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Activity2004
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Calling All Readers!

This is our October 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.

Here’s an update as of last night before going to bed. I’m currently on page 348 of β€œThe Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel”. It’s where Jack is sending a letter to Sebastian in reply to a poem/letter that Sebastian had sent to him a few days before. The poem that Sebastian had done was 12-15 parts long and each verse was short. He had turned his poem into a letter by giving the Dear Jack part of the letter the name/title for the poem. I personally think that’s a great idea to have been done in any book/story. This is the first time I had seen something like that being done.

When I finish the β€œThe Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel”, I plan to start reading β€œThe Chef”, by James Patterson.

Okay, now to you! What has everyone been reading or plan to start reading for this month? Can’t wait to hear all about it. :-)

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Hi. I've just finished "Home Truths" by Tina Seskis. It was a good tale, with a few surprising twists. Just about to start "Girl Gone Mad" by Avery Bishop. I'll report back. πŸ“š

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to mattymoo33

Thank you for letting us know! Can’t wait to hear all about it!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

Florence_
Florence_ in reply to mattymoo33

I haven't read these, would like to hear how they go :) always looking for recommendations.

Reading World without End by Ken Follett. Second book of the Kingsbridge series. A great storyteller. Next will probably be the new S J Parris book.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Nimrod2

How far did you get in β€œWorld without End”? Hope you enjoy it!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

Nimrod2
Nimrod2 in reply to Activity2004

Got about 300 pages left. It is 1200 plus pages long. Have read the first and third books in the series too. Really good reads.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Nimrod2

The length of the book sounds like a Stephen King book I own ( The Stand).πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

I hope you enjoy the books!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ‡πŸ“–

Hi I have recently read 'We need to talk about Kevin'. This is done in a series of letters from the wife to her husband about their son Kevin. It is mind blowing and completely different to any book I have read before and I've read voraciously all my life. I thoroughly recommend it.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to hypercat54

This sounds interesting! I will have to Google it soon.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ Enjoy! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

Nimrod2
Nimrod2 in reply to hypercat54

I have read it twice and it surprises every time. One of my favourites.

Florence_
Florence_ in reply to hypercat54

I read this too! I found it chilling and rivetting, I also enjoyed how it was written (through the letters).

I picked up a great book today to read this weekend.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Fantastic! What's the title of the book you got for this weekend coming up? :-)

One summer in Italy

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

That sounds like a great one for a weekend read! How long is it? Romance?

Not sure, let me read it first

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Sounds good!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

catgirl1976
catgirl1976Reading Rabbits

Yesterday I started a book called until we meet again by Margaret Thornton that I bought in Chepstow a couple of weeks ago and its set in the first world war in the gorgeous English seaside town of Scarborough.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to catgirl1976

That’s great! I can’t wait to hear about it more very soon.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

The book I have at the moment Dan Brown "Inferno" it is interesting but confusing, I am trying to finish it, if only to find out who survives.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to san_ray70

Take your time. If it’s confusing, take a break and come back to it later. I learned that I had to do this with a few other books I had read a few years ago. It helps sometimes.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

I'm interested in books during the war, could you let me know how you get on with this and whether it's an 'easy' or a 'heavy' read?

catgirl1976
catgirl1976Reading Rabbits in reply to Florence_

It's quite a light read and it's based in Scarborough and it's part of a family saga series and I finished it this morning and I really enjoyed it.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to catgirl1976

That’s fantastic news!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

I’m starting chapter 20 of β€œThe Chef” this afternoon. Really good and extremely addictive! I can’t wait to try the recipes in the book.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ‡πŸ“–

Ooo nice one I might have to take a look! Thanks x

Can you recommend any books on costume making please? Thanks.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

I will have to see if I can search the internet and see what I can find.

Thanks

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Do you have a Kindle for reading books?

No

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

I will send you a link by PM and see if you can use it. Please write back when I let you know it's been sent. :-)

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Sent the message now. Please check your messages. :-)

What a great thread :) I've just started Michelle Obama's 'Becoming'. I've got it as an audiobook. I'm a slow reader and get tired after a short time reading. I find I abSorb books much faster by listening than by reading. Plus, I love 'hearing' the story, hearing the intonation and the emphasis in the words. It's also a bonus when it's read by the author! Anyone else prefer audiobooks over paperbooks?

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Florence_

Thank you for sharing this with us. I don’t have a tape/CD player at the moment, but I will have to see if I can find one that isn’t being used. This is a great alternative for certain books.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

I don't use a tape or cd player, I download them from audible. Once you've downloaded it, you can listen on your computer, your phone, or transfer the file to an ipod or other MP3 player so you could listen while you're out walking or in the car :)

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Florence_

Sounds good! :-)

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator

Last night, I had finished reading The Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel before going to bed. Very good, but sad at the end.

