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Old 17.10.2012, 14:59
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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Well, I finished Fifty Shades of Grey, and I am thoroughly ashamed to say I have now got the next in the trilogy. There is a kind of storyline, and the **** author leaves you hanging () at the end of the book. I had to buy it to see what happens to the characters (honest ).
yeah, right. you perv! :P
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Old 19.10.2012, 00:03
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just finished Killing Lincoln by Bill O'reilly and absolutely loved it. It covered the last two weeks of the civil war up to the killing of John Wilkes Booth. Lot's of personal angles and weird coincidences. example; Booth and Lincoln's son both dated the same girl
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Second World War by Antony Beevor. I'm trying to fill knowledge gaps and learn the basics of the war in order to understand movies, documentaries and other books better. It's all right but a little bit too much focus on military history for me liking, I am more interested in the fate of the individual humans involved, everything from the leaders to the average soldier at the front to the soldiers' wives and their struggle at home during the war. Of course also interested in the horrific life at the concentration camps.
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Old 19.10.2012, 08:29
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished Born to Run. Evidently, still don't want to run, haha.

Just started Hold Onto Your Kids. This one is more for professional use.
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Old 19.10.2012, 22:32
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Down to the last 10 pages of War and Peace. Really struggling to get through them though as the story has finished and now it's his thoughts on history, I'm finding it really hard going!
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Blood Meridian by McCarthy -- brutal!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Anne Frank "The diary of a young girl". I guess most of you have heard or even read this book. Story about a 13-year old girl, who is living in Holland with her family. The action is taking place in second word war, when .. i think everybody knows about Jews situation then. At the moment I am middle of the book and it really entertains me.

And again, I am amazed how could this happen in this world. I must say, I am glad it is over!
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Old 22.10.2012, 19:33
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Re: What are you currently reading?

58 minutes by Walter Wager
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Old 22.10.2012, 19:58
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Snowdrops by A.D. Miller and Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov.
Both these are novels set in Russia and both are thoroughly good reads.
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Old 22.10.2012, 19:58
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Ken Follett .... and more Ken Follett.

Seems like a run going on at the dump?

(We have a virtual library there)

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Old 22.10.2012, 20:13
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I just got a new book shelf and have separated out the books that are to be kept and those to be read and given away. So I have the task to read two shelves worth of books ASAP.

I've started with Julia Child's My Life in France. It makes me wish I lived as an expat in France in the mid-50s.
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Old 27.10.2012, 12:05
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Almost finished The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter. Pretty good book, despite the occasional slow page.
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Old 27.10.2012, 13:08
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Re: What are you currently reading?

History of linguistic codifications, and the recent fight for plurality vs one standard and gov involvement, it's a huge issue, still. Missleading of political correctness and linguistic gender equality push, insensitive gov interference. Kraus and his master piece on rhetorics, I am lucky I actually know him. I am about to open Dwight Bolinger and can't wait. We had some really good debates here on this.
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Old 27.10.2012, 13:22
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka, about the strugles of Japanese women brought to America as brides and Japanese community after Pearl Harbor attack. Sad and touching, one more story about our insignificance and powerless condition as simple individuals when in the middle of big historical events we had no say about.
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Old 27.10.2012, 14:11
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Pete Townshend, Who I Am. Realy interesting read.
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The Last Days by Adam Nevill, creepy guy
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished 'Captain Correllis Mandolin' by Loius de Bernieres. I did really enjoy it although I found the beginning a little slow. Moving on to 'Call the Midwife' next.
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Old 27.10.2012, 14:59
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I started to read the Dragonriders of Pern written by Anne McCaffrey

more used to read Sci-Fi, but I appreciate it.
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Old 27.10.2012, 20:36
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently revisiting books on Principles of flight & aircraft performance,
But for pleasure I have just begun the 3rd book in Stieg Larssons Triology Milennium.

A gem of a scandinavian thriller..

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Old 28.10.2012, 14:38
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Re: What are you currently reading?

In parallel "Die Reisen des Sir Peter" of Peter Ustinov (amusing, interesting, entertaining and informative in one) and "Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod, Folge 2" of Bastian Sick (informative and humourous -- the name of the author indeed is "Sick")
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