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Just finished "Jesus the Man" by Barbara Theiring, and read before that "The Husband" by Dean Koontz and "Dead Sky" by Tami Hoag.

Beginning to think that my 60 year old brain could do without any more heavy religious style reading, much as it intrigues this agnostic and it's time to limit myself to novels like the Da Vinci Code and its like.....or horror or psychological thrillers.

Where am I going.........and what am I doing in this hand basket?

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I'm reading Hitchens God is Not Great and Bernstein's bio of Hillary Clinton



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The Silmarilion by JRR Tolkien.I've just finished the Unfinished Tales and next I'm hoping to read The Children of Hurin.

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The Roosevelts of Hyde Park - An Untold Story by Elliott Roosevelt and James Brough

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Be Your Best by David Morgan

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Darkley Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. I saw the pilot of American series Dexter and liked it, though I haven't watched it since. Think the book's better!

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Slam by Nick Hornby - really loving it, very funny and very sweet.

also reading America Unchained by Dave Gorman, also funny and very witty




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staroffurby wrote:Slam by Nick Hornby - really loving it, very funny and very sweet.

also reading America Unchained by Dave Gorman, also funny and very witty


I was eyeing that up in Tescos on Saturday, do you recommend it?

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I have been working my way through Peter Robinson's books. I am really enjoying them,nothing too heavy just allows me to switch off at the end of the day

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Just finished "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult. A real tear jerker.

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taliesin wrote:
staroffurby wrote:Slam by Nick Hornby - really loving it, very funny and very sweet.

also reading America Unchained by Dave Gorman, also funny and very witty


I was eyeing that up in Tescos on Saturday, do you recommend it?


I would recommend Slam to anyone, its not going to test your intellect or anything like that. As far as story's go it well written in Hornby's very laid-back and modern style like his books before him. This makes him tell the story from the point of view of a teenager, just like About a Boy and Fever Pitch which are his most famous titles. Just like Fever Pitch not being just for Footy nuts, this is not just for Skateboard nuts either. Just simply read and enjoy :thumb:




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Iggy's Place wrote:Just finished "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult. A real tear jerker.


I've just started reading 'Nineteen Minutes' by the same author. I find her books a bit hit or miss and so far this one is a hit! :thumb:

Have you read any other of her books? :confused:



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taliesin wrote:The Silmarilion by JRR Tolkien.I've just finished the Unfinished Tales and next I'm hoping to read The Children of Hurin.


I'm a massive fan of Tolkien and I hope you enjoy Children of Hurin - I have to say, I preferred it to The Silmarillion.



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I've just started A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, which has been in my to-read pile for ages but other things keep cropping up first and pushing it back! Finally I've gotten round to it - I hope it lives up to the reviews!



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I've read so much about A Thousand Splendid Suns without actually reading the book itself. I really should make the effort - let us know what you think of it, will you?

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Super-Cannes by J G Ballard.
I think David Cronenberg should film it.

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"Smells like Dead Elephants" by Matt Taibbi.

I got the book because I really like Matt Taibbi's column in Rolling Stone magazine (political comment). He's quite a cool guy. You can watch him on Youtube too. :):

His books aren't published here so I got it through Amazon. Which reminds me, isn't it wonderful how the internet has made it possible to get hold of non-UK books delivered to your door. This was near impossible before the internet age.



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It's great isn't it!

Same with music downloads. I've managed to get stuff I thought wasn't available.

Back on topic - I've just finished the new Armistead Maupin, because i loved the original Tales From the City. I was a bit disappointed really. A bit like meeting up with old friends and finding you've grown apart Image




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The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson (a Richard and Judy book from last year I think!)

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Monstrius Regiments by Tery Pratchett

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