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  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭LoonyLovegood


    Re-reading Emma. My love of the classics, never go away?


  • Registered Users Posts: 337 ✭✭Ash_M


    The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James. Creepy as hell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 270 ✭✭Supermensch


    Reading The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet. Pretty good so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭FreeFallin94


    Finished reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles a few days ago.. Really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it :)

    Now I'm in the middle of The Somnambulist by Essie Fox. It's pretty good, but i really hoped it would be better.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭jefreywithonef


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  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭Palytoxin


    Screaming at the Sky, Tony Griffin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,590 ✭✭✭Pigwidgeon


    I've been slowly making my way through the Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling. While I like her style of writing, at the moment I'm going to admit that I actually am finding it quite boring. I'm hoping it gets better.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35 Conor94


    I'm almost finished reading 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'. My interest in reading faded through the ages of 14-17 and we didn't study it in school, so I'm only getting around to reading it now... I'm almost 18 *shame* :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,761 ✭✭✭Lawliet


    Got this book called 'The Virus Hunters" it's written by a couple of scientists who worked for the Centers of Disease Control on level 4 infectious diseases, it describes them going into areas riddled with deadly diseases to research, control and hopefully cure these pathogens that most people are (rightly) too scared to go near. So interesting


  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭cheesefiend


    Just re-read Pride and Prejudice. Everytime I read it it's as exciting as the first time. I've also read Mansfield Park for the first time. I had a bit of a Goldilocks experience reading it. The start, i felt, moved too slowly, the end was far too rushed but the middle was just right.

    I'm starting 1Q84 now. I've heard it's good but that's all I've heard and the blurb at the back of the book doesn't give much away. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,009 ✭✭✭marko93


    Lawliet wrote: »
    Got this book called 'The Virus Hunters" it's written by a couple of scientists who worked for the Centers of Disease Control on level 4 infectious diseases, it describes them going into areas riddled with deadly diseases to research, control and hopefully cure these pathogens that most people are (rightly) too scared to go near. So interesting

    Sounds like the very start of WWZ.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭jefreywithonef


    A big box of books came in the post for me today. I discovered that if you buy over £25 worth of books that qualify for 'free super saving' on Amazon.co.uk you don't have to pay for the shipping charge. Considering some of the shipping charges are massive, it saved me an immense amount of money. \o/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭jefreywithonef


    The Book Depository are doing hourly deals for cheap-as-chips prices. Right now it's a winter cook book if anyone's interested. Only 25 or so remaining.

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/?utm_source=NL-Body&utm_medium=email-Newsletter&utm_term=24-hours-of-offers&utm_content=main-promo&utm_campaign=Dec-Countdown-12


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,009 Mod ✭✭✭✭wnolan1992


    The Book Depository are doing hourly deals for cheap-as-chips prices. Right now it's a winter cook book if anyone's interested. Only 25 or so remaining.

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/?utm_source=NL-Body&utm_medium=email-Newsletter&utm_term=24-hours-of-offers&utm_content=main-promo&utm_campaign=Dec-Countdown-12

    Thanking you kindly sir! Missed that particular offer, but they have some really cheap prices on everything. Currently have 3 decent books to give as presents and still under €20. :)

    Just picked up a book called "Knitting Cakes" for my sister. :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,812 ✭✭✭Precious flower


    Reading The Stand by Stephen King at the moment. Didn't realise just how massive the book actually is until I saw it in a book store :eek: (I have it on the Kindle so I didn't notice - *runs from all the Kindle haters*).

    I've reached the half way mark, took me a while to get into it and at first I was afraid I simply didn't like it, but I kept on because I read (and loved) Stephen King's book The Shining. I've read Carrie as well, although I liked it, The Shining will probably always be my favourite. However, I've really got into it (although I fear I've hit a boring phase in the book for the moment but I'll keep reading).

