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Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:08 PM


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So I had hopped over to Gails blog site (SQL in the Wild) (and just realized how long it has been since the most recent article was posted, but oh well,) and seeing the listing of what she had been reading, caused me to start this.

Basically, what book(s) are you reading right now? Doesn't matter if it's a tech / work book, fun read, heck it could even be "Twilight."

Just post it here, and maybe even give a brief review / synopsis of it...


For me, right now I'm reading "The moon is a harsh mistress" by Heinlein, and just finished the other day "Childhoods end" by Clarke. Yes, I like classic SF.


And after I hit post I realized I forgot to add "you" between "reading" and "now"
D'OH!
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Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:16 PM


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Ooh, need to go update my reading list....


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Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:54 AM


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Just finished Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy - now starting Jerome K Jerome's three Men in a Boat.
Yup - varied reading matter for me


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Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:45 AM


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I'm reading "The sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. It's a little too self-absorbed for my taste, but I generally like the book, and it's short (< 200 pages).

Next, my plan is to return to reading philosophy - Bertrand Russell, until it gets too tedious again.


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Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:04 AM


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Just finished Proven Guilty (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher. Really enjoying this series. It's not high fiction, by any means, but as an easy reading escape whilst work's hectic it fits the bill nicely.

Now starting Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M Banks.
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Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:21 AM


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Just finished Proven Guilty (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher. Really enjoying this series. It's not high fiction, by any means, but as an easy reading escape whilst work's hectic it fits the bill nicely.


If you enjoy that, look up the Iron Druid series (Hounded is I think the first book). Similar style.



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Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:26 AM


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If you enjoy that, look up the Iron Druid series (Hounded is I think the first book). Similar style.


Thanks Gail. Added to the list!
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Posted Friday, October 19, 2012 8:18 AM
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I have just finished audio versions of the entire Dresden series, and Butcher's Codex of Alera series. Nicely entertaining.

If you like fantasy, give a try to Brent Week's Night Angel series.
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Posted Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:20 PM


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I tend to have several books going at one.

Currently reading:
Historias de Cronopios y de Famas (mainly the stories in it that I didn't read before; it's quite hard going, my Spanish isn't really up to it, but it's excruciatingly funny so I enjoy it in small doses)
A Desert called Peace
Cumhnantan (yet again - I keep going back to that book)
Le château de ma mêre (It's 50 years since the last time I read that)
The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction
Derby's translation of The Illiad

Plus a couple of other Spanish novels that I'm half way through and go back to intermittently, because I was advised they would be good for my Spanish: Caperucita en Manhattan and Eva Luna - but only look at either of these for maybe an hour or two once a fortnight, or thereabouts.

Earlier this month finished reading 1636: The Kremlin Games; Sympathy for the Devil; A Beautiful Friendship; and rereading Le gloire de mon pêre and Cunnartan Cuain.

Oddly enough no maths or physics or CS books this month - that's unusual for me.


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