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  • Well, that's the way around you want it! Certainly better than getting less invested as you get deeper!

    Just checked my Goodreads challenge for the year - to stay on course I need to finish off the two I'm reading now, and fit another in, by the end of June. Either I need to scour the shelves for some shorter books in the flat or it ain't gonna happen....

    I might set it really low next year, like ten books or something, and just knock off all the massive ones that are still in the flat. I've got Ulysses that I never finished, another Frantzen which is as long as the others of his I've read, and the small matter of Don Delillo's Underworld that clocks in at around 830 pages. And none of them will be like reading something Victorian of that length, where it's all heavily plot-driven.

    "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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    • I just finished Jeffrey Archer's Heads you win. I have basically mostly read novels only and all non-fiction books I have bought, I have never been able to finish it. Some books on self-help. 7 habits had absolutely positive impact on me. But now I am looking for some change and want to read something meaningful/thought provoking. Next target is Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee.

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      • Currently reading Jim Ross' first bio, "Slobberknocker". I love wrestling bios not published by WWE. Mrs. Buzzard Guts is currently captivated by "The Darkest Corners" by Kara Thomas.

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        • Finished off the ones I was talking about above, and a novel by Bernard Cornwell called 1356, set ahead of the Battle of Poitiers in Medieval France (though the English are the good guys, natch). Now moved on to Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea which I might talk about more in the Sci-fi thread if anything comes up. Also got a book about medieval life on the go, one of those light, popular paperback history things. Basically imagines you're a time-traveller and it's written like a tourist guide to the fourteenth century. Bit kitsch but I like it, it's actually a re-read.

          "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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          • My fiction reading has slowed down a ton in recent memory, as I've been mostly reading a lot of sales and marketing books to learn more that side of the business, now that I'm working on my own.

            A few months ago I mentioned I would begin reading Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. Between my slow reading and the length of the book (over 450 pages) it felt like it took forever to finish. I did enjoy it, though. It's pretty different from the video game story, which is often the case with these adaptations, but did have some overlap and was an enjoyable read.

            I'm now reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Earlier this year I read a few biographies from some famous people in the tech world and this book came up a couple of times as a source of their inspiration for the work they did in the 90s, so I was curious. So far I'm hooked on the story.

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            • I'm now on to Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. It's really long, I'm about a third of the way in and that's like 300 pages. But it's so good. Love it. Highly recommended.

              "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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