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1 hour ago, Paul said:

Only just seen this, sorry. I’ve read all of the Bobiverse books, I think. Despite the lack of real peril and the fact that every single problem just gets solved, I really liked them. Not sure they bear repeat reading, but certainly entertaining first time round. 

The fourth one came out just recently. Much inline with the others. 

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Since the summer my reading has slowed almost to a halt; I read for work or for 10 minutes before I fall asleep. I'm currently reading The Long Earth series by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, a light and enjoyable enough story about the concept of parallel earth's that people are able to 'step' between.  

 

I need to rediscover my reading mojo and there are, as always, some good recommendations over the last couple of pages that look interesting.

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East of Eden

 

It took me months to get to two-thirds of it and then I finished the last 200 pages in three days. Incredible portrayal of familial relationships in the American West at the turn of the 19th century with some truly outstanding, inciteful characters. It was my first time reading Steinbeck and won't be my last. I'm probably going to try Mice & Men next.

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53 minutes ago, Tony Moanero said:

@Bjornebye

 

Saw this and thought of you, mate.

 

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Ha nice one Tony 

35 minutes ago, Edward. said:

Bought Jaws for the glistening pussy quote mentioned earlier. The dirty bitch. Not sure if I prefer the book or the film.

Filth isn't she ! 

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Yes that meeting in the restaurant was I'd like to say completely unexpected. But having read on here(the only reason I bought the book) not so. I'm sure there's a bit of filth in The Deep and The Island too.

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Just finished the latest Micky Haller novel (with a cameo from Bosch) by Michael Connolly, called The Law of Innocence. It was exactly what you want from a courtroom drama: pacy and engaging without being too cliched. 
 

Now on Ready Player Two, the sequel to his first book, by Ernest Cline. 

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Forgot to say, I read Carra’s Greatest Games book too. It was decent. Like a cross between his podcast and MNF as he reviews and reappraises some of the biggest matches in football. 

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Reading The Power of The Dog at the mo.

About Mexican drug cartels. It’s also touching on the CIA involvement in smuggling cocaine to fund Nicaraguan contras in fighting commmunism in the 80s. So revisiting themes from the tv series Snowfall which I know loads on here love (including me). Really enjoying it.

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On 13/12/2020 at 09:39, Edward. said:

I know it’s early but what Ready Player Two like? Really enjoyed One.

I’m only a few chapters in, but it basically follows on from exactly where the last one ended. Drops you right in and you’re away.   

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44 minutes ago, Paulie Dangerously said:

Found my old Kindle when I was moving.  Any websites to avoid accidently downloading free versions?

Avoid mobism.org. Mostly epubs which you would have to convert to .mobi (lots of free ways of doing it) . Don't even consider a cheap subscription which would make downloading easier. I've been staying away from it for years.

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39 minutes ago, Evelyn Tentions said:

Avoid mobism.org. Mostly epubs which you would have to convert to .mobi (lots of free ways of doing it) . Don't even consider a cheap subscription which would make downloading easier. I've been staying away from it for years.

Thanks mate. Accidentally stumbled upon b-ok.xyz and in the style of Pete price handed myself straight to the police. 

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Muhammad - A Prophet for Our Time

 

Karen Armstrong

 

By turns history, apologia and hagiography, still a very good place to start reading on a fascinating historical subject.

 

7 of 10

 

BTW, if you can hit it when it's open for new members, you should avoid this site like the plague if you're looking for both ebooks and audiobooks:

 

https://www.myanonamouse.net/

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4 hours ago, Evelyn Tentions said:

Avoid mobism.org. Mostly epubs which you would have to convert to .mobi (lots of free ways of doing it) . Don't even consider a cheap subscription which would make downloading easier. I've been staying away from it for years.

Sorry Paulie. That should have been mobilism.org. Fat fingers  and the middle of the night!

I'd still recommend you don't  have a look. The bastards have all the bestsellers, new releases. Lots of non fiction (mostly pdfs) audio books and modded Android apps. After here and the Grauniad, it's my least favorite site

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46 minutes ago, polymerpunkah said:

Muhammad - A Prophet for Our Time

 

Karen Armstrong

 

By turns history, apologia and hagiography, still a very good place to start reading on a fascinating historical subject.

 

7 of 10

 

BTW, if you can hit it when it's open for new members, you should avoid this site like the plague if you're looking for both ebooks and audiobooks:

 

https://www.myanonamouse.net/

They’d the best site to avoid. Sugar Ape gave me an invite so I could reject it. Not sure if I have any, but I’m sure he knows how to sort it. @Sugar Ape

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Ready Player Two wasn’t all that really. He just doubles down on the nerdery and basically repeats the entire premise of the first one.  

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V2 by Robert Harris is an interesting read. I'm a big fan of his, especially Fatherland, Enigma and An Officer and a Spy. His latest is not the most interesting or riveting story but as always the historical element and his attention to detail on "technical" stuff is superb.

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On 21/01/2021 at 00:09, Sugar Ape said:

My paltry collection of books doesn’t so impressive now I’ve seen his. 
 

 

Wow. 

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I read Tom Allen’s autobiography No Shame. It’s funny and quite poignant as he writes about being an eccentric gay kid coming to terms with who he is. 
 

Now reading Oliver Stone’s autobiography after listening to him on Louis Theroux’s podcast. Absolutely fascinating bloke and a very talented writer. 

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