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  10:22:07  31 October 2015
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Steelyglint
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Good grief!

Has no-one read anything since March?

Have to admit, I've done a lot of walking in my own footsteps, reading a lot of stuff I've read before. Mainly Neal Asher and the odd bit of Eddings fantasy.

Surprising how little you feel like reading when you spend 50 hours or so per week in a small room containing several thousand books, with some few leaving and often many more arriving every day. Plus the many more hours spent researching aforementioned new arrivals to ensure we don't sell a Bay Psalm Book for 50p (last one sold at auction went for around $14 million). It isn't a job - its a f*cking adventure!

Such is the life of a bookseller in Bideford.

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  10:59:20  31 October 2015
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Don Reba
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I've read:
• Feynman's autobiographies: Surely, you're joking, Mr. Feynman and What do you care, what other people think?.
• Fiction: The Causal Angel, Disciple of the dog, Nostromo, and Cynics by Marienhof.
• Programming-related: Debugging, Peopleware, and The pragmatic programmer.
• Self-help: Training for climbing and Mate.

Currently reading: The Martian, Flashforward, and The twenty-four hour mind.

Edit: Finished The Martian and The twenty-four hour mind.
Edit 2: Finished Flashforward.
  22:16:30  31 October 2015
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Charcharo
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The Book Thief and the Kingkiller Chronicles. Did not have the time. Now am ramping up.
  11:41:31  16 November 2015
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Tejas Stalker
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Read a good book lately?

Unruly Places:
Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
by Alastair Bonnett

http://www.amazon.com/Unruly-Places-Spaces-Inscrutable-Geographies/dp/054410157X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447666807&sr=8-1&keywords=unruly+places&pebp=1447666812650&perid=0M4SVSFK2Y7RXTB24K1N

TS
  16:27:45  16 November 2015
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Don Reba
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The Martian is amazing, actually. Must-read for anyone interested in space exploration. It is well-written, funny, and extremely technically accurate.

And if you liked the show True Detective, you should read Disciple of the Dog.
  17:30:36  18 November 2015
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StoleitfromKilgore
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Well, I have finally finished the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant one or two months back.

I have mostly been reading Beevor's history of the Second World War since then and I have also made good progress on "Kritik der zynischen Vernunft" (Critique of cynical reason) by Sloterdijk.

Other than that I'm trying to get back into a general russian history by Lothar Rühl.
  19:47:48  18 November 2015
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Vikingstalker
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Finished "A Song of Ice and Fire" finally 2 weeks ago, it seriously dragged on forever... Now to wait for the 6th volume...

Yesterday I finished "Blood Song", the first Volume of Anthony Ryans Raven's Shadow series. Really well written, no boring passages where you wish it it would just go on already

Other than that, lots of archeology stuff for some thesis i got to write and a bit of Biochemistry.
  23:24:17  13 February 2016
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Don Reba
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Just finished Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper. It's alright, not great. It describes various events, but it would have taken a better writer to really convey what it was like to experience them. And it is a bit too self-aggrandizing for my taste.

Also finished Strange in a Strange Land a few days ago. I think Heinlein will join Gibson in the category of "authors I can't stand despite them being respected in my favourite genres."
  19:59:45  16 February 2016
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MariusLecter
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The Atrocity Archives (A Laundry Files Novel)

http://www.amazon.com/Atrocity-Archives-Laundry-Files-Novel/dp/0441016685

Great book with interesting takes on magic and science that are sometimes humorous and sometimes terrifying.

10/10 would read again
  07:13:56  31 March 2016
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Kamarov
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Another River, Another Town: A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat--1945

This is without a doubt the best book i have read in years.

First hand accounts, very well written and never a dull moment.

This isnt just another war story, its got humor, obviosly fear, and the transition that takes place between someone that wants to get in there and fight and be a hero and then what happends after hes experiance war for the first time.

How he and his fellow Tank crew members deal with whats going on around them and so much more.

Unlike allot of war related books this is one that i can't put down for too long. highly reccomend
 
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