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Post by Annabella » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:13 am

I finished Scrublands last night - very twisty story with lots of new elements as it went along. I really enjoyed it. There was an excerpt from the new book Silver which I might get now.

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Post by Lily » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:26 am

I loved Scrublands!

Vietnam is pure military history and I can't handle it - I need a social history. So I have gone to The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware instead. :lowbrow:
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Post by Pippedydeadeye » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 am

I finished Winter, objectively it was really good, but just didn’t excite me. I’ve moved onto S.J. Parris on my sister’s recommendation. Murder, Elizabethan times, and monks, right up my street.

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Post by indigo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:38 am

Lily wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:26 am
So I have gone to The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware instead. :lowbrow:
I am interested in how this is, please. I love Ruth Ware.

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Post by Pawpads » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:46 pm

indigo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:38 am
Lily wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:26 am
So I have gone to The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware instead. :lowbrow:
I am interested in how this is, please. I love Ruth Ware.
Me too. This book is on my list of "Want to read"

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Post by Bat Macdui » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:29 pm

I got Scrublands for my Mum for Christmas but she's shown no signs of getting stuck into to it yet and I reckon I can't nag until at least the end of January. :verm:

I'm reading The The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, as it popped up as available and popular on Libby. It's nicely written but a bit slow so far. I have also ordered Crawdads, as it sounds good, thanks for the recommendations.
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Post by Duophonic » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:37 pm

Recently finished - Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty

It's kids asking a mortician questions about death and I personally found it fantastic.
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Post by wendy james » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 pm

sally maclennane wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:05 am
I like her stuff, I will give that a go when I finish my current one (Last Anniversary by Lianne Moriarty).
How are you getting on sal? I’m not sure I can be arsed finishing it (I’ve already looked up the mystery to confirm what I thought). It might be dragging more because it’s audio, though I binned off the last Liane Moriarty and took a break for a bit.

I’m going to try The Familiars by Stacey Halls instead.

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Post by sally maclennane » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:37 pm

I just finished it Wendy, I thought it was ok. Like you, I am going to take a break from her for a bit.
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Post by Turtle Bean » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:48 am

I've just got The Familiars out of the library, Wendy. It's set very close to where I live.

I've just finished Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge for book club and really enjoyed it. It's set on the Titanic and so well written. It's sparked a mild Titanic obsession.

Other that that I am still reading Waterlog, mainly in bed at night as it is peaceful.

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Post by wendy james » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 am

I thought that when I listened to the first chapter today!

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Post by Bat Macdui » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:56 am

Is The Familiars the one set at Townley Hall? It's a North West Libraries Must Read or something, they're promoting it madly at the moment.

I finished The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and was underwhelmed with the ending, not least because I had to go and find spoilers on Goodreads to work out what actually happened. :lg: It was nicely written and entertaining though, would read another Joanna Cannon for light relief.
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Post by sally maclennane » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:58 am

Turtle Bean wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:48 am

I've just finished Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge for book club and really enjoyed it. It's set on the Titanic and so well written. It's sparked a mild Titanic obsession.
I read this a few years ago, and really liked it.

I bought Scrublands yesterday, I got it for nowt actually as I had built up points in my Waterstones card. I was bored on the train with no book yesterday morning though and started rereading Big Sky so now I'll have to finish that first :))
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Post by Texaco Shirley » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:00 am

I was at Towneley a couple of weeks ago :fascinating:

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Post by Bat Macdui » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:15 am

I went once in winter with my dull friend and it was all grey and dark and dull. :)) There was an exhibition of lace and the cake in the tea shop was slightly stale. 4/10.
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Post by Texaco Shirley » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 am

I was there for Parkrun :)) although we had lunch in the garden centre cafe on the Sunday and that was good.

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Post by Loralei » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:42 pm

I have never been to Towneley but it is the surname of a good friend of mine; does that count?

I loved Scrubland :hbeat: and am now reading A God in Ruins. Is there another Jackson Brodie novel imminent?

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Post by Kenickie » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Three Things About Elsie is quite good by the same person, Bats.
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Post by Duophonic » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:43 pm

Norwegian Wood and Dark Matter have both arrived from the library via Mr D so I'll need to get them read before I go back top my purchases
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Re: On Your Bookshelf

Post by Wiggle » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:30 am

I finished Cilka's Journey. There were some heat wrenching moments but it was worth reading.

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