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Waffles
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Hi Samantha,
What a great idea! I 'd love to be in a book club. Anyone else want to join? xxx
SamanthaL
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I'm in a book club, seriously recommend it! 

We could start a virtual one here if we like.

Phillippa Gregory? Classics, I decided I want to read more Austin or Eliot etc before I go. 

Waffles
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Hi Barton, 

Sounds like you're an even bigger reader and TV viewer than me! Thanks for some great suggestions.I've bought a series of Happy Valley on DVD which I'm looking forward to. I enjoyed Sherlock and loved Trapped. Haven't seen Castle or Elemental but will maybe give those a try.

I do like science fiction and fantasy but I haven't read any of the ones you mention. Have you read any of the Frank Herbert  Dune novels. I loved those.  My favourite writer is probably Julian May whose book 'Intervention' is just incredible and links two series of books.

I love my Kindle too and I also read my kindle books  on my phone. It  means I'm never without a book to read. 

Carolyn, I'm afraid my way of coping with cancer is trying to forget I have it so I'm not sure I could read any cancer related books but having said that when I had cancer the first time I read a positive thinking book for people with serous illnesses and found that helped me a lot.

Sounds like you had a nice time at the cafe. I spent my afternoon in Ikea. For some reason I love Ikea and always end up spending  much more than I had intended.😊

Have a good weekend everyone  xxx

Carolyn52
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It's so nice to have waitress service in a cafe when its hard to carry coffee etc when I have my crutch but we have been lucky with m and s haven't we as good staff. Monday's still looking good.
Just stopped by your new flat ..it's going to b so nice for you there. you just need the legal stuff completed soon.
I haven't been cinema since I saw mama mia which was yonks ago!
Hugs Carolyn.xx
Barton
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I read a lot. I adore my Kindle, and I don't  think I have read a paper book since getting it for Christmas about 5 years ago. My first love is Science Fiction. Favourite authors: Arthur C Clarke (anyone see "Childhood's End" on Sky over the last 3 weeks? They did quite a good job, even if they did take some liberties with the book), John Wyndham, Ursula Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, C J Cherryh, James Blish, etc.

 

I watch a lot of TV too. Love "Castle", "Bones", "Elementary", "Sherlock" - anyone else? "Happy Valley" was great. And the recent Icelandic serial, "Trapped" was really good. So atmospheric.

 

I'm afraid I haven't been to the cinema for years - probably since the third Harry Potter film came out! I end up waiting for stuff to come on the telly.

 

Anyway, weather here in Devon (Exeter) is absolutely gorgeous at the moment. Have been in town and had coffee in Patisserie Valerie. Lovely. It's really nice having waitress service in a cafe for a change.

 

Hugs and best wishes to everyone. Barton.x

Carolyn52
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I'm still ploughing through this cancer whisperer book...not sure what inspiration I'm supposing to be getting from it yet. I don't normally get into these sort of things so it's a bit of a new challenge for me but after I saw the author on breakfast tv thought I would give it a whirl.
Waffles
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Hi all,

Not heard of Diane Chamberlaine bit will have a look on Amazon.

I find watching very engrossing TV series or box sets really helps me.  I'm on to the Third Series of  Game of Thrones. It is brilliant but a bit too heavy on the sex and nudity for an old prude like me 😊. Line of Duty on BBC also very good at the moment.

Deedee, even although it  can take 3 months to tell if hormonals are working most good oncs will give you a scan within that time if your symptoms get much worse so it is still good to have regular check ups like you are  having. 

Best wishes xxx

 

Rose47
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Deedeepuss

 

not sure if you have a kindle but if you do Dianne Chamberlain books are often available to download and really good price .  You are about early, hope you are ok.

 

xx

Deedeepuss
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Hi

I'll check out Diane Chamberlain sounds right up my street. Michael Murpurgos an easy read. I'll look out for Cancer whisperer too. My friends bought me books on BC and BC connected to Iodine but all a bit deep and serious for me at bedtime. I used to like Danielle Steel too. Hope you enjoy Coffee shop in Kabul.

My usual oncologist said 12 wks to find out if Letrozole is working, but saw his boss last time and she said she'd see me sooner! But am sure it's too soon as only been taking it from 4th March and had bloods done 29th! I think you're right with 3mths.

