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Offline WordBird

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1290 on: December 09, 2012, 09:37:32 AM »
I picked up a copy of John Grisham's The Litigators. Just started it this morning, but I might have to wait until my new specs come in.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1291 on: December 09, 2012, 12:09:51 PM »
Stephen King's 'On Writing'.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1292 on: December 09, 2012, 01:30:44 PM »
Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood's Lost Empire(A Fargo Adventure) quite a page turner, and I LOVE treasure quests, with clues to follow and ancient maps and stuff.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1293 on: December 09, 2012, 03:18:36 PM »
Almost done Nick Hornby's "About a Boy."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1294 on: December 09, 2012, 05:17:35 PM »
Finally got around to reading the second half of A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin. Also read Maus by Art Spiegelman. All good stuff.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1295 on: December 17, 2012, 12:37:48 AM »
The Words by Jean-Paul Sartre (his autobiography). It's beautifully written and he isn't at all sparing in his criticism of himself. Not at all like the "oh haven't I had such an interesting/hard/blessed life" autobiographies that modern celebrities insist on publishing.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1296 on: December 17, 2012, 11:21:40 AM »
Um. . .uh- Asterix in Corsica.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1297 on: December 17, 2012, 12:04:10 PM »
 ;D

Well, writers can't be expected to study serious literature all the time, now can we, Ajaxe?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1298 on: December 17, 2012, 04:14:33 PM »
The Words by Jean-Paul Sartre (his autobiography). It's beautifully written and he isn't at all sparing in his criticism of himself. Not at all like the "oh haven't I had such an interesting/hard/blessed life" autobiographies that modern celebrities insist on publishing.


very good choice Gayle. I read it in french "Les Mots" donkeys years ago
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1299 on: December 17, 2012, 07:16:06 PM »
I just started studying French because I'm planning a move to Montreal. I studied French in school (from grade 3/age 8 to grade 7/age 12) but the quality of instruction in our school system was very poor so I finished with only a few relatively useless phrases.

My goal this time is to get fluent enough that I can read Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire in its original language.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1300 on: December 18, 2012, 03:21:03 AM »
that is a good target Gayle. I never studied french. Had it at school for a while but spent a lot of time in france  and so got to a high level. Forgot most of it as, moving to austria,  I concentrated on german. Hoping to rectify matters and refresh my french as there is so much great french literature and most things are better in the original. Just a pity one cannot learn every langauge that there is  ;D
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« Reply #1301 on: December 18, 2012, 05:21:06 AM »
;D

Well, writers can't be expected to study serious literature all the time, now can we, Ajaxe?

Of course not, Gayle. You'd be surprised at the sort of stuff I read sometimes :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1302 on: December 18, 2012, 08:22:09 AM »
I'm currently reading "The testament of Nostradamus" (in Norwegian, so the actual title is "Nostradamus' testamente") by Tom Egeland. Awesome book, well recommended if you like historial mysteries and all that. But first read the other four books: "Circle's End", "Guardians of the pact" and "The gospel of Lucifer". Pretty sure at least two of them are translated to English.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1303 on: December 18, 2012, 11:10:51 AM »
Reading a book (on my Kindle) called "Remember Me" by Brian MacLearn. So far, not bad.  :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1304 on: December 19, 2012, 11:50:45 AM »
Plowing through Song of Ice and Fire series. Book Three now. I never thought I'd enjoy it this much. Not my genre at all. But the short chapters and change of POV and all the cliffhangers keep me going -- and I like several of the characters a lot and think about them sometimes when I'm not reading.
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