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Old 05-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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50 shades of grey is just the new type of mills and boon, it's called mummy porn as it's so full of explicit sex scenes.

I'm not a fan, but it is on the best sellers list
Didn't realise that! Sorry.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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yep......no longer tame mills & boon

just be careful what you read on the flight
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:04 AM   #18
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thank you all so much for the recommendations... aside from the hunger games (awesome world building, not so fussed with the actual story line) i have not read any of these authors/books, so this is a great compilation.

i have made a note of all of these, and will start downloading soon

on another note, just finished season 2 of gossip girl and am about to start season 3 tomorrow. i am so in love with chuck bass...
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:10 AM   #19
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11.22.63 by Stephen King. Really really enjoyed this book.
I am about 1/4 through this book...fantastic!
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:15 AM   #20
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Didn't realise that! Sorry.
lol, don't apologise! My boss' wife came in raving about the series, so a couple of us read the first book, and we had a bit of a giggle about it
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I have read all of Marian Keyes' books, lots of LOL moments in amongst the serious stuff.

For a walk on the creepy- psycho side I can recommend anything by Mo Hayder.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:23 AM   #22
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Didn't realise that! Sorry.
Reminds me of a few years ago. I'm sitting with my Nan, she's reading a library book, she looks at me and says in her Scottish accent "Lizzie, what's a b*** j*b?"

Without taking my eyes off the TV I say "no idea".

"Oh, OK, I'll ask Iris (elderly neighbour) when I see her".

I still don't know if she asked Iris.

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:29 AM   #24
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Reminds me of a few years ago. I'm sitting with my Nan, she's reading a library book, she looks at me and says in her Scottish accent "Lizzie, what's a b*** j*b?"

Without taking my eyes off the TV I say "no idea".

"Oh, OK, I'll ask Iris (elderly neighbour) when I see her".

I still don't know if she asked Iris.
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Reminds me of a few years ago. I'm sitting with my Nan, she's reading a library book, she looks at me and says in her Scottish accent "Lizzie, what's a b*** j*b?"

Without taking my eyes off the TV I say "no idea".

"Oh, OK, I'll ask Iris (elderly neighbour) when I see her".

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Maybe just to get us back on track.....

As this illustrious group are resident Florida experts I can thoroughly recommend an author called Carl hiassen . He is a Florida resident, writes a column in the Miami herald and in his spare time is the author of over a dozen novels with some reoccurring characters based almost exclusively in Florida. He is part crime/ comedy/ political. I have read his stuff for over ten years. Try him out if you want a top laugh especially as many of you have spent a lot of time in Florida to appreciAte his views.
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I've read a couple of his books, I found that I really liked one, and didn't like the other - but the other one was based on a "competing" theme park, so maybe I was biased
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I can give you a list of some of my favourite writers.
Terry Pratchett (Mort is a favourite, along with Thief of Time, Snuff and one he wrote with Neil Gaiman - Good Omens)
Jasper Fforde
Ursula LeGuin- Earthsea is a brilliant series
Sherri S Tepper- Beauty is incredible
Jim Butcher- The Dresden File series
Marion Zimmer Bradley- esp The Firebrand
Also love Clive Barker, Douglas Adams and Bill Bryson.
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I love Terry Pratchett, any of the wyrd sisters books are my favourites, but he's such a clever writer that they're all good!
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i recently finished the 5 part epic that is George RR Martin's Song of Fire & Ice opus and i am enchanted with the world he has created, however since he has yet to grace us with books 6 and 7 in the set, i am seeking other reading materials.
Tell me more about George RR Martin, I've never heard of him, what is this series about?
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