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    I got lots:

    Starter for ten,
    one day,
    a book of laughter and forgetting,
    anna karenina,
    animal farm,
    books v cigarettes,
    usefulness v uselessness?,
    this is for you- rob ryan
    the secret history,
    cider with rosie,
    madame bovery,
    one hundred years of solitude

    et toi?
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    I got three - but they're trashy reads lol
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    Christopher Rice- A density of Souls, Snow Garden

    Lauren Hamiliton- Obsidian Butterfly

    James Rollins- Doomsday Key

    All authors i love, can't wait to get started
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    A really good Christmas for books I can't wait to read

    'The Motorcycle Diaries' - Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
    'Wild Wales' - George Borrow
    'Viva South America!' - Oliver Balch
    'The Journals' - James Cook
    'Dark Star Safari' - Paul Theroux
    'Travels in West Africa' - Mary Kingsley
    'Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages' - Mark Abley
    'From Pole to Pole' - Michael Palin

    Also another couple which I've forgotten the names of now.
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    The Carhullan Army-Sarah Hall.

    Very pleased I got it too, I heard to author being interviewed on Radio 4 book club and it sounds good.
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    Noone that buys presents for me is literate enough to buy me books

    I bought myself Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, does that count?

    also bought a couple Mitch Albom books too, I read the Five People You Meet in Heaven and really got into him.
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    Stephen Fry's autobiography off my sister :top:
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    Just got the one that i asked for and that was 'Homicide' by David Simon.

    It's a memoir of sorts dealing with Simon's year long stay with the Baltimore Police Department which gave him unprecedented access to the workings of the department and its a true expose, often sympathetic, of American big city police forces and it truly is an outstanding work, Simon is a genius.
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    I wanted A Simples Life. :emo:
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    Hello Kitty book.

    There are like 5 words on each page. :awesome:
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    The best book I got was "universally challenged". Epic.
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    Only two..

    Bill Hicks - Love all the people
    Charlie Brooker - Dawn of the Dumb

    Both long overdue for me.
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    (Original post by damos92)
    Just got the one that i asked for and that was 'Homicide' by David Simon.

    It's a memoir of sorts dealing with Simon's year long stay with the Baltimore Police Department which gave him unprecedented access to the workings of the department and its a true expose, often sympathetic, of American big city police forces and it truly is an outstanding work, Simon is a genius.
    Ooooh I'd have wanted that if I'd heard of it... loved The Wire.

    Be a while before I can start reading anything for pleasure tho.
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    (Original post by Robbolo)
    I bought myself Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, does that count?
    Brilliant book I must say.

    :five:
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Ooooh I'd have wanted that if I'd heard of it... loved The Wire.

    Be a while before I can start reading anything for pleasure tho.
    The Wire's ambiance, its narrative and the summation of the parts that make up the whole are actually extraordinary and i'm also a lover of the show.

    Yeah man, i'm about 200 pages in and any fan of Simon's great Baltimore based show will really love this book and that appreciation will be compounded if you happen to be a fan of great metaphors, interesting and revolutionary insights and a narrative worthy of any Pulitzer Prize.

    I know it seems like i'm advertising this book or something, but it really has astounded me and after the essential revision is completed, you should definitely purchase this one.

    Have a happy new year.
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    None. If anyone feels sorry for me then do feel free to pay for half of my Semester 2 reading list, seeing as I ordered the wrong books for one of the modules (well not the wrong ones but the background reading instead of the main reading :sigh:)
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    None at all
    So I went on amazon and read the first few pages of lots of books
    Then I asked for one of them in the sale.
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    (Original post by Robbolo)
    Noone that buys presents for me is literate enough to buy me books

    I bought myself Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, does that count?

    also bought a couple Mitch Albom books too, I read the Five People You Meet in Heaven and really got into him.
    I'm reading that now (Catch-22), it's really good!

    I got:

    -Catch-22.
    -One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    -A Clockwork Orange
    -American Psycho
    -1984
    -Animal Farm
    -Lolita
    -Anna Karenina
    -Lord of the Flies

    (I ordered them myself on Amazon )

    Oh, and my mum received three books (two of which I gave her) that will all end up on my bookshelves eventually.
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    The only book I got was Good Omens. It's good though.
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    Didn't get that many because my parents know that English literature is unfortunately the bane of my life, and I am currently ploughing through 4 A-level texts; I don't have much time for pleasure-reading I did get a book of poems from my mum, which I'm really happy about, and a recipe book for when I go to uni
 
 
 
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