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Old 30.06.2014, 15:53
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just finished "Prince of Fools" by Mark Lawrence, and currently getting stuck into "Ash: A Secret History" by Mary Gentle. It follows a fictitious female mercenary captain in a sort of alternate history 15th century Europe. For local interest, all the characters marvel at how even the Swiss are defeated by an invading Visigoth army from Carthage*; so far, so bloody good.

* As I said, alternate history
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"Infinite jest" by David Foster Wallace.

I'm at page 150 and still quite confused, as expected.

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Old 27.07.2014, 07:25
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Pierre Bourdieu, "Sociology is a martial art". Fabulous read.
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Old 27.07.2014, 09:00
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Just finished "Prince of Fools" by Mark Lawrence, and currently getting stuck into "Ash: A Secret History" by Mary Gentle. It follows a fictitious female mercenary captain in a sort of alternate history 15th century Europe. For local interest, all the characters marvel at how even the Swiss are defeated by an invading Visigoth army from Carthage*; so far, so bloody good.

* As I said, alternate history
I loved the Mary Gentle one! I thoroughly recommend it!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Rho Agenda trilogy, by Richard Phillips. The first book "The Second Ship" I saw as an offer for only 2 Eurodollars. Thought I'd try, got hooked. I've just started book three. 'Av a go Effers.


Have a nice Sunday y'all


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Re: What are you currently reading?

Catching Fire - The second book of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Loved the first book and currently hooked on the second.
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Old 27.07.2014, 21:41
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"The Racketeer" - John Grisham

Quite interesting & thrilling but not as excellent as I expected
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Old 30.07.2014, 23:09
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Rereading "A Dance With Dragons"
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Old 30.07.2014, 23:46
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Yasushi Inoue - Wind and Waves. Finished "The hunting gun", I think I'll consume more of his books.
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Old 05.08.2014, 09:41
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I have just crammed through some Dominic O'Brien, I really like his practical approach he got from his own condition. It is life enhancing. Facilitating. I already do quite a bit of memory and brain training in my classes, will include more. So useful.
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Old 10.08.2014, 09:47
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Try and put this one down, very difficult (it tries to get in the way of work it's soooo good)


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Old 08.10.2014, 06:09
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Re: What are you currently reading?

«Rich Dad Poor Dad» and St. Augustine's «Confessions»
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Old 09.10.2014, 08:48
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I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Try and put this one down, very difficult (it tries to get in the way of work it's soooo good)
Based on Greg's review, I downloaded this book and completely agree with his assessment. Seriously, I can't wait for the movie (not that I know if there is one in the works...)
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Old 10.10.2014, 20:42
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Re: What are you currently reading?

"When Nietzsche wept" by Irvin Yalom. A novel about the origins of psychotherapy. A LOT more fun than that description might make it sound. Yalom is Emeritus professor at Stanford and a brilliant writer. I'm afraid that I might have to read a lot of his other books....
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Old 10.10.2014, 22:06
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Why afraid...embrace it. I am currently reading Virginia Valian. She accompanies me on my commutes these days.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

There's some great suggestions on here, will need to take the time to read through it slowly.

My latest reads are the entire Jack Ryan Jr. series by Tom Clancy. I know, not very high-brow, but really fun read if you love geopolitics and adventure.

Currently, working on the The Box (about containerships), bit slower, but interesting...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Currently doing some studies on creative behavior, the read is fab. And, balancing it on the other hand with the sci of testing and standardisation. Light weekend read, I need some fromage to weigh me down...
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Enjoy Sunday y'all


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I too have difficulty putting it down. One book too where all the ends tie up.


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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Godfather - Mario Puzo. Excellent read even though I have seen the film a few times.
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Old 13.02.2015, 17:48
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn.

One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich.


I have read other books on the poor souls who were sent to concentration camps in Russia (the long walk). This one is a little less interesting than the others but still shows how resilient humans can be.

And it reminds me of how lucky I am not to live in Russia.
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