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  1. Sticky

    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    I read a lot and usually have a pile of books to get through at any one time. But I'm down to my last 2 so need to be getting more ready and waiting.

    I've been reading a lot of vampire/supernatural books lately so wanting something different.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks x
     
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    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    Thanks hun!

    I'll give the library another go - keep meaning to - but it's a small town one and not open hours that suit my schedule much which is why, coupled with the stock, I stopped bothering. But I'll see what they have in. I get a few books from charity shops too as they always have a load in - I'll keep eyes open for the ones you've suggested.

    Thanks x
     
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    DQ Queen of the Damned

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    Which supernatural ones have you read? I've been reading Lauren Dane and Shayla Black lately, after re-reading all of my Nalini Singh books (shapeshifters and psy - very sexy).

    Kelly Armstrong is great - werewolves, necromancers, etc

    Laurell K Hamilton maybe...
     
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    Laddiesboy I ♥ Slimming World :)

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    My favourite author is Patricia Cornwell, she has a series of books based on the character Dr Faye Scarpetta, who is a forensics expert.

    It isn't science-heavy it is very easy to read, and I have loved each book individually, and enjoyed the overall story and reading about the characters growing up, their lives changing, and so on.

    Very much recommended :)
     
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    One of my fave subjects but I'm much a girly girl book fan, can recommend Freya North, Maggie Alderson, Elizabeth Noble, Carole Matthews esp Chocolate Lovers Diet, love Dan Brown books as well, just to name but a few, enjoy book hunting xxx
     
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    I just finished reading Lovely Bones
    An excellent book thoough very sad at times. The are making it into a movie, comes out in December. Go to you tube and you can see the trailer for it. It would give you an idea what the book is about.
     
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    Reading 'Lovely Bones' made me cry - didn't realise they were making it into a movie! :cool:
     
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    I have just finished the new Ian Rankin novel, "The Complaints". Having retired Rebus, he now has a new character who works for the department within the police in Edinburgh who investigate other policemen. I really enjoyed it - it is complicated and you need to concentrate, but it is beautifully written.

    If you haven't read Alexander McCall Smith's "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" books, then you should, but do start from the beginning.

    I am currently reading "Down River" by John Hart, which is excellent. I previously read "The Last Child" by the same author - it was listed for the Dagger award - but I think "Down River" is better.

    Dan Waddell and Andrew Greig are authors I have enjoyed recently.

    Jane Green is an author my sister introduced me to - she lent me "The Beach House" and I literally couldn't put it down. I was wandering around the house reading it at all opportunities!

    I don't buy books any more, since I retired I get all my books from the public library. In Reading we are very lucky in having an excellent library service. You might like to check to see if your library has an on-line catalogue you can browse through. I can check to see if the library has what I am looking for, which branch has it, whether it is on the shelf or on loan, and reserve it if I want to. All sitting at home!! And I can renew books from home too.
     
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    I've been reading the Twighlight books and am now reading Eragon about a dragon. Don't usually read this kind of thing, more sydney sheldon me, but I've enjoyed them. Oh yes, and I am reading Duncton wood during the day too. Love moles. xx
     
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    One of the best books I've read in the last few years is The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant, she has a few other titles as well, but think this is best, read Lovely Bones as well, thought it started off well but this was it, everyone to their own of course
     
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    I'm really enjoying the C J Sansom murder mystery books set in the time of Henry VIII. Real page turners!

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    If you like those others you might like to read Sherilyn Kenyon or Kresley Cole. Laurell K . Hamilton is great.:)
     
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    It made me cry too. It comes out here in December, I can't wiat. Did you see the trailer on you tube?
     
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    soozsb Xmas goal, here I come!

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    Whi is the guy under your name?
     
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    I am reading The Time Travellers Wife - really good! x
     
  17. Scarlet Daisy

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    I'm going to be cheeky and jump in... I'm pretty sure it is James Marsters - aka Spike from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and also Captain Jack's ex in "Dr. Who".

    Very sexy bloke. ;)
     
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    "Jennifer Government" by Max Barry is good.
     
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    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

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    I love books by James Patterson, Lee Child & Jeffrey Deaver.
     
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    Not yet - will have a look this afternoon when the house is kidfree and I can get onto a computer :lol:

    Tis James Marsters - he played Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is sex on legs ;)
     
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    Wow thanks for all the replies people! Will keep me busy for ages!

    The books I've read lately which I've enjoyed have been:

    The House of Night books - in same section as the Harry Potter books so techincally young adult (though it says not for younger readers on back). They're about vampyres (spelt like that) but they live a Pagan-esque lifestyle, so found it interesting to read how she'd transferred things over (think she might be Pagan herself as many of her books are like this).

    Also read The Devil Wears Prada and a real LOL book.

    Henry VIII's autobiography (fiction but written as such) is amazing. Read that loads and it's ace.

    Before that I re-read the Harry Potter's and the Twilight Series which I love.

    Jerrery Deaver books are always a good read too xxx
     
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