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11-10-2018, 14:31   #7936
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"Sex at Dawn" by Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan

The problem is that once I get a few drinks in me, I waffle on about how we allegedly were back in the day (the book argues we were highly sexual beings with multiple partners as hunter gatherers). It is a very creepy chat-up line.
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11-10-2018, 14:34   #7937
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Lord of Chaos, Book Six of the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.

It's a reread, I just out the series every so often and wade through it.
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11-10-2018, 14:38   #7938
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Tiger Wood by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, and I just got to the interesting bit. Lets just say Elin is readying the golf club.
Particularly fitting that a golf club was her weapon of choice. A bit like Ronnie O 'Sullivan's wife (for example) deciding to use a snooker cue.
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11-10-2018, 15:05   #7939
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Particularly fitting that a golf club was her weapon of choice. A bit like Ronnie O 'Sullivan's wife (for example) deciding to use a snooker cue.
Definitely. There's something to be said for using the man's own tool to hop seven shades out of him. I guess the clubs were just there and she was looking for anything to do damage with.
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11-10-2018, 15:09   #7940
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SMALL FRY by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Very Straight Up. Mainly about the relationship with her biological father Steve Jobs. Talks about her baby brother Reed as well, - the incident when she was assigned to change his diaper is described as well in full detail. Not forgettable in a short space of time.
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11-10-2018, 15:09   #7941
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Lord of Chaos, Book Six of the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.

It's a reread, I just out the series every so often and wade through it.
Favourite series by far. Would highly recommend Wot Spoilers podcast if you're not a subscriber already. Gets real in depth as a re read. They do a couple of chapters a week and just started book 4.
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11-10-2018, 15:16   #7942
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Reading And the Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini

I will finish it but its not a patch on A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Kite Runner .
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11-10-2018, 16:31   #7943
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Reading "Silent Invasion" by Clive Hamilton. It details how the Chinese Communist party are attempting to subvert the Australia political system to influence policy in a way which will advance China's geopolitical agenda.
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18-10-2018, 17:31   #7944
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"Sex at Dawn" by Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan

The problem is that once I get a few drinks in me, I waffle on about how we allegedly were back in the day (the book argues we were highly sexual beings with multiple partners as hunter gatherers). It is a very creepy chat-up line.
Fantastic book, though I do appreciate a lot of it is conjecture.

Just finished Madame Bovary, simply extraordinary novel. I can see why people don't like it but I thought it was absolutely brilliant. Flaubert, imo, is incredibly accurate in his portrayals of human nature, for 95% of the book. On the face of it it's about adultery in Normandy in the 1850's but it's also for me about how can a person reconcile themselves to a life that has promised them it's going to be more than it is. Spoiler: the ending was a tad too far for me, a cotton mill, really?

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18-10-2018, 18:26   #7945
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Favourite series by far. Would highly recommend Wot Spoilers podcast if you're not a subscriber already. Gets real in depth as a re read. They do a couple of chapters a week and just started book 4.
I know I'm a week late, but The Wheel of Time series is one I've wondered about. I'm a massive fantasy fan, but the size of series has put me off starting it and I've heard the quality drops badly towards the end?
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Supernatural by Graham Hancock. I've gone back into reading after listening to a lot of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. I was absolutely enthralled listening to the episodes with Graham Hancock.
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I know I'm a week late, but The Wheel of Time series is one I've wondered about. I'm a massive fantasy fan, but the size of series has put me off starting it and I've heard the quality drops badly towards the end?
It is seriously long but very worth it I find. A lot of people complain about the later books before he died alright but I don't think it's as big a deal as people made it out to be. It was a big deal at the time because you where waiting years between books and the plot progression you where hoping for wasn't there but now that you can read them all straight through I think it's fine. With a series so long there's always gonna be ebbs and flows throughout. Brandon Sanderson really picks up the pace on the last 3 books and though he gets a few things a bit off overall he does a great job in ending it
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Finally out now: The Turn of Midnight, the follow-up of the book above. Looking forward to bedtime and reading what happens to the characters in the first book!

I got The Last Hours & I am about halfway through & I am very impressed. This is one of the best book I have read this year. Skillfully crafted, researched & written. Thanks for letting us know carry, I look forward to the The Turn of Midnight.
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Just finished The Turn of Midnight last night. Couldn't stop reading even if it's a book with apparently not so much action. But it has a wonderful medieval pace and you are sucked in if you want or not.
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Just finished The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail by Henry Lincoln and Michael Baigent

Decent read if your into your bit of Religion doubts and believe that all is not telling the truth.

Read American Sniper too. Was great easy read.

Never seen film! Must now.
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