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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:44 am
Very slowly getting through the last book in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay. It's not as 'thrilling' as the second book, but much easier to get through than the first.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:11 am
I read the series before Christmas ... I didn't think any of them were as "thrilling" as they could have been.
In saying that though, it's a pretty nasty premise (kids books or not) and it really all came too easily for catmis.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:07 pm
His Dark Materials

The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spyglass

It was supposed to be a movie trilogy, but due to censorship issues from the Catholic church it got canned after the first movie

The ending of the first book is different and the second and third books gives proof of what a lost opportunity for a movie franchise. It is supposed to rival Harry Potter: Although there is a harsh ending as the children in the books come to grips with approaching adulthood.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:35 pm
50 shades of grey?

nah :P
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:40 pm
Millennium Trilogy - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Easy to read, but dirge-like

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Not particularly realistic

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How on earth does Lisbeth survive a gunshot wound to the head which opens a hole in her skull?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:23 pm
Reading the Ana Grey FBI series by April Smith at the moment!!

North of Montana- was ok
Good morning killer- fantastic and is now a movie starring Catherine Bell
White Shotgun- awesome setting in Italy amongst the mafia

have just bought Judas Horse but yet to read it!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:21 pm
Harp in the South. One of my all time favourites.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:46 pm
CONDEMNED666 wrote:50 shades of grey?

nah :P


My mother in law was given that book - she didn't read it but passed it on to me...I have skimmed a bit of it and giggled and snorted and LOLed it's a hoot! :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:34 pm
Reader's Digest sent me a free book with four books within it. I only liked one, Dead Man's Grip by Peter James.
Seems I might have a thing for crime novels? I have looked for more by Peter James, found one other title on the 'net but nothing at Dymocks store or QVB bookstore. Hmmm. Too bad I didn't like the Lee Child book, because this author seems to have written oodles of novels. There was nearly a whole shelf full of Lee Child novels at Dymocks.

I finally found Stephen King's newbie, Joyland. Turns out it was in the crime section, rather than the new releases section or fiction novels under 'K'.

I like Joyland so far, but I'm not that far into it yet.

I've got a $25 voucher to spend at Dymocks and am so far considering We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Edit: To review Dead Man's Grip, it's a gripping crime/murder story, with interesting characters. The story skips from the point of view of one character to another, whether it be detectives, the bad guys or the good guys who got mixed up in it all.
Peter James has a really good, enjoyable writing style.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:28 pm
Some holiday reading

Tim winton's the turning

And

How I live now by meg rosoff

Both were feature films this year, but I havent seen either

Books just have more to offer than the film adaptations
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