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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:23 am 
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Can't think of one right now, but I will...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:27 pm 
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I mostly do finish stuff, but there are a few I left for some reason and then forgot about.. and may go back to.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

The Book Thief

Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling - couldn't care enough about the characters. although I quite like her Cormoran Strike books and HP is big in our house.

Some I bought and have not yet even started..Life of Pi, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Guest Cat. Will prob take them on hols.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:13 pm 
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JK Rowling? I started one of those Harry Potter, but really found it boring, didn't finish it, didn't read anymore, didn't see the movies...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:24 pm 
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My children grew up with Potter..I read bits to them at bedtime, in the car, anywhere and I read them myself. We all went to the Florida theme park, what fun. Nice to have a family book like that.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:29 pm 
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There's a Potter theme park here in Florida? Where? :wave:
I have just discovered these little smilies - LOL. I wish we still have likes, etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:44 pm 
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It's part of the Universal Orlando complex. They have just extended it and built a whole new section..I must go back one day. We visited the Universal Studios bit as well..and some of the Disney. Plus the space centre at Cape Canaveral, couldn't go all that way and miss that :ugeek:


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We did a camper trip to Cape Canaveral once - to watch something go up - I am embarrassed to say I cannot remember the details... I went to Disney when we lived in California...


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I haven't really put it down unfinished, however there is so much to take in and understand that there is no way you can go cover to cover unless you are already a highly qualified physicist.
Oh yes, the book, Stephen Hawkings "A brief History Of Time"
One does have to be some sort of physics geek though to enjoy it, a good job perhaps that I am one!

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Alan Bennet's "Untold Stories" was never finished. I put it down went back and it was totally not worth it! This was a few years ago.
I should persist! I recall that back in 1968 I started Doctor Zhivago and just couldn't be bothered with it. I went back after about 10 years and loved it! :flowers:

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 3:37 pm 
There are times in our lives to read certain books. What is right for us at one moment in time, may not be at another time. All to do do with the evolution of the mind! :D


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Very true, Helen. I can look back over my life and tell this is true...sometimes it's embarrassing
the trash I read. I am very grateful that I was raised to read the Great Books - there are
several lists of them for us to use.


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Talking of trash, I am to go for Chemo Therapy on Wednesday, which by all accounts can take several hours to complete, so I will be taking an old but as yet unread Leslie Charteris "The Saint" or Simon Templar, book to while away the time. It may finish up being unfinished as I am sure the story will seem a lot dated by today's standards.

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My most difficult book is

'The Sylmarillion' J R Tolkien.

I just can't get past the first chapter.

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The other Dave. wrote:
My most difficult book is

'The Sylmarillion' J R Tolkien.

I just can't get past the first chapter.

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I agree. I treat it as a reference manual to be dipped into from time to time not as a tome to be read from cover to cover. :wink3:

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Gandalf,

Interesting.

I can't really explain to myself why it is so difficult.

I am a voracious reader and generally can 'get into' any book.

No problem with the Ring books.

Very odd.

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.


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I've got Life of Pi on audio but still struggling to get through it, seen the film now so probably won't bother


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Satanic verses.......Salman Rushdie

Made it to around page 50......absolute bollacks......dull ,dulll, dulllll.....

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Tankus,

I read the whole thing just to find out what all the fuss was about.

Didn't find a thing that pointed to any insults.

Maybe the Imams were just too sensitive. Gentle souls that they are.

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I am still only on chapter 8 of Paul o' Grady's At my mother's knee.....and other low joints :dsob:


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