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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 22nd Apr 17, 7:30 PM
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    Lost in a good book? What are you reading?
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    • 22nd Apr 17, 7:30 PM
    Lost in a good book? What are you reading? 22nd Apr 17 at 7:30 PM
    Quite simple, probably been done or tried before...
    MSE Readers' Club

    What are you currently reading?

    Favourite authors and genres etc

    A wee place to talk about books...
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
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    • dustydigger
    • By dustydigger 16th Dec 18, 7:08 PM
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    Finished Amanda Stevens The Sinner the penultimate,and probably the most creepy and scary in the Graveyard Queen series,where even our intrepid and steady protagonist,Amelia Gray,who cleans and restores ancient abandoned cemeterieshas a terrifying time after she finds a ring of ancient graves around one containing a headless corpse,the leader of long ago satanists. Strangely all the graves have rare ''mortsafes'' welded on the graves,metal bars that were intended to prevent grave-robbers from stealing the bodies , long ago in Europe.But why on earth are they here in a wild little wood adjoining an abandoned graveyard?. It would normally be just an interesting conundrum for Amelia,until she sees the hands of a recently dead person reaching up and clasping the bars of a mortsafe.She had failed to escape being buried alive. Things go rapidly downhill from there. I love the spooky atmosphere and nailbiting tension Amanda Stevens brings to this series. I'm a bit sad that there is only one more book to go,book 6,The Awakening.
    Only 2 books in progress to be completed to FINALLY complete all this year's challenges,its been a tough reading year. I'm at least 30 books down on last year,and have been hard pushed to reach the end.I have about 400 pages to read to make it 144/144 in my 12x12 challenge.Trying to fit in reading 10 pages here and there when I can,but it makes for slow progress !
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    • tesuhoha
    • By tesuhoha 18th Dec 18, 6:54 PM
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    Yellow Crocus

    By Laila Ibrahim, it's the story of a slave who became a wet nurse for the baby daughter of a plantation owner, the affection between them and their lives.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I have just borrowed that book on kindle from the Prime lending library. I haven't read it yet..
    The forest would be very silent if no birds sang except for the birds that sang the best






    • Ames
    • By Ames 19th Dec 18, 7:12 PM
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    Phantom by Jo Nesbo.

    OMG.

    WOW.

    O.M.G.

    WOWWOWWOWWOW.

    I think it's my favourite Harry Hole yet, I'm so glad that I ordered the next one just before I started it, I hope I don't have to wait too long to get it.

    I can't see there being many more though - there's only so many scars that can fit on one human body!
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 17th Jan 19, 3:07 PM
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    Currently re-reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

    Next on my TBR list is the rivers of london series that I got for Crimbo
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Lucifa73
    • By Lucifa73 17th Jan 19, 3:20 PM
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    Is the Norse one any good? I have looked at it a few times and then changed my mind. Not that I am reading much at the moment as I am mostly writing!
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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 18th Jan 19, 7:08 AM
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    Yes, it is excellent
    It is basically the legends of the Norse retold in Gaimans' unique way.

    When I read Neil's "American Gods" (if you've not read it, then get it!) I thought to myself how does he "know" the character of Odin, Grimnir, The All Father SO well... he has a very deep understanding of the lore behind it all having devoured the history and sagas of the scandanavian/gemanic peoples when he was a young lad. He details this in his intro to Norse Mythology
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 18th Jan 19, 8:01 AM
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    So much Life Left Over.

    By Louis de Berneires, I've just started it and am hooked. There are lots of characters and I have a feeling that it's going to as good as his Birds Without Wings.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 18th Jan 19, 10:35 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Currently re-reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

    Next on my TBR list is the rivers of london series that I got for Crimbo
    Originally posted by UncannyScot
    I started Lies Beneath yesterday, the latest in the "Rivers" series. I do not think you will be disappointed.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • Locky
    • By Locky 18th Jan 19, 10:38 AM
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    I've just finished The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts, which was a great, if rather harrowing at times, read!


    I'm just about to start Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson, which sounds a tearjerker!
    • snapdoodle
    • By snapdoodle 24th Jan 19, 9:10 PM
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    I am on a book buying ban till I've read the 82 paperbacks I have and 102 books on my Kindle. Currently reading "My name is Anna" borrowed from a friend at work.
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 24th Jan 19, 10:32 PM
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    Currently reading:


    Arabia by Levison Wood
    Skunk Works by Ben Rich
    God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
    Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites (vol 2) by Fletcher & Smith


    all somewhere between extremely good and brilliant.


    Genres: travel, aviation, science, secularism, almost anything non-fiction.
    The questions that get the best answers are the questions that give most detail....
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 4th Mar 19, 1:09 PM
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    Reading "Early Riser" by Jasper Fforde... 'tis bloody good
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 6th Mar 19, 7:25 AM
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    This....

    Ever wondered how the Diplomatic Service works? Here's an excellent read, just on the shelves, by an old colleague of mine.....

    The Road to Deal Pier.....The Undiplomatic Memoirs of a British Diplomat

    'Some of this book is true - maybe as much as 'a lot' - but there's also dishonesty, subterfuge, exaggerations, facts that are not facts, and historical inaccuracies in the mix too. So welcome to the world's first non-fiction semi autobiographical book, and it's written by a Diplomat. Don't pretend to be surprised.'

    Written by Kevin J Lynch
    Recently published by I_AM Self-Publishing
    Available on Amazon @ 9.99
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 16th Apr 19, 1:07 PM
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    I am currently re-reading my way through the Johnny Maxwell series by the late great Sir Terry Pratchett and as it has been a good number of years since I last read them it has been great reaqquaniting myself with the characters. On to Johnny and the Bomb now
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Pension Geek
    • By Pension Geek 16th Apr 19, 1:55 PM
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    Pension Geek
    This....

    Ever wondered how the Diplomatic Service works? Here's an excellent read, just on the shelves, by an old colleague of mine.....

    The Road to Deal Pier.....The Undiplomatic Memoirs of a British Diplomat

    'Some of this book is true - maybe as much as 'a lot' - but there's also dishonesty, subterfuge, exaggerations, facts that are not facts, and historical inaccuracies in the mix too. So welcome to the world's first non-fiction semi autobiographical book, and it's written by a Diplomat. Don't pretend to be surprised.'

    Written by Kevin J Lynch
    Recently published by I_AM Self-Publishing
    Available on Amazon @ 9.99
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Thanks for that, I will definitely be reading that!
    Not an expert, but like pensions, tax questions and giving guidance. There is no substitute for tailored financial advice.
    • Pension Geek
    • By Pension Geek 16th Apr 19, 1:57 PM
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    Pension Geek
    So much Life Left Over.

    By Louis de Berneires, I've just started it and am hooked. There are lots of characters and I have a feeling that it's going to as good as his Birds Without Wings.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I loved that book! Cant believe that I haven't read any of his other work!


    Currently reading 'The Jeeves Omnibus' by P.G. Wodehouse. Have read them all before, but thought i would dive in again.
    Not an expert, but like pensions, tax questions and giving guidance. There is no substitute for tailored financial advice.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 16th Apr 19, 7:51 PM
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    The Silence of the Girls

    By Pat Barker, it's the story of the women effected by the Trojan Wars. A female version of The Iliad.

    Excellent.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
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