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Posted on 28 Nov 2013 09:59:21 GMT
carocaro says:
Selena Kitt's Modern Wicked Fairy Tales: Complete Collection Box Set a set of 8 and all for 77p on sale today.

A different take on traditional tales ;)

Posted on 28 Nov 2013 09:25:24 GMT
So I went to the book reading by Louise Welsh in Greenock Library last night, and ended up in the same car as her getting a lift back to Glasgow! Not the way I thought the evening would go, but a lovely end to a great evening. She is lovely, and very interesting - her responses to the questions people asked were very thoughtful and she was so happy that people wanted to ask questions. She did a couple of readings, one from The Girl On The Stairs, and one from her new book which is out in March - A Lovely Way To Burn. I always find it so fascinating to hear an author speak about writing a book, why they chose the subject and where their inspiration comes from. I managed to get my friend to check out The Bullet Trick for me so I will be reading that next, and I hope that I enjoy it more than Tamburlaine Must Die. I obviously didn't tell her that or that she gave me nightmares with the Cutting Room, but I think she might have liked that because she told us that although she doesn't fancy adapting her own books for the screen, she does want to write a horror movie!

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 17:29:11 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
i've just started re-reading Count of Monte Cristo. Well, i suppose i mean staring to read the unabridged version because i originally read it in my youth and was enthralled by it then but it must have been an abridged version. Anyway, it is fantastic and in no way a children's book - great characters, politics - post Napoleonic France and goes along at a great pace despite its daunting 1200 pages. Have to say that Robin Buss' translation is excellent. Highly recommended.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 16:20:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2013 16:24:03 GMT
carocaro says:
Indeed a unique narrator and story. It certainly made me think Kimbiker. Fascinated by the colours theme too.

Leila, do read The Book Thief.

By the way the Cherise Sinclair is free
Club Shadowlands (Masters of the Shadowlands Series Book 1)

It shows EL James up as third rate and lot of psychology in her books too.

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 16:00:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2013 16:04:57 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Perhaps one for you Caro? Free for today only - Lust (The Immortal Shadows Trilogy) [Kindle Edition] There are witches involved and the reviews seem ecstatic.... woth a look perhaps?

Also on offer free today - Eternal Infinite (Infinite Series) [Kindle Edition] Apparently this is the first of a series and a long one - heroic fantasy in a dystopian setting - again worth a look.

They both have five stars though that doesn't necessarily mean anything I suppose!

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 15:35:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2013 15:55:24 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Darkness on a Pale Blue Stone [Kindle Edition] free sci fi

Chasing Air [Kindle Edition] free for today

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 14:11:03 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Me too Karen. This sounds like the best way fwd.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 13:37:35 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Really must read this one Kimbiker. Had it on my bookshelves for ages and everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for the reminder!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 13:36:02 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Got the film and the book Caro but I prefer the book I think. I haven't read any other Neil Gaiman but he seems very popular. Have you ever read "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett? I've read it a few times and think it's a fabulous book. What an awful disappointment though when they televised it!!!! All the characters you imagine when reading a story can be so different in how they look when they bring films or TV series out. They left chunks of the book out of it too.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 13:31:04 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Hi Mags what a wonderful time for you all to have your daughter and children over from Australia. Are they staying for Christmas? Lovely little anecdote re blowing the cobwebs from your daughter's original book to read it to your little granddaughter x. "The Little Wooden Horse" by Ursula Williams is a delightful book to read out loud to young children. My 6 to 7 year olds at school loved it to bits. It almost had fallen to bits by the time I retired! LOL Enjoy this special time.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 13:26:26 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
I've had the book a long time Karen and it is as delightful as you say.... x It is available here on Amazon but the cheapest is a used paper back around £3.47 which is including p/p The Kindle edition is £4.99. The overall price is perhaps a bit high considering it is a fairly short read. Neil G is very popular though.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 13:26:08 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Hi Kimbiker, a really moving book. I believe the author based it around is grandmother. Makes it even more special. A very unique novel.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 12:59:48 GMT
Kimbiker says:
The Book Thief

Finished it yesterday, great read and a unique narrator. Certainly not in the read and forget category.

