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Suzi
08-02-18, 09:09 AM
Your favourite book?
What's it about?
How old were you when you discovered it?

Paula
08-02-18, 10:29 AM
Pride and Prejudice - and I do mean the book, not all the adaptations. Jane Austen was a genius at satire and biting irony - she critiqued landed gentry while still being very funny and making sure her novels were a good read. Most of all, for me, was the fact that, in the 18th century when women were second class citizens, she was the Ďoriginalí feminist - all her novels had strong female leads and the men were almost secondary to the stories.

Austen died in 1817 at 41 from Addisonís Disease (a condition of the adrenal glands which is now treatable) and I think itís testament to how good she really was that her stories are still known worldwide 200 years later.

Suzi
08-02-18, 10:58 AM
We studied Sense and Sensibility for A level - loved it. I've read all of hers.

I love so many books - Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy a Trilogy in five parts is way up there with my favs, Obviously Harry Potter and I loved the Twilight series.

S deleted
08-02-18, 11:24 AM
I like Stephen King, IT and Pet Cemetary are probably my favourites. Oh and the Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson. Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk was obviously something I enjoyed, Trina Gulliver’s Golden Girl, and John Lowe’s Old Stoneface were good reads too.

Jaquaia
08-02-18, 01:43 PM
I can't name just one, it's like trying to choose a favourite child!

I love The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan. Her world building is incredible, her characters are relatable and it has a strong female lead. Her writing just draws me in. The same with the prequel, The Magician's Apprentice, and the sequel Traitor Spy trilogy. All feature strong female characters. I have every book she's published, absolutely love her work.

I love the Harry Potter series, Chronicles of Narnia, Pride and Prejudice, most Stephen King I've read, Maria V. Snyders 'Chronicles of Ixia', Room by Emma Donaghue, Wuthering Heights, Rachel Caines 'Morganville Vampires' series, the Southern Vamipre Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams. I love Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris, the Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan and 'Bigger than Hitler, Better than Christ' (actual title!) by The Rik Mayall (actually how his name is printed!)

I could go all day on this subject!

Paula
08-02-18, 02:07 PM
I love morganville! I donít know anyone else whoís read them :)

Iím also a huge fan of Jean M Auel Ďs Earths Children series - about prehistoric humans, their environment and their lives. Her research was so extensive that she became a renowned expert in the field. Her books were so detailed that it took her over 30 years to write the 6 novels in the series.

Jaquaia
08-02-18, 03:20 PM
I really enjoyed her Weather Wardens series too!

Suzi
08-02-18, 04:34 PM
Marc's Mum's a huge fan of the Clan of the Cavebear series...

I loved the Magicians Apprentice!

Paula
08-02-18, 07:45 PM
I really enjoyed her Weather Wardens series too!

Not as good as morganville, imho ;)

Jaquaia
08-02-18, 07:49 PM
Not as good as morganville, imho ;)

Definitely not! Impressive that her story was strong enough to last over so many books too.

Suzi
08-02-18, 07:58 PM
Erm, I haven't read these, should I?

Paula
08-02-18, 08:01 PM
Yes .....

Jaquaia
09-02-18, 03:57 PM
Definitely. It's aimed at young adults and it is such an easy read. The story is well crafted and well written and draws you in.