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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Froley, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Valerian

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    Almost finished with Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. As a rule, I don't like "sequels" to Pride and Prejudice, but this one was so highly recommended to me that I decided to give it a try. I like P.D. James's writing style, even if she doesn't write like Jane Austen (no surprise there), but so far the story seems a bit lame.
     
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    Kathy Reichs: Death du Jour
     
  3. Sao
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    I used to be an avid reader but with the advent of laptops and now tablets I just don't read as much as I used to, far to many distractions like netflix or youtube.
    When I do read it's usually the latest Terry Pratchett novels, I just hope he has a few more in him before he is incapable of writing any more :(
    I currently have on the go the complete works of Sherlock Holmes and re reading shogun for the nth time
     
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    Sadly, I believe he has reached that point some time ago, but I might be wrong. Of course, I hope I am...
     
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    With any luck his daughter will take over writing duties and start to produce some books, her writing for the gaming industry is pretty darn good :)
     
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    Haven't seen the TWTWB movie....the all 7 books were good.
     
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    The Tomorrow movie isn't as bad as the Hunger Games flick but they both did the same things... They made the movies for teens and tweens and toned the violence and gore down to make more money. Anyway, yes... All 7 books were good!:)
     
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    'Parenting Beyond Belief' by Dale McGowan.
    It's essays and anecdotes regarding raining a child without ***shudder*** religion. Good read so far. Making me rethink my attitudes to educating my daughter on the subject. I just want to raise a free thinker without shoving my beliefs down her throat. I don't want her to rebel and become a door knocking fundamentalist. Eeek!
     
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    I was raised in a CofE school and had regular visits to church on a weekly basis but my parents were always very keen that I made my own decisions and choices when it came to religion. I quickly realised that to me while the teachings of morals etc are good that religion was not for me and I chose to go with science over religion. I think as long as you equip your daughter with truthful information about religion and the options then you have done everything right as a parent and not forced her down one road or another.
     
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    A Dull Roar by Henry Rollins. This man makes up about half of my book collection. I think i'm at 20 or 21 of his books. Hoping to finish it off soon.
     
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    Reading posts on EDCF.

    Does that count? :cool:
     
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    Still reading sci-fi stories from Lucius Shepard-"The Jaguar hunter" and "Radiant Green Star".Enjoying his style.Also reading a book about chess.
     
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    Echo2's coffee mug, from the coffee mug thread, reminded me of this book that I had not read in awhile. I'm starting it again now, it's a really great look at Thomas Jefferson's political principles. So many things he talked about, predicted, feared, have now come to pass.

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    Accelerando by Charles Stross.
     
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    Myths of the Asanas
     
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    Abraham Lincoln by William Eleroy Curtis. Got it from Gutenberg.org for my Kobo ereader.
     
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    The River Swimmer by Jim Harrison.

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    Nova Swing by M. John Harrison, second book in a trilogy. Odd science fiction.
     
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    Flu by Wayne Simmons
     
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    The Phantom Tollbooth

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