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What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'The Games Room' started by Hotblack, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    "Ringworld" for the umpteenth time + Henning Mankell's "the 5th Woman" + "I Shall Wear Midnight" + "Our Kind of Traitor" (hoping finally to get past page 50). I like to keep several books on the go.
  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I don't know how you can read several books at once. Unless the book is crap, I like to read that one only whenever I can, swapping between books would be awful. Talking of which, I hate not finishing a book even if it is crap, but a few books ago it really was that bad I had to leave it at 75%, I really couldn't take anymore. Perhaps I need to be less tight and actually buy more kindle books than get the free ones!

    In fact, here is my amazon review. Perhaps I was too cruel.

    The plus side is that this book was almost free. The downside is I wasted some of my life reading it. It could have been worse though, I could've wasted more of my life by reaching the end. I didn't, I stopped at 75%. I meant to stop a lot earlier but I hate doing that. I like finishing books but this was like pulling teeth. It is so badly written. It is padded out to make it longer like a real book as opposed to a GCSE English project which would be shorter (and probably better). The conversation in the book between the main characters is so amateur it is untrue.
    I really do not recommend downloading this. Find something better to do with your time. Try waterboarding instead. In fact this could be recommended to President Trump as an alternative to the more frowned upon torture methods. Give them this to read and they'll soon give in!
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It's the way my mind works. I usually have several factual books on the go at once as well. Current top of that pile is M.I.Finley's "The Ancient Economy".
  4. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I have just short of 1000 books on my Kindle Touch, all free and all non-fiction. :)
  5. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    How many have you read to the end?
  6. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Four days in hospital = lots of books read, including lots of Harry Harrison: 8x Stainless Steel Rat, 2x Deathworld.


  7. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Are they worth any more than you paid for them?

    Currently re-reading Ha-Joon Chang's 23 things they don't tell you about capitalism.


  8. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Currently reading White Fang on my Kindle,as part of the complete works of Jack London.

    I wish I`d discovered his work years ago.He wrote very compelling books.
  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Booker prizewinner Penelope Fitzgerald.
    The Gate of Angels - read it. Like looking through someone's diary in a way. I couldn't get into the characters, but I quite enjoyed the setting and story's gentle travel.

    The Bookshop and Offshore, downloaded and ready to start reading.

    Glutton for punishment, me.
  10. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Just finished reading all three of the Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) Cormoran Strike novels which weren’t half bad. Now reading a couple of non fiction books about photography as therapy and a 99p kindle book that I sent to have been reading forever but which hasn’t progressed beyond the first scene. Can’t remember what it’s called and probably won’t finish it.
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  11. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Plus one from me and I am awaiting the fourth, must remember to start it with a note book handy as they are very dense with information.
  12. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Second that. I am looking forward to reading the fourth more critically to see if I can't pick up on the clues that are laid out for us and which you only really remember later!
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  13. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I haven't read the books but did enjoy the TV series so will probably read them at some point. I read her first non-Potter novel 'The Casual Vacancy' and thought it was very entertaining.
  14. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    I wonder how many people with her fantastical wealth keep their nose to the grindstone and keep on writing like her. But then there are no other writers anywhere near as wealthy as her.

    what I find strange is that she looks better looking , healthier and more relaxed these days. than she did only a few years ago.
  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick.
    Interesting, historical.
  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Just downloaded this onto my Kindle and I think it will be next after the dull one finally gets too mcuh for me.
  17. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Just read Runaway Girl about the Artist Louise Bourgeous and I am eagerly awaiting A Native Breed. Starting a Lake District hill farm by a lady who I converse with on Twitter
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  18. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon. Paperback - £1 in the local charity shop.

    "Far from the madding crowd" by Thomas Hardy - on Kindle.
  19. John Worsnop

    John Worsnop In the Stop Bath

    The Prelude
    Echo Burning
    Practical Photography
    Prisoners of Geography
    The Flame Bearer
  20. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Just bought the new Asterix.......Asterix in Italy.


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