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Summer's here, giving more of an excuse to read.

If you're not reading, shame on you.

Leave a comment on your book as well

For me, it's Iain M. Banks' The Alebragist. I read the first chapter today (being 75 pages long) but it's still early days, but it seems decent enough so far, it's too early to judge though.

Yours?

EDIT: Biographys don't count.
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#3
Im reading Neil Youngs Biography Shakey by Jimmy McDonough

its a very good read ....... i love neil young though.
#4
Seeing as I'm still mid a-level, I'm reading King Lear by Shakespeare, The Two Germanies by Mary Fulbrook and a couple of random politics text books. In the summer I intend to read Crime and Punishment and Animal Farm, a book I've never got around to reading. For pleasure at the moment I'm reading Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett, mainly for the lulz.
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#6
The hollow chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse - robert rankin. its awesome for those of youm who want to see the likes of Mary and her lambs and humpty dumpty be brutally murdered =]
#10
Just finished The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
It was just pure excellence.

Im a little bit into Needful Things now, one of his earlier books.
He has a fantastic writing style.
#11
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I'm reading this thread....

Seriosly though: Tom Clancey's Patriot Games.


i was gonna say the same thing :P

and good book...
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Seeing as I'm still mid a-level, I'm reading King Lear by Shakespeare, The Two Germanies by Mary Fulbrook and a couple of random politics text books. In the summer I intend to read Crime and Punishment and Animal Farm, a book I've never got around to reading. For pleasure at the moment I'm reading Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett, mainly for the lulz.

NEWSFLASH; Pratachett isn't funny

Tell me how Crime and Punishment goes, I've been meaning to read that.
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Ive just finished reading 'The Beach' by Alex Garland

Its just a very very good book, and suprisingly gory towards the end Quite pyschological too
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#16
The Truth (again) by Terry Pratchett

and news flash to whoever, The TP man is hilarious! =D
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Because I'm on exams, I'm reading something light, so a book from 'The Wheel of Time'. Unfortunately, because I can't stop reading it, it's consuming revision time. When exams are over, I'll finish 'Persuasion' (which is pretty dull so far) and then I'm diving into 'War and Peace'.
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alas, it's no novels for me at the minute - i'm restricted to revision materials only!

but i'll be keeping my eye on this thread for suggestions of books to occupy my summer with...
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#20
Since my English exams finally finished I've been reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I didn't realise it would be so funny, but it's very witty and well written. His verbose way of describing even the mundane is making it last a while, but I'm enjoying it none the less. I have a huge collection of Russian literature to get started on over the summer, I'm probably going to either start on my Chekov collection or War and Peace. I love summer reading XD
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I just finnished 'Road to Los Angeles' by John Fante. Fante is a genious, it''s a crying shame he doesn't get the respect he deserves. I lol'ed frequently through the book but still was left with the feeling of sadness and dispair for the main protagonist. 'Ask the Dust' is still his masterpiece though.

I have now just started 'The Big Sur' by Jack Keroauc which I have had lying around for ages. Like a lot of Keroauc's it's kinda hard to stay focused on it, and unlike a lot of his other work it shows a less optomistic outlook on life. Maybe it's just cos' I have been feeling pretty tired recently but I can't seem to get into it yet.

Btw why don't biographies count? Some of the most moving books I have read have been biographies
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life of pi

summer reading assignment for school
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#25
The Electric Cool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe


Kinda tough to read though, just cause Tom Wolfe's writing is so choppy in this book. Nether the less it's an amazing book, probably one of my favorites.
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Quote by Craigo
Summer's here, giving more of an excuse to read.

If you're not reading, shame on you.

Leave a comment on your book as well

For me, it's Iain M. Banks' The Alebragist. I read the first chapter today (being 75 pages long) but it's still early days, but it seems decent enough so far, it's too early to judge though.

Yours?

EDIT: Biographys don't count.


I've started reading that twice, but I get bored with it so easily.

And to the guys who mentioned about Patriot games, very good choice!

I've personally just finished reading Raindbow Six by Tom clancy (Can't wait for the films of this and Without Remorse to come out!)

I'm now reading The Moscow Vector by Robert Ludlum
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Maths 5: Analysis 1
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#28
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life of pi

summer reading assignment for school


That ain't a bad book, I liked it anyways. Hope you enjoy...

As for me, trying out Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill...anyone else read this?
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I've started reading that twice, but I get bored with it so easily.

And to the guys who mentioned about Patriot games, very good choice!

I've personally just finished reading Raindbow Six by Tom clancy (Can't wait for the films of this and Without Remorse to come out!)

I'm now reading The Moscow Vector by Robert Ludlum


Why thankyou!

Ludlum is another one of my favourites. Seems you and I have a similar taste.

You ever tried any of Andy McNab's work?
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I'm reading Cosmos by Karl Sagan



It's a popular science book on the universe, and it's amazing
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#32
Guitargasm for sure.
Going to get a hold of I Am Legend.

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It's a popular science book on the universe, and it's amazing


Dude, I was totally about to start reading that book, and you reminded me of it.
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#33
A2 Physics Revision Guide. Looking at Module 8 stuff atm.

It really is a thrilling read >_>
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Why thankyou!

Ludlum is another one of my favourites. Seems you and I have a similar taste.

You ever tried any of Andy McNab's work?


Yeah, I've read a couple of his books. Some interesting stuff in there. One of my all-time favourite authors is Robert Harris, he writes some astounding novels.
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#35
I'm reading a theory book

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I thought I'd try Catch 22, its not bad


The book is absolute genius; it may be disconnected now, but it all comes together near the end.

I'm currently reading Cold Sassy Tree for my AP English class next year, and I'm also going to read either Brave New World or Great Expectations. Or maybe Child 44 for fun.
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The book is absolute genius; it may be disconnected now, but it all comes together near the end.

I'm currently reading Cold Sassy Tree for my AP English class next year, and I'm also going to read either Brave New World or Great Expectations. Or maybe Child 44 for fun.

Brave New World. Seriously, my favorite novel of all time.
#38
Managing Health and Safety in Construction.

Yeah, I'm at work.



For funsies I'm reading "Going Postal" by Pratchett (again)
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#39
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai

I'm gonna be keeping an eye on this thread for rec's, I've got some long plane rides coming up in the next month
#40
Recently finished 1984. I really enjoyed it although most people I've spoken to seem to prefer Brave New World, perhaps because 1984 has become a bit of a cliché. WIll have to pick that one up soon.
Probably gonna start Age of Reason by Sartre today, I picked it up a couple of months ago but never got around to reading it. Laziness ftw.
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