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  1. FeeBee

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    I've just finished Twice Upon a Time by Aya Lins it's the second in a series about a modern girl who ends up trapped in a book where she is one of the Ugly Step Sisters from Cinderella. First book she had to get the happily ever after. Second book is set several years later for Kat the main charater but moments after she left for the book characters and she has no memories at first of what she did to change the story of Cinderella. I found myself rather enjoying this series despite not really liking the authors other stories very much. The next book in the series comes out in a few days time and really looking forward to it.

    I've just started on Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I'm still trying to work out what is actually happening in this book at the moment. So far it has two main characters and I'm still trying to work out if I like any of them.
     
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    The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC.
     
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    Something super obscure and intelligent that none of you will ever have heard of obviously.
     
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    Backwards by Rob Grant.
     
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    I'm between books at the moment ideas are welcome:-)
     
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    one day in the life of ivan denisovich. Read this about 30 or 40 times. An amazing insight into the harshness and dullness of everyday survival in one of Stalin's gulags, essential reading, and my second favourite book next to animal farm
     
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    What's that then?
     
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    I'll have a look Neil:-)
     
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    Your mind is a great big rainbow ocean by Cosmo Deepspace
     
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    I just been reading the sweet autobiography "My legendary battles with Sim: one mans vape through life" By Bert McHorton
     
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    That sounds great! I might read it when I get back! But then again I will probably be too busy what with Father's day coming up and Xbox games to complete.
     
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    It was good, but I don't like the ending...
     
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    I think I'm about two thirds of the way through Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling, which is something of a sequel to his earlier travel book Notes from a Small Island.
     
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    The ending was certainly a somewhat abrupt introduction. And I found the conclusion at the beginning a tad confusing. But yeah, a good read for the most part. :-D
     
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    Backwards I found decent enough, but I do remember losing interest halfway through and waiting about a year before finally picking it up again and completing it. Doug's solo novel Last Human was much better.
     
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    My preference between the two has gone back and forth over the years but I think I agree at this point. I definitely found Last Human funnier than Backwards for the most part.
     
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    I like the concept of Backwards in the novels but found myself losing interest at they ended up in the woods and would've liked to have read more about Lister's life if the Backwards universe. I enjoyed Last Human more and would love it if they both continued writing books, but doubt that will happen.
     
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    I'd like that too. I suspect it's very unlikely that Rob will write any more RD novels, but if we're lucky perhaps Doug will write more once the cast retire from the show (or when if and when Dave no longer commissions it). But maybe not. Would be great if he did though. :-)
     
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    I would like novel about the end of Series VII, what happens before BtE (Kochanski's escape, etc.) - book that sums up, new series. I will maybe write fanfiction about all that, but probably only in Czech.
     
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    Do you mean at the end of VIII? Not much seems to be left out at the end of VII - except for how on Io Kochanski's hair grew and recolored that quickly.
     
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