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    What's everyone reading now?

    OK, not very original version of 'what are you listening to now' but I was wondering what people were into just now.

    I'm re-reading Thomas Moore's The re-enchantment of everyday life. It's a bit mainstream insofar as he was at one time a Catholic monk but for all that very eco grounded and New Agey (by which I mean Alternative & open minded). You can dip into it at random with chapters on Nature, Habitat, Ritual and Psyche and read just a couple of paragraphs then it sets you thinking for the whole day.
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    I'm reading Frank Mccourts , teacher man!!

    Tis a great read..

    I think I'll move this over to the literature forum
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    this is more random nonsense than literature but i got back home today to a torn out article from a magazine that had been posted through my letter box.... 'A rock and a hard place'..... about who else but Bon Jovi...
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    I had to giggle...someone was actualy crazy enough to make the trip here for that....havent found out who yet.. i must give out the impression i'm a BJ fanatic....
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    Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston
    Turn of the Screw - Henry James
    Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
    Involvement and Detachment - Norbert Elias

    Not for long though, ohhhh not for long! Then I can sit and read my trashy Mills&Boon novels again. Muhahaha.


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    Great Expectations! Oh my gawd, I had to wade through that for O level nearly 30 years ago! While a pile of poo. Seems the education establishment hasn't come very far since then
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    Originally Posted by Count Casual
    Great Expectations! Oh my gawd, I had to wade through that for O level nearly 30 years ago! While a pile of poo. Seems the education establishment hasn't come very far since then
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    I don't know...I could sit and pick Dickens apart for his crummy two-dimensional characters and stuff, but to give the chap some credit he did make a lot of effort.

    The fact he got paid by the word might have something to do with that...


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    I'm still trying to finish an unpublished novel by my author chum
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    The Old Man and The Sea- Hemingway


    Started reading Moby Dick, got (very) bored,then i picked up this and i am enjoying it a lot more. Not much is happening, but i like it more for that i supose.
    It would be nice if schools and hopitals had all the money they needed and the army had to hold jumble sales to buy guns...

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    I am reading the low carb diet by Rose Elliot wich is based on the Atkins diet......personally I would rather eat the pages than soem of the ideas and recipes
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    I'm reading excerpts of the bible and any books that happen to be lying in my room, which isn't many to be honest. christmas poetry....ick!

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    Mushroom Growing by A.J Simons (The legal variety before anybody says anything!)

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    fairys elves fay celtic W.Y Evans - Wentz new age(Superb book investigating the ancient celtic beliefs on the fay )


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    The Maracot Deep by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    I decided to read it for the giant lobster on the front cover.It is about some mad scientist who decides to go to the bottom of the atlantic ocean and ends up in atlantis. Slighty amusing book, the scientist is a fairly intersting character, but it has a typical 1920's approach to non-whites.One character said that if he didn't go on the expedition he would be "yellower than a chink with jaundice".
    It would be nice if schools and hopitals had all the money they needed and the army had to hold jumble sales to buy guns...

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    the glass bead game herman hesse

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    The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries, looks very interesting...will look it up.....Hmmmm.

    Im reading nothing in particular right now, tho im studying alot, so...hence..reading alot.

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    stephen king's 'dream catcher' coz ive seen the movie and liked it and rather than getting the movie again i decided it was cheaper to buy the second hand book i have, and read the original.yesh
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    I'm reading the 'what's everyone reading now?' thread and also the dream thread coz reading peoples dreams are fun, especcially when induced by chloroform.

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    Freaks Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome by Luke Jackson
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    LOTR: Two Towers (only got 3 chapters left though then onto Return of The King)

    I'm also dipping in and out of my World of Darkness RPG collection preparing for a new game I'm gonna be running

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    Originally Posted by StarFly
    Freaks Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome by Luke Jackson
    this has been on my pile for momths but i've never got round to reading past first few pages - i have two AS brothers (who are awesome) so our shelves are stocked with related stuff.
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    I'm reading "Writing on Drugs" by Sadie Plant at the moment.

    It's a really really good book, it's not a novel, but a book on how culture, literature and society as a while has been shaped by drugs from the earliest shamanic and ritual uses of plants, to LSD and other psychedelics in the 60's, to the use of amphetamines and other narcotics now.

    Half way through it and would definitely reccomend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the origins of drugs and theire original uses.
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    Originally Posted by jenni
    re: Freaks geeks and aspergers syndrome...

    this has been on my pile for momths but i've never got round to reading past first few pages - i have two AS brothers (who are awesome) so our shelves are stocked with related stuff.
    It's a great read mate with loads of handy tips from Luke - you might find it helpful with the communication thing with your elder brother maybe ? Also their Mum's book Multicoloured Mayhem - Jacqui Jackson is another excellent read.. lot of stuff in there about parenting teenagers with autism spectrum differences
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    I'm doing lots of reading at mo because was advised to by the Family and Child Therapy Centre that we were referred with my son... he has SPLD (rough diagnosis given about 18 months ago) and we have been referred on to more specialists for a more thorough diagnosis... they said we should read up on Autism Spectrum so I am doing .. Luck and Jacque write excellently... when I finished Jacqui's book I felt like I had read something by one of my friends
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    can recommend whole heartedly
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    Have you read any other books on the subject that you could recommend for me to get ? Love n Sunshine Sarah xxx
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    The new Ian McEwan "Saturday" just got it today .. very excited about it.
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