What Are You Reading? 3

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Barchester » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:38 am

Understandable :lol:
“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
User avatar
Barchester
New member
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:28 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:58 am

Have to make it last now. Probably not the worst thing to be honest.

I'm now nearly finished Winter of the World by Ken Follett. Monster of a book about WW2 but really enjoyable.
Massive list of books to pick from to follow it but the main contenders are The Night Circus (Morgenstein), House of Silk (Horowitz) , Marina (Zafon) or The Creeps (John Connolly).
Decisions Decisions
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9375
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:14 pm

Just got my new Robster book, been a bit busy or I would have bought it earlier, won't get around to reading it for a while though, it 's The Chickens of Atlantis and other F & F Fiends. :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 14510
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:15 am

pip wrote:The missus will kill me one of these days


And don't forget..... she had a hysterectomy, you know. ;)
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:16 am

Lords & Ladies.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:16 am

Thankfully not.
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9375
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby raisindot » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:03 pm

pip wrote:The missus will kill me one of these days


You mean you haven't learned the fine art of 'hiding purchases from the missus?"

Main steps:

1. Get everything delivered to work.
2. Hide packages in car trunk; bring in when spouse is asleep, out, or in the loo.
3. Keep large items (like that 1967Fender Strat you HAD to have) in the darkest, dingiest, most spider infested corner of the basement.
4. If caught, use the classic lie, "What, this? I got this 1967 Strat before we married. I guess you never noticed.:
5. If caught again, deflect to the missis' most vulnerable area: "Well, I see you bought yourself a pair of $100 shoes. I'm very fine with you buying them--I'm happy for you to get these if they give you joy in life!"

:D
raisindot
Member
 
Posts: 3165
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:28 pm
Location: Boston, MA USA

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:24 pm

raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:The missus will kill me one of these days


You mean you haven't learned the fine art of 'hiding purchases from the missus?"

Main steps:

1. Get everything delivered to work.
2. Hide packages in car trunk; bring in when spouse is asleep, out, or in the loo.
3. Keep large items (like that 1967Fender Strat you HAD to have) in the darkest, dingiest, most spider infested corner of the basement.
4. If caught, use the classic lie, "What, this? I got this 1967 Strat before we married. I guess you never noticed.:
5. If caught again, deflect to the missis' most vulnerable area: "Well, I see you bought yourself a pair of $100 shoes. I'm very fine with you buying them--I'm happy for you to get these if they give you joy in life!"

:D

I know have a stack of books on my desk in work so i'm employing part of the tactic. Also managed to sneak a new bicycle into the shed saying it was the one I had all along. I'll have to try the deflection tactic at some point but think it will fall at the " I gave birth " reply
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9375
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby raisindot » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:33 pm

pip wrote:
raisindot wrote:
pip wrote:The missus will kill me one of these days


You mean you haven't learned the fine art of 'hiding purchases from the missus?"


I know have a stack of books on my desk in work so i'm employing part of the tactic. Also managed to sneak a new bicycle into the shed saying it was the one I had all along. I'll have to try the deflection tactic at some point but think it will fall at the " I gave birth " reply


That one's easily countered with, "And that makes you more worthy than the three billion other women currently alive on Earth who have also given birth?"

Just make sure you have the cot set up in the shed first. :lol:
raisindot
Member
 
Posts: 3165
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:28 pm
Location: Boston, MA USA

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:36 pm

Don't think that line would even get me the shed. Wheely bin would be the best outcome
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9375
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:00 pm

:lol:

True love: resisting the urge to kill the other person in their sleep.

I've just started re-reading Witches Abroad. Forgot how funny it is!
“It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees:
User avatar
Catch-up
Member
 
Posts: 6640
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:19 am
Location: Michigan, U.S.A.

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Barchester » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:58 am

Witches Abroad is amazing. Especially the part about the "Thing With the Bulls" gets me every time.
“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
User avatar
Barchester
New member
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:28 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:44 pm

I'm re-reading Good Omens and am thoroughly enjoying it
:D :D
User avatar
Ghost
Member
 
Posts: 3712
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Location: Blackcountry

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Penfold » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:48 pm

I'm re-reading 'Monstrous Regiment' for the umpteenth time and still finding references and jokes that I missed before. :D
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
User avatar
Penfold
Member
 
Posts: 7027
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:59 am
Location: Worthing

Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:49 pm

Don't forget to check yourself for a third nipple! ;)
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

PreviousNext

Return to Non-Discworld books

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests