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I am aiming to spend the 2nd week in Australia with my nose in a book or 2. Need suggestions

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Califrau Thu 04-Sep-08 18:15:36

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Califrau Thu 04-Sep-08 18:48:39

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Cappuccino Thu 04-Sep-08 18:50:12

specifics pls

pageturner/new writing/ chicklit/ literary fiction

fishnet Thu 04-Sep-08 18:50:44

what type of book? or no particular preference? what have you read lately that you enjoyed?

I would suggest a Sony reader - great for travelling.... grin

beansmum Thu 04-Sep-08 18:55:09

I'm rubbish at recommendations so I'll just tell you what I'm enjoying at the mo...

White Noise - Don DeLillo (funny/serious)
The Girl with the dragon tattoo - Stieg Larsson (crime/thriller type thing)
Extremely loud & incredibly close - Jonathan Safran Foer (? I thought it was amazing)

MegBusset Thu 04-Sep-08 18:57:21

The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes -- a very easy to read, absolutely fascinating history of Australia.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 18:58:50

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Cappuccino Thu 04-Sep-08 19:00:01

oh yes there are of course some on my blog


FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:00:41

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Califrau Thu 04-Sep-08 19:01:23

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fishnet Thu 04-Sep-08 19:01:44

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Amazing book. It will last out your trip even if you read constantly. DH read it out loud to DS1 when I was pregnant with him and it lasted practicaly the whole nine months!

Cappuccino Thu 04-Sep-08 19:01:44

see here are some books on my blog

Clara is just fab, it's on there - you are classical music person aren't you? right up your street then mebbe

fishnet Thu 04-Sep-08 19:02:46

Ah Jonathan Strange not really "light"

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:03:22

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:03:46

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zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 19:04:20

i am reading the woman on the fifth which is light but not lite

Cappuccino Thu 04-Sep-08 19:04:34

the new James Bond?

isn't Ian Fleming dead?

zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 19:05:07

the woman in the fifth

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:05:12

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FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:05:28

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Cappuccino Thu 04-Sep-08 19:05:44

the Scapegallows one - on my blog, obv, everyone click now - might fit

it is kind of in between, pageturning but still Good

and it is based in Australia, so it has trip-relevance

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 19:05:54

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zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 19:06:52

i never read any before this one but it is very readable yet intelligent and atmospheric i statred a thread on it today but no one answered

Cappuccino Thu 04-Sep-08 19:07:00

cod go look at my boot thread in Style and Beauty

the skint one

give opinions

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 04-Sep-08 19:07:50

If you're looking for something light, have you read any Janet Evanovitch? Her Stephanie Plum series is now on to book 14.

excerpt here

Silly but fun

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