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Jack Dawkins

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  1. Your Book Activity - March 2014

    Finished Dead Famous by Ben Elton, thoroughly enjoyable. March has been decent for me on the reading front, having previously read Game of Thrones. I have now started Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett, my first by this author
  2. Your Book Activity - December 2013

    I have not been on here much recently due to the fact I don't read much these days. I'm currently reading a StarWars novel by Joe Schrieber and The Toon a history of Newcastle United. A contributing factor to my lack of reading is I'm actually learning to work in a library as library tech!
  3. RIP, James Herbert

    Just found out about this, very sad. A favourite author of mine. I have been reading him since the early 80's and will continue to do so
  4. Favorite Manga

    I'm totally new to Manga, I didn't know where to start so I grabbed a random volume 1 from the library it was Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. I'm now 4 volumes in really good stuff Also read Full Metal Alchemist volume 1 which was very promising
  5. Your Book Activity ~ September 2012

    It's been some time since I last posted, but I've finished 2 books in the last month(first two of the year!) and I have read 75 pages of an Adam Nevill novel and also some poetry, so things might be looking up.
  6. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin, excellent book very easy to read I look forward to more Rebus in the near future. Started Black Hats by Patrick culhane
  7. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished Necroscope III:The Source by Brian Lumley, a fine addition to the series. I have decided to have a little rest from the Necroscope series (part IV is on its way from Blighty) I have started reading Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
  8. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finshed Necropescope II: Vamphyri! by Brian Lumley and started Necroscope III: the Source by the same author
  9. Is The Western Genre Dying Out ?

    I am a big fan of westerns, especially those written by British authors in the 70s and 80s(some of George Gilman's Edge series have gone for about £50 on ebay) westerns are easy to pick up second hand on ebay and the like. As for new westerns I think they are still quite popular in America where long running series like the Gunsmith and Longarm are still published. The success of movies like Brokeback Mountain and True Grit can only help the literary Western authors
  10. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished Necroscope by Brian Lumley. I really enjoyed this book, a vampire horror set during the during the cold war. I have now started Necroscope II:Vamphyri also by Brian Lumley
  11. Do you use your local library...?

    I grew up next to Forest Hall library in Newcastle, my Mam still uses it to this day(40+ years). I've been a member of the local library where ever I've lived, Elgin was probably the best the staff were class, my current library here in Oz is also excellent Libraries seem to be easy targets for council cuts, but to my mind they are an esential part of community life. I love libraries long may they prosper.
  12. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Picked up 22 second hand books from the local Library (Capalaba,fantastic library)for $5.50 thats about 4 quid, not a bad little haul
  13. Recommendations?

    The Pariah by Graham Masterton was really unsettling.
  14. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished Summer Knight:BK4 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and I have now started Quake by Richard Laymon.
  15. Second-hand books - can you do it?

    I prefer new books but 2nd hand books will always find a caring home with me
  16. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Finished Grave Peril by Jim Butcher and jumped straight into the next book in the series White Knight.I'm about 150 pages in and it's pretty good
  17. Your Book Activity Today ~ Thread 15

    Not posted for a while. I'm coming to the end of Grave Peril by Jim Butcher, this is the third installment of the Dresden Files series and the best so far. I am also reading Day of the Match a daily football history, and I have restarted The Nations Favourite Poems, so I have plenty going on
  18. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Thought it might interesting to see how long it takes to read 100 books( At my current rate it'll be a loooong time). I hope setting a goal will help inspire me to fall in love with reading again. I'm going to include fiction and non-fiction in the list, book length will be irelevant, it must be completed(obviously). I'm starting with the book I'm currently reading which is Emperor At the Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden. 1. Emperor The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden 2. Modern Football is Rubbish by Nick Davidson and Shaun Hunt 3. Fool Moon(book 2 of the dresden Files) by Jim butcher 4. Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly by Jeff Stelling 5. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 6. Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain 7. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby 8. Secret Sanction by Brian Haig 9. Rumpole and the Age of Miracles by John Mortimer 10.An Englishman Abroad:My Autobiography by Bobby Robson 11.Fat by Rob Grant
  19. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Finished Fat by Rob Grant, good satire 9/10
  20. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Finished An Englishman Abroad:My Autobiography by Bobby Robson. One of Sir Bobby's autobiographies decent read 8/10
  21. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Seem to have hit a brick wall since October!
  22. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Yes I have the next 2 in the series Mortal Allies and Kingmaker Finished Rumpole and the Age of Miracles by John Mortimer, Horace Rumpole is brill. 9/10
  23. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Finished Secret Sanction by Brian Haig, a really exciting thriller about an U.S military lawyer investigating an alleged atrocity committed by U.S special forces in Kosovo. 9/10 Thanks to all the folks who leave kind comments on this thread.
  24. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    I really enjoyed it,read it in just over a day
  25. Paul's Quest for 100 books

    Finished High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, wonderful book 9/10
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