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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #195 on: November 15, 2019, 08:45:26 am »
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I cannot wait for exams to be over so I can read allll day
Here are my current reads:
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #196 on: November 15, 2019, 05:26:37 pm »
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I have an illustrated version of The Hobbit I am reading to my nephew. He's (almost) two, and he can speak basic words, but he doesn't quite understand the book. However he enjoys the pictures, likes the voices I put on, and will try to say new words as I read them.

this one as there's a few versions
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #197 on: November 20, 2019, 06:25:38 pm »
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I have an illustrated version of The Hobbit I am reading to my nephew. He's (almost) two, and he can speak basic words, but he doesn't quite understand the book. However he enjoys the pictures, likes the voices I put on, and will try to say new words as I read them.

this one as there's a few versions
Although of a different version, I remeber being read an illustrated version of the hobbit when I was a wee lad. I don't really recall the story as such (I do know the story as I have read it since), but I do remember looking at the pictures.
This is the copy - I remember the big scary smaug

At the moment I have just recently picked up all the wrong questions by lemony snicket book 1 (again). I have read it a few times, but I was just looking for something easy to read haha. I did try to read some stephen king (the green mile) but was sold by his writing. Perhaps I will try again for another of his novels.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #198 on: November 20, 2019, 06:34:04 pm »
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I'm reading The Girl Who Fell atm. Regrets. Had it recommended to me, but the writing is awful. I like the idea of the plot though.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #199 on: November 20, 2019, 08:47:33 pm »
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If you're looking for a cute contemporary that is primarily set in Sydney (and revolves around music and the Con)- I recommend The Astrid Notes by Taryn Bashford! I'm 220 pages in (so nearly done with it) and it's v cute and the cover have those purple jacaranda trees which I find beautiful :D
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #200 on: November 20, 2019, 10:00:19 pm »
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Just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. A friend recommended it to me and I finished it in a day, it’s that good. Quite confronting on the loneliness topic.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #201 on: November 20, 2019, 10:15:35 pm »
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Just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. A friend recommended it to me and I finished it in a day, it’s that good. Quite confronting on the loneliness topic.
I too liked Eleanor Oliphant, I read it earlier this year. It is definitely confronting on the topic of loneliness! :)
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #202 on: December 11, 2019, 02:36:14 pm »
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Finishing off Dictator by Robert Harris (last book in a trilogy about Cicero's life). Moving on to Whirlwind by James Clavell (last book in his Asian Saga). 
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #203 on: December 11, 2019, 09:08:07 pm »
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Recently read We Were Liars, and the sudden plot twist was quite shocking! I feel it was a tad overrated but otherwise, left me reeling.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #204 on: December 11, 2019, 09:20:21 pm »
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I've almost finished Stephen Hawking's The Grand Design - which I have enjoyed every minute of reading.

But I have a dilemma... I don't know what book I should read once I've finished it.
I have some options...
1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
2. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
3. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
4. The Little Book of Psychology
5. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
6. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
7. A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
8. Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Send help... ;D
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #205 on: December 11, 2019, 09:28:40 pm »
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I've almost finished Stephen Hawking's The Grand Design - which I have enjoyed every minute of reading.
I really enjoyed The Grand Design too.

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But I have a dilemma... I don't know what book I should read once I've finished it.
I have some options...
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3. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
I've heard some pretty good things about this. Supposed to drastically change the way people look at the importance of sleep.

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5. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Been on my reading list for a while, Sagan's supposed to be a master expositor.

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6. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
8. Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson
I actually found these fairly boring. If you've done some physics and science (which it looks like you have:), then you might find them a bit superficial and plodding.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #206 on: December 11, 2019, 09:49:16 pm »
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I've almost finished Stephen Hawking's The Grand Design - which I have enjoyed every minute of reading.

But I have a dilemma... I don't know what book I should read once I've finished it.
I have some options...
1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
2. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
3. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
4. The Little Book of Psychology
5. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
6. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
7. A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
8. Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson

I don't know much about the physics books, but JBP's 12 Rules for Life is a pretty solid read. ;)
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #207 on: December 30, 2019, 05:27:51 pm »
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I took advantage of today's hot weather and camped out downstairs near the aircon and smashed out nearly the whole of Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. 😂

Big fan of this book rn!
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #208 on: December 30, 2019, 05:52:39 pm »
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Just finished The Cuckoo’s Egg by Cliff Stoll and just picked up Skunk Works by Ben Rich.

Hoping to finish it by New Years so I can make it to 26 books! :D
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #209 on: December 30, 2019, 06:01:48 pm »
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Just finished the Surprise Party by Arron Patrick.

Was interesting and insightful, but mildly depressing.
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