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post Jul 22 2019, 05:58 PM
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Obviously TDH can't read, but I was interested what people read or are reading. I'm mostly a fiction reader. I like crime fiction but I force myself to read a literary fiction novel every 2/3. I generally have an Audible title and a book on the go.

On Audible I'm listening to a Christopher Brookmyre.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowball-****-Chri...e/dp/034912051X

In hardback (differentiated because I'm mostly Kindle these days) I'm reading Big Sky by Kate Atkinson (literary and crime so pleasure and duty).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07L3FP...wt_bibl_vppi_i0

I recommend Salt Path by Raynor Winn incidentally. Non fiction. We love walking and this is the story of a couple that lose everything and walk the SW Coast path and wildcamp on benefits. Inspirational. She's at the Marlborough literary festival in August. So too Ian Rankin which is great as I'm a huge Rebus fan.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salt-Path-Bestsell...C143&sr=1-1

Only joking TDH.
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post Jul 24 2019, 12:31 PM
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I don't really like reading much, but I do read a lot of biographies, Nigel Mansell's and Hulk Hogan's I found particularly interesting. Recently I have read James O'Brien's how to be right and found that to really insightful and got me thinking about a lot of my own opinions. Fiction tends to bore me so I don't really indulge in it anymore.
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post Jul 24 2019, 09:23 PM
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Biographies; never read fiction. I find myself daydreaming as I read fiction. Having said that, biogs are often are only based on fact.
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post Jul 25 2019, 05:11 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jul 24 2019, 01:31 PM) *
I don't really like reading much, but I do read a lot of biographies, Nigel Mansell's and Hulk Hogan's I found particularly interesting. Recently I have read James O'Brien's how to be right and found that to really insightful and got me thinking about a lot of my own opinions. Fiction tends to bore me so I don't really indulge in it anymore.

Iíve listened to James OíBrien book. Very enjoyable. Iím sure some of the callers were from here. Some of the clips that went viral were very funny.

Iíve read a couple of biographies. I enjoyed the Frank Skinner one a few years ago. I read the Ronnie OíSullivan one too. Mainly for the running and addiction side as I donít have an interest in snooker.
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post Jul 27 2019, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (newres @ Jul 25 2019, 06:11 AM) *
Iíve listened to James OíBrien book. Very enjoyable. Iím sure some of the callers were from here. Some of the clips that went viral were very funny.

Iíve read a couple of biographies. I enjoyed the Frank Skinner one a few years ago. I read the Ronnie OíSullivan one too. Mainly for the running and addiction side as I donít have an interest in snooker.

I rememebr reading the Frank Skinner one, that was good, I liked the honest bit about not remembering his years as an alcoholic, it was kind of haunting but also humble of him I thought.
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post Jul 27 2019, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jul 27 2019, 11:45 AM) *
I rememebr reading the Frank Skinner one, that was good, I liked the honest bit about not remembering his years as an alcoholic, it was kind of haunting but also humble of him I thought.

I remember too how as a youngster he said heíd wait outside the pub when his dad was in and associated pubs with happiness. Heís on a tour soon so might get along to see him.
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post Jul 27 2019, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Jul 27 2019, 06:57 PM) *
I remember too how as a youngster he said heíd wait outside the pub when his dad was in and associated pubs with happiness. Heís on a tour soon so might get along to see him.

Some of my happiest memories of childhood were going for a drive with Dad and ending up outside a pub with a glass of shandy and a bag of crisps. The innocence of childhood.


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Isnít it obvious? She's just an uppity.
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