Great Reads!

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  1. stevie28

    stevie28 Well-Known Member
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    Favourite great read. Current or past. Any topic.
    Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. Read about 18yo and struggled with it. Re read it the other year when I read that the author had passed away. A really good book!

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    A Little History of the World by E H Gombrich

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    Amazing how much you can learn in a small and easily readable book.

    “In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks.

    In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.”
     
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    The original Gothic novel

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    I read that too, thought it was pretty good.

    I just started a book on midway that so far is great and just finished the other two which I really liked

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  7. stevie28

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    Never heard of it, I will try to track it down!! :)
     
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    This used to be mine as I didn't have to read.
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  9. stevie28

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    How about this one, maybe it's more suitable for the ham eggs and chips thread ;)
    One of the authors is a biker I believe.

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    Not my all time favorite but certainly a current favorite. Not in the wheelhouse of any my women friends....or, that said, even my men friends. :p My all time favorite great read is the Bible. :)

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    :)

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    Brilliant.
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    A reading revolution!! Some good kindle only authors on there. I like Douglas e Richards for near future Sci fi. And Chris Lane for comedy!!
    Loads of the classics are free too.
     
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    The all time favourite..
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    What's it about?
     
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    It's a kind of occult mystery/love story. The antagonist elects a book in "The Cemetery of Forgotten Books" (love that), and this book changes his life. beautifully written.

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  17. stevie28

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    Not so much reading in this, but stunning all the same!!!

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    An informative read every day......

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