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    Lightbulb The TeakDoor book exchange

    I haven't read a lot of books, probably because I lack focus and have a short attention span. I have one at the moment called 'In Search of the Miraculous' (Fragments of an Unknown) Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky but it's very hard for me to get into because I only really read when I'm on the BTS or waiting for the nurse at the eye hospital to call out my name.

    I did eventually get through The God Delusion but I was desperately bored and living in a shack in the Philippines with, well nevermind.

    I have some Ben Elton, some Michael Chrichton and some Irvine Welsh that Blake 7 gave me when he moved house. I've also got some biographies and 'Playing with Fire' which I haven't read because it's basically Gordon Ramsay saying 'me me me' on every page and telling us how successful he is.

    The World According to Clarkson I'm done with and although he's a bit of a knob it was a nice easy BTS read, has anyone got the sequel? I'd also like to read 'Life of Pi' again which was a struggle at first but well worth it. I was going the buy the new Stephen King one but it is thicker than KW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    iving in a shack in the Philippines with, well nevermind.
    We've read the book.

    I'd gladly do a book swap scampy but our juxtaposition is not optimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    which I haven't read because it's basically Gordon Ramsay saying 'me me me' on every page
    You dont like the competition then ?

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    Most (non-pop-up) books I own came with packs of crayons and coloured pencils attached

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    The Stephen King one... do you mean Under the Dome? It's great, I read it in a couple of days (I was off work), I didn't really want it to end.

    I can mostly only be bothered to read trashy horrors, other books just seem like too much effort. Unfortunately I read all of Laymon's and now he's dead.

    I got one by James Rollins called Ice Hunt but it's a bit sciency and technical for me I'll stick with it though cos it's meant to be worth reading.
    and he just stands there, waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him, with LIGHT coming out of his mouth!

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    Read a few over the last 2 months since I stated travelling again but by far the best two were The Iceman by Phillip Carlo and 8 Lives Down by Major Chris Hunter.

    The Iceman is about a Serial Killer who killed for the Mafia and was one fucked up chap and 8 Lives Down is about a British soldier who was the main man for defusing IED's in Iraq.

    Both great reads. Sadly i've already swapped them.

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    I've got a signed first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce.

    Swap anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    I've got a signed first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce. Swap anyone?
    Yes.................

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    I've got a bunch, but I havent finished colouring them in yet either.

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    If you have questionable morals of course, then just about every book ever published is available online as a torrent.

    Funny I dont hesitate to watch a downloaded movie, but reading a pirated book feels 'wronger'.

    Maybe because there's more of a sense of doing one person, the author, out of his money (ok and the publisher of course), rather than a large film corporation?

    Still saying that, it's been a very long time since I bought a book.
    You, sir, are a God among men....
    Short Men, who aren't terribly bright....
    More like dwarves with learning disabilities....
    You are a God among Dwarves With Learning Disabilities.

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    I used to enjoy reading a book in bed. Now I don't as there is no light switch near my bed in our new(ish) place. Its far too much hassle getting up out of bed to switch the light off.

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    ^ugh reading with the big light on, it's just wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    I used to enjoy reading a book in bed. Now I don't as there is no light switch near my bed in our new(ish) place. Its far too much hassle getting up out of bed to switch the light off.
    They cost about $5 mate.


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    I found this used book store in Bangkok. Dasa Book Cafe, Dasa Book Cafe ( .
    They only take payment to their Bangkok Bank account. I placed my order on a Saturday and received the books at noon on Wed. They have over 35,000 titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    I've got a signed first edition of Ulysses by James Joyce.

    Swap anyone?
    ,,, had Ulysses stolen from me in bangkok .
    and then out of the blue a lady in korea(a korean) gave me a copy.
    gets around ,james joyce .

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    These days I find using my hands to hold a book and then also using my eyes to read the words, far to much effort! There are peeps that can do this for you

    I've become a huge fan of audio books on mp3. Not only do they read the book for you but they change their voice for the different characters as well. Of course the warranty on my ears will run out much quicker than they are supposed to but I', saving valuable eye and strength time.

    I've got a whole load of the steven leather collection downloaded and ready to read/listen ( The Solitary Man, my favorite book that I've ever read and listened to. It was much better when the dude read it to me ). + the art of war and some Anthony Horwitz, which I later after listening to it, found out was for teens but I really enjoyed it.

    All are ready for swapsies!

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