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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1770 on: May 10, 2014, 10:12:21 AM »
Flora of Birmingham and Black Country, not a reading book but a very useful record of the flowering plants of the area, not cheap at £54, but i got 50% off because i was a recorder for several years, from its inception to publishing it took 18 years, but its well worth it and I did get a mention lots of times throughout the book

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« Reply #1771 on: May 22, 2014, 03:38:00 PM »
Just re-read Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men.   ;D
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« Reply #1772 on: May 23, 2014, 08:53:40 AM »
A Moment of War by Laurie Lee. The third in his autobiographical trilogy.
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« Reply #1773 on: June 16, 2014, 09:32:56 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1774 on: June 16, 2014, 10:43:11 AM »
Just re-read Vanessa Diffenbaugh's "The Language of Flowers". I have a Maya Angelou poetry book on the go ("Just Give Me A Drink of Water Before I Diiiiie"), and several new books on the way courtesy of some GoodReads giveaway wins :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1775 on: June 16, 2014, 11:16:27 AM »
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1776 on: June 16, 2014, 03:43:01 PM »
Reading Mr Mercedes by Stephen King and the Quran.
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« Reply #1777 on: June 16, 2014, 03:48:22 PM »
Last week I finished Mr Mercedes, by Stephen King. Up to his usual standard of excellence, however . . . ? No I better not, it may spoil it for whoever reads it. ha ha

I never fancied Hugh Howey's 'Wool' book, even when it was discussed earlier on the Circle. I just didn't fancy it. But because I'd finished Mr Mercedes, I didn't have anything to read. I contemplated re-reading Anne McCaffrey's 'Pern' series, (I read em every so often) or Harry Potter, and cos Skinny still has the HH books (all three in the trilogy) I thought, "What the hell, why not?" So started, 'Wool'. Two days later, I'd finished it. What a masterpiece it is. It's epic in stature and I loved it. I'm just starting book 2, tonight. Bri.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1778 on: June 16, 2014, 03:49:53 PM »
Is it an English translation of the Koran, Matt? Or do you speak Arabic? Bri
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1779 on: June 16, 2014, 04:13:42 PM »
Ha ha, it's an English only audiobook translation, Bri. What genre is 'wool'? Ashamed to say I don't think I've heard of it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1780 on: June 16, 2014, 04:38:31 PM »
I think, Sci-Fi. Well it's set in the future so yeah, Sci-Fi. It reminded me of the story, (can't remember the name?) (Simak?) "Who will Replace a man?" If you're into this genre, then you're in for a treat. I can't recommend it highly enough. B

N.B. The Arabic Koran is read (in our eyes) Back to front. All Arabic writing is 'right to left'. (I think?) It's been said that Muslims and Christians walk a fine line between religions. Cos they have the same (more or less) Characters. E,G. Moses = Moosa. Adam = Adan. Eve = Awa. Jesus =Esau. Joseph = Yusuf. See what I mean? (studied Koran when I was a teen) Grew up (kinda) in a Muslim community. Suffice it to say . . .

'La ela ela la. Muhammed rosulula. (or thereabouts) ha ha. Bri. 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1781 on: June 16, 2014, 05:24:33 PM »
Hmm, I'm not sure what to read next.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1782 on: June 17, 2014, 04:30:55 AM »
Hmm, I'm not sure what to read next.


The latest Dresden Files book - Skin Game.

But if you've not read the other 14, you would need to read those first.  :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1783 on: June 17, 2014, 05:58:59 AM »
That's Jim Butcher, right Andrew? I read one a while ago and quite enjoyed it. And yes Bri, Jews, Christians and Muslims all worship the same god don't they. The Quran contains many of the same bible stories. It just claims to be the most recent 'revelation'.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1784 on: June 17, 2014, 09:20:45 AM »
That's Jim Butcher, right Andrew? I read one a while ago and quite enjoyed it.

Yup, Matt.  The Dresden Files are written by Jim Butcher.  ;D
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