What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:02 pm

To Kill A Mockingbird was ruined for me by having to study it at school :roll:

I'm reading Good Morning Nantwich by Phill Jupitus at the moment, his take on the 5 years he spent as the breakfast show DJ at BBC 6 Music. It's very good and surprisingly honest about why him being a DJ was never going to work out in the long run. Also no hint yet as to why he chose the title and as Nantwich is where I was born I'm somewhat intrigued.
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Square12 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:53 pm

At the moment:
Small Gods, Discworld Companion, "The Dogs of War" Frederick Forsyth, "Dunkirk the men they left behind" by Sean Longden, "The Union Jack" by Nick Gordon, "Assassin's Creed Forsaken" by Oliver Bowden, "New York" by Edward Rutherford and "Notes & Queries" a collection from the Guardian newspaper.
That's not including the 10 or so e books that I dip into from time to time.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Finished The Bloggess' memoir. It was great! I laughed so much and now I will never, ever again be embarrassed about anything that happened during my childhood.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:31 pm

Square12 wrote:At the moment:
Small Gods, Discworld Companion, "The Dogs of War" Frederick Forsyth, "Dunkirk the men they left behind" by Sean Longden, "The Union Jack" by Nick Gordon, "Assassin's Creed Forsaken" by Oliver Bowden, "New York" by Edward Rutherford and "Notes & Queries" a collection from the Guardian newspaper.
That's not including the 10 or so e books that I dip into from time to time.


And thus was the 'mashup' genre born.

I can't cope with having more than one book on the go at a time, myself, even if one is fiction and the other is not.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Square12 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:40 pm

Oh I forgot one called Boudicca or something like that but I've just finished small gods
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:17 am

Stopped at the library today. They're doing a "Blind date with a book" thing. There's a section set up where all the books are wrapped in colored paper, you can't see what they are and there are just a few descriptive words written on it. You're supposed to choose a book based on what's written on the front. I picked one that said "spooky, mystery, inspired popular TV show". I almost didn't grab it because I thought it might be one of the Sookie Stackhouse books and I've read all of those. Turned out to be Darkly Dreaming Dexter! I didn't know a book inspired that show. I've never seen the show, hope the book is good. You turn in a card to rate it and you're entered in a drawing. Fun! :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:17 am

What a great idea. :D
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:01 pm

They do fun stuff. We're so lucky to have such a great library. I'm hoping I can finish it in time to get another one. It was really hard choosing.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Square12 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:48 pm

Might have to suggest the idea to my local library when I get back to uk!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:11 pm

Excellent idea.

Love the Dexter books, and the TV show.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Phoenix » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:18 pm

The blind date with a book sounds like a great way to be introduced to something new :D I miss going to the library, browsing books just isn't the same on Amazon.

I'm part-way through a few books that my brain can't quite settle on at the moment, so I downloaded the 4th Cal Leandros book last night :) I'm hoping my brain will cope better with some good ol' urban fantasy :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Kari » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:54 pm

I'm reading the second Robert Jordaan, The Great Hunt. It's a slow read, though I'm getting there.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:24 pm

I have the first twelve plus the short novel, not sure I will ever get around to reading them. :violin: :oops: but you never know. ;)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:11 pm

Just finished Darkly Dreaming Dexter. It was a little rough for me to get through because I don't do well with serial killer stories. But, this was so different and written so well that I really did enjoy it. It was a fun experiment, I might try another blind date book!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:44 pm

Catch-up wrote: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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I noticed there was a free sample chapter on Amazon, so I downloaded it, and now I've ended up buying the whole book! I keep laughing out loud on the train into work! :lol:
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