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Just thought it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to what we are reading or we would recommend for our fellow forummers this year.

 

I am just about to start World Without End by Ken Follett.

 

Its over a thousand pages so it might be a while before I finish!

“I hate a good many things, but I suffer them all the same.”

 

Stannis Baratheon

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I've a stack of things to read from Christmas:

 

New book about Sylvia Plath's art, which I've noticed from a quick skim is full of errors, but oh well...

 

Letters of Ted Hughes.

 

Bill Bryson book on Shakespeare.

 

The latest Rupert The Bear annual - it doesn't have Raggety in it! :(

 

A big encyclopedia about His Dark Materials - and I plan to stock up on books about Philip Pullman while they're all still in print as old books about Tolkien are a swine to find.

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I got the complete works of Shakespeare for Chrsitmas, I can't wait to get stck into that, it's the hugest book I've ever seen though, so it may take me a while to plough through it!

 

Got lots of other book or Christmas too (I'm a big reader) but I can't decide what to start first! Probably something light and not too deep:D

 

I was in the proces of re-reading Birdsong, but I've lent it to AO, so unusually, I don't have a book on the go at the moment, more of whatever I lay my hands on when I sit down on the sofa.

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I'm reading 'The Islamist' by Ed Husain at the moment. It covers the author's (a British Muslim) move into radical Islam and back again.

 

At times disturbing and completely fascinating, it should be required reading for those involved in domestic and international attempts to understand and tackle Islamic extremism.

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I've just finished reading Tony Parsons' "Stories we could tell." Discodown I've just read your thread about not going out, then read Muddycoffee's comment and thought how you'd probably both really like that book. It's way before any era i can claim as my own being set in the late seventies but it's about a night where three music journalists, all very different have an epiphany about where their life is going... I've really enjoyed it after a few false starts. Your comments on the music not being so good and things feeling different... read that. :)

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I've just finished reading Tony Parsons' "Stories we could tell." Discodown I've just read your thread about not going out, then read Muddycoffee's comment and thought how you'd probably both really like that book. It's way before any era i can claim as my own being set in the late seventies but it's about a night where three music journalists, all very different have an epiphany about where their life is going... I've really enjoyed it after a few false starts. Your comments on the music not being so good and things feeling different... read that. :)
Will give it a whirl

“I hate a good many things, but I suffer them all the same.”

 

Stannis Baratheon

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