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#15939 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:37:00 What are you reading?
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Anyone here read books? :rolleyes:

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#15940 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:40:00 Re: What are you reading?
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There is a thread on here I started sometime ago. Think if you search under "RE : What are you reading now", you will find it.

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#15941 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:15:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Sorry, apart from this new topic there are no matches for that in a search. Maybe your thread was under another title?

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#15942 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:23:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I am a book fanatic! I totally completely love books! I am currently reading John Lydon's autobiog.

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#15943 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:39:00 Re: What are you reading?
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J-Vox - it's headed "RE : Different subject similar theme". I posted a comment so you can just go back a subject or two. wink

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#15944 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:11:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I'd not want to live in a world without music or books....two of life's greatest pleasures! So yes I read books...two on the go at the moment....'Martian Genesis' by science writer Herbie Brennan and just starting Meyer's novel'Host'.

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#15945 - Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:25:00 Re: What are you reading?
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seven ancient wonders by matthew reilly

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#15946 - Mon, 04 Jan 2010 06:36:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Atonement by Ian McEwan - one of the finest writers around.

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#15947 - Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers... smile

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#15948 - Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:24:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Legacy Of Rome" - Lawrence Keppie. :p

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#15949 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:30:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Temples on the other side, Sylvia Browne.

Great read!

LL

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#15950 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:13:00 Re: What are you reading?
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A biography on Alan Bennett. wink

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#15951 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:57:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Quote:
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Sorry, apart from this new topic there are no matches for that in a search. Maybe your thread was under another title?
It is "RE: DIFFERENT SUBJECT - SIMILAR THEME". smile

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#15952 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:14:00 Re: What are you reading?
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'Martian Genesis' by science writer Herbie Brennan
Have you tried 'The Mars Mystery' by Graham Hancock. You might like that. I really enjoyed it and have read a few of his.

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#15953 - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"War Elephants"; a book about the deployment of elephants in combat, and perhaps I shouldn't give New Labour any ideas given their penchant for trumped up warfare. lol. wink (or is that "trunked up" ?) wink

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#15954 - Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Barbarians: Secrets Of The Dark Ages" - just brushing up, it's one I read last year and got a lot of my info from. :p

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#15955 - Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:46:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Roger Moore: My Word is my Bond

A History of Manchester's Criminal Underworld (no sniggering at the back!)

The Monstrous Feminine: Film Feminism and Psychoanalysis (brushing up my film theory)

I have to have a book for my mood - ah and a collection of Poirot's early cases....

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#15956 - Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:50:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Roger Moore: My Word is my Bond
Is it any good? I may have to purchase a copy as it was in the window of our local cheapy bookshop.

Quote:
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A History of Manchester's Criminal Underworld (no sniggering at the back!)
Shouldn't that be criminal overworld in Manchester?

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The Monstrous Feminine: Film Feminism and Psychoanalysis (brushing up my film theory)
Is that by Barbara Cartland?

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#15957 - Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:00:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Some of the poetry of William Butler Yeats (an Anglo Irishman I only wish I could emulate, lol). wink

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#15958 - Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:08:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Havocman - Roger Moore is quite good and lots of pictures for if you get bored. Can't you get it at your local library?
It's a book about the Victorian Criminal Underworld - we gave the world teenage youth gang culture as we recognise it today apparently. Now that's something you don't see listed in the "Manchester Did It First" literature laugh
No it's not the lovely Barbara Cartland but you were half right, it's by Barbara Creed.... close but no coconut as Boris would say.... laugh

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#15959 - Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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As much as possible of the Ian Dury biography in Waterstone's wink

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#15960 - Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Assassination Of Julius Caesar" - Michael Parenti.

"Land Of The Pyramids", from the Ancient Civilizations series, with accompanying dvd.
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#15961 - Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:51:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Two memoirs. Over Christmas I read Stewart Copeland's excellent memoir 'Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies', and then Horace Panters 'Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey with The Specials'. Both interesting books, although Copeland's is obviously much more extravagent in tone and experience than the other.

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#15962 - Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:01:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"In The Name Of Rome; The Men Who Won The Roman Empire" - Adrian Goldsworthy. :p

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#15963 - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 19:59:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Hannibal" - the famous late 19th Century biography of him. cool

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#15964 - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:05:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Hannibal" - the famous late 19th Century biography of him. cool
Is that the one before "Silence of the Lambs"?

