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Post by David Tails on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 4:40 pm

As the title suggests; this is just a post to find out what people are currently reading (I don't want any sarcastic comments stating "This thread" thumbsup)

I'm currently reading What The Night Knows by Dean Koontz. I'm only about 19 chapters in, but it's really good so far.

I finished Shattered Bones by Stuart MacBride at the weekend. That was okay, but the editing was poor so it detracted from my enjoyment a little.

Actually that is another question for this thread. Is it just me, or does sloppy editing bother you? I'm talking in terms of spelling mistakes, double words etc. I find it really off putting and I can't really explain why. I guess it could be because it interupts the flow of the story.

It really grinds my gears Shocked

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Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 4:46 pm

Just finished Unseen Academicals which was mildly amusing and in places very funny...

I'm just wasting train time rereading various books at the moment whilst I wait for At the Gate of Darkness and Kingdom Besieged to be released.

I might have to grab my copy of Rides a Dread Legion off the shelves to read again prior to getting the next book in a few weeks.

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Post by davidl1061 on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 5:33 pm

Im currently reading Richard Attenborough's autobiography and finding it very entertaining. I picked it up on a whim in the library not expecting much and am now very glad I did.

Very enjoyable, its quite good as is co-written with Diane Hawkins

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Post by Guest on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 7:03 pm

i started the final Harry Potter book 4 weeks ago after a session of reading the books leading up to it over a 2 week period.
Then 606v2 launched and i dont even know where the book is now :606laugh:

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Post by Legend on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 7:07 pm

I've just started reading Alan Sugar's autobiography "What you see is what you get". Seems pretty good so far and I look forward to reading more Smile

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by Legend on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 7:11 pm

Just seen your other question!

I think that any decent book to be sold in a proper book store should be proof read so many times that all these mistakes are eliminated. It really disappoints me when I see any kind of error in a book like that (even those that are grammatical errors!)

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Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 7:33 pm

Legend wrote:Just seen your other question!

I think that any decent book to be sold in a proper book store should be proof read so many times that all these mistakes are eliminated. It really disappoints me when I see any kind of error in a book like that (even those that are grammatical errors!)

More often than not it's a printing error. Although I would expect a spellcheck to be a key part of the process these days.

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Post by David Tails on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 8:53 pm

But the printing errors for me should pick up on double words etc.

It just bugs me.

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Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 9:08 pm

That sort of thing, while irritating, isn't as bad as inconsistencies.

In the sword of truth series the character Sammael changes to Samuel in the later books. Bloody annoying for some reason.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by David Tails on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 9:12 pm

LondonJonnyO wrote:That sort of thing, while irritating, isn't as bad as inconsistencies.

In the sword of truth series the character Sammael changes to Samuel in the later books. Bloody annoying for some reason.

It's exactly that kind of thing that does annoy me.

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Post by asdral225 on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 9:55 pm

Just finished The Men Who Stare at Goats there's some real wacky stuff in it but it makes you think that the American Government and Military Intelligence aren't playing with a full deck.
Just started Zulu Rising about the Zulu Wars the first impression I have is that how we destroyed a way of life that didn't conform with our "civilized" outlook in Victorian Britain.

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Post by Solerina on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 1:38 pm

'The Couple Who Became Each Other' by David L. Calof.

It's a book of true stories from a hypnotherapist's casebook.

I'm not sure I'm enjoying it all that much but I shall plough on..........I hate giving up on a book lol

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Post by Kramxel on Thu 24 Feb 2011, 10:01 am

I'm currently re-reading ICE STATION by Matthew Riley, he's an amazing write all of his books are quite literally a thrill a minute. Fast paced, lots of action and you can't turn the page fast enough at times.


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Post by Guest on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 7:16 pm

Just finished '61 Hours' by Lee Child; it's a Jack Reacher novel. A friend recommended the book to me, it took me a while to get in to it, but on the second day I was reading it started to pick up. Next thing I know it's half two in the morning and I've finished it Very Happy

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by David Tails on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 7:33 pm

The Jack Reacher series is great.

Echo Burning was the first Reacher novel I picked up...after that I went back and read the entire series.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by Guest on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 7:49 pm

David Tails wrote:The Jack Reacher series is great.

Echo Burning was the first Reacher novel I picked up...after that I went back and read the entire series.

That's what I plan to do; didn't realise there had been 13 others before this one though! Think I'll be trying to take advantage of the library down the road a bit more now.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by David Tails on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 8:02 pm

I started on book 14 of a series before too. I gave up at book 7 after going back to the beginning.

This one you will be able to finish though. It's a great series.

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Post by Nay Bother on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 9:29 pm

Big fan of the Jack Reacher series, thankfully started n order as the missus had them all and was the one who got me into reading them.

