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I have just read a book about Frances Kray, the first wife of Ronnie Kray. It was so sad and tragic for the woman, I couldn't put it down.
Have now started The Bomb Girls, (Jacky Hyams), about the women who worked in the munitions factories during WW2. Fascinating and informative.
just finished The Girl On the Train and would only give it 3/5. I wouldn't call it a psychological thriller either. I had a phase when I read lots of these a few years ago and this one is not up to their standard at all.
Twilight!! Again.
My latest is "Sleeper's Castle " by Barbara Erskine, good so far :)
Just a few chapters in to Alan Johnsons memoir "Please Mr Postman." I picked it up yesterday in a charity shop and, as I'd read his first memoir "This Boy" and was impressed, I thought I'd try this.

For those who can't place his name he was Home Secretary, Education Secretary etc. And General Sec of the CWU prior to that.

I am no longer a Labour voter but it is such an interesting story and he writes really well.

His father deserted him, his Mum and his sister when he was small and they lived in a house in a poor area of London which should have been condemned. They were very poor and his Mum worked long hours cleaning and died when he was only in his early teens. His sister was a brick and was only just 16 and persuaded social services to allow her to bring Alan up and they gave them a small flat.

He became a Dad at just 17 and worked as a postman for years ... That's as far as I've got.
My books vary but currently reading 11.22.63 by Stephen King again (because I was psyched about the T.V. show coming out but I'm yet to actually sit down and watch it) as well as the Blacktop Cowboy series by Lorelei James on my kindle. Luckily I've been able to read quite a bit recently which is good as I set myself an annual challenge on goodreads of 300 books in 2016!

I'm now going to peruse all the books you guys are reading to see if they're working adding to my TBR pile! :D
Just finished Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore. By Robin Sloan
Quite a nice mix of wizardry type puzzle meets Google.

Feeling bad that I've abandoned another book ( Polly Samsons the Kindness) part way through, something in me says I should always finish a book and I'm expecting the heavens to fall in on me but I found it heavy going despite good reviews and just don't have the patience any more. Wasn't empathising with the main character and found it slow and ponderous. Think I've guessed the end.
Should I skip to the last chapter and risk the wrath of the book gods?
Thoroughly enjoying re-reading some Alan Bennett for at least the sixth time yet they never pale, such spot on and succinct prose.
"The clothes they stood up in" is an understated picture of the lack of communication in a marriage yet full of pathos and humour too.
I m currently reading The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, a book I had been looking for ages and then one Saturday afternoon I found it in a charity shop window.

Love the film with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson :D
MrsAverage wrote:Thoroughly enjoying re-reading some Alan Bennett for at least the sixth time yet they never pale, such spot on and succinct prose.
"The clothes they stood up in" is an understated picture of the lack of communication in a marriage yet full of pathos and humour too.
I read most books just once and then give them to the charity shop. However I have loads of Alan Bennetts which nobody would persuade me to give away. I recently read and enjoyed "Smut" and also the story of ABs childhood and family life .... "A Life like Other People's".