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Peter Mannion MP
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« on: September 27, 2012, 06:06:26 AM »

Once a week we chose a title and we can discuss it here. I'm fairly certain there are a few well read types amongst us, so it should be interesting.


Let me know if you're interested and I'll think of a first book.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 06:45:13 AM »

Make sure you choose one with plenty of pictures in it or you might not get much of a response.

Janet & John?
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 06:55:51 AM »

50 Shades of Grey?
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 07:01:32 AM »

I was thinking of something by Hemingway to kick off with. His muscular tone will go down well with some on here.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 07:17:15 AM »

The only one of his I read was 'For Whom The Bell Tolls'. Found it quite boring to be honest. I did enjoy chapter eight though.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 07:28:27 AM »

'A farewell to arms' is very good.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 08:00:52 AM »

I'm in. Can't read a book a week though, except on holiday.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 08:03:37 AM »

Could do it two weeks or so.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 09:13:59 AM »

I'd be up for that Pete. Two weeks is best for  me as I'm back at uni and have loads of stuff to read for that.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 09:25:24 AM »

I'm up for that.

As long as it isn't Mein Kampf every fortnight.
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 09:31:05 AM »

I'm up for that.

As long as it isn't Mein Kampf every fortnight.
Or Satanic Verses.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2012, 09:38:23 AM »

who's supplying the crayons. :basil:
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2012, 09:40:47 AM »

I'm reading "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis at the minute. It's ok....dragging a bit to be honest.
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 09:44:15 AM »

my favourite  novel-catch 22. jc
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 10:00:40 AM »

my favourite  novel-catch 22. jc

Only reread that in January .
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 10:39:12 AM »

If mick joins you better make it a book every three months, and Ladybird series.
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 12:49:16 PM »

Bump for this. Also let me know your thoughts on the first book we can read, I've stacks of ebooks so should be no bother.
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2012, 12:54:03 PM »

Bump for this. Also let me know your thoughts on the first book we can read, I've stacks of ebooks so should be no bother.

Do you know any good sites to download (free) ebooks?
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 01:03:41 PM »

Any torrent site will do. There are some huge 3000 book collections kicking about, try torrents.eu .
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 01:04:41 PM »

Teesside Urban Legends would be a good start?  :Westy
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 01:48:42 PM »

Teesside Urban Legends would be a good start?  :Westy

Plenty of them knocking around unsold 
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2012, 05:07:06 PM »

Any torrent site will do. There are some huge 3000 book collections kicking about, try torrents.eu .

Socialism in action

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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2012, 05:55:29 PM »

Any torrent site will do. There are some huge 3000 book collections kicking about, try torrents.eu .

Socialism in action

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It certainly is. Get others tio write your book for free then cream the profits. Don't forget to pay lower than minimum wage to your fanzine sellers too
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2012, 07:26:25 PM »

Can we make "Of Mice and Men" the first book....i read this at school and i dont fancy wasting any more of my life reading another book.....Thanks  jc
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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2012, 07:28:27 PM »

What chapter are you on now mick?
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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2012, 07:54:54 PM »

What chapter are you on now mick?

"For Derek and Alison"


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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2012, 08:31:59 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2012, 01:06:01 AM »

Manion have we decided on a book yet. jc
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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2012, 01:08:50 AM »

I'll do it today or tomorrow as I'm off work so chillaxing with my bird.
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2012, 07:53:44 AM »

First book is 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' by Hemingway. 


Brief synopsis from wiki "For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers writes that the novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works, along with The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea, and A Farewell to Arms"

link to .mobi format ebook here https://www.dropbox.com/s/j150sksb01sjd3x/For%20Whom%20the%20Bell%20Tolls%20-%20Ernest%20Hemingway.mobi
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2012, 07:54:56 AM »

We'll keep this thread going for discussion and reviews.

Say October 20th for next book?
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« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2012, 09:28:37 AM »

I'm in.
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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2012, 09:59:43 AM »

I'm in jc
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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2012, 12:21:24 PM »

Robert Jordan and his band succeed in blowing up the bridge that they were on a mission to destroy. But it's still far from a happy ending, or a satisfying resolution. During the operation, they lost Anselmo (very dear to Robert Jordan, and most readers) and Eladio, in addition to the five anonymous men Pablo murders. Then, as they flee, Robert Jordan himself is wounded while on horseback, losing the use of his left leg. Recognizing that if he went with the others he would be too much of a burden for them to have any hope of escaping, he stays behind. He forces the love of his life to leave him to die alone in one last confrontation with the fascists. The book leaves him lying in wait for an enemy officer on the forest floor.


You'll thank me later for saving you a couple of days in your sad lives, its not that good   monkey
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« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2012, 09:58:54 PM »

Speed reading...such a wonderful thing BF  jc

Next book please 

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« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2012, 11:53:00 PM »

Bump 

I've Filth by Riverine Welsh planned as the next.
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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2012, 12:01:57 AM »

Good choice Pete. Never read it before. Can you get a digital copy. Also could you give three weeks before review. I've got loads of uni reading to be doing aswell.
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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2012, 12:02:43 AM »

All book are digitalised for you and your homosexuals.
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2012, 12:06:23 AM »

All book are digitalised for you and your homosexuals.

Why thank you. I will inform the homosexuals of your good will jc
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