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Old 17-02-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Old 17-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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I'm a bit inbetween books at the moment. Not got anything new so looking through some old ones. Might have a dig through the drawers though. Sure my OH has a couple I haven't read yet
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It's part one of five, and they've been written over the last thirty years. I only started it the other night. Might do a review when I finish.

Anyway I bought the fifth one in a second hand store, not knowing it was part of a series, I really wanted to read it but I've a compulsion to start series from the beginning. So I got the others from amazon.
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It's part one of five, and they've been written over the last thirty years. I only started it the other night. Might do a review when I finish.

Anyway I bought the fifth one in a second hand store, not knowing it was part of a series, I really wanted to read it but I've a compulsion to start series from the beginning. So I got the others from amazon.
Oh cool. I love it when there is a series of books. My favourite for that is Stephen Kings 'The Dark Tower' which goes over 7 books.

So that is the first book?
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Oh cool. I love it when there is a series of books. My favourite for that is Stephen Kings 'The Dark Tower' which goes over 7 books.

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Yep, and I found out after I bought them on amazon that I could have gotten the first three in a compilation.
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Yep, and I found out after I bought them on amazon that I could have gotten the first three in a compilation.
Urgh no! Compilations are rubbish. The individual books are much better.
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Reading some shite book called "Trespass" by Rose Tremain just now.. Bought it as it was in the bestsellers list and her last novel won some award but so far not doing much for me. Bought a Mark Billingham book today (Bloodline) though so may start that instead.
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Just started Room by Emma Donoghue
It's told by a five year old boy, it's quite sweet so far but I think it will get a bit disturbing. It's a Frtizl type story
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I actually looked this book a few weeks ago when i was in Waterstones, but decided not buy it cause, i've got loads of books in the house, still to read but will definatly go & buy it when run out of reading material.
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Just started 'Ralph's Party' by Lisa Jewell,I've loved all the other books I've read by her so hoping it's good,enjoying it so far.
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Well, I've literally only just started it, I've only read a few pages so far cos I was really tired when i started it but I'll let you know if it's worth buying
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Just looked at this authors books they all sound great.
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Re-reading this, enjoying it a lot more second time round
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Somebody recommended that to me just recently.. WHat's it actually about??
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An American volunteer for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War, he joins a band of guerillas in the mountains to prepare to blowing up an important bridge. I'd recommend it although Hemmingway's writing style is a bit unorthodox, took me a while to get into it
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An American volunteer for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War, he joins a band of guerillas in the mountains to prepare to blowing up an important bridge. I'd recommend it although Hemmingway's writing style is a bit unorthodox, took me a while to get into it
DO you know what? Just ignore me; I'm talking shite as usual!

Don't askwhy I get the two confused but it was asctually "To Kill a Mockingbird" that was suggested to me!
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