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What are you reading right now?

evercloserunion

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As the title says. thought it might be an interesting thread to make. What are you reading right now?

I just bough Upton Sinclair's Oil! on which There Will Be Blood is apparently loosely based. I probably shouldn't be reading anything but cases and textbooks right now, but the story (per the back of the book) seemed quite intriguing.
 


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Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts. Have the latest Grisham novel beside my bed but no time to get into it currently :(.
 

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Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts.
Ah now, you're just saying that to spite me :p It's actually the only book I brought home with me for mid-term, hoping to catch up on the copious amount of Torts I missed. I've opened it like once.
 

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johnfás said:
Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts. Have the latest Grisham novel beside my bed but no time to get into it currently :(.
Ah the Bible.. got to go through its hallowed pages this morning :? Ugh, right now I have work and this page open, and The Economist beside me which will eventually get opened because I paid a fiver for the bloody thing.
 

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fergalr said:
johnfás said:
Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts. Have the latest Grisham novel beside my bed but no time to get into it currently :(.
Ah the Bible.. got to go through its hallowed pages this morning :? Ugh, right now I have work and this page open, and The Economist beside me which will eventually get opened because I paid a fiver for the bloody thing.
you can get it delivered to your door for €85 for the whole year ! only downside is that it usually arrives on Monday and once or twice a year does it actually make it on a Friday
 

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fergalr said:
johnfás said:
Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts. Have the latest Grisham novel beside my bed but no time to get into it currently :(.
Ah the Bible.. got to go through its hallowed pages this morning :? Ugh, right now I have work and this page open, and The Economist beside me which will eventually get opened because I paid a fiver for the bloody thing.
:lol:

I'm a subscriber and we pay less than €1.50 per issue for the thing! And we get online access to articles back to 1997 as well, unlike plebs like you! :D


Ich bin Lesung Vaterland von Robert Harris jetzt. Sehr gut.
 

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The Red Rose of Cork said:
fergalr said:
[quote="johnfás":3tk4aa4w]Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts. Have the latest Grisham novel beside my bed but no time to get into it currently :(.
Ah the Bible.. got to go through its hallowed pages this morning :? Ugh, right now I have work and this page open, and The Economist beside me which will eventually get opened because I paid a fiver for the bloody thing.
you can get it delivered to your door for €85 for the whole year ! only downside is that it usually arrives on Monday and once or twice a year does it actually make it on a Friday[/quote:3tk4aa4w]

Ah but you can read it virtually on the website. Tis cracking stuff.
 

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Ich bin Lesung Vaterland von Robert Harris jetzt. Sehr gut.
Christ on a bike, AT... where did you learn German grammar like that? :lol:

Jetzt lese ich Vaterland von Richard Harris. ;)
 

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stannis said:
Ich bin Lesung Vaterland von Robert Harris jetzt. Sehr gut.
Christ on a bike, AT... where do you learn German grammar like that? :lol:

Jetzt lese ich Vaterland von Richard Harris. ;)
That's the one!
 

stannis

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Kein Problem :)

I finished reading Stephen King's The Tommyknockers recently. Before that was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
 

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Finished Diarmaid Ferriter's Dev as of last Friday.

Up to page 804 of Robert Fisk's Great War for Civilization + reached half way point in Orpen's Ireland under the Normans as of last weekend.

Flicking through Steven Moore's The Irish on The Somme in between.
 

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stannis said:
Kein Problem :)

I finished reading Stephen King's The Tommyknockers recently. Before that was The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak.
Danke schoen!
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
Ich bin Lesung Vaterland von Robert Harris jetzt. Sehr gut.
I've read that, and his surreal one "Archangel" and if he's the one that wrote the weird EU federal state one with all the clones, then I've read that one too. He's odd.
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
[quote="The Red Rose of Cork":3nia82bc]
fergalr said:
[quote="johnfás":3nia82bc]Right now, reading McMahon and Binchy Irish Law of Torts. Have the latest Grisham novel beside my bed but no time to get into it currently :(.
Ah the Bible.. got to go through its hallowed pages this morning :? Ugh, right now I have work and this page open, and The Economist beside me which will eventually get opened because I paid a fiver for the bloody thing.
you can get it delivered to your door for €85 for the whole year ! only downside is that it usually arrives on Monday and once or twice a year does it actually make it on a Friday[/quote:3nia82bc]

Ah but you can read it virtually on the website. Tis cracking stuff.[/quote:3nia82bc]

I'm often tempted to subsrcibe to the Economist as I buy it fairly frequently. It is more than 85 euro though, it is around 125 I think. TIME is around 85. That is so far as I remember anyway. I've access to whole Economist website :D.
 

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fergalr said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
Ich bin Lesung Vaterland von Robert Harris jetzt. Sehr gut.
I've read that, and his surreal one "Archangel" and if he's the one that wrote the weird EU federal state one with all the clones, then I've read that one too. He's odd.
I've read Imperium and Pompeii by the same man. Cracking read, he's the master of the literary thriller. Even though I knew the history of Cicero at the out-set, Harris successfully created a sense of excitement in Imperium. A great political/historical novel.
 

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Just finished Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (John Banville). Terrific characterisation and intend to buy his next one soon.
Currently half way through Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human by Matt Ridley,also The Devils Chaplain by Richard Dawkins. Re-reading the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins as the mood takes me.

It's brilliant to be able to read whatever and whenever - I don't envy you guys stuck to your text books. I'd a big problem in college of allowing my reading habits to take me away from what I should have been studying! Stay disciplined - it won't be forever.
 

fergalr

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Catalpa said:
Finished Diarmaid Ferriter's Dev as of last Friday.

Up to page 804 of Robert Fisk's Great War for Civilization + reached half way point in Orpen's Ireland under the Normans as of last weekend.

Flicking through Steven Moore's The Irish on The Somme in between.
Ah, Fisk's cheerful little tome :p Read that on holiday last January.. of all books! I think I may have outclassed all the other people on the beach with their Patricia Scanlons.
 


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