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Post 1361

The one and only BOB (Knight of the attack penguin puppet masters)(We are Susan Winkle. Join us. A1097363)

Little People by Tom Holt.


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Post 1362

MaW

Prelude to Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson


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Post 1363

a girl called Ben

Just started 'The Last Contintent' in my chronological sweep throgh Pratchett. I am now getting into the later books, which I have only read once, and thoroughly enjoying them.

Just finished 'Modesty Blaise' by Peter O'Donnell. MB is a kind of female James Bond, but much more fun and with a better sense of humour - a kind of 1960s Lara Croft, I guess. I was going to lend it to the guy whose guns I practice shooting with, but ended up nicking it back to re-read, myself.

B


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Post 1364

Bistroist

-Still, no worries, eh?


~Bistro smiley - orangefish


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Post 1365

Stealth "Jack" Azathoth

I'm reading 'So LOng And Thanks For All The smiley - fish' [by DNA...]

smiley - peacedove


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Post 1366

Sho - gainfully employed again

smiley - biggrin
finally got my copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
smiley - biggrin


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Post 1367

MaW

And are you reading it?

smiley - run


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Post 1368

Sho - gainfully employed again

lol!
yes, I'm on page two-hundred and something, and so far it has me gripped... in fact

smiley - run got to read more...


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Post 1369

Saturnine

"Ted Hughes : the life of a poet" by Elaine Feinstein.

It's kind of...anti-Sylvia Plath...which is interesting.

smiley - erm


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Post 1370

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
set in a woman's prison during the American Civil War


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Post 1371

Woodpigeon

"Batavia's Graveyard" by Mike Dash. An article in Peer Review caught my interest. It's pretty good so far.

I have just finished "A Brief History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson - really good, refers to a lot of my favourite books - how did he learn so much in just 3 years? smiley - huh

Also I recently read "The Demon in the Freezer", "Around Ireland with a Fridge", "Krakatoa - The Day the World Exploded" and "Berlin 1945, The Downfall".

smiley - peacedoveWoodpigeon


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Post 1372

Foggy (and a little gloomy too)

The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan

book 3 in the Wheel of Time


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Post 1373

Stealth "Jack" Azathoth

DNA > 'Mostly Harmless'

smiley - peacedove


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Post 1374

Tilly - back in mauve

Well, being the messy person I am, I'm in the middle of several books:

"Aunts aren't gentlemen" by P.G. Wodehouse

"Notes from a small island" by Bill Bryson

and "Hitchhiker - a biography of Douglas Adams" by M.J. Simpson smiley - oksmiley - peacedove


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Post 1375

Wulfric

Dune - Frank Herbert.

Read it years ago as a kid and thought it was about time I reacquainted myself with it.


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Post 1376

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Finished Enemy Women, I really recommend it, it's romantic but not slushy
I'm now going to do a couple of historical 'bodice ripping' romance books I picked up in a charity shop


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Post 1377

aka Bel - A87832164

Since I'm a member of the hootoo I read less, but still something, for the moment I'm rereading "Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K Jerome and "The Cider House Rules" by John Irving. I can only recoommend them, as every Irving I've read up to now and there are many other books too.


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Post 1378

Ek* this space intentionally left blank *ki

"The 13½ lives of Captain Bluebear" ... utterly utterly daft but very enjoyable ... get some pretty odd looks from those who aren't in the know ... just as well it's such a small and discreet tome*!

*aka "Just smaller than Oregon"

As I said, utter nonsense the whole way through but then again, the world's gone loony so it's kind of fitting ...


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Post 1379

Sho - gainfully employed again

Just finished Harry Potter 5

now doing The Two Towers for the umpteenth time
and of course I'm another who has several books on the go

Still reading The Life of Pi, which is fab

Still reading The Secret Garden to the Gruesome Twosome

Battling through Guns, Germs and Steel

And reading lots of FanFiction online (yep, my dirty little secret is out)


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Post 1380

combattant pour liberte

"Debt of Honour" and its sequel "Executive Orders" by Tom Clancy, simultaneously because I can't put the latter down.

In the first (1995) book some Japanese millionaire manages to start a brief US-Japan War. (Odd since Japan doesn't have much of a military after the US made it renounce war in its post-WWII Constitution)

In the second (1996) book a plane is flown into Capitol Hill (ereily like Sep 11, 2001: is this where Al Qaeda nicked the idea from?) killing the President, Cabinet and virtually every member of Congress leading to Jack Ryan becoming President.


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