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I love Oxfam!! I do some good book shopping there.

I recently picked up 'Fast Food Nation' in an Oxfam shop. A very interesting read about America and the fast food industry. Quite scary some of the things that happen there - particularly with regards to potential contamination of food.

I was quite amazed to read that the American Government has no power to order recalls of contaminated food!


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I recently picked up 'Fast Food Nation' in an Oxfam shop. A very interesting read about America and the fast food industry.


I really enjoyed this too. There are a lot of hard facts in there and an likeable attitude of honest journalism, and the language is fairly jargonfree so it was as enjoyable to read as a novel.

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Just now I am reading

The Lighthouse PD James - the first PD James I have read and I am enjoying it, but have to read it in small chunks

Gentleman & Players by Joanne Harris - I bought this because I saw it recommended on here before the evil hacking and am really enjoying this too.

The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers - I've barely started this but because I loved her other books so much, particularly Mr Golightly's Holiday, I'm slightly worried I won't enjoy this one so much so I'm holding back on it a bit!

Recently got a boxed set of Alan Garner books from The Works for a bargain price so have just finished The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and about to start The Owl Service

And for pure comfort reads September by Rosamunde Pilcher and Princess of the CS


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I'm glad everyone else seems to read about fifty books at once

I've got The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman, which is excellent, very atmospheric. I will be sad when I finish it, so I'm trying to ration it.

Also dipping into The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

I've got The Borgia Bride at the top of my to-read pile


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I'm up to Missee Lee on my Arthur Ransome read-through but seem to have stalled!

I'm also reading some Ian Fleming for the first time, having discovered lots of James Bond books whilst on hoilday and they are quite good fun.

Also I'm reading When Auntie Lil Took Charge by May Wynne as a bit of fun!

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And I have a collection of Saki short stories on the go back at my parentals which I forgot to bring back with me to finish :roll:


Saki's short stories are fabulous :D I really want a book of them :)

I'm currently re-reading Raymond E. Feist's Serpentwar Saga. Aaah, mind numbing fantasy books :D


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I did a Feist read through not long ago - he's a wondeful writer. And I love that series.

Current Reading: The Pure in Heart, by Susan Hill, and Joey and Co in Tirol

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Wow I'm impressed someone else on here has read them (except my mum, who stole all of mine, but made up by it by buying all of the ones I didn't have :D)


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They are most fine. The SLOC owns them all (except some of the Legends of the Riftwar ones), and they were the first fantasy book I read. I love them - a lot of long fantasy series get boring, but those ones kept my interest.

I'd be surprised if a few other people on here haven't read them as well.

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I have all the Raymond Feist's Midkemia and the ones he co wrote with Jenny Wurts) and top of my to read list is Flight of the Nighthawks. Have just read School at the River and starting Top Secret. Also reading Far from the Madding Crowd (Hardy), Earthly Joys (Gregory) and Practically Perfect by Katie Fforde. Also dipping in and out of 1966 and All That.


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Lots of Fantasy and Sci-fi lovers on here!

I'm on the last of Kim Stanley Robinson's 'Mars' trilogy at bedtime - always old favourites last thing at night :wink:

I've also got H V Morton's 'In Search of England' on the go - published 1927 and a very good account of England between the wars - I love his writing and he wrote loads of travel books.

I'm also reading '3 go' as that's about where I am in Village Boy and I like to keep it fresh in my mind.

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I love the feist books too, and I really enjoyed the daughter of the empire series he wrote with Janny Wurts. Nothing wrong with a good long sci fi series!

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I am reading Tamora Pierce's Trickster's Queen - I'm really enjoying it, but I'm rather tired and it's taking too much concentration so it's taking a while. :) I wasn't hugely gone on Trickster's Choice, but this is much better.

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I like Tamora Pierce. So far I have read the Lioness books, the Protector of the small books and both sets about the magic circle.

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Hide and seek by Clare Sambrook- I am reading it as part of a book ring and so far is very sad. :cry:


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I'm reading bits and pieces. It's interesting to see that most of us read at least 3 books at a time. My junior school teacher told my parents to stop me doing so - I think I was considered dim - I have ignored her ever since.

I didn't know there was a new Katie Fforde out - will pop into the library on the way home.

I'm reading:

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Watson? (Trying to ignore tempting Persephone Books catalogue)
Jane of Lantern Hill - LMM (Possibly my favourite LMM after 'The Blue Castle')
Only Yesterday - (Indonesian childhood memoir)
Jan Morris's collection of Travel Writing - forget the title at the minute
The Two Linties - Clare Mallory
The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton


P.S. What's a book ring? Some sort of book group?


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I'm reading bits and pieces. It's interesting to see that most of us read at least 3 books at a time. My junior school teacher told my parents to stop me doing so - I think I was considered dim - I have ignored her ever since.


I didn't know there was any other way to read!

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I'm reading bits and pieces. It's interesting to see that most of us read at least 3 books at a time. My junior school teacher told my parents to stop me doing so - I think I was considered dim - I have ignored her ever since.


I started reading more than one book at a time when we had quiet reading for 1 English lesson a week and I got in trouble for having a new book each week!

At the moment I'm reading the GGBP edition of A chalet Girl from Kenya, Harry Potter and the half blood Prince and Raymond Feists latest Flight of the Night Hawks.


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I started reading more than one book at a time when we had quiet reading for 1 English lesson a week and I got in trouble for having a new book each week!



Me too! Madness. Then came the accusation that I couldn't possibly have read the number of books in that irritating book list they made us write in junior school.

I think I'll be walking down the Charing Cross Road later and buying something.....


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I'm reading bits and pieces. It's interesting to see that most of us read at least 3 books at a time. My junior school teacher told my parents to stop me doing so - I think I was considered dim - I have ignored her ever since.


I didn't know there was any other way to read!


I can't read more than one thing at a time, I just get far too confused and once I start a book I have to finish it before I can move onto something else, even if I don't really like the book or it's taking me a while to read it. Admittedly it's not often a problem because I often finish a book in one sitting!

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