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Re: What are you currently reading?

Oh, and recently read the tales of beedle the bard - got it out to read to my daughter and we gave up because it was so bad.

That killed any desire to read anything of JK Rowlings.
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Old 17.01.2013, 22:19
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Re: What are you currently reading?

parasite rex by carl zimmer . interesting read that makes parasites seem pretty amazing. didn't expect to enjoy it as much as i do
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Old 17.01.2013, 23:37
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Some of the books I enjoyed reading last year were:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I hope you find some time to have a read!

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I can vouch for the book thief, a good read
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Old 18.01.2013, 07:30
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Re: What are you currently reading?

'A Street cat named Bob', by James Bowen. Easy read, very uplifting.

https://www.facebook.com/StreetCatBob
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Old 18.01.2013, 07:44
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Vendetta-John Follain
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Old 22.01.2013, 14:02
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Swiss Watching by Diccon Bewes. Absolutely hilarious
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Old 22.01.2013, 14:18
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A book on how to recognise animal tracks in Scandinavia. Handy for when I visit the mountain cabin.

What it is like to go to war. Written by an old man who had trouble getting over all that madness.
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Old 27.01.2013, 12:50
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"Die Stimme meiner Eltern hörte ich nie." (I've never heard the voice of my parents.)
The true life story of Erwin Hauser, a Swiss.

It is about how he and his sister grew up in a Kinderheim,
(a house for kid's with parents either both working or divorced ... )

but they were denied to know the truth about their parents and were told they were dead.

The book talks about how they went on search for their parents and also reveals a rather sad chapter about how the Swiss treated the children who ended up for various reasons in those houses.
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Old 27.01.2013, 13:33
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The 6th book of the "Malazan Book of the Fallen" series
If you like fantasy, this is the ultimate series to read. Forget, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, etc etc etc...
The Malazan series sets a new benchmark in the genre.
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Old 27.01.2013, 15:32
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The restaurant at the end of the universe, by Douglas Adams. Second in the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy trilogy.

Awesome, required reading.
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Old 27.01.2013, 15:34
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Since Jane Austen only wrote 6 books, I'm currently going through a Georgette Heyer phase.

At the moment, it's Frederica. Delightful escapist stuff, witty, and the attention to detail - considering she wrote these between the '20s and mid-70s and therefore pre-Internet - is impeccable.
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Old 27.01.2013, 15:40
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Enjoying it very much, perfect for lazy Sundays.
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Old 27.01.2013, 16:42
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I really enjoyed the last book I read, "Caveat Emptor" (about an art forger) that I've ordered "The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft".

Hoping to start that this week. Any more art theft/forgery/crime, etc books to recommend let me know!
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Old 27.01.2013, 17:10
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading the new book of Doctor Roger K. Leir, translated in French.
Not sure how it will be named in English because strangely it's published in French before being published in English...
(French name is Contacts ovnis - la dernière frontière / Ufos contacts - the last frontier ?)

As the other books, it's about Extraterrestrial Implants in Humans and it's very intriguing ...
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Old 27.01.2013, 20:58
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The paperboy <--- LOVING IT !!!
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Old 27.01.2013, 21:05
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Never eat alone" and "Book yourself solid". Both books are business books and incredibly valuable for anyone who starts a new business or wants to grow his network.
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Old 29.01.2013, 16:14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am just finishing off "The Light Between Oceans"
Loved it, really brilliant book.
I have recently started an online book-club, feel free to come past and join in the fun ¨
We are busy choosing new books for the next read, if you have a book that you want to read, or loved, I would really appreciate the input as we will be voting on new books next week.

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Have just finished "Chatwin" by Nicholas Shakespeare, the no-holds barred, no stone unturned biography of my favorite writer. A brilliant book, but I think that after reading it I like Bruce Chatwin less, due to knowing him much better.
How far should greatness excuse bad behaviour (e.g. seducing Jasper Conran whilst happily married)?

Have just started "God is not great" by Christopher Hitchin. Looks like being even better than Dawkin's "The God Delusion".
Oh God, I loved The God Delusion.

Currently am trying to soldier through the wikipedia article on cats (in french!)

The internet is a book...Right? ; )
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Old 29.01.2013, 16:32
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Oh God, I loved The God Delusion.
That good huh? Have that on my E-reader, been meaning to read it since forever! Maybe I should just pick it up again.
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Old 29.01.2013, 16:35
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just read 'The Prestige' by Christopher Priest, as always, the book, or in this case, the diary, is far better than the film. However, the film was superb and had a very macabre ending, however the books ending is a very sinister macabre ending, much different to that of the film, brilliant.
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