What are you reading at the moment?

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  1. wannabe

    wannabe Young Pine

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    I just finished reading Prodigals by Richard Taylor. It was a first person description of his time in Vietnam. starting in 1967. As I was in Vietnam 1967 to 1968 it was very interesting to me.
     
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    Quiyn New Seed

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    I'm always reading something. Currently it's "Talk of the Town" by Lisa Wingate. Plus my Bible is always within arms reach and frequently open.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I am reading HillBilly Elegy by JA Vanve.
    Anybody else read this as yet?
     
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    I'm re-reading Madeline Hill's Herbs for the South. I keep it handy as a reference, but occasionally I just read it from cover to cover to refresh my memory.
     



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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    I'm in a book club and we are reading The Dry by Jane Harper, a murder mystery thriller type story set in Australia. It has taken me a while to get into it to be honest, we have had a run of thrillers and I was hoping for something a bit more light hearted.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I just read that one recently. Agree, not very bright hearted.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We received the copy of Fire and Fury that we ordered from Amazon, and it's a book you read a little at a time. Instead of being a page-turner, it's a stomach-churner.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I am reading two books written by vet Jo Hardy.Their titles are 'Tales from a Young Vet' and 'Tales from a Wild Vet.'
    I also have another book written by vet Mildred A Drost entitled 'Until One Has Loved an Animal' which I will be picking up soon. As most of you already know I was a vet nurse so these type of books really appeal to me. These are the first ones that I've had written by female vets and I'm really enjoying them. My family gave them to me for Christmas. :)
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    definitely not on my reading list
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I have been making my way through mysteries by Peter Robinson. Set in Yorkshire, UK. Main character is a police detective. I like the way Robinson has developed his characters.
    I’m also reading lighter stories by Nora Roberts and Belva Plain.
     
  11. kate

    kate In Flower

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    I am reading ‘Her Father’s Sins’

    Its about family written by Josephine Cox who is my cousin. She began writing on the cobbled streets of Blackburn, one of 10 children. She charged a penny every friday to the kids who wanted to listen to her stories.

    She now lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Ken and two sons.

    Half of the book so far I do not believe happened like I recall with my mum and late sister going to Bedfordshire to my aunt Biddy who was well to do and Dad’s sister. I remember riding in their Austin Princess car.

    According to the book she died of consumption, no mention of her husband uncle Fred and a peron called Jodie. Slowly I am tracking down her books. I know my late sister bought loads.

    She devoted this book to my dad, her uncle John.
    K
     
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    kate In Flower

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    Kay,

    I saw that yesterday in Waterstones book shop. I looked but bought a baby book of colours instead.
    :smt026
    K
     
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    I'm a great love of regency romance books plus the history they contain and at the moment i'm on a new series by Kathryn Le Veque...excellent writer. I've finished the first book "While Angels Slept" (de lohr dynasty book 1) i'm now reading book 2 Rise of the Defender.
     
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    I'm still wading through Chernow's biography of Ulysses Grant. I have gotten through the Civil War years, Lee's surrender, and now am facing another 200 pages or more of post-war and presidential years. Chernow writes well, but at length. I really can't recommend this book to anyone who is not a hard-core Civil War buff.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have his book on George Washington. I think I got about halfway through it before grabbing something else. It was good but the man really does like words and lots of them.
     
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