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Postby Brianna » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:35 pm

Hi all,
I was just wandering if anyone could recommend me some good books/authors they have read and liked...
It doesn't matter what type of book it is as long as it's good and interesting :wink:

... Get back to me if you can :)

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Postby wherethewildrosesgrow » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:53 pm

meant to post this ages ago :oops: have a go at "The Various" by Steve Augarde an enchanting read - first in a trilogy - I really really loved it written for children/teenagers - but very adult just like our own dear stonewylde! xxx
and I do hope you've read some of the Brontes (grown up education head on) :wink:
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Postby kit » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:01 pm

Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are two of my all time favourites!
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Postby wherethewildrosesgrow » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:06 pm

kit wrote:Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are two of my all time favourites!


couldn't agree more - I so loved the Brontes I did my dissertation at uni on them - tempestuous and utterly romantic ((((sigh))))
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Postby Carprimulgidae » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:06 pm

never read the book but love the song by Kate Bush :wink:
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Postby wherethewildrosesgrow » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:09 pm

CARP READ IT IMMEDIATELY your world will expand :wink: :D
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Postby Sophie » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:12 pm

I love the classics too!
I forgot to mention on that very long list i sent you on the pm, but Lian Hearns series is really good if you havent read them. I enjoyed the first one is the best but the other three are good aswell.
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Postby sea sprite » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:16 pm

Hi Brianna :D

Here are a couple of links to threads where people have recommended books in the past:

http://stonewyldeforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=572

Arrgghh, I can't find the other one. I know there's at least one more. The link above includes fiction and non fiction. I'll see if I can find the other links, but it may take a while :lol:

Ah, here's the other link. Can't believe I missed it first time round with that heading [smilie=eusa_doh.gif] :oops: :roll:

http://stonewyldeforum.com/forum/viewto ... 86&start=0
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Postby Sujee » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:17 pm

'An Instance of the Fingerpost' by Iain Pears
Wuthering Heights
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes (I think, cant be bothered to go and check right now.. :roll: )
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Anne McCaffrey Dragon series of books - science fantasy
The Raging Quiet about a deaf woman who is outcast (historical)
The Color Purple
Any Bill Bryson book (LOL funny!)
The Hobbit
Sophie's World - a story about the history of philosophy into science (more interesting than it sounds, but challenging)
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Postby kit » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:26 pm

My youngest son read Sophie's World when he was about 14 and it started a passion in him for philosophy. He went on to do philosophy at A level and if he hadn't got into the War Studies degree course, he'd have done philosophy for his degree. And all from that one book! It just shows how a book can change your life :shock:
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Postby Carprimulgidae » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:25 pm

I always love the Sherlock Holmes stories, sadly it lead to a life of crime :lol:
Karmasutra.... (is that right) not even going down that road here :?

No seriously, so many people have gone onto better things from reading when they were young and being young that take in so much unlike us over 40's that cant remember where the book marker has gone or the glasses that are on your head :roll: .
These days with e-books & audio books you would think more are reading from a screen but look in any supermarket and they are selling hundreds of books so they are being read. If only we could get Stonewylde into Asda and the rest of them 8)
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Postby iWitch » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:07 pm

Wendy Mewes ~ The Moon Garden
Wendy Mewes ~ The Five of Cups
Ly De Angeles ~ The Quickening
Ly De Angeles ~ The Shining Isle
Suzanne Ruthven ~ Whittlewood
Terry Pratchett ~ Small Gods
Terry Pratchett ~ The Wyrd Sisters
John Buchan ~ Witch Wood
Brian Bates ~ The Way of Wyrd
Celia Rees ~ Witch Child
Celia Rees ~ Sorceress
Celia Rees ~ The Soul Taker
Celia Rees ~ The Cunning Man
Jacqui Wood ~ Cliff Dreamers

Bill Bryson ~ Down Under
Amy Tan ~ The Joy Luck Club
Emily Bronte ~ Wuthering Heights
Jane Austen ~ Pride and Prejudice
Flora Thompson ~ Lark Rise to Candelford
J.R.R. Tolkien ~ The Hobbit
Rosemary Crossley and Anne McDonald ~ Annie's Coming Out
Joanne Harris ~ Chocolat
Nick Earls ~ Zigzag Street
Paul Gallico ~ Flowers for Mrs Harris (I've read and re-read this upteen times)
Jung Chang ~ Wild Swans
Kahil Gibran ~ The Prophet
Sioned Davies ~ The Mabinogion
Agatha Christie ~ [everything she wrote] :wink:
Thomas Harris ~ The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris ~ Red Dragon
Stephen King ~ It
Maya Angelou ~ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Arthur Miller ~ The Crucible
George Bernard Shaw ~ Pygmalion

Bob Trubshaw ~ Explore Folklore
Bob Trubshaw ~ Explore Mythology
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Postby Sujee » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:10 pm

Hi i-witch - how are you? Long time no hear. Hope you are well and looking forward to Yule :D
Thanks for the book list - I shall look out for some of these as have only read the Pratchetts. Any recommendations from among your list?
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Postby iWitch » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:15 pm

Heya Sujee,

All of the above are books I've read and loved. I haven't included a single mediocre book in the list. :D
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Postby iWitch » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:35 pm

sea sprite wrote:http://stonewyldeforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=572

Arrgghh, I can't find the other one. I know there's at least one more. The link above includes fiction and non fiction. I'll see if I can find the other links, but it may take a while :lol:


Did you mean this thread: Book Recommendations?
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