General Discussion: what are you reading?


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Centurionone
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1437 posts since 30/3/11

18 Mar 2020 13:57
Dee wrote:

fantastic book!
Dee
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11666 posts since 22/11/07

18 Mar 2020 20:53
Attempted numerous times and always waylaid but there's never been a better time to tackle that beast.
fudge.dredd
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1347 posts since 15/12/12

18 Mar 2020 21:10
Bill Bryson is overrated
Hanto
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2283 posts since 30/11/09

18 Mar 2020 22:07
swiftus wrote:
Hanto wrote: May get back into Bryson. Started reading notes from a small island.

If you're looking for audibooks, can highly recommend Keith Richards' autobiography. Part read by Johnny Depp. Listen to it at least once every year or so.

Why do you listen to it so often?

I struggle to read books more than once.

Not sure to be honest. I think because a lot of it is anecdotes, its quite easy to dip in and out of. I guess being a stones fan helps! Laughing out loud If I find something I like I can easily listen to it several times over. Same with programmes, which makes more sense I guess.
Dee
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11666 posts since 22/11/07

18 Mar 2020 22:32
swiftus wrote: Any good book recommendations? Just finishing up Lost At Sea by Jon Ronson. Quick, easy read.

Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Fläsket
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3765 posts since 14/8/04

19 Mar 2020 00:47
sydneyking wrote: Reading between the world and me - ta nehisi coates
I’d highly recommend Appointment in samarra, one of my favourite books
will check this out based on you reading my guy coates
sydneyking
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4769 posts since 26/9/09

19 Mar 2020 09:00
Check it out but it’s not in any way similar
JustinCredible
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25 Apr 2020 17:43
FrIEND
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13588 posts since 27/11/03

25 Apr 2020 18:52
MrW wrote: Currently reading Harari's Sapiens. Got Niven's Kill Your Friends next Laughing out loud

Got Bryson's Short History and At Home a few years back, started but never finished so digging them back out.

Kill your friends is an entertaining book!
FrIEND
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13588 posts since 27/11/03

25 Apr 2020 18:53
Follow up isnt so good but it’s pretty funny still. Prob a very accurate description of what happened with Jackson too..
fudge.dredd
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1347 posts since 15/12/12

21 May 2020 14:15
Over the past fortnight… apt under the current circumstances..



MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

22 May 2020 06:20
Iron Eagle novelisation..again..
swiftus
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1158 posts since 1/7/09

posted 24 Jun 2020 07:50, edited 24 Jun 2020 07:50
Anyone use lockdown to catch up on reading? Some of mine over the last couple months…all a bit hypebeast, been on the list for a while now.

Last

Compilation of his long form articles, rather than a real book. Easy read, some of the stories were great (ICP, Deal or No Deal), others were a bit meh.

Current

Halfway through this, reading it at the same time as watching 'Parts Unknown'. Never been a foodie, but reading this you can't help but get sucked in. The chapter about a day in the life of a chef is awesome.

Next

Fancy some fiction.
macgy
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218 posts since 26/11/11

24 Jun 2020 08:32
Love the stranger. Good book! Really a great depiction of how alienating life can be sometimes.

I am reading Master and Margarita by Bulgakov at the moment. Absolutely fantastic book. Only five chapters in but it's a crazy ride so far.

Also reading Murakami 1Q84 - almost finished. Can recommend it for the good descriptions of 1980's life in Tokyo. The surealism of Murakami is not that strong here so might be a good book for intro to Murakami.
ismvil
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1320 posts since 16/9/11

posted 24 Jun 2020 08:40, edited 24 Jun 2020 08:40
Reading the Edward Snowden book Permanent Record and also In Love and War, the story of an American general who was a POW in 'Nam for 7 years. Both are pretty interesting. The latter more so for his take on the blind optimism the whole covid19 shit is giving some folk https://www.jimcollins.com/media_topics/TheStockdaleParadox.html