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Puck 20-06-2018 04:49 PM

Finally reading Dune by Frank Herbert.

one_step_closer 22-06-2018 04:08 PM

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Magical Thinking - Augusten Burroughs.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

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I'm currently reading Don't Wake Up - Liz Lawler.

Enjoying it so far. I like the twists and turns.

I am now also reading this. :-)

one_step_closer 23-06-2018 06:08 PM

I'm finding it a bit slow and not engaging so far but I'm going to continue with it.

one_step_closer 25-06-2018 03:49 PM

Gave Don't Wake Up 2 stars (it was ok). I didn't like it much but gave it 2 stars since I finished it.

Now reading This Love - Dani Atkins.

LovedSecureFree 26-06-2018 12:13 PM

Star Trek: Destiny (3 books in 1)

one_step_closer 29-06-2018 06:24 PM

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This Love - Dani Atkins.

I gave this 4 stars (really liked it).

Serendipity. 30-06-2018 12:55 AM

I finished Wild, which I really enjoyed, and The Year Of Less, which was incredibly dull. Now reading Lisey's Story by Stephen King, which I'm enjoying but I'm disappointingly un-scared so far!

one_step_closer 30-06-2018 02:27 PM

Lisey's Story is one of the books I remember becoming absolutely engrossed in and I couldn't stop thinking about it once I had finished it. I read it a long, long time ago so can't remember anything about it now.

one_step_closer 30-06-2018 07:42 PM

Now reading Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk.

one_step_closer 04-07-2018 04:17 PM

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Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

Now reading I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death - Maggie O'Farrell.

Serendipity. 05-07-2018 11:55 AM

Finished Lisey's Story. I really really liked it. Can't decide what to read next!

Serendipity. 05-07-2018 11:56 AM

Oh, I think I almost bought that at one point Lindsay. Let me know if it's any good!

one_step_closer 05-07-2018 07:28 PM

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Finished Lisey's Story. I really really liked it. Can't decide what to read next!

Can you get recommendations from Amazon? Or join Goodreads, that can be ok for recommendations and it's fun to keep a track of what you and your friends are reading.

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Oh, I think I almost bought that at one point Lindsay. Let me know if it's any good!

I Am, I Am, I Am? I got it from the library, it's ok so far.

one_step_closer 08-07-2018 12:36 PM

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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death - Maggie O'Farrell.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it) although I did consider giving it 2 (it was ok). It was readable and some parts were more interesting than others, which is maybe a horrible thing to say about a memoir. It wasn't really captivating in my opinion.

Now reading Echoes In Death - J. D. Robb, for library reading group.

Serendipity. 08-07-2018 10:40 PM

I might not bother reading it then!

one_step_closer 09-07-2018 04:29 PM

Other people seemed to really like it, maybe I was being harsh!

Finished Half In Love With Death: Managing The Chronically Suicidal Patient - Joel Pars. Gave it 2 stars (it was ok) based on my perceptions as a chronically suicidal person. Maybe practitioners would have liked it more, it's an American book mainly for psychotherapists I think.

Still reading Echoes In Death - J. D. Robb. Bored of it already.

Also reading Happy - Fearne Cotton. Wasn't going to read this but saw it for 75p in a charity shop so decided to get it.

Serendipity. 11-07-2018 10:20 AM

What did you think of Happy, Lindsay? I've started reading it but haven't got far yet.

I've just read Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott. I didn't love it, but it was okay.

one_step_closer 11-07-2018 01:49 PM

I gave Happy 3 stars (liked it) I didn't get anything from it to be honest but I think it could be useful for people with lower level MH issues. It was a little repetitive at points.

Still reading Echoes In Death.

Also reading Bookworm: A Memoir Of Childhood Reading - Lucy Mangan.

one_step_closer 11-07-2018 04:21 PM

Free books can be a bit rubbish most times! Unless it was a deal you got? I used to download free books but I don't do it much any more.

Bellatrix 12-07-2018 04:24 AM

Finished Alice and Red Queen by Christina Henry.

4/5 - Loved it very much. Very dark and graphic depictions of child abuse, but a fantastic take on a different version of Alice in Wonderland.

Currently reading Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky - it's really good so far, but only read about 20%. And Friend Request by Laura Marshall which is a really stupid book but I've nearly finished it so I may as well. Maybe there'll be a twist near the end.

Buttons. 12-07-2018 06:08 AM

Icecream girls-Dorothy Koomson- 4/5 my second attempt to read this, first time was a couple of years ago in a psych ward when on haloperidol which made reading nigh on impossible. This time round, really intriguing plot and characters, some bits a little bit like baggage but generally a fantastic book that keeps you guessing. Warning though, some pretty heavy abuse themes at times, and some mentions of self harm which I really wasn't expecting.

one_step_closer 14-07-2018 06:27 PM

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Echoes In Death - J. D. Robb.