Currently reading the discworld novels at the moment on the second one.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by AberdeenSteve on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 10:00 pm

Currently reading Mick Foley's - Have a nice day.

Great read and probably the only man in the buisness that truly just says it how it is!

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Post by Dicey Reilly on Mon 28 Feb 2011, 1:26 pm

I currently reading:

Michael Connelly's - Blood Work, really good read if your into crime stories
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy, trurly epic fantasy


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Post by randy-poffo on Tue 08 Mar 2011, 7:11 pm

i'm currently reading The book of Hiram by Robert Lomas and Christopher Knight.

It's all about the start of freemasonry and it's links with the bible and astronamy.

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Post by calamity jane on Tue 08 Mar 2011, 11:40 pm

currently reading 'One of Our Thursdays is Missing' by Jasper Fforde. Loosely described as 'far-fetched fiction'. If you like Robert Rankin, you'll probably like Fforde.

Just finished the latest Denis Lehane. He has written a series of crime thrillers set in Boston (Gone Baby Gone was made into a film recently). I like his books because living in Boston, I know many of the places he mentions.

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Post by AquaArab on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 3:19 pm

Reading Iam Legend by Richard Matheson at the moment. Was not sure what to expect from it but it is a great read and a different take on the old vampire story.

Being a sub editor for a newspaper bad editing really bugs me in a book. I can understand the odd mistake getting through but if there are several mistakes in a book then that just annoys me. These people get paid to spot mistakes after all so there is no excuse for it.

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Post by Sara on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 3:29 pm

Currently reading "Breaking Dawn", the last book in the Twilight Saga and "Undisputed, How to Become World Champion in 1372 steps" by Chris Jericho.

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Post by Adam D on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 3:33 pm

ForfarArab83 wrote:Reading Iam Legend by Richard Matheson at the moment. Was not sure what to expect from it but it is a great read and a different take on the old vampire story.

Being a sub editor for a newspaper bad editing really bugs me in a book. I can understand the odd mistake getting through but if there are several mistakes in a book then that just annoys me. These people get paid to spot mistakes after all so there is no excuse for it.

I have just finished the graphic novel of Hell House by Richard Matheson too.

Thought it was quite good.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by Marky on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 3:36 pm

As I put in the 'Books - Recommendations' thread, I've just read a book called "The Hills are stuffed with Swedish girls".

Definately recommend it.

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Post by Dicey Reilly on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 3:50 pm

Im reading John Connelly's - Every Dead Thing, its not to bad at the moment so hopefully it'll get better

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Post by AquaArab on Wed 09 Mar 2011, 4:05 pm

Dicey Reilly wrote:Im reading John Connelly's - Every Dead Thing, its not to bad at the moment so hopefully it'll get better

I'm a big John Connolly fan. I have read all his books, some of his books are great others are not so good (but they are few and far between). Stick with him and I'm sure you will enjoy his stuff.

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Post by theundisputedY2D2 on Thu 10 Mar 2011, 12:14 pm

Just finished reading 'Undisputed, How to Become World Champion in 1372 Steps' by Chris Jericho which I would highly recommend and I've made a start on 'Open' by Andre Agassi.

It's a quality read so far.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Mon 21 Mar 2011, 1:31 pm

I've just started reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown

I don't think the editing is cruddy, more his writing. But he does write a really good suspense story, even if his prose leaves a lot to be desired. And this one is already a page-turner.

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Post by David Tails on Mon 21 Mar 2011, 2:39 pm

I am currently reading Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. Enjoying it so far...

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Post by Dicey Reilly on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 12:24 pm

I started "The Passage" by Justin Cronin last week, it started off slow but its picking up speed now and im starting to enjoy it

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Post by Pr4wn on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 3:54 pm

Just finished The Constant Gardener by Le Carre and now I'm reading High Society by Ben Elton which is a right laugh.

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Post by AquaArab on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 1:12 pm

Started reading Apache Dawn and finding it hard to put it down. When you read stories about the war against the Taliban it is mostly about foot soldiers, it is refreshing to read about the war from a pilots point of view. It makes you realise that they are effected by the killing on the ground as much as anybody else.

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Post by nadalistic on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 7:18 pm

just started reading The crippled muse by Hugh Wheeler. Enjoying it so far

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What are you currently reading?

Post by tigerrobins on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 4:26 am

I've just finnished 'The Lincoln Lawyer' by Micheal Connelly, which ws okay,
but had worked ot who done what by about half way, so most of the twists
weren't a suprise.

Now reading 'Toll the Hounds' by Steven Erikson. Which is the 8th book in
the a seris called A tale of the Malazan book of the fallen. And like most of the
other 7 the start is hard work.

