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Pimp my Bookshelf

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Big Bren, 24 Nov 2007.

  1. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'm an avid reader, but am very aware of being nowhere near as well read as I ought to be; I tend to stick to what I know I like, which is mostly science fiction/fantasy type stuff, with the odd text book thrown in when a particular subject grabs my attention. I'm in a reading rut, if you will.

    With that in mind, I'm on a mission to self-improve through reading; if you could suggest one book that I really ought to read, for whatever reason you fancy, what would it be?
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Peter Pan.
     
  3. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Only one is difficult. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
     
  4. One of the Flashman books by George MacDonald Fraser.
     
  5. DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
  6. Septictank

    Septictank New Member

    "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning" by Laurie Lee.
     
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    "Titus Groan" by Mervyn Peake.
     
  8. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Barefoot Soldier- Johnson Beharry VC

    Reading should be enjoyable and never a chore don't feel that you have to struggle through the Classics to be well read.
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind
     
  10. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    The Fog by James Herbert
     
  11. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Or The Big Book of Tea Thingies by LotT :sad:
     
  12. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    To Reach the Clouds
    Philippe Petit
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Good call. I can really recommend 2 by Eric Newby:
    Love and War in the Appennines
    A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush.

    Also Dubliners by James Joyce.
     
  14. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Janet and John : Book 3
     
  15. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Schindlers Ark : Thomas Keneally