What book(s) are you currently reading?

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05 Jun 2017, 2:38 am

I always have my nose in multiple books that i switch between, unless it captures me so much I have to read it all in one sitting/within a few days. The one my focus is currently on is 'The Plutonium Files' by Eileen Welcome.



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05 Jun 2017, 12:40 pm

Presently reading the novel Publieke werken ('Public works') by Dutch author Thomas Rosenboom. It's a period piece set in the late nineteenth century and revolves around two Jewish cousins, one of which is a pharmacist in Groningen, whilst the other is a violin manufacturer in Amsterdam.

As for non-fiction, I just started in an illustrated history of the House of Orange, which is the royal family of the Netherlands. In the first chapters, I came across a picture of the tomb of René of Chalon, who was Prince of Orange in the first half of the 16th century, and his final resting place in Bar-le-Duc France has been decorated with a so-called 'transi', which is a depiction of the deceased person in the form of a decaying body. This sounds very macabre, but the sculpture is gorgeously crafted by sculptor Ligier Richier:
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19 Jul 2017, 6:23 pm

Just finished The Return, last night by Victoria Hislop, about the civil Spanish Franco War pre second and post second world war. She typewrites in other languages too, so some are probably just as good.
I've read all of them now, The Thread being the best IMO; The Last Dance and other stories, I haven't read though.
Now, I'm back on the older paperbacks by D Steel.

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26 Jul 2017, 7:49 am

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i need to start working hardcore on my 2017/2018german. doyou want to study with me? xD




page 1: ( deutsche literatur von ihren anfaengen bis zum ende des fruehen mittelalters ) :|

so now i am supposed to give up watching all the lovely twerking videos, and instead, i should immerse myself into this gloomy sht
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26 Jul 2017, 3:09 pm

The Reader/Der Vorleser

what a shoddy book. from a moral standpoint this is just despicable.



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26 Jul 2017, 9:42 pm

Just got done with book The Artist's Way, a spiritual path to higher creativity, by Julia Cameron.
A friend who is moving across town had loaned it to me a couple weeks ago then last night said it was mine to keep, "call it Christmas in July". :D


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26 Jul 2017, 10:52 pm

The audio book version of A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

Read very well by Paul Giamatti.

I have a driving job and listen to Audiobooks or Podcasts.

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29 Jul 2017, 11:00 pm

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Just got done with book The Artist's Way, a spiritual path to higher creativity, by Julia Cameron.
A friend who is moving across town had loaned it to me a couple weeks ago then last night said it was mine to keep, "call it Christmas in July". :D


^What a nice gift. A very good book!

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30 Jul 2017, 1:04 am

Investing Through The Looking Glass by Tim Price



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30 Jul 2017, 2:00 pm

Crime and Punishment by G. F. Newman
The Book of Chuang Tzu (a Taoist classic)



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30 Jul 2017, 2:07 pm

The Hunger Games


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31 Jul 2017, 12:32 pm

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02 Aug 2017, 1:38 pm

For my summer class, the current book is Housekeeping, which is a coming-of-age novel set in the 1970s.

I am also reading The Langoliers, which is a novella in Stephen King's compilation Four Past Midnight.


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02 Aug 2017, 11:59 pm

The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick



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12 Aug 2017, 3:54 pm

Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear and The Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov.


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