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Books You Are Currently Reading?

So fellow Instructable-rs, what books are you reading at the moment?

I find reading a good thing to do, but i do it very rarely now, cause i'm allways on instructables doing absolute BUPKISS! ( serious I explore randomly on the site waiting for an Amazing Instructable)!

Not good use of my time!

Anyways, I'm reading Guinness Book Of Records: Game Edition 2008 I'ts so very intrestiing learning about the history of video games and consoles and Handhelds.
There are so many fun facts and figures about the world of Gaming.

Recomendation: 5/5 READ IT!

Definate for the Gaming Fan!

So What Books You Guys Are Reading?

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I just finished the curious incident of the dog in the night time. go out and read it. now!
its a lion8 years ago
Dracula - Bram Stoker. Figured I should probably read it.
Time to bump this back up!

I've recently finished the following books:

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall - very good, Neil Gaiman meets Ernest Hemingway. :P

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - I love his young adult stuff! This was a very quick book, but I enjoyed it greatly. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, ghouls, and more!

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling - I really like fairy tales and folk tales, so of course I love the ones from Hogwarts, even though I'm a muggle.

Delta of Venus by Anais Nin - I was curious, and my curiosity is now satisfied. ;)
kelseymh8 years ago
Just finished Oliver Sacks' old The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and will probably go back and reread A Sense of Where You Are by John McPhee.
whatsisface8 years ago
Just finished "Hacking the Xbox: A guide to reverse engineering" and starting the fifth read of 1984.
Baron A (author)  whatsisface8 years ago
Sorry I know this is a late post lol..... What exactly is 'Hacking the Xbox' surely Microsoft would prohibit such a book. (Not that I want them to.....I'm All for Modding)
By all means, Microsoft tried. The book's original publishers pulled out and left the author to find a new one.
Just finished reading I am legend, and then I watched the film witch I bought on dvd, I preferred the book, but then thats usually the case with me.
Baron A (author)  Mr Slippy Fist8 years ago
Most people prefer the book to any movie lol
westfw8 years ago
  • Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 2)
  • Morality for Beautiful Girls (Book 3)
  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men (Book 4)
(All by Alexander McCall Smith)
I read the first in this series (No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) some time ago, and picked up the next three at a book fair recently and polished them off in short order. The premise is that one Precious Ramotswe, a woman resident of Botswana Africa, takes her modest inheritance and founds that countries first Detective Agency owned by a woman. The books cover her adventures in solving cases, running a business, and getting on with her life.
Precious is not the hard-boiled detective found in many American detective stories (Marlowe, Rockford, Magnum, etc.) Botswana is a kinder, gentler place, and these books are best described as quaint. I like them, though I'm left with a slightly uncomfortable feeling that I'm reading some old white guy's fantasy of the way things are, that might be as unintentionally racist and offensive as those happy, singing, plantation slaves in some older tales of the US deep south. (The consensus on the net is NOT; you can find the discussions yourselves if you're so inclined. I didn't seen any opinions posted from black female Botswani, however...)
The books are entertaining and nicely upbeat; recommended!
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