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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Stephen, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. Kaz

    Kaz New Member

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    I start to read Stephen King 'Insomina'. :)
     
  2. LMJenkins

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    I'm currently reading "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon, immediately after finishing the first two novels in the series, "Outlander," and "Dragonfly in Amber." I'm hooked.
     
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    I just bought this series in paperback for my -- 11 month old. I know he's a little young, but I thought I'd re-read them first, LOL!
     
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    I've just finished Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy which was excellent. Very involving and full of inventiveness.

    I've just started 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. Something I should have read ages ago but have only just got round to.
     
  5. Stephen

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    Marketing Judo, How to build your business using brains not brawn by John Barnes & Richard Richardson
     
  6. booker

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    that's been cluttering up my shelf for years.
    let me know if it's worth reading when you've finished it please. :)
     
  7. Vicky

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    I am reading a book called How Children Fail, by John Holt.

    As a homeschooling family, we are always interested in why children learn, or in some cases not learn. It is a revised edition from the original in the late 50's, and sadly, children and their failure rates do not seem to have improved in all those years.

    It should be a scary read for anyone who's children attend schools or any form of mass education.


    Cheers, Vicky
     
  8. Pilgrim

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    Lady Chatterley's Lover

    Hi Booker

    I can't say I was massively impressed by Lady Chatterley's Lover. I found too many turgid, boring passages in places. When the story is progressing it moves along quite quickly however.

    I only really finished it because I wanted to know how it ended, although it was also quite interesting to see how attitudes to sexual and social mores have changed over the last 70-80 years.

    It certainly came across as a book that was experimenting with the boundaries of language and censorship.

    Not always an easy read I wouldn't recommend it highly but worth a try if you're feeling in need of a push into something different from the usual stuff.
     
  9. booker

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    lady chatterleys lover

    mine is part of a set of 20th century classics, i think i'll play eeny-meeny-miney-mo & see if it gets chosen. :)
     
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    Just started American Gods by Neil Gaiman and The Currents of Space by Asimov.
     
  11. Stephen

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    Funky Business by Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjelle Nordstrom

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    Captain America - To Serve and Protect
     
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    Down Under; by Bill Bryson
    Keeping on with my new goal of reading more female sci-fi/fantasy authors I am reading "Unicorn & Dragon" by Lynn Abbey. I just started it and I like it very much so far.

    ~Witch
     
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    Congo - Michael Crichton
     
  14. glenda

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    Witch,
    I also am trying to read more fantasy, and by coincidence the one I'm reading at the moment is by a female author. Ship of Magic, which is book one of the series The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb. I especially like the strong and fearless female characters - it often takes a female writer to portray them so realistically, no Zena clones here.
    Hope you are enjoying your book.
    Glenda
     
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    China Mieville-Perdido Street Station
    George RR Martin-A Clash of Kings(reread)
    Jacqueline Carey-Kushiel's Dart
     
  16. Pilgrim

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    I've just finished Donna Tarrt's first novel 'The Secret History' which I really enjoyed. I also had a quick jaunt through John Buchan's 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. I read this in one sitting but enjoyed it thoroughly. Real 'Ripping Yarns' type stuff - great fun.

    I've just started 'Hyperion by Dan Simmons although I've only read the prologue so far.
     
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    that was a very good book indeed, definitely in the top twenty or so i've read.
     
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    Currently Reading:
    A bunch of books on my Kobo
    I am presently reading Day of the Cheetah by Dale Brown. It's a style similar to Tom Clancy, but without Clancy's extra ( and in my opinion, often unneccessary) details.
    I'm finding the descriptions of the aerial dog-fights gripping, but as for the characters, with the exception of the main antagonist/protagonist, they seem to be lightly sketched.
    As an action novel to fill in 14 nights on an off-shore platform, it succeded brilliantly.
     
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    I, too, am reading <b>American Gods</b> at the moment....im on page 195 at the moment, so im about a fourth of the way through...i love it so far...interested to hear what the rest of you have to say about it...(specifically ell & lies since they mentioned that they were reading as well)
     
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    oops...so used to html on my website...sorry about that
     
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