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By *ewcocol  (M) 37 weeks ago

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Been a while since one of these, and I got a few decent ideas from the last one, so why not do it again, after all the forums do seem to be suffering a paucity of stimulating topics just now.

Enjoying the Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. His Cloud Atlas didn't strike me as something I would enjoy, but now thinking I may have made a mistake there. Also reading, but struggling, with The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon.

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M) 37 weeks ago

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Have just finished Longitude by Dava Sobel which was excellent and I'm now engrossed in Ken Follett's A Place Called Freedom.

Most of my reading is non-fiction.

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By *ooder  (M) 37 weeks ago

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I dipped me toe into "fantasy" a while back and have enjoyed a fair bit of it - especially Robin Hobb, and at the moment slowly working through Game of Thrones as they turn up in the library. Ive also enjoyed Joe Abercrombie (First Law etc), Paul Hoffman (Left Hand of God etc) and Brent Weeks (Night Angel trilogy). Does seem to be common themes among these. I'm also slowly gathering Stephen King's Dark Tower, only read the first couple years ago.

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By (user no longer on site) 37 weeks ago

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"Been a while since one of these, and I got a few decent ideas from the last one, so why not do it again, after all the forums do seem to be suffering a paucity of stimulating topics just now.

Enjoying the Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. His Cloud Atlas didn't strike me as something I would enjoy, but now thinking I may have made a mistake there. Also reading, but struggling, with The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon. "

Cloud Atlas is superb. Incidentally the film is well worth a watch too and complements the book nicely despite the narrative changes and the necessarily different structure (it's brilliantly edited to weave the stories together).

I usually have a few books on the go, currently The Fireman by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son), Damned by Chuck Palahniuk, Woody Allen's Complete Prose and on the non fiction front, Happy by Derren Brown.

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By  *dowannafuck    profile verified by photo premium paying member (M) 37 weeks ago

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I'm reading ( or trying to )

The chimp paradox by professor Steve peters

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*indsey bear By *indsey bear  (M) 36 weeks ago

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Soon to be re-reading one of my favourite novels from years ago, 'The Dark is Rising' by Susan Cooper.

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*entlad86 By  *entlad86    profile verified by photo premium paying member (M) 36 weeks ago

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I haven't read a decent book in ages. Last book i read was the tv guide.

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M) 36 weeks ago

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"I haven't read a decent book in ages. Last book i read was the tv guide. "

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I used to enjoy reading that but now there's too many repeats.

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By *ollydee   premium paying member (M) 36 weeks ago

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Goldfinger, not by Ian Fleming, but by Keith Jessop a salvage expert, well worth a read.

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*entlad86 By  *entlad86    profile verified by photo premium paying member (M) 36 weeks ago

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If graphic novels are included. Then Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers by Alex milne and artwork by Nick Roche. Must say the artwork is great and so detailed

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By *luevein  (M) 36 weeks ago

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I've just discovered the gay author David Sedaris. Such a funny writer and well worth putting on your kindle.

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By *ionysus007   profile verified by photo (M) 36 weeks ago

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The Complete Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Delightful and charming stories!

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By *uymann  (M) 36 weeks ago

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The same bloody poster on the bus I use every day.. quite depressing really....

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By *uriouspat  (M) 36 weeks ago

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Twelve caesars by seutonius

very interesting

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*ingerdudeuk By *ingerdudeuk   profile verified by photo (M) 36 weeks ago

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Just finished NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson, not sure what to read next.

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*ammi55 By *ammi55   profile verified by photo (M) 36 weeks ago

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recently finished 'surfacing' by Margaret Atwood & now just getting into Irvine Welsh's 'A decent ride'.

they are so different from each other, poles apart comes to mind, still i can recormend either & if you've never heard of atwood i can recormend the 'Maddaddam trilogy'

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By *ewcocol  (M) 36 weeks ago

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We could be seeing the start of her Handmaiden's tale happening in America over the next 4 years.

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*ammi55 By *ammi55   profile verified by photo (M) 36 weeks ago

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scarily true

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By  *ike1960    profile verified by photo premium paying member (M) 36 weeks ago

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Whilst on holiday I thoroughly enjoyed All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Also recommended is A Time of Torment by John Connolly which the latest in the Charlie Parker series.

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*ukaas By *ukaas  (M) 36 weeks ago

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City of Light by Keri Arthur and Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr

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*ukaas By *ukaas  (M) 35 weeks ago

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Now reading The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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By *hegoons  (M) 35 weeks ago

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Bruce Springsteen

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*ikkjel.dag By *ikkjel.dag  (M) 35 weeks ago

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"Soon to be re-reading one of my favourite novels from years ago, 'The Dark is Rising' by Susan Cooper."

The whole sequence is superbly imaginative. When I taught English I was pleased to get some of my pupils hooked on the books.

Have just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, also filmed. Two powerful books about Afghanistan that are gripping reads.

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By *ewcocol  (M) 35 weeks ago

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"Soon to be re-reading one of my favourite novels from years ago, 'The Dark is Rising' by Susan Cooper.

The whole sequence is superbly imaginative. When I taught English I was pleased to get some of my pupils hooked on the books.

Have just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, also filmed. Two powerful books about Afghanistan that are gripping reads."

