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Do any one still read a book. I do I go through about 4 to 6 books in a month . I love reading. The authors I like is dilly court, Rosie Harris, Katie Flynn, and a lot more. It is very rest full when you read. You can get lost in the story. I suffer with lupus, rheumatism arthrits, arthrits, and a lot more health problems. So reading dose help me. Have you got a favourite author or a favourite.book

nicolajaynehend
2 months ago
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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

i wish i had time to read. Anyone have time? Before my daughter was born I used to read books, but now there is no time.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I don't read as much as I used to. I still love reading but don't have as much time to read as I used to. I find that it is during the holidays that I get time to read. My husband is a big reader and loves his books. He loves historical fiction, whereas I like romantic comedy.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

Thank you for reply. It's a shame you do not have any time to read. Your husband dose a lot of reading. I all so read romantic books. You just get listed in it.

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lynnibis
lynnibis2 months ago

Dear Mrs Craig, please do recommend to your husband a set of books by David Gilman called Masters of War. It is a fictional hero set in real times, starting around the time of the battle of Crecy, time of Edward 3rd and the Black Prince. It is a real meaty man's read but as a woman I also love books like that. If he has a kindle your husband could download a free sample to see if he likes it.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

nicolajaynehend I love reading but just never seem to have the time or there is always something else to be done! I need to make an effort to set aside some time to sit down with a good book.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

lynnibis That sounds like just his sort of book! He has got a kindle so I will tell him to download a fre sample and see what he thinks!

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lynnibis
lynnibis2 months ago

I read at least every night before sleeping. I only stop when my eyes begin to droop and I am no longer taking in the story. I am absolutely fascinated with history so all my reading is historical, fiction and non fiction, especially British medieval history. My favourite authors are Sharon Penman, Elizabeth Chadwick, Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Anne O'Brien, David Gilman, Ken Follett, Philippa Gregory and I also devoured Robert K. Massie's books about the Romanovs, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

Thank you for your reply. Yes I love to read in bed. I all so like to read with soft music in the back ground.. with a candle burning. Very rest full..

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

Thank you for reply. Sorry to say I'.ve not heard of any of these authors. But they sound like a very good read.

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lynnibis
lynnibis2 months ago

Hi Nicola, Outlander is a really popular series which is shown on more4 (e4?) and also on Amazon Prime, everyone seems to love it. The books are brilliant, 8 in all with another 2 to come before it all ends, sob. Ken Follett wrote Pillars of the Earth which was another great mini series starring Rufus Sewell, Eddie Redmayne, Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland and Matthew McFadyen. I am sure you would love both on tv or books.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

I've heared of outlander but I've never read the books or seen the film's. What's about. Must look in to this. It seem I missing out. I will have a look on Amazon for the books, thank you so much for putting on to it. I've not heard pillars of the earth.. What's it about. Will the books be on Amazon. And you said there a mini series. Again thank for putting to two new books

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

My Granny absolutely loves the Outlander books! She watches the tv series too. My dad loved the Ken Follett books and he loved watching the mini series too! He recommended them to my husband and he read them too and thought they were great!

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lynnibis
lynnibis2 months ago

Hi again Nicola. Outlander is primarily a fantastic love story about a nurse from ww2 who timeslips back to Scotland in the 1700s. She falls in love with a Scottish warrior who is ultimately killed (or is he?) at the battle of Culloden against the English. She goes back to her own time and husband pregnant but goes back to her true love later. It is gritty and war figures high so appeals to men as well but I have never seen anything that depicts true love so beautifully, bittersweet. The books and videos are on Amazon, as are Pillars of the Earth. That goes back further to medieval times and is about a wicked bishop (who tries to stop a master builder in his attempt to build a magnificent cathedral), a good prior and the love between Tom builder and his ladylove and his children growing up in the town of Kingsbridge. I believe you could sample on amazon.

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lynnibis
lynnibis2 months ago

I am currently reading the 3rd book in the trilogy that started with Pillars of the Earth. It is still about Kingsbridge but set in Elizabethan times. In the interest of honesty I have to admit that I am not enjoying it as much as the first 2 but is still a good read.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

I going to get the outlander books it looks good. I loves story's like this. And I going.

to get pillars of the earth. Will let you know have I get on. Once again thank you for your help and time. Now I've got something to read over the winter months.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

I read about the same as you 4-6 books a month. Have you ever been a member of Goodreads? They used to offer free books but in the last year (since they were taken over by Amazon) the number of books given away has drastically reduced. I would be interested to know if you have joined any other similar group and if so which? You can't beat a good book. One of my favourite authors is Daphne Du Maurier but recently I have read more of Louise Candlish & Sarah Pinborough. Trudi Canavan is also a great writer.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

Hi tumblespots I've not heard of goodreads. I buy my books from the works. You can pick 6 books out and pay £10.00. I buy a lot from hear they all so do good deals has well. I've never been in a book club. I am from cornwall. And my uncle and autie lives not far from daphne du maurier house. Ive yet to read her books. I saw rebecca, and I loved the film. Going to get the book to read. Oh I for got to tell you I get my books on line from the works

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VickyCookies
VickyCookies2 months ago

I love to read. I try and read every night before I sleep. Some nights it’s only a couple of pages and zzzzz though xx

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend
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2 months ago

Yes reading is very rest full. You just get lost in a good book. And some times I nod off.

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

I've bought a bunch of books (1984, Brave New World, Spain's Biography) that I've been meaning to read but hadn't had time to. Hopefully will in the near future.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

I have read 1984 (some time ago now) but I think you might notice some parrallels with the world today?! I believe Brave New World is in a similar vein but that it one I have not read yet, thanks for reminding me about it.

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

"I've bought a bunch of books (1984, Brave New World, Spain's Biography..."

Spain’s Biography -

qué?

I thought a biography was an account of someone's life written by someone else.

Perhaps the author is not literary.

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Rockman
Rockman2 months ago

Johnny

Original Title: España - Biografía de Una Nación

Translated Title: Spain - Biography of a Nation

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

Rockman

Un compendio muy personal donde el autor vuelca toda su sabiduría de experto, sus reflexiones y sus conocimientos, fruto de años de estudio e investigación.

Una propuesta apasionante que permitirá al lector recorrer de su mano, y acompañado de los protagonistas más sobresalientes, los escenarios que han construido nuestra memoria, los acontecimientos más significativos y un ámbito cultural que muestra el lugar de primacía que ocuparon nuestros artistas, escritores y pensadores en el panorama internacional.

Good luck! I hope you enjoy it😂

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