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  1. BLUE66

    BLUE66 Thread Starter

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    I'm almost done with a biography called "The Sisters - The Saga of the Mitford Family" by Mary S. Lovell. I love biographies and like to approach history from this personal perspective. I had been made aware of Nancy Mitford through the original Masterpiece Theater version of "Love in a Cold Climate" and then read her two books that the show was based on, "Pursuit of Love" and "Love in a Cold Climate" - all very "to the manor born" and great fun - Uncle Matthew was my favorite character - so I was really surprised to find that in real life the father was a Lord, one sister was a friend of Hitler's, one sister married the founder of the British Union of Facists, one sister married the nephew of Winston Churchill, moved to America and become a communist and one sister became a duchess. :confused:

    Fascinating reading about a very talented family that was torn apart by diverse philosophies in very turbulent times - a time like now where we are struggling to protect and defend our way of life against a very present evil.
     
  2. hotskates

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    I like biographies too along with all other types. I just finished "Blindsided" by Richard Cohen. Before that I read "Wings" by Danielle Steele. I want to buy Jay Leno's book for fun and read it "If Roastbeef could fly".
     
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    At the moment... Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.

    Despite being a slight book-a-holic I've NEVER read a single Charles Dickens book! :eek:
     
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    The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton. Not exactly the feel-good book of the year, but compelling.
     
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    The only biography that I really liked was titled "Princess". I just couldn't remember the author. But it's about a princess who defied the tradition and married the man she really loves. Although she didn't defy her father, she still stood her ground and refused to be treated like any other women in her country.

    Right now I'm reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt. Before that I was reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel. But I couldn't get pass half of the book because of the miseries experienced by the animals.
     
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    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

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    There's a thread here for books that I started some time ago, if you would like to add to it: http://forums.techguy.org/t96641.html

    At the moment I am reading Rumple of the Bailey, The Second Omnibus, by John Mortimer
     
  7. GoneForNow

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    I, unfortunately, don't have the time I would like to read as a leisure activity but the two books I read not long ago which I really enjoyed were:

    "Beginning Skiing" by Sonny Bono

    "Fear of Flying" by John Kennedy, Jr.





    :D
     
  8. Big-K

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    Currently? Why, harry potter and the sorcerers stone of course! No, actually im reading my most recent bank statement to make sure of something.
     
  9. ashes@work

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    a big pounce for my favorite Jimpunk :)

    and Im reading Stephen Kings, Desperation.. which will be a movie in 2005 per imdb :) Im a HUGE fan for those that dont know :) Not so much of his movies, but im a collector of his books.. :)

    http://imdb.com/name/nm0000175/
     
  10. hotskates

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    How do you sleep at night Ashes???
    I've never been able to finish reading a Stephen King book.
    I guess I'm wired differently. I can't watch slice and dice movies either.
    I read to relax and do enjoy a good thrilling book (but not gory) like the one I read last month called "Guardian".
     
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    Fellowship of the Ring...I "attempted" to get them all ready before I watched any of the movies...yeah...that sure didn't happen, I got through The Hobbit in no time...then I for whatever reason had no more time for reading, so I'm only about half way through LOTR:FOTR ... man, the movies were not bad, but they left out many things that are in the book...
     
  12. moonmist

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    I think im reading.............a book :D
     
  13. eddie5659

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    I'm reading Come Out Tonight, by Richard Laymon, one of my favourite horror writers :)

    eddie
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    ashes, I liked his Backman books, especially the one called Walk or Long Walk. Been a while since I read it.
    Also, the Running man, which is just a tad different that the one with Arnie in :p

    One of his books I hated though was Geralds Game. so long and boring, well for me it was.

    I like Richard Laymon, as above. Also, Shaun Hutson, King, Clive Barker, Graham Masterton.

    I also have read all three volumes of vampire world by Brian Lumly :)

    eddie
     
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    This particular post reeks of geekiness. :D
    2 questions:
    Do you speak Klingon? :D
    When you goto Star Trek conventions do you dress up? :D
     
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