Just started Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood - really enjoying it so far!
Oh, I should add that I've just finished Brick Lane.
Just started The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Everyone else I was with said he was really good but having already read his book I found it quite boring. His lecture was basically a condensed version of the book with certain section repeated verbatim. He got a bit annoyed when someone stood up and left half way though, he drew attention to them and told anyone else who wanted to leave to do so now. He did a short Q&A afterwards as well and while he answered the questions very well I thought they could have been approached in better ways and got the feeling the answers he gave were rehearsed general ones (but I imagine that's because he gets asked the same questions a lot, the audience was even preempted at the beginning of the lecture that militant atheism wasn't the same as fundamentalism and was more akin to passion).
As for when I met him he didn't say much but I didn't really have anything to discuss with him. I agree with a lot of his work and where I found his books lacking I was able to fill in the blanks for myself. So I just offered the standard, rather feeble, "I really enjoyed your books".
[QUOTE=datr] History A Very Short Introduction by John. H Arnold. I didn't enjoy it to be honest, I've only studied History upto GCSE but most of what he said was still ridiculously self evident and I thought he overly simplified the theories on how History can be understood.
Hmmmm I was going to get that History book out from the library to read, as it thought it would help with my course, perhaps I'll give it a miss though, as you don't sound like you'd recommened it.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!)
- Jerome K Jerome
Perfect Match - Jodi Picoult.
Just finished kokoro by Natsume Soseki, which is great, and After a Quake by Haruki Murakami, which is very cryptic.. I'll definately have to read it again to try and figure it out!
Just finished Mia's World, by Mia Dolan.
Halfway through Spirit Messenger by Gordon Smith.
Both very different although based on the same topic,
How To Walk In High Heels by Camilla Norton - Oddly enough, not chick lit!