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Re: What are you currently reading?

I was given a copy of Vurt by Jeff Noon recently, really enjoying it & wish I had more time to read it faster.
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Old 20.11.2012, 23:18
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I have just read a good book about tax havens, the damage they cause etc,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Treasure-Isl...3446137&sr=1-1

and the autobiography of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Julian-Assan...3446233&sr=1-1

Both books reveal some of the world's secrets, and are to be recommended!
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Have you read any interesting books lately

That changed your life or just a book you really enjoyed? I am always looking for a recommendation...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Casual Vacany by J.K. Rowling
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Old 02.12.2012, 20:44
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading "Canada" by Richard Ford. Don't know what to make of it yet. But don't read it if you're mellow.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The prince.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
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African Laughter - Doris Lessing.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I've started reading Soulless by Gail Carriger. It's book one in a series called "The Parasol Protectorate." It's set in Victorian London where vampires and werewolves are not only real, but sit in the House of Lords. There's even a government agency---the Bureau of Unnatural Registry---created to keep an eye on them. Can't really tell more since I just started, but this looks like a fun series.

Soulless (English: Original)

Soulless (German)

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Soulless (Italian)
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Old 07.12.2012, 04:06
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Just clarifying---you mean the original political treatiste by Niccolo Machiavelli?
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Old 07.12.2012, 08:25
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Re: What are you currently reading?

'Three Bags Full' by Leonie Swann.... 'A sheep detective story', originally written in German, but I'm reading the English version.

A story about a flock of sheep trying to find out who killed their shepherd. Yes, really. I've only just started it, but I've heard good things about it, not a children's book, despite the title.

As the 'Guardian' said.. 'the best sheep detective novel you'll read all year.'
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Cosmo conception by Max Heindel
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Old 16.01.2013, 01:18
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Ah finished that one two weeks back.

Now it's Homer's, Odyssey.
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Old 16.01.2013, 15:51
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just finished the second book in the series, Pollen. Another really good read; now onto the next one.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

The final reckoning, by Sam Bourne
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson...Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin.

Great non-fiction read!

Cheers!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"The Cunning Man"

For anyone who hasn't read the prolific Canadian auther Robertson Davies, he is certainly life altering. Within one series I was hooked on his incredible insight in to the human character. Start with "The Deptford Trilogy"
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Deborah Tannen, Gender and Discourse. And I am thinking that sometimes people just talk too much. Way too much. Whoever it is, gender wise.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Deutsch als Fremdsprache Niveastufe A1, Themen 1 aktuell, Kursbuch
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The last thing I just finished is the Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality series - it's on fanfiction.net. Think of if Harry Potters parents had been scientists and he knew about confirmation bias.

It has a brilliant bit quite early on where he realises that because in magical Britain (i.e. JK Rowling's rules) there gold:silver exchange rate is ridiculously wrong, that given a week he could own the planet.

I'm currently reading Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series to my daughter, about 30 minutes each night. That's also really good. Did the people kill the wicked witch of the woods - or just an old lady who lived alone and talked to herself a bit?
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