I'm so glad this is over. Gave it 2 stars (it was ok) since I finished it but I only finished it because I thought I should for the reading group.

one_step_closer 15-07-2018 11:07 AM

Now reading The Food Of Love - Amanda Prowse.

one_step_closer 17-07-2018 11:35 AM

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The Food Of Love - Amanda Prowse.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

one_step_closer 17-07-2018 06:45 PM

The Darkness Within - Lisa Stone.

one_step_closer 20-07-2018 02:40 PM

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The Darkness Within - Lisa Stone.

I gave this 3 stars officially (liked it) but actually meant 2.5 stars. I was close to choosing 2 stars (it was ok) but thought I'd be kind since this is Cathy Glass writing as Lisa Stone. I found the book kind of uninteresting and had very violent sex scenes etc which put me off reading it on the bus!

Now reading Sister Psychopath - Maggie James.

one_step_closer 21-07-2018 06:12 PM

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Bookworm: A Memoir Of Childhood Reading - Lucy Mangan.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

Buttons. 21-07-2018 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4181842)
I gave this 3 stars officially (liked it) but actually meant 2.5 stars. I was close to choosing 2 stars (it was ok) but thought I'd be kind since this is Cathy Glass writing as Lisa Stone. I found the book kind of uninteresting and had very violent sex scenes etc which put me off reading it on the bus!

Am now intrigued!

one_step_closer 22-07-2018 11:39 AM

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Am now intrigued!

In my opinion it wasn't great, she has written a second book as Lisa Stone though and I will probably give that a try.

one_step_closer 22-07-2018 11:40 AM

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Sister Psychopath - Maggie James.

I gave this 2 stars (it was ok).

Now reading Ricochet Joe - Dean Koontz.

Buttons. 22-07-2018 06:01 PM

Let me know what you think of the second 'Lisa Stone' one, read other reviews as well and don't think I'll bother with the first.

one_step_closer 22-07-2018 06:21 PM

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Let me know what you think of the second 'Lisa Stone' one, read other reviews as well and don't think I'll bother with the first.

Whenever I get round to it I will!

one_step_closer 22-07-2018 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4182180)
Ricochet Joe - Dean Koontz.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

Now reading The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life And Freedom On Death Row - Anthony Ray Hinton.

one_step_closer 22-07-2018 07:02 PM

I do read quite a lot yes! Although the Ricochet Joe book was just a short one so that's why I managed to finish it in a short amount of time.

one_step_closer 25-07-2018 03:26 PM

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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life And Freedom On Death Row - Anthony Ray Hinton.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

one_step_closer 25-07-2018 07:13 PM

Faithful - Alice Hoffman.

Spoons 26-07-2018 08:51 PM

Notes on a Nervous Planet- Matt Haig

one_step_closer 27-07-2018 03:47 PM

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Notes on a Nervous Planet- Matt Haig

This is on my to read list, I'd be interested to hear your opinion of it.

Spoons 28-07-2018 06:44 PM

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This is on my to read list, I'd be interested to hear your opinion of it.

So far I like it a lot better than Reasons to stay alive. I'm about half way through at the moment.

indigorose 29-07-2018 04:46 AM

Going to start reading The Help

one_step_closer 29-07-2018 11:08 AM

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Going to start reading The Help

I think I really liked this. Hope you enjoy it.

one_step_closer 29-07-2018 11:09 AM

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Faithful - Alice Hoffman.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it). May have read it a while ago though, it seemed a bit familiar.

one_step_closer 29-07-2018 06:18 PM

The Hospital - Barbara O'Hare.

Buttons. 30-07-2018 03:23 PM

Glad you enjoyed so much Jinxie :) I'm lucky my local Tesco does a book swap table thing where you give 50p or whatever for the charity and get one of the books off the table or leave one for somebody else. Reading one atm about man and his dog and his garden (don't know where the garden part of it comes in) but still good to have new books.

Also I clearly got pages of this thread wrong read another one where you read a book you really liked. Sorry!

Buttons. 30-07-2018 03:24 PM

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Going to start reading The Help

Sorry missed that The Help is well worth reading, loved it.

one_step_closer 30-07-2018 03:42 PM

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The Hospital - Barbara O'Hare.

I gave this 4 stars (really liked it) except it was sad that it was a true story.

Now reading Behind Closed Doors - Susan Lewis.

one_step_closer 03-08-2018 03:32 PM

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Behind Closed Doors - Susan Lewis.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it) but was closer to 2.5 stars.

Now reading Girl On A Train - A J Waines.

DestroyMe 05-08-2018 07:04 PM

Reading When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase
And I finished Girl In Pieces (can’t remember the author) a few weeks ago

one_step_closer 05-08-2018 07:06 PM

Gave up on Girl On A Train.

Now reading The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder - Sarah J Harris.

mothy 05-08-2018 08:16 PM

I've just finished reading a book called 'A song for tomorrow' by Alice Peterson which was an easy read yet quite inspirational. I recommend this..I would give it a good 4 stars.

This week I read a book called "Into the wild". It's an interesting story about a guy who just gives up his possessions and tries to 'live off the land'. The story is good but the way it is written is quite hard work. 3 stars.

I've just started Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine and I'm about 30 pages in. It has been good reading so far.


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