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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2011, 06:31:47 PM »
It could be one of this lot!

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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2011, 03:05:09 PM »
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I hate reading......

Me too.......

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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2011, 04:35:19 PM »
 >>> Moderator. I'd like to complain that Trojan is inciting football violence.

Spent last night lying awake listening to the BBC radio 5 live "Up All Night" virtual bookshelf. They were looking for the eightieth book. These are the books on the shelf so far:

The Up All Night Virtual Bookshelf

1. The Oxford English Dictionary. (Chosen by Anita Sethi, 27/04/09).
2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. (By popular demand, 11/05/09).
3. Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan. (Coreena in Essex, 25/05/09).
4. The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. (John in Gravesend, 1/06/09).
5. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. (Oriel in Bristol, 15/06/09).
6. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. (David in Ironbridge, 22/06/09).
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. (Paula in Lewisham, 29/06/09).
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell. (Steve in Ormskirk, 6/07/09).
9. The Bible.
10. Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee, 20/07/09.
11. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, 27/07/09.
12. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. (Matthew in Edinburgh, 3/08/09).
13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, 10/08/09.
14. Geoffrey Chaucer's, "The Canterbury Tales".
15. Oxford Advanced Atlas by John Bartholomew. (Irene Coleford, Gloucester).
16. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. (Pat in Newcastle, 28/09/09).
17. The Nation's Favourite Poems, foreword by Griff Rhys Jones.
(Steve in Ormskirk, 5/10/09).
18. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald. (Careena in Brighton).
19. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
20. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 2/11/09.
21. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, 9/11/09.
22. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. (Tony, Aberdare, 16/11/09).
23. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
24. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (30/11/09).
25. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck.
26. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman. (Ellen in Leeds, 14/12/09).
27. On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
28. The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (Careena, 18/01/10).
29. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. (25/01/10).
30. Kes: a Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines. (Gavin in Portsmouth and Simon in Brighouse).
31. The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall.
32. Dune by Frank Herbert. (Tom in Harwich).
33. Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy. (Paula in Lewisham).
34. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable.
35. Bram Stoker's Dracula.
36. The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service. (Dan in Deptford).
37. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. (5/04/10).
38. The Further Letters of Henry Root by Henry Root (aka William Donaldson). (18/04/10).
39. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Andrew in Blackheath, 26/04/10).
40. Spitfire Women of World War II by Giles Whittell. (3/05/10).
41. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. (10/05/10).
42. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.(17/05/10).
43. The Asterix books by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo (Liz in Highbury, 24/05/10).
44. The Iliad by Homer.
45. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. (28/06/10).
46. Shogun by James Clavell. (5/07/10).
47. Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. (19/07/10).
48. Papillon by Henri Charrière. (26/07/10).
49. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. (2/08/10).
50. The Magus by John Fowles. (9/08/10).
51. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. (23/08/10).
52. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. (Jane in Buckinghamshire, 30/08/10).
53. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown. (6/09/10).
54. Wilt by Tom Sharpe. (13/09/10).
55. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (20/09/2010).
56. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (27/09/2010)
57. No 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander MCall Smith (04/10/2010).
58. No Mean City by Alexander Mcarthur (11/10/2010).
59. Harry Potter (as one whole book) by J.K. Rowling (18/10/2010).
60. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (25/10/2010).
61. Persuasion by Jane Austen (01/11/2010).
62. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes
63. A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (22/11/2010).
64. In the Sewers of Lvov by Robert Marshall (29/11/2010).
65. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (06/12/2010).
66. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (13/12/2010)
67. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
68. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien (03/01/2011)
69. Para Handy by Neil Munro
70. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (17/01/2010)
71. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C Clarke (30/01/2010)
72. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
73. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
74. The Godfather, by Mario Puzo
75. An Evil Cradling, by Brian Keenan
76. Notes from a Small Island, by Bill Bryson
77. Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
78. The Civil War: A Narrative, by Shelby Foote
79. The Compleat Angler, by Izzak Walton.

The one voted on for the eightieth last night was Wuthering Heights.

Me, I've just finished 'Pyramid' - accounts of Wallander's early career in the Swedish cops and to my surprise I've just found a Rebus I hadn't read.

