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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/2/2014 12:45:24 AM   
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I'm listening to the Moby Dick 'Big Read' audio series where there is a new person reading each chapter. Some are great, such as Stephen Fry and Simon Callow, but some are clearly not cut out for reading aloud. One of them is David Cameron. In all it reminds me of the hit-and-miss aspect of reading books in a classroom, but luckily I have the book next to me if the reader is completely wooden.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 6/2/2014 1:45:01 PM   
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Currently reading after my sister recommended it. I'm about halfway though - enjoyable, even if I wish it would hurry up and get to the real meat and potatoes of the story, which I think it may do soon.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 9/2/2014 6:08:11 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/2/2014 1:59:09 PM   
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Started this morning:



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/2/2014 10:57:57 AM   
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Reading Ender's Game at the moment. I'm halfway and I like it a lot. Very curious to see how the story will develop.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2014 9:55:55 PM   
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Currently on a couple of oldies/cheapies/freebies/currently-in-the-cinemasies:



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/3/2014 6:32:53 AM   
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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

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Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 5/3/2014 7:34:50 AM   
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Just finished American Gods, thought it was great. I've started Walden (Thoreau) but I'm also halfway through Ulysses (Joyce). I'm predicting I'll be done by 2016.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/3/2014 1:28:51 PM   
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Just finished -

..and



Just started -

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/3/2014 2:03:56 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/4/2014 8:28:13 PM   
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I'm currently reading DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. Kind of boring in the beginning but it's getting better during the end....

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/4/2014 12:45:04 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 29/4/2014 10:47:53 AM   
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Dune -Frank Herbert

I watched the documentary on Jodorowsky's Dune at the weekend.

I started this last night. Read about 40 pages and it's...awful!

Will persevering with it suddenly make it better?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 30/4/2014 8:37:12 PM   
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Dune -Frank Herbert

I watched the documentary on Jodorowsky's Dune at the weekend.

I started this last night. Read about 40 pages and it's...awful!

Will persevering with it suddenly make it better?



It is lodged in my mind as one of my favourite sci-fi novels, but it must be 20 odd years since I read it! I thought the first three were great, but stopped after reading the awful God Emperor of Dune!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 30/4/2014 10:20:22 PM   
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And I am reading:



Been sitting on the shelf for a few years and holding me up from reading the newer discworlds (yes, I know they aren't really sequential, but I like to read them in order). Maybe it's just that I feel wrong reading a book about football, it's ok but just not to his usual standard.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/5/2014 2:22:38 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/5/2014 7:22:22 AM   
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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

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Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/5/2014 12:13:16 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/5/2014 12:55:28 PM   
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After reading the previous 2 a year or two ago, I've just started this:



Only two chapters in so far, but the addition of a nuclear war setting is a pleasingly bonkers twist!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/5/2014 10:20:23 AM   
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This but with a much worse cover:






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RE: What Are You Reading? - 6/6/2014 10:16:14 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/6/2014 8:24:53 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/7/2014 8:56:32 PM   
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Whilst in the last two books there were hints of Pratchett's voice and humour in evidence in this book in particular that voice is gone. It is very likely with his unfortunate condition having caught up with him so dramatically that he is unable to co-author the book and Baxter has taken the full reins (I have not read any of Baxter's other books to be able to judge) but this is decidedly not as good as the last two and once again follows precisely the same template offering little new.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 3/7/2014 2:16:48 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 3/7/2014 3:39:02 PM   
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I've been reading Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series this past week and I finished this last night.



I've ordered Broken Homes from the library so I hope to get that within a couple of days. The series is pretty much fluff to be honest but it's quite funny, has some decent characters and is an easy read for when you can't be arsed with anything too time consuming.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/7/2014 10:30:56 PM   
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Currently I'm reading novels by Lars Kepler. Brutal but exciting and hard to quit them. I also am reading a Harry Potter in Dutch to improve my language. It's painfully slow.

Another thing I just started to read is the anonymous autobiography by some guy. It's in the form of a blog www.ordinarymanslife.com. I don't have a clue what it will become, as the writer has only just started, but so far it has been pretty deep. He is three years old, lives with his mother and just loves cars :D

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/8/2014 7:07:08 AM   
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I'm about half way through and I haven't got a clue what is going on.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/8/2014 5:07:58 PM   
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Currently about a third of the way through:



Thought I'd see what the fuss is about! Plus since I don't really get to go to the cinema nowadays, I can at least play the whole "well, I've read the book..." card, even if the only reason was that at 1 on the Kindle, it was a damn site cheaper than the flicks and it can be experienced while my baby sleeps upstairs!

Before that i read:



A good, fast paced and cheap read! Only grumble would be that it really did descend into silliness as it went on, but it kept the pages turning I guess.

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