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Old 31.10.2011, 04:13
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading a good book right now called "One Second After" it's a fiction book about a man and the the town he lives in after an EMP attack cuts out all of the power and electrical equipment. How they all survive and how the town becomes after it happens. Interesting and scary!
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Old 02.11.2011, 11:58
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Snuff" by Terry Pratchett (although actually I've just finished it...)

I received this latest Terry Pratchett novel last week and dashed through it (quite literally overnight). I then re-read at my leisure. Not his funniest book, but an excellent read and some centre stage action for previously minor characters. Certainly what the literary types would call "a mature work"

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Old 02.11.2011, 12:11
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Two things...

Cutting for stone by Abraham Varghese (fiction)
Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman (non fiction)

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Old 02.11.2011, 15:25
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"Snuff" by Terry Pratchett (although actually I've just finished it...)

I received this latest Terry Pratchett novel last week and dashed through it (quite literally overnight). I then re-read at my leisure. Not his funniest book, but an excellent read and some centre stage action for previously minor characters. Certainly what the literary types would call "a mature work"

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What he said. Great work, although I thought that he left a couple of minor ends untied.
So now I am having to reread "I shall wear Midnight", "Thud" and "Unseen Academicals".
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm just finishing 'Following Atticus' by Tom Ryan and have enjoyed it so much I've limited how much I read so that it lasts longer. Really lovely book.!
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I'm reading "Journey by Moonlight" by Antal Szerb (Hungarian writer)... bought this book in Hungary where things are way cheaper.... just also want to share that I found some really good books in Caritas Luzern....books there are only from 2-5 francs!
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Old 09.11.2011, 21:33
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What he said. Great work, although I thought that he left a couple of minor ends untied.
So now I am having to reread "I shall wear Midnight", "Thud" and "Unseen Academicals".
"Snuff" was great as expected but seemed a little worn off like reading "Night Watch" in a slightly different way...
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Old 09.11.2011, 23:11
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"The Agony and the Ecstasy", Novel about Michelangelo by Irving Stone
"In Gods Name" by David Yallop, an investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul 1st

"Fall of Giants" by Ken Follet. Good history of events leading up to WW1. but as a previous post states....Soooo biggg Ken Follett has become very verbose in his later years

"Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Varghese loved that novel, loved the subtle tone of connections between the twins.
"A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian" very funny, the conversations between sisters is hilarious

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Old 10.11.2011, 09:35
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So what are you currently reading?
umm... this thread?
duh ..
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Old 10.11.2011, 11:17
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Re: What are you currently reading?

After realizing my tab was running out of battery, I ended up grabbing up the Steven Job's biography at the airport to keep me entertainned during my flight.

Actually, I am quite enjoying it. It is a very good read, as iturned out to be. The best: it isn't a hagiography. At least during the first part of the book, Mr Jobs sounds more like a prick than a visionary.
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Old 10.11.2011, 11:47
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I'm reading a good book right now called "One Second After" it's a fiction book about a man and the the town he lives in after an EMP attack cuts out all of the power and electrical equipment. How they all survive and how the town becomes after it happens. Interesting and scary!
Though entertaining enough, I can't believe how many times phrases like "He would of done xx" or "She should of done xx" made it through the writing and editing process. It drove me nuts.

I just finished the Jobs biography, found it pretty enjoyable, from the perspective of 20 year Apple fan at least.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading 'Cashkurs' by Dirk Müller - it's about making the most out of your money.
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Old 15.11.2011, 21:09
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After realizing my tab was running out of battery, I ended up grabbing up the Steven Job's biography at the airport to keep me entertainned during my flight.

Actually, I am quite enjoying it. It is a very good read, as iturned out to be. The best: it isn't a hagiography. At least during the first part of the book, Mr Jobs sounds more like a prick than a visionary.
It is interesting you get hat from the book too. I watched a documentary about him last week and despite it trying to convince you how great he was, he clearly came across as a huge prick and lousy father.
Apparently, the biography was written at his request so his kids could get to know him better!
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Old 15.11.2011, 21:54
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Re: What are you currently reading?

A Game of Thrones from George R. R. Martin - spetacular, as the same style of Lord of the Rings.. including the details and action that makes you wish the commuting time to last bit longer, just to read some more pages!
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Old 15.11.2011, 22:14
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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest... Finally finishing off this trilogy.
It makes me sad about Larsson, though. This storyline was just getting started.
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Old 15.11.2011, 22:47
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Hemmingway: A farewell to Arms. I can't believe I never picked this up before
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Old 15.11.2011, 22:49
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Hemmingway: A farewell to Arms. I can't believe I never picked this up before
That's a great one...
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Old 15.11.2011, 22:49
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"The quantum universe" giving me ever more a greater headache even though I studied physics many years ago.
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Old 15.11.2011, 23:16
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"50 Erfolgsmodelle" by Mikael Krogerus aund Roman Tschäppeler.

A dinky little book about making strategic decisions, complete with dinky little diagrams and tables.
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Old 15.11.2011, 23:33
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Re: What are you currently reading?

i am currently reading a book for children called leafman by lois ehlert, literally currently because it has about 5 words on a page and i'm reading it right now. but if you have little ones, like pretty books about nature that you can do lot's of stuff with, it's excellent.
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