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Thread: What book(s) did you get for Christmas?

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    Hamnet by Maggie OFarrell
    Finished this at midnight last night. Its brilliant, I loved it! Lots and lots of tears
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    No-one ever buys me books (1. I don't live in the same country as my family so don't get any presents at all and even when I am in the same country 2. 'We don't know what you want') but I did treat myself to a load of Kindle downloads I've just started 'The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels' which looks to be a vaguely bizarre cross between steampunk, piracy, and fantasy with flying houses and Victorian matrons as pirate queens - but still with strict rules of decorum. So far so my cup of tea!

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    The only book I got for Christmas (other than the dozens I downloaded from Kindle unlimited) is Murdle by G T Karber. Its logic puzzles which Im finding challenging but loving it!
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    No books for me though Murdle sounds a good book as I love a good puzzle.
    77 and counting, less of the "Old" call me "Mike"

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    Kindle Unlimited is brilliant, isn't it? I've discovered so many new great authors from it. Murdle sounds interesting - I love logic puzzles - so I'll look it up!

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    No reading books for me, just a manga art book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspasia View Post
    Kindle Unlimited is brilliant, isn't it? I've discovered so many new great authors from it. Murdle sounds interesting - I love logic puzzles - so I'll look it up!
    Kindle Unlimited is worth every single penny! I can easily read a book a day so itd cost me a fortune otherwise
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    The complete Famous Five series
    The Heat series by "Richard Castle"
    Murtagh - Christopher Paolini
    The Enemy series - Charlie Higson
    Enid Byron -Barbara Stoney
    How to Survive as a Psychotherapist - Nina Coltart
    Three Sisters - Heather Morris
    Fairy Tale - Stephen King
    She Lies in Wait - Gytha Lodge
    Watching From the Dark - Gytha Lodge
    Pandora's Jar - Natalie Haynes
    The Nevernight trilogy - Jay Kristoff
    Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

    So not many really!
    Tn prdu, jhami s rcbro

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    Ooooh you're making me nostalgic with the Enid Blyton! Huge Natalie Haynes fan here too, and I loved Nevernight. I haven't bought Murtagh yet - let me know if it's worth it!

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    The Famous Five! That takes me back.

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