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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 3:29:37 PM   
Izzardesque2


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ORIGINAL: Krazy_Beyootiful

I'm trying Izzy - but it's calling to me to read it.

Did you enjoy Shadow of the Wind?


Not quite finished it - will let you know on MOnday!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 6:53:19 PM   
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I'm reading this, which I strongly recommend!



An absolutely BRILLIANT book!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/1/2006 9:10:14 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/1/2006 4:24:38 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/1/2006 4:52:06 PM   
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Near the end it is really a very good book. The reccommendation on the front is from Stephen Fry. Is anybody else so shallow that a good recommendation from the right person mean you must buy the book ?


That sounds like a cool book, right up my street but I noticed at the top is says, 'A Lucifer Box Novel'. Do I have to have read any of the other Lucifer Box novels first? Is it part of a trilogy/series?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/1/2006 5:05:56 PM   
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It's the first in a planned series of 'Lucifer Box' novels, although I've heard nothing recently about when book number 2 will be released. Anyhoo I've finished reading Goodnight, Mister Tom (excellent book) and moved on to The Prestige by Christopher Priest

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/1/2006 7:21:31 PM   
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Have read chins, but is this any good?

Currently reading,



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/1/2006 8:02:32 PM   
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I've finished Memoirs of a Geisha (so much for revising!) and it was fabulous. I'm definitely going to try and see the film now, if only to be able to see the clothes and colours described so beautifully in the book.

I'm now just still reading An Equal Music by Vikram Seth.

Edit: Utterly off-topic but Loxley - I just noticed that the second line in your sig is from the same song as mine.

< Message edited by Krazy_Beyootiful -- 21/1/2006 8:03:59 PM >


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/1/2006 12:35:35 AM   
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ORIGINAL: CURIOUS_GEORGE

I'm reading this, which I strongly recommend!



An absolutely BRILLIANT book!


Excellent book, I feel much more equipped to deal with the forthcoming zombie invasion, that's for damn sure.

I'm reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman and it is absolutely beautiful.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/1/2006 1:36:08 PM   
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So Sean, do you believe in all this Solomon crap?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/1/2006 1:40:34 PM   
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I've just finished Memoirs of a Geisha and it was utterly fantastic. An excellent, excellent book. Now I just need to find someone to go see it with....

Anyway, I've just started A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, which is very entertaining so far. Then I'm probably going to go back and read His Dark Materials again.



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/1/2006 4:05:38 PM   
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quote:

Original: Krazy_Beyootiful

Edit: Utterly off-topic but Loxley - I just noticed that the second line in your sig is from the same song as mine.




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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/1/2006 1:07:48 AM   
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Just about to start reading Empire of the Sun. I've heard very good things about it and am very much looking forward to it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/1/2006 12:01:08 PM   
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Dubliners, by James Joyce, and I'm quite liking it, actually.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/1/2006 1:54:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: King_Wah

quote:

ORIGINAL: i007_Bond_007i

Just started Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.



Excellent book. Currently reading



Near the end it is really a very good book. The reccommendation on the front is from Stephen Fry. Is anybody else so shallow that a good recommendation from the right person mean you must buy the book ?

A short history is absolutely brilliant...it definitely changes your outlook on many things

And I read the Vesuvius Club whilst on holiday in the summer...excellent stuff

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/1/2006 9:14:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Skiba

quote:

ORIGINAL: King_Wah

quote:

ORIGINAL: i007_Bond_007i

Just started Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.



Excellent book. Currently reading



Near the end it is really a very good book. The reccommendation on the front is from Stephen Fry. Is anybody else so shallow that a good recommendation from the right person mean you must buy the book ?

A short history is absolutely brilliant...it definitely changes your outlook on many things

And I read the Vesuvius Club whilst on holiday in the summer...excellent stuff


I'm really enjoying A Short History..., just got to Part 2 as I don't have a lot of time to read recently .

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/1/2006 9:19:18 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/1/2006 9:23:16 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

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ORIGINAL: Empitomezzo

Love in the Time of Cholera

That is just the most beautiful book.  I found it very heavy to begin with but stuck with it and loved it immensely, hope you enjoy it.....

I am about to start reading






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RE: What Are You Reading? - 24/1/2006 12:14:20 AM   
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I'm reading this, which was recommended to me by hobbitonlass.

I'm halfway through and enjoying it.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 24/1/2006 6:48:47 AM   
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I'm reading this, which was recommended to me by hobbitonlass.

I'm halfway through and enjoying it.






I found it to become very addictive and was glad I had all three so that I could go straight onto the next one..


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 24/1/2006 4:11:35 PM   
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I've just finished the John Peel autobiography which was very good, now I'm reading the Theory of Anti-Gravity.
Great book. I can't put it down.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 11:49:18 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 12:01:50 PM   
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Am about halfway through L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy.  Extremely absorbing stuff.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 3:11:34 PM   
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Good choice spiffy, and nice av!!

Currently reading 'The Oxford Murders' by Guillermo Martinez. I went to Borders at the weekend with a friend who was thumbing through 'Why Everything is Shit' and this book kept falling off the shelf above, so I got so annoyed I bought it! Took it to be a sign. Is quite good looking a maths student and professor who get caught up in a murder investigation with mathematical clues left for them by the killer. A bit of the maths is going over my head (I haven't looked at any since A Level) but is ok so far.



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 3:23:43 PM   
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I read that at the weekend!  I liked it.  I was definitely surprised by the reveal, but then I'm terrible at working out who the murderer is.

I'm reading these two books for uni:




They're both really good!


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 3:49:37 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 4:45:09 PM   
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right now I'm reading "Restaurant at the end of the Universe"

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/1/2006 5:28:36 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 26/1/2006 1:38:16 PM   
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I got a box set of classic books that were banned and i'm reading through them just now. I am reading 1984 by George Orwell. It's quite good but it's a bit heavy on the political explanations and stuff but that's bearable. Once i finish that i'm going to re-read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and then the Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. I seem to be in a Communist/Russian mood just now.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 26/1/2006 2:49:38 PM   
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  I'm enjoying it although the plot seems to be a bit convoluted.

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