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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #15 on: 01 August 2012, 01:35:10 PM »
Am currently on 78% of the first book.   It would help if I could stay awake longer than 2 sentences when I go to bed!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #16 on: 01 September 2012, 08:43:36 PM »
I just read a French classic published in 1885 and translated to English in 1903. It tells the story of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women.

Guy de Maupassant - Bel Ami

I found a free copy on the web. If you do a search, I expect you could too if you fancy a read. I found it quite amusing.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #17 on: 21 September 2012, 07:59:54 PM »
Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. She's hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York's Finest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Rook is as much a handful as he is handsome. His wise-cracking and meddling aren't her only problems. As she works to unravel the secrets of the murdered real estate tycoon, she must also confront the spark between them. The one called heat.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #18 on: 21 September 2012, 08:41:51 PM »
I read a shedload of Prey books whilst we were on holiday.  I did enjoy them (thanks) but the last one I started, um .... found it difficult to get into and am not really enjoying it.  Still sitting on first page of Chapter 4 and TBH can't recall what the hell it's about so it's clearly not made a lasting impression.

This morning I finished the book I started Monday, RD Lawrence's Biography.'Diabetes, Insulin and the Life of RD Lawrence'.  I loved it especially when there was a paragraph from my first consultant, Prof John Malins.  Lawrence had apparently sent him a patient who told him Lawrence had said You will get on just as well with the Prof and his clinic as you would with me!  and the Prof admitted in the book he found that a bit of a scary prospect! rather than a great compliment although he did appreciate it nevertheless.

The Prof was absolutely lovely whether you were 22 or 72, male or female.  And B good at his job .....

I never appreciated how eminent he was until about 8 years ago.  (Mine I mean not Lawrence)  But just like L's daughter in law who wrote the book, how I wish he could come back so I could talk to him now - now I know about all the things he did ..... and I know a bit more about D myself .....

There are so many things in this book that are still true and the NHS all but ignores.  Just because it happened in 1930 or whatever, doesn't mean it automatically doesn't apply ....

Fascinating man.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #19 on: 21 September 2012, 11:17:23 PM »
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There are so many things in this book that are still true and the NHS all but ignores.  Just because it happened in 1930 or whatever, doesn't mean it automatically doesn't apply ....
That's what is still puzzling me Sedge, why do they go back on what is proven?

Anyway I finished the Shadowmarch (trilogy but actually 4 books) loved it and for a day or so I really missed the characters I had lived with for so long.  I wanted to know "so what happened after that?"  What happened to Pidgeon, and Skurn and the trader who got lost after he translated from sleep?

I then read with fascination "A carpet ride to Khiva"
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Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs – discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis.   Alexander’s entrancing travelogue sees him stripped naked at a former Soviet youth camp, crawling through silkworm droppings, tackling a carpet-thieving mayor, distinguishing natural dyes from sacks of opium in Northern Afghanistan, bluffing his way through My Heart Will Go On for Uzbek TV and seeking sanctuary as an anti-Western riot consumed the Kabul carpet bazaar.   The result is an unforgettable true story of a journey to the heart of the unknown.
Really really good!  That's the description from Amazon.  To a degree I could understand where he was coming from, since in my early years of cabin crew I visited Iran and Pakistan and all places east which were really primitive in the early 70s.  I finished the book with tears in my eyes.

Only criticism?  OK he seems a bit too good to be true... bearing in mind it finishes when he was 30 and though he neither drinks nor smokes and is a vegetarian, he also doesn't seem to need the very normal desire in a young man for sex.  Minor hiccup, fascinating and very lovely emotional book.  I got it on a daily deal from Amazon for 99p but if anyone would like a kindle version PM me with email addy.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #20 on: 21 September 2012, 11:23:09 PM »
I'm now starting Karin Slaughter's "Fallen" thanks to a good friend on the forum.
Patti


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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #21 on: 26 September 2012, 12:12:40 AM »
Karin Slaughter is said to be quite good.  I've yet to read her books.

I've just started the 'Heat' series by Richard Castle.  Set in NYC about a detective called Nikki Heat.  There's 4 books so far and I'm on #2.  The first one was an entertaining read.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #22 on: 26 September 2012, 01:06:56 AM »
Karin Slaughter is said to be quite good.  I've yet to read her books.

I've just started the 'Heat' series by Richard Castle.  Set in NYC about a detective called Nikki Heat.  There's 4 books so far and I'm on #2.  The first one was an entertaining read.
Castle is one of my favourite TV shows and the idea of the books he writes on the show actually being published is so clever.  I must get around to reading one soon.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #23 on: 26 September 2012, 11:39:44 AM »
Ah, Jill.  AFAIK we don't get the prog over here!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #24 on: 26 September 2012, 12:49:58 PM »
McDonalds menu - my fall from grace is complete!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #25 on: 26 September 2012, 02:13:09 PM »
Ah, Jill.  AFAIK we don't get the prog over here!

Oh no!  Seriously?  You are missing out on a great show then  :(

I guess we are lucky in Australia to get the best of both US and UK shows.

Castle is so much fun, but also a good cop show.  Great actors too.  If you can get it on DVD, I'd highly recommend watching.
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T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #26 on: 10 October 2012, 11:40:43 PM »
SJ Watson - Before I Go To Sleep

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Before-I-Go-Sleep-Watson/dp/0552164135/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349908714&sr=1-1

Memories define us.

 So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?
 
 Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.
 
 And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #27 on: 11 October 2012, 12:06:31 AM »
Thanks to you Dave I am currently reading this book, I can hardly put it down!  It's a brilliant read.  I can review it better when I've finished it, but believe me, it's a cliffhanger all the way through!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #28 on: 11 October 2012, 12:08:15 AM »
I must comment on Karin Slaughter's "Criminal",  but tomorrow!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #29 on: 19 October 2012, 10:32:15 PM »
Adrian McKinty - The Michael Forsythe [Dead] Trilogy.

McKinty’s prose fires on all cylinders. And he pulls no punches when it comes to plotting. There is violence in his world, and more violence, and more violence, but it always serves the story. Along those lines, McKinty takes a lot of narrative risks, especially in The Dead Yard, but they all pay off. He allows the story to go where it has to.

Each Dead Trilogy novel contemplates its own issues, speaks its own voice, and has its own narrative drive. By the end, you’ve gone on quite a journey with Michael Forsythe, from upstart mobster, to mole, to detective of sorts, as McKinty unleashes his prose on us. I can’t recommend these novels enough.

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