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Post by John From London Town on Thu 31 Mar 2011, 11:43 am

I'm still reading 'Between a Rock & a Hard Place' by Aron Ralston, which has recently been turned into a film called '127 hours'. OK ish, about a third of the way through. Not what I would call 'unputdownable'.


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Post by md_fan on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 12:05 am

Just finished reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - great read! She also wrote "Seabiscuit" a few years back. It's a true story about an American runner called Louis Zamperini who competed in the 1936 Olympics. He became a bombardier on a B24 bomber in the 2nd world war and survived a crash into the Pacific where he then drifted on a raft for a long long time. Won't tell you any more - but you should definitely read it - well worthwhile.

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Post by ALPanorak on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 12:12 am

The Man in the High Castle....and struggling to enjoy the opening chapters. Going through a bit of a dystopian phase at the moment

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Post by sohotnot on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 7:33 pm

Churchill wrote:Just finished '61 Hours' by Lee Child; it's a Jack Reacher novel. A friend recommended the book to me, it took me a while to get in to it, but on the second day I was reading it started to pick up. Next thing I know it's half two in the morning and I've finished it Very Happy

Read 'One Shot' by him at xmas & like yourself took a while to get into it but when I did couldn't put it down. Not the greatest conclusion but not a bad read.

Just finished Martina Cole's 'Close', good read, her usual London Irish gangster stuff. I'd recommend her books if you like crime/gangster stuff, pretty accurate & doesn't glorify to much. Just reading P G Wodehouse 'Ukridge', collection of short stories about a toff spiv in the 'Jeeves & Wooster' style.

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Post by gazzyD on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 12:22 pm

Dicey Reilly wrote:I currently reading:

Michael Connelly's - Blood Work, really good read if your into crime stories
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy, trurly epic fantasy


Love the Lord of the Rings books, the movies (although good) are nowhere near as good as the books

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Post by BALTIMORA on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 12:58 pm

Just finishing 'Unforgivable Blackness', and before that the last books I read were 'God Is Not Great' by Christopher Hitchens, and 'Killing Pablo' by Mark Bowden, about the hunt for Pablo Escobar. All great reads.

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Post by sohotnot on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 5:54 pm

Just started on 'Don't Eat This Book', Morgen Spurlock the guy that did supersize me Film about living on Mcdonalds for a month. Only read 2 chapters so far & its made for some unbelievable reading already. You can understand why America has an obesity problem!

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Post by ncfc_Tooze on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 6:03 pm

Im reading Eddie Gurrero's Autobiography and have just finished reading Goldust's. Goldys was very good although prehaps lacking in detail in places. Eddies has also been very good so far

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Post by Guest on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 6:18 pm

I'm currently reading 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I'm about half way through and still not sure what I make of it. It's very different to what I usually read which I like, but I don't feel like it's my cup of tea. Interesting though.

and for those already mentioned: Lord of the Rings and I am Legend - both brilliant.

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Post by Mat on Thu 07 Apr 2011, 9:20 pm

I haven't read a "proper" book in ages,in the fact that I've been reading autobiographies mostly sporting.Really want to go back and read through all the Harry Potter books again but never seem to have the time to get started.

Read a couple of books for my English Lit course,Spies by Michael Frayn and Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson as well as the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.Can't say any of them appeal to my tastes,Spies is good but I just don't really enjoy reading it.Oranges and Duffy's poetry I just cannot stand,particularly Duffy.

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Post by calamity jane on Fri 08 Apr 2011, 1:54 pm

Just finished Dennis Lehane's latest. It's a follow up to Gone Baby Gone. Not his best, but it's OK. Also halfway through The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. It's a sci-fi novel with people time travelling to the middle ages.

I like to have a 'classic' on the go too, so I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities.

Oh and I'm also reading Theo Fleury's autobiography. Booze, drugs and ice-hockey make for an interesting read.

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Post by racingnut on Sun 01 May 2011, 7:28 pm

Halfway through "Racehorse of 2010" a Timeform publication thumbsup

Only read factual material.

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Post by AquaArab on Mon 02 May 2011, 6:05 pm

Reading Pride and Prejudice and zombies now. Wish I had read Pride and Prejudice so I could better understand the story. But still enjoying itMy wife said it is better if you read Pride and Prejudice first but I'm still enjoying it. Might read Pride and Prejudice next.

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Post by sohotnot on Mon 02 May 2011, 9:57 pm

Reading 'Junk Mail' by Will Self, a selection of essays he wrote for various publications back in the early 90's, some really interesting stuff. Wish I'd read it sooner. !st thing I've read of his, gonna try some of his fiction next, any recommendations?

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