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Sharon Moreland

Reluctantly, The Alchemist. For a book club. It is reported to be a moral tale and I have no taste for moral tales. Can anyone encourage me? Sharon Moreland


I read it years ago, Sharon, and can remember almost nothing about it - I may have missed its message!

Barbara MacLeod

A book lent to me by a friend: A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland. She looks at the many, many types and aspects of silence.


I shall be finishing the first The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie and hoping that The Vanishing Act of Esmé Lennox will arrive soon.


By Maggie O Farrell (I expect you knew that).


Offshore by the wonderful Penelope Fitzgerald.

Dark Puss

I assume you have no interest in technical reading! Other than that I will be continuing with the (so far) excellent Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos.


That's one I very much want to read; it sounds fascinating.


Excellent, Sue.


You're in good hands there, Claire.


I've never read him, but I'm glad the book's going well so far.
(By the way, you'll be pleased to hear that I put literature to one side and went to a concert this evening - I'll report tomorrow!)

Roxane Stoner

"The Dinner" by Herman Koch and still working on "The Luminaries" by Eleonor Catton. Just finished " Subtle Bodies" by Norman Rush and loved it. Happy reading


The Luminaries is not one to be rushed!
Off to look up Subtle Bodies now.

Susan in TX

Hmmm. Just finished Portuguese Irregular Verbs by AMS and am pondering what to start February off with. I'm thinking it may be Joanna Trollope's Sense and Sensibility, perhaps along with Oliver Sacks Island of the Colorblind. I've got a few others that I'm eyeing, though...have to go read "flaps" and see which one moves me the most. :) Happy weekend to you!


Sarah Moss's Cold Earth, I loved Names for the Sea, and hoping this novel will be as enjoyable.


I was at the launch of Portuguese Irregular Verbs some years ago - a hilarious evening!


I have Cold Earth waiting, and like you, enjoyed Names for the Sea very much - also Night Waking.


The Goldfinch. A long book but I'm whizzing through!


Great! I have it waiting, but not sure I'm in the mood for it just now.


I have just finished 'Saul and Patsy' by Charles Baxter. This was my third book from my TBR pile. This going to be slow going.....


Well done, Dorothy, slow and steady wins the race!


I'm re-reading Jane Eyre after MANY years. Bristol Old Vic are putting it on as two plays and I thought I'd go back to the text before seeing the shows.


Lovely and inspiring book


On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Ian Fleming, I'm working my way through a pile of James Bond novels found hidden in a cupboard.

Margaret Powling

I have just finished Sophia Tobin's The Silversmith's Wife (an exceptionally good first novel) and am now reading Catherine Bailey's The Secret Rooms (non-fiction.


Good idea, Moira.


My goodness!


The Secret Rooms is on my wish list - it sounds great.


through an amazing twist of fate I took Peter May's The Black House out of the library today. Your post appears to endorse my decision!


Oh good! Thanks, Ellen.


I am about a third of the way through Phil Rickman's The Magus of Hay - the latest Rev. Merrily Watkins book and loving it - I have read all the others with great enjoyment but this is shaping up to be one of the best yet.
However since it is also a bit too creepy for me to read at night (too active an imagination I'm afraid), I am also reading Pat Barker's Regeneration and appreciating it much more than I did when I last attempted it years ago.


I like the sound of the Merrily Watkins books, but I hope they are not too scary!

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