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I bought a really good book a couple of weeks ago. "Comanches; the history of a People" It's really interesting. The native Americans have long been a subject that I'm keen on. The book tells about their culture and customs, how they evolved from the Shoshone Indians, how the arrival of the horse affected them as a people, and loads more interesting stuff.
 
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I'm not sure if people will mind me commenting as I read chick lit and most people hate it. I'm reading three amazing things about you by Jill mansell. She is one of my favourite authors and I'm really enjoying it.
 

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Just about to finish Under The Dome by Stephen King... it's a bit sadistic for my tastes, and violent, but the tension and how the story unfolds is worth the 877 pages - it's really gripping.
 
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@7squeakers that book dose sound very interesting. I do read sensible good books but at the moment read paranormal romance and urban fantasy, its good escapism. I am reading the Susan McCloud Spell Crackers series at the moment.
 

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Just finished 'The vanishing witch' by Karen Maitland it was good but not as good as her first book 'company of liars'
 

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@piggyfan I like to read chick lit, nothing wrong with that. For me, it's easy to pick up and put down and remember what's going on which is handy as I often go a week between getting time to read at all. I enjoyed The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond a few months ago.
Your original post @7squeakers. made me think of my great reading interest. I really like reading books about China and what it was like living there in the past. I enjoy books covering any era in China's history including right way back in time and very modern. I like fact and fiction ones. I liked Factory Girls by Leslie Chang.

I also like books by Amy Tan such as the bone setters daughter. These have Chinese characters but aren't always set in China. I've read all her books.
 

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Just started reading 'The Casual Vacancy' by JK Rowling. A very good read (as seen on T.V). Or anything by Ken Follett or J.M Auel if you fancy a prehistoric epic.
 

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@piggyfan I wouldn't worry - I generally only ever read chit lit as well. I used to love reading as a kid but always swore I wouldn't read books for adults because I thought they were boring! Then at 18 my mum bought the first 'Shopaholic' book for our holiday, despite hating shopping I ended up reading it and have been hooked to chit lit ever since! We even have a great picture of me on the beach, the picture is all blurred because I was laughing and then telling mum which bit I was laughing at and so we were both laughing too much to take a straight picture (before the days of digital photos!)

I don't get much chance to read for leisure these days but generally stick to the typical chick lit books. I also like the slightly more serious stories that cover gritty stories and really make you feel and think. Catherine Ryan Hyde is probably my favourite author - I read 2 of her books without realising that she had written 'Pay it Forward' or that one of the books I read was actually quite well known - there's something about her writing that makes you feel like you're the only one who's ever read the story, like there's something really special about it that no-one else knows about.

Although I don't get any time to read I did steal a few hours this week to finally find out what all the 'Fifty Shades' fuss is all about! Annoyingly it's a bit like when I watched Twilight, didn't really enjoy it but need to see it through to the end to find out how it all ends!
 

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Just started reading 'The Casual Vacancy' by JK Rowling. A very good read (as seen on T.V). Or anything by Ken Follett or J.M Auel if you fancy a prehistoric epic.
I have read two of Ken Follets books, "World Without End" and the other one, I can't remember the title. What was it? They were both made into films for TV a few years ago. I was probably reading them as they were being filmed! They were set in medi-eval times. They were two of the best books I've ever read. Another brill book I've read that was made into a film was "Lonesome Dove". Who wrote that?

I am sure that there are lots of Terry Pratchett fans out there. I've read all of his Disc-world books. Are there any adults out there who have read Brian Jacques' Redwall novels?
 

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I have not read any Ken follet but have just had a look and ordered ,'pillers of the earth'
 

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Just started reading 'The Casual Vacancy' by JK Rowling. A very good read (as seen on T.V). Or anything by Ken Follett or J.M Auel if you fancy a prehistoric epic.
I read Casual Vacancy last year - I found it really hard going, but so glad I stuck with it. I need to read JM Auel books again, its been too long since I read them. At the moment I'm reading 'Hitler Stole My Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr. I really enjoyed reading Rachel Joyce's books last year, I would recommend all three of her novels.
 

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@7squeakers. i loved the redwall books as a kid! Very strange as I was only thinking about them this morning! :eek:
At the time I had all of them though there's probably a few ones released later I never read.

That Comanches book sounds interesting too, I love native american history. So sad though. Have you read Bury My Heart?

I'm currently reading You Only Love Twice and just finished On Her Maj Secret Service before that - they're quite fun reading!
 

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I have not read any Ken Follet but have just had a look and ordered ,'pillers of the earth'
"Pillars of the Earth" that's the one I was trying to think of. It was brilliant! You'll enjoy that one.

@Tbag, yes, I have read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee". Another great book.

I must have a look on Amazon and see if Brian Jacques has any new Redwall books coming out.
 
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