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Guest milyt g. planet
Are there any books old or new that you want to read, but for whatever reason just haven't read yet? Are there any books that you've already read that you want to reread? I bought a couple of Shakespeare books from a used bookstore that I want to try to dive into. I also found a used book by F. Scott Fitzgerald that I'm trying to get interested in. Books that I find myself rereading over the years are anything by Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich topping the list.
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Guest Cherry-Chan

I want to read Operation Fortitude by Joshua Levine. It's about the Second World War and a friend has lent it to me, so I feel I have to read it before I give it back. This book is about how the exact date of the D-day landings was kept a secret.

 

I would also like to read about the code breaking at Bletchley Park and the work of Alan Turing, and other people who were there at that time. I would particularly like to read about women at Bletchley Park, and the contribution that they made.

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Guest milyt g. planet
I want to read Operation Fortitude by Joshua Levine. It's about the Second World War and a friend has lent it to me, so I feel I have to read it before I give it back. This book is about how the exact date of the D-day landings was kept a secret.

 

I would also like to read about the code breaking at Bletchley Park and the work of Alan Turing, and other people who were there at that time. I would particularly like to read about women at Bletchley Park, and the contribution that they made.

I haven't heard about any of these books that you're talking about here, so I'm going to have to give myself a homework assignment and do some research. But anyway, yeah, I think you're gonna have to read the Operation Fortitude book before you give it back. It sounds like a good read.

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I've been wanting to read Girl on the Train (I think that's what it's called). I purchased it on my Kindle, but haven't started reading it yet. Now I saw the movie is out on Netflix and I'm not sure if I should watch the movie or read the book first.
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Guest AmyRichmond
I've been wanting to read Girl on the Train (I think that's what it's called). I purchased it on my Kindle, but haven't started reading it yet. Now I saw the movie is out on Netflix and I'm not sure if I should watch the movie or read the book first.

 

I have read The Girl On The Train, and I definitely recommned it. It's set in London, which I quite like because I have spent some time there, and a lot of it on trains! The film is set in New York City, I think. I'm not sure why they felt they had to change the location.

 

Paula Hawkins has also written Into The Water, which is a bit creepy, and maybe not quite as good as The Girl On The Train.

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Guest milyt g. planet
@FlyyGurl Just my opinion, I would read the book first since the film is based on the book. That way you are doing what the producers and directors of the film did in reading the material first. From my experience most books give a fuller, more lush rendition than a film can afford to give, simply based on time constraints. That's not always the case though, because some movies are definitely better than the book. Since you've already made that purchase on Kindle, I think reading first is the way to go.
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Guest FlyyGurl
I have read The Girl On The Train, and I definitely recommned it. It's set in London, which I quite like because I have spent some time there, and a lot of it on trains! The film is set in New York City, I think. I'm not sure why they felt they had to change the location.

 

Paula Hawkins has also written Into The Water, which is a bit creepy, and maybe not quite as good as The Girl On The Train.

 

Yesterday I again started the movie, but then turned it off because I wanted to read the book first. But I feel like I will not read it, so maybe I should just watch it. But like mily g. planet says, I do think books are often better, because you can kind of imagine what the characters and the setting looks like yourself. Movies ruin that.

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