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What are you reading? July 2011

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javagirl
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Post by javagirl » Mon August 1st, 2011, 2:46 am

Should be finishing Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog tonight or tomorrow. Thinking I might start A Town Like Alice next. Never read it (or any by Shute) before.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon August 1st, 2011, 3:21 am

Starting Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon August 1st, 2011, 9:46 am

Just finished "The Radleys" by Matt Haig, yes I know it's August but I only a few pages to finish today.

Next up I hope to read "Incubus" by Carol Goodman if I can get it today, if not will have to have a rummage through tbr piles - too much choice!
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 1st, 2011, 3:20 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]
Next up I hope to read "Incubus" by Carol Goodman if I can get it today, if not will have to have a rummage through tbr piles - too much choice![/quote]

I'm jealous you can get the new Goodman book, while I can't even find it on Amazon!

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Post by Madeleine » Mon August 1st, 2011, 4:04 pm

Managed to get Incubus at lunchtime so will start it this evening, been looking forward to this one.

Hope you manage to get a copy SM.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon August 1st, 2011, 4:21 pm

I don't think Incubus is out in the US yet.
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Post by LoobyG » Mon August 1st, 2011, 5:18 pm

[quote=""javagirl""]Should be finishing Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog tonight or tomorrow. Thinking I might start A Town Like Alice next. Never read it (or any by Shute) before.[/quote]

You're in for a treat Javagirl, 'A Town like Alice' is great stuff, do post what you think! :)

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Post by LoobyG » Mon August 1st, 2011, 5:20 pm

[quote=""Ash""]That book came out when I was about 11. I wondered what all the hype was about but I didn't want my dad to know I was reading it. So I checked it out from the library, and hid it under my bed. I was in the middle of reading when my dad walked by and said 'oh, I've been wanting to read that, let me know what you think'. Um, ok dad, I replied, face turning red. I should have known that he'd never censor a book from me - he always believed that if I could read it I should, and if I didn't understand it , I'd ask. Well, I didn't understand it all, and still didn't ask! Tried to read it a few years back and was taken by how poorly written it was and couldn't finished it. Never knew if dad read it, he probably did.[/quote]

I agree Ash, it wasn't terribly well written - but I found the storyline truly addictive, I'd imagine it was thought to be quite shocking when it was published! It was a guilty pleasure for me :)

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