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« on: 04 January, 2010, 11:52 »

Books - what are your favourites?  What have you read recently?  What would you recommend?


Over the past couple of weeks I've read a few books that weren't painting related...

Anita Shreve - Body Surfing
Linda Kelsey - Fifty is not a four-letter word, The Secret Lives of Sisters.

I can recommend:
Audrey Niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife (if you haven't seen the movie)
Cassandra King - The Same Sweet Girls, Queen of Broken Hearts.
Sara Donati - Into The Wilderness series.
Monica McInerney
Louise Shaffer - The Three Miss Margarets, The Ladies of Garrison Gardens.
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« Reply #1 on: 04 January, 2010, 21:14 »


Hmmm, bleddy good question! Thumbs up  However, one that I'll havta answer when I'm a little more soberer. Wacko

One thing I will say though, bloody good onya, Sheila, for keeping this place going over the last week or so. Thumbs up  There have been a few days when I felt like putting up a message saying, "closed due to lack of interest". Sad

Thank you, sweetheart, Flowers for you I'll hold off hitting the 'delete' button tonight. Kiss wink Hug

Oh, and I love to read, given the opportunity.  My all time favourite to date is 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett. Applaud - bravo - more


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« Reply #2 on: 05 January, 2010, 12:50 »

It's sooo hard to keep a forum going when you've only got a few members.  I'd like to come here more, but there's this stupid thing called 'LIFE', dammit!  I do love hearing about all of you, and really think of you as my 'friends away from friends'  (supposed to sound like 'home away from home', did it succeed?


I used to love to read.. Now that I've gotten OLD, it's more bother than it's worth, what with the glasses, the bright light, the comfortable chair... it goes on and on.........   now, where's that 'whining' emote?   Well, then, this one will have to do.  Sob
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« Reply #3 on: 05 January, 2010, 16:22 »


Oh, and I love to read, given the opportunity.  My all time favourite to date is 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett. Applaud - bravo - more



I read Pillars of the Earth to my husband whilst he drove from Port Hedland to Broome and back again in June 1991.  I've started the next book World Without End but it's such a huge book to read, very long story, kinda puts me off.  Need to do another road trip...
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« Reply #4 on: 05 January, 2010, 18:12 »

I usually only read books that are natural health related, spiritually related, or written by Dan Brown! lol
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« Reply #5 on: 06 January, 2010, 05:16 »

I love reading!  and now that I have my contact I can read whenever I want!  Up to my fourth book this year.   A controversial one called "The Shack"  I'm 'enjoying' it so far!

My all time favourite  (not counting the Bible -  but tend to read that in bites Smile  )
is Memoirs of an invisible man.  H Saint 100 times better than the movie!  wish He'd write another book.  Have read it about four times.  (skip the first chapter tho)

As I go to writing classes, I'm told to read lots, so now that I am hopefully my writing will improve?

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« Reply #6 on: 09 January, 2010, 19:58 »

I've just read Monica McInerney - Odd One Out - and enjoyed it.
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« Reply #7 on: 09 January, 2010, 22:27 »


RFAM I'm a verrrrry slow reader. Blush

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« Reply #8 on: 10 January, 2010, 07:55 »

Is that 'cause you are editing them?
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« Reply #9 on: 10 January, 2010, 21:47 »

ATM I'm reading Monica McInerney's - The Faraday Girls - and it's a very good read.
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« Reply #10 on: 11 January, 2010, 08:28 »

Is that 'cause you are editing them?

Yes, in part. Nod yes  Also I don't get enough time to read, so a book ends up taking me aaaaages with a few pages here and a few pages there. Roll eyes  I do love reading though. Thumbs up


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« Reply #11 on: 15 January, 2010, 04:53 »

I can't remember the last time I read a book, but I think it was about 3 years ago.  But I do read a lot of How To's and Do it Yourself books, because I am doing a lot of my home renovation by myself.  Lately I have read a lot about mortar and concrete.  Smile  I know, I know; sounds very off beat  Roll eyes
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« Reply #12 on: 15 January, 2010, 07:59 »


Nah, not at all.  Books are for learning as well as pleasure (sometimes both! Lol), so I say good onya for getting into the nitty gritty of your projects. Thumbs up


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« Reply #13 on: 18 January, 2010, 17:14 »

I'm now reading Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve.
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« Reply #14 on: 14 March, 2010, 18:09 »

I'm reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron and Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now.

As well as art books and magazines.
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« Reply #15 on: 14 March, 2010, 21:40 »


I've just started another, older, book by Ken Follett but I can't remember what it's called! Wacko  Considering that it's now 22:40 and I've only just stopped work, I can't see me getting through much of it tonight either!! Lol


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« Reply #16 on: 28 April, 2010, 20:28 »


This'll give you an idea of how slow I am at reading ... I'm still reading the Ken Follett book that I mentioned above. Wacko  It's called something like 'On Wings of Eagles' and is strongly based on fact.  Sort of a cross between a documentary (book style) and a novel - a very good read so far.  It tells the story of Ross Perot's company employees escaping from the revolution in Iran in the late 1970s.

Maybe I'll be able to keep my eyes open long enough to read another couple of pages tonight! Lol


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« Reply #17 on: 30 April, 2010, 09:08 »

I started a Ken Follett book in January and sort of gave up because it's way tooooooooooooooooooo loooooooooooooooooong..........

and I have other things such as art to do....let alone housewifey stuff.
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« Reply #18 on: 30 April, 2010, 09:17 »

I used to always finish a book no matter how bad it was  (kind of in hope that I'd find out the point of it in the end..)  and I used to always just read fiction
now I read 2/3 non fiction books 1/3 fiction.  and I can be half way through four books at a time!   holidays are good times to polish them of.
I find reading is a luxury... funny I can jump on the computer for hours and not feel guilty  well terribly guilty  Blush  but to sit and read a book for an hour or two feels decadent!
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« Reply #19 on: 23 September, 2010, 13:22 »

I'm reading Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus by John Gray.
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