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Post by Stanley » 12 Nov 2012, 05:14

Sue, I'm certain that you have put your finger on the value of wide reading, including contemporary fiction, in getting a sense of what the frame of reference was. Essential to really understanding society, a sort of total immersion experience.
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Post by Sue » 13 Nov 2012, 10:14

Exactly Stanley. These two books were the sort of books that I wanted to create from my genealogy knowledge, but I don't think I could do it
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Post by Gloria » 17 Nov 2012, 10:01

Try Sue, you never know what you can do til you try.
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Post by Sue » 17 Nov 2012, 13:10

True, Gloria
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Post by Sue » 22 Nov 2012, 09:05

I am out of reading matter, a book for November/December?
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Post by Wendyf » 22 Nov 2012, 10:50

So am I Sue. I finished Secret River last night so I need something a bit lighter to read! I found it an increasingly difficult read, knowing that events could only turn nastier and so they did. As someone who usually chooses not to watch violence on TV or in films I found myself wanting to put the book down when the description of the massacre became so graphic, but I stuck with William Thornhill to see how he dealt with it. A very cleverly written book.
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Post by Gloria » 22 Nov 2012, 11:33

No Wendy I'm not. I have a James Patterson just started, which in my dotage I think I may have read before :laugh5:
I am calling in the library tomorrow so if anyone chooses one I can see if they have it. If we don't choose one by tomorrow, they have a book of the month in our library so I will get that and take pot luck. I have read some before and they are usually very good, they are chosen by a local book group who meet in the library.
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Post by Wendyf » 22 Nov 2012, 12:05

Sounds like a good idea Gloria, I'm happy to let your library choose our next book.

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Post by Gloria » 22 Nov 2012, 15:21

Okay dokay will do.
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Post by Sue » 22 Nov 2012, 16:38

I'll go with that. The trouble with the violence inSecret River, is you know it was true. How awful. I have just read The glassblower of Murano, a good story based on a legend about the mirrors in Versailles, and also a genealogical based book
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Post by Gloria » 23 Nov 2012, 11:26

Right team, got the book, here are the details--
"The House of Special Purpose" a novel of the Romanovs by John Boyne.
It looks very interesting, and has got very good reviews.
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Post by Wendyf » 24 Nov 2012, 09:46

I downloaded it last night....looking forward to starting reading.

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Post by Sue » 24 Nov 2012, 16:47

Ok will look it up now
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Post by Sue » 24 Nov 2012, 17:39

Got it, but there are three novels with this name and two seem to be the same story with different authors, I had to check which one it was.
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Post by Gloria » 01 Dec 2012, 13:56

Not a lot of time to be reading a the moment, but I am slowly getting through it, and really enjoying it.
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Post by Sue » 01 Dec 2012, 14:16

Me too. I am about half way through
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Post by Wendyf » 01 Dec 2012, 21:10

And me too!

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Post by Sue » 05 Dec 2012, 09:26

I've finished it. What a good book. I didn't see that ending coming. Excellent, and sad.
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Post by Gloria » 05 Dec 2012, 10:15

Don't tell us, I still have a way to go. Things keep getting in the way of my reading at the moment, but I will get to it.
Should I look and see what the Library Book Club recommend for it's next book or has someone else an idea of what to read? I'll look and let you know what it is anyway.
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Post by Sue » 06 Dec 2012, 09:02

That would be great Gloria, they certainly got this one right.
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Post by Wendyf » 06 Dec 2012, 09:07

Yes, good idea Gloria. I'm only half way through at the moment, but it is an enjoyable read.

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Post by Gloria » 06 Dec 2012, 14:22

I'm about the same Wendy. I'll call in the library tomorrow and see what their suggestion is. I have read a few and they have always been very good.
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Post by Sue » 06 Dec 2012, 22:16

I couldn't put it down in the end.
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Post by Gloria » 07 Dec 2012, 13:24

Our library's book of the month is "Where the River Ends" by Charles Martin. I have got one and will start it when I have finished "The House of Special Purpose".
Getting a bit like you Sue --- I don't want to put it down. I think I have it sussed but will no doubt be proven wrong.
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Re: Book club

Post by Sue » 07 Dec 2012, 14:43

Thanks for the new title
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