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« on: 08/06/2009 16:43:43 »
Aside from this forum, obviously, what are you reading at the moment? What's it like?

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« Reply #1 on: 08/06/2009 18:21:56 »
Bugger, I was going to say 'this forum'.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/06/2009 09:46:23 »
I'm reading Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth by Andrew Smith. The author attempts to track down all the surviving Moon men and ask them how it felt to go there and return. Captivating stuff.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/06/2009 09:47:58 »
I'm reading Macbeth, I have no idea why!!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/06/2009 11:16:18 »
I am reading THe Legion of the Dammed, by Sven Hassel.
It's a true story about the auther in a German SS prison camp and the true horror of it.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 09/06/2009 13:51:10 »
I'm reading Macbeth, I have no idea why!!

Erm..... should you mention the Scottish play by name????
 

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« Reply #6 on: 10/06/2009 02:44:27 »
"They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War"

At least 250 women served-disguised as men-in the ranks of both North and South during the Civil War.



the book I just finished was "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" Mark Haddon

Christopher Boone, the autistic 15-year-old narrator of this revelatory novel, relaxes by groaning and doing math problems in his head, eats red-but not yellow or brown-foods and screams when he is touched. Strange as he may seem, other people are far more of a conundrum to him, for he lacks the intuitive "theory of mind" by which most of us sense what's going on in other people's heads. When his neighbor's poodle is killed and Christopher is falsely accused of the crime, he decides that he will take a page from Sherlock Holmes (one of his favorite characters) and track down the killer.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/06/2009 22:38:42 »
I'm reading "My Booky Wooky" Russel Brands autobiography. He was the darling of the BBC not so long ago but then he insulted Manuel from Faulty Towers (the actor) by suggesting his granddaughter was easy! Now he has disappeared. He is apparently a sex addict. As I'm interested in addiction I'm finding it quite fascinating. He must be a psychiatrists wet dream.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/06/2009 12:27:01 »
I'm reading "My Booky Wooky" Russel Brands autobiography.

Regardless of whatever else he may have done, no one can ever forgive him for that book title.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/06/2009 19:25:21 »
He is a weird man. Any advise on good holiday books.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/06/2009 01:14:52 »
Any advise on good holiday books.

like lonely planet type holiday books or Bill Bryson type holiday books or book one should read on holidays?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/06/2009 20:32:19 »
Just good gripping books that take only a short time to get into and you can't put them down.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/06/2009 21:46:22 »
Anyone recommend any good sci-fi novels to someone who's a fan of Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard and not much else?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 14/06/2009 01:35:56 »
Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse by Peter Schiff

I at least can try to protect what I have left.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/06/2009 03:18:48 »
I was impressed by some of the books from Robert Rankin.. humorous sci fi.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 18/06/2009 14:32:39 »
I was impressed by some of the books from Robert Rankin.. humorous sci fi.
Thanks, JnA.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 07/07/2009 14:54:26 »
Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd by Mark Blake. Excellent.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 08/07/2009 02:57:55 »
I have been reading a book called " The righteous Among The Nations Rescuers of Jews during the Holocoust"  By Paldiel.

So far it has been a very hard read as far as sadness about the events taking place..... My Goodness...There were some amazing people doing some amazing things to help during this horrible slaughter...
 A nice look into the background seens of the peole struggling to save the lives of all those people and the risk and losses they experienced along side those they tried to help....

 

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« Reply #18 on: 08/07/2009 16:28:07 »
2666 (Roberto Bolaņo)... it's dense and slow... hangin in there (first 100 pages)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 11/07/2009 05:50:22 »
Moby Dick

(anyone smart enough to spot the relevance?)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 11/07/2009 08:01:08 »
Moby Dick

(anyone smart enough to spot the relevance?)

Greatest novel ever written.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 11/07/2009 08:04:33 »
Very good indeed. Melville had a way about him for sure!

Nice namesake eh Herman?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 12/07/2009 07:01:15 »
I just bought a nice bag of books.. Anyone need that last Harry Potter Book.. That come out? I just bought a second Hardback version Thinking I had not seen my son reading it yet, but I was mistaken!

Drop me a note and send me an address if interested I will ship it free... I can not believe it was a double buy.. my brain is mush!

Now I picked up several kids books on the stars and atmosphere as well as the earth and sun... a new atlas and a wonderful book on the cosmos with an easily read text that is written for the likes of myself.. with wonderful pictures and explanations of how the planet was formed...I have already read 3 chapters! Easy reading and very interesting. I love that it is written so even I can understand it! YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: 12/07/2009 20:52:39 »
Moby Dick

(anyone smart enough to spot the relevance?)

...but in the real story Achabeaver will kill the beast!!!
Hi Doc, nice to hear from you.

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« Reply #24 on: 13/07/2009 17:06:06 »
Hi, Enrico  :)

I'm now re-reading The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett.
 

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