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What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Darren » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:21 am

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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby chrisboote » Mon Mar 15, 2010 09:33 am

Peep show scripts, To Win Just Once magazines (I have a stack of about 50 to read), Annotated Sherlock Holmes and Drawing The Line (a book of cartographic stories)
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:38 am

I'm reading Sharpe's Story, a short, 100 page, book by Bernard Cornwell about how Sharpe came about and about the books in general.

One bit made me laugh out loud. In Sharpe's Gold a young midshipman man get killed during the siege of Almeida. Bernard describes in some detail the horrible way the kid gets killed.

Bernard Cornwell wrote: A young woman who worked for my publisher protested at that passage, saying it was too sad for such a promising young lad to die, and so, ever since, I have made a point of introducing such clean-cut youngsters into Sharpe's stories only to kill them off before the book's end. This went on until Sharpe's Trafalgar, where a nice young lad named Collier died at Trafalgar, and when Judy, my wife, first encountered him (she reads every manuscript) she said she could not read on because she knew Collier would die. So, just to prove her wrong, I changed the ending and Collier lived, the only boy to survive a Sharpe story so far.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Nonny Mouse » Tue Mar 23, 2010 04:23 pm

Still on the Extra-Ordinary Princess and Bleak House. I've been, uh, playing more computer games than reading lately...
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Nausica » Tue Mar 23, 2010 08:03 pm

Finished Watership Down. Loved it. :D

Tonight I read Artistic Cats, by Heather Hacking. Cute book with profiles about various famous cat artists, like Raffurael, Dante Gabriel Pussetti, and Furida Kahlo.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:01 pm

Nausica wrote:Finished Watership Down. Loved it. :D


You might enjoy Plague Dogs by the same author - it's a wonderful book but very sad. :)
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby gnomi » Thu Mar 25, 2010 05:37 pm

I haven't been reading much recently :( I just can't concentrate for any period of time...
But I have recently read (and by read I mean reading like, every fourth page,) Recipes for Cherubs by Babs Horton.
At first, on seeing the book cover, I thought 'oh-ho, a Joanne Harris wannabee' as the artist seems to be the same (same style anyway) and indeed the story style is very much the same ~ a hint of magic, an etherial nature, warm story telling...And it is every bit as good as Harris ~ I very much look forward to reading Hortons other books :)

PS, if you loved Watership Down, try getting hold of Cold Moons by Aeron Clement :D
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby ladyramkin » Thu Mar 25, 2010 06:51 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Nausica wrote:Finished Watership Down. Loved it. :D


You might enjoy Plague Dogs by the same author - it's a wonderful book but very sad. :)


Yes, have the tissues ready!!
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Joculator » Fri Mar 26, 2010 04:45 pm

I've just re-discovered my book club edition of Jaws by Peter Benchley. (1975)
It's certainly a lot better than any of the films it gave rise to.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Nausica » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:39 am

Aw man, Watership Down already made me cry!


At the moment I'm reading Heretics of Dune, after finishing God Emperor of Dune the other day (that made me cry too! And go "urgh".)
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Addicted » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:51 am

Am currently alternating between 'The Shakespere Secret' (yet another wannabe 'Da Vinci Code') and book 1 of my OU Business Studies course (Introduction to business). :shock:

I've just finished reading 'Peter and the starcatchers' (kind of a prequal to 'Peter Pan' explaining how Hook lost his hand and how Peter became 'the boy that never grew up' etc...) and I believe it's aimed at kids, but I actually found it a really enjoyable book.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Mon Mar 29, 2010 08:00 am

Addicted wrote:I've just finished reading 'Peter and the starcatchers' (kind of a prequal to 'Peter Pan' explaining how Hook lost his hand and how Peter became 'the boy that never grew up' etc...) and I believe it's aimed at kids, but I actually found it a really enjoyable book.


I've read this too. I highly enjoyed it, but had some Nation comparisions at some spots though! I haven't gotten the rest yet since it is not avalilble for e-readers yet, but once they are I will snatch it up!
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Catch-up » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:54 pm

Is Peter and the Starcatchers the first in a series?
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Nonny Mouse » Mon Mar 29, 2010 04:03 pm

HA! I found the copy of Anne's House of Dreams my children had hid under the couch.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Nausica » Fri Apr 02, 2010 07:43 pm

Chapter House Dune! By Frankie Herbert. These books have really suckered me in.
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