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What’s everyone reading?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Grays_1890, 14 Jun 2020.

  1. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Couldn’t find a thread for books, is there one?
     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Feel free to delete sorry admin
     
  3. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Michael Carrick

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    Heartstone by CJ Sansom, historical mystery novel set in Tudor times.
     
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    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    I really enjoyed those books. I have just started re-reading Dissolution, the first one in the series, and will work my way through the rest again.
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    Working slowly through Sapiens at the moment. I find myself reading a few pages then going back over them, so it's taking double the time!
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Michael Carrick

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    He's written a couple of thrillers which I found good reads Dominion set in Nazi occupied Britain and Winter in Madrid pre WWII thriller.
     
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    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    I also enjoyed Dominion.
     
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    Mikey10 Sergei Rebrov

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    ‘Coming Down Fast’ by Simon Wells - an account of the Manson Family and the death of the hippie dream.
     
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    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    I love everything about the history of the Manson family.
     
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    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    What's it like?

    I know a lot of people who talk highly of it, but what they talk about doesn't sound very sciency. That might just be the layman filter but it's come from a few people talking the same way about it.
     
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    LutonSpurs Kasey Keller

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    Started this today - Thanks!
     
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    Rorschach Garth Crooks

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    I know exactly what you mean. I remember doing the very same, almost like I was studying for a test!
     
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    JerusalemMan Chris Armstrong

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    Such a great series, so richly detailed and immersive. Sansom's health looked like it would bring a stop to his writing so it was great to hear of his recovery and then, selfishly, see Tombland released a couple of years ago.

    I'm on, among other things, the Gulag Archipelago and Guns, Germs & Steel.
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    I'm really enjoying it, Harari seems to pack a shedload of information in a small amount of words, however it's still 460-odd pages long! Hence wanting to go back and make sure I'm retaining the information. I thought this may be a reflection on me but @Rorschach has mentioned doing similar too.

    I think you'll enjoy it, it's not heavy on the science so far but still very legitimate findings and really providing a stamp on how Homo Sapiens evolved. His writings on the time between us evolving from Neanderthals into creating Empires is a fascinating insight. I'm halfway through now, Rorschach might have a better insight as he's finished the book.
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    Enjoy!
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    Haha, yes it does feel like this! I think I just really want the information to insert itself into my brain.

    Wait and see, Scara will read it in one sitting and recite it back from memory.
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    Rorschach Garth Crooks

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    He won't like the end ;)
     
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    LutonSpurs Kasey Keller

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    As a theist who embraces evolution it is always interesting to read this stuff. Keeps you on your journey of discovery and questioning.
     
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    AuroRaman Milija Aleksic

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    Absolutely man, I'm in the same arena, potentially more leaning towards the agnostic side in recent years but firmly based in evolution and the science of spirituality (if that's even a thing).
     
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