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September 12, 2013 6:08 pm  #61


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Davina wrote:

I really like Philippa Gregory's books. I live just up the road, literally, from where Anne Boleyn's sister and husband lived (a firens lives i part of the moated manor house that was theirs) and we have a local pub called The Anne Boleyn (the Bullen's- for that is what they were- were big landowners around here).I am also a long term fan of Poe- I enjoy his poetry too.

That's amazing- I love reading about her, Elizabeth I. and the whole era. It's amazing that they are still so present in certain places- also went to Hatfield as well as the National Portrait Gallery in London.

I can highly recommend "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel (RSC is going to make plays out of them, I am considering flying over for that if I'll get tickets), and anything by Alison Weir.

I bought "Bring Up the Bodies" first and couldn't put it down again (I've been told I read it on a beach in Portugal, but I was completely unaware of my surroundings, really). Now I'm waiting for the third installment, which is as annoying as waiting for Sherlock's season 3... http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 


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September 22, 2013 3:36 pm  #62


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy


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September 26, 2013 4:09 pm  #63


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I've gotten a bit into "Young Sherlock Holmes", currently reading the second book. I like very much that Mycroft Holmes appears so often in these novels (at least so far). I am huge fan of the Holmes brothers and enjoy anything that brings them together.

After this I hope to finally get around to reading "The Cuckoo's Calling".


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September 26, 2013 5:28 pm  #64


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Started the newest Stephen King book yesterday.  Doctor Sleep.  It's a sequel to The Shining.


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September 27, 2013 2:47 am  #65


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Not actually reading it yet but the next thing I start will be the new Neil Gaiman book.  Ocean at the End of the Lane.  I've got tickets to a signing Satuday and I"m so excited I might spontaneously combust.!!

I like many of Gaiman's books.  My favs are Neverwhere and American Gods.

Have you finished Ocean at the End of the Lane?  How was it? (No spoilers!!)

 


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September 27, 2013 6:42 am  #66


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I am reading "Never Mind" by Edward St Aubyn. Benedict mentioned his books in an interview and I thought I could give them a try. A very well-written, disturbing novel. 


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September 27, 2013 11:32 am  #67


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SusiGo wrote:

I am reading "Never Mind" by Edward St Aubyn. Benedict mentioned his books in an interview and I thought I could give them a try. A very well-written, disturbing novel. 

 
Hmmmm, disturbing.  I like disturbing.  *takes notes*


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September 27, 2013 11:36 am  #68


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Bought a copy of The Amazing Adventures of Kavelair and Clay.  Been meaning to read it forever but then I heard BC mention that filming it would be a dream project for him and well, with that sort of reccomendation, ..I was highly motivated to finally read it.


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September 28, 2013 12:41 pm  #69


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

the_dancing_woman wrote:

I've gotten a bit into "Young Sherlock Holmes", currently reading the second book. I like very much that Mycroft Holmes appears so often in these novels (at least so far). I am huge fan of the Holmes brothers and enjoy anything that brings them together.

After this I hope to finally get around to reading "The Cuckoo's Calling".

I've also read those simply because I needed something during the wait, and I did quite warm to them. They clearly are meant for a young audience, but they still are entertaining, and I do agree about Mycroft.


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September 29, 2013 2:58 am  #70


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

reading  "A Slight Trick of the Mind"  by Mitch Cullin.   Looking forward to Ian McKellan as the aging post -WWII Sherlock.

 

September 29, 2013 3:00 pm  #71


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After reading, I hope you wouldn't mind sharing your thoughts about the book . I am so much interested about the project


 
 

September 30, 2013 11:34 pm  #72


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Currently I'm reading The White Queen and the Red Queen.  I don't have Starz and it will be a several months before it's on Netflix.  Sheesh, I'm surprised anyone in England was alive after the War of the Roses.


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October 7, 2013 8:00 pm  #73


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I'm currently reading North and South and I read Beowulf a couple of weaks ago for my literature class. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


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October 20, 2013 8:46 pm  #74


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Just reading ACD 56 short stories - had to giggle when I started the latest one. In the second paragraph it says "Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same", I never noticed this on previous readings so it must have stuck in my head after watching BBC Sherlock. I have been writing a SH story myself and I think it has a good start. I am not a writer as such so I don't really no if it has any merit. Where would I go to get any other opinions?


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October 20, 2013 8:48 pm  #75


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Oh I never mentioned the title. "The Adventure of The Creeping Man"


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October 23, 2013 10:08 am  #76


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When asked about what I'm reading I often say "It's...ummm... an online book." and they will never fully understand. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/embarrassed.png


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October 23, 2013 10:43 am  #77


Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Mary Me wrote:

When asked about what I'm reading I often say "It's...ummm... an online book." and they will never fully understand. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/embarrassed.png

Is it good or bad that I immediately knew what you meant?!?!

I'm re-reading The Hobbit to get in the mood for the movie x
 


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October 23, 2013 11:30 am  #78


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Mary Me wrote:

When asked about what I'm reading I often say "It's...ummm... an online book." and they will never fully understand. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/embarrassed.png

To avoid a long explaination of what fanfic are, I usually say "Something about Sherlock Holmes". http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


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October 25, 2013 9:13 pm  #79


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The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris

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October 25, 2013 10:12 pm  #80


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Me Before You - Jojo Moyes


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"It is what it is says love." (Erich Fried)

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