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Re: What are you currently reading?

Good question.. I think not so many people are into reading these days..
Got recommended an interesting book by one colleague:
"The ignorance is bliss principle", find it very engaging and motivating.

Has any one heard about this author?.

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Old 04.09.2013, 18:59
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I recently finished Georges Perec's Life A User's Manual. It is an Oulipian work (Perec was a member of the great Oulipo ) and, nearing 1000 pages, an Odyssey through the lives and histories mixed up in a single apartment building in Paris. An incredible work.
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Currently reading the short stories of Borges' Labyrinths collection.
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Just started on Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Just read War Horse by Micheal Morpugo - it's not a book I would have ever normally read but it was staring at me at the local library and I picked it up and was hooked - definitely well worth the hype. Are the Swiss into Bookcrossing: http://www.bookcrossing.com/ I was hoping it would be a great way to lay my hands on some more English books in Zurich!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

This Town by Mark Lieboviz

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/book...X9N/story.html

Fantastic read.
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Sunset and Sawdust - Joe R. Lansdale
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Room by Emma Donoghue - hard to read sometimes but a great book.
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Just finished two (actually listened to them)

Robert Oppenheimer - a life in the center by Roy Monk -about oppeheimer, who lead the development of the atom bomb, developments in physics in the 20th century, and blacklisting. I love this stuff and remembered a bunch of physics, too! It's really long though.

The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith (actually JK Rowling). I liked it a lot. Thought the characters were interesting. I'm not a big reader of mystery although i watch a lot of murder/crime stuff on TV. Well developed, though maybe a little predictable.
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The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith (actually JK Rowling). I liked it a lot. Thought the characters were interesting. I'm not a big reader of mystery although i watch a lot of murder/crime stuff on TV. Well developed, though maybe a little predictable.
I liked the Cuckoo's calling, but I much much prefered Casual Vacancy, her previous novel under her own name. I thought it was an excellent (if a bit harsh) portrait of UK suburbian life.

I've just finished the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. Very funny, light and enjoyable reading.
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Republic of Fear...interesting book talks about the situation in Iraq during the ruling of Bath party...all the secrets and brutality that the Iraqi people saw during that bloody period.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Re-reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. It's the first of a great series of books. Hope the upcoming movie can do it justice, but it probably won't. Harrison Ford is playing Colonel Graff...
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Just started Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. So far it is wonderful!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just started a new one:

" Conversations with God, Satan, Tom Cruize"
So funny, really addictive)

Here is a link:

http://www.kernfrost.org/fatman2.html
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Re: What are you currently reading?

What a great idea! I've just finished The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton which was about an older woman trying to make sense of a crime she saw as a teenager. It has a great twist at the end. I'm currently reading Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson which is a detective novel about a child abduction. It's a translation so I don't really rate it as good literature but it's holding my interest.
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I just started to read "Die 4-Stunden-Woche" by Timothy Ferriss. Wanted to read it in English but I need to practice my German and found it at ex libris for a few francs.
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The White Princess by Philippa Gregory- about the Princess of York married to Henry the 7th after Bosworth- ending the war of the roses.
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E. O. Wilson. His work in social biology is amazing. It's not that new and revolutionary, but he serves it so well. It's really nice to read stuff one wants to instead of what one has to read. The eagerness... I caught myself reading the little print on the back of my subway ticket, made me laugh.

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E. O. Wilson. His work in social biology is amazing. It's not that new and revolutionary, but he serves it so well. It's really nice to read stuff one wants to instead of what one has to read. The eagerness... I caught myself reading the little print on the back of my subway ticket, made me laugh.
I love E.O. Wilson too. I must have at least four of his books. He writes beautifully. His real science is hard for me, e.g. "Sociobiology". The popular science is great: "Journey to the ants": Wilson made his name studying ants. His autobiography, "Naturalist", is a lovely read - a heroic tale of triumph against adversity and lots of nature stories too. However, I am not keen on his many "big picture" books - Conscilience, for example. Which one are you enjoying, Musicchick?
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Re: What are you currently reading?

George Orwell - Burmese Days. Just started.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just started with Murakami´s 1Q84. Really enjoyed the first 50 pages.
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