What Are You Reading 2

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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Dotsie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:52 am

WannabeAngua wrote:I'm reading American gods by Neil Gaiman. Excellent read!

I just bought that for my dad, so I expect he's reading it as well (any book I buy him he reads straight away, so he can tell me as quickly as possible how good it was :) )
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Catch-up » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:45 pm

I'm reading Whispers Under Ground. :D

By the way, what's a Navvie and what's a Scouser accent?
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:58 pm

Catch-up wrote:I'm reading Whispers Under Ground. :D

By the way, what's a Navvie and what's a Scouser accent?

A navvie is the name that was originally given to the mostly Irish workers who dug the canal system in Britain. It is short for navigation. It was later used to describe the people who built the railways and roads and is sometimes used for a general labourer on a building site.

Scouser is Liverpudlian. The name comes from a type of stew called scouse. As to the accent - have you seen Thomas the Tank Engine? The two narrators have scouse accents. So does Dave Lister from Red Dwarf. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:59 pm

Thanks Tony! :D Most of the unfamiliar slang I can figure out by the context, but a few I need help with. I am surprised by the regular use of "governor." I didn't think that was something people currently said.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:33 pm

Still used a lot in the East End, cockney land innit guv. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby raisindot » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:04 pm

Among the many things I'm reading is Pete Townshend's autobiography, Who I Am. Like the man and his music, it's often brilliant, frequently head-scratching, totally self-indulgent, and perpetuates many Who-related myths that have long been discredited.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Alanz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:53 pm

I did get a book called "No Easy Day" about the shooting of Bin Laden which looks good when i eventually get round to reading it. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Catch-up » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:39 pm

Just finished Whispers Under Ground and it was great! Really love these books. Hope there are more to come.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Alanz » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:59 pm

Just started reading Long Earth on my Kindle, Did i tell you that i got a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas :D :D
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:01 am

I'm reading The Hobbit. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:39 pm

I'm in Tom Holt mode at the moment.
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The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Quatermass » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:55 pm

Just finished reading the last volume of Akira. Bloody dark, bloody violent, but bloody good, with a surprisingly heartwarming ending.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:31 pm

Just about to start Angry Lead Skies the missing Garret PI by Glen Cook one I did not have but thought I did. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby meerkat » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:58 pm

Read by 1st January:
A blink of the screen (excellent)
Compleat Mapp of Ankh Morpork, (i love the adverts)
Prague Fatale (a bernie gunther mystery) Philip Kerr
Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitvhvhitv (no idea how you spell it)
Aleksandr and the Mysterious Knightkat (a hoot... if you follow the compere the Market adverts)
Blackwork by the Royal School of Needlework,

Currently reading:Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by William Shawcross (from my cousin's private library this means her bedroom).
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Selkie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:17 pm

Still reading Game of Thrones.
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