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    Allergic to Mornings ergophobe's Avatar
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    The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde.
    Literary science fiction and SO much fun! This is the first of a series of four so far, I think. I've read the first three and loved them. They have a woman protagonist, a literary detective who can travel into books to prevent miscreants from changing endings of classics, kidnapping characters, stealing manuscripts and other such blasphemous acts...

    Anything by Bill Bryson. I enjoy his travel writing a lot -- Notes From a Small Island was the first one I read on Britain. He's laugh out loud funny. I've had A Short History of Nearly Everything on my bedside and have enjoyed what I've read so far.

    Also on travel writing:
    Pico Iyer's Falling Off The Map. Great short essays on places only slightly off the travel map, in my opinion.
    Here's my favorite essay by him: Why We Travel
    "Why We Travel," Pico Iyer
    He also had a column on Salon called Wanderlust or some such...

    Just picked up again:
    A Fez of the Heart: Travels around Turkey in Search of a Hat by Jeremy Seal. Really enjoying it. Also like Andrew Mango's books on Turkey. Very readable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    I recently started the Dune series by Herbert and am quite enjoying that, it's getting better each book.
    I like Dune but they got a little weird after a few books. I threw in the towel when a woman was having homosexual sex with a male because her grandpa was possessing her.

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    I'm with ergophobe - Notes on a small island is piss funny, wasn't too keen on the short history of everything, although most of the other Bill Bryson I've read are really good

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    "A book in the hand is like a...."

    a finger in the crotch of your brain? OH IT TICKLEZ THE PRECIOUS

    I don't like fiction. Read Freakonomics by steven levitt.

    What's more dangerous - a swimming pool, or a handgun?

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    Its non-fiction but I'm really enjoying "Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart" by Gordon Livingston, brilliant commentary from a psychotherapist, and The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman, this is a real old book but it makes sense.

    I've also got a copy of Pride of Baghdad, its a graphic novel about lions which escape captivity during the Iraq war, to finish. I've reviewed it on Amazon already because I speed read it but I'm going over it more slowly because I really enjoyed it.

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    thought I'd share my Christmas reasind (it's got a bit over the top as I got a 50 voucher I hand't expected that was greatfully received to the pile)....

    Dan Brown - Lost Symbols
    Geraint Anderson - Cityboy
    Jilly Cooper - Rivals
    Titania Hardi - The Rose Labyrinth
    Martina Cole - The Business
    Chris Evans - It's Not What You Think
    Carolos Ruiz Zafon - The Shadow of the Wind
    Carolos Ruiz Zafon - The Angel's Game
    Lorna Bennet - Murder in the building
    Dan Simmons - Drood
    Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall

    I wont get through them all but I'll make healthy headway into them.

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    Murder in the building by Lorna Bennet - awful, it's like an episode of Scooby doo.... if it wasn't for those pekey kids.... uggggg

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    My favourites tend to be anything by Octavia Butler, in particular Dawn series or Parable of a Sower.
    Robert A Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, Between Plants, Time Enough for Love. He's the one who originally wrote Starship Troopers too. I loved Ian Watsons Lucky's Harvest and Fallen Moon too.

    Oh and if your trying to compare Wheel of Time and LOTR bah humbug, A Song of Ice and Fire series is good too. But I'd recommend Robin Hobb for the win. The Farseer and Liveship Traders series. Most Excellent reading.

    I have a soft spot for sci fi fantasy can you tell. Alas that was when I was into reading, good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Because, obviously, the fantasy genre didn't build on Tolkien at all.
    I enjoyed the Tolkien books. They are clearly classics.

    Brandon Sanderson hasn't written a lot of books but he is my favorite author right now. The Mistborn series is outstanding.

    I have a book called The Gathering Storm which is book 12 of the Wheel of Time, and and have been dragging my heels in reading it, not sure it will make sense as I haven't read the rest of them. The reason I did buy it is that Brandon Sanderson wrote it or finished it after Robert Jordan's death.

    Other favorite authors are Lois McMaster Bujold and Joan Vinge.

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    Thank you everyone who has given me (and everyone else) a book to read that they themselves enjoyed! I really hope this tread never ends...
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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