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Activity2004
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Calling All Readers!

This is our July 2020 Reading Rabbits Book Posting. You can post your comments and suggestions about any book/magazine/newspaper that does/doesn't have to do with any medical issues on this posting. You can mention about your favorite authors, as well. This posting will be pinned to the Pinned Posts for easier access.

I’m currently still reading β€œThe Outsiderβ€œ, by Stephen King. I’m on page 454. Right now, I am up to where Detective Anderson and β€˜his’ crew went to meet with the Boltons to find out if The Outsider was trying to go through the change, so he can look like the person so he can steal/kidnap/harm children. Right now, everyone is in Texas.

Stay tuned for more soon.

Okay, now to you! Can’t wait to hear about what you’re reading!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ‡πŸ“–

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator

Hi Leah, great post I’m still reading Like a tramp like a pilgrim by Harry Bucknall who walked 5000 miles across Europe to Rome. It’s charmingly written with many characters and stories about the people and places with an ever changing landscape.

I know you’ll tell us all about the Outsider when you’ve finished reading it. Enjoy the rest of your book now and stay safe. 🌈😊

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

The β€œLike a Tramp Like a Pilgrim” sounds good. Glad you’re enjoying it.

Yes, when I get done with β€œThe Outsider β€œ by Stephen King, I will let everyone know.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

catgirl1976
catgirl1976Reading Rabbits

I finished insurgent by Veronica Roth this afternoon and I had really enjoyed it!

Next book is a family Saga set in 1900 called London's child by Philip boast I hope to start later on today.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to catgirl1976

That sounds like an interesting book to start today. Is it long?

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to catgirl1976

Oooh, catgirl (I'm one too, by the way), was "Insurgent" the book of the film or was it the film of the book? Or is it unrelated to the Divergent/Allegiant/Insurgent films? Do tell us a bit about it, if you wouldn't mind?

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits

I'm just about to start "Circe" by Madeline Miller in book form, and for work this weekend, I shall be reading "The Hobbit" - or rather, Andy Serkis will be reading me the audio book of "The Hobbit", while I follow along to see if he's made any mistakes! I've never managed to get through that book, but I think Mister Serkis is a terrific actor with a great voice so I am sure it will be much easier this time!

I'm also reading "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott (subtitled "Instructions on Writing and on Life") and "The 5 am Miracle" by Jeff Sanders (I am determined to get up earlier - I need more time to read, LOL!).

There are something like half a dozen other books on the go, too, but it's too many, and I really didn't want to start "Circe" until I had finished a bit more. I'm trying to get it down to 2 or 3 books on the go, which is manageable. You can't keep up really when there's as many as 9 or so with bookmarks in them. You just don't remember enough to be really connected with the book.

I love books, me.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Bella_Figura

This sounds really great and I hope you enjoy the books you will be reading/listening to this weekend. They sound very interesting!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to Activity2004

Thank you! Well, I love reading, so I shall be spending my time happily, even if the work book wouldn't have been a choice I'd have made for myself. And as we all know, it's good to step out of our comfort zones now and then to try something new! :-) You have a great weekend too, whatever you have planned.

Since we're in the Healthy Eating section, I should perhaps mention that there will also be some of that kind of eating going on in this house also. Probably chicken, cooked slowly in the slow cooker during the day tomorrow, and then made into fajitas for dinner. A *little* reduced fast sour cream dip rolled in to take some of the heat out of the seasoning. I do love food, and if I'm going to be eating healthily because I have weight to lose, then I want to make every mouthful jam-packed full of taste!

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Bella_Figura

Well, the dinner idea sounds wonderful!πŸ˜€πŸ‘ Chicken and fajitas are really good. I love chicken and Mexican food.

For dinner tonight, I had Vegetarian chili. Really good and gluten free.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

As for books, yes, you’re right. Sometimes, you try something different from your normal reading/activities. You may be surprised!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

KiwiBear
KiwiBearReading Rabbits in reply to Bella_Figura

Let us know how well Andy Serkis does, he is a brilliant voice actor so I imagine it will be both entertaining and easy to listen to

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to KiwiBear

It's the best read I've ever heard (and I listen to a lot of audio books, for pleasure as well as for work). His characterisation is superb! (Not just for Gollum, who he played in the film.) And technically, he is one of the most accomplished narrators I have come across. I would have to work quite hard to find anything negative to say. I don't think you'd find a pickier audience than a proofer, and I am impressed - and delighted! Even Stephen Fry didn't do quite this well, and that was with material he had written himself.

