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Old 19th June 2011, 11:33
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Default What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

I'm not reading any books at the moment, but I do like reading both fiction and non-fiction books.

I'd be interested to hear what books people are reading at the moment.
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Old 19th June 2011, 11:39
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I have always got a book 'on the go'. On my latest jaunt to the local Library I randomly picked up a book called Kalooki Nights; on the front cover it states 'masterpiece' 'funniest book from this country in years' etc.

I have never read (or attempted to) such self important, rambling rubbish in my life.

I gave up about a quarter of the way through and am now reading Deception Point, you cant fail with a bit of Dan Brown
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Old 19th June 2011, 12:27
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"The heart is a lonely hunter" by Carson McCullers. I just finished Of Mice and Men and read The Grapes of Wrath shortly before that. I seem to be on an 20th century American thing at the moment.
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Old 19th June 2011, 13:20
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Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
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Old 19th June 2011, 13:25
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Im reading Just After Sunset by Stephen King. I've got The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak to read after.
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Old 19th June 2011, 13:47
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Im reading Just After Sunset by Stephen King. I've got The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak to read after.
Both great books. Hope you enjoy
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Old 19th June 2011, 13:49
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Lustrum, Robert Harris

Part of a trilogy of the life of Cicero. Fast paced and entertaining. Sort of like The Thick of IT but in ancient Rome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lustrum_(novel)

On Audiobook:
The Innocence of Father Brown, G K Chesterton
Recently finished:
The Prince, Machiaveli
The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry
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Old 19th June 2011, 14:26
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Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. A friend was talking about it last year and I happened to see it in the library the other day.
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Old 19th June 2011, 14:32
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Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
Insomnia by Stephen King
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
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Old 19th June 2011, 14:47
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I'm not a great reader, (due to poor concentration/memory) but have been carrying Paul Diannos book around with me. I really must start it! (Only cost me a penny on amazon)
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Old 19th June 2011, 14:53
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If anybody likes to catalogue the books they have read, and books they would like to read a good website for it is www.librarything.com

I'm on there as Danoul, add me as a friend if ya like
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Old 19th June 2011, 14:55
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Still on the audio book of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, not exactly enjoying her writing or characters, she really was crazy but I'm stupidly stubborn with books, I've come this far, I will finish it.
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Old 19th June 2011, 14:55
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Saturday by Ian McEwan. Making very poor progress with it and usually wake up in bed with it in my lap after reading about 2 pages
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Old 19th June 2011, 15:12
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'The Temporal Void' by Peter F Hamilton - it's part 2 of a trilogy and it's proper epic scale space-opera type stuff

Next up I am finally getting round to reading 'Starship Troopers' by Robert Heinlein; I love the film and have been meaning to read this for ages.
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Old 19th June 2011, 16:44
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I'm reading 'I Don't Want To Kill You' by Dan Wells which is the third book in a trilogy about a diagnosed sociopath who has to keep his serial killer urges in check and just wants to be good. It's riveting stuff! Best books I've read in a while. They remind me of the tv show Dexter.
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Old 19th June 2011, 17:22
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By George by Wesley Stace. I had previously read Misfortune by the same author and loved it. Both books are amazing.
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Old 19th June 2011, 23:40
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I feel shame because i'm still reading Gore Vidal's memoir and A history of rape

I have book tokens and will be buying Solar soon. I usually like [I]Ian McEwan.
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Saturday by Ian McEwan. Making very poor progress with it and usually wake up in bed with it in my lap after reading about 2 pages
I also like Ian Mckewan and have read a lot of his books. But they can be hard going as they are pretty warped and dark.

Bit of randomness but I bought a Gore Vidal book in a charity shop once and it turned out to be a signed copy. Will hang on to that one I think!

I don't have space to buy books really so borrow from the library, give to charity shops or download the audiobook.
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Old 20th June 2011, 00:12
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I just finished "Seeing" by Jose Saramago it's a story about the chaos that ensued when an entire population decided to cast blank ballots. I really like his writing style so I'm going to find some other stuff he has written
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Old 20th June 2011, 00:22
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Just about to finish 'Eric' by Terry Pratchett, then I shall move on to 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornett's Nest'
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Old 20th June 2011, 12:53
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Loads of Mills & Boon because I'm writing my own, mine is about an aunt who bequeaths her Greek villa to her niece on the condition that she marries one of three men of the island.

I read other books as well, mostly for study - Stephen King for clarity, romance novels (classic & modern), erotic literature to inspire the sex scenes etc.
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Old 22nd June 2011, 17:48
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Jurrassic Park-but I'll say I've finished it. Think I'm going to say the film>book because don't go much on Michael Crichton's writing.
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Old 22nd June 2011, 17:51
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I'm reading starship troopers now, it's pretty well-written but omg heinlein is an asshole, it's almost comical some of the stuff he seems to believe.
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Old 22nd June 2011, 19:08
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Journey to the end of the night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline - misanthropic black humour, !
sounds in-ta-restingg

black humour
Is there any other kind?
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Old 22nd June 2011, 19:35
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^Check it out for yourself http://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-End-...8766243&sr=8-1

I know you like Nietzche, I think this would come somewhere under the same brolly!
Jus checked out tha book rec

it does sound like sumthin totally up my alley lol
I've added it 2 the wish list of my amazon

got "Shoot the damn dog" by sally brampton & "healing the shame that binds you" by john bradshaw to get thru 1st
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Old 22nd June 2011, 19:51
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got "Shoot the damn dog" by sally brampton
I read this last year and loved it - one of the best memoirs of depression I have read and it encouraged me to start taking omega 3,6,9 and vitamin b supplements and it's made a real difference I think.
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Old 22nd June 2011, 20:30
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The Dark Tower, (once it's finished I'll probably refresh on The Wheel of Time, ready for the October release of the final book) and The Body Language Rules.
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Old 22nd June 2011, 21:29
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I read this last year and loved it - one of the best memoirs of depression I have read and it encouraged me to start taking omega 3,6,9 and vitamin b supplements and it's made a real difference I think.


I actually git the booj after u recommend it on another thread on here...

I love her column on the Sunday times...
So I thought it'd be amazing 2 see her turn that insight in on herself

So thanks
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Old 22nd June 2011, 21:44
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I'm reading 'Cousin Bette' by Honoré de Balzac, it's very good, quite funny I like the woman in the painting on the cover too, she reminds me of somebody. It takes me ages to read books so I'll probably have finished it in about six months time.
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Old 23rd June 2011, 13:36
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Strangely a quite hard topic to answer, as I tend to burn through books all in one go or near enough, so by the time I list anything I've generally finished it!

That said, I'm re-reading my terry pratchett diskworld collection again at the moment. On the newer Tiffany aching story-arc, I <3 the feelgles :D
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Old 23rd June 2011, 16:58
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The Brightest Star In The Sky by Marian Keyes.
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