World Book Day 2015

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World Book Day 2015

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:51 am

Today is World Book Day.
What are your reading habits?
If you are currently (OK not at this precise moment) reading a book, what is it's title and author, and what are your thoughts on it?


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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Brian Yare » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:33 am

HEPZIBAH wrote:Today is World Book Day.
What are your reading habits?
If you are currently (OK not at this precise moment) reading a book, what is it's title and author, and what are your thoughts on it?
I've just finished Harper Smith's "The Seventh Scroll". Some of the Egyptology seems far-fetched, and there is a lot of gratuitous violence. I prefer Christian Jacq's approach to novels based on Ancient Egypt.

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Frater0082 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:03 pm

I just ordered a book on Omm Sety just to show some appreciation to Ohm, I can't wait to get it.

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Who2 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:22 pm

I usually read three books at once, usually because I misplace them but I do tend to read rather alot.
May I recommend my desert island book ( besides the bible ) one The Tros of Samothrace by Talbot Mundy,
an excellent fellow with a dubious history and well worth the read I've read it more times than the Bible, much better advice…. :cool:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talbot_Mundy
http://www.goodreads.com/series/44419-t ... samothrace
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Sophocles.

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Yildez » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:05 pm

Just finishing the third book of Ken Follets Century trilogy, spanning the period from the early 20th century to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Excellent!

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Ruby Slippers » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:44 am

Brian Yare wrote:
HEPZIBAH wrote:Today is World Book Day.
What are your reading habits?
If you are currently (OK not at this precise moment) reading a book, what is it's title and author, and what are your thoughts on it?
I've just finished Harper Smith's "The Seventh Scroll". Some of the Egyptology seems far-fetched, and there is a lot of gratuitous violence. I prefer Christian Jacq's approach to novels based on Ancient Egypt.

Brian Yare, do you mean 'Wilbur Smith' by any chance?

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Who2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:35 am

Difficult I know, but Wilbur Smiths' name is usually on the top of the left hand page roughly 600 times..la whaala!…. :cool:
D.H. Lawrence — 'What the eye doesn't see and the mind doesn't know, doesn't exist.' ...
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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Brian Yare » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:27 pm

Ruby Slippers wrote:
Brian Yare, do you mean 'Wilbur Smith' by any chance?
Possibly, but I don't have the book in front of me. Sorrt.

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Scottishtourist » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:25 am

Currently reading (again) "Witches Abroad"by Terry Pratchett!

A bit of light relief in this dull world of boring novels!!

God,all this pseudo-intellectual stuff that you're all reading is my idea of "hell!"

Who the hell are you gonna discuss it with?
Don't you have a sense of humour?

Boring trilogies?Om Seti..a nutty old woman who would've been dispensed to an asylum,had she not moved to Egypt?

Yeah...know I'm insulting a lot of you..but frankly my dears..I don't give a damn!!

Be happy,be positive..and start reading literature that actually makes you laugh!!

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Re: World Book Day 2015

Post by Jayway » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:39 am

Michael Crichton, NEXT - Paul Johnston, THE BLOOD TREE - John Farris, MINOTAUR . Picked up yesterday from the charity shop, all pristine, 50 cents each. Halfway thro a Carl Haasen.

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