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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:04 pm
by happyhibbee
Well done sgt pepperpot Harry Porter beckons :D

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:16 am
by sgtpepperband
Harry Porter?! How very dare you - it's "Bravo Two Zero" for me next! :lol:

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:03 pm
by mitch
sgtpepperband wrote:
happyhibbee wrote:Gave up on the secret 7, famous five sarge? :D


Tsk, I finished colouring those in weeeeeks ago..! :roll: :lol:


My mum has a full set of first editions of all the Famous Fives. They'd be worth a fortune if she hadn't drawn long hair and cleavage on all the pictures of the boys. Perverted woman (well, girl).

It's the holidays and it's been sunny so I've been fair ploughing through the best the charity shops have to offer. The man bought me Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela, a Sudanese writer, for my birthday and it's very good.

After that, I've run out so I'd best get some more reading material in or I'll have to read the Betterware catalogue again.

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:51 am
by SirDanofWoo
Reading the kids some Famous Five :oops:

I have been reading Steve Jobs Story

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:28 pm
by sgtpepperband
I know it might surprise some, but in recent weeks I have been reaffirming my faith (RC) so was dipping into The Bible. Very interesting, from a philosophical - rather than religious - point of view.

On a day-to-day basis, I am reading "A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun" by Noel Smith, an autobiographical account of life as a career criminal. I don't tend to like crime novels (too much of a Busman's Holiday for me) but I met Mr. Smith a couple of years ago, when he was working as a writer for "Inside Times", the national newspaper for prisons. Although he is a reformed man he is honestly unapologetic about his past; the book is funny and eloquent (not bad, considering the author's poor reducation as a child). He wrote the book while still serving in prison, and I will be reading the follow-up "A Rusty Gun" about his adjustment to modern life following years inside, with interest.

Additionally I am re-reading "Designated Targets" the second in the alternate history trilogy "Axis of Time" by John Birmingham, about how an experimental accident in the 21st century transports several modern warships back to the Battle of Midway in 1941, thus throwing the historical timeline out of whack. Too detailed to explain here but I cannot recommend it enough.

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:01 am
by andygreenshirt
about 100 pages into Nicholas Nickleby...about 900 pages to go...

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:27 am
by phantomguitarist
I am currently reading Deadlocked, though this very well may be interrupted by Driving Jarvis Ham when it comes crashing through the letterbox...

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:45 pm
by The Bloxta
Run, Jump, Climb and Crawl by Jacob Salt-Berrymen

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:58 am
by sgtpepperband
Apart from OU coursework (Module K116, if anyone's interested) I have a couple of books on the go:

* "Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO" by Prof. Clair Wills

* "Creed" by James Herbert (re-reading for the first time in many years)

* His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman

:)

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:08 pm
by SirDanofWoo
Module K116 Youth Justice innit? I nearly got seconded on to a YOTs once and would have needed to do that

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:29 pm
by sgtpepperband
SirDanofWoo wrote:Module K116 Youth Justice innit? I nearly got seconded on to a YOTs once and would have needed to do that


Yep. I'm in my second year of a part-time BA(Hons) in Youth Justice Studies. The first module (K115) was all theory; K116 has aspects of a practical nature which is fine if you already work in a YOT/LASCH but I don't so I have to gain my experience through voluntary work-based placement. Not easy as the module requires at least 6 hours contact with young people in trouble per week (in my case, in between my 'normal' job and other voluntary/domestic duties). :cry:

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:50 pm
by Parry
I really enjoyed "His Dark Materials" there are a couple of short stories that have been released after that are worth a skim too

i'm doing a Goodreads challange - 52 books read in 2014...
i managed it last year and i'm slightly ahead this year so far

currently reading Lords Of Salem - Rob Zombie...

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:20 pm
by fruity
I'm reading this

The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf: Number 3 in series (Werewolf Girl) by Martin Millar
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0349400555

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:39 pm
by SirDanofWoo
The woman who ran around the World, very inspirational story of a 50 something woman who ran around the world

Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:26 am
by mekaine
I'm having everything Caitlin Moran ever wrote read to me like payback for Paddington Bear and The Faraway Tree.