    I meant to tackle Anna Karenina, I just couldn't get into it, might come back to it since I feel it's a book I should read. Sometimes for me it takes a good few pages to really start connecting with the book, happened with a few books that I really liked.



  • Registered Users Posts: 270 ✭✭Supermensch


    Damn Kindle, and my new found ability to obtain books on a whim. Because of this I have about 4 different books on the go at once. Currently reading (ironically) The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. Very interesting book, and up to date, which a lot of books of this sort aren't.

    Also reading Freakonomics, which I'd been meaning to read for a while now.

    Started The Epic of Gilgamesh. Found it kind of freaky that I'm reading an electronic version of a transcription written 100 years ago, of tablets made 3,000 years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,545 ✭✭✭Geo10


    Now that I have holidays I decided to start reading again but rather than buying a new book, I've decided to re-read some of my old Jacqueline Wilson books! :P They're so nostalgic! Does anyone know if she's still writing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,761 ✭✭✭Lawliet


    Geo10 wrote: »
    Now that I have holidays I decided to start reading again but rather than buying a new book, I've decided to re-read some of my old Jacqueline Wilson books! :P They're so nostalgic! Does anyone know if she's still writing?

    I think she is, I was in a book shop today and I spotted a few covers I didn't recognize. I really want to reread some of them, I use to love the Lottie Project and Vicky Angel. Maybe I'll get the ebooks so I don't have to do the awkward 'I'm totally buying this for my little sister' look to the cashier


  • Registered Users Posts: 818 ✭✭✭MauraTheThird


    Currently making my way through The Salt Road by Jane Johnson. It's pretty interesting- it tells the story of Izzy, a high flying corporate executive on a climbing trip to Morocco, and of Mariata, a Tuareg nomadic Princess. Flashbacks are making frequent visits with an amulet linking the two stories. I really have no idea how the two are going to merge. We'll have to wait and see!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,232 ✭✭✭Bazinga_N


    Looking for something good to read over the holidays :) Anyone have any recommendations? :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 270 ✭✭Supermensch


    Bazinga_N wrote: »
    Looking for something good to read over the holidays :) Anyone have any recommendations? :)

    What are you in to?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,232 ✭✭✭Bazinga_N


    What are you in to?
    Anything and everything to be honest :) Just looking for a good page turner for the holidays :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 270 ✭✭Supermensch


    Bazinga_N wrote: »
    Anything and everything to be honest :) Just looking for a good page turner for the holidays :)

    Have you read any John Irving? Try The Cider House Rules or The World According To Garp. Big tombs of books, very compelling reads.

    Also, have a look at Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, both I read recently. Again, both good page turners, I don't think there was a point in either I found tedious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭cheesefiend


    Just finished Book 1 of 1Q84. So, so good. Going to devour book two in the next few days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,891 ✭✭✭iamanengine


    Starting "A Song Of Fire And Ice" after just finishing season 2 of Game of Thrones, looking forward to digging into it!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭Indiego


    In the past two days I read Divergent by Veronica Roth and Matched by Ally Condie, and looooved them, so today u went out and bought Divergents sequel Insurgent (halfway through already..:o), the other two books in the Matched trilogy, and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, hoping to devour them all by next Friday because I never have time to read during school terms :'(


  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭Palytoxin


    I'm reading a fair few sports autobiographies I got for a cent each, mainly GAA ones, a book on the history of the Tour De France, still getting through Cryptonomicon, and a massive gardening book, don't even know why I started reading that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭tr0llface


    Reading Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, so far so good. After the holidays I have about 5 other books lined up, along with vouchers. Anyone have any recommendations for someone who likes books like John Green's?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 403 ✭✭IsMiseLisa


    Been reading pretty much a book a day for the last two weeks and it's been glorious.

    Tend not to have time during the college year to read, but once I get started I can't stop. So many excellent books!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 959 ✭✭✭maringo


    Got a present of "Kick against the pricks" by David Norris. Halfway through and its a great read. :D


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