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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria

    Default what books are next to your bed?

    next to my bed I currently have
    - Birth with Confidence by Rhea Dempsey
    - Gentle birth, gentle mothering by Sarah Buckley
    - Father Bob The larrikin priest by Sue Williams

    DH has
    -The Crossroads (SAS book)
    - Caught in the crossfire -an Australian peacekeeper beyond the front line
    - the easy day was yesterday - the extreme life of an SAS soldier.
    - SAS sniper

    so, what's on your bedside table? does it reflect current state of your head?
    Last edited by HotI; December 30th, 2013 at 10:52 PM.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic

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    The 50th birthday celebration issue of Essence

    And my kindle. So, like, lots of books

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    in the ning nang nong

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    the Bible, a book about prayer, Girls Night In, Divergent, and a bunch of kids' books

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2011

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    Too many! A huge stack of magazines, mainly home, design and fashion, a couple of novels currently on the go - Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt - photo book called Humans of New York, A stylist's guide to New York by Sibella Court, The Honest Toddler (book version of the blog).

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2011

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    My kindle
    Ugly by Robert Hoge
    Carry a big stick by Tim Ferguson (signed, to me )
    The Bible Atlas (weirdest birthday present ever. Thanks Dad)
    Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy
    Miles off course by Sulari Gentil
    Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
    The Tournament by Matthew Reilly
    Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
    Gentlemen formerly dressed by Sulari Gentil
    The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N Murari
    No place for a woman by Mayse Young
    The Happy Man and his Dump Truck (thanks DD)
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (it's coming back ThreeGraces - I promise)
    Tintin Herge and his creation by Harry Thompson

    Guess I better get reading

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Tiny Town

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    Actual books are Margaret Fulton Baking and Women's Weekly Kids' Cake Favourites.
    Then on the tablet I've got Les Miserables (been trying to read it forever) and a bunch of Jane Austin books.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Shoe Heaven

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    I've got my eReader which seems to live under my pillow more than next to the bed, plus the following books:

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
    Change Your Shoes, Change Your Life
    The No Excuses Guide to Uncovering Your Purpose
    Spanish for Dummies
    Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales
    A Dance with Dragons (Songs of Fire & Ice #5) - this one is looking a little bit worse for wear because I fell asleep in the bath reading it
    A Discovery of Witches
    Last edited by Sopdet; December 31st, 2013 at 02:14 PM.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2008

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    My kobo
    Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
    Blaze by Di Morrissey
    Dune Is A Four Letter Word by Griselda Sprigg

    Does it reflect my frame of mind? Don't know! I haven't read anything for ages and everything other than what's on the kobo was given to me.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2007

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    My Kobo

    DH has Rick Steins Memoir.

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    Next to my bed is my little "to-do-list" for this summer:

    - Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood (currently reading)
    - Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    - A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
    - La Plateforme by Michel Houellebecq
    - All the Lights We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    It's quite a list, but I am burning through them very quickly and can't wait to finish them all.

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    Just read the new Potter. Currently reading Perfect Bane, by Mary Webb, and dipping in and out of the Time Lord Fairy Tales. Next up are Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (with Liebling, my 9yo son) and Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. Plus a few on the kindle too for Stormageddon's night feeds.

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