What book are you currently reading?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Anth, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Kinjiro Tsukasa

    Kinjiro Tsukasa I'm hungry; got troll? Supporter

    I think a book is always more enjoyable when you don't have to do homework on it! My book group read "The Pearl" by Steinbeck; we all thought it was beautifully written.

    I just finished reading "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" -- true story of a medical tragedy that occurred due to cross-cultural misunderstanding and language barriers. This was for my book group.

    Next book group book, which I'll be starting soon: "The DaVinci Code"
  2. Mrs Owt

    Mrs Owt New Member

    For fun - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Theory and Technique by Renzo and Royler Gracie

    For mental exercise - Moral Issues edited by Jan Narveson
  3. snailfist

    snailfist Valued Member

    i've just read The Little Prince. I picked it up in a pretty depressed state, but by the end my troubles had become matters of consequence :D
  4. jbm

    jbm New Member

    Im currently reading 'Strength Training Anatomy' by Frederic Dalavier. Its a very good reference book for people who weight train.
  5. Tatsumaru

    Tatsumaru Your new God!

    I have to read several books for my english lit A level exam and they are all kinda rubbish :(

    If you want a good book though read anyhing by bernard cornwell, i think somebody mentioned him earlier and all his books are excellent. I particularly liked the arthurian books, i think it was called "the Winter King" series or something......
  6. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX Map Addict

    Currently reading: Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions (5th Edition).
  7. wrydolphin

    wrydolphin Pirates... yaarrrr Supporter

    I am reading The History of Syphilis by Claude Quetel and Salt A World History by Mark Kurlansky. I would highly recomend both to anyone even remotely interested in world history as they both played major roles in the outcomes of many wars and treaties. But then, I am a history buff. :love:
  8. Speed

    Speed New Member

    Well finished A Book Of Five Rings (Samurai strategy) and The Prince (Political science). Now I'm reading..

    Seven Japanese Tales by Junichiro Tanizaki
    Fiction yet with abit of psychology overtone in the stories and characters.

    Games People Play by Eric Berne, MD
    So far talks about basic psychotherapy and how we play mental games with ourselves and others.
  9. pocketwarrior

    pocketwarrior New Member

    Just finished reading 'the scavenger' trilogy by KJ parker, 3 fantasy books starting with a man who wakes up having completely lost his memory after a fight by a river but he soon learns that he has exceptional skill with a sword.
    Very good trilogy, lots of twists and turns, always keeps you guessing.
    Reccommend these to any fantasy fans, the books are Shadow, Pattern, Memory.
  10. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    considering its the 60th anniversary of D-Day, i decided to read a war book again (after a quick (24 hour) reminder of harry potter 3 before i mosy at the film). so now im reading Pegasus Bridge by Stephen E Ambrose, and is written along the lines of Band of Brothers, focusing on one group, but this time on one event, the taking of Pegasus Bridge, where most of todays celebrations have been taking place.
  11. Andy Murray

    Andy Murray Sadly passed away. Rest In Peace.

    I'm on book four of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower', which is a septuplet I think.

    It's unlike a lot of what he's written before.

    The prologue alludes to his creating a new LOTR.

    It'll certainly warrant a re-read once I'm through, but Tolkien he aint!
  12. Barry

    Barry New Member

    I am currently reading Bruce Lee's book, The art of expressing the human body. i find it really useful for exercises of the whole body, it gives numerous exercises for each development of each muscle. It's good if you want to learn about the kind of exercises Bruce Lee used, and you would like to use them yourself.
  13. aikiscotsman

    aikiscotsman Banned Banned

    The best books ive read are FRANK ABIGNAIL-CATCH ME IF YOU CAN( the real story from the tom hanks, leonardo di caprio film) BLOODY AMAZING,THE GREATEST CON ARTIST EVER.
    ALSO DAN BROWNS THE DI VINCI CODES. - EASILY THE MOST EXITING BOOK EVER WRITTEN, all about sercets in the old paintings and codebeaking.
    did you know that if you measure your height from top to ground and devide that by the distance between your belly button and the ground the answer is alway 1.618, sam with shoulder to finger tips divided by elbow to finger tips. this number is every living thing in the world. 1.618 is cosidered the most perfect number in the universe. its called divine proporsion. Its mind blowing. GOD DID HAVE A GAME PLAN AFTER ALL.
  14. Mind Aflame

    Mind Aflame New Member

    1984, I'm sure most people here have read it so Iwon't explain but I think it's simply incredible. Also Brave new World.
  15. mattsylvester

    mattsylvester One proud daddy!

    Relax into Stretch by Pavel Tsatsouline. It'll be interesting to see how this works!
  16. jimmytofu

    jimmytofu A majority of one

    Mr. Spaceman - Robert Olen Butler

    Healing With Pressure Point Therapy - Jack Forem & Steve Shimer
  17. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    I work in the community, but I'm based in a library - so there are always far too many books in sight to catch my varied interests.

    The one I'm actually reading during lunch breaks is "Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel" by Michael Gerber. A Harry Potter parody with the tag line "The book nobody has been waiting for" and the guarantee "Shorter than HP5 or your money back"

    How the parody writers get away with things I'll never know. To give a flavour, the school that the character used to go to was the 'Hogwash School for Wizardry and Witchcrap'.
  18. booksie_girl

    booksie_girl Lucy the Terrible

    Is it a good parody though? Is it worth reading? If it is, I might give it a try.
  19. dashao

    dashao New Member

    Dan Brown the da vici code

    r chuckrow the tai chi book
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2004
  20. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    Hi booksie girl. On a character by character, place by place, scene by micky-taking scene, it is very clever. He makes loads of statements in the text and follows it up with lots of footnotes (which you can't stop yourself from reading), the they are even funnier than the story you're reading. :D

    Worst of all are some of the spells including Caffination (first thing in the morning), Aveda Neutrogena (death by moisturisation), and Immuppetise (which puts you totally in someone elses power). Hey don't they look better italic????

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