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« Reply #975 on: April 17, 2014, 04:02:27 PM »

uh huh


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funny thing is and my point was that I don't need to learn any other language and nor will you
Anything worth reading will always be translated to English, so learn that lingo well Gringo.


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« Reply #976 on: April 20, 2014, 02:29:30 AM »

noone, don't do that rubbish please?  Game of Thrones?  20 years or more ago it was all that JRR Tolkien crap.  I got through The Hobbit when I was 12 and immediately decided I didn't like goblins.  color]

ya i ground my way thru the first 160 pages of the first book and wont pick it back up. im done w it.
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« Reply #977 on: April 20, 2014, 05:37:20 AM »

Re read, wealth of nations....smith
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« Reply #978 on: May 03, 2014, 09:09:54 PM »

Just finished and can recommend 'Child of a Hidden Sea' by A.M Dellamonica. She's a lesbian and it shows, but the writing is good and story fascinating.

Kinda stuck for something to read. Any recommendations? I enjoy high fantasy or historical fiction.
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« Reply #979 on: May 04, 2014, 12:56:09 AM »

I'm reading Linda's autobiography. Riveting.
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« Reply #980 on: May 06, 2014, 01:42:58 PM »

Ya, I've done the plot line but haven't quite figured out the ending yet, let alone the title, but thanks....



I'm doing this mindfullness stuff, I have to, my Mum sent me this book.  The author is a campaigner for mental health (she says she is bipolar or some other disorder on some spectrum.)  I lived in Canada, I'm fucking bi-polar too?

joke ya?

               I've always understood mindfullness, it's living in the moment.  Don't really need to read the blimmin book that's just come out....


So this book my Mum has sent to me I will already know.  But my Mum's got terminal cancer and she's sending me books she thinks I need to read, so I shall.



Sane New World, Ruby Wax


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« Reply #981 on: May 06, 2014, 01:55:27 PM »

Libriarian jokes:  Do you have libraries still where you live?  They're shutting them all down here due to costs and the lack of interest because of our www.  Anyways, I love libraries, I look like a librarian.

I collect books.  Mostly reference, I give away all the fiction I go through.



Here's the jokes:

1)  David Beckham walks up to the counter at the library and loudly says I'll have a Big Mac, double cheese and extra ketchup, a large fries with mayo and a big coke and an hot apple pie.  

Nice Librarian lady says:  Hello, this is a library?

Dammit, this joke doesn't work when typed.  You have to whisper at this point:  David whispers: oh can I just have a big mac?



2)  Bloke rocks up at the counter in the library and announces he'd like a big book on suicide please?  

Librarian lady screams at him:  Fuck off get the hell out of here you'll never return that book



I'm useless at telling jokes, sorry.  But they are funny
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« Reply #982 on: May 06, 2014, 02:19:50 PM »

Just finished and can recommend 'Child of a Hidden Sea' by A.M Dellamonica. She's a lesbian and it shows, but the writing is good and story fascinating.

Kinda stuck for something to read. Any recommendations? I enjoy high fantasy or historical fiction.

James Darling?  I can recommend some historical fiction.  In fact, there is probably a list some place of the 100 best novels.  I'll look it up for you.  Very few would be modern ones.  They'll all be old.

If you haven't read Jane Austen you could try that.  Pride and Predjuice and Sense and Sensibility?  Really lovely books and women will love you if you can quote Austen.  Honest.  Classic Chick Lit.

If you want something to truly get a sense of historical fiction try the Bible or Koran or the rest, only kidding...


I'd recommend "Of Human Bondage" written by Somerset Maugham.  It's set in Victorian times and is hugely descriptive.  Not only of wonderful words from 100+ years ago, but of emotions and the entire gamut of feeling which still ring true.  Such is proper enduring fiction.  That book made me cry.  I've read it 5 times and will read it again one day.  Looking forward.  One of my most favourite novels.  

Or try Russian literature, Tolskoi (Anna Karenina) and Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment) are mindblowing

Read everything you can.  But be picky, there are millions of books and you have only so many years to read them.  Be choosey.

