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one_step_closer 14-04-2018 02:24 PM

Gave up on Cell.

Now reading The Doll Maker - Richard Montanari.

leemc 15-04-2018 05:34 AM

The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter

leemc 16-04-2018 06:50 AM

Don't You Cry - Mary Kubica

one_step_closer 20-04-2018 03:11 PM

Emergency Admissions: Memoirs Of An Ambulance Driver - Kit Wharton.

one_step_closer 21-04-2018 08:18 PM

The Stolen Ones - Richard Montanari.

one_step_closer 25-04-2018 07:28 PM

Maybe I should add what I think about the books I've read...

I'm not good at writing reviews so I'll put the Goodreads star rating I have given them.

Finished The Stolen Ones, gave it 3 stars (like it).

Now reading My Friend Leonard - James Frey.

one_step_closer 26-04-2018 06:55 PM

Formulation In Psychology And Psychotherapy - Lucy Johnstone.

(Not for college/uni or anything, just out of interest).

one_step_closer 30-04-2018 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4169843)
My Friend Leonard - James Frey.

I gave this 4 stars (really liked it).

Now reading This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor - Adam Kay.

one_step_closer 01-05-2018 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4170592)
This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor - Adam Kay.

4 stars (really liked it).

one_step_closer 02-05-2018 11:26 AM

The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz.

one_step_closer 04-05-2018 06:53 PM

Having to pause reading The Silent Corner because I got a couple of library reservations today so need to make them a priority.

Reading:

Blue: A Memoir - Keeping The Peace And Falling To Pieces - John Sutherland.

one_step_closer 07-05-2018 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4171063)
Blue: A Memoir - Keeping The Peace And Falling To Pieces - John Sutherland.

Gave this 3 stars (liked it).

Now reading: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg.

one_step_closer 08-05-2018 04:22 PM

Going to have to pause my reading again.

Now reading The Black Book - James Patterson and David Ellis for a reading group.

MissGranger 08-05-2018 06:36 PM

My Life With George - Judith Summers.

one_step_closer 09-05-2018 06:27 PM

Couldn't get into The Black Book.

Continuing with: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg.

one_step_closer 12-05-2018 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4171783)
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg.

I gave this 4 stars (really liked it) but if it was possible I would have given it 4.5 stars.

Now back to The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz.

one_step_closer 16-05-2018 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4172078)
The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz.

Started as 2 stars (it was ok) as it was quite slow but then it got more interesting so I gave it 3 stars (liked it).

Now reading A Trick I Learned From Dead Men - Kitty Aldridge.

Serendipity. 17-05-2018 07:35 PM

I'm finally reading 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine'. I'm really, really enjoying it so far (I'm about 3/4 of the way through).

one_step_closer 17-05-2018 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Serendipity. (Post 4172676)
I'm finally reading 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine'. I'm really, really enjoying it so far (I'm about 3/4 of the way through).

Yay! I'm glad you're enjoying it, I think if you're really really enjoying it at this point you will probably like it all the way through.

one_step_closer 18-05-2018 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4172543)
A Trick I Learned From Dead Men - Kitty Aldridge.

3 stars (liked it).

one_step_closer 20-05-2018 07:41 PM

Without You - Saskia Sarginson.

Serendipity. 21-05-2018 03:19 AM

I'm so impressed by how much you read Lindsay!

I finished 'Eleanor Oliphant' and loved it. Best book I've read in ages. Now I'm reading 'The Year of Less' by Cait Flanders. I'm not thrilled by it so far, but I'm only a couple of chapters in.

one_step_closer 21-05-2018 04:17 PM

Maybe the book you're reading now isn't living up to the Eleanor Oliphant experience. Hope it gets better or you can find something else interesting to read.

I have plenty of time to read. I usually go somewhere on the bus most days and read then, and do maybe an hour of reading in the evening too.

Puck 22-05-2018 05:29 PM

Two steps forward by Graeme Simsion arrived in the post today. Really looking forward to it!

one_step_closer 24-05-2018 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4173032)
Without You - Saskia Sarginson.

3 stars (liked it).

I finished it when I was out and had my kindle with me but wanted to read a real book so I started reading Brief Horrible Moments - Marko Pandza since it is only one sentence horror stories so I could have something to read when I was out but can finish it quickly and get onto another book.

one_step_closer 24-05-2018 08:42 PM

Also:

The Comforters - Muriel Spark.

one_step_closer 25-05-2018 06:34 PM

Had to stop reading The Comforters because a library reservation arrived.

Now reading The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari.

one_step_closer 27-05-2018 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4173794)
Brief Horrible Moments - Marko Pandza.

2 stars (it was ok).

Serendipity. 28-05-2018 01:20 AM

I'm still halfway through 'The Year of Less' but it's really boring. I do want to finish it and will keep reading, but I'm now also reading 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed, which I'm loving so far.

one_step_closer 28-05-2018 11:26 AM

I might add Wild to my to read list.

one_step_closer 31-05-2018 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4174066)
The Rosary Girls - Richard Montanari.

3 stars (liked it) would have given it 3.5 stars if possible.

Now back to reading The Comforters - Muriel Spark.

one_step_closer 03-06-2018 06:46 PM

Also reading The Little Pocket Book of Mindfulness - Anna Black.

one_step_closer 04-06-2018 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4174976)
The Comforters - Muriel Spark.

