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21st May 2013, 04:13 PM #1
What are you reading at the moment?
I love a good book, yet over the past year I seem to have slipped from regular reading. I'm trying to kick-start it again and am working my way through Dan Brown's Inferno at the moment. I may not be a literary genius or as well 'read' as some of the book reviewers in the papers who seem to slate all of his books at every opportunity, but I do enjoy reading his story's. I find them easy to read and they keep my interest while keeping me thinking at the same time and so far, Inferno has proved to be a quality read. After this, I'm planning on either retrying 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (which I originally gave up on part way though) or getting a copy of Warwick Davis' autobiography 'Size Matters Not'. I'm always always keen for book recommendations, so what are you lot reading at the moment? Any books worth chucking on the 'to read' pile?
21st May 2013, 04:16 PM #2
My tastes may be a little geeky/obscure, but FWIW, currently reading Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb after a recommendation, just finished Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, and before that was Pirate Cinema (Cory Doctorow) and Old Man's War (John Scalzi, very Starship Troopers but also very easy to read and enjoyable). Yes, I did buy the Humble Bundle eBook deal when it was available.
Thinking I'm going to go back to China Mieville next as well, and read book two of the Bas-Lag series. He's probably my favourite new (to me) author of the last two or three years.
21st May 2013, 04:19 PM #3
im trying to get into reading...
Started of with Bear Grylls autobiography.
21st May 2013, 04:21 PM #4
Charged my kindle the other day for the first time in ages need to get back to reading myself.
21st May 2013, 04:23 PM #5
Try Walden by Henry David Thoreau (Out of copyright so free on Kindle/Nook etc.) - the one book I recommend everyone reads.
For fiction, then anything by Iain Banks, sadly probably leaving us soon - see Banksophilia: Friends of Iain Banks | Banksophilia – Friends of Iain Banks
Oh, and to answer the question, right now I'm reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle
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21st May 2013, 04:24 PM #6
I'm working my way throuhg the Wheel of Time again, currently on book 12. I had to start all over again though as I'd let it slide for so long that I'd utterly forgotten what was going on! Can't wait to get to the end as i've been reading this series for nearly a decade!
21st May 2013, 04:26 PM #7
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21st May 2013, 04:49 PM #8
21st May 2013, 04:55 PM #9
I was gonna try getting back into Reading, but just couldn't get past Slough...
Anyhow, I've just downloaded "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist" as that is supposed to be a good read!
Thanks to aerospacemango from:
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21st May 2013, 05:10 PM #10
I'm currently reading Donna Leon's latest Brunetti crime novel based in Venice.
21st May 2013, 05:53 PM #11
Irritatingly the wordpress codex
21st May 2013, 06:07 PM #12
going through discworld atm currently on men at arms
21st May 2013, 06:21 PM #13
The Gears of War series by Karen Travis
The Sigma series by James Rollins
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Can't recommend those enough. Great time sinks.
21st May 2013, 07:36 PM #14
'This Book Is Full Of Spiders (no, seriously dude, don't touch it)' by David Wong. Utterly mad but brilliant horror/comedy - I'd recommend reading his first book 'John Dies At The End' first though.
21st May 2013, 08:04 PM #15
I recently finished Double Cross by Ben Macintyre, it tells the story of some of the spies turned by British secret service during WW2. Their stories veer from audacious to farcical in equal measure. It's a very good read.
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
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