KiwiBear
KiwiBearReading Rabbits in reply to Bella_Figura

That is high praise indeed, I will have to look to see if I can find a copy of the audiobook. I've been planning on re-reading The Hobbit for a while now

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

I just got done reading The Outsider, by Stephen King, tonight after dinner. It was really good and I recommend it to anyone.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

My next book will be: Cold Comfort Farm.

At the moment I am reading "The Single Mum's Wish List". I do not really know if I will finish it, it is smaller print than I like. Hopefully the libraries will be open this Saturday. I am waiting for a bit to go though, is anybody else nervous about getting books out from the library?

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to san_ray70

I haven’t been to a library since COVID19 started out here.

I try to get large print books sometimes, but it depends on the type of book it is (if it’s offered in different type sizes). I hope you enjoy the book so far.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

KiwiBear
KiwiBearReading Rabbits

Activity2004, well done on finishing "The Outsider", I've never been a Stephen King reader (not my genre of choice) but I know he is an excellent writer and tells a great story.

I've been reading lots of books to while away the hours of lockdown (well it isn't actually any different to how I normally consume books, but now I have an excuse).

I am still working my way through Alison Weir's biography of Lady Margaret Douglas "The Lost Tudor Princess", it has been a little heavy going in places, but I am enjoying it.

For a break from that, I am also reading The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. It is the 2nd set of books (chronologically) in Raymond Feist's Rift War series and I have read it several times, but still come back to it as a "light" read.

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to KiwiBear

That biography sounds right up my street. They can become hard going in places, I find, with all sorts of biographies. They just grab my attention in patches, and then you have to keep plodding on until the next bit catches you and sweeps you along!

I'm following Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy. I've read the first 2 books myself, and have now bought the audio books. I have the third in paper and audiobook form waiting for me when I feel strong enough - it's a very long book and I'm ridiculously excited! Then I bought an audiobook biography of Thomas Cromwell (by Diarmaid MacCulloch). It's 26 hours long though. My lockdown experience has been dominated by life in the 16th century with Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII!

KiwiBear
KiwiBearReading Rabbits in reply to Bella_Figura

Mine has been Henry VIII and his wives. I have the tv mini series of Wolf Hall recorded to watch at some point

Bella_Figura
Bella_FiguraReading Rabbits in reply to KiwiBear

I've been obsessed with Anne Boleyn since I was a child, and to a lesser extent the King and his wives. I think you will enjoy Wolf Hall, although it's quite dark (meaning not heavily lit, as it must have been at the time, without electricity). Mark Rylance, although he's nothing like Thomas Cromwell physically, is a terrific actor. How interesting! I will follow you, if you don't mind, because I think we have this interest in common. :-D

KiwiBear
KiwiBearReading Rabbits in reply to Bella_Figura

I suggest (if you haven't already) look for a series by Alison Weir called The Six Tudor Wives. Each book is about one of the wives from before she became queen up to her death. There are also a bunch of e-book novellas and short stories that expand the series.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to KiwiBear

Please let us know if the books are different compared to the TV version. :-)

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersVegan star

That sounds very interesting Leah, I will be tuning in for the next update.

I will be getting my teeth into Unexplained by Richard MacLean Smith - Ten real life unexplained mysteries from all over the world

Best wishes

Debs

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Thank you! I hope you enjoy the Unexplained. How many pages is it?πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersVegan star in reply to Activity2004

This is an audiobook because it's based on podcasts, so I think it's just over 11 hours

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

That sounds great! I hope you enjoy listening to it. :-)

Lunch time soon here. :-)

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersVegan star in reply to Activity2004

I'm sure I will, thank you. Enjoy your lunch πŸ˜‹

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Finished "Cold Comfort Farm" before going to bed last night. I strongly recommend this book for those who are romance and animal/farm type of people. The story is very sweet and everyone ends up being happy with how their lives turned out.

Aunt Ada even is in a better mood.

Next book I will start today is: "The Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel", by Jack Kerouac.

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