3 stars (liked it). I liked reading it but didn't understand a lot of what was going on. Plus the characters alternated between using their first names and their surnames which made it difficult to remember who was who. I probably would have given it 2.5 stars overall.

one_step_closer 05-06-2018 06:33 PM

The Ice Twins - S. K. Tremayne.

matthewseeks 05-06-2018 07:55 PM

in a cottage in a wood
i'm also going to get "After Anna" after i'm nearly done
I don't know how to describe the book i'm reading, but it's worth checking out

Serendipity. 06-06-2018 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4175491)
The Ice Twins - S. K. Tremayne.

Are you enjoying it? I LOVED it. It was one of those books I was sad to finish because even if I read it again it wouldn't be the same because I'd know the ending! I had certain issues with it but I could forgive them because it was such a good read.

one_step_closer 06-06-2018 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by matthewseeks (Post 4175500)
in a cottage in a wood

I have that on my Kindle but haven't read it yet. Please let me know what you think of it when you finish.

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Originally Posted by Serendipity. (Post 4175543)
Are you enjoying it? I LOVED it. It was one of those books I was sad to finish because even if I read it again it wouldn't be the same because I'd know the ending! I had certain issues with it but I could forgive them because it was such a good read.

I'm 104 pages in and persevering. I'm finding it a bit repetitive in places so far but I'm interested in seeing what is going to happen. Plus since you LOVED it, I will definitely keep going.

one_step_closer 06-06-2018 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matthewseeks (Post 4175500)
i'm also going to get "After Anna" after i'm nearly done

Oh and I've read this, rated it 3 stars (liked it). I can't actually remember anything about it though!

Serendipity. 07-06-2018 09:13 PM

Oh I hope you start enjoying it more Lindsay!

I really didn't like After Anna, I found it really irritating!

one_step_closer 08-06-2018 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4175491)
The Ice Twins - S. K. Tremayne.

I rated this 3 stars (liked it).

I very rarely give things 4 stars (really liked it) and even rarer 5 stars (loved it).

one_step_closer 08-06-2018 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Serendipity. (Post 4175543)
Are you enjoying it? I LOVED it. It was one of those books I was sad to finish because even if I read it again it wouldn't be the same because I'd know the ending! I had certain issues with it but I could forgive them because it was such a good read.

Also I am interested to know what your certain issues were...

Serendipity. 08-06-2018 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4175819)
Also I am interested to know what your certain issues were...

The following content has been hidden - Reason : spoilers
Tbh, I didn't really have issues when I read that one, but when I read 'The Fire Child' which is the author's next novel under that name, it was also about a woman putting a kid at risk etc because of mental health problems (that I didn't necessarily find terribly realistic) and it just pissed me off!

matthewseeks 09-06-2018 10:16 AM

at the local charity shop, there are paperbacks for 49p and hardbacks for 99p to be bought - so i got one of each
i never saw the girl on the train movie, so maybe just reading the book is right for me:)

one_step_closer 09-06-2018 03:19 PM

Hannah, that is quite annoying. I put The fire Child on my to read list, is it worth a go anyway?

Charity shops are great for book bargains, although I've seen some charge 2.50 for paperbacks which is a good deal but I'd prefer them to be 1 or less!

I have The Girl On The Train on my book case and I've never seen the film either. If you read it let me know if you recommend it.

Now reading:

Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table - Stephen Westaby.

Serendipity. 10-06-2018 01:36 AM

Lindsay, I'd say it's probably worth a read. I didn't enjoy it as much as The Ice Twins, but I did still enjoy reading it for the most part.

I really liked The Girl On The Train. The film is terrible. I really wouldn't bother watching it!

one_step_closer 13-06-2018 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4175871)
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table - Stephen Westaby.

I gave this 3 stars (liked it).

Now reading:

Scaredy Cat - Mark Billingham.

and

Half In Love With Death: Managing The Chronically Suicidal Patient - Joel Paris.

one_step_closer 14-06-2018 06:22 PM

Could not get into Scaredy Cat, only chose it because I have to chose a crime book to read for the reading group I go to and I have no idea what is crime and what is a thriller and Scaredy Cat definitely had crime in it!

Found a book that says 'the crime novel of the year' on the front cover so I'm giving it a shot:

Blacklands - Belinda Bauer.

one_step_closer 18-06-2018 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4176503)
Blacklands - Belinda Bauer.

I gave this 2 stars (it was ok) I wasn't that impressed.

Now reading Magical Thinking - Augusten Burroughs.

nonperson 18-06-2018 05:33 PM

Nothing cultured... but started Harry Potter again from the beginning. Haven't read the books for so long. =)

one_step_closer 20-06-2018 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Disa (Post 4176863)
I'm currently reading Don't Wake Up - Liz Lawler.

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

This is on my bookcase, let me know what you think of it if you finish it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nonperson (Post 4176878)
Nothing cultured... but started Harry Potter again from the beginning. Haven't read the books for so long. =)

Harry Potter is 100% cultured. I sometimes think I'd like to read the books again but then I think that there are so many books I haven't read that I should be reading them instead. Hope you're enjoying them.


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