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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:23 am

Roy Hunter wrote:Well, enjoy the next Iain (M) Banks book. It will be the last one.
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That's a tragedy. I've read Fearsome Engine and Look to Windward, both brilliant.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:44 pm

How To Stop Farting: 10 Surefire Solutions to Improve the Lives of People Around You by Dr Hans Uberass.

I got it free off Amazon for my Kindle. Quite amusing the first time round.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Rainswept on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:08 am

Finally gotten around to The God Delusion. Dawkins reads the audio himself, paired with his wife.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Thu May 09, 2013 8:07 am

I'm on American Gods now.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Thu May 09, 2013 11:00 am

A history of the Owain Glyndwr rebellion. You'd probably like that, Bart. :lol:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Mon May 13, 2013 5:46 pm

DavidH wrote:How To Stop Farting: 10 Surefire Solutions to Improve the Lives of People Around You by Dr Hans Uberass.

I got it free off Amazon for my Kindle. Quite amusing the first time round.


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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby DavidH on Mon May 20, 2013 1:48 pm

Gen. Longstreet's account of his Civil War battles. All these folks are reliable until they are defending their own part in defeats. Longstreet blames Lee for Gettysburg and claims his late attack on the 2nd was not his fault.

If you like history, there's loads of excellent free stuff on Amazon, even though it's not the latest books.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby PKMKII on Sat May 25, 2013 12:15 am

Just finished book one of A Song of Fire and Ice, and starting book two. Biggest difference I notice between the books and the show is that the Rickon character is barely present in the show, while in the books his handling of the events is a major focal point. That, and the battles scenes got largely excised, but such is the nature of budgetary limits.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart on Mon May 27, 2013 7:52 am

DavidH wrote:A history of the Owain Glyndwr rebellion. You'd probably like that, Bart. :lol:


I have read John Cowper Powys's novel Owain Glendower which is a fictional account of the rebellion and is a terrific read.

It would make a great film with an Aussie or American actor as Prince Glendwr and Meryl Streep as his wife. Oscars all round. Freeeeeeedom look you!
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby PKMKII on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:42 am

Onto book three of Song of Fire and Ice. Book two and season two of the show were a lot more different than book/season one. Although some of it was necessary, like the way the Battle of Blackwater Bay turned out.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby juicegiver on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:38 am

This is a list of books that I have read since December 7, 2012 in chronological order:

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Candide
Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching (second time)
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (second time)
Tao Te Ching (third time)
Why Can't We Be Good
Candide (second time)
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (third time)
Candide (third time)
Bible
Generation Me
Tao Te Ching (fourth time)
The Peter Principle
Cross Roads
The Salt Plan
Communist Manifesto
The Dilbert Principle

I am currently not reading anything. I am thinking of reading the Book of Mormon or Atlas Shrugged but those books are so huge it's hard to find the motivation to start on it.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:40 pm

juicegiver wrote:I am thinking of reading ... Atlas Shrugged but those books are so huge it's hard to find the motivation to start on it.

Don't let Rain see that kind of talk! :haha:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby juicegiver on Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:57 am

pieces o'nine wrote:
juicegiver wrote:I am thinking of reading ... Atlas Shrugged but those books are so huge it's hard to find the motivation to start on it.

Don't let Rain see that kind of talk! :haha:


Which part would offend Rain? Atlas Shrugged? or my attitude of being overwhelmed by voluminous books?

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:37 pm

I'll let him speak for himself, if he cares to. :haha:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:51 pm

Just finished Kim Stanley Robinson's Science in the Capitol trilogy about anticipating, experiencing, and mitigating the consequences of global warming. Pretty interesting, with some very original mitigation strategies, and a major superstorm named Sandy that hits the Atlantic coast of the USA with devastating effects. That part was written in 2004. :shocked:
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