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    I'm out of reading material (fictional!) and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations?

    Here are some of mine:

    Michael Connelly - Harry Bosch Series & Void Moon
    Patricia Cornwell - Kay Scarpetta Series
    Martina Cole - Two Women, The Jump, The Runaway,
    Margaret Yorke - False Pretences, A Small Deceit
    Michael Beashel - Unbound Justice
    Eoin Colfer - The Artemis Fowl Series (Not really a fan of his other work)
    Bryce Courtenay - Jessica (The only one of his I've loved so far)

    I also have two copies of Void Moon so if anyone wants it just let me know and I'll send it on.

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    Stephenie Meyer - Twilight
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    just kidding

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    Bryce Courtenay - Matthew Flinders Cat
    Di Morrissey - The Islands
    Di Morrissey - Tears of the Moon then Kimberley Sun
    Judy Nunn - Beneath the Southern Cross
    Judy Nunn - Territory
    Judy Nunn - Floodtide
    Tim Winton - Breath
    Tim Winton - Dirt Music
    Christian Jacq - Ramases II series
    Christian Jacq - anything he has written!

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    Ooh Boh I only discovered Christian Jacq late last year, haven't read the Ramses series yet, I loved Tutankahmen - I've only read the standalone novels.

    I'm a big fantasy fan - David Eddings, Traci Harding, Tad Williams, Raymond Feist, Stephen Donaldson etc.

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    I do fantasy a LOT so if you want some names let me know.
    Failing that I red Kathey Reichs. She is the only crime novelist I can read
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    Hmm, see i am all over the place with books! I will read anything that is good or someone says is good!

    Right now I am reading this: Grave Sight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and love it!!

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    I love all Marion Keyes books. I have them all and read them again and again.

    I also love David Gemmell.

    Greys, I recently read the Riftwar series by Raymond Feist & loved them!

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    Ashaari, have you ever read the White Ring Wielder fantasy series? far better than Tolkein by a long shot IMO.

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    David Eddings and Robert Jordan were driving me nuts so I stopped reading them. Hard but had to be done.

    Love **** Francis - I guess there won't be any more of those.
    Like Rita Mae Brown and her cat - write murder mystery books where the murders are solved by a cat and a corgi. Quite light and entertaining with a hint of occasional romance among the "grown ups".

    Favourites include Lois McMaster Bujold Vorkorskigan series that some how manages to combine a horse riding knights with swords military culture with space travel and a lot of very clever creative answers to impossible problems.

    And Neal Stephenson - though he can be hard work at times. Snowcrash is one of his early and shorter efforts, and features some hybrid dog brain/robots guard dog things who are very dog like and adorable in a mechanical family protection dog kind of way, and help the heros escape the bad guys.

    And I like David Brin. Especially "Earth" which took about 10 book marks to keep track of the plot threads because I can't stand not knowing what happens next in that thread. Those little postit notes are brilliant at this task. I've learnt to put these books down in the middle of the chapter.

    And I'm currently avoiding reading
    "Dog Boy" by Eva Hornung (the woman who named Frosty).
    It's about a russian boy who grows up with dogs when his family abandon him for reasons I have not yet discovered. And I suspect - like "Marley and Me" - I must read that book too - that the ending is the only ending that it could have but I'm not going to like it - ie it will likely be sad/bitter sweet. Eva keeps doing that to me.

    Anyway the stories about the dogs and the boy fending for themselves through Russian winters battling other dogs and humans and being creative about finding food and shelter - is enthralling but I'm scared of the ending.

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