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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by swanseadave, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    I`ve just finished the most rewarding book:
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hoseini(author of The Kite Runner)
    Highly recommended.
    Cheers Dave :)
     
  2. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    D-Day - Robert Kershaw

    Having stood outside many shops waiting for Jen yesterday, I decided to nip into Waterstone's and buy a book. I got about 2 pages in when she said that was it for the day...bugger.
     
  3. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Before Nick gets in - this thread! :D
     
  4. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    The Code Book, by Simon Singh.

    Or should that be Uif Dpef Cppl?
     
  5. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    What are you reading?

    It's a town in England, located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, midway between London and Swindon off the M4 motorway. It is one of the contenders for the title of the largest town in England, and is the largest settlement in the Home Counties in terms of population. For ceremonial purposes it is in the county of Berkshire and has served as the county town since 1867. It is also home to one of England's biggest music festivals.

    ...............I hope that answers your question. ;) ;) ;)

    BigWill
     
  6. John_K

    John_K Well-Known Member

    'Band of Brothers' by Stephen Ambrose. I saw the HBO film on TV a few weeks ago and the book is just as gripping.

    I have also checked on the web as well and there are many sites and references to this story and the group of men who were in 'Easy' Company 506 PIR.

    Although there are certain inaccuracies in the book due to poor research and some scenes prolonged in the film, mostly it sticks very very closely to what actually happened.
     
  7. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    Great book and a great series. His other books; D-Day, Wild Blue and Pegassus Bridge are good reads too and in a similar vein to BoB.
     
  8. JJM74

    JJM74 Well-Known Member

    "Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. A history of the buildings and the people who lived and worked in them" by Stephen Pope.

    And also re-reading Joseph Heller's "Catch 22".

    A few months back I couldn't decide what to read so sought advice here, I ended up picking up a book from the box in the cupboard - Small wonder - the history of the vw beetle. Quite enjoyed that, also took advice and went for Burroughs - Naked lunch.
     
  9. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    Heavy going for a first Burroughs, Junky's much more linear.
     
  10. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    White Tiger - Aravind Adiga.

    Yes the same as the last time we had this thread. I'm a very slow reader.:)

    MickLL
     
  11. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    This week I 'ave mostly been reading. . . . . . .words.
     
  12. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows.

    I've just had my leg chopped up, so there's not much point reading anything I haven't read before-I keep reading the same pages time and again :D
     
  13. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    I've read a couple of his books...very good reads indeed.
     
  14. staccato123

    staccato123 Well-Known Member

    Soldier, Ask Not and Necromancer, both by Gordon R. Dickson.

    Mmm, 1970's sci-fi.
     
  15. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Glad I'm not the only one, cos I'm still on American Photographs! :D :eek:
     
  16. Fire_Monkey

    Fire_Monkey Nowt but a Monkeh!

    Me too, still on Brasyl! :D
     
  17. Paddysnapper

    Paddysnapper Well-Known Member

    Same as last week! only a few chapters further! Leni. The Life and Work of Leni Rierenstahl. Bloody hard going, but very interseting!
     
  18. Mr_Geoff

    Mr_Geoff Well-Known Member

    The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.

    Watchmen - when I get time.

    Magnum by Magnum - my Christmas pressie to myself :)

    And a load of coma-inducing books on SQL Server, Oracle, etc etc...
     
  19. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I'm obviously not as educated as you lot, never heard of half the books you're reading.

    Reading "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell, then will make a start on John Peels autobiography.

    Nige
     
  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    The label on a bottle of Italian red...just looking for the antifreeze in the list of ingredients...
     
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