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Old 28.02.2011, 09:17
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I just finished reading "The Island" by Victoria Hislop. Breathtaking!
I totally recommend it!

you should pick up "The Return" also by V.Hislop.

same sort of format.. summer reading / bit of a tear-jerker but enjoyable.
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Old 28.02.2011, 11:24
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

http://www.amazon.com/Code-Book-Scie...8888425&sr=8-4
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Old 28.02.2011, 12:04
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Can anyone tell me why books like the classics, don't exist nowadays.

All I See is a bunch of mass produced novels that have no trascendence whatsoever in Literature...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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you should pick up "The Return" also by V.Hislop.

same sort of format.. summer reading / bit of a tear-jerker but enjoyable.
Thank's!
I will!
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Old 01.03.2011, 19:59
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Re: What are you currently reading?

hello!

I just finished "Breaking all the rules" by barbara taylor bradford. She's quite a talented author because you can truly picture every scene in the book as if you were there yourself..

anyways! The book is about a girl who goes to recreate her life in New York after a horrifying experience in London. During her stay in New York she obtains a dream job and marries, unfortunately her past comes back with attempts to take her life.

Sure it sounds rather "hollywood" or simple..but the book takes so many different directions. You feel attached to the characters and grow to feel the pride, pain, romance etc that the characters go through. Its rather serious but with many humorous aspects to it
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Old 01.03.2011, 20:05
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Re: What are you currently reading?

here's a few of my faves from recently (some not that recent tho!

Stranger in the Forest Eric Hansen
Cradle to Cradle Mcdonough and Braungart
The Collector Collector Tibor Fischer
Marching Powder Rusty Young
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home, Nando Prado
Shantarm Gregory David Roberts
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Old 01.03.2011, 23:30
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Molecular Cell Biology, 4th edition.
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Old 14.03.2011, 07:47
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Right at this moment in time, the Oxford Revision Guide for A level chemistry..
but in my "free" time, Dragonfly in Amber (just started..)
**phew** that was tough going - finally finished the 1000 page Dragonfly. It was sooo wordy. Who the hell cares if he scratches his right elbow while he is thinking about what to make for breakfast and a bee buzzes past??! I want to know what is happening in the raging Battle outside(!) But I am not one to give up.

Now down to something frivolous and fun. Go Danielle Steel. I need a bit of excitement in my life
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Old 14.03.2011, 08:29
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I've just finished reading "I Never Promised a You a Rose Garden" by Joanne Greenberg.

It's funny, I read it about 10 years ago and I found it quite strange and frightening (it's about a 16 year old girl who is sent to a mental hospital after a suicide attempt).

I re-read it last week and found it powerful, moving and relevant to my life... probably because I came out of my 5th stay in a psychiatric ward on Wednesday.

Interesting how our circumstances can affect how we view our reading.
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Old 14.03.2011, 13:46
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"South of the border. West of the sun" by Haruki Murakami. A writter comes from Japan. I like the simple in the way he wrote
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Old 14.03.2011, 13:48
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Re: What are you currently reading?

finished "The Moral Landscape" by Sam Harris. Took me a while as the notes on that book are longer than the book itself.

I'm now on "Beyond Exile" by J.L Bourne
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Old 14.03.2011, 13:58
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Old 14.03.2011, 14:01
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a book about ballroom dances


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Old 14.03.2011, 15:03
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Wikipedia reference-linkDown and Out in Paris and London
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Old 14.03.2011, 15:35
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Re: What are you currently reading?

My most recent books read:
The Breaking of Eggs by Jim Powell (best book in ages)
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James (not bad for chick lit)
family Album by Penelope Lively (dull)
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Old 14.03.2011, 23:36
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Re: What are you currently reading?

As part of my university studies, I am currently reading Bernhard Schlink's Der Vorleser in German (aka The Reader). Have to say, I'm enjoying this book.
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Old 19.03.2011, 17:48
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To Kill a Mockingbird.

AMAZING book. Very meaningful. (Y)
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Old 19.03.2011, 22:52
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Can anyone tell me why books like the classics, don't exist nowadays.
Don't we have to wait awhile before modern books can be considered classics? I'm sure Jane Austen's and Charles Dickens' books weren't considered classics within even 10 or 20 years of publication... in fact, nobody knew who the former was while she was alive and writing (she wrote anonymously) - 200 years later, she's a globally recognised name.

Anyway, as newbie to Switzerland I thought it would be insightful - and maybe a little amusing - to read Swiss Watching, a new book on Switzerland from an expat's point of view by Diccon Bewes. I'm engrossed.

I'm a big travel buff, so when I'm not travelling, reading about others' travels is something I like. Also the classics - Austen, et al. Actually started an Austen group back home. Love historical bios too - Antonia Fraser writes some amazing stuff.
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Old 21.03.2011, 13:43
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Finished "Beyond Exile" by J.L Bourne .
Highly recommended to those zombie fans.

I must point out that this is the 2nd book; the first one is day by day armageddon.

In the end, it added to the read as not knowing WTF happened and picking the story somewhere in the middle gave it a sort of Romero's style.

I have started Joseph Heller's Catch-22
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Old 23.03.2011, 10:33
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Wikipedia reference-linkI am Charlotte Simmons

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