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Dublin Domainer

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Goodness, no one doing any reading lately? I'm reading A Passion for Books (ed. Dale Salwak) and Ruth Padel's The Poem and the Journey whenever I'm in the front room, Search Engine Visibility (Shari Thurow) at my desk (when I break for a cuppa), and Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid in bed - it's really funny, but then he always is.
 

Forbairt

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I just finished another trashy Clive Cussler book .. oh the shame .. :D

This thread just made me check on the Wheel of Time .. and I find out he died ... Sweet zombie Cheeses ... 11 books and it wasn't finished and he died last year ... (RIP) ..
 

Forbairt

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Dark Watch ... :D

I picked up one 2 years ago in Tesco I think ... I wanted something light ... and they are light reading ... can pick them up ... read 5 - 10 pages ... and put them down again ... still like to know whats going to happen

Don't read that much the last while ... when I was growing up I used go through ALL the readers digest condensed books ... god they were great. (OK I usually skipped the romantic / heart warming ones in them)

Have a few sci-fi series bought that I've got to get through . I just know I'll sit down and it'll be a case of hours later I'll go oh **** look at the time.
 

Forbairt

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Just bought Skeleton Coast for €5.95 in tesco last night (another Clive Cussler one) ...

(realised I've got no books apart from Ruby / Ajax / Marketing /Rails MySQL here with me)
 

Dublin Domainer

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I finished the Bill Bryson book last night (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid) and found it very enjoyable indeed. Perhaps it's because he was a child in the 50s as I was that I found it so interesting, but his descriptions of the changes in life in Iowa in the 60s and 70s mirror those that occurred here in Ireland a couple of decades later.

There are also some interesting and rather horrifying revelations, one of which concerns how the Americans arranged a coup to eject Guatemala's socialist president at the behest of a big American fruit company there, who was unhappy with the changes the president was making in the lives of the ordinary people and with the amount of monetary compensation offered the company for a takeover of its unused land for the people, which was the value the company had itself put on the land for Guatemalan tax purposes.
 

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I re-read the Narnia books by CS Lewis over the last couple of weeks and am currently reading another book by Jason Webster - Guerra , which is about the Spanish Civil War
 

Forbairt

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Currently reading "Priestess of the White" by Trudi Canavan and
"Skeleton Coast" by Clive Cussler.
 

jmcc

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Sagittarius Rising (World War One air combat/autobiography)
Shattered Sword (Battle of Midway history.)
Advanced Web Metrics with Google Analytics.
HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS.
PHP Cookbook. (Good for ideas.)
High Performance MySQL. (I work with a few big databases).
High Performance Websites.
Webdesign For Dummies. ;)

Regards...jmcc
(I don't read 'literature' as I am not an intellectual. :) )
 

Forbairt

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(I don't read 'literature' as I am not an intellectual. :) )

Ah in that case ... I've got the history of the world ...

Agile Web development with rails ...

Tom Peters Re-Imagine!

MySQL Database Design and optimization ...

Ajax in Action ..

Drawing for dummies ...

lying around and I have a flick through them every now and again.
 

n3tFl0w

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Just finished "The truth" by Terry Pratchett. The man is a legend. Oh and cant wait for another Bill Bryson book. I absolutely love his style of writing. There's nothing better than laughing out loud on the morning commute into Dublin.
 

gav240z

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Current readings...

Current readings...

Every drupal handbook I can find.
Russell Brand's my booky wook finished while on holiday a couple of weeks back.

Books I want to read...
Web Analytics 10 mins a day.
Motor Cycle Diaries - Based on Che Guevara
1984 - George Orwell
Women on Top - Russell Brand mentioned it in his book - got me intrigued.
 

mneylon

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I've just finished reading Guerra, which is about the Spanish Civil War and have just started into The Domain Game
 

JamesFarrell

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Last books I read were,
1) Smart Startups: make a fortune building onlin comunities


This any good?
If you have been thinking of launching a big idia of website then it's great.

It is also good for a few ideas for fostering and enhancing communities.

It has a good few startup ideas in it but you'll need venture capital for most.

The main premise of the book is that the future of the web is online communities... That's the most important and potentially valuable idea.
 
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