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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 1:28 am 
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It could be novels, factual based books, magazines...

Yesterday, while rooting around the attic I - quite literally - stumbled over my original Haynes manual for the Dolomite. Bit greasy on certain pages but interesting read.

While back I was reading 'The Oaken Heart' by Margery Allingham. It's based on her account of living in a Essex village in the summer of 1940. Everyone expected the Germans to invade. Very taut, fascinating read.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 9:17 am 
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Waiting For The Rains by Roger J Barton, the husband of a club member. Its about his life as an expatriate in 1970s Africa and is an excellent read.

He has just published a novel based on his experiences when out there which I am looking forward to getting a copy of.


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re-reading Workplace Management by Taiichi Ohno.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:03 pm 
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I'm a voracious reader with a penchant for Sci-fi. Very few authors that anyone unfamiliar with the genre would recognise, though i'm partial to the works of the late, great Robert Heinlein. Love him of hate him, you can't ignore him, he has almost as many correct predictions of future tech that have come into being as Arthur C Clark.

I use a kindle and down load 1 or 2 books a week on Amazon unlimited. MUCH cheaper than buying paper books and easier to carry around too!

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 1:13 pm 
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I've started on Winston Churchill's ten volume series of the Second World War. I've nearly finished the first book "The Gathering Storm" which is all about Hitler's rise and how Britain and France were supine in the face of the growing threat. It's fascinating, not dull at all. I've got the books up to and including volume 5. I'll see if I can read the rest as ebooks.

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I'm a voracious reader with a penchant for Sci-fi. Very few authors that anyone unfamiliar with the genre would recognise, though i'm partial to the works of the late, great Robert Heinlein. Love him of hate him, you can't ignore him, he has almost as many correct predictions of future tech that have come into being as Arthur C Clark.

I use a kindle and down load 1 or 2 books a week on Amazon unlimited. MUCH cheaper than buying paper books and easier to carry around too!

Steve
I read Sci-Fi a lot as a teenager, I still enjoy re-reading Arthur C Clark, but when I try and re-read Asimov the terrible writing style annoys me so much I have to stop. I was mcuh more story driven as a teenager, now I care a bit more about how well written stuff is. I actually rather like H G Wells, the "what we thought was science back then" doesn't bother me and it's really well written.
I quite like Greg Bear as well, although I don't think he's ever bettered Eon.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:47 pm 
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I'm a voracious reader with a penchant for Sci-fi. Very few authors that anyone unfamiliar with the genre would recognise, though i'm partial to the works of the late, great Robert Heinlein. Love him of hate him, you can't ignore him, he has almost as many correct predictions of future tech that have come into being as Arthur C Clark.

I use a kindle and down load 1 or 2 books a week on Amazon unlimited. MUCH cheaper than buying paper books and easier to carry around too!

Steve
I read Sci-Fi a lot as a teenager, I still enjoy re-reading Arthur C Clark, but when I try and re-read Asimov the terrible writing style annoys me so much I have to stop. I was mcuh more story driven as a teenager, now I care a bit more about how well written stuff is. I actually rather like H G Wells, the "what we thought was science back then" doesn't bother me and it's really well written.
I quite like Greg Bear as well, although I don't think he's ever bettered Eon.
I know what you mean about Asimov, my fairly comprehensive collection of his work has sat dusty and unloved on shelves for many years.

I tend to buy episodes of serials now, sometimes it's quite fun to watch the writer develop over 7 or 8 books, and the spelling and grammer improvements when they get better proofreaders!

One relatively "new" guy i'm reading lately is Elliot Kay, tells a good story! I'll reread his, if I can't be bothered to go looking for something new!

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

Maverick Triumph, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 50 years. PM for more info or quotes.


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