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What Are You Reading?

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

  1. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Ian Rankin's latest Rebus novel. I'm struggling with it a bit, but I've realised that's because I'm binge watching back episodes of Endeavour and can't seem to switch between the two very well.
     
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  2. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    just finished
    PIG: Tales From An Organic Farm
     
  3. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Just finished Lilly Allens book MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY i have also discoverred Lee Child's JACK REACHER Books which I read two o/f last week and have another sitting on the side to start when I finish here.:confused:
    Don
     
  4. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    I finally found a copy of Jack Fincher's book Human Intelligent.

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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

  6. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Bill Bryson: The Road to Little Dribbling

    Lynn
     
  7. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Ursula Le Guin: The Other Wind.
     
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The Blinded Man by Arne Dahl

    (and cursing Kindle's attempts to upgrade, blocked for now). Anyone else noticed how when you press Later for an upgrade, that lasts less than 5 minutes?
     
  9. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I do most of my reading the old fashioned way - the ereader (a Sony) is rarely turned on.
     
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I used to but I find my hands and arms and eyes prefer the Kindle. I can increase the print size and don't have to wear glasses.
     
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  11. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Some of the files on the Sony are camera repair and history books, and they're PDFs - you can't scale the print, like on an ebook.
     
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  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I really enjoy crime/mystery novels set in different countries. Some of my favourites have been Indian and the Far East. French can be a bit angst-ridden as can Italian, but currently the Swedish one I'm reading has a nice fast pace, with touches of humour which is nice. Do you know of any New Zealand crime writers? I'm not into blood and guts and injections of culture and humour greatly enhance the experience.
     
  13. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I don't know of any contemporary NZ crime writers. In the past, Ngaio Marsh was the best known.
     
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  14. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse by George Simenon - some of my earliest television memories are the opening credits to Maigret starring Rupert Davies.

    The recent editions of the Maigret books, published by penguin, all feature cover photos by Harry Gruyaert :)
     
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Gosh, I knew her name immediately. I'm sure I read some of her work years and years ago. I've saved a website with all her work listed. I'll see if any are on Amazon for my Kindle. Thanks!
     
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  16. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Matthew Legare's Shadows of Tokyo set in the early 1930s. Big history lesson!
     
  18. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Victor Hugo-Les Miserables.
     
  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    My wife read that in the original French and précied it for me as "life is horrible and then you're dead". I tried reading it in English and realised she was right long before I got half way through. Mind you: the music's pretty good. ;)
     
  20. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Ann Cleeves Hidden Depths a Vera novel
     

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