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16-08-2011, 21:36   #16
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Dream Catcher: My Life with J.D. Salinger by Margaret Salinger. I've just started it while in the middle of packing my suitcase for my holidays. At this rate I'll have to bring another book with me on holiday. Oh well...
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Something by Dean Koontz. Cannae remember the name of it.

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Sive (play) by John B Keane.



The ****e they give us to read in school, it puts me off reading altogether
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16-08-2011, 21:39   #19
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I've two books on the go at the moment.

"The Mechanical Mind" by Tim Crane. A book comparing the human mind to Artificial intelligence. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in philosophy of mind or artificial intelligence / computer memory / algorithms etc. Also a little bit of maths and computer jargon, but not so much to discourage someone who is not into that end of it. Written in a casual style, very easy to read.

Complete collection of essays and letters by Michel de Montaigne. 16 century. Some great philosophy, views on society and human behaviour, and historical stories written in personal, conversational language by the inventor of the "essay" style. This is easy reading that also inspires thought. I recommend his essays to anyone who is interested.

In fact, here's a link to them all, online and free! Hurray for the internet! Enjoy

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3600/3600-h/3600-h.htm

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Is it a difficult read?
You may have to reread bits to get to grips with it but there is no equations except for E=mc2 and the man has a gift for conveying what he means in an easy to understand way. That's the beauty of it.
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You can't beat a bit of Stephen King!
Have you read The Stand? It's my favourite King book - a third infectious disease, a third survival of the Apocalypse, a third the epic battle between ultimate good and evil. Brilliant stuff.

Read a rake of Lee Child and Harlen Coben books on holidays - love the easy crime thriller stuff. Back to reading some Malcolm Gladwell/ Matt Ridley pop science to make me look smrt on the train into work.
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Physiotherapy in Orthopedics as it so happens!
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Sive (play) by John B Keane.



The ****e they give us to read in school, it puts me off reading altogether
I know, when i was in school the english teacher i had put me right off reading lucky that did not last long
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Only started it today, but its pretty good so far.
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Something by Dean Koontz. Cannae remember the name of it.
would it be one of Odd Thomas books? love Dean Koontz, just gave my entire collection of his works away today ... a little gutted but no room to keep them.

Just finished an interesting combo this week from the Library. Katie Fforde 'Prefect Proposal' for the girlies and Chris Ryan 'Strike Back' for the more action packed lovers out there. Recommend both highly.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Only started it today, but its pretty good so far.
Thank you! I was meant to go look for this book a while back. Must make a note of this.
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Absolutely love Stephen King, have been reading his books for over 20 years now, and own all of them. Have you read the Dark Tower series, OP?
At the moment am reading some easy on the brain chick lit, This Charming Man, Marian Keyes.
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"Confessions Of A Fake Sheik", Mazher Mahmood's book about his undercover work with the News Of The World. Some of his investigations were worthwhile and some were pretty sleazy, not that he sees it that way.
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A Clash of Kings, about 100 pages to go.

Likewise, I bought the first 4 books after watching Game Of Thrones. Can't wait to start A Storm Of Swords as the story is getting better & better
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I'm on If I Did It - OJ Simpsons confession book, i'm not into it much though, so might just skip it. would like any recommendations for true crime if anyone has any?
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