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Sapiens & Homo Deus are well worth a read.
 

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Have to admit I don't really do books, I like pictures more so magazines it is---keeps me focused having the pic's there---I also admit to looking at most things "on line", as this way you can have BOTH hands free when needed (now that'll get the minds working):p
 

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Love old travel books from the 50s and 60s - Afghanistan in a 2cv, travels to Tibet towing a caravan....that sort of thing written when travel was a genuine adventure for most people. My favourite is a book called " Expedition Everyman" written by someone who describes driving / camping all over Europe in a 1957 Bond mini car. Met a very interesting French guy a few years ago who had travelled from Paris to Kabul on a 49cc Velosolex cyclomotor. He was in the middle of writing an account of his journey...can't wait to read that one!
Yep love this kind of stuff.
 

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I enjoy reading travel writing, Tim Moore is one of my faves. Also science and psychology with the odd biography thrown in. Not too much into fiction.
Yep love Tim Moore.
 

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Well done Roberta, very active topic. I just wish I could still read without falling asleep:(. Not read fiction for decades, I usually stick to natural history subjects. If anyone is into birds (not the aforementioned variety) I can thoroughly recommend 'Looking for the Goshawk' by Conor Mark Jameson. Unusual for a bird book it is current and not the usual re-hash of a 1950's 60's book with a new glossy cover.
 
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holding down a throbbin pink beast......dirty bugger :)

perfect excuse for me to have a nose around again and relive my youth reading times.
dont see many properly kitted out cars anymore, used to be all kits and sounds but so many hot hatches on the roads and most mods looking at power increase.

used to love all the charisma R5's.

hoping my kids buck the trend and get older cars which the kits are still being made for
 

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holding down a throbbin pink beast......dirty bugger :)

perfect excuse for me to have a nose around again and relive my youth reading times.
dont see many properly kitted out cars anymore, used to be all kits and sounds but so many hot hatches on the roads and most mods looking at power increase.

used to love all the charisma R5's.

hoping my kids buck the trend and get older cars which the kits are still being made for
Used to love mansfields car scene when i was 16/17. First one i had was a 1.2 mk2 astra with scrap yard gte kit on followed by escort with cosworth illusion, seat ibiza with 2 jbl 1000w subs filling the boot. Renault megane coupe was actually quite nice to drive and had some lovely 17s on then the wifes mr2 roadster now is quite fun as well....
 

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Used to love mansfields car scene when i was 16/17. First one i had was a 1.2 mk2 astra with scrap yard gte kit on followed by escort with cosworth illusion, seat ibiza with 2 jbl 1000w subs filling the boot. Renault megane coupe was actually quite nice to drive and had some lovely 17s on then the wifes mr2 roadster now is quite fun as well....
I am originally from Mansfield myself Jason but the car scene was very different when I had my first car at the age of 17 in 1965. :)
 

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Mainly non fiction these days. Last book was Ed China's auto biography which was ok. Next up, Adam savage (Mythbusters) book - Every tools a hammer. Really need to get reading it. I tend to get Modern Classics car mag so a can lust over cars that I couldn't afford when I was younger, and still can't judging by some of the prices.

The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series and the Kon tiki expedition are probably my favourite books. With technology meaning your phone connected to the internet I'm reading more than ever. Shame 95% is complete bollocks.
 

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My Bible is the only book I read but have read some autobiographies. Mainly sportsmen.
 

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Just wondering what people are reading on here?
My preferred reading of choice is usually nonfiction travel writing, in particular Bill Bryson.
However there is a book which I bloody adore and that's The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Absolutely incredible, it's about Ebola and I can only describe it as a true life horror story!
If you look here on Amazon you can click to have a look inside so you can read a bit of it see if it's your thing. If you have a holiday booked and you want something to read you will love this.
I've enjoyed every Bill Bryson surely we're due a new book, I'm enjoying Dom Joly's The Dark Tourist, got his The Hezbollah Hiking club to read after that.
 

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I've enjoyed every Bill Bryson surely we're due a new book, I'm enjoying Dom Joly's The Dark Tourist, got his The Hezbollah Hiking club to read after that.
Both are travel books of a sort
 

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Just got a Japanese translated crime fiction from the library by Hideo Yokoyama, not sure what it'll be like but thought appropriate given its Yakushi show at the weekend.
 

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I have no idea how good it is as I haven't had chance to watch it yet but my favourite book The Hot Zone re Ebola is actually on TV now.
You can find it on Nat Geo.
Thought it worth a mention if you are interested in the subject but don't read.
 
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