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Old 31.07.2010, 22:32
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving.

Mr Irving's not really my cup of tea, but I "have" to read this one for a reading group I've joined. It's better than expected...
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Old 31.07.2010, 22:50
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Well, World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany are two of my all time favorites. And some of Until I Find You takes place in Zurich...need to pick up his latest.

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Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving.

Mr Irving's not really my cup of tea, but I "have" to read this one for a reading group I've joined. It's better than expected...
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Old 31.07.2010, 23:15
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Re: What are you currently reading?

From Alain de Botton: A week at the airport - A Heathrow Diary
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Old 31.07.2010, 23:25
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Got 3 on the go at the moment

The book Thief Markus Zusak ..... brilliant

The Woods ...... Harlan Coben

Genesis ...... Karen Slaughter
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Old 31.07.2010, 23:43
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Nightwatchby Sergey Lukyanenko, but a lit5le too drunk to comment about it at present.
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Old 01.08.2010, 00:11
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Crime and punishment, by Dostoevsky One day I will finish it..

My favorative book of all time is Candide, by Voltare.
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Old 01.08.2010, 13:49
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Well, World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany are two of my all time favorites. And some of Until I Find You takes place in Zurich...need to pick up his latest.

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Re: 'Until I Find You' was a hardcover book I borrowed from the Cham library. It made me want to visit the Kronenhalle, the expensive restaurant mentioned, on the walls of which are Picassos. Have yet to do it though.
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Old 01.08.2010, 15:02
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading Nathalie Sarraute, "Pour un oui ou pour un non" and have her "Les Fruits d'Or", "L'Enfance" and "L'Usage de la Parole" ligned up. Then I am in the middle of "Superfreakonomics" I bought for my hubby, I got caught up in it on the train, though, oops, he will have it tomorrow...
Then I am reading up stats on mother tongue acquisition in CH, interesting as well..
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Old 01.08.2010, 19:04
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The restaurant is pricey, but they have a great bar that is attached. Met some real characters there.

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Crime and punishment, by Dostoevsky One day I will finish it..

My favorative book of all time is Candide, by Voltare.
Why is Candide your favorite? Am looking for memorable reading material...naturally know the title and author but never read it(must have been on some teachers suggested reading list, sometime, somewhere). thanks
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does playboy count?

sorry, couldn't resist!
You mean the Braille edition?
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Old 02.08.2010, 15:54
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Martin Luther's Large Catechism.
Intrigued as to the reason. Would you recommend it?
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Old 02.08.2010, 16:05
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Girl with the Dragon Tatto by Larsson.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Banker to the poor" by Muhammed Yunus. He may not do any business in Switzerland , but the dude won a nobel piece prize – big respect…. recommended.
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Old 04.08.2010, 15:41
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Haruki Murakami. I love all of his books, especially "Kafka on the seashore". I've heared that he's more kind of author wither you love or you hate... I can understand that, as he's style is quite unusual...
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Quran and the Bible in the Light of Science
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Old 04.08.2010, 16:13
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Intrigued as to the reason. Would you recommend [Martin Luther's Large Catechism]?
I won't presume to answer for Tomcat, but for the theologically-minded interested in Luther, I can recommend Luther's The Bondage of the Will.

Meanwhile, thanks to recommendations in this very thread, I just completed Thumbprint (Wachtmeister Studer) by Friedrich Glauser, and am now beginning Fever (Die Fieberkurve).
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Old 04.08.2010, 17:26
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Re: What are you currently reading?

How to be good by Nick Hornby

good read after work while sitting in the park with a cold beer
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Old 04.08.2010, 18:57
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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto by Larsson.
I just finished the second one, The Girl who played with fire. Need to give this one back to my friend for her to give me #3! It's like going to my deal to get my fix! Addicting!

Don't know what I'll do when I finish the last book?! LOL.
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