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What are you reading this July?

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suedonim Thu 12-Jul-07 15:32:16

I'm reading The Electric Michaelangelo by Sarah Hall. It's a rather gloomy book about tattooing.

justgivemeoneminute Thu 12-Jul-07 18:15:02

I've just finished a James Herbert book - Secret of Crickley Hall - it started off really well but tailed off towards the end...

I've got a mountain of books but can't seem to get into anything at the moment...anyone else get moments like this??? Anyone recommend something really funny and witty? Please???

pollywollydoodle Thu 12-Jul-07 20:48:33

theres another thread "have we had a thread about very very funny books recently" going on in the book club section if thats any help

suedonim Fri 13-Jul-07 11:39:38

Justgiveme... you won't want to read my current book then!! Bill Bryson is always a funny read.

BBBBasilisk Fri 13-Jul-07 11:50:43

I am going to start nights at the circus once I have finished half a yellow sun.

Novacane Fri 13-Jul-07 14:55:57

I'm reading fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe by fannie flagg!

mazzystar Fri 13-Jul-07 15:00:04

re-reading armistead maupin's the night listener for my book group

have just finished jonathan frantzen's the corrections - wonderful

Filchymindedvixen Fri 13-Jul-07 15:01:23

Have just finished Bill Bryson's Thunderbolt kid - green capri pants had me LOL
I also laughed at lot at Pies and Prejudice - Stuart Marconie.

Am currently reading the Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment which is also quite amusing, (non fiction) about a woman desperately seeking something
who has a go at everything from Transsendental meditation to Colonic iriigation!

BBBBasilisk Fri 13-Jul-07 18:45:58

oh mazzy - night listener is all 'oh no it can't be, oh no it isn't. oh yes it is, OMG'
but in a good way.

I have just finished Bill Bryson's History of the World or whatever it is called. very good - he is clever and funny.

suedonim Fri 13-Jul-07 23:10:46

I love Fried Green Tomatoes, Novacane. Have you seen the film? It's one of my rainy day favourites.

Mazzy, I read and enjoyed The Corrections a year or two ago though I was a bit puzzled by it at first - I was under the impression I was reading The Committments!

Dumbledior Fri 13-Jul-07 23:13:22

I am reading 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus'. Slightly patronising, but very astute. I got it for 10p at a school fete and have left it in the loo so h can pick it up . He mentioned it earlier and said he has read a little of it - then said how true it is

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