34 AM »
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1220 on: September 25, 2012, 10:09:11 AM »
Just finished The Waste Lands on my Dark Tower marathon, so onto Wizard & Glass.

Can't say I enjoyed it as much as the first two and I'm glad I'm reading them like this now, in succession, as I would have been very miffed at the abrupt ending of the third instalment if I'd had to wait a year or two or three for the next one to be written and published.

But, fortunately, I don't, so I shall shut up.  :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1221 on: September 25, 2012, 10:10:38 AM »
Just finished The Waste Lands on my Dark Tower marathon, so onto Wizard & Glass.

Can't say I enjoyed it as much as the first two and I'm glad I'm reading them like this now, in succession, as I would have been very miffed at the abrupt ending of the third instalment if I'd had to wait a year or two or three for the next one to be written and published.

But, fortunately, I don't, so I shall shut up.  :)

The Waste Land is my favourite of the series.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1222 on: September 25, 2012, 10:30:49 AM »
Apparently there's a revised version of The Gunslinger, which takes into account the very end of the series?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1223 on: September 25, 2012, 10:39:33 AM »
Apparently there's a revised version of The Gunslinger, which takes into account the very end of the series?

Trying to finish the last 200 pages of the Chaos Walking trilogy by Thursday so I can start The Casual Vacancy.

Yeah, it's the one in the uniform covers (the tower getting closer on each volume).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1224 on: October 01, 2012, 09:41:06 PM »
A clash of kings, George R.R. Martin 8)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1225 on: October 02, 2012, 06:48:31 AM »
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Great tale, well told.  ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1226 on: October 02, 2012, 07:05:47 AM »
just finished Body Double - Tess Gerritsen  not bad, not bad at all.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1227 on: October 03, 2012, 11:03:55 AM »
A clash of kings, George R.R. Martin 8)

Onward to Storm of Swords?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1228 on: October 03, 2012, 11:38:39 AM »
Trying to finish the last 200 pages of the Chaos Walking trilogy by Thursday so I can start The Casual Vacancy.

Just finished that - The Casual Vacancy that is -  yesterday :) Very intense read - haven't come across anyone else who's read it yet, so please share your thoughts when you're done!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Great tale, well told.  ;D

That was the last book I finished before the one above :D Thoroughly enjoyed that one too.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1229 on: October 03, 2012, 11:57:11 AM »
I'm finally on the third book of the trilogy.

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