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The 'What are you reading now' thread

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
A spin off of the 'What are you listening to now' thread....

Im reading The Last Godfather by Reg McKay, it's a biography of a Glasgow gangster.

You?

And The Sun doesnt count :yeees:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson alongside "The Boy Next Door" by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees. Depends on my mood.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    'Shanghai Baby' by Wei Hui.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Philip Pullman - Northern Lights
    London: From punk to Blair ed. Joe Kerr & Andrew Gibson
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blah_ha wrote:
    "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.

    I got that for christmas, it's a pretty good read, filled in a few major gaps I had about science in particular.

    At the minute I'm reading...

    Deterring Democracy by Noam Chomsky
    The Traveller Gypsies by Judith Okely
    Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

    And once I get that little lot out of the way I'm gonna be reading Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead and Lost For Words by John Humphrys.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Currently I am reading Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett. It's a fairly good read actually, that has somewhat regained my interest in Pratchett after a few lacklustre efforts.

    Before that I read Cradle by AC Clarke and Gentry Lee, and before that it was Iain M Banks. Next I am not sure, probably another Banks or Search for the Dice Man.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its been tried before, but never last as long as my insane music one. but anyway, im half way through 1984.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm reading A million little pieces by james frey
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    O_o wrote:
    its been tried before, but never last as long as my insane music one
    Im not having a competition with you, Im just interested in what people are reading.
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    I have just finished Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki. This is an autobiography of a Geisha and her life. Quite good, would give it 3.5 out of 5.

    Next I am going to read Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. It's been on my shelf for a while and I keep forgetting to read it. Now is the time.

    I have also been reading The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Am on book 10 now. Throroughly enjoying them :)

    I am trying to read 50 books in 2005 as part of the 50 Book Challenge over on LiveJournal. So far I have read 6 :) Wonder if I'll do it ...
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    littlemissylittlemissy Posts: 9,972 Supreme Poster
    I'm reading A million little pieces by james frey

    Fantastic book. One of the best books I have read recently. Are you enjoying it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bag of Bones by Stephen King
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (meant to be anyways :p)
    Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored by Richard Cole

    Just finished The Da Vinci Code, and will soon be reading Hamlet...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    60 Days for 60 Years - Remember the past to build the future

    Edited by Andrew Shaw, compiled by many many people.
    Truly inspiring book in remembrance of the Holocaust. 60 chapters, one for each day. Amazing.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Eleven minutes - Paulo Coelho
    Alexander the virtues of war - Steven Pressfield.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mist, I bought Monstrous Regiment, and then read a spoiler and no longer feel like reading it (I didn't mean to :|), not because it doesn't sound like a very good read, but because I know the twist at the end.

    I've decided I'm going to start Carter Beats the Devil again because I got about a third of the way in about a year ago, and as there's plot is supposed to race through, there's no point in just picking up where I left off. I'm also reading The Pythons (the autobiography of the Monty Python guys), but it more like a toilet book than a read-when-bored book, though it is very interesting nevertheless.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    jamie oliver's second book. i can't stand the scruffy wee scrote, but by george he can cook.

    don't worry though, i didn't buy it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Doc wrote:
    Mist, I bought Monstrous Regiment, and then read a spoiler and no longer feel like reading it (I didn't mean to :|), not because it doesn't sound like a very good read, but because I know the twist at the end.

    .

    I would say it's still worth a read, and there's more than one twist ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im not having a competition with you, Im just interested in what people are reading.

    heh, i wasn't suggested u were. i was just commenting that this threads been done a few times.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm currently reading The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks, it's his new book, and it's good so far.
    But I have an extensive list to get through:
    (In Order)
    Destination:Morgue
    The Neutronium Alchemist
    The Naked God
    A Second Chance at Eden
    The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
    Perfume
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A mixture really, my book is a collection of short stories by Wilde.

    Though I'm augmenting that with articles and papers as research.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am currently reading Colony by one of the guys who co-wrote Red Dwarf. Funny stuff if your into that sort of humor.

    Next i'll be reading Star Wars: Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The shadow in the North - Philip Pullman
    Something by Adian Chambers that I've forgotten the name of. (Now I know :confused: )
    Giving up the ghost - Hilary Mantel
    Two poetry books - the emergancy kit and another one I've forgotten the name of
    Firefly Summer - Maeve Binchy

    And others.... :crazyeyes Maybe I'm reading too many...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mist wrote:
    I would say it's still worth a read, and there's more than one twist ;)

    Yes, but this is the main twist at the end that leaves you with a bit of "Oh my God! Why didn't I realise this before?!" It's like watching The Sixth Sense already knowing he is actually dead. But yes, I'm going to make a start on it in the morning, as I'm struggling to get into Night Watch and my sister has taken Carter Beats the Devil.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i am currently reading

    Harry potter and the goblet of fire (again!)
    Adrian mole and the weapons of mass destruction

    i should be reading various books on aspects of social policy though for uni :yuck:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm reading some Russian short stories from the 20th century....only on the 3rd one so far, but in the first one man had crap life and died...in the second one, man had crap life and died....I hope it's not going to be a recurrent theme!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I just finished Colony, damn good ending by the way, and i've now moved on to Spectre of the Past by Tim Zahn. It's a Star Wars EU book and it's damn good unlike the prequal movies.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Foundation series by Issac Asimov
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have just started Les Liasons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, in addition to about 4 books for my course.
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