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Anonymous15 Jul 2012
I treated myself to a Kindle today in the hope I will start reading more. Made me think what are people currently reading when they go travelling to pass the time and if you any reccomendations to share for both fiction and non fiction books. Lots of my friends are currently reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James.15 Jul 2012
Becky, my favourite reading picture of the summer (and I wish I’d been awake enough to snap it) was in T4 departures recently where the Irish junior ladies volleyball team were assembling for a flight. Eight of the girls gathered for a photo, each with their copy of Fifty Shades of Grey. From what I am led to believe, I’m sure that their training sessions will have changed dramatically as a consequence!!16 Jul 2012
I have the Kindle on my iPad and iPhone, though Mrs. LP has her own standalone Kindle.
My reading at the moment is:
value Investing and Security Analysis, both by Benjamin Graham (Heavy, 1,100+ pages between them!)
Ghost Train to the eastern Star by Paul Theroux
Bradshaw’s Railway Handbook
The Wonga Coup
This Time is Different
A bit of an eclectic mix!!!
Happy Hols Becky, we all depart for S. Africa next week.16 Jul 2012
I’n not reading this right now, but once you’ve finished Shades of Grey, you might enjoy Under The Skin:
Isserley always drove straight past a hitch-hiker when she first saw him, to give herself time to size him up. She was looking for big muscles: a hunk on legs. Puny, scrawny specimens were no use to her.
“So begins Michel Faber’s first novel: a lone female scouts the Scottish Highlands in search of well-proportioned men and the reader is given to expect the unfolding of some latter-day psychosexual drama. But commonplace expectation is no guide for this strange and deeply unsettling book; small details at first, then more major clues, suggest that something deeply bizarre is afoot.
What are the reason’s for Isserley’s extensive surgical scarring, her thick glasses (which are just glass), her excruciating backache? Who are the solitary few who work on the farm where her cottage is located? And why are they all nervous about the arrival of someone called Amlis Vess?”16 Jul 2012
David Downing’s Sealing Their Fate, 22 Days That Decided the Second World War. It’s a day-by-day account of November and December 1941 in the Pacific, Russia and North Africa. It’s fascinating. (By the way, he has written an excellent series about a British reporter and his German girlfriend in Berlin from 1939 to 1946 — it starts with Zoo Station. On the same theme, I endorse NTarrant’s recommendation of Philip Kerr and his Bernie Gunther series)
If you want to get away from WWII, try Matt Beynon Rees’s series about the Palestinian amateur detective, Omar Yussuf. Grave in Gaza might be the best
For something a bit puzzling but fascinating, try the James Church series about Inspector O, a North Korean police inspector. Hidden Moon starts with a bank robbery in Pyongyang. “But we don’t have any banks in North Korea” says the Inspector. “Exactly, that’s why you have to come now,” says his boss.
Finally, do what J D Salinger did (and I try to do) and every night read a little bit of Karl Barth’s Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. It puts business travel into context16 Jul 2012
I haven’t sat down and read the Bible for ages; since it’s in most hotel rooms there’s really no excuse not to dip in and out of it when short of something to read.
However, the problem these days is more infomration overload, with various media completing for one’s attentions; I tend to use holidays to catch up on the many interesting feature articles and magazines I never normally have time to read….17 Jul 2012
I want a proper book in my hand. Don’t think I want a kindle.
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver if you like expeditions to the Arctic, 24hour nights and seriously thought provoking spine chillers.17 Jul 2012