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  1. eldog

    September 2011 Reads and Recommendations

    So what did everyone read in September and if they had to recommend one of the these books, which would it be? I knocked over: Solar - Ian McEwan The Skook - J P Miller First Blood - David Morrell Killer Instinct - Joseph Finder Soul Kitchen - Poppy Z Brite Top Read for the...
  2. eldog

    Books Read in July 2011

    The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith Isabelle The Navigator - Luke Davies The Bone Collector - Jeffrey Deaver I Am Legend - Richard Matheson The Strain - Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
  3. eldog

    Suggestions For My Ex-Library Book Sale Expedition

    Next Saturday (April 16) I will be going to the Brisbane City Council Library book sale which sells withdrawn books from the library system. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation so I usually like to go a bit crazy when I'm there - I bought 21 books last time! Unlike any book sale I...
  4. eldog

    Personal Reading Record

    I read a total of 52 books in 2010 which is a personal best! I set a goal of 50 as a New Year's resolution and made it.:eek: The average length of each book was 323 pages which meant I averaged 46 pages per day. Even more impressive was that I finished every book I started. Still not sure...
  5. eldog

    Favourite 3 books read in 2010

    I know Shadforth has his http://www.bookandreader.com/forums/f25/your-best-books-of-10-a-21168.html thread and I don't wish to undermine it in any way. I was just hoping people could limit themselves to mentioning the 3 favourite books that they read in 2010. Mine were: Girl With A Pearl...
  6. eldog

    Christos Tsiolkas: The Slap

    I have just finished reading The Slap which is a multi award-winning novel (including 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. The premise is fairly simple: at a barbecue attended by a group of family and friends, an...
  7. eldog

    Which Book Should I Read Next?

    I have grabbed some books off the "1001 Books To Read Before You Die" list as well as some others that have been recommended here and was wondering what everyone thought I should read next from the pile. Here is what I have: The Colour -Rose Tremain On Beauty - Zadie Smith The Red Queen...