So, what book are you currently reading?

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The last Dark Materials book. The Book of Dust.

Only just started, finding it difficult to make time for reading at the moment.

I finished a biography of Marciano recently, it was OK, but didn't really tell me anything new.
 

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Castle Duckula.
1984 by George Orwell

I'm two thirds of the way through that, but I'll probably have to start it again as I haven't picked it up in about 8/9 months. I was really enjoying it, but mislaid it and forgot about it after an holiday.

Currently reading Normal People. Which is about as different as you can get. It's been adapted for the BBC and ladies are raving about it. It isn't terrible, but it's a huge stretch to say it's any good. Full of meekly described sex and a story that doesn't really go anywhere interesting.
 
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Currently reading Normal People. Which is about as different as you can get. It's been adapted for the BBC and ladies are raving about it. It isn't terrible, but it's a huge stretch to say it's any good. Full of meekly described sex and a story that doesn't really go anywhere interesting.
Haven't read the book, but I'm enjoying the TV show.
 

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Reread The Stand, since the missus is reading it for the first time. Now rereading The Dead Zone.

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I'm hoping the show is far superior to the book.
I'm enjoying it mostly. A bit slow, but well filmed and the two leads are good. Lots, and lots of sex.

I have enjoyed the bits about the school and uni a bit more than the relationship stuff, although it is 90% relationship stuff.
 
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Bachafach^^^

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Trying to plow through An Army At Dawn (North African campaign) before the Rise and Fall of the Ming Dynasty arrives

Getting to the bit about the battle of cluster fuck i.e Kasserine Pass.
 

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I'm thinking about reading Dracula by Bram Stoker
I liked it. Be prepared for most /all of it to be in the form of letters and journal entries, though. But it's good. I particularly enjoyed Harker's early descriptions of Dracula's castle and the journey to get there, van Helsing the hunter is a badass, and there's a captain's log from a ship that is legit terrifying. :lol::thumbsup

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Castle Duckula.
Currently reading House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. A 1905 novel about a 29 year old American lady living in high society trying to find an husband. Very interested and incredibly well written. Can understand the notion of it being called a classic.
 
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Currently reading House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. A 1905 novel about a 29 year old American lady living in high society trying to find an husband. Very interested and incredibly well written. Can understand the notion of it being called a classic.
Read the synopsis there. Sounds good, but a bit grim for my current state of mind.

I'm mainly reading escapist fluff at the moment. Might check this out in the future though.

I tend to like historic female novels. If they managed to get and remain published then you can usually assume they are good.
 
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kf3

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the dark between the stars

1 of a 3 book sequel to the seven suns books.

good so far. the 7 suns books only needed to be 5 and the characters were very black/white, i think this series will is correcting those issues. is also not an overly contrived continuation of the story, which sequels often are.