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Our "lovely" book swap is now closed again and off we go for 2011.

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PositiveAttitude Sat 01-Jan-11 13:10:36

Just setting us up.

Are you thinking of your books that you might be putting in? I will have a look and post mine within the next few days. - I will try harder than my awful one from last time, that none of you liked. blush

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Sun 02-Jan-11 20:19:46

PA~ yes that's the one, I know you liked it.

HC1 ~ yes she is back to her bossy self wink

PositiveAttitude Sun 02-Jan-11 20:20:42

OI!!!! I can read you know!! wink grin

Bit busy on here tonight, isnt it?

ChickFlit Sun 02-Jan-11 20:21:39

Making Changes I haven't read any of the books on your list so it's a good one for me.

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Sun 02-Jan-11 20:27:03

Sorry boss wink

Makingchanges Sun 02-Jan-11 20:31:54

Wow it is confusing isn't it. I haven't even heard of some of these so should be good - I'm really looking forward to this

missy10 Sun 02-Jan-11 20:35:01

i cant wait can i have found another book as the piano teacher has been read
mothers ruin - kitty neal

MajorPettigrew Sun 02-Jan-11 21:32:54

HC I'm really sorry - but I've read all of your choices.
Don't mind reading any of them again though, so don't let that put you off. It actually might be easier to get a few books that I've already read. I won't have to concentrate too much - finding my baby brain is still turning even the most simple tasks to mush.

All the other ones I've read, others have already mentioned, so I won't bother confusing everyone.


I think my 3 are -

The Rotters CLub - Jonathan Coe
Past Imperfect - Julian Fellowes
Stone's Fall - Iain Pears

Let me know how these are for everyone.

5ofus Sun 02-Jan-11 21:34:31

Hi all,

Of the ones listed so far I've read:

Makingchanges - Dorothy Koomson - Marshmallows for breakfast

loler - The Help by Kathryn Stockett (really enjoyed this one)
and Going Ga Ga - Mel Giedroyc (also enjoyed)


My three for starters are:

Bitten - Kelly Armstrong
Indelible - Karin Slaughter
The Tunnel Rats - Stephen Leather

HC1 Sun 02-Jan-11 22:06:53

Loler - have just checked your three and have read

The Red Tent.

I'll have a hunt for some other books to suggest.

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Sun 02-Jan-11 22:09:08

Maybe we should start with 5 books each.....

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Sun 02-Jan-11 22:09:44

Maybe we should start with 5 books each.....

5ofus Sun 02-Jan-11 22:16:25

MajorPettigrew - all are OK for me.

HC1 - Red Tent also OK

Makingchanges Mon 03-Jan-11 16:48:22

Ok as two more of mine have gone - shall I put up two more (Is the idea to get 3 that no one has read? that would make sense)

The Bay at Midnight - Diane Chamberlain
One Day - David Nicholls
Room - Emma Donoghue (Xmas Book so not read yet)

MajorPettigrew Mon 03-Jan-11 18:07:53

Makingchanges - I've read One Day.

It's not easy, is it??

PA are you going to organise the rota again? I don't want to assume you are....... but you are very good at keeping us all in check.
If it's too much of a faff for you at the moment though, I don't mind doing it.

5ofus Mon 03-Jan-11 18:45:12

makingchanges sorry I've read One Day too. Other two are OK!

PositiveAttitude Mon 03-Jan-11 19:01:17

Major, yes I am happy to sort out the rota. i will send you all a facebook message set out like last time, so that everyone has a copy of who is sending to who and everyone's addresses for reference, if needed. (for example when someone dropped out last time, we just bypassed and carried on IFSWIM) I plan to get that all done in plenty of time for you all to send on at the end of January.

makingchanges, I shouldnt worry too much, as long as there is at least one book that nobody has read!! Or we could be here until next Christmas grin.

HC1 Mon 03-Jan-11 20:14:28

My next three books are:

Secrets - Freya North
The death and life of charlie st. cloud
Stately pursuits - Freya North

mdavza Tue 04-Jan-11 13:00:11

Hi all, not read any of the names books (since my last post). I also wouldn't mind reading some books again. I'm starting work again tomorrow so will probably be a bit more offline than on...sad
See ya!

loler Tue 04-Jan-11 18:18:52

HC - sorry I've read Secrets - Freya North and The death and life of charlie st. cloud
(really liked that one though and wouldn't mind too much reading again)

Here's another 3 to try (have tried to get as obscure as I can)

Water for elephants - Sara Gruen
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree - Ann Weisgarber
What is the what - Dave Eggers

LoveBeingADaddysGirl Thu 06-Jan-11 15:41:38

Will post my list at the weekend folks need to do some searching!

PositiveAttitude Sat 08-Jan-11 06:43:56

Hellllooooo! grin

We seem to have lost Mamatomany along the way so far. Just to let you all know that I have sent a message from facebook to her and will see if she pops back.

I do want to make sure that everyone is 100% on board with this and committed. I realise that sometimes life takes over and gets in the way, and we have always respected that and supported anyone who has had problems. However, i do feel a commitment is needed to start with, or we are in danger of falling into the mess we had on the first circuit.

I will post address lists when I know where we are with everyone.

Thanks for your patience. It will be worth it!!!! grin

jamaisjedors Sat 08-Jan-11 16:05:53

Hi, thanks so much PA for getting us all sorted.

Here are my offerings for books:

Helen Dunmore : With your crooked Heart

Alice Munro: The Love of a Good Woman

Hey Yeah Right Get a Life : Helen Simpson

The Immigrant: Manju Kapur

Black Swan Green : David Mitchell

Woman: Natalie Angier

Almonds and Raisins: Maisie Mosco

Hopefully there will be a few left once everyone has said what they have read.

loler Sat 08-Jan-11 16:27:54

jamaisjedors from this day to be known as the queen of the obscure book - I have never read or even heard of any of those books!

PA thanks!

jamaisjedors Sat 08-Jan-11 16:56:31


Makingchanges Sat 08-Jan-11 20:52:15

jamaisjedors - I agree with Loler, I also have never heard of any of these.

Looks like you'll have lots to pick from

PA - Do you need addresses sending to you?

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