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me too which chapter (thread) are you reading now?
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Old 20.05.2009, 21:42
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

"Good calories, bad calories". Very instructive! Cholesterol is not bad, butter is good. Obesity's cause is not the fat we are eating, but...all the carbos (pasta, rice, sweets, biscuits, cakes, beer,...), but keep the non-refined carbos!
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Old 21.05.2009, 22:52
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And my favourite one. It makes more sense now that I am forty than when I first read it over 28years ago...

Le cancre

Il dit non avec la tête
Mais il dit oui avec le coeur
Il dit oui à ce qu'il aime
Il dit non au professeur
Il est debout
On le questionne
Et tous les problèmes sont posés
Soudain le fou rire le prend
Et il efface tout
Les chiffres et les mots
Les dates et les noms
Les phrases et les pièges
Et malgré les menaces du maître
Sous les huées des enfants prodiges
Avec des craies de toutes les couleurs
Sur le tableau noir du malheur
Il dessine le visage du bonheur.

Excuse me what do you mean Ensglish Please... It is in English!! OH Quelle surprise!
Lovely....
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Old 21.05.2009, 23:38
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I can strongly recommend the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. They're supposed to be 'teen' books but all the girls/women/pensioners in my office read them and absolutely adored them. I read all four books in a week.
Yes, I ploughed through them very quickly myself. I found them on the repetitive side. Gripping, yes, but you can skip a few pages in between and not miss out on anything important, especially in the first book. The following books get better IMO. I must say, I prefer Anne Rice's vampire stories form the 90s - they made better movies too. I expect it's a "generation" thing.

Joanne Harris is on my favourite author list; just waiting for the next one...

Another is Tracy Chevalier - waiting here too...

If you like Stephenie Meyer and fantasy books, I'd suggest you look at Inkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia Funke. Also intended for younger (than me) readers. She originally writes in German, but these have been translated. Inkheart has been made into a movie, which should be out this year. There's a third part: "Inkdeath" - the reviews aren't very good, though, and I haven't yet decided if I want to read it.
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Old 22.05.2009, 00:23
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me too which chapter (thread) are you reading now?
I seem to be still stuck on this one, but have had a look at a few others in between.
I am still looking for the ending so that I can find out Who Dunnit?
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Old 22.05.2009, 00:48
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I'm currently reading: Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia by Pizzey and Knight. It's like a telephone directory...
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Old 22.05.2009, 01:28
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Try ordering from bookdepository.co.uk - no postage. Just put in the name of a book you like and up will pop some ideas. A great way to buy books cheap.
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Old 22.05.2009, 07:42
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Les Miserables (second time) on my phone. An utterly amazing book.

Mars trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson. A bit turgid in places, but the books on the possibility of Mars colonisation.

Yes Minister - Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay. An accurate portrayal of British Goverment in the eighties.

Thud - Pratchett.
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Old 22.05.2009, 09:37
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The Origin: a Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin
It was nice.
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Old 22.05.2009, 13:36
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I've just finished reading
Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
and
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
I liked both of them.

Just started reading The red book by Meaghan Delahunt - but it's yet to be found out if it is any good or not...
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Old 22.05.2009, 13:55
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I recommend Shantaram, a fantastic book, it will take you on one hell of a trip, dont be put off by the size of it and the fact there are no pictures.

Most recent reads, are 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', - I bet you cant put it down!!

And currently reading the second one in the triliogy, 'The Girl who played with Fire', also proving to be another great read.

Also I like the Mankell books (miserable bugger, BBC adaptations are great too, for a follow up)

That's your summer reading taken care of.

Cheers Big_lad.
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Books worth reading?

Just finished the 3 Steig Larsson books(available at the Zurich main library where membership is free ), they were more entertaining than memorable, and looking for my next book(s), anyone read anything you would't be embarrassed to suggest? Thanks
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:02
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Just finished the 3 Steig Larsson books(available at the Zurich main library where membership is free ), they were more entertaining than memorable, and looking for my next book(s), anyone read anything you would't be embarrassed to suggest? Thanks
If you liked those try the series of books by Henning Mankell.
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:09
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If you liked those try the series of books by Henning Mankell.
I agree with Richard -- actually think that Mankell's Wallander series is generally much better than the Millennium Trilogy.

Unless you'd like to read something completely different?
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Just finished the 3 Steig Larsson books(available at the Zurich main library where membership is free ), they were more entertaining than memorable, and looking for my next book(s), anyone read anything you would't be embarrassed to suggest? Thanks
Where is this "main library" you speak of. And are those Larsson books in English?
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:18
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Re: Books worth reading?

My latest 'discovery' is the author Mark Gimenez. Same genre but somehow better than Grisham
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:20
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Re: Books worth reading?

Try these threads for idea:

What are you reading at the moment?

Books: Which one impressed you the most ?
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:50
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Where is this "main library" you speak of. And are those Larsson books in English?
I believe he means the Zentralbibliothek in the old town of Zurich, by Niederdorfstrasse.
http://www.zb.unizh.ch/service/anfah.../index.html.de

The English section is in the basement and completely devoid of people but filled to the brim with mint condition English books!
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Re: Books worth reading?

In the spy thriller genre, I have liked Daniel Silva. Spy Gabriel Allon is sort of the Israeli Jason Bourne...

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I also read the Mars Trilogy last year...excellent stuff!

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Mars trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson. A bit turgid in places, but the books on the possibility of Mars colonisation.

Thud - Pratchett.
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