What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:06 am

I haven't been able to read much for a while due to various mental ailments. Just started reading To Kill A Mockingbird. Loving it. I hope I can get around to finishing it. It could be the first book I've finished reading in years.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Clinton Huxley » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:59 am

Just got round to reading The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. Was surprised at how modern it is. Great characters and it even made me chuckle at points.

Just ploughing through Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes. Engaging, but I have to skim read some of the stuff about the endless theological hullabaloos with which the Byzantine Empire was so beset.

Jim Crace has a new one out today, The Meloday, which I'll have to get hold of. May pick up Ready Player One for something lighter.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Pappa » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 pm

I just finished reading Ready Player One. It's not particularly well written, but it is a great story. It's like Black Mirror meets D&D in the 80s.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Clinton Huxley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:25 pm

Pappa wrote:I just finished reading Ready Player One. It's not particularly well written, but it is a great story. It's like Black Mirror meets D&D in the 80s.
Not well written in a Dan Brown or Fifty Shades of Gray or just not as bad as that?

Want to pick it up as I'm in the mood for something light.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:10 pm

I've downloaded the Kindle app for my tab. Don't hate me.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Pappa » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Clinton Huxley wrote:
Pappa wrote:I just finished reading Ready Player One. It's not particularly well written, but it is a great story. It's like Black Mirror meets D&D in the 80s.
Not well written in a Dan Brown or Fifty Shades of Gray or just not as bad as that?

Want to pick it up as I'm in the mood for something light.
Not as bad as that. It's fun and interesting.

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:48 pm

I'm reading classic crime fiction by John Harvey, the Resnick series, set in Nottingham.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:31 pm

--textbooks :sigh:

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 am

JimC wrote:I'm reading classic crime fiction by John Harvey, the Resnick series, set in Nottingham.
Your soundtrack Sir...



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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:02 am

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by The Curious Squid » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:32 am

I finally got around to reading Foundation, it's not what I thought it would be (in a good way) Also been listening to an audiobook version of Moby Dick while i'm at work. The reader is bad but the story has been entertaining enough.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Feck » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:55 am

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Joe » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:24 am

I'm reading The Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill. Quite an in depth perspective of the period between the World wars.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by cronus » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:56 am

Monorails of the World. A History of Passenger Monorails.

Stuff Churchill, he sank the french fleet...and starved half of india to death.

fit birds only...

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Joe » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:56 pm

cronus wrote:Monorails of the World. A History of Passenger Monorails.

Stuff Churchill, he sank the french fleet...and starved half of india to death.

Pushed for gassing Iraqi's too. Did you have a point beyond ad hominem wankery?
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