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    BOOKS - Our best friends

    Gosh... I read like 40 books last year.

    I'm planning to get to the half century this year.

    Already started reading 'Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less' by Jeffrey Archer.

    And I have 'Is Paris Burning?' by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapiere, 'City of Joy' by the same authors, 'The Prodigal Daughter' by Jeffrey Archer, 'The Street Lawyer' by John Grisham, 'The Bourne Ultimatum' by Robert Ludlum and a couple others planned for next 3-4 weeks.

    I just made this thread so you guys can share you reading preferences here. Plus, I would really like to get suggestions on what to read. I guess from above, you can guess my choice of authors/reading.

    Thanks...

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    Ah, Jeffrey Archer.
    Now there's a guy who can pay people to write books for him.
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    I'm so obsessed with one series of books that my username comes from that (for those who haven't read Terry Pratchett's Discworld books - well it's from there)

    Don't share your taste in books so can't really recommend that much.

    Apart from the Discworld books, I read crime stories + whatever the literature teacher cooks up for me (right now it's Henrik Ibsen - most famous Norwegian playwright, meaning that more than 10 people outside Norway have heard of him...)
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    I find most fiction really hard to get into, so most of my reading revolves around Biographies and books concerning real life events... Favourite of all time, of course Allan Donald, White Lightning..

    Got Tuffers' A to Z of cricket, and Marcus Berkmann's "Rain Men" on the go..
    And Stupid White Men by Michael Moore on the back burner..
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    Ben Elton books are really good.

    I liked High Society and Dead Famous in the "cant put it down" kind of way. He mocks society so well.
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    "Rain Men" is excellent.

    About 2/3 through Athers' Autobiography at the moment, that 2/3 all happened yesterday on a train home from Stockport that got stuck in S****horpe for an hour and a half :!(

    Other favourites - "Forbidden City" by William Bell and the Harry Potters

    "Fire and Ice" I'm looking forward to in the near future.
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    anything by matthew rielly is excellent for those who like action novels.

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    Lance Armstrong's book I got for x-mas 'Every second counts' is excellent, I liked Sir Garry Sobers Autobiography and if you are familar with Ancient Hellas (Greece) and with Sparta then I recommd the book 'Spartan' by Valerio Massmio Manfredi.
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    Have read the 1st 2 Novels in the Inspector Lynley Mysteries series by Elizabeth George, but taken a break now. I like Murder Mysteries a lot. Currently I'm reading an odd book by Bernice Rubens, called "A Five Year Sentance." It's not easy reading and is very psychological, and I really need to get off my arse and finish it. Other books I like are:

    Any of the Red Dwarf Series (both the TV series and the books are brilliant, and what's more, both are very different, although the TV Series tends to put 2 ideas used in the books into one episode)

    Yakking Around the World and A Lot of Hard Yakka by Simon Hughes, good laugh

    What Now by Phil Tufnell

    Jack Russel's Autobiography although he is quite maddening when he's talking about his patriotism
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    I'm wrestling with Plato at the moment.

    After that, I plan to read 'A Farewell to Arms' by Hemingway then re-read some James Joyce (probably 'Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man).

    Then - Blowers

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    Interest in Ancient Rome?

    Hellas for me thanks.

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    Originally posted by Craig
    Interest in Ancient Rome?

    Hellas for me thanks.
    er.... Plato was Greek, Hemingway was American and Joyce was Irish.

    'The Republic' is about public matters, the state, justice and the like - what makes a Utopian society, that sort of stuff.
    'Farewell to Arms' is about an ambulance driver in Italy (close)
    'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' is about Joyce's alter-ego (I have DD, Joyce has Daedelus) as he grows up in Dublin.

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    I stick to the Biographies or Autobiographies, usually sporting ones. I'm not a big reader but as an athlete they are very interesting and motivational. I also borrowed a book called The Art of Sprinting from a friend.
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    Lance Armstrong's 'Every Second Counts' and his first book 'Its not about the bike' would be for you.

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