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    I like those period society type novels.
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    Anna karenina is getting a rerun at the moment. Far out it's good.

    Phyllis, how could you do it to yourself?? 3 of them, that's a lot of reading time you will never get back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    All three?!?! You are a patient woman! I give a book 100 pages, sometimes one chapter if i'm really not enjoying it
    But some of the best novels are initially quite hard to get into!

    And regardless, I only read the trilogy to verify or challenge the so-called feminist slant it's reputed to have. I wouldn't have bothered aside from that, crime novels not being a favoured genre of mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by kar
    Phyllis, how could you do it to yourself?? 3 of them, that's a lot of reading time you will never get back...
    Masochism, probably. I even inflicted the Twilight saga on myself.
    Last edited by Phyllis Stein; 16-11-2010 at 18:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis Stein View Post

    Masochism, probably. I even inflicted the Twilight saga on myself.
    Say it's not true!
    I will confess to reading a Kathy Lette novel recently and I was honestly quite astounded at how anyone could write something so atrocious. I understood why it wad $5 with another purchase at A&R.

    I love trash. No qualms about, but seriously, this was gobsmacking!

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    A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
    I set off for a 3 month trip to India inspired by that novel, and it felt like meeting an old friend because the book is so in depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycake View Post
    Well then, I must be the only person in the world who did not like the Twilight books. I only kept reading because I stupidly thought they may get better, that was a waste of 3 weeks
    I have only read the first one and I just don't understand what the fuss was about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kar View Post
    Say it's not true!
    I will confess to reading a Kathy Lette novel recently and I was honestly quite astounded at how anyone could write something so atrocious. I understood why it wad $5 with another purchase at A&R.

    I love trash. No qualms about, but seriously, this was gobsmacking!
    Ha, thanks for the warning. And yes, trash can be great. I churned through the Southern Vampire Mysteries like an utter hedonist recently - poorly written, plot holes everywhere, but I loved them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amara View Post
    I have only read the first one and I just don't understand what the fuss was about.
    I agree Amara, I read them over christmas/New Year last year and i honestly till this day don't know why I did it. Ijust kept going back for more punishment lol. I even used to say to DH that i am going up to bed to read those bloody books. I think I just wanted to see what all the hype was about.

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    The best book I have read is "Down Came The Rain" by Brooke Shields.

    It's a raw, honest and personal look into her struggle with PND, she helped me through it by reading her story and making me realise that I wasnt a freak of nature people made me out to be 6 yrs ago.

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    Too many favourites books but here are some:
    To Kill a Mocking Bird
    The Bronze Horseman
    Gone with the Wind
    The Time Travellers Wife
    The Tomorrow Series
    The Book Thief

    Might be better to name some favourite authors:
    Paullina Simons
    Jodi Picoult
    Lee Child
    John Grisham
    James Patterson
    Tim Winton
    Patrica Cornwell
    Harlon Coben
    Dianna Galbaldon
    Jacquelyn Mitchard
    Janet Evanovich

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    Quote Originally Posted by kar View Post
    Say it's not true!
    I will confess to reading a Kathy Lette novel recently and I was honestly quite astounded at how anyone could write something so atrocious. I understood why it wad $5 with another purchase at A&R.

    I love trash. No qualms about, but seriously, this was gobsmacking!
    You have not read pure trash until you have read a Danielle Steele novel


 
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