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« Reply #983 on: May 08, 2014, 06:37:14 AM »




I read this week in my newspaper that more than 1,000 books are translated into Spanish from English every year.  Yet no more than 1,000 books have ever been translated from English to Arabic.

I may have been reading a right-wing biased newsthread, with perhaps a skewed perspective and dodgy statistics, but nevertheless, it makes the mind boggle...



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« Reply #984 on: May 14, 2014, 03:11:07 AM »

BODYWEIGHT STRENGHT TRAINING ANATOMY
By Bret Contreras
Publisher:Human Kinetics 2014

Illustrated guide to strength,power & definition !.
Excellent muscle illustrations.

$ 12.73 from amazon.com
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« Reply #985 on: May 17, 2014, 12:03:34 PM »

Leaders Eat Last

by Simon Sinek
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« Reply #986 on: May 17, 2014, 05:40:13 PM »

Reading Carolla's latest, President Me. I was in tears 12 pages in. So far, just as funny as his other two.
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« Reply #987 on: May 21, 2014, 04:34:56 AM »

Anyone turn me onto some good new science fiction?-----and Im not talking about the fantasy crap they often try  to pass as sci-fi
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« Reply #988 on: May 21, 2014, 11:25:53 AM »

Anyone turn me onto some good new science fiction?-----and Im not talking about the fantasy crap they often try  to pass as sci-fi

What are your older favorites?
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« Reply #989 on: May 21, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »

What are your older favorites?
Love Verner Vinge, jack Vance, Zelazney, Ballard etc

Just re-read the series by Gene Wolfe "book of the new sun" --amazing

Also, in honor of Jack Vance's death I reread "tales of the dying earth"

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« Reply #990 on: May 21, 2014, 05:55:51 PM »

Love Verner Vinge, jack Vance, Zelazney, Ballard etc

Just re-read the series by Gene Wolfe "book of the new sun" --amazing

Also, in honor of Jack Vance's death I reread "tales of the dying earth"



Clarke? "Childhood's End" is pretty damn good, and "2001," obviously. I assume you've probably already read them, though.
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« Reply #991 on: May 21, 2014, 06:04:51 PM »

Clarke? "Childhood's End" is pretty damn good, and "2001," obviously. I assume you've probably already read them, though.
2001 yes but not childhoods end. I'll check it out this weekend. Thx bro
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« Reply #992 on: May 21, 2014, 06:07:31 PM »

2001 yes but not childhoods end. I'll check it out this weekend. Thx bro

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« Reply #993 on: June 01, 2014, 11:40:06 AM »

Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell.  Never read the serious but doing so n8w.
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« Reply #994 on: June 01, 2014, 12:07:26 PM »

The Sunday paper.
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« Reply #995 on: June 01, 2014, 05:57:44 PM »

Just finished President Me by Adam Carolla. Funny as fuck, but pussified Libs will hate it.
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« Reply #996 on: June 02, 2014, 06:13:18 PM »

"For whom the bell tolls"

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never had the chance to read it before
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« Reply #997 on: June 03, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »

"On Scope' Jack Coughlin-meh
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« Reply #998 on: June 03, 2014, 01:01:18 PM »

I need to get my ass in gear and start reading some good books again. There are plenty of books here at home that I'd enjoy reading again. I've been so scattered lately, about all I can handle at once is a good magazine article. Each month, I read Vanity Fair from cover to cover. I'm in the middle of an article about Daniel Craig right now. He's a really funny guy....who'd of thought? He seems like such an intense and serious person.
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« Reply #999 on: June 03, 2014, 04:22:43 PM »

Sorry. Been most lax. My bad.

Greg Bear: Darwin's Radio: a bit science fiction, a bit biology, and totally boring: C

Stehen Leacock: Sunshine sketches of a Small Town. The Seth illustrated edition. A classic with great pics: A

Bill Bryson: One Summer, America 1927: A compendium of the noteworthy items of 1927, which was truly a great year. A bit meandering, but classic Bryson storytelling. B+/A-

David Thompsom: The Big Screen: Nothing less than the history of movies. Very dense, and not for the dilettante. Film buff approved. Superb.

Alice McDermott: Charming Billy: A retrospective of a convivial Irishman. It won the NBP. This is literature of the highest order.  
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