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Old 11-06-2004, 00:22   #1
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Question What are you reading?

Ok, in the hope of something slightly more cerebral than "what are you using to destroy your braincells", here's a thread for discussing what you're using to *inspire* them instead!

So what are you reading at the moment? And what's good/ bad/ worth recommending/ worth avoiding about it?

For me it's currently "The Truth" by Terry Pratchett.

A story from the Discworld, Pratchett takes another of his hilarious satirical side-swipes at the lunacies of this world (helped, no doubt, by his experiences of working as a journalist before he started writing fiction).

As usual his plots and characterisations are spot on, the writing is excellent, humorous without being forced, touching without being sentimental and his observations are sharp and witty without being laboured.

If you've ever read Discworld and enjoyed it, you'll love this one, if you haven't, it's a good place to start because you don't really need to have read the earlier stories to understand the background.

Definitely recommended!
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Old 11-06-2004, 00:45   #2
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Re: What are you reading?

A bit belated, but i'm reading "The Salmon Of Doubt" by the late, great, Douglas Adams. It is a collection of articles he published before his death, and includes some chapters he was working on just before he died. He was the guy that wrote "The Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy". Extremely funny. i'm about 1/4 the way throught it atm. Definitely recommended so far, so is HHGTTG. If you really have an aversion to books it was converted to radio, TV and DVD.
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Old 11-06-2004, 00:55   #3
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Re: What are you reading?

Erm, while the book you're currently reading is technically different, is this thread supposed to be different from what's the last book that you read?
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:40   #4
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I am currently reading this
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Old 11-06-2004, 01:48   #5
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Re: What are you reading?

I'm currently reading a book called Masters Of Death by Richard Rhodes.

Basically its about the SS Einsatzgruppen ( Special Action Squads ) and how they shot hundreds of thousands of Jews and 'Communists' in Poland and Russia. Not a nice subject, but interesting in a slightly disturbing way.
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Old 11-06-2004, 02:03   #6
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My psychiatric report I'm officially suffering from PTSD, quite a weird feeling reading about yourself
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:14   #7
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Re: What are you reading?

"The Amber Spyglass", the third in a trilogy.
Before I got that & partially read "The Famous Five - five go to mystery moor".

While at the same time reading website design & dreamweaver use books, but these are harder to read on the bus.
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:59   #8
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Re: What are you reading?

Clifford the dog : The Runaway Rabbit....

It's wicked - I wonder if they are going to find the rabbit again.

Clifford is trying to entice it back by hanging a carrot from his tail - I DO hope it works.
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Re: What are you reading?

A Short History of everything - Bill Bryson
Separation Purification and Identification - Open University
SXR205 - Exploring the Molecular World Study Guide - Open University
Nutrition and health - Our Chemical environment - Open University
Maskerade -Terry Pratchett.

Do you think that counteracts the couple of pints I had last night?
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Re: What are you reading?

Are we not kind of discussing this here:

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...highlight=book
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Re: What are you reading?

Well, we might be reading something else now. I, for instance, am reading this week's Private Eye.
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It's ok everyone - They found the rabbit and it's safe back in its cage.
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Re: What are you reading?

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It's ok everyone - They found the rabbit and it's safe back in its cage.
Phew, glad everythings ok, have been fretting here
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Phew, glad everythings ok, have been fretting here
My boy enjoyed it too
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:18   #15
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im reading what u lot just wrote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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