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Have you read a book during the holiday break?

Which one?

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I read the follow up book from the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini called A Thousand Splendid Suns.

It was excellent and I could not put it down -probably not as good as his original, The Kite Runner but still excellent.

Now i need to get his third book.
by Finy
I haven't read any of his books but I received a gift voucher for Christmas and I think I shall use it on the Kite Runner.
I have seen the film based on the first book, which was moving, and was told the second book was very good too. I haven't brought myself to read either though because, although I can watch sad films, I don't like to read sad novels.
by Vee
I've just finished The Secret River by Kate Grenville. Thoroughly enjoyable although recalling a somewhat shameful part of Australia's history.
I love KG's books. The Lieutenant one of my favourites and also a love story but can't remember name right now. Drat! Read others of hers too unputdownable..

by aodon
Looked that book up - called 'The Idea. Of Perfection', excellent read. Loved it.
by aodon
No time....heaps to do, sadly.
Thinking of re-painting my lounge room.

Oh, yeah..we should be painting Lu's room, though part of me just wants to read lol!
by Vee

by jonaja
I have been reading a book called "The slight edge". It's a great book
by AJ
More than one, lol. I read Disproving Christianity by David McAffee, Nailed by David Fitzgerald, Goblin Hero by Jim C. Hines and a bunch of comic books. I'll put some reviews up on Comfy Chair soon.
I am ALWAYS reading something!! I checked out several fabulous Antiques and Collectors' magazines which I always enjoy with all the fabulous articles and photographs,and I also re-read some favourites from my Antique Children's books. It was C.S.Lewis who wrote the Narnia Chronicles who so correctly said that it is when we can return to and again enjoy Fairy Tales,that we have truly Grown Up!! I have to agree as I adore all the old treasures I own as I also have read more adult fantasy series than I can count! Life is short so I enjoy every moment by re-opening the covers of my old favourite books. Katawampus and Butterscotia both by Edward Abbott Parry, written back in 1895/6 are two of those I have just enjoyed again over the break!!
I just finished reading Diana Gabaldon's latest book - however I started it in about March I think! great book I just don't get much time for fun reading - it's mostly work / study related reading.
When we go away at the end of summer is the main time I spend reading! I spend so much time researching and working that I rarely get time to read when I'm home. I love my summer break because of the reading!
Yes, but an ebook.
Two on the go - one a gift 'Serena'by Ron Rash. Excellent so far, though I don't like the main characters. Other is not out yet-courtesy of Lovereading.co.uk - 'Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper. LOVING it! Out in Jan some time.
I've always got a couple of books going all year round, not just at this time. Just started one called 'buried treasure' by Victoria Finlay, about the history of gemstones like ruby/amber/emerald, etc.
I have just read the biography of brendan O'Carrol the real mrs brown. Wow what a battler. I would recomend any fan of mrs browns boys read this book and get to know the story behind the man behind the character. Could not put it down.
I have just read the biography of brendan O'Carrol the real mrs brown. Wow what a battler. I would recomend any fan of mrs browns boys read this book and get to know the story behind the man behind the character. Could not put it down.
really! I used to love the show but for some reason I cannot stand it now and do not think it funny any more -odd!
by Finy
I have heard that from a few of my friends now, but the biogrsphy is about the man ( Brendan O'Carrol ) not the character, no spoiler alert but he has (my own personal opinion) an incredable life story starting with his grand mother not sailing on the titanic.
by redph
Just finished The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw, I loved it, as if i was dreaming it, but such a surprise ending, feel as if I should re read it. Peter Barry's book I hate Martin Amis et al and Alice Pung's Unpolished gem.
So many good Aus. writers.
Can't wait for the last of Hilary Mantel's trilogy.
What would I do without my library?
I re-read Needful things by Stephen King.
Just finished the Undone Years (enjoyed it) by Flint, and the Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (did not enjoy it, found it depressing) and have started We Are All Beside Ourselves (so far so good) and also finished Thirsty by M.T.Anderson (okay, not his best)
I finished reading The Year of the Flood not long ago, and am now very close to the end of Maddadam - they're both a bit slow moving but you get attatched to the characters.
by Vee
I have just finished The Husbands secret by Liane Moriarty, in record time for me ! I chose it after a friend in the UK had read it and said she couldn't put it down. Brilliant read. I have now got another book of hers to read.
by liz
I read the book I am Malala about the girl who was shot by the Taliban..brilliant.! also in middle of one about our dying planet..especially focuses on the death of the coral reefs and overfishing..quite dire
I read constatnly break or not, but during these holidays I re read the entire 44 Scotland St series by Alexander McCall Smith. By the end I was bit over him as he does ramble on a bit about weird things - amusing in small doses. I also started reading Songs in Ordinary Time but it was too depressing. I mostly read light,no thought required books these days. I probably average 1 book every 2 days.
No, but i’m taking, ‘The Slap’ on a 5 week South Pacific cruise. It’s a very, very thick book. We have 19 sea days in those 5 weeks, so I’ll just see how much I actually read of the book. (I only saw 1 episode of the tv show of it, on iview)
No, sadly, I didn't get to read any of The Slap. I don't even know where I put it, after coming home from the cruise, which was nearly 2 or 3 years ago now!
by Miro
It's now March 2018. I returned from a 2 week south pacific cruise this month. I took, The 4th of July, by James Paterson, my favourite author. I didn't open the 1st page of it, even though we had a lovely balcony, but lots of cold windy at sea days! (At least my hand washing dried out there very well, so I didn't have to pay to use the laundry,) I left the book with the ships library for someone else to read!

by Miro
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