Next book: The Chef is going to be started today. More news on it coming soon.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‡πŸ“–πŸŒˆ

The sea is my brother, what a curious name. What was it about? Great to hear it was a good read! Fx

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Florence_

It had some poems/stories and how Jack Kerouac grew up. The ending was a little sad, but a great book about a person's life and their friendships they made on the way.

Right now, I'm starting Chapter 10 of "The Chef", by James Patterson. It's a great book so far and it has some recipes in the book for anyone to use and try. It takes place in a fake city in New Orleans.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. :-)

Poems and stories sounds like a good mix. I hadn't heard of Jack Kerouac and I just googled him; an interesting man. Wow, chapter 10 already! You're whizzing through that. Brilliant :)

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Florence_

I finished β€œThe Sea Is My Brother” a few days ago and I have gotten up to the beginning of the 20th chapter in β€œThe Chef” this afternoon. I enjoy the way James Patterson put cooking and reading together.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

I borrowed a new book today from the library called A year at Hotel Gondola by Nicky P

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

That sounds like a great book to read from the library. Did you start it today or are you waiting for the upcoming weekend? :-)

Started today

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

That’s great! Can’t wait to hear about it soon.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

Dinner time here now.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ₯˜

ok

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Sent you a message a few minutes ago. Please check. It’s okay!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

Florence_
Florence_ in reply to thara9643

Sounds good!

What book do I read next?

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Do you like romance stories? You could do a romance story with a mystery together. Some books I own around my house are like that and were gifts years ago. Do you like Norah Roberts/JD Robb? She does romance. I have tons of her books. :-)

Never read her books actually. Going to a local bookshop tomorrow morning to see if there are any Halloween books. Good idea. Not really. I love travel books however. If you can recommend any popular good fictional books on travel, thanks in advance. Also I’m looking for non fiction books on spirituality too as well. Recommendations wanted.

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Let me see what I can do and let you know either later tonight after dinner or tomorrow after my breakfast.:-)

Thanks

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Anytime! :-)

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to thara9643

Check your private messages. I have sent you a link to check out.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

have done

Luna_Child
Luna_ChildReading Rabbits

Hi, BIG time ChicLit reader here. Romance & Funny ❀️

Evaluation of a 3 Book ChicLit series I just finished and recommend

I just finished a 3 book series by Becky Monson, an Author of several ChickLit books. I love funny romance novels. The 1st book is called "Thirty-Two and Going on "Spinster" written about Julia Dorning, who feels she has no social life, hates her job and lives in her parents basement with her cat, Charlie. A new hire at work, Jared, sets Julia's mundane life upside down which includes more than hanging out with Charlie and her love of baking. New changes on the way....

2nd series book called "Thirty-Three and Going on Girlfriend" in which the biggest and unexpected changes and obstacles in the life of Julia Dorning question whether she can actually change her ways or will she go back to being Spinster?

3rd series book called "Thirty-four and Going on Bride" where Julia is about to lose it completely?? Between her sister Anna's over the top wedding and Julia's understaffed career she can barely find time to breathe. Does Julia simplify her life or will she end a basket case?!

I can't tell you

I will tell you I finished these books fast. I was on the edge of my seat loving every ChickLit moment of funny romantic comedy.

If you love ChickLit, these books are definitely for you! ❀️😊

Now..

Go Read...it's good for the soul.

πŸ“šπŸ”–β€οΈ

Ghounds
GhoundsReading Rabbits

Hi! I have been continuing the Elly Griffiths murder/archaeology series, just begun the tenth in the series. Two more to go after this! They're really well written, the characters are believable and likeable. The murder aspect is not too gory, there is no excessive bad language and there is just enough suspense to make for a good read without being terrifying. I've been pleased to find a new author I like so much and I've been passing them on to my mother who has become mildly addicted!

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Ghounds

That’s fantastic to hear! Keep it going!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ‡πŸ“–

Ghounds
GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Activity2004

Thanks! I was so busy reading I forgot to post in September πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Ghounds

Take your time!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆ

Ghounds
GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Activity2004

Lol....I like to read in bed but Mr B the Greyhound thinks I keep the light on too long sometimes! He has been known to stick his head under his blanket....he sighs at me too. After five years you would think he was used to it!πŸ˜‚

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Ghounds

That’s so cute! I read before bed, too. Not able to sleep otherwise each night.πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ“–πŸ‡

Ghounds
GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Activity2004

I'm not a good sleeper....even when I'm really tired!

Activity2004
Activity2004Moderator in reply to Ghounds

It depends on the way my day goes sometimes.

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