Got to agree with you here. Enjoyed the Afghanistan books very much. Must look out for the Kite Runner, it's easy to forget titles even when you remember the story so not sure if I've read it.

The woman in my local library put me on to a site called fascinatingfiction to check things like this.

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By *ionysus007   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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'Over Sea, Under Stone' was quite good, but the sequence quality dropped off after that!

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By *rucex   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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I am finding it difficult to find new authors that engage me so have returned to old favourites. Currently re-reading Robert Rankin's 'Brightonomicon', after a return visit to the 'Chronicles of Barsethshire'.

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By *ewcocol  (M) 35 weeks ago

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I wonder if anyone else will admit to having an 'emergency book' in the glove box of the car, just in case you end up somewhere without something to read?

Yes! I have a David Gemmell in there at the moment.

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*ikkjel.dag By *ikkjel.dag  (M) 35 weeks ago

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"I wonder if anyone else will admit to having an 'emergency book' in the glove box of the car, just in case you end up somewhere without something to read?

Yes! I have a David Gemmell in there at the moment. "

Never got round to that, but it's a good idea.

Sad that David Gemmell died in 2006, aged only 57.

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By *rucex   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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I used to have to use Southern Railway rather a lot. Although I much prefer a real book, a Sony eReader was an essential travelling companion.

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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I'm reading A History of Rag and Bone Men by Orson Cart.

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*ikkjel.dag By *ikkjel.dag  (M) 35 weeks ago

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Ah, you could be opening the floodgates there, to books like The Dog's Dinner by Nora Bone...

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By *ovebears  (M) 35 weeks ago

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or The Babies Revenge by Nora Titzoff

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*emused By *emused   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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My Life in the Saddle by Major Bumsore

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How far to the Outhouse by Willie Makit

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By *assageGuyJake   premium paying member (M) 35 weeks ago

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Clear Light of Day by

Anita Desai

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*lcub By *lcub   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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The lounge forum

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*emused By *emused   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Blowjob Techniques by Canny Cumagen

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By (user no longer on site) 35 weeks ago

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Coloured waters by I.P. Green

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By *ee harvey   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Bless Me, Ultima a novel by Rudolfo Anaya great book and film

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By *ublet07  (M) 35 weeks ago

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Scouting For Boys by Baden-Powell. The title promises much but so far I have only found out how to build a camp fire or spot a Great Tit in a bush.

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By *2014   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Johnathan Porritt:

How green was my Volvo

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By *2014   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Germaine Greer:

How green was my vulva

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By *2014   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Definitely floodgates open.

Spike Milligan:

Masters and Johnson - their part in my orgasm

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By *2014   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Sorry.

James Clavell's Datsun

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By *ornyguy1976   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Patrick O'Brian - The Surgeon's Mate and Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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By *ornyguy1976   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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Also Travels with a Vacuum Cleaner by the noted Welsh author, Dai Son.

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By  *dowannafuck    profile verified by photo premium paying member (M) 35 weeks ago

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I'm reading the best newspaper out there the Daily Mail

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*referbi By *referbi  (M) 35 weeks ago

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Over the cliff by Hugh Pushedim

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"Over the cliff by Hugh Pushedim"

or was that by Diddy Fall or Wazee Pushed.

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By *sunamiwarrior   profile verified by photo (M) 35 weeks ago

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On a serious note

I'm just having a browse through a book of interesting facts.

Did you know that the planet Venus rotates so slowly on it's axis that it's day is longer than it's year.

I do read quite a few fictional novels but I have never stopped being interested in facts!

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*ikkjel.dag By *ikkjel.dag  (M) 35 weeks ago

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Does anyone remember the Vimto Book? It was a little stapled book(let) of interesting facts, subtitled Knowledge is Power.

It would be good for people going on Pointless...

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It would be good for people going on Pointless..."

Pointless Celebrities, now if ever a programme was well named it has to be this one as most of the alleged celebrities on it are indeed truly have no point are are genuinely pointless!

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By *ewcocol  (M) 33 weeks ago

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The Rapture by Elliott Hall. Without realising I picked up the second in a trilogy, so a little difficult reading where some things referred to are assumed that you know because of reading book one first. Written in 2010 but turning out scarily prophetic, it's about America as a theocracy after a major Middle East war with Iran, with enf.orced emigration of Jews back to the Holy Land.

Also odd in that there are four titles listed in this "trilogy" on the fascinatingfiction website.

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By (user no longer on site) 33 weeks ago

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James patterson alex cross series are the best books out there for me anyway

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By (user no longer on site) 33 weeks ago

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch, which is the latest in the Peter Grant Rivers of London series.

Always a good read.

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By *ex kitten   profile verified by photo (M) 33 weeks ago

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the sun xxx

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By *ddardvee   premium paying member (M) 32 weeks ago

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Richard Coles Autobiography.

What a naught boy in his pre Rev days.

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By *hegoons  (M) 32 weeks ago

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Springsteen

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By *otonRichard   profile verified by photo (M) 32 weeks ago

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams -- again.

Haven't ready it in years but decided I'd like to enjoy it again.

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By *uymann  (M) 32 weeks ago

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The forums on here lol

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