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    What books will you never read again. Not the ones you put down and forget because they are dreary but the ones that you couldn't put down but have such dreadful themes/endings that you don't want put yourself through it again.



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    The boy in the striped pyjamas
    We need to talk about Kevin (I will never watch the movie either *shudder*)
    The lovely bones

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    The middle book from the Call The Midwife series - tales of the Workhouse.
    A Thousand Splendid Suns - in fact I gave the book away, far too upsetting to read again

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    Anything by Matthew Reilly. LOVE his books, but they're so relentless from beginning to end, I just couldn't put myself through that again!

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    Can I add The Good Women of China. Amazing book, if anyone wants to read it you would be most welcome to have my copy.

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    What's it about Trav? I'm looking for a good book to start now that I'm reacquainting myself with the library

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    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. (WHAT where you thinking, Oprah??)

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    Wild swans (amazing, but geez the tragedy)
    Anything by Peter Carey because his writing irritates me

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    Hahaha, I love those posts. They're gentle ways of saying 'Dude, how hard is it to wiki something?! Jeez. Here, I'll even do it for you' ​

    The Davinci Code and Angels and Demons...and I'm pretty sure there's another Dan Brown book in there somewhere, something about a code? Anyway, once I know the end I just get impatient to get there, so it's not enjoyable any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keike View Post
    Hahaha, I love those posts. They're gentle ways of saying 'Dude, how hard is it to wiki something?! Jeez. Here, I'll even do it for you' ​
    that wasn't what I meant. Do you want the book? PM me if you do, I'll post it over.

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    It's definitely something I wanna read, but I'll be honest with you, I don't think I can handle it right now, I'm screwed up enough as it is. Keep it for someone who'll be able to appreciate it right away. Don't we have a book club sendy out thing somewhere here?

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    hmm not sure, will have a look

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    Ah HA, I found it! It's a group, not a thread, and it's right HERE

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    In cold Blood - truman capote - fantastic book. from a journalistic point of view, his research was amazing. but creepy and not really my thang.

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    Any biography. I have a lot of fantastic biographies, but they aren't the type of book you read again kwim?

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    Lolita. Due to his extra curricular activities with his bestie lit writer friend and their holidays.

    'the catcher in the rye'.

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    I don't re-read plays, I'd rather see them performed.

    I second The Lovely Bones.

    Also any of those A Boy Called It series. Or any of the abused child real life stories that I've made the mistake of reading even once. Given my background I have no idea what I was thinking!

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    That "A boy called It" book was very upsetting, I would ditto not reading that again.

    Have posted on the book swap discussion Keike, thanks D:

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