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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me, Howie Mandel.

He opens with a story about being "outed" on Howard Stern. Pretty funny, horrifying and intriguing at the same time. At six bucks, easy choice. $12 for the ebook, never would have bought it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been ploughing through the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy, just on Mostly Harmless.

Probably just me, since most seem to enthuse about these books, but I can't see the point. Which
is odd, since I rather like Pratchett.

Still one thing with the Kindle, with the amount of stuff that I've picked up whilst on special offer I have
choice in what to read next.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HBR's 10 Must Read -- On Managing People.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Been ploughing through the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy, just on Mostly Harmless.

Probably just me, since most seem to enthuse about these books, but I can't see the point.
I'm with you. I liked the first book OK enough. After that, it was difficult. I don't think I finished. Much the same with LOTR.

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Still one thing with the Kindle, with the amount of stuff that I've picked up whilst on special offer I have
choice in what to read next.
What kind of deals are you seeing? That I can get new hardcover for <$10on the discount shelf and <=$4 used, I've found the prospect of paying $15 for an ebook a non-starter.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Man from Beijing ~ Henning Mankell
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What kind of deals are you seeing?


Aside from the freebies, Amazon (UK) normally have a sale on around Christmas/Easter. I stocked up a few titles for 99p, which
I'm hacking through.

Random selection, some science, history - odds and ends (Run! was pretty good). Looking at 'Empire of the Summer Moon', next.

Wouldn't pay full price for an ebook mind, even with DRM removed
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I'll have to keep that in mind. I recently bought about 20 used paperbacks, so I've got some time.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Been ploughing through the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy, just on Mostly Harmless.

Probably just me, since most seem to enthuse about these books, but I can't see the point. Which
is odd, since I rather like Pratchett.
Aww, sadface. HHGG is such an amazing series, though! (Alas, poor Agrajag...)

I've been rereading the Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate recently, and am on book 41 ("The Familiar").
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Dickens - A Tale Of Two Cities.

I'm usually a non fiction guy, but felt like reading like old school literature.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gotta love the discount shelf.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, Legacies, F. Paul Wilson. Decided to take a break from non-fiction.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Darwin Economy
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gotta love the discount shelf.


You know, Picked that up a while ago, discount too - been meaning to read it.
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Aww, sadface. HHGG is such an amazing series, though! (Alas, poor Agrajag...)


I can see the humour in places, it's just that the plot seemed to be almost an afterthought. I don't know - it's me :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T.C. Boyle - When The Killing's Done
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Gotta love the discount shelf.


You know, Picked that up a while ago, discount too - been meaning to read it.
The first dozen or so pages were interesting, I just wanted to read some fiction. I'll pick it up again after Legacies.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents :lol:

This is actual one of the best Pratchett I read so far...
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Papazian's Joy of Homebrewing, 3ed.
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Noooooooooo...
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Fundamentals of object oriented design in UML.
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Fundamentals of object oriented design in UML.
Ugh. That sounds awful.
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Fundamentals of object oriented design in UML.
Ugh. That sounds awful.
I skipped the UML sections for now. I just finished reading the beginning which is mostly definitions and history. Right now I'm in the section that defines various types of coupling.
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F. Paul Wilson - Deep As The Marrow

Gotta say, not getting into it. Haven't read too much of it yet.



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Noooooooooo...
I had no idea what it was about back then. But I don't understand the problem about a book that inspires women to get their kink on.
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