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Thread for the book lovers!

GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
Hello all,

so i love reading, i rediscovered my love for reading recently, one book triggered that and its made me so happy!
so im wondering if this thread can be for books you've  and your opinion on the book! i would love to hear what others are reading and see what they think about the book ( kinda like a book club but not book club)
hopefully we can find new books we feel interest in!

I'll start!

The tattooist of  Auschwitz. i discovered this book a while ago and have read it a few times, i love books relating back to events in history, this one was a deep read, emotionally. i always found myself getting wrapped up and wanting to know more about the different people, i know the book is based on the life of a person and how he found and hid a relationship. 
im super excited for the next book to come out, which is about one of the victims in the admin block, it tells her story which i know will be a tough read but i always found myself wondering what happened to the other victims!


The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

Astrid Alauda

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  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,260 The Mix Elder
    Oohh books I love books though reading can be difficult due to be dyslexic so I gets through 2 maybe 3 books a year. I love to just get totally immersed and lost in a books and you know you’ve done that when you come away from your book and your feeling slightly Disoriented.

    The most recent book I finished was perfect summer by Sue Johnson .
    I won’t expect you to have heard of sue as she is a small author local to me and my area. This book set in the future starts off all lovely until summers brother goes missing -He has a disability which is seen to be wrong in this new society as everyone have to be perfect. Further and further you go into this book the more gripped you get until you reach the final few chapters that reveal a sinister plot twist! It’s very rarely I am about to get so into a book that I don’t want to put it down .
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
    GreenTea
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,260 The Mix Elder
    Oohhh and I’ve just started to read  gone girl but not sure on it just yet , feel like it could be quite a confusing book 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Oohhh and I’ve just started to read  gone girl but not sure on it just yet , feel like it could be quite a confusing book 

    I want to read this one but I haven't brought a copy yet!

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,260 The Mix Elder
    GreenTea said:
    Oohhh and I’ve just started to read  gone girl but not sure on it just yet , feel like it could be quite a confusing book 

    I want to read this one but I haven't brought a copy yet!
    Try carboots ! That’s where I found mine and picked up a copy of the girl on the train or even try your local library 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    GreenTea said:
    Oohhh and I’ve just started to read  gone girl but not sure on it just yet , feel like it could be quite a confusing book 

    I want to read this one but I haven't brought a copy yet!
    Try carboots ! That’s where I found mine and picked up a copy of the girl on the train or even try your local library 
    Good idea!

    I sometimes look in charity shops!

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    Millie2787
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,260 The Mix Elder
    GreenTea said:
    GreenTea said:
    Oohhh and I’ve just started to read  gone girl but not sure on it just yet , feel like it could be quite a confusing book 

    I want to read this one but I haven't brought a copy yet!
    Try carboots ! That’s where I found mine and picked up a copy of the girl on the train or even try your local library 
    Good idea!

    I sometimes look in charity shops!
    Oooh that’s a good idea , the charity shops around by me are abit rubbish though 😂
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Same. Charity shops are rubbish round me too

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • JellyelephantJellyelephant Bpd bitch ✌🏼 Posts: 823 Part of The Mix Family
    I loved the book of “gone girl” it was a million times better than the fil
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,260 The Mix Elder
    I loved the book of “gone girl” it was a million times better than the fil
     @Jellyelephant I started reading it last night but hmmm not sure weather I csn get into it or not 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 487 Moderator
    Hey @Millie2787 @GreenTea if you don't have much luck finding anything in charity shops, there's always your local car boot sale. I bought the entire Hannibal Lecter series for £5! 
  • Evelyn360Evelyn360 Posts: 82 Budding Regular
    @GreenTea I loved the tattoist of Auschwitz, the pictures at the end had me feeling all kinds of love and heartbreak  <3

    Reading hangovers are the best kind of hangover but it's always hard to find another book that lives up just as good. 

