Books you have read but will never read again

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oscarthegrouch

Books you have read but will never read again

Hi guys,

Have you read any books that was well recomended but after finishing it, you decide that once is enough?

I'll start the ball rolling:

1. We Need to talks about Kevin (Lionel Shriver)- although this is a good book and well written I think once is enough

2. Love over Scotland (Alexander McCall Smith)- I understnad this is part of a series & I was given this book as a pressie. Again, i think that McCall Smith is very good with details but I'll steer clear of this book & the series as I find most if not all of the characters in the book either weak, narcissitic, self-absorbed or naive. I'd go raving mad if I ever had to live with the characters that populae the book.

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Paypol

Books I won't read again

I very rarely read a book more than once - the only exceptions have been Jilly Cooper's Riders etc as I just love them and have so many stories in them I cannot remember what happens, and a book called Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe.

I am planning to read Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code again having seen the films, and Harry Potter again.

Most of the other books I read are murder mystery types and don't really survive a second reading.

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Elpe

Harry P

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - the seventh and final book of the Harry Potter novels. Although I enjoyed the earlier books in the series, I thought this one had too much padding and could have benefitted from a reduction of a couple of hundred pages! (Actually I only read these books to keep ahead of my pupils!)

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Michele

put down able books

for me, it's the Harry Potters and Da Vinci Code books. Per-lease. Oh and I could only read a few pages of the late broadcaster Linda Smith's autobiography. Far too name-droppy and luvvie for me!

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Lind

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I read the Da Vinci code and thought it was really badly written so I would steer clear of anything by Dan Brown for the rest of my life. I read Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie many years ago and would run a mile from it again.

Other than that, I am happy to have read most things which I have read - some of them I would and have enthusiastically read again and some will just sit on my bookshelves probably forever - I have a real problem in parting with books.

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Biggles !

Problem with parting with books....

OH, I'm right there with you. I cannot happily part with booke. One exception comes to mind but I have totally forgot what it is called. That Gok chap who remodels peeps on teh telly. Really, at my time of life, did I really want it ? No, it went to help a charitable cause.

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Lind

Gok

Tee hee Biggs. Isn't he the one who makes you look good naked?

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Bluegrace

Too many books

There are too many books that I want to read so would rarely read a book again - so I suppose I know why DP can't understand why I keep them once read. He sends all his to the charity shop once he's read them.

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SusanM

Books

I have been given a BFPO no to send books to for the troops to read as they are always need reading matter . Free too if under 2KGS . If anyone wants it my e-mail is under my profile and I will reply . Don't feel able to put it on here . Also needs to be sent anon.

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Lind

Books for the Troops

What a great idea. E-mailing you SusanM.

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Yummy

fantastic idea,

is it just from the UK ??

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SusanM

Troop Books

No from anywhere. Assume they have to be in English though

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lemonsqueaky

Great idea

What a great idea Susan. Will email you to find out more. I have quite a few good books that would like to be read, thumbed through, appreciated.

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SusanM

For Lind

Did you e-mail me ? not recieved it yet.susan175@hotmail.co.uk

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Lind

BFPO

I've e-mailed you now Susan

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