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    Leofric, how is the novel writing coming along?
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    Hallo OLIVE .I LIKE TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE READ TOO.
    I joined a book reading club the other week.
    My first book is 'Stranger on a Train' which Icould not put down subtitled: Daydreaming and smoking Around America with interruptions'
    Has anyone read any of Sandi Toxvig's books?
    I am now on my third book by her called 'Flying under Bridges' funny and sad. but quick moving.
    The others were;'Whistling for the Elephants' and 'Gladys Reunited'
    Strange titles but excellent unusual reading.
    I have been reading Alan Bennet's autobiography, and for the first time in my life I dozed off reading a book.

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    Cool i am reading

    im reading the amber spyglas and it is sooooo ANOYING it dose not make sense!! me plz

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    I'm currently reading XCross by James Patterson

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    Default im now reading....

    i just fineshed the amber spyglass (i only had 3 sentances left!!) im now reading harry potter 6

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    Yesterday I finished 'Toast' by Nigel Slater and have now started 'White Teeth' by Zadie Smith which looks as if it will be good.

    How can anyone live in a house without reading matter? Ihave a few acquaintences who consider books 'clutter' and throw out newspapers the same day-read or not.
    Ifind one of the compensations of living alone is that one can read at the meal table.

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    [as I mentioned earlier ,Iam reading' white Teeth ' by Zadie Smith. Now -I am enjoying it immensly- it rambles on and on and is quite funny in parts and the writing is superb but without looking back I cannot for the life of me remember how it started-or even what it is all about.
    perhaps it will all fall into place when I have finished it.

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    I'm making my way through a list of 'i really should have read this by now' books.

    Currently on 'Pet Semetary' by Stephen King...

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    Now you have got me started on books---
    I like to read books on social history although I do read other stuff. I belong to a reading group, so I obviously read books I would not usually pick up.
    I dont read all of the prescribed books, usually because I'm not interested .The last one was quite fun---Goodbye Jimmy Choo, by Annie Sanders.
    Last year I read ' The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist' by Robert Tressell which Ihad promised myself to read years ago. Don't know why I left it so long---I just think -I could have died and missed it, and what a waste that would have been!!
    Right now Iam reading ,Arthur and George' by Julian Barnes--the Arthur being Conan Doyle, which I didn't know until I was partway through. very addictive.
    I have just aquired 'The Blackest Streets' the life and death of an Victorian slum. True story about a notorious London area-the old Nichol.
    I am savouring reading a book I found in my loft (I collect antique books)'The Plague Years' by Daniel Defoe. a beautiful old book.but dont know when Iwill get around to it.
    Also I am reading again 'The Magic Wishing Chair' to my granddaughter and we are both loving it. Fabulous Enid Blyton.

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    I really enjoyed Arthur and George altho' I skip read some of it when it was getting a bit long winded. by the way, I have seen quite a few in charity shops lately.
    I am now reading 'Why dont you fly?, ? by Chris Smith.
    He rode his bicycle from Bewdley to Beijing in 16 months.
    He gave a talk/ photographic lecture to the Mercia group of Photographers the other week. He brought his trusty battered bike with him.
    So good was the lecture that I bought his book from him and am now about a third through it-one of those books you dont want to end.
    My bookreader group gave us Susan Hill's 'Woman in Black'.
    It was ok, very well written-the prose a bit like H.G.Wells. but not my cuppa.

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    Does anyone remember 'Cassandra' who wrote for various newspapers.
    Ihave recently bought one of his books -published in the 60s.
    How did I ever miss out on this for all these years.![
    It is social history and some articles are so funny. I would like to upload some of the funnier ones on to these pages-not too many of course.
    How do Ido this?

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    I'm currently reading "Ice Station" by Matthew Reilly.

    Set in an ice station in Antarctica. A group of scientists makea discovery, something you wouldn't expect to find buried in a layer of ice 400 million years old.
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    Anyone interested in reading should definitely visit Astley Book Farm which is not too far away from where Ilive.
    They also have a 'Ten Bob Barn' where everything is -of course- 50p
    There is a lot of junk but I have picked up some really good stuff to read from there.
    It is in North Warwickshire out in the sticks and there is a coffee machine and comfy sofas--and it is warm.

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    i haven't read til now The Alchemist of Paolo Coehlo, so that's what I'm reading. It's fantastic and full of inspirations to follow your dreams.

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    Iam now reading 'England-England' by Julian Barnes
    A very strange book but compulsive even though I have to skip the long winded bits.

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    Well now -I take back what I said about 'England England' by Julian Barnes.
    Please could we have a section on 'books not to read'-or 'wasted time books'
    I so struggled with its long windedness because the idea seemed good. It fizzled out in the end.
    I felt quite put out.!!!

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