    I recently read This is going to hurt by Adam Kay and it was a really eye opening read. He actually came to my area for a show not long after I spontaneously bought his book so I got to see his show based on the book and it was amazing. 

    Are you reading anything at the moment? 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    edited August 2019

    Gonna start reading this and finish it before I go back to work.

    Yes I'm still in bed at half 12 in the afternoon. I'm to sad to get up today🙄

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 13,284 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Has anyone read this?


  • Evelyn360Evelyn360 Posts: 82 Budding Regular


    Just started George Orwells 1984, I feel like the universe has been giving me subtle hints to read this for the last few years so I finally bit the bullet and thought I'd give it a go.

    Has anyone else read this? I've only just started it and i find it quite full on in some ways to wrap my head around! 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Evelyn360 said:


    Just started George Orwells 1984, I feel like the universe has been giving me subtle hints to read this for the last few years so I finally bit the bullet and thought I'd give it a go.

    Has anyone else read this? I've only just started it and i find it quite full on in some ways to wrap my head around! 
    Not read this but it keeps popping up in a TV series I'm watching on Netflix!
    How's the book?

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • Evelyn360Evelyn360 Posts: 82 Budding Regular
    Ooh what are you watching? I'm not too far into it at the moment but its pretty good. Mind boggling how he could create such a dystopia that shows reflections in today's society when it was written about 70 years ago! 
  • PoppyBPoppyB Posts: 228 Moderator
    Great thread idea!

    @Evelyn360 I really enjoyed reading 1984 by George Orwell a few years ago, it was very thought-provoking and, as you said, it's amazing how the themes explored in the book are still relevant to the world we live in today. 

    I've recently started re-reading Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series :)
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    I keep going to charity shops looking for books! Anyone brought a good book from a charity shop?

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    So excited for my new book to come.
    I ordered Cilka's Journey which is based on one of the girls story from the tattooist of Auschwitz

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
     so excited to read this

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

    Distraction
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,885 Part of The Furniture
    Today I borrowed A Wartime Friend by Lizzie Lane from the library. It is an amazing book and it will help me a lot in history because we are learning about World War Two soon.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Started to read "I'm traveling alone" it's... Interesting. Not my cup of tea though

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,331 Community Manager
    I've started reading It's Not Okay to Feel Blue and Other Lies. I keep raving about this book to everyone I'd really recommend reading it. I think there's about 40 people that have shared their mental health journeys in this book and it's really inspiring reading it :) 
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
  • Evelyn360Evelyn360 Posts: 82 Budding Regular
    I'm on the hunt for a new book @Aife, maybe I'll look at that one, it has really good reviews  :)
    Aife
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,885 Part of The Furniture
    Aife said:
    I've started reading It's Not Okay to Feel Blue and Other Lies. I keep raving about this book to everyone I'd really recommend reading it. I think there's about 40 people that have shared their mental health journeys in this book and it's really inspiring reading it :) 
    Sounds like an amazing book. It sounds really inspiring. Maybe I should get it as well. 
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,885 Part of The Furniture
    GreenTea said:
    Started to read "I'm traveling alone" it's... Interesting. Not my cup of tea though
    Not every book is everyone's cup of tea. My cup of tea is mainly Annie Murray, Roald Dahl and David Walliams.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Cikra journey. Another heartfelt book following someone from the tattooist of Auschwitz. 
    Seems to be a book I keep passing around for others to read

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Forgot to mention yesterday that the book people have gone into administraton so books are selling cheap on their website. You can get collections for like £8
    https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_home_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiAqY3zBRDQARIsAJeCVxNjDAmC9jF0YT8oQm3GuxFBt1YM2-xIiJkJqtT2AdAOuLwiQPW2zgMaAuQqEALw_wcB

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Ordered 5 new books and are in the post on the way, exciting times!!

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,979 An Original Mixlorian
    Please just delete this thread. @The Mix

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

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