What are you currently reading?

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manythumbed
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by manythumbed » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:24 am

A Perfect Spy by John le Carré.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by bluetoby » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:43 am

A book by Ben The rivers of London a crime thriller with a twist.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:13 am

The End of Time by Julian Barbour
Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. Some of them I do visit frequently, some from time to time and some I know from hearsay only ...

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Dragonbones » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:16 am

I Wish I Had Duck Feet, by Dr. Seuss
Pleasure is spread through the earth In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. —William Wordsworth

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Gordito158 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:28 pm

I am reading Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World.
It is a text book type of non-fiction book. How could one person know all those things!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:42 pm

"Streets of Laredo" by Larry McMurtry
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by cedartop » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:59 pm

I just finished Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant. It is a true story related by an Englishman who moved to the Mississippi delta with his girlfriend (specifically to Pluto, MS). The book relates their experiences in the first year. It is very well written and is both amusing and enlightening.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by pmiklitz » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:32 am

The Portable Atheist - Essential Readings for the Non-Believer by Christopher Hitchens
Dringt durch des Aberglaubens Nacht, die Euch zu finstern Köpfen macht. Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715 - 1769)

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:32 am

Vince Flynn / "Order to Kill". A Mitch Rapp novel by Kyle Mills.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by camillio » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:11 pm

Gérard Mordillat - Rue de Rigoles. A great book, however, a bit hard to read if one is not French.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:30 am

Just skimming Kathleen Ferrier's correspondence.
From the RMS Mauretania in Jan 1948 she writes "We are sharing a table with James Mason's mother-in-law"
Oh, to be that famous!
Does it remind you of the quote about Lillian Gish's sister in The Three Amigos?
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by PeteJ » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:45 pm

Here's some brain exercise. For anyone interested in religion and philosophy I'd recommend one I recently finished. 'God and the World of Signs: Trinity, Evolution and the The Metaphysical Semiotics of C.S. Peirce', by Andrew Robinson. The best book on ontology and the Christian Trinity that I've ever read.

RRP is £140 !!! So, also the most expensive book I've ever read.

But it turns out the author may have the odd cheaper copy on request ...

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by manythumbed » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:32 pm

The Gap in Time by Jeanette Winterson

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Andrew Fryer
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:23 pm

Just started Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. It looks like one I'll stick with.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:02 am

Andrew Fryer wrote:Just started Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. It looks like one I'll stick with.
I liked it. Sort of like Fernand Braudel, in that Diamond opens new perspectives on the causes, or agencies, of historical change.
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