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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&Smooches View Post
    Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

    I have given up on it twice before and a couple others that that I really didnt enjoy but we were reading them for a book club I was in. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel I think it was and Eatb pray Love
    I haven't tried to read that yet as I have heard many less than favorable opinions of it

    Eat Pray Love though I couldn't read - I think I read the Italy part (because I am obsessed with Italy) but just all that whingeing! It did my head in I couldn't take it. That was one of the first books I have never finished and I steered well clear of the movie too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&Smooches View Post
    Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

    I have given up on it twice before and a couple others that that I really didnt enjoy but we were reading them for a book club I was in. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel I think it was and Eatb pray Love
    I've heard it's not that great. It's amazing that it's the same person who wrote Harry Potter (which is near impossible to put down until it's finished)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensha View Post
    I've heard it's not that great. It's amazing that it's the same person who wrote Harry Potter (which is near impossible to put down until it's finished)
    Thats why i thought i would read it. Loved harry potter really dislike casual vacancy. I will persist a bit more maybe it will get better. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EverydayDreamer View Post
    I haven't tried to read that yet as I have heard many less than favorable opinions of it

    Eat Pray Love though I couldn't read - I think I read the Italy part (because I am obsessed with Italy) but just all that whingeing! It did my head in I couldn't take it. That was one of the first books I have never finished and I steered well clear of the movie too
    I couldnt stand eat pray love! I felt it was horribly written. Gone Girl almost lost me just before the big twist.

    I also remember putting down the second book in the 50 Shades of Grey series down two chapters from the end. I thought they were awful-i couldnt justify it with reading the ending. I cant understand what the hype was about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensha View Post
    which did you start?
    The miniaturist! It is so so good glad I chose it.
    I'm about halfway through and never want it to end!

    Finishing books- I'm in the 'life's too short' camp: if I don't like a book I ditch it as soon as I realize I'm not enjoying it. That's often when I haven't read any of it for more than 3-4 days. I tend to get 'stuck' on bad books, they put me off reading altogether! Always takes a little while to get my reading mojo back again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&Smooches View Post
    Thats why i thought i would read it. Loved harry potter really dislike casual vacancy. I will persist a bit more maybe it will get better. ..
    Think I'll stay away from it as I'd have to finish it lol!

    I've also stayed away from 50 shades they just sound terrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensha View Post
    I've also stayed away from 50 shades they just sound terrible!
    I read the 50 shades books because everyone at work was reading them and I wanted to join in the conversation. Funnily enough even though the first one was terribly written it was strangely addictive. The second two were better. Easy and fast reading. I read the last two on a four-day island holiday.

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    1. Die Again - Tess Gerritsen
    2. Won't mention the name here
    3. As above

    Currently reading

    4. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriaty
    5. Stranded - Alex Kava
    6. An Unquiet Mind - Kay Redfield Jamison

    Next....

    7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

    I have a few on the go at the moment as I can't seem to settle on the one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerilee View Post
    Jan 2015

    1. Die Again - Tess Gerritsen
    2. Won't mention the name here
    3. As above

    Currently reading

    4. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriaty
    5. Stranded - Alex Kava
    6. An Unquiet Mind - Kay Redfield Jamison

    Next....

    7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

    I have a few on the go at the moment as I can't seem to settle on the one
    I'm so curious with the won't mention titles lol???

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    I just finished Elianne by Judy Nunn which I quite liked.
    In regards to not finishing books I almost always persist and wind up captivated. Two that I can think of that I could not persist with were The Da Vinchi Code and a book called Tokyo which I found simply horrid.


 

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