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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2009, 12:16:21 am »
Sunburnt Country by Bill Bryson....I gotta stop laughing out loud on public transport...they think I'm nuts!!!!! lol

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2009, 01:52:21 am »
World War Z 
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Is that one that involves Africa as a big player?

Hehe not quite.... it's book that is a compilation of interviews from people who were part of the Zombie Apocalypse lol!  It's a pretty fun read, it gets addicting   :65

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« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2009, 12:42:04 am »
And also "First Man" - an authorised biography of Neil Armstrong. Fascinating stuff.

Blimey, have I really been on this for almost a month? He's only just got back to earth from the moon landing...

Well, I finally finished it, and I can't recommend it enough. I've read biographies of quite a few of the Apollo astronauts and this one is head and shoulders above them all. Its not light reading, but if this era of history interests you, you won't find a better read.


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2009, 10:20:09 pm »
Let's see:

"Next" by Michael Crichton
"An Essay Concerning the True, Original, Extent and End of Civil Government" by John Locke
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G.A. Henty
"St. Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars" by G.A. Henty
"End of the Spear" by Steve Saint

I like to keep various books going according to my mood, plus I have to squeeze them in with work and playing with the kids, so chapters of different lengths are good too.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #79 on: November 02, 2009, 12:46:17 am »
Just finished Stardust by Neil Gaimin (fantastic)

Almost done with Dan Brown's new one, The Lost Symbol (the literary equivalent of a cheesy summer blockbuster).

Bout halfway through Superfreakonomics (Interesting, though Levitt was rightly railed for his chapter on global warming).


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2009, 06:55:23 pm »
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
and Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury in english class
and Faust by Goethe in german class
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2009, 11:21:21 pm »
I´m reading just now: Asterix & Obelix, Book 36  in Latin and French
the Translation Book ist even in German.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #82 on: November 04, 2009, 10:06:42 am »
The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver

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« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2009, 07:50:22 pm »
I am reading the Books of Eragon, Book 1, 2 and 3  from Christopher Paolini
I´m waiting for the 4. and last book of this writer.
   


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #84 on: November 16, 2009, 08:30:33 pm »
I just got Predictably Irrational : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely.

It looks absolutely fascinating.

Edit: If you are intrigued by the title check this video with the author.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2009, 03:32:54 pm »
I just got Predictably Irrational : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely.

It looks absolutely fascinating.

Edit: If you are intrigued by the title check this video with the author.

Dan - Thank you for that link!!! I found the Dan Ariely presentation compelling, but through that stumbled upon the lectures and finally the website of Benjamin Zander. Amazingly inspirational speaker who talks on my favourite subject of classical music. Thank you!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2009, 11:04:17 pm »
I'm currently reading a book called "Street Art."

...I love reading about Graffiti, and am researching it for a personal project...

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2009, 11:12:52 pm »
I've just started "Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire" by Judith Herrin. Its an area of history I don't really know about, so I need to enlighten myself.


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2009, 08:26:21 am »
I'm currently reading a book called "Street Art."

...I love reading about Graffiti, and am researching it for a personal project...

Who's the author? I've read a few on Street Art, i did a project on it last year and have wrote a few essays concerning the relationship between art/vandalism. If you haven't already read it, Little People in the City gives a good take on Slinkachu's miniatures, which is a bit outside the spectrum of normal graffiti and Street Art, plus Will Self makes it an interesting read. :)

The author of this one is Johannes Stahl. (which makes this the third book I own with the literal title, "Street Art")  It's an ok read, but seemingly longwinded at the moment.  I haven't even gotten to modern times yet!  I saw the book you mentioned...I may pick it up at some point.  I have like, 3 other books to read after this one though...

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2009, 12:10:31 am »
I just got I am a strange loop by Douglas Hofstadter. I loved Godel, Escher, Bach so this book should be great too!

I also got the latest book by Richard Dawkins, The greatest show on earth : The evidence for evolution. I'm a bit afraid by the subtitle, I fear he'll spend time debunking creationist stuff while I'd rather have him talk about cool stuff.
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