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Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Sat 30 Apr, 2011 7:39 AM Quote
I've been re-reading a lot of stuff...

Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy series (5 Books)
Rebus series (17 books + 1 of short stories)
Christopher Brookmyre (13 Books)
Carl Hiaasen (11 Books)

This sounds like loads but you can actually fly through them, unlike Ullyses which I keep picking up reading a page and then saying "fuck it" and reading some trash instead.


Dubz
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Peewee
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Peewee Posted Thu 02 Jun, 2011 8:45 PM Quote
Oh fun fun fun *claps hands excitedly*

I have sooooooo many books to read this summer and after reading textbooks and journals for the last 5 months I am going to indulge myself :-)

This is my reading list so far:


Fiction:

Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna (Currently Reading)
Room by Emma Donoghue
When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

For Non-fiction I am currently reading:

Nothing to Envy: Real lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Sixth Sense by Laurie Nadel et al.

Keep your lists/recommendations/suggestions coming!!!! :-)
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
ricv64
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ricv64 Posted Fri 03 Jun, 2011 2:42 PM Quote
just read Dr Zhivago ...very different from the movie
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
thewishlist
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thewishlist Posted Fri 03 Jun, 2011 4:18 PM Quote
Peewee wrote:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender


I just read a review on this and was somehow reminded of "Mr Rosenblum's List" by Natasha Solomons (although it's got nothing to do with magical realism, the wife of the title character kinda puts all her sad memories into a cake her mother taught her to bake and everyone who eats it is suddenly overwhelmed with sadness). But I guess you've already read it?


Books I recently finished:

- Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes (I really enjoyed that one!)
- Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper (liked his style, so I'm going to explore his other books next)
- One Day by David Nicholls (Everyone was talking about it and about how great it was - so I gave in. I don't want to spoil it, so I'm not going to say what I thought of the ending...)

On top of my reading list:

- How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper
- The Understudy by David Nicholls
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
weirdmom
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weirdmom Posted Fri 03 Jun, 2011 6:02 PM Quote
A few months ago I blasted through the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two sequels. I really liked them. I just recently reread them at a slower pace.
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Sunny
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Sunny Posted Sat 04 Jun, 2011 2:23 PM Quote
Recently read:

Jack Dee - Thanks For Nothing
Suzanne Bulger - This Perfect Word
Catherine O'Flynn - The News Where You Are
CJ Box - Three Weeks To Say Goodbye
Grant McKenzie - No Cry For Help
Diane Chamberlain - Before The Storm

Currently reading:

Belinda Bauer - Darkside


 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
ricv64
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ricv64 Posted Sat 04 Jun, 2011 8:12 PM Quote
reading the essays in the catalog for this show ...very good

http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId=%7B694886C4-280A-11D5-93F2-00902786BF44%7D
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Peewee
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Peewee Posted Wed 08 Jun, 2011 6:08 PM Quote
weirdmom wrote:
A few months ago I blasted through the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two sequels. I really liked them. I just recently reread them at a slower pace.


Loved these books! Seen the first two movies too and really enjoyed them.
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Wed 08 Jun, 2011 7:50 PM Quote
Peewee wrote:
weirdmom wrote:
A few months ago I blasted through the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two sequels. I really liked them. I just recently reread them at a slower pace.


Loved these books! Seen the first two movies too and really enjoyed them.


Agreed, missed the third one but will catch it on Dvd at some point.


Dubz
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Sunny
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Sunny Posted Thu 09 Jun, 2011 11:02 PM Quote

Currently reading The Distant Hours - Kate Morton.

There's a long way to go as I am only on page 20 ...

 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Peewee
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Peewee Posted Mon 13 Jun, 2011 2:53 PM Quote
thewishlist wrote:
Peewee wrote:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender


I just read a review on this and was somehow reminded of "Mr Rosenblum's List" by Natasha Solomons (although it's got nothing to do with magical realism, the wife of the title character kinda puts all her sad memories into a cake her mother taught her to bake and everyone who eats it is suddenly overwhelmed with sadness). But I guess you've already read it?


Books I recently finished:

- Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes (I really enjoyed that one!)
- Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper (liked his style, so I'm going to explore his other books next)
- One Day by David Nicholls (Everyone was talking about it and about how great it was - so I gave in. I don't want to spoil it, so I'm not going to say what I thought of the ending...)

On top of my reading list:

- How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper
- The Understudy by David Nicholls
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman


I haven't read that book but I checked the library catalogue and it's not on there. Not out yet :-/ so going to put in a request for it. Thanks for that :)
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Peewee
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Peewee Posted Mon 13 Jun, 2011 2:55 PM Quote
Sunny wrote:

Currently reading The Distant Hours - Kate Morton.

There's a long way to go as I am only on page 20 ...



That book is HUGE! It's like a doorstep! I have got it twice in the library to read but ended up moving on to something else each time. I will read it someday. So many people request it! I did love her other book The Forgotten Garden.
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Sunny
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Sunny Posted Mon 13 Jun, 2011 7:41 PM Quote
Peewee wrote:

That book is HUGE! It's like a doorstep! I have got it twice in the library to read but ended up moving on to something else each time. I will read it someday. So many people request it! I did love her other book The Forgotten Garden.


I liked TFG too, but I think I preferred The House at Riverton. The Distant Hours seems a bit unnecessarily wordy, not sure if I'll get through it.

Currently reading (alongside TDH): Gareth Malone's Music For The People.

Surprisingly good! I know next to nothing about classical music but Gareth makes in interesting. I'm currently listening to Philip Glass, The Hours ... one of the many recommendations in the book.

 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Scottish Dubliner
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Scottish Dubliner Posted Mon 13 Jun, 2011 7:44 PM Quote
Keep picking up Joyce's Ulysses only to put it back down again. Not even the fact that I know most of the pubs in it is enough to keep me interested. It's supposed to be a wonderful work full of brilliant writing. I find it just pretentious shite.


Dubz
 
Re: Travisonline Reading Club
Peewee
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Peewee Posted Mon 13 Jun, 2011 9:35 PM Quote
Sunny wrote:
Peewee wrote:

That book is HUGE! It's like a doorstep! I have got it twice in the library to read but ended up moving on to something else each time. I will read it someday. So many people request it! I did love her other book The Forgotten Garden.


I liked TFG too, but I think I preferred The House at Riverton. The Distant Hours seems a bit unnecessarily wordy, not sure if I'll get through it.

Currently reading (alongside TDH): Gareth Malone's Music For The People.

Surprisingly good! I know next to nothing about classical music but Gareth makes in interesting. I'm currently listening to Philip Glass, The Hours ... one of the many recommendations in the book.



Cool!!!!!!!! :-)

I love classical music so that would be an interesting read for me.

I'm all over Arvo Part right now - Spiegel im spiegel being one of my favourites in contemporary classical.
 
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