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« Reply #575 on: December 19, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »

just got almost every tor conan book that I didnt already own

awesome shit


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tor+conan+book+covers&FORM=HDRSC2

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« Reply #576 on: December 19, 2012, 02:56:11 PM »

just got almost every tor conan book that I didnt already own

awesome shit


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tor+conan+book+covers&FORM=HDRSC2


'bout at the reading level we'd expect of you.  Tongue
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« Reply #577 on: December 21, 2012, 03:09:44 PM »

'bout at the reading level we'd expect of you.  Tongue
I have a 1st/1st 'Conan:The Barbarian' (1954) -Gnome.    Grin
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« Reply #578 on: December 21, 2012, 07:26:41 PM »

Ken Follet, Fall of Giants

ANYONE?

Anyone?
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« Reply #579 on: December 22, 2012, 04:23:16 PM »

I'm so extremely excited about the book I'm about to read.  Because I've realised that I have only so many years left and therefore will no longer read dross.  

From now on I'm only reading the best...


My fave book is perhaps Of Human Bondage, W Somerset Maugham, it's simply sublime.



So I've just bought Razor's Edge for 82p plus postage and it arrived today.  My present to myself.  I've never read it.  I've read everything else by Maugham 3 or more times, but never this.  Guess I saved it till now.

Whilst googling a pic for you, I found out (cf below) that there have been two movies made of this book, neither of which I wish to see.  


I'm so looking forward to this book.  I know it's going to be a massive one which I'll not be able to put down...
This will be a book I'll adore


xxxLinda
(That's me, that's me over there ?  >>>Quietly, I'm way over there on the side,

I'm the one calling herself "the non-fiction section".  I've always loved that name for myself.  

I'm sitting in the corner with a big book and the mad wonky glasses on sideways


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« Reply #580 on: December 22, 2012, 04:29:04 PM »

i'm looking for more alternate history books.   Any more recommendations?  thanks!!


Read Churchill
Or Shakespeare?


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merry everything and happy always
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« Reply #581 on: December 26, 2012, 03:32:58 AM »

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." -- Haruki Murakami 
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« Reply #582 on: December 26, 2012, 04:52:22 AM »

Reading 'No Easy Day' right now.
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« Reply #583 on: December 26, 2012, 06:00:14 AM »

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." -- Haruki Murakami 
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only if everybody has the same reaction to what they read, and that is obviously false.
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« Reply #584 on: December 26, 2012, 07:41:54 AM »

only if everybody has the same reaction to what they read, and that is obviously false.

Very true.
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« Reply #585 on: December 28, 2012, 10:26:59 AM »

"One Second After"
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« Reply #586 on: December 28, 2012, 09:44:02 PM »

Reading this right now.

Very enlightening. It's like a guide for understanding Getbig.


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« Reply #587 on: December 29, 2012, 10:24:29 AM »

Considering how terrible "the media" has become with TV and radio, particularly as all ownership has been reduced to a tiny handful of surprisingly similar elitists (by law-writing design, without the slightest doubt at all.  Absolutely NO doubt.), it really makes me wonder about these publishing houses.  It really does.
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« Reply #588 on: December 29, 2012, 10:16:11 PM »

Brutal


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« Reply #589 on: December 29, 2012, 10:18:35 PM »

I finished this one last week, defnitly worth the read


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« Reply #590 on: January 03, 2013, 09:55:43 AM »

Finished 'Hello, Goodbye, Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings' by Craig Brown. A noted book of 2012, it details the meetings between famous people, some that you might have heard of (Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky) to those you may not have (James Joyce and Marcel Proust) which each character meeting dovetailing into the following one, starting and ending with Adolf Hitler. Kind of high-brow gossip; a good book for dipping in and out of. The author's conceit of 101 interlocking meetings also extends to each story of said meeting having 1,001 words. A fun book. Not sure how much I will retain, but fun.    
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« Reply #591 on: January 03, 2013, 10:09:04 AM »

Finished rereading Hart's Concept of Law

now I'm reading Taking Rights Seriously by Ronald Dworkin
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« Reply #592 on: January 03, 2013, 01:19:09 PM »

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« Reply #593 on: January 11, 2013, 07:28:12 AM »

Hart's Postscript: Essays on the postscript to The Concept of Law- Edited by Jules Coleman

On Writing Well- by Zinsser
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« Reply #594 on: January 11, 2013, 10:18:32 AM »

I finished this one last week, defnitly worth the read

That looks cool!
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« Reply #595 on: January 11, 2013, 06:26:34 PM »

The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991
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« Reply #596 on: January 11, 2013, 07:17:36 PM »

The Koran, because it's the one true path to eternal life.
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« Reply #597 on: January 11, 2013, 07:19:16 PM »

The Koran, because it's the one true path to eternal life.

garebear of peace...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #598 on: January 12, 2013, 08:23:45 PM »

Geert Wilders - Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me

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« Reply #599 on: January 18, 2013, 06:53:26 AM »

Finally got around to Marry Karr's memoir of growing up poor, trashy, in Texas oil-field territory, The Liar's Club. Detailing an upbringing with a roughneck father and alcoholic mother, the book is both kinda sad and uproariously funny - not an easy thing to carry off. I have the feeling that she over-massaged the past to both favour and savage herself, but that's a quibble and one not uncommon to the memoir genre. Apparently, this book was on the  NYT's best books list for a year and a I can see why. Very enjoyable.  
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