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Book Corner.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Guzzler, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. wolfie11969

    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Finished Lords of the North. Ordered the next one from the library.

    Off today to pick up a Cornwell standalone called The Fort. Also part way through Book 1 of War and Peace. Might cheat here again and watch the BBC TV series so I can put a face to all these Russian names. I can recall some of them but not all from when I first watched the show.

    Also got the latest Peter James book on order from the library and the latest Phillipa Gregory.:)
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sword Song by Bernard Cornwel - really enjoying this series of books

    Tidelands - Philippa Gregory is next on my list. Thankyou to the local library for sourcing both for me
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Read both of the above. Enjoyed both very much.

    I think Tidelands is going to be a trilogy, if memory serves me well. It has ended on a cliffhanger so might go onto the website to read more about it.

    Still waiting on my Peter James book and the next Bernard Cornwell book so off back to War and Peace for me.

    I've made a list of some books I would like for Christmas so hoping the family take the hint and buy those rather than wine or chocs. I dont mean that to sound as ungrateful as it comes across its just I shouldnt really be having chocs or wine (diabetic you know :angelic:)
     
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    Reading an old book called Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. I believe it's a trilogy, lets see how I get on with this one
     
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    Now reading a Tapestry of Treason by Anne O'Brien

    Bought the Labyrinth book by Kate Mosse in a charity shop for 50 p
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have read the Peter James book. All about internet romance and how fraudulent it is

    Now reading Bernard Cornwell's The Burning Land

    I will order the next Cornwell book from the library, although I have managed to source another couple from the charity shops.

    My mother in law recomended a couple of books to me, more history based so ordered from the library

    I've a few books bought for me for Christmas - eldest bought me Roots and The Long Song. Hoping my youngest has bought me the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy

    Oh and hubby buying me another book case for the extra books I have been buying :)
     
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    Reading the King's Witch by Tracy Borman recommended by my mother in law

    Also have the next in the long line of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (The Last Kingdom/ Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell.

    And I have books for Christmas - some from my eldest, some from my youngest and some from my friend. I'm a lucky girl
     
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    I got a new book case for Christmas so now have 2 to fill with books I pick up on my travels. Had a fair few books for Christmas - 8 in total.

    I've loaned some of my books to the mother in law and hoping she is enjoying them like I have.

    Off now to see what else there is to buy. Got my eye on another Edward Rutherford book as a follow up to his Dublin history book.

    And 3 more books to pick up from the local library.

    Also bought anothe e-reader to take on holiday in the Spring so I dont weigh my suitcase down with lots of interesting reading matter
     
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    Still reading my way through the Bernard Cornwell series.

    Also reading a book called Conqueror by David Churchill. Last book in a trilogy about William the Conqueror. Pretty good fun.

    And on the e-reader I've got The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell on the go for my hospital visits save carrying a big book
     
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    Hello @wolfie11969
    You are a bit of a loan wolf at the moment, but thank you for keeping this thread going. I haven’t been reading much lately, and promise myself I will get back in the habit.
    I did enjoy The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez recently, and will be looking for the sequel.

    Also, I have had a message from my local library telling me my membership needs to be renewed. Must get onto that and make use of the facility and be grateful we still have it.
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I dont mind talking to myself lol, passes the day. Plus I have some interesting conversations when I argue with myself.

    And yes please keep the libraries going. It's that bad in our library I've actually bought books I want to read, that they dont have, read them and then donated them. I even looked into their 'inter-library loans' but due to the subscription costs they can no longer afford to 'borrow' books between different towns. My option is to go to the adjoining city and join their library especially if they have some of the other books I'd like to read.
     
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