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Caroley 5 yrs ago
All books now taken, and are posted. Thanks for the interest in them!

Caroley 5 yrs ago | 1 replies
I have several 1001 library books that I need to get off my bookshelves. Due to a damp problem, which we think is caused by poor circulation due to the walls being covered in bookcases, most of my books have to go so tha…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
Thanks Soffitta1. I'm taking three: The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di lampedusa (Cassiopaeia) So Long A Letter - Mariama Ba (Danielle23) In Search of Klingsor (soffitta1) I'm replacing them with three that I'v…

Caroley 9 yrs ago | 1 replies
I've got quite a few to choose from to put in. I can't remember if I have any still in from last time. Were they all taken?

Caroley 9 yrs ago
Stranger in a strange land - Robert Heinein I read the unabridged edition of this which comes in at a nice chunky 650 pages. I thought it was an excellent read. Not too heavy on the sci-fi, but plenty of food for though…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
I thought The Collector was really good, very creepy, but good. Have you seen the film with Terence Stamp? I've got The Maggot winging it's way to me to read for Fowles' February.
I didn't…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
Operation Shylock - Philip Roth I found this a bit too dense for my taste, although I still mostly enjoyed it. The plot against America and Nemesis are still my favourites of his.

Caroley 9 yrs ago | 3 replies
The Collector - John Fowles I rather liked this. The style was interesting and I liked the way you first got his version of events and then hers, before getting the conclusion.


Caroley 9 yrs ago
These are some of my favourites: 2011 – The sense of an ending – Julian Barnes 2008 – The White tiger – Aravind Adiga 2003 – Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre 2002 – Life of Pi – Yann Martel 2000 – The Blind Assassin…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
I'm sure Cat's Cradle is something that might be played in a playground. Or would have in days gone by. An absolutely splendid book. I like Vonnegut.

Caroley 9 yrs ago
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (library book) I really liked this. Nicely quirky in Vonnegut's marvellous style.

Caroley 9 yrs ago
That's pretty much how I felt about him. One of those characters that make you want to shout at the book. If it didn't make you look like a crazy lady, that is.

Caroley 9 yrs ago
I didn't think this one would qualify until I spotted that sneaky little inkWELL sitting in George's name. Read in honour of George Orwell day, which was last Monday. Set in Burma during British rule, and a very inte…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
Burmese Days by George Orwell. (library book) Read in honour of the inaugural George Orwell day last Monday, and it was excellent. Set in Burma during British rule and so interesting to read. A good story too. I'm…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
I've read seven of his books so far, and enjoyed all of them. The Music of Chance is probably my favourite, but I loved Timbuktu and Mr. Vertigo too.

Caroley 9 yrs ago | 2 replies
At my secondary school we had Dance lessons, which I'm pretty sure have left me scarred for life. We had to wear short bottle-green tabards, over just our regulation bottle-green knickers, and prance about pretending t…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
Sometimes they can only remember one word of the title and not the author, or they might ask for "That book that was reviewed in the Telegraph yesterday". I've had the odd one where they describe the plot and expect …

Caroley 9 yrs ago
by Alan Bradley. 'Cause as we all know, school kids are always full of sweetness and light ;) Splendid book. Slightly quirky, and a little bit old-fashioned. I love Flavia de Luce! Also finished Sew Deadly by Eliz…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
by Ariana Franklin, and jolly good it was too. I don't usually read historical stuff but this was excellent.

Caroley 9 yrs ago | 1 replies
Hmmm, I might have one or two unread 1001 library books too *cough* I can see three from here. They live with the 1001 TBR pile, but have pink post it notes sticking up for easy identification. I suspect there are a c…

Caroley 9 yrs ago | 1 replies
As previously mentioned, the author was once a teacher. A bit of a huge one but a cracking read. One of his best. I've also finished a couple of short ones. Children of the fog by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. Kindle freebie,…

Caroley 9 yrs ago
I quite liked Middlemarch when I read it, I think it was 2011. I couldn't pin down one favourite for 2012 but these would be jostling for the top spot. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan Tipping the velvet –…

Caroley 9 yrs ago | 2 replies
What a great list, makes my failure to read 30 books seem futile.
I only read as many as I did because I've mostly avoided the chunky ones this year. By using this thread I've managed to find …

Caroley 9 yrs ago
I've been a bit distracted for a couple of months but I'm coming back to play as I've missed all the fun and puns in this thread. Plus I really need some encouragement to get my TBR pile down a bit. (lot) I think my f…

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