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What are you reading now?

Discuss the books you've read, the movies and TV shows you've seen


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Post by glenshena » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:40 pm

Today I handed in to Saltcoats library Janice Galloways book CLARA should anyone like to read it.

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Post by bobnetau » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:53 pm

Been reading "Gone Girl" for two weeks. Daughter tells me to keep going I will get to the part where it grabs me. Not sure I can do that.Have read another book as well, finding this one a struggle.

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Post by bonzo » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:12 pm

It's probably easier to watch the film (and it's hard work as well)
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by Hughie » Tue May 16, 2017 12:55 pm

Re-reading RL Stevenson's Kidnapped on my new Kindle. Read it so many years ago but after visiting his house in Samoa last year while on a cruise to Hawaii I got interested. After leaving Samoa I got a bug and was locked in my cabin for two days where I re-read Treasure island - had great room service :) Kidnapped explains a lot of what went before in Scotland at that time.

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Post by Meg » Tue May 16, 2017 2:59 pm

Just started East West Street by Phillips Sands. Saw him interviewed at the Bothwell book festival at Dumfries House last weekend. Non fiction isn't usually my cup of tea, I prefer page turning crime novels, but this tells the story of Sands' grandfather and an amazing series of coincidences that link two Nuremberg prosecutors who invented the crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity and the nazi governor responsible for the deaths of thousands of people. So far so good.....

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Post by morag » Wed May 17, 2017 1:31 am

The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell.
"You don't have a Soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."
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Post by Catherine Belle » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:05 pm

Old School by Bill O'Reilly and Bruce Feirstein.
Haven't finished it yet but interesting so far. Bill Talks about the values my generation grew up with versus the values of the Now Generation...AKA "Snowflakes". So far I agree with a lot of what he has written but I find it ironic that he was fired from his TV show for alleged sexual harassment charges...it would appear he doesn't practice what he preaches. :oops: Never the less I plan to finish the book... he does have some good points that I can relate to.
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Post by glenshena » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:38 am

What a delightful book. Based on life in Glasgow tenements 100 years ago. How different were the lives of children then, doing the shopping before going to school, and doing the messages for the neighbours after school just to get a few pence extra pocket money. Clothes knitted by grannies and even school uniforms made by mothers. No television, all games were invented and played in the close or on the Street. Christmas was a stocking on the mantelpiece. No tree, no turkey. Thanks to her granny, Molly Weir learned to cook, and well, before she was 10. No-one used the trams, everyone walked to their destinations. Really enjoyable, brought back so many memories, and similarities with my own upbringing.

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Post by glenshena » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:41 am

Sorry the book was called SHOES WERE FOR SUNDAY by Molly Weir.

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Post by Meg » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:19 pm

glenshena wrote:Sorry the book was called SHOES WERE FOR SUNDAY by Molly Weir.
Glenshena, my mum and I read Molly's books back in the 1970's. The good news for you is that there's another 3 - A Toe on the Ladder, Stepping into the Spotlight and One Small Footprint. You've made me want to go back and reread them. Her brother, Tom Weir, used to have a TV program called Weir's Way. He also wrote quite a few books on Scotland and his travels.

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Post by bonzo » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:31 pm

I remember molly weir telling wee stories on the TV, she was also the witch in rent a ghost (off topic but that just came to mind).
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by glenshena » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:43 am

This is a family that has to be admired. Living in such poverty and yet being so successful in life mainly thanks to the granny who instructed them when mother was out at work. Grannies are priceless in family homes, even today. Children nowadays are brought up so differently, get things too easy.

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