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Old 07.10.2010, 11:02
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'My Booky Wook' by Russel Brand
Aghhh, after 60 pages I've realised that this booky wook is rubbish so on to the Stieg Larsson trilogy.
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Old 07.10.2010, 11:37
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Having read and loved "Sarum" and following the recommendation of a very nice gentleman in the Lion Pub last week I've bought "Ireland" and "Dublin" by Edward Rutherfurd. Also Ken Follet's "Fall of Giants".
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Old 07.10.2010, 21:47
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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I am now reading 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett and am enjoying every page of it. The other books in my basket are the 'Four Hour Work Week' and 'The Autobiography of a Yogi'.

Not sure if this fits with the discussion, but there is a really nice website called www.goodreads.com. This helps keep track of books you read, books you want to read, reviews etc. Cheers.
Just finished 'The Help', I agree it is a marvelous book, as was 'The Glass Castle' by Jeanette Walls. Just started 'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese, really recommend it.
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Old 07.10.2010, 21:54
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just got half way through Prophecy by Peter James. I cannot believe that I actually bothered to read that much of the complete and utter plop that it contained before I threw it down.
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Old 07.10.2010, 22:23
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Re: What are you currently reading?

America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan.

America seen through the eyes of a Filipino immigrant (poet).
Rather amazing to read lit written by different people from very diverse cultures arriving in the same country.
A little like a prism I suppose, very different colors depending from where you stand.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Rafik Schami. The Dark Side of Love
Best portrait of Damascus ever. I need to order another couple of books by this man.

Oh yeah, I have Dublin on my "to-read" book list. I am addicted to bookstores, so I have more stuff to read that I have time to read, sadly. But I persist.
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Old 08.10.2010, 06:49
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I would recommend to read "The War of the End of the World" by the Nobel Prize in Literature 2010:

The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa.

Take also a look at the rest!

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Old 08.10.2010, 07:14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just read the reviews for that on Amazon and it sounds good - - good enough, I ordered it! Thanks for the tip.
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The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa.

Take also a look at the rest!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Swapping between my article in Evo magazine and the follow up to Romanitus - which is book series that is written just to be turned into a TV-series.
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My Family and other animals. It's by Gerald Durell, it's an old book, and I've read it at least 3 times already but I love it always makes me feel good.
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:07
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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'The Crying of Lot 49' by Thomas Pynchon...
This is one of my favourite books!! (perhaps because it is very short even though written by Pynchon )

I have just finished Midnight's Children and started Shame. I don't know why people apologetically say 'it's an old book but still' about their reading choices -- I actually prefer 'old' books to latest bestsellers, if only because you can see if they have stood the test of time.
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:08
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My Family and other animals. It's by Gerald Durell, it's an old book, and I've read it at least 3 times already but I love it always makes me feel good.
buy new books, deb... they are not THAT expensive..
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:17
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Belatedly finishing Spook Country by William Gibson, in preparation for Zero History.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

A new book won't give me that old friend feeling. The author wrote it from the memories of his childhood, and it always transports me back to Greece, even though I've never been there.
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:22
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Inherent Vice" by Thomas Pynchon, which is quite a hilarious read.

and "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon, awesome!
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:26
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Connelly "Chasing the dime",
I nedded something that I knew would be good, he always writes good thrillers with a great deal of investigation of his own, what with all the molecular chemistry and stuff..

I´m waiting for my Kate Mosse to be delivered (order from exlibris), then I´m gonna be right where I belong..
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:32
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Re: What are you currently reading?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Utterly-Impa...ref=pd_sim_b_1

An Utterly Impartial History of Britain (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge) by John O'Farrell

My favourite date is 6th June 1944

"The last time the Brits beat the Germans to the beach"
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Old 08.10.2010, 10:45
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading "Half Asleep iin Frog Pajamas" by Tom Robbins. Really enjoying it, so far it is up to his usual standard.
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Has anybody managed to read the first chapter of Christopher Caldwell's "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe" without throwing it against the wall in disgust?

Just wondering, like...
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Old 10.10.2010, 23:24
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I began reading "solar" by Ian McEwan, thinking i will go to the reading on Tuesday at kaufleuten but it is sold out...
Ian McEwan is as usual very intelligent insightful
i am not too crazy about the topic , global warming, but it can not hurt
it is slow reading,,,
i am also reading a nonfiction ; "the faith club" about three women from three different religions meeting to exchange ideas about their religion in post 9,11 era
it is really interesting

Solar is slow but good
i am sorry i can not get tickets to the reading though..
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