The best I've got of London are the biography (of London) by Peter Ackroyd, Henry Mayhew's 'London Labour and the London Poor' (recently reprinted) Edward Rutherford's 'London' and 'The Victorian Town Child' by Pamela Horn.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2011, 04:38:59 PM »
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I'm currently reading 'The complete history of Jack the Ripper'

I am utterly convinced that the Ripper was one Francis Tumblety.

Isn't this another event they blamed on the Masons?    ;D
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2011, 05:05:03 PM »
What? The grocers shop?  L0L
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« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2011, 11:09:11 PM »
I think that one is allowed to hate a football club, (or an author, or a film)  without actually inciting violence?
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2011, 02:05:31 AM »
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I think that one is allowed to hate a football club, (or an author, or a film)  without actually inciting violence?

Only an author or a film Fester.  ;D

We're going off topic here Fester, this thread is about reading....as in books.  

Picked-up this nifty paperback a while ago but have not read it yet. I believe it's something to do with a leading figure in the Russian military. But then it mentions Britain's biggest hooligan firm? ASDA had a few tearaways working for them last time I was there, so it could be them.  :-X 

Tony O'Neil though? I didn't realize the Irish travelled that far east during the potato famine.  ???  




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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2011, 06:39:59 PM »
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Now i am reading a Novel By William Shakespeare..

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« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2011, 11:17:10 AM »
I always treat myself to new books on holiday,  most recently have read Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid, have read some of her books, notably the Tony Hill Wire in the Blood series, I like her writing style. Enjoyed this one which I think may be the introduction of characters for a new series of books.

 Also got Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell, but have found it slightly disappointing with too much preamble, references to characters who feature in the story only through the main characters' discussion of them, unlikeable main  characters -and  the author is too reliant on the readers prior knowledge of them. I've kept on reading though, as want to find out what happens so I must be getting something out of it!

At the airport I bought Harlan Coben's "Livewire" the next installment of his Myron Bolitar series - love this character and his friend Win, and the banter between them, I'm always tempted to answer the phone with the word "Articulate" after reading these. Can't wait to start it.

I also bought "Jump" by Jilly Cooper, I've always loved her books, one of the original "chiclit" authors and the only one I read

I also discovered I could download a Kindle onto my android phone and have got some free classics lined up to read, Middlemarch and Pride and Prejudice

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« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2011, 11:53:21 AM »
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I also discovered I could download a Kindle onto my android phone and have got some free classics lined up to read, Middlemarch and Pride and Prejudice


Almost all the classics are available free from Kindle, so if you didn't read them as a child there is a second opportunity now at Zero cost - unless,of course you have to buy a kindle!   D)
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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2011, 07:17:43 PM »
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I also discovered I could download a Kindle onto my android phone and have got some free classics lined up to read, Middlemarch and Pride and Prejudice


Almost all the classics are available free from Kindle, so if you didn't read them as a child there is a second opportunity now at Zero cost - unless,of course you have to buy a kindle!   D)

Maybe you have kindle'd some interest here.  :-X

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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2011, 08:03:36 PM »
As I travel along Lifes Highway I do try to light up peoples lives if I can.   ZXZ
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« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2011, 05:48:17 AM »
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As I travel along Lifes Highway I do try to light up peoples lives if I can.   ZXZ

You may enjoy this book about the Ratcliffe Highway murders then. Not so well known as the Ripper murders, but still as gruesome.

In 1811, John Williams was buried with a stake in his heart. Was he the notorious East End killer or his eighth victim in the bizarre and shocking Ratcliffe Highway Murders? In this vivid and gripping reconstruction P. D. James and T. A. Critchley draw on public records, newspaper clippings and hitherto unpublished sources, expertly sifting the evidence to shed new light on this infamous Wapping mystery.

Yorkie

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« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2011, 07:47:45 AM »
Just ordered a copy from Amazon for £0.01 plus postage.  Gotta be a bargain!    $thanx$
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2011, 09:52:19 AM »
I've just finished Zoe Ferraris' latest novel City of Veils, a sequal to The Night of the Mi'raj and just as enjoyable.  Each book is based upon the investigation of a murder in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where life, particularly for women, is governed by strict religious and cultural conventions and where "nothing is what it seems".  Highly recommended!