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  1. My mum's book club just finished The Moonstone. She read the physical book version and loved it. A few years ago I read the audiobook version. It's my second favourite book (behind the Count of Monte Cristo). We talked about The Moonstone and we raved about the same bits, the difference voices to each characters telling of their part of the story. The twists to the mystery, the confusion and how you learn everything as they do. I can't say that I missed anything from an audio reading.
  2. I love being read to. I think it's why I like audiobooks so much. I don't remember my parents reading to me although I'm sure they did but as an adult my ex husband used to read to me as I drove us long distances and I found it very peaceful.
  3. I love this series and also have them on audiobook where they are read by the brilliant Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, he works the cynicism and sarcasm very well.
  4. I love a good audiobook but I do every now and then hit one that doesn't work somehow. I love the fact if I don't like it I can return it to and get my credit back. I love them when I go for a run, they suck me in and all of a sudden my training run is over. I really enjoy listening to John Lee reading and actively look for his recordings - I especially enjoyed the Ken Follet books and The Count of Monte Cristo.
  5. I didn't think Serrailler starred in the book either. I thought it was ok but I finished feeling like it hadn't quite rounded everything off somehow. I can't put my finger on it but I know that I won't be rushing to read another one. That said if I see one in a charity shop whilst on holiday I may well purchase it.
  6. Ooh, 10 books. 1. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet 2. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page - Gerald Basil Edwards 3. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas 4. These is my words: The diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 - Nancy Turner 5. Possession - A S Byatt 6. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins 7. The Ragged Trouser Philanthropists - Russell Tressell 8. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett 9. Moondial - Helen Cresswell 10. The Pickwick Papers. - Charles Dickens I wish I could justify these choices, but the most I can say is that they either opened the door on a new author/world or they reminded me how much I loved reading at a time when I wasn't sure I'd ever find a book to provide that magic again.
  7. I don't think the Bell Jar or Wuthering Heights are bad covers. I think the Princess Bride is hilarious though, so unlike the story. My issue with Charlie is that Violet is not the main focus of the story so it doesn't represent the story at all on face value. However it does represent the madness of the other children quite nicely and the much darker aspects of the book.
  8. I love seeing an old thread when I'm searching for something else. Reading this was interesting too. I've noticed I read less than I did a few years ago and I put it down to for things 1. I don't get the bus as much anymore so less reading time 2. I've gotten heavily into my cross stitch which I do while listen to dvds. 3. I've gotten into longer books (although any list is still peppered with detective fiction & Dick Francis) 4. I mess around on my phone more before sleeping I used to read around 100 to 130 books a year but that really did include Agatha Christie and Terry Pratchett which I can read in an evening. Now I think around 70 but ultimately it's a lovely of a story that grips me that means I'm reading so the number is reflective of the passion instilled in me.
  9. I've just be reading or some of the early posts to my husband who is telling me that I can't buy new books at the moment until the tbr fits the shelf again. Since my tbr is approximately 40 books (& 3 audiobooks) I have read a couple of posts stating 200+ books in a tbr. This has mildly amused him. Then I hit the post about secretly buying books and that had me laughing as I buy books and hide them at work and slowly integrate them into the flat. I'm not sure my husband would actually be mad if I bought books as he's a book lover too is just I have less restraint than him. Anyway I'm working on clearing the piles which based on comments before are to be named snowdonia as they are small mountains more hills with effort.
  10. I'm utterly disgusted at this. What can I do to stop it or fight it? I don't know where to start but I want to do something...
  11. When a discussion on here throws up a book that piques my interest I just get straight on Abe and buy it. I've not been disappointed yet. This way I can't forget anything. It does keep the tbr shelf overflowing though.
  12. My old group which just fizzled out used the take it in turns to pick a book. I don't understand why someone would join a book club but not be willing to read outside their comfort zone. Party of the fun for me is trying authors or genres I don't usually read. Plus it meant that sometimes the group was hugely divided on the love/hate sides. I love the idea of a book of the rails of each read. I would do that if I started a group again. The other way I quite like is the book group in the potato peel pie book (I confess the full title currently escapes me). I liked the idea that at each meeting everyone just talks briefly on the book they've just read, maybe inspiring someone else to read it. I love recommending books so this way really really appeals to me. I guess my friends and I do it fairly ad hoc already as when we catch up we usually end up discussing good reads we've had recently.
  13. I've heard of a couple and even started Clarissa - which was fascinating but I stopped reading it because it was in a language that took me forever to read through just one letter. Sometimes I had to go back and start parts again.
  14. I once over read on detective novels (Christie and Dickinson Carr mostly) and started imagining crime and intrigue everywhere. Innocent milkmen became serial killers invisible to the everyday person.
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