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Postby Mummyof3 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:16 am

wow heaps of new authors I can look up when I go to the library next.... :wink:
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Postby Karma » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:03 am

Terry Pratchett all the way - I've got no more room on my book shelf because of him.

Still got my old Enid Blyton books too, Tobsha Learner, John Marsden's Tomorrow series. Anything that really catches my eye.
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Postby Gal Friday » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:13 am

ellecee wrote:Book Club sounds great...would love to hear more on what you're reading with them.
Have you read any Jodi Picoult?
I have Paulline Simons latest...Road to Paradise...next on my TBR pile
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I will try and remember to post the book list (it is at work).

I have read one of Jodi's. One about a little girl who was getting/receiving stigmata. It was good, but I havent read anymore.

I need to get Road to Paradise!
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Postby ellecee » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:53 pm

oh that would be great Gal ..thanks.
Jodi has a new book coming out March 1. I'll be at my bookshop the day of its release :wink:

Change of Heart.

"Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth?

One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen.

For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child.

Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?

Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption, justice, and love. "
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Re: Favourite Authors

Postby Czarina » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:19 pm

I love...
Peter Carey - Strange and confronting. A really interesting author and Australian to boot! His collection of short stories is amazing.
Ben Elton - Great for a laugh.
Thomas Hardy - My favourite 19th century author. He paints wonderful word pictures.
Enid Blyton - Childhood favourite. Got to love 'The Magic Faraway Tree' and 'The Wishing Chair'!!!
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Postby matchbox » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:43 pm

one of my new favourite books - the friday night knitting club by kate jacobs
i picked this p on a whim when i was in QLD (was getting a little bored!) cos the cover was pretty and it looked interesting... one of THE best books i've read in a long time. it was fantastic!! beautifully written too!

i also love alice sebold and kathy reichs a lot at the moment :)
as well as john marsden of course :wink:
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Postby ellecee » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:36 pm

lexi, I have to say "The Lovely Bones" is one of my all time fav books.. what an amazing writer Alice Sebold is. Have you read her latest? - The Almost Moon. - I was a bit disappointed, whilst it was well written, I found it a bit too dark.
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Postby milkyway » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:24 pm

Oooh I have The Lovely Bones sitting on my shelf - perhaps I should bump it up in the queue! :)
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Postby ellecee » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:27 pm

Most definately! Be sure to let us know what you think of it too :)
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Postby matchbox » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:19 am

DEFINATELY read it san - it's awesome!!

LC, yeah i've been reading it on and off, she writes amazingly but the last 2 chapters i found were kinda hard to read - i'm in the last chapter and haven't picked up the book for the last week or so. i'm finding it a bit painful to read lol.

have you read lucky? that's next on my list :)
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Postby ellecee » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:37 am

lexi, I found most of the book painful lol., certainly a disappointment after reading The Lovely Bones a few years previous. I have read Lucky...Very Good!..sad, tragic but inspiring.
Another book that has stayed with me is Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde (author of Pay if Forward)
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Postby Gal Friday » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:00 am

Here is our booklist for the next few months. I didnt read the Jan book as ran out of time and cant make the meeting anyway. lol.

January 08 - No Trace - Barry Maitland
February 08 - Jillaroo - Rachel Treasure
March 08 - 18 Seconds - George Shuman
April 08 - Be Careful what you wish for - Alexandra Potter
May 08 - Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
June 08 - Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol
July 08 - Jeffrey Deaver - To be announced!!!
August 08 - The Bone Garden - Tess Gervitsen
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Postby ellecee » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:07 pm

Quite a mix. You'll have to let us know how it all goes with the books and with the meetings. Good on you.
I'm going to go look up a couple
thanks hun :)
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Re: Favourite Authors

Postby chocoholic » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:19 pm

Rachel Treasure is my favourite :D The Rouseabout is my fave out of her books.
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Re: Favourite Authors

Postby GoddessInside » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:03 am

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
Jane Austen - Pretty much anything and everything
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