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Posted on 26 Mar 2013 03:07:22 GMT
Erin Cressey says:
In the summer of 1942, Lilly is coming to terms with how her life is not as perfect or extravagant as the townsfolk of Henbury may think. Sure, her Father is the Mayor and she's grown up with anything money can buy, a child's dream, but there has always been something missing:
The simple aspect of happiness.
In the midst of wondering if she'll ever be free from the watchful eyes of her strict Mother, Lilly spontaneously meets Raymond, a free spirited farm boy from out of town, and soon finds herself falling in love with him. But when her father finds out, her world is turned up side down. Lilly decides to run away and make a new life for herself but things don't turn out as perfect as she'd planned when Raymond is posted out to war and the two are torn apart.
A story about love, family and friendship, and discovering what's truly important when life turns in unexpected directions.The Mayors Daughter and The Farmers Son

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 19:19:20 GMT
Nana Jan says:
The Snowman-Jo Nesbo

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Posted on 1 Mar 2013 18:09:12 GMT
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Russell says:
I loved The fun house, Richard Laymon. Its a great read

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Cecilia says:
Three books I read through the night because I couldn't put them down:

How to be Lost - Amanda Eyre Ward

Crow Lake - Mary Lawson

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini and
A Splendid Thousand Suns - Khaled Hosseini

(sorry, that's four! But was totally engrossed by each of them. Well written and interesting subjects)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2013 14:10:35 GMT
Backline and other short stories.

Posted on 1 Mar 2013 11:16:18 GMT
Icki Iqbal says:
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Posted on 6 Feb 2013 21:09:04 GMT
I am reading the Jasper Fdorde collection of stories about Tuesday next the LiteraTec who is looking for a criminal named Acheron Hades who steals the original manuscripts of books and kidnaps and murders the original characters within, i.e. Martin Chuzzlewit/Jane Eyre. Fascinating read as its books within books. Loving them.

Posted on 6 Feb 2013 12:53:20 GMT
Ms Book Nerd says:
The Silver Mist

This is an absolutely wonderful book, and it's free for Kindle at the moment - I would recommend it to anyone! It's become my favourite book since I read it last year...

Posted on 6 Feb 2013 07:28:35 GMT
Ness says:
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

Excellent read, can not recommend highly enough

Also was just curious and wondered since it is almost a year since the first post what did Silvershakespear actually go with and would it be recommended?

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 12:34:26 GMT
Depends upon what genre you prefer reading best Silvershakespeare . . . but myself and a few friends via a flyer in a shop window, found we lived close to a local author who still self-publishes only very limited amounts of books. We decided to give this a go, and we've all got one now, and signed too. "Spirit of a Dragon" (An erotic crime thriller paperback) . . . it begins quite slowly to apparently draw you into the story, and then when you are in - you're caught in it. We still even re-read it now and then - and we are watching out for whatever from his list in the book comes out next to try it.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 14:49:28 GMT
Carter's Conundrums - Book 1 of Meredith Pink's adventures in Egypt
First in a trilogy - escapist fiction set in Egypt - modern adventure story but based around an ancient egyptian mystery. Thoroughly enjoyable.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013 12:48:14 GMT
Scribblefan says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 18:09:45 GMT
Hi Silvershakespear,
If you haven't already read them I'd suggest,
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (try not to watch the film first)
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Regeneration by Pat Barker
The Go Between by L.P.Hartley
Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy by Le Carre
and last but not least a shameless plug for my own unputdownable novella "Vocazione" by J.D.Jones

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 17:32:15 GMT
CameandWent says:
Nazi Time Machine 2014

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 11:06:50 GMT
Pam Hellyer says:
Beyond the Camera

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 19:40:20 GMT
Zappa Fan says:
Swansong by Robert McCAMMON-absolutely fantastic
Of Bees and Mist
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Book of Human Skin by M.Lovric
Larsson trilogy

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 17:43:42 GMT
Well, I'm sure the original flight happened long ago now (would be interested to hear what you ended up picking) but one that I found unstoppable late last year was Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Green (NB - he's American, and publishes under a different name in the US, but I can't remember what - search for the title, rather than the author!). It got off to a slightly slow start, but the action really began just as I was reading over breakfast before work one morning. The result of which was almost missing the bus because I just completely lost 15 minutes. Then got on the bus for my 50 minute journey and the next thing I knew we were arriving at the bus station (luckily, I needed to get off at the final stop), then I got my second bus out to the office on the edge of town, and finished the entire book seconds before we reached my stop. I'd have gladly gone beyond and waited for a bus back in the right direction if I hadn't finished it then though. I doubt it would last an entire flight, but highly recommended. By the time I got to my desk that day, my first act was to evangelise about the story to anyone I thought would listen. My mother said afterwards that she'd loved it too, after reading it on my recommendation. It's narrated by the imaginary friend of a boy who seems to have some form of autism or aspergers - formal diagnosis never given - and he's the only person who knows his "imaginer friend" is in danger. Totally gripping, incredibly moving, and I wish I could have the experience of reading it for the first time again! The next best thing is to tell people about it! I'd also second the Outlander series as page turners - I love the books, but realised I just raved so much about this book that I can't muster as much enthusiasm to recommend other stuff as I usually would, which clearly says something!

Also, with less raving but much sincerity, I find Jim Butcher's Dresden Files to be unputdownable, and most of Christopher Brookmyre's stuff, if you can handle the glaswegian dialect.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 20:48:18 GMT
For something evocative of the Deep South, I'd definitely recommend "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" by John Berendt. You could probably cancel your trip, actually, because that is one book that takes you there! If you enjoy crime fiction, some of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series would definitely fit the bill.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 12:19:00 GMT
Anita says:
Ahh, when I find delirium on a tenth (or so) thread in a row, I start thinking, probably, really delirium... (Not of tremens variety, hopefully :) )

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 02:01:50 GMT
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Posted on 17 Jan 2013 13:27:30 GMT
Robyn says:
I've just started reading this and would definitely recommend it to anyone out there looking for a good book to read. It's funny, clever, honest and thought-provoking. So far I haven't wanted to put it down- 10 out of 10.

An Ordinary Girl in an Extraordinary World

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 13:13:21 GMT
Free lines says:
Elite: The Lost Nation is an awesome book in the vein of game of thrones meets Star Wars. I have not cried or laughed or cheered for characters for awhile. Great book!

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 13:09:44 GMT
Free lines says:
I have just read Elite: The Lost Nation by Robert James Wright and it was amazing in the same way I felt when I read the Da Vinci code. If you like the three musketeers type stories then this is for you.

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