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I am currently reading Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming.

 

My husband was given the anniversary collection of James Bond books for Christmas and one day I decided to have a quick look at them. Next thing i knew, I was half way through Casino Royale. It has been a pleasant surprise to find that I am actually enjoying them.

Diamonds are Forever is actually one of my favourites in the entire series. To be fair, besides 2 or 3, the entire series is of very, very high quality, and contains some of the best writing I have come across in my (relatively short) reading life. You shall have to let me know what you think of them, and the later ones! (Either by making a post about them on the boards, or PMing me)
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Have started and am enjoying Susan Hill's Howards End is on the Landing. Searching for a book on her shelves she encounters dozens of others that she has never read, or forgotten she owned, or wants to read for a second time. She stops for a year buying any new books in order to get to know her own collection again.

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My husband read Brazzaville Beach and enjoyed it very much. We were both blown away by Any Human Heart (is that it? I'm not very good at remembering titles correctly). So he couldn't wait to read another Boyd.

 

I am currently reading Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. I am enjoying, but not loving it. I will wait until I finish the book to firm up my opinion, though.

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Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig.

I am going to finish it, but I'm underwhelmed. It's being marketed at reading groups, clearly because it deals with "issues", in the most heavy handed way. I will post more in due course.

Have come away for a few days, leaving The Testament of Gideon Mack at home, about 50 pages off the end. I can't help on reflect on the quality sitting on my bedside table, compared to this one.

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So glad you said that - I spent the first quarter of the book suspecting that the author wanted you to feel sorry for her while I just wanted to kick her.
No, I never stopped hating her throughout the book really, but it's quite an achievement to find the protagonist so thoroughly loathsome and still have the book be one of the best reads.
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I started "the irish (and other foreigners" by shane hegarty

 

it'[s a history book of how each group of people came to settle in ireland but it deals alot with other historical things. it's not a high class historically 100% book.

 

currently on a fascintating chapter about the romans & celts.

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I am currrently reading The Mystery of the Tunguska Fireball by Surendra Verma. It's the true story of something that happened in Siberia in 1908 and the various scientific explanations that have been proposed. The "something" was an enormous fireball that flattened an area of the Tunguska forest bigger than Greater London, forming a mushroom cloud that almost reached into space (from the book jacket).

 

A friend's father has read it and is giving it to everyone. As soon as I finish, I am to tell him and he will tell me his theory of what happened. I'm enjoying it. I'm sort of a sucker for these stories--I loved Krakatoa by Simon Winchester, except when it veered off into using the eruption to explain the rise of a certain militancy in Indonesia.

 

I will write about when I am done, although it appears that BGO doesn't have a huge following for non-fiction.

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i'm currentley reading HEARTSICK by CHELSEA CAIN and DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND by DENNIS LEHANE

 

i'd become a little jaded with reading of late, i'd gone along with a few friends in reading my way through the 1001 books to read before you die list, and i think i'd reached saturation point, i really was missing the point of why i MUST read some of these books.

 

so, i'm on a big serial killer/crime kick at the moment, and thoroughly loving it

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