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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 25 Apr 2009, 11:27

I had a rather awkward moment when my dad came to talk to me immediately after I'd finished reading the last page. I had to explain that I was *fine*, the uncontrollable sobbing was completely normal!

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 25 Apr 2009, 11:35

I teach primary school children (Year 6 - 10/11 year old) and the boys are really tough cookies - or so they think. I read 'Street child' by Berlie Doherty to them and I saw the odd tear creeping into their eyes. They were swallowing back the tears. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 25 Apr 2009, 11:42

Oh bless! I have memories of long car rides, with my mum reading Goodnight Mr Tom to my brother, and having to stop because they were both crying too hard to read!

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sun 26 Apr 2009, 23:33

Alejo Carpentier - El Reino De Este Mundo

Not out of choice, it is a set text for my degree...
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 28 Apr 2009, 20:59

I'm currently reading 'Rumo and His Magnificent Adventures' by, i think his name is, Walter Moers, and i love it Very Happy it even has pictures Razz (yes, i am 3 at heart)
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 02 May 2009, 15:32

Im into autobiographies at the moment for some reason.
I have two on the go right now... Totally Frank (Frank Lampard) and My Booky Wook (Russel Brand).
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 02 May 2009, 17:42

Is Russell Brand's any good? I love autobiographies, but generally don't bother with blatantly ghost written ones or flavour of the month celebs.

Just started Adrian Mole & the Weapons of Mass Destruction with Stuart Maconie's Adventures of the High Teas cued up when Mr W's finished with it.

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 02 May 2009, 17:44

Most of its about sex, as you can imagine with it being Russel Brand's, but yeah... I'm enjoying it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 02 May 2009, 17:47

Sorry for the double post but... I used to LOVE Adrian Mole! Ah good times.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 20 Apr 2010, 15:38

Just finished reading a couple of good music books:

The Beatles, a bio by Bob Spitz. It's several years old and I'd never had a chance to sit down with it up until now, as it's a fairly long book. But it was worth the time invested; Spitz writes the narrative in a very engaging way and has a fresh approach to the story of their lives and music. It never bored me, and considering I've read just about every Beatle book out there, that's saying something.

The Road to Woodstock, by Michael Lang. Lang is the promoter who developed the idea for the Woodstock music festival, and his behind-the-scenes stories of the performers and the music were very interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 20 Apr 2010, 16:58

Peter James - Dead Tommorow
typical CID / murder investigation pretty good

The Lost Labrynth - Will Adams
a bit difficult to get into, but getting better in the run in.

Also - Why are there two "What are You reading" Threads ? - can someone merge them or is it too late
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 20 Apr 2010, 18:24

I'm dipping in and out of Sense and Sensibility and Sea monsters and i'm also reading Dawn of the Dumb - Charlie Booker

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Fri 07 May 2010, 23:08

Richard Hammond's autobiography
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 08 May 2010, 11:07

Have just finished reading 'The Godfather'
and have now moved on to 'Omerta' also by Mario Puzo.

Will probably move on to something a bit lighter after this, maybe a Tom Clancy or something.
Love a bit of action, so I do.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sun 09 May 2010, 20:56

Just finished a Clive Cussler novel as donated to me by my brother-in-law, which was the most boring book I've ever read in my life, at least in terms of the way it's written. Good cure for insomnia though!
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sun 09 May 2010, 21:57

[quote="Jones"]
Love a bit of action, so I do.

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 09:48

Hee,hee. Leave it to Hesh to pick up on that... Embarassed

Anyway, like I said, I've moved on o Tom Clancy and reading The Hunt for Red October.
I's cool...
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 18 May 2010, 11:03

Terry Pratchett's "Lords and Ladies" Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sun 20 Jun 2010, 22:21

Irmgard Keun - Das kunstseidene Maedchen
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Mon 21 Jun 2010, 12:37

Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell

The first of the Wallander stories. I'm not usually in to crime fiction but having seen the tv adaptations (both British and Swedish) I thought i'd investigate the book. Damn fine it is too.

Just finished One Day by David Nicholls. That was good too.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Thu 24 Jun 2010, 18:08

Frankie Boyles - Autobiograpghy
"My Shit Life So Far" (what a title Laughing )

Parental Warning - Not for the easily offended though ! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Thu 24 Jun 2010, 20:49

Hotblack wrote:
Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell

The first of the Wallander stories. I'm not usually in to crime fiction but having seen the tv adaptations (both British and Swedish) I thought i'd investigate the book. Damn fine it is too.

Hmmm, might have to give that a read, I'm a big fan of both Wallander adaptations and enjoy a good crime novel.

The Deeper Meaning Of Liff is one of my current ballycumbers (q.v.), or at least it would be if my other half stopped dalmilling (q.v.)
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Mon 28 Jun 2010, 20:50

James Joyce - Ulysses

It is my aim to finish this in the next year but its looking unlikely...
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 30 Jun 2010, 20:16

Ted wrote:
James Joyce - Ulysses

It is my aim to finish this in the next year but its looking unlikely...

Oh Lord!!! Life is waaaayyy to short for that!
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 07 Sep 2010, 22:21

Anne Frank - The Diary Of A Young Girl
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