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Offline ACP

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Read Steve Berry's 'The Templar Legacy' which finishes with the promise it promotes throughout the book and you are not left feeling left short changed. I love Dan Brown, especially The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons but they can be criticised for sitting on the fence religiously.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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nah, I only read that sort of thing once in a blue moon....

prefer auto/biographies mainly given a choice...

I just bought a magazine today from the newsagent... "Italian legends"...

looks ace.. got report on Stratos both Group 4 and stradale that caught my eye

I have a grp 4 car in at the moment... yummy.... :lovies: :lovies: :burnout: :burnout: :darkside: :darkside:



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I'm reading the Stieg Larsson trilogy at the moment, not Bourne good, but pretty good.




Offline AshSimmonds

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...but hey, ive never bought a book to read..... errrr.... ever.

You are missing out on one of life's great pleasures.  As Ruth Rendell said, "Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading". :)

I miss reading, well no, I spend 12+ hours a day "reading", I miss books and stories - most of all, being focussed and engrossed in something for more than 3 minutes.

You'd struggle to find someone who was more read than me up till I was 20 (I remember finishing Kane & Abel in 2 days when I was 13) - but I've barely touched a book since my mid-20's.

Last book I actually remember reading and being engrossed was Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, in 2004.

Words previously written aren't getting any worse, just today I was revisiting some essays (called blogs nowadays) by Michel de Montaigne from the 1500's, and this guy's words are relevant and enlightening right now, 500 years later.  Hell, just reading a list of his best quotes will make you more intelligent and pragmatic.

So - how does everyone else "make time" for books?



Offline Iggy_Type_R


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I read 80-100 books a year generally still... but they are business books (biographies of people or companies) which means you can speed read them and just get the main points and all. I read may be 3 novels a year usually on long flights (ie to Europe) or xmas break time when I become a vegetable by the beach :)



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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So - how does everyone else "make time" for books?

Go to bed half an hour earlier than you think you wanted to...

it will help with your nocturnal problems too ;)



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Go to bed half an hour earlier than you think you wanted to...

it will help with your nocturnal problems too ;)

So, 4:30am - thanks for the help.

:doh:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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So, 4:30am - thanks for the help.

:doh:

I said go to bed earlier than you WANTED to, not when you actually do.

First of all, you need control of your life.... so start with that!



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Half way through the book of Genesis and they haven't even mentioned Phil Collins yet?  :grumpy:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Currently reading Sir Stirling Moss' "All my races"

superb journal style account of his work. he kept many records making this book possible. Some lovely pics too.



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