General Discussion: what are you reading?


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Dee
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11661 posts since 22/11/07

5 Jun 2018 21:23
JustinCredible
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2626 posts since 11/6/08

5 Jun 2018 21:28
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/527823.The_Contortionist_s_Handbook
TCB
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4322 posts since 5/7/11

6 Jun 2018 11:59
Junkie by William Burroughs. Unashamed tales of a degenerate smackhead. Can't believe it was published in the early '50s
darko
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981 posts since 4/10/12

6 Jun 2018 18:58
late to the party but just finished how not to be a boy by robert webb. Would recommend it a. if you're a bloke or b. if you're a peep show fan
tom
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2117 posts since 9/10/04

29 May 2019 10:03
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

15 Mar 2020 18:02
Any good book recommendations? Just finishing up Lost At Sea by Jon Ronson. Quick, easy read.
Razorlight123
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4651 posts since 13/1/10

posted 15 Mar 2020 18:34, edited 15 Mar 2020 18:34
Heads up, if you're using tablets and mobiles to read, I highly recommend using the Kindle book app. While reading you can pick up and continue from any of your other devices.

You can upload epubs etc. (Which are converted)
ismvil
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1312 posts since 16/9/11

15 Mar 2020 18:48
Just finished the Edward Snowden book Permanent Record. Equal parts interesting and terrifying.
Davinho
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2283 posts since 2/12/08

posted 15 Mar 2020 19:11, edited 15 Mar 2020 19:11
swiftus wrote: Any good book recommendations? Just finishing up Lost At Sea by Jon Ronson. Quick, easy read.

Weird, I’ve just finished that too.

Listened to the Louis Theroux audiobook recently. Nothing you don’t already know if you’ve watched his programmes but entertaining and easy. Feel like it’s better with his narration than it would be reading the book.
Mosoona
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305 posts since 25/5/15

15 Mar 2020 23:31
Infinite Jest. About a third of the way through so far, properly brilliant, can see how it might wear thin though.
smith
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10949 posts since 5/5/04

17 Mar 2020 11:27
Reading At Home by Bill Bryson today.
quest
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3543 posts since 11/7/11

17 Mar 2020 11:35
A short history of nearly everything by Bryson is brilliant also
Hanto
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2276 posts since 30/11/09

17 Mar 2020 11:40
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.
sydneyking
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4769 posts since 26/9/09

17 Mar 2020 11:44
Reading between the world and me - ta nehisi coates
I’d highly recommend Appointment in samarra, one of my favourite books
toin
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1824 posts since 1/4/13

17 Mar 2020 11:50
1984 still a good read.
Now reading AI-Superpowers by kai-fu lee.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 17 Mar 2020 11:55, edited 17 Mar 2020 11:55
Heart Break Ridge novelisation. Recommended. Highway and his badass Recon Marines clear an abandoned warehouse in the novel, which doesn't happen in the movie. It's so bad ass.
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

17 Mar 2020 11:57
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.
smith
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10949 posts since 5/5/04

18 Mar 2020 09:15
quest wrote: A short history of nearly everything by Bryson is brilliant also

I will get onto this one. 'At home' was brilliant. Reading a walk in the woods today.
sydneyking
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4769 posts since 26/9/09

posted 18 Mar 2020 09:32, edited 18 Mar 2020 09:32
toin wrote: 1984 still a good read.

This

Also a brave new world
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

18 Mar 2020 09:33
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.