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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #100 on: August 07, 2017, 02:30:29 PM »

Sorry not read GoT, though I do watch it.

 I've recently finished Karen Maitland's, The Vanishing Witch. It was pretty good but it took a while for the plot to  really draw me in or to  feel involved with the characters.
I'm now reading another of hers The Raven's Head. I started it on Saturday morning and though I've also managed to write almost 20,000 words as well since then,  I'm already half way through.
Great book, it's well paced, and certainly keeps you turning the pages.  Probably almost up there with  her  brilliant Company Of Liars.
Historical fantasy mainly but knowing me it'll be all the ones I read as a child. Enid Blyton Scifi?
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #101 on: August 08, 2017, 08:31:57 AM »
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #102 on: August 08, 2017, 07:02:01 PM »
Well, just like I anticipated, I'm reading Pandora's Star... again. I really need to get a new copy of this book - it's a first edition paperback, and is pretty big (the second book I bought much later and is much smaller, at least in terms of height)
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2017, 08:38:49 PM »


A Childhood In Scotland (Canongate Classics) by Christian Miller.

A very good memoir that's mainly description, but it's first-rate description. The author grew up in a Scottish castle in the 1920s, but her life sounds more like something out of the Victorian era crossed with a dose of the medieval. Her father was a brute, and her mother distant and neglectful, and she experienced a strange mixture of luxury and deprivation. The only book I can think of that resembles this one is Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake, although it's true the latter is much more baroque. In sum, I enjoyed reading Miller's book quite a lot.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2017, 09:47:10 AM »
I just finished To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron. I liked the author, his detached observations and a rather melancholic voice. This is not a descriptive "travel" book in any way, but I thought it beautifully written and well worth reading.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
I'm currently reading The Good Girl and Eve! Loving both of them :) On my next list is I Remember You and Haunted. Super excited to finish out this year strong.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #106 on: September 05, 2017, 04:18:54 AM »
Currently reading my way through Margery Allingham's brilliant Campion novels chronologically, on my Kindle. Totally engrossed in Death of a Ghost at present.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2017, 03:39:01 AM »
As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark. The first one of this author's books I've ever read and I was disappointed. Too many coincidences to make the plot believable and easily predicted 'twists'.

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson. Unusual sci-fi detective thriller, where the police can go back to a virtual reality ten days in the past in order to witness and therefore solve crimes. Neat little twist at the end.

Inside Job by Connie Willis. I listened to this novella on audio - enjoyable but not the best from Connie Willis.

Blink: A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget by K L Slater. Really good thriller with a few twists towards the end that I didn't see coming. Recommended.

Blackstone and the Rendezvous with Death (The Blackstone Detective series Book 1) by Sally Spencer. First in an historical detective series set in Victorian London. I enjoyed it enough to want to read more of the series.

The Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1 by Robert Galbraith. J.K. Rowling writing in a completely different genre than her more famous HP series but the last thing I expected was how dreary it would be. I finished it, but it was a bit of a slog. It's just been dramatised for TV here in the UK but even a shorter, tighter version of the story on screen failed to excite. Don't think I'll be bothering with the rest of the series.

  Dark Threads of Vengeance: An Ashmole Foxe Georgian Mystery (The Ashmole Foxe Georgian Mysteries Book 2) by William Savage. The 2nd in a series of enjoyable 18th century murder mysteries, with an unusual 'detective'. Reminds me somewhat of Kate Ross' Julian Kestrel series.

Cragside: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 6) by L J Ross. Part of a long running police procedural / thriller series. The characters have moved on from the previous story arc and though this is a complete case, reading between the lines there was another story brewing, so expect futher books in the series.

Finding Gobi (Main edition): The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey by Dion Leonard.  Apparently this was a global news story back in the last few months of 2016 but I managed to miss it completely and therefore it was all new to me. It's the true story of a little stray dog who managed to complete the equivalent of three marathons in extreme conditions over the course of just a few days when she decided to run alongside Dion, an Australian ultra endurance runner, as he competed in a race across the Gobi desert. And, having decided he wanted to keep her and she goes missing, of the extraordinary lengths Dion had to go through in order to find an injured Gobi and keep her safe from dognappers and other ne'er-do-wells while he navigated the endlessly frustrating bureaucracy involved in getting his new friend out of China and back to his home in Scotland. Dion also gives us an insight into his troubled childhood and the issues that it left him with and how his relationship with Gobi helped him. I pretty much read this in one sitting.
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2017, 08:16:03 AM »
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #109 on: Yesterday at 06:28:13 AM »
Just finished

which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Now reading Enigma by Robert Harris (which I for some reason couldn't link to the kindle edition). It's okay, but I'd have preferred more about the code-breaking and less of the romantic drama.
    
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #110 on: Yesterday at 11:39:18 PM »
I recently bought a [crap]-tonne of non-fiction books: works on the Clinton and Bush administrations, as well as biographies on those two and Reagan; Dante's Divine Comedy, Plato's Republic and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil   
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