What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:18 pm

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I got a couple of those, and have really struggled to get through the first third of book 1. They're both sitting in a cupboard somewhere.

They are on my to be read soon list just trying to catch on the Sookie books, I have the 1st three, Jim Butcher recomends them.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby janet » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:07 pm

Decided to stop cheating over the 'to read' pile, which has reached monolithic proportions, and just read the one on the top each time. So just started Tony Hawks's Round Ireland with a Fridge. Not far into it and chuckled a few times. Promising?
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm

I've always meant to try some of his books as I think he's generally very funny. His website is a scream when he posts letters from barely literate people who have mistaken him for the famous skateboarder. :lol:

I've posted this link before, but it's well worth a revisit.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Penfold » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:16 am

Very much worth a read Janet. The follow up, "Playing the Moldovans at Tennis" where he has a bet that he could beat the entire Moldovan football team at tennis (based on the theory that people that are great at one sport aren't necessarily good at others) and has to track them down individually to challenge them is also full of chuckles. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sandman » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:23 pm

Currently reading Ernest Hemingway's "Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises" for my university course.

Don't know if there are any Hemingway fans out there, but he's definitely not my cup of Rosy Lee...
I've got To Kill a Mockingbird going on along the side as well, however, and that's definitely worth a read if you haven't read it yet!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:24 pm

Sandman wrote:Currently reading Ernest Hemingway's "Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises" for my university course.

Don't know if there are any Hemingway fans out there, but he's definitely not my cup of Rosy Lee...
I've got To Kill a Mockingbird going on along the side as well, however, and that's definitely worth a read if you haven't read it yet!

I love To Kill A Mockingbird! One wonders what Harper Lee might have created if she'd written another book. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sandman » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:47 pm

Tonyblack wrote: I love To Kill A Mockingbird! One wonders what Harper Lee might have created if she'd written another book. :)


Indeed, although I'm sure that she probably knew what she was doing when she stopped at one. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:48 pm

It would certainly be a hard act to follow.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:38 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Sandman wrote:I love To Kill A Mockingbird! One wonders what Harper Lee might have created if she'd written another book. :)


It's a great book - I only read it for the first time earlier this year. My personal interpretation of it that it represents Scout's recollection of events written at a much later date, and as such is a not completely accurate version of events.

On writing another, one quote on her wiki page says: 'Two reasons: one, I wouldn't go through the pressure and publicity I went through with To Kill a Mockingbird for any amount of money. Second, I have said what I wanted to say and I will not say it again.' Another thing to bear in mind is that the story is semi-autobiographical, drawing heavily on Harper Lee's experiences growing up. According to Truman Capote, they knew a real man who used to leave things hidden in trees, as Boo Radley did.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:55 pm

as I've been off line this week I've been catching up on my reading and lapsed into my old habit of speed reading
starting off the week with The contortionist handbook by Craig Clevenger then The burglar diaries by Danny King and I started Other People's Money: The Rise and Fall of Britain's Boldest Credit Card Fraudster by Elliot Castro last night

it only now reading what I've typed that I'm seeing a reoccurring theme :?
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:47 am

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Sister Jennifer wrote:In my continuing literature slump I'm reading anything by Wodehouse. I don't have to think too hard when reading his books, just enjoying his wit & prose.


That's hardly a literature slump, reading one of the finest users of the English language. I've nearly finished my Jeeves and Wooster marathon, 2 novels to go :D



He is one of the finest writers. I'm reading, The Coming of Bill, it's one of the ones set in America which aren't really my favourites but this is a good one. Maybe slump isn't what I mean. I just seem to be re-reading Wodehouse, Douglas Adams & Discworld which is no bad thing but I've got a big pile of other books to read but I can't be bothered getting into any of them.

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all time favourites. Strange, but I've never thought about it being her only published book before.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:18 pm

Just finished another really good one, Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill:

Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own.

Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.


And, I've just started yet another really good one! I never read memoirs. I hate memoirs. But this one has me doubled over laughing and I'm not even through the second chapter yet. It's Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. You can't beat a book that has a paragraph titled
#6. Most people don't go out in the woods to catch armadillos so that their father can race them professionally.
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Del, are you reading this? You need to write a memoir! Seriously. I think this is your golden ticket.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby majomull » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:25 pm

Currently working on "River of Stars" by Guy Kay. Written with his usual grace and style, but it ain't no "Song for Arbonne".
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:16 pm

(on Kindle) Just read the 3 of the Nikki Heat detective books, as written by "Richard Castle".
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:01 pm

Only just noticed a quote from Neil Gaiman on the back of the memoir I'm reading.

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