Lots of sadness but still a humorous book, puts you off human beings a bit but then the nice people restore your faith.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 11:14:05 GMT
carocaro says:
I enjoyed the film Stardust but hadn't realised it was from a book...mind most are aren't they?

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 11:12:33 GMT
carocaro says:
Okay Gary...just playing catch up so by the end of today if no one else has I will add the other for books only no chat.

The ASH Stories Part 1: The Assessment have started reading this sci Fi which I've had on my kindle for ages. It has three novelette length stories of parts 1, 2 & 3. Thought it might be fantasy enough...

Having read another Trust in Me (Dark Erotica) a very dark story of drugs lords, gangs and how they use the women set in the US..not nice at all and then coincidence as what was on the news but how gangs use kids as young as eleven for the UK. It really depressed me and I would have left it which I rarely do but for the fact that one good man...undercover was in it.

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 10:34:26 GMT
Thanks all for your kind words and support, I appreciate it.

I am happy with 2 threads, I used to go on the thread that Garry started however it was all chat about American Football for a while, which I do not have a clue about, so I didn't post on it. If there were a thread about books and a thread for books and chat I would happily visit both because I like chatting with all you nice folk.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 10:29:59 GMT
Oh Leila, I envy you - I wish I still had the delight of Stardust to read, I love Neil Gaiman. The film of the book is excellent, too.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 10:17:09 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Reply to Caro, yesterday evening.
I did not mean stale as in conversation from people who post here already, I just meant that someone new, may see the discussion but see 'no chat' on the end and be put off and it gets less people joining in and posting. I just do not want the discussion to end for the sake of the few(like me) who like the chat. Like I readalot said that on this discussion books should be the heart of the post.
Now that probably leaves such as me out of this discussion as at the present time my reading is down to a book a month or so, but if that means I do not post on 'what are you reading now' discussion but it keeps to it's intentions, then so be it. okay??

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 22:53:38 GMT
M. Parry says:
Me too Karen. I have so many unread both papery ones and kindle, it defies belief. I am not a very fast reader either. As I said before, I tend to read conversationally.†
I do hope your granddad picks up and feels less depressed. It must be horrible for him.†
Also that your job hunting bears fruit. You Have a tenacious spirit and you will find something eventually that is just right for you.†
My daughter and my two grandchildren arrived from Australia yesterday. So I am very happy. Poor things all over the place with jetlag.†
I am reading My Naughty Little Sister stories to my granddaughter and she is enthralled. I'm not sure if it is written by Dorothy Edwards or she has illustrated it. This was my daughters book when she was little so I †had to blow the cobwebs off it!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 22:39:30 GMT
I Readalot says:
It is, in fact I must find time to re-read it, the Winter setting makes it perfect for this time of year. I have heard that Silent Land and Fairy Tale have been optioned for movies, really hope something comes of it as it means more people will 'discover' his books.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 21:58:08 GMT
I Readalot says:
Wouldn't worry about it becoming stale, for much of the time this one was simply people saying what they were reading but then others would comment on the book, particularly if they enjoyed it. It is difficult to avoid a bit of chatter now and again, the main problem is when it starts to take over, in a thread like this books should really be at the heart of the post.

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 21:54:18 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
On my wish list I Readalot. Thank you it sounds rather beautiful!

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 21:46:17 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Hi everyone called it after Caro suggestion 'what are you reading now list and chat'

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 21:46:10 GMT
carocaro says:
Gary, those of us on this group who chat about books and extra curriculum would still chat about books as we do now. Just has the freedom not to become just a list of books recommended. Okay?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 21:39:21 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
I hadn't Caro but had a look and will def be buying that so it's on my wish list (overspent on my book allowance LOL.) Saw your review and that's good enough for me.
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