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Offline megansara

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #795 on: October 04, 2011, 05:18:01 AM »
The Burnt House by Faye Kellerman, I have a feeling there is going to be a big twist in the tail at the end.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #796 on: October 05, 2011, 02:10:12 PM »
We read as a family or listen to audio books. It's one of the few things that get the kids off of the techno-gadgets, at least for awhile.

After reading The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, I was pleased to find (or rather, pleased my son found) The Stoneheart Trilogy.

I'm reading Iron Hand, a fantasy fiction with my 12-yr-old son. It's the second in Charlie Fletcher's  The Stoneheart Trilogy .

The story moves at good pace with a variety of compelling characters. The sequel is equally as good if not better than the first. I rather like the subliminal education I'm picking up about London's statues (who come to life in an Un-London) and London's landmarks.

I'm hoping to get the whole family on board for this one as I've just discovered Jim Dale is reading the the third book, titled, Silvertongue.

For any of you who have not had the pleasure, Jim Dale is brilliant in J.K. Rowling's entire series of Harry Potter audiobooks and won a Grammy for his efforts. I would recommend those audiobooks for every adult for the shear entertainment value. 

I'm not exaggerating, Jim Dale is brilliant. 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #797 on: October 05, 2011, 02:46:49 PM »
I think that's fantastic that you read as a family. So many families don't read today, or spend any time together. We try and have a main meal together as much as possible, and sometimes listen to one of the children's audiobooks whilst eating. We still read to them in bed before they go to sleep, too.

I am currently reading the first book in Game of Thrones. I might have a break before the next one, as they are very long. Very good though. Next up, I think, will be Kim Newman's Anno Dracula. I've heard lots of good things about it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #798 on: October 06, 2011, 04:51:42 AM »
I finished Heroes of Olympus: Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan yesterday. Now I'm reading Mississippi Jack by L.A Mayer  :) 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #799 on: October 06, 2011, 06:19:02 AM »
The Antichrist by Nietzsche. Man its difficult to read, the text is hard hitting, I have to think about it twice.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #800 on: October 06, 2011, 07:40:02 AM »
The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt is, quite simply, a must-read.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #801 on: October 10, 2011, 07:10:01 AM »
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Music-ebook/dp/B005QSSKCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318244797&sr=8-1
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #802 on: October 10, 2011, 07:58:42 AM »
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #803 on: October 10, 2011, 09:50:49 AM »
The Antichrist by Nietzsche. Man its difficult to read, the text is hard hitting, I have to think about it twice.


try it in the original german mate...........have to think about it more than twice!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #804 on: October 10, 2011, 09:54:31 AM »
Reading "Ich bin kein Papagei" autobiography of Gert Voss. One of the greats of modern German acting.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #805 on: November 07, 2011, 01:23:43 AM »
Thinking of reading the 'Warhammer 40,000' novels... Only because there are so many novels in the series I Don't know where to start..

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #806 on: November 07, 2011, 06:47:29 AM »
I have just finished Fritz Leiber's classic SF novel The Big Time.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #807 on: November 07, 2011, 06:52:26 AM »
Against All Things Ending by Stephen R Donaldson

Incidentally, The Reed Stephens Novels by Stephen R Donaldson are very different from the Thomas Covenant stuff. Also excellent, though. Of course.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #808 on: November 07, 2011, 07:02:53 AM »
Destroyer of Worlds  by Larry Niven  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #809 on: November 07, 2011, 07:07:04 AM »
Against All Things Ending by Stephen R Donaldson

Incidentally, The Reed Stephens Novels by Stephen R Donaldson are very different from the Thomas Covenant stuff. Also excellent, though. Of course.

Yeah, but Covenant's a magnificent bastard and you can't beat that.
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