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Posted on 8 Apr 2014, 18:04:01 BST
It's called Open Minds. I quite liked the premise, and the beginning was promising, but it always a lot happens, it just left me cold.

Posted on 8 Apr 2014, 18:14:38 BST
Reading a few more neg. reviews shows that the author didn't seem to keep up with the requirements of writing series and has bored her readers stiff. That said, there are a lot of positive reviews for the second book, too. (In the US.)
Ah well, it didn't convince me. Will read on just to finish it as I may as well, but won't buy the second book. Back to TP.

Posted on 8 Apr 2014, 22:25:05 BST
E. C. says:
This is why I didn't (and still have not) set out to write a trilogy. I have a lot of admiration for people who can pan a story out over three or more books AND keep the reader interested and although I'm onto my second with the same characters, the first does not end on a cliff hanger.

Cliff hangers - to me they are like Bovril, they either work really well or they totally ruin a good book, no middle ground but that's just my opinion.

Posted on 8 Apr 2014, 23:10:15 BST
It's one of the hardest things to do, and I'm of the opinion that each book should top the previous one. Not a fan of cliffhangers. At all. Open ending to suggest there's more to come, but each story should be self-contained and have an ending.

Posted on 9 Apr 2014, 08:38:48 BST
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Posted on 9 Apr 2014, 10:11:44 BST
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Posted on 9 Apr 2014, 13:21:05 BST
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Posted on 9 Apr 2014, 15:54:24 BST
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Posted on 9 Apr 2014, 22:44:41 BST
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Posted on 10 Apr 2014, 19:48:42 BST
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Posted on 7 May 2014, 07:44:31 BST
Isabella says:
Missing you guys, so I thought I'd give you a bump. There you go!

Posted on 8 May 2014, 21:27:37 BST
E. C. says:
was hoping we might get to the 9999 posts limit!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2014, 22:56:03 BST
I Readalot says:
It is still possible :)

Posted on 9 May 2014, 07:25:50 BST
Good point. We're not far away. I haven't been around anywhere much. Things have been a bit hectic. I'm preparing two books for publication, getting a kitten, dad's had a fall etc, etc.

Posted on 9 May 2014, 08:44:49 BST
Isabella says:
helping to edit a brilliant book. wish I'd written it.

Posted on 10 May 2014, 21:49:29 BST
I'm pretty sure this thread will reach the 9999 at some point. Hope you lot are well. I'm rather busy with my bicycles, building wheels and bikes. Love it! Still haven't finished that book I was reading; in fact haven't touched it in weeks. :-(

Posted on 11 May 2014, 00:50:51 BST
Isabella says:
Pity you don't live near me. I have a couple of bikes in my shed that could do with some TLC.

Posted on 11 May 2014, 22:29:29 BST
Isabella says:
9745 and counting.......

Posted on 11 May 2014, 22:35:33 BST
And I'd happily look at them. People now 'donate' bikes to me as they trust they'll be in good hands. Will be picking up an old Kona Cinder Cone (89 if I'm not mistaken) with the splash paint. Quite a bit in a sorry state, but I want to try to get it going for my friend who's doing the London-Paris in July. It'll be gorgeous when I'm done with it and I already said I want it back. :-)
Currently building a Viscount for my friend who's coming over for a visit. Poor thing doesn't know that she'll finally get the bike I always said I'd wanted to build her. Restorations cost me an arm and a leg, but I think she'll cry. (Aren't I just mean?)
And I'm building another Viscount for end of June (Staffordshire), where I'm going to a get together of Viscount and Lambert owners. SO much looking forward to that. We're going for a ride and stop at quite a few pubs. Then it's camping for me. Just hope it's not raining.

Posted on 14 May 2014, 20:52:25 BST
E. C. says:
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Posted on 17 May 2014, 01:05:17 BST
This thread is now two years old. Someone bake a birthday cake! :-)

Posted on 17 May 2014, 08:24:32 BST
F Mundo says:
Two years, and you still haven't found a great indie book yet ;) Boo.

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