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Postby Sunich » Fri 9 Mar 2007 12:10

I suggest we talk about the books we read in this topic.
So what are you currently reading?
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Postby V.N. » Fri 9 Mar 2007 13:20

What I am currently reading?..

'Trusselsbilledet' (the threatening picture (?)) by Kjeld Hillingsø
'De retfærdige' (I don't know how it's translated but it means 'fair/just persons') by Martin Krasnik
'SS generalen' (the SS general) by Sven Hazel

I am a bit busy, I know...
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Postby Ante » Fri 9 Mar 2007 20:54

Converted Spaces (published by Evergreen)
more details at: http://www.publishedart.com.au/bookshop ... ok_id=2258
You know my passion - abandoned places. At the same manner the idea of turning old places into something new fascinates me a lot.


Sujata Massey: Samurai's Daughter
http://www.amazon.com/Samurais-Daughter ... 0060595035
I've red all the books by Sujata Massey. This one is however a dissappointment. Has a lot of potential from the story point of view but it gets all thrown away just like that at the end. Emotionally and story point of view a very shallow experience. I won't recommend this one.

Now looking for something new to read.
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Postby gail » Sat 10 Mar 2007 05:19

Great idea for a thread, Sunich. Are you reading anything at the moment?

I'm reading "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold, a most unusual storyline.
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Postby phil1908 » Sat 10 Mar 2007 09:08

I'm reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown...I think it was his first book
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Postby Pifou » Sat 10 Mar 2007 11:09

i'm reading "A year in the MERDE" by Stephen Clarke
the story of an english man arriving in Paris to start a new job...

i bought this book because the girl seated close to me in the plane was reading it and was smiling all the time when i was returning from London to Basel...

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Postby David » Sat 10 Mar 2007 19:41

'SS generalen' (the SS general) by Sven Hazel

i've read this book some time ago. its one of my favs by this writer.

i am reading silmarillion by jrr talkien. its so boring though!
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Postby Sunich » Sat 10 Mar 2007 21:23

when i just finished the lord of the rings i was very interested to read more and silmarillion was way disappointing. :? still, better then nothing for a real tolkien fan ;)
'the story of an english man arriving in Paris to start a new job... ' now that's an interesting story. something fresh for sure. :shock: i believe it's interesting for you to see france from the point of view of american. :D ... and a funny way to get something new to read (just 'cause somebody in the plain was reading it and smiling :D)
Dan Brown is something i'll probably skip, for there's too much fuss about his books
i'm currently about to finish Moby Dick. Started it a while ago, then put off, now enjoying to the fullest! you know, classics rocks, no matter what they made you think at school or university. ;) here's a random quote from the book:

"Cook," said Stubb, squarring himself once more; "do you belong to the church?"
"Passed one once in Cape-Down," said the the old man sullenly.

the language is pretty hard for understanding, but still, a pleasure to read. sure i read in english.
V.N., i'm really impressed by the number of things you're reading at the same time. :shock:
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Postby V.N. » Sat 10 Mar 2007 21:44

Sunich wrote:V.N., i'm really impressed by the number of things you're reading at the same time. :shock:


Well not that I really want to, but in the Danish lessons we have to read a new book every month, and I could pull myself together I could finish a book within one or two weeks. The problem is just that I really don't have time for that at the moment (school :mrgreen:) or maybe I haven't been in a mood for reading (last summer holiday I didn't read anything even though one of the teachers at the colony kept saying to me, that they had a lot of good books (because I got known as the 'reading girl' the year before) and I've almost never read in the holidays/weekends this year..

Hopefully I will be able to finish one of the books tomorrow.

There's no doubt that I love reading though. I always get the feeling that I eat the words.. and I am pretty shocked that some people at my age has never opened a book with more than 100 pages...
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Postby Sunich » Sat 10 Mar 2007 21:54

that also shocks me talking about the folk i know...
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Postby V.N. » Sat 10 Mar 2007 22:13

I just managed to finish one of them..
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Postby Sunich » Sat 10 Mar 2007 22:30

:D congratulations! i love the feeling of having just finished the book!
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Postby Vivie » Sun 11 Mar 2007 01:01

hmmm interesting topic!!

I'm currently reading four books!!!

babyville by Jane Green...english uk book...
Eragon by Christopher Paolini...
Salonica's Ghost by Mozawer...
the other one is greek and I doubt if it will be translated...
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Postby David » Sun 11 Mar 2007 18:04

Sunich wrote::D congratulations! i love the feeling of having just finished the book!


its nice but at the same time very sad!
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Postby V.N. » Sun 11 Mar 2007 20:06

David wrote:
Sunich wrote::D congratulations! i love the feeling of having just finished the book!


its nice but at the same time very sad!


Well, it depends on which book it is.. When it's a book I like I finish it with a bit sadness, but some years ago I read the most heavy, boring, you'll never get through-book.. and I was happy when I had finally read the last page..

It was worse reading than all the things in school I really don't need to know..
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