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paw3001 wrote:Read a wide range of books, from fiction, non-fiction, business to comics

Currently, working through the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Easy read and good fun when you just need to phase out. Discovered on a long haul flight. Now on book 3 of about 19 (I think)
Was about to pick the first one up for my night shifts this week but swang completely the other way as i thought this looked interesting; The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry - by Rachel Joyce.

Just finished 'the walking dead, rise of the governor' - by Jay Bonansinga so this will make a real change lol.
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Just finished my first C.J. Box novel "Force of Nature" and after having read all of the Jack Reacher Series, I was left a little bit disappointed at the end.

Just about to start "The Other Daughter" by Lisa Gardner.

If you haven't read them, and you're a Jack Reacher fan, then I can recommend the Lincoln Rhyme Series by Jeffrey Deaver or the Harry Hole Series by Jo Nesbo.
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gwells wrote:i've only read book one, so while i enjoyed it, i still fear some of the mid-series "omg get on with it please" comments i've seen. we'll see.

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Just starting "Shake hands with the Devil" by LT GEN Romeo Dallaire.....about Rwanda.....

Looks like we don't learn from history, and Africa currently going down this road....
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Iain M Banks' Hydrogen Sonata... Don't seem to find the time to read it, though. Last book of the Wheel of Time is waiting on the shelf. It's been agony waiting for the books and lost hope for a while after the author passed away. A week's holiday in about four weeks' time...maybe then time to immerse myself in the books.
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Didn't use to read a great deal other than magazines and such like, but about five years ago I made a promise to myself to always be reading a book of some sort. Didn't matter what and since then I have read novels, biographies, histories and caught up on some classics I missed in my youth.

However, the plan has all gone a bit belly up in recent months - I no longer train it into work most days so don't get a chance to read then, I have a two year old son so don't get a lot of time in the evenings and weekends, and there is this damned forum that keeps needing my attention!

I have though made an effort to get started on a book and am just about to begin 'The Rings of Saturn' by W. G. Sebald, lent to me by a work colleague. I think it may turn out to be a bit weird but I'll give it a try and see what happens!
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This'un.

WM Jones came from neighbouring Coleford and wrote in the 1920s in the old Somerset dialect. This book records a visit by his fictional hero to the Frome Cheese Show which is still held annually here in my home town. It has been held for over 150 years and attracts an attendance of 20000+.

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I'm reading Bradley Wiggins' 'My Time' at the moment. I always find it interesting to learn what makes elite athletes 'tick'
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paw3001 wrote:Read a wide range of books, from fiction, non-fiction, business to comics

Currently, working through the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Easy read and good fun when you just need to phase out. Discovered on a long haul flight. Now on book 3 of about 19 (I think)

I have leant towards non-fiction over recent times,but i too have discovered the Jack Reacher novels and am working through them. I am on 'One Shot' (number 9) so a few still to go.
I also 'rediscovered' some classic sci fi..for instance
Joe Haldeman 'Forever War' & 'Forever Peace'
Alfred Bester 'The Demolished Man' & 'The Stars My Destination'
Philip K Dick 'Flow My Tears,The Policeman Said'
Richard Matheson 'I Am Legend' (much better than the film)

I;ve got a bookshelf of stuff waiting to be read...
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I finished "all in good time" reflections of a watch maker by George Daniels, a fabulous book and a wonderful insight to the great man. I highly recommend it.

I have also been reading the James Bond books from Ian Fleming, started at the beginning with Casino Royal, Live and Let Die and Moonraker and I will have to read the rest as I have found the book better than the films.

I got Longitude by dava sobel for my birthday so will probably start that next...
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I remember reading all of the James Bond books around 1966 and loving everyone.

Every couple of years I make sure I read them all again.

They are so much better than the films as Clarky says.

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Clarky wrote: I got Longitude by dava sobel for my birthday so will probably start that next...
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Just about to start one i've been meaning to read forever... Fellowship of the ring, hope it's not spoilt by having seen all the films first?
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Currently readingThe Billionaire Who Wasn't. How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away A Fortune. Quite a fascinating story. On deck is finishing the Millennium Trilogy, and for some lighter reading, the rest of The Hunger Games series (hangs head in shame). Clearly I need to add Jack Reacher to my reading list.
Jimbo, Shake Hands With the Devil is a great read. It is an absolute tragedy the way our government abandoned General Dallaire and the people of Rwanda, then abandoned him again after his return to Canada. I have met him and heard him speak, and was very moved. His story is only one of many thousands, most of which remain untold, and often with a tragic ending.
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I am reading all the Culture Novels in chronological order to prepare me for the newest one... currently on this;

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