PG Wodehouse - "Golf Omnibus".

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#15965 - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:35:00 Re: What are you reading?
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lmao Pete - funnily enough, when searching for info on Hannibal Barca (one of the greatest, and most famous generals ever) - it was much easier to find stuff on Hannibal Lecter here on the net. wink

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#15966 - Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:51:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Just finished "The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe". A Douglas Adams classic.

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#15967 - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"My Early Life" - Winston Churchill. :p

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#15968 - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:46:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Something appropriate to my current situation:"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.

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#15969 - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:49:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Something appropriate to my current situation:"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.
Blimey, that doesn't sound good. frown

Back on track, just picked up "Moab is my Washpot" by Stephen Fry. 3 in HMV if you're interested. I started a borrowed copy a couple of years ago and couldn't get on with it so shall give it another try. Also picked up "Ska'd for Life" by Horace Painter from the Specials as recommended by Paul above. Also 3 in HMV so another bargain. smile

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#15970 - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:23:00 Re: What are you reading?
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You could've saved yourself 6 if you'd got them from the libary - you spendthrift laugh

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#15971 - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:52:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Something appropriate to my current situation:"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.
I think I know what this may refer to, but am keeping schtuum (if that's how you spell it).
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#15972 - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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You could've saved yourself 6 if you'd got them from the libary - you spendthrift laugh
By the time I've paid for the diesel into town and the car park, it would cost more than 6!

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#15973 - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 01:10:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Judgement" and "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.

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#15974 - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Man, Machine & Music" - Kraftwerk biography. smile

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#15975 - Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:59:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

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#15976 - Fri, 19 Feb 2010 02:04:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Robert Barnard "A Fall from Grace" - honestly I'm halfway through chapter 4 and we've not even had the sniff of a dead body/murder yet....I'm losing interest..... laugh

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#15977 - Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:52:00 Re: What are you reading?
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My occult books whilst the workmen were in, hoping to freak them into finishing asap, lol. wink

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#15978 - Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:17:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Mathematics in Western Culture" - Morris Kline

A sort of history of Mathematics from the time of the early Egyptians, and how its application has affected various aspects of cultural development.

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#15979 - Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:49:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"London" by Corrado Augias, an Italian journalist who spent a lot of years in London and wrote this book on its history, culture and some anedoctes.
Getting ready for my April trip to London laugh

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#15980 - Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Well finally finished aforementioned "crime" novel. I use the word "crime" very loosely as somebody falling over a cliff is hardly the stuff CSI is made of. I thought I was reading an old script of Eastenders.. lmao .. And I ploughed through waiting for a fantastic denouement and it was all tidied up with a car conversation...what a waste of time that was. How a former CWA dagger award winner can write something so flabby I have no idea. :rolleyes: Giving his books a wide berth now - and back to Karin Slaughter.... wink

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#15981 - Tue, 02 Mar 2010 21:45:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Mathematics in Western Culture" - Morris Kline

A sort of history of Mathematics from the time of the early Egyptians, and how its application has affected various aspects of cultural development.
Good book. I've read 3/4 of his.

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#15982 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 02:26:00 Re: What are you reading?
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It would've been "The Anglo-Saxons" by Frank Stenton, except someone bought it before me - however, I have read this book a year ago so will add it here. lol. wink

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#15983 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 19:46:00 Re: What are you reading?
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[b] "Mathematics in Western Culture" - Morris Kline

A sort of history of Mathematics from the time of the early Egyptians, and how its application has affected various aspects of cultural development.
Good book. I've read 3/4 of his. [/b]
That's a coincidence, I've read about x 2 + (a+b)x + AB = (x + a)(x + b) of it.

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#15984 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:18:00 Re: What are you reading?
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My date is a librarian, so I can't hide anymore wink So am reading a Simon Schama history book. (little anecdote, Simon hates my archaeologist friend as he isn't PC enough for his liberal tastes, lol wink ). :p

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#15985 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:22:00 Re: What are you reading?
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#15986 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:22:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I've read about x 2 + (a+b)x + AB = (x + a)(x + b) of it.
x 2?

Back to school wink

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#15987 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:36:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Don't know much trigonometry.....lol (I know this is algebra, but was referring to an old rock n'roll song. lol). wink

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#15988 - Fri, 05 Mar 2010 01:47:00 Re: What are you reading?
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The 500+ page Caesar-biography by Adrian Goldsworthy (in translation).

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