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Books we have read or want to read. 4 years 1 month ago #2212581

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'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl' by Harriott Jacobs was the first book I read on my kindle a few years ago and I would recommend it. It's a heartbreaking story of cruelty and suffering, yet it demonstrates how the power of love and the strength of the human spirit can eventually conquer.

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Books we have read or want to read. 4 years 1 month ago #2212611

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Ive just bought Stephen Kings new book "Finders Keepers" and cant wait to get stuck in :) I really enjoy reading his books....he definately gets in your head :blink: :evil:

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Books we have read or want to read. 4 years 1 month ago #2212624

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Annnie wrote: Having read the unusual book "Never Let Me Go" a while back, I happened on "The Remains of the Day" by the same author Kazon Shiguro.
This is not an action packed adventure I promise you, more insightful. The story unfolds slowly about the life and loyalty of a butler in England between the two world wars - the sort of thing I would imagine to be boring for me, yet so well written it was that I could hardly put it down.


I've read reviews of The remains of the day and is on my ( rather long) to read list.

Rain, I read Papillon many years ago - still remember it. Very good book.
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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 11 months ago #2258004

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Love reading recommendations for reading or film. It's like opening a treasure trove. I'm currently reading one of the books recommended I am Pilgrim, written by the talented script writer to Dead Calm if you recall the film

I'll add to the pile of books with some of my absolute favourites






Tasty reading

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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 11 months ago #2270542

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Just finished "Apple Tree Yard" by Louise Doughty
Great book.


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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 11 months ago #2270718

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I was engrossed reading "Star Of The Sea" by Joseph O'Connor.

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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 11 months ago #2273056

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I've just finished Ken Follet's novel, "The Pillars of the Earth", and watched the 8 part TV presentation of the same. I'm about half way through the 1008 page sequel, "World Without End". I find his writings head and shoulders above so much of the reading that I do today. I tend to have swings between "dime a dozen" mystery/detective novels and non fictional (mostly) military history. Love to read although the eyes are dimming with age and direct light is needed more than ever. :(

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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 11 months ago #2273095

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Dave, I would put Pillars of the Earth as one of my all time favourite books - have read it 3 times.

and that's from someone who almost never re- reads books.

Anyone who loves detailed historical fiction, I would highly recomend.

Have also read the sequel World Without End - good, but nowhere near the quality of Pillars.

Just gets too extreme and the characters are too one dimensional.

:PS I have also watched the mini series - that was very enjoyable too.
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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 11 months ago #2278754

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I have recently listened to an audio book titled 'A man called Ove' which was an unexpected delight.. by Fredrik Backman..

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Books we have read or want to read. 3 years 10 months ago #2312113

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"The Silent Wife" by A.S.A. Harrison

The main character is a likeable therapist who doesn't handle getting dumped for someone half her age, all that well.

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