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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by aknotley, Dec 3, 2009.

    1. aknotley

      aknotley Active Member

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      Just read George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" back to back :) A real paranoia-fest. Great stuff? :D

      Anyone else read/reading anything good???
       
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    3. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Best book ever read? - Empyion by Stephen Lawhead - A bit geeky, but very imaginative. Also showing its age a little, but adds to its charm (written in 1986, but set in the future where you need to go to a special public booth to send a "text message"...)

      Currently reading the 'Sharpe' series of books - Also brilliant :D
       
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      Suzuki GS850 Fours Haynes service manual..... I just cant put it down!
       
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      :D :D

      I'm currently reading "Anyone can do it" by Duncan Bannatyne off Dragon's Den. It's ok, but I get the impression that Dunky B would still be flogging Mr Whippies if it wasn't for the government handouts for his old people's homes.
       
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      I'm currently reading "The China Price" by Alexandra Harney. A good read! Lots of what I've been working on over the last few years has been influenced by this very thing, so it's a very relevant read for me. I wouldn't say I'm at all surprised or shocked by anything I've read in it, however...

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    7. celia19O5

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      I am reading the book "the 7 habits for successful youth".
      I think this is a good book. It helps you to have good habits to be successful in future, just starting right from now :D
      I am following the guidelines in this book, just a little difficult for me cuz I do not get used to doing such habits : But I will try !
       
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      Now there's some light summer reading! :roll:

      A good read for engineers (which I first read when I was a kid, in an old edition that my father was given as a kid) is Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island." Verne idolized engineers, even when they were the villains as in some of his other works (e.g. Robur).

      -Dana
       
    10. Pete

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      If we're talking shop - I'd recomend

      The Art of Star Wars

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      Great for flicking through the sketch renderings by Doug Chang

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      The book that has provided so much inspiration in the past!
       
    11. Pete

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      ...Not sure what happened to the picture, but the book was "Designing the 21st Century"
       

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