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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.


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