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Post by Sasha on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 16:54

Well?
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Post by PlanetPakistan on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 17:10

just reading a bunch of magazines....
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Post by furriner on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 18:12

Night Of The Long Knives, Hans Hellmut Kirst.

Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy.
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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 18:14

Exodus, Leon Uris

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Post by JKLever on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 18:55

Playboy.
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Post by Chivalry Augustus on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 19:03

Nothing. I can't afford any of the books I want. I tend to go through dry spells with reading. For half the year I'll read three books a week - and I mean 400 pages worth. That's how serious a reader I can be. Then at other times I won't read a single book. I don't understand it. I really want to read 'Last Argument of Kings' to finish that trilogy off, but it's £12 at Waterstone's and I can't be bothered with Amazon at the mo' (the post always comes while I'm out which means I've got to go and fetch the fecker).
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Post by Eric Air Emu on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 20:20

[This is Rachel]

Labels, Evelyn Waugh.
Mark Steele's latest.
A biography of the Mitford sisters.

Augustus,

Library?
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Post by PlanetPakistan on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 20:22

I know this Pakistani girl who some times reads a 500 pages long book in ONE sitting.


....another fact about her is that she doesn't like me.
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Post by Chivalry Augustus on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 20:23

It takes them forever to get new books in so I tend not to bother. I am nevertheless a regular visitor to my local (incredibly old, crap, dilapidated and disturbingly homosexual-oriented) library.
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Post by Eric Air Emu on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 20:46

[This is still Rachel]

Augustus,

Do you have an ordering service? That can help. Mine has a searchable online database of all the books in the borough that I can order from whilst sitting at home, just like Amazon.
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Post by tac on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 21:54

Argonautica (Apollonius Rhodius)
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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 21:58

tac wrote:Argonautica (Apollonius Rhodius)
Is Jason in it?

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Post by tac on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 21:59

Demelza wrote:
tac wrote:Argonautica (Apollonius Rhodius)
Is Jason in it?


Yes . . . why the fark wouldn't he be?
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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 22:03

Calm down grumpy arse. You should've had more sleep.

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Post by eowyn on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 22:17

Just started Words by Jean-Paul Sartre, blame Furry.....
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Post by tac on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 22:35

Words? Don't come easy . . . isn't that FR David?
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Post by Big_Bad_Bob on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 22:37

Augustus wrote:It takes them forever to get new books in so I tend not to bother. I am nevertheless a regular visitor to my local (incredibly old, crap, dilapidated and disturbingly homosexual-oriented) library.

That's North Notts for you. Move to the enlightened end of the County, old son.
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Post by Big_Bad_Bob on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 22:40

eowyn wrote:Just started Words by Jean-Paul Sartre, blame Furry.....

Tried to read some Sartre a few years back.

Was warned not to bother...and the warnee should have heeded the warner.

Impenetrable old bollox.
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Post by tac on Mon 16 Feb 2009, 22:48

Big_Bad_Bob wrote:
eowyn wrote:Just started Words by Jean-Paul Sartre, blame Furry.....

Tried to read some Sartre a few years back.

Was warned not to bother...and the warnee should have heeded the warner.

Impenetrable old bollox.

Iron in the Soul was a decent read . . .
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Post by JGK on Tue 17 Feb 2009, 00:07

"Consider the Lobster" by David Foster Wallace. Wallace killed himself last year and pretty much every obituary said he was a god amongst writers. A sort of writers writer.

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Post by Bradman on Tue 17 Feb 2009, 00:15

'Reaching Judgment at Nuremberg' (again).
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Post by JGK on Tue 17 Feb 2009, 00:18

Bradman wrote:'Reaching Judgment at Nuremberg' (again).


I don't think the verdiuct is going to change second time around...

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Post by Bradman on Tue 17 Feb 2009, 00:25

No. But I still find interesting shit in the footnotes.

Stalin questioning the legality of the International Military Tribunal is still my favourite.
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Post by taipan on Tue 17 Feb 2009, 06:01

PlanetPakistan wrote:I know this Pakistani girl who some times reads a 500 pages long book in ONE sitting.


....another fact about her is that she doesn't like me.

Did you ever consider that she might be pretending to read.
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Post by eowyn on Tue 17 Feb 2009, 06:26

tac wrote:Words? Don't come easy . . . isn't that FR David?

Deary me today.............
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