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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #270834 citizentwiglet
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:15 pm

I've almost finished Hemingway's 'Farewell To Arms'. I have become a bit of a Hemingway convert, I'm looking forward to reading some more. Before that I read 'All Quiet On The Western Front', which is one of the most heartbreakingly moving books I've ever read.
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Post: #270835 Maykal
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:31 pm

I'm just starting Hemingway's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls', having just finished Wouk's 'The Caine Mutiny'.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #271012 battybird
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:26 pm

OKay, well I have just finished "The 100year Old Man who climbed out of a Window and Disappeared". NOT a literary read but amusing and sort of enlightening / revising about world events. And it only cost me 20p to download on my Kindle. Not sure what next read will be but want a book this time...so will be the library or charity shops.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #271017 jampot
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:52 pm

after much insistence from my sister ive just started reading The Hobbit while i await the next book in the song of fire and ice series ( aka game of thrones)
AAARRGHH its behind you!!!

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Post: #271018 magicguitarman
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:26 am

jampot wrote:after much insistence from my sister ive just started reading The Hobbit while i await the next book in the song of fire and ice series ( aka game of thrones)


I've been working through the Song of Ice and Fire at the behest of my other half; she knows me well, I enjoy them!

I am currently reading Excession by Ian M Banks though. One of his Culture novels, it's OK but I can't say it's my favourite, a little disjointed even by space opera normality.
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Post: #272753 Annemieke
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:06 am

I'm afraid I always ever read only Scandinavian crime novels! Especially Henning Mankell's Wallander series. I don't like violent deaths particularly, but in books it is not nearly as bad as on the telly.
They must have human interest at their core. After Mankell come Arnaldur Indriðason (Iceland) and Håkon Nesser (Sweden again). It is definitely an advantage if the weather there is worse than here.
Sjöwall and Wahlöö, creators of Martin Beck, I read when I was still in my twenties, quite a while ago ..... I think they gave me the taste.
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Post: #272762 baldybloke
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:37 am

Really enjoying reading Wildwood, A journey through trees, by Roger Deakin.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: #272763 trinder
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:50 am

The ragged edge of silence(John Francis). An autobiography , essentially a book about listening. Self help and personal growth.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #272955 ylisa7
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:47 am

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Straub

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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #273038 trappa
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:10 pm

battybird wrote:OKay, well I have just finished "The 100year Old Man who climbed out of a Window and Disappeared". NOT a literary read but amusing and sort of enlightening / revising about world events. And it only cost me 20p to download on my Kindle. Not sure what next read will be but want a book this time...so will be the library or charity shops.

I started reading it but just couldnt get into it and gave up.

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Post: #273039 123sologne
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:42 pm

I am right in "The story of England" by Christopher Hibbert. Really great easy reading about... Well, the story of England and Great Britain.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #273070 ylisa7
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:17 pm

I just started a new book that some of you might enjoy:) I like it so far:ok:
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"A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.

It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana . . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . . and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster . . . a Texas ranch.

Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love."

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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #273162 frozenthunderbolt
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:17 am

The Ecotechnic future by John Michael Greer - a great follow up to his book; the long descent.
All about sustainable post industrial possibilities for the world grounded strongly in reality and fundamental ecological laws.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #273170 Green Aura
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:28 pm

Chavs - Owen Jones. Splendid.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post: #273178 wabbit955
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:02 pm

haunted by chuck palahniuk :?
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