Xxx
Waffles
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Thanks Deedeepuss,

Look forward to giving it a read. 

I took Letrozole for 4 years(before my secondary diagnosis) I had mild joint aches but nothing too bad. I do know hormonal treatments can take about 3 months before they show signs of working but I'm sure your doctors will keep you right on that. I hope your appointment goes well. 

Best wishes everyone. Keep the suggestions coming  xxx

 

 

Carolyn52
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That's why I read rubbish. Can't concentrate on thrillers or who done its!
Olly murs ..that's a good relax book.

Hugs xx
Rose47
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I have just read the review for the little coffee shop of Kabul, I will download it later, it sounds like a good read. I always used to fall asleep reading at night so it will be a good way of nodding off again.  

 

Carolyn your our photo is lovely, it's nice to see you.  Would be interested in your review of the cancer whisperer but not sure I will read it.  

 

I find it it easier to concentrate on my teenage girls rubbish books at the minute ....... Who doesn't want to read  about olly Murs and little mix ?. X

Carolyn52
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Hiya. Must confess I read rubbish. Danielle Steele, Susan Lewis etc BUT I bought the new book by Sophie savage ..the cancer whisperer. I'm half way thru it and its padded out to fill pages but I'm hoping to get some inspiration as I progress.it's beautifully written and an easy read but will I cure my cancer by reading it? Don't think so. Will keep u all posted.
Hugs xxc
Rose47
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Hi

i enjoy the books by Dianne Chamberlain.   Easy reading and each story has it's own little twist.

xx

Deedeepuss
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Hi

I think you can get it on kindle, my friend got it after I told her about it. I'm still on paperback lol.

I've struggled with reading since Christmas, too much stress and things going on. I'm a lot calmer now. Apt on 14th April to see if Letrozole is working, but think it's too early to know. I've only been on it since 4th March and had bloods done Tuesday. Had headaches, achey bones, stronger Tropical moments', but am hopeful things will settle.

Enjoy your read if you can, I couldn't put it down.

Take care x
Waffles
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Emmy, I can't imagine Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes in dresses. I'll look out for that one.😁 

I saw the latest Star Wars film Carolyn. I thought it was pretty similar to the first one. I think they are OK films but I don't really understand why so many people are mad about them.Talking of Doris Day, I really enjoyed Calamity Jane even although I usually don't like musicals very much. 

Deedeepuss, I'm still quite a big reader although not as much as before because I watch so much telly but I'll see if it is available on Kindle.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions xxx

Deedeepuss
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Hi

If you can concentrate on a book I can recommend 'The little coffee shop of Kabul', written by Deborah Rodriguez. Nice little read.

Xxx
emmy
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I am the same can't focus on films or books at the moment and it frustrates me so much as I used to always have a book in hand. I love old black and white films too, my most favourite is Harvey with Jimmy Stewart . I loved it so much my son bought the DVD for me so I still can giggle at it! There was a film some years ago with Patrick Swaze and Wesley Snipes called if I have it right Too Wong Foo and thanks for the memory Julie Nemar, sorry brain freeze at the mo but it was one I watched with my daughter which made us laugh and cheer, I know most people would say Dirty Dancing but believe me Patrick Swaze and Wesley Snipes make incredible looking women! what a good question it's certainly brought some good memories back!! 

Carolyn52
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I'm afraid I'm not a film buff as I can't sit still for long!
I like old movies like old Hollywood ones with Doris dayetc. At least at home I can pause a DVD or freeze on sky box!
Both my son's have really enjoyed the new star wars film but its like marmite ...love it or hate it.
Hugs xxx
Waffles
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Hi everyone,

I find going to the cinema and watching TV and DVDs a great distraction. I'm always on the look out for new films and TV programmes to watch.  I noticed that Scratch on the Bone Mets thread recently recommded Zootropolis. I went to see it today and loved it. It is suitable for all ages and is really funny and clever too. Julzd also on the Bone Mets thread recommended the new Eddie the Eagle film. I haven't seen it yet but might try to get along to it soon.Tonight I will be watching the last two episodes of Game of Thrones series 2. Can't wait! Anyone else seen anything good lately. xxx