What Are You Currently Reading?

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Worcester Dan » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:06 pm

AnnieM wrote:Arthur Askey's autobiography


he got pissed a lot in his later years didn't he?


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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Micky Teaspoon » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:32 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Is it called "... The Good News Is The Man In The Next Bed Will Buy Your Slippers"?
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Worcester Dan » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:04 pm

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby AmbientOne » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:17 am

I require some help in the book-choosing dept. I think payday is next tues and I've located the Waterstones in Cardiff...

Love fantasy, will read some sci-fi, have read so much horror it's still coming out my ears (and eyes and every other orifice)..............

Not good with overly serious stuff, no Asimov for me! And I find Tom Holt's amazing use of language too complicated to concentrate on! Love stabbystabbywhodunnitohnomoremurder books but feel like I've read them all...

And I'm not good with anything that might make me cry or give me more nightmares (I have these most nights, hence my constant reading of Discworld books at the mo, trying to fix it).

So, any suggestions?
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby mitch » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:51 pm

Currently reading Saturday by Ian McEwan. It's not the greatest thing I've ever read, I can tell you. Seems quite bland and obvious, to be honest, and also too full of overly detailed descriptions which lend nothing to the plot or atmosphere. I do not require a 5 page descroption of the final round of a squash game, thanks.

Before that I finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, as it was our book club book. I didn't expect to like it, it being a crime thriller, but it was actually quite good. Some of the translation was very dodgy, and I wonder if the author was on the Apple payroll with all the product placement, but it was an easy and gripping read.

Got a Toni Morrison novel next, which will be great but, undoubtedly, grim.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Micky Teaspoon » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:32 pm

AmbientOne wrote:
So, any suggestions?


Anything by Douglas Coupland
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby AmbientOne » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:23 pm

I like the sound of that crime thriller - who's the author? I could just google it........... Well, I'll probably forget!

Anyone else read any of the Jasper Fforde books in the Eyre Affair series? I'm awaiting the bloke to make an order from Amazon for me (still no debit card here) so I can continue.......... Hilarious!
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby mitch » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:55 pm

Stieg Larsson. Currently pretty in vogue, which put me off a bit but it was a good bit of half-term reading.

I've now got a week to trawl through a load of kids' books because I'm taking a minibus of young teens to an author event. I hate reading kids' books in my spare time, the only time I get to be an adult is when I'm at home!
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby sgtpepperband » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:14 pm

Realise the impotence of proof reading everything you publish...
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby kittie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:15 am

Laurell K Hamilton's "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter" series. Am on complete rest for the foreseeable so I needed a long book series to keep me going. 16 books in that one then I think I'll tackle my David Eddings collection or my Mary Higgins Clark set.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby fruity » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:29 am

Read Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar, I reckon you will love it.

www.martinmillar.com

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Worcester Dan » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:20 pm

not really a big fan of the bloke but just read the autobiog of Chris Evens an enjoyable "lightweight" read
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby kittie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:15 pm

fruity wrote:Read Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar, I reckon you will love it.

http://www.martinmillar.com

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Sounds good to me, I'll get it ordered lateer. The website says he has 2nd edition autograped copies so I might have to have one of those.

Thanks for the recommendation Les

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby AmbientOne » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:43 pm

Lots of grand suggestions and reccommendations - brilliant one! I shall get Mr Ambient One to get online and order us some reads!

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby mekaine » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:37 pm

Worcester Dan wrote:Image

went to see him on his lecture tour last month


Oh how was that?
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