wots on your to read pile

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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:55 pm

It's gonna take a while, I'm having trouble finding the time to read lately but on my pile is;

The Children Of Men - PD James
The Murders In The Rue Morgue & other stories - Edgar Allan Poe
Dune - Frank Herbert
11/22/63 - Stephen King

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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby chris.ph » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:08 pm

went to amazon yesterday to get the john carter books and realized that they were free on project guthenburg so i had them all for free :D :D
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:24 pm

Nice one Chris! I wonder if they have the first Tarzan book? I used to have it years ago and it was excellent. The film Greystoke was a pretty close adaptation. :D
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Postby Catch-up » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:25 pm

Picked up another Fever Devilin mystery by Phillip DePoy. I'm really enjoying them!
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby chris.ph » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:52 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Nice one Chris! I wonder if they have the first Tarzan book? I used to have it years ago and it was excellent. The film Greystoke was a pretty close adaptation. :D


yes they do i was looking at the edgar rice burroghs author list :D
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby author3 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Today I got my Easter holidays from school so I have 16 days of no school to do as much reading as I want so on my Easter TBR shelf I have...
1.The Secret Circle book 3 The Power by L.J. Smith.
2.The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd book 1:Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer.
3.Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.
4.TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow.
5.The Medusa Project:The Set Up.
and if I get the time I hope to read Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children which sounds amazing :dance:
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:03 pm

Just got back from a sale at the local secondhand bookshop. Added Drood by Dan Simmons to my to read pile :D
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Postby meerkat » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:57 pm

I liked Drood. A good read.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby chris.ph » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:21 pm

i got that somewhere :D
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:31 am

Got the new Christopher Fowler Bryant & May book. Can't remember the name of it, but it's my Easter reading.
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby hattie » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:59 am

I finally got together the courage to read Ulysses and Moby Dick. Not sure if I'll finish them though :-) :?
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby pip » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:05 pm

hattie wrote:I finally got together the courage to read Ulysses and Moby Dick. Not sure if I'll finish them though :-) :?

Moby Dick is a classic. Ulysses is a pile of pretentious crap .
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby hattie » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:09 pm

I still want to find out for myself.

There's a really interesting book about translation by Umberto Eco (Dire quasi la stessa cosa) and in it he says ther's so many people that tried translating Ulysses but just couldn't get it right.
Want to try finding out why it's so hard to do :-)
It's like th 2 new german translations of Moby Dick :-)
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby pip » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:15 pm

hattie wrote:I still want to find out for myself.

There's a really interesting book about translation by Umberto Eco (Dire quasi la stessa cosa) and in it he says ther's so many people that tried translating Ulysses but just couldn't get it right.
Want to try finding out why it's so hard to do :-)
It's like th 2 new german translations of Moby Dick :-)

Thats fair enough . Always better to draw your own conclussions.
The reason it doesn't translate is because its written in a stream of conciousness style (or vomiting on the page ;) )
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Re: wots on your to read pile

Postby hattie » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:20 pm

pip wrote:Thats fair enough . Always better to draw your own conclussions.
The reason it doesn't translate is because its written in a stream of conciousness style (or vomiting on the page ;) )


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