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    Currently cracking on through Con Iggulden”s Empire series about the life (and death ) of Julius Ceaser. Anybody reading owt else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostik Bailey View Post
    Currently cracking on through Con Iggulden”s Empire series about the life (and death ) of Julius Ceaser. Anybody reading owt else
    Currently reading 'Talking to Animals' (Noel Fitzpatrick's book). He has the series on Channel 4, The Supervet. Remarkable guy
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    I've sort of stopped reading as my arms aren't long enough now.
    I used to read a lot, mainly when commuting. All sorts of stuff really.
    A couple that stick in my mind are Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, and The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliot.

    And just to bring it 'On Topic', try 'The Petition' by one of our own, the late Ray Gent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    I've sort of stopped reading as my arms aren't long enough now.
    I used to read a lot, mainly when commuting. All sorts of stuff really.
    A couple that stick in my mind are Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, and The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliot.

    And just to bring it 'On Topic', try 'The Petition' by one of our own, the late Ray Gent.
    Try bifocals I did when my arms were too short

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    A good dose of Animal Farm at a time like this. As an alternative how to make money from a crisis by that Tory charmer Jacob.

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    reading Jim Mills' biography. Didn't realise he was only 20 when he came North. Up to the bit where he has just left Salford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostik Bailey View Post
    Currently cracking on through Con Iggulden”s Empire series about the life (and death ) of Julius Ceaser. Anybody reading owt else
    I'm reading a couple of books per week but nothing as heavy as that. I"m more into Michael Connolly and Ian Rankin, among many others of a similar genre.

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    Moving Zen, martial arts based but always gets my head in the right place when I've got shit going on. I'd recommend it.

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    The Ghengis Khan series is excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by superarch View Post
    The Ghengis Khan series is excellent
    Ive got his wars of the roses next then onto Ghengis Khan.

    The irony of all this is that while Wardleworths was open I would always buy books from there had about a 70% hit rate within others being unreadable ####. But now with no local bookshop amazon fill the void and I am buying and reading more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Reacher View Post
    reading Jim Mills' biography. Didn't realise he was only 20 when he came North. Up to the bit where he has just left Salford
    Has he been sent off yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostik Bailey View Post
    Has he been sent off yet?
    Oh yes. Strangely enough never sent off playing RU

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    I read Falcon of Sparta recently. If the rest of his work is like that I will certainly be looking to read some of his other works.

    Harry Sidebottom's "Warrior of Rome" series is brilliant.

    Ive got the first 5 books of Simon Scarrows "Eagles of Rome" there as well to start.

    Pile of Chris Ryan stuff. David Baldacci's "Amos Decker" stuff to finish as well.

    Oh and if i can fit it in, Sharpe!!

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    Tess of the D'Urbevilles for me at the moment. Not so cheery but some incredible prose.

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    After I retired me and the wife crammed in quite a few holidays and I found it handy to use Amazon's Audible for listening to books while we were flying or to relax in the evening.

    Became hooked on using it and now I prefer it to TV, only use the telly for sport.

    Over the last couple of years I've worked my way through most of Ken Follett's books, some are a long read and there's a couple of trilogies where you have to stop and remember where your upto.

    Although his books are fiction they are usually based around true episodes in history a lot of them are WW2 based and he packs a lot of details into his stories which appeals to me.

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    If you like your sports books, 'Forever Young' is very good. It's about Adrian Doherty, the winger who was in Utd's youth set up with Giggs. Sad though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    If you like your sports books, 'Forever Young' is very good. It's about Adrian Doherty, the winger who was in Utd's youth set up with Giggs. Sad though
    A few years ago there was a very good article in the Guardian about Doherty. must admit I had never even heard of him.

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    Generally only get time to read when on holiday. Got quite a few waiting. Really only ever read sporting or music biographies and other music books.
    Just started England's Dreaming- Sex Pistols and Punk Rock by John Savage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    A few years ago there was a very good article in the Guardian about Doherty. must admit I had never even heard of him.
    Interesting character & awful what happened to him. Plus the rumours that went around his hometown about it. Also explains the brutal football apprentice culture at Utd at the time
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    For history buffs Simon Scarrow's yarns about roman soldiers are excellent and there are a whole series of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Div View Post
    Generally only get time to read when on holiday. Got quite a few waiting. Really only ever read sporting or music biographies and other music books.
    Just started England's Dreaming- Sex Pistols and Punk Rock by John Savage.

    It you into sporting biographies Yakking around the world by Simon Hughes is well worth a read. I'm not particularly a cricket fan, but anyone that has played sport can relate to some of his experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    It you into sporting biographies Yakking around the world by Simon Hughes is well worth a read. I'm not particularly a cricket fan, but anyone that has played sport can relate to some of his experiences.
    Just reading Henry Blofeld again also Jack Reacher again,but not at the same time.

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    Lenin collected works. 1 down 44 to go .

    Had the collection for many years and never entertained it . Always threatened to start em but never have until now. Tempted to skip forward a few books until 1905 when things start ramping up haha

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    Stephen King’s “The Stand” - makes you think we’re not that badly off!

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