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Re: what books do you all read? by sartho on 9 August 2004 11:39pm
I read "Ayla and the shelters of stone" from Jean M. Auel at the moment. It's her fifth book in a series about the life of Ayla , 35.000 years ago.
At the age of 14 to 18 I loved books from Stephen King. Read 21 of them.
But these days I tend more to historical storys. Preferring the middle ages.
Re: what books do you all read? by Valarie on 11 August 2004 11:06pm
I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities for the first time, which is appropriate as I'll be traveling to London and Paris for the first time next month. I've also recently finished Henning Mankell's One Step Behind, which was a great police procedural set in Sweden.

The best book I've read this year has been Betrayal in Naples by Neil Griffiths. It's a literary thriller that's really about morality and the choices we make. Plus, Naples is rendered so clearly that it's almost its own character. It's been 4 months since I read it, and yet I can instantly recall the description of the sunlight and the heat, not to mention the taste of pasta, pizza, wine and espresso. Although I should make it clear that this is not a Year in Provence-style travel guide. It's dark and quite devastating. Very Graham Greene, which is always a good thing.
Re: what books do you all read? by Haricot_Verts on 19 August 2004 8:11pm
How about Computers for Dummies , and generally all the Dummies books going...??? Do they count? lol This newbie doesn't get out much :o(

Oh well I do read Patricia Cornwell, Nicci French and Kathy Reichs and I have written my first novel The Hagger Plate.

Haricot Verts x.
Re: what books do you all read? by George on 19 August 2004 11:18pm
My son just started his senior government class, so I've reading up on John Locke, pretty heavy stuff.
Re: what books do you all read? by intrepid on 23 August 2004 4:16pm
Right now I'm working on "Life in a Medieval Castle". There are a couple of other books in this series, like "Life in a Medieval City", "Life in a Medieval Village" and "Life in a Medieval Suburban School District."
Re: what books do you all read? by Dominic on 24 August 2004 10:49pm
Apart from Michael's, although I think it has been mentioned already is Alexander McCall Smith's - The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series of books based in Botswana where he spent some time. They are a great light read which are very enjoyable and give an interesting insight into Botswana.

Also just finished a really good book by Simon Vickers called Between the Hammer and the Sickle where he and an American, Frenchman and Russian crossed Russia from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) to Vladivostock back in 1990. Very interesting insight to life in the then Soviet Union - would be interesting to see how much it has changed there, some thing I am hoping to do next year!
Re: what books do you all read? by irishmanufan on 24 August 2004 11:37pm
just finished reading ricky tomlinsons autobiography ricky . it is a brillaint book . i have never read such an honest autobiogrpahy it is all there warts and all . you might not like or agree with the way he has lived his life but i found it riviting .
Re: what books do you all read? by fullmoon on 25 August 2004 10:37am

Have I found u all now, World Traveler I love Peter Moore's books, and when he came and did a signing u could just see that he loved his job which added a extra special touch to the evening. I also read biographies, fiction and lots of travel writing books.

Re: what books do you all read? by fullmoon on 25 August 2004 10:39am
Oh and in 8 days the book ive been waiting to read for a yr, Robbie Williams Feel, yeah can not wait gossip gossip and more gossip lol, Wonder if anyone will take me seriously now ;)
Re: what books do you all read? by Suetu on 26 August 2004 9:41am
I think Peter Moore's books are great as well, and so are Tim Moore's. I like historical crime fiction as well - Lindsey Davis (that Falco gets about a bit) Steven Saylor, John Maddox Roberts. I also like reading Travel guides, in anticipation of the day when I can give up the day job.
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