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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading "The Hunger Games".

It's pretty fast, and I think the imagery is superb.

I am almost half way done in one day!
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Old 09.03.2012, 03:05
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Rather than tell you what happens in the book I'm reading, how about I give you the opening lines and see if that makes you want to read it?

"When I arrived for Sunday lunch at the Dakota Jazz Club on Nicollet, Octavia VanderPlatts was already seated, all 340 pounds of her, spilling off both sides of the chair, walking stick hooked on the edge of the table. Before I even sat down, she looked me in the eye and said, "Let's punish the bitch."

Choke On Your Lies, Anthony Neil Smith

This is a Kindle e-book that has not been translated into any of the Swiss languages yet, and is also not available in paper. However, if any of you can download e-books from ANY of the European Amazon stores, it is available in all of them.

Amazon UK link

Amazon Germany link

Amazon France link

Amazon Italy link
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Old 09.03.2012, 08:11
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk - got it on sale yesterday for 25 cents on Amazon Kindle. Pretty quick read.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Markov Chains, by James Norris,
Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Welcome Home by Stuart McLean. Not in his Vinyl Cafe style, but doing my heart good anyways.
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Old 11.03.2012, 19:11
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Oh the places you'll go, by Dr Seuss.

We have the "paper version"..

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Re: What are you currently reading?

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Constance, the tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle. Just started it and enjoying it. From what I've read so far I can imagine this story would also make a great film.
Just finished this today, irishgirl.
It was a very good read and taught me a lot about the social history of my part of London in the 1800s.
Thank you for the recommendation.
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Old 04.05.2012, 11:14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

OK, finally finished A Song of Fire and Ice series, but now what till #6 comes out next year (or the year after)?
Someone suggested the Wheel of Time books; will they be a let down after ASOFAI, or better?
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Old 04.05.2012, 11:26
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished Farewell, A Mansion in Occupied Istanbul by Ayse Kulin.

It is a wonderfully written story, and has a little bit of everything. Especially nice for those who enjoy historical-based fiction.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by JD Salinger. Its an American classic about a 17 year old boy as he is kicked out of his boarding school. The insight you get into his thoughts is really interesting and I guess is the reason for its acclaim. It is also the book that allegedly inspired the assassination of John Lennon, although, so far I have no such urges!
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Old 07.05.2012, 04:19
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Re: What are you currently reading?

What is the deal with the new book out called" 50 shas of grey"

I not a big reader but I've not heard what the big deal is, what is so great or what's it about
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Old 07.05.2012, 07:41
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Re: What are you currently reading?

It is currently the biggest seller on Kindle. I saw an interview with the author on breakfast TV last week, it is basically erotic fiction. I reckon that with a kindle since no-one can see what you are reading a lot more of this type of book will be in the best seller lists.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Africa: Altered states, ordinary miracles by Richard Dowden.

Probably the hardest book to read that I've come across and one that I thought I had to read and finish. Provides a view of Africa that charity organisations don't want you to see.

Cuba: A new history, by Richard Gott.

A book which shows how Cuba has been changed permanently by Spain, England, France and lastly by the USA. A book about greed, the thirst for power and racism.

The funnyest book?

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.

The book was much better than the movie. Our mind paints a superior picture to Hollywood.

The best "don't give up" book?

The long walk: The true story of a trek to freedom by Slavomir Rawicz. (There is talk of the origional story being stolen by SR from another person).

I found the generosity of the poor people that the group met during their walk to freedom impressive.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

We have both just finished reading three of the Commissario Montalbano books by Andrea Camillieri having seen the whole series on BBCIV courtesy of RAI Uno : the series has kept strictly to the written word, but the visual aspect IMHO is far more pleasing.
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:01
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just started Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Inspiring story, but I guess now there is a bit of controversy brewing over where some of the money is going. Regardless, it is still a great story with good intentions.

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Just finished Mistress of Spices, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, beautifully written, enjoyed every word!

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Old 07.05.2012, 14:26
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I'm reading the book serie Earth Chronicles by Zecaria Sitchin,
soon I'll start the 7th and last book.
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Just started Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Inspiring story, but I guess now there is a bit of controversy brewing over where some of the money is going. Regardless, it is still a great story with good intentions.

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Received this book for Christmas : yes, it is an inspiring story and hopefully the women of the region will continue to become educated in the fashion which GM strove so hard to achieve. But as to the funds, well, this is sadly an on-going debate.
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Old 07.05.2012, 14:59
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What is the deal with the new book out called" 50 shas of grey"

I not a big reader but I've not heard what the big deal is, what is so great or what's it about
I am not sure...I am reading it (into the 2nd of the 3 books) after tons of friends recommended it to me. I find the story lacking and into the second book I find skipping the sex scenes is better than having to read them Maybe I am too much of a prude? but I would like more story and less of the same over and over again. I find the main female character, Ana, to be annoying. That being said, I will finish reading it hoping the story, well, becomes a story!

I also read the Hunger Games based on multiple recs from friends, and those also didn't really do it for me. Quick, interesting read, but I certainly wasn't moved by the writing...

2 books I recently read that I liked are "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton and "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.
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Old 07.05.2012, 16:36
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am reading 'Enigma' by Robert Harris, it's a mystery set among the Bletchley Park cryptographers during WW2. I've enjoyed all his work.

I recently finished Jenny Colgan's 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop of Dreams' by Jenny Colgan. I really needed a fun, light read with a happy ending and this was just perfect!
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