- What are you reading?
I have been reading quite a bit more recently since joining Goodreads.
Recently read “All the pretty horses” by Cormac McCarthy, this is probably one of my favourite books to date.
Currently reading “No beast so fierce” by Edward Bunker who was a long time serving prisoner in the USA. Tells the tale of how a person who has served a great deal of time in prison has difficulty in adjusting to normal life.
It’s written very well and is quite obviously based on his own experiences.
Be good to have a diverse thread on books being read.Posted 1 year agoVaderMember
Just finished chrimbo prezzie no.1 ‘Letters to my grandchildren’ by Tony Benn. Very enjoyable and timely despite being written around 2009 I think.
Just started reading prezzie no.2 Eric Hoffer’s ‘The True Believer’ after recommendation on the EU Referendum thread
Got a Graham Greene ‘Travels with my Aunt’ and a Heseltine book lined up after that.Posted 1 year ago
+1 for bikebouy
Warm living room, Whisky and some peace and quite to get into a book.
Would it be worth setting up a group on Goodreads to see what Singletrackers are reading?
My next book will be Descent into chaos by Ahmed Rashid, really interested in getting some insight into some background on 9/11.
Some smashing current reads in this thread.Posted 1 year ago
Fortunately I can read for about 2 hours a day these days, since having a recent cataract op and new reading glasses.somafunkSubscriber
Just read through the thread and noticed reference to “Zen And The Art of…..”
My fav book of all time, with perhaps “Fear And Loathing – Hunter S Thompson” running it a very close second.
I first read it 25 odd years ago and didn’t understand it but it tweaked something in my subconscious mind that would carry through to my daily interactions with the outside world so every so often i would pick it up and read it again…..and again. I dunno if i fully understand everything he talks about or the subtle meaning of every word or phrase but I’ll get there…eventually…… and i’ll never tire of reading it.Posted 1 year agoDezBSubscriber
Found a few old books when we cleared my Aunt’s house a few years back. So, having just finished “Cities of the Plains”, the 3rd in Cormack McCarthy’s series (fantastic books, all of em) currently half way through the quite well known “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville. Quite hard going in places with the olde worldy language (1851!), but very entertaining, many laugh out loud (huh, lol) sections. Two sailors meet for the first time and sleep in the same bed together like it’s a normal thing! Great stuff.Posted 1 year agoCountZeroMember
A collection of stories by Fritz Leiber, called The Black Gondolier. Got a shit-load of books to read, but I’ve also got loads on my phone, which I’ve always got with me, handy fo those occasions when I’ve got some spare time available.Posted 1 year ago
Large hardcover books are heavy, and easily damaged, just too cumbersome to carry around in my bag all day, just in case.
Some interesting books that folk are reading on here.
I have added a few to my to read list.
Also created a group on Goodreads , imaginately called Singletrackers.
If you want to join and share your opinions on the books you have read / currently reading /want to read, then join the group.Posted 1 year agoMary HingeMember
A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson.
I’m not a Bryson fan, but this is Brian Cox at a level that I can understand! Truly illuminating.
I only read on once or twice a month train journeys, so a book lasts me 6 months at a time. I normally forget what happened in the first half by the time I get near the end 🙁Posted 1 year agofrankconwaySubscriber
In addition to earlier post….. The North Water by Ian McGuire; the Red Riding quartet (again) by David Peace; with these you can almost feel the grubbiness and sleaze oozing off the page and into your skin so read and then shower.
No, I’m not being funny; they are worth reading but……visceral?
For those wot like rhyme – Piccadilly Bongo by Jeremy Reed.Posted 1 year ago
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