What Are You Reading Right Now? - The Wfc Good Books Thread

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by El distraído, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    I recently finished reading 1984 for the first time. Great book.

    Currently reading a book called "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion". Basically it uses a variety of case studies and theories to explain why we say yes to things. Only on chapter 2 so far, but I'm really enjoying it so far. Highly applicable to anyone in marketing or sales.

  2. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Just restarted A Suitable Boy again, prompted by the TV series. Determined to finish it this time. Very long book!
  3. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I think I’ve read that, I seem to recall a section that teaches you how to influence people to pick a certain cup, in that trick you do with three cups and something hidden under one?
  4. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Not sure. If this is the same book, I haven't got to that part yet!
  5. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    That's the book fatty uses when talking to Gino.
  6. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Re reading some absolute trash, but taking my mind off this pandemic and relegation stuff that’s going, epic fantasy books - ( David Eddings)...alongside a fascinating, if a bit long winded at times , bio of Hans Sloane...

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  7. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Pride and Prejudice J Austin.
  8. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    tale of two cities - charles dickens
  9. Great read. You never once suspect that she's actually the killer, until that bit with the kipper right at the end.
  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I'm only a few Chapters in... thanks for the spoiler. Just finished Emma.
  11. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I don’t know what it is but I really struggle to read fiction. I loved 1984 though, I tore through it, couldn’t put it down. That was until I left it on a tram in Amsterdam a couple of years ago and I still have no idea what happens in the last 50 or so pages. Going to get a copy and have re read this weekend :)

    Recently though.... Read some Oscar Wilde for the first time, I think it would have had more of an impact if I’d read it as a teenager.

    I mostly just flick through biographies but I’ve got the attention span of a flea.

    Elton’s book was funny.

    Limmy’s (Scottish comedian) autobiography was hilarious and addressed mental health issues in an uncompromising and reassuringly familiar way.

    Adam Buxton’s Audiobook was fun. It’s coming out in print soon I think. Partly a memoir about growing up in the 80’s, partly about looking after his terminally ill dad. As an audiobook it cuts to sort of voice notes that annotate the book. It’s got an hour long interview with Joe Cornish at the end too, which is great.
  12. The last good books I read, both some time ago, were Frank Skinner and Frankie Boyle's autobiographies. Both very funny and great reads.
  13. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    No shame in that. We must each do whatever we can to get us through these difficult times. I'm glad to hear you've found something that has helped you :)

    Any chance you can use the spoiler tag for posts like these in future? I haven't read this book but it was on my list.
  14. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Julian by Gore Vidal.
  15. I'm not 100% certain it was a kipper if that helps at all ?
  16. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I've read a few books in lockdown. I also read 1984 for the first time, enjoyed it. I've been reading a lot of Michael Lewis books - I read Moneyball, the Blind Side & his most recent book The Fifth Risk, which were all excellent, especially the Fifth Risk.
  17. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

  18. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Halfway through Douglas Murray's The Madness of Crowds. Should be compulsory reading. Also just finished re-reading Portnoy's Complaint (Philip Roth) - one of the all-time great books about w anking
  19. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor. A very interesting read. Also re reading Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. Great book.
  20. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Enid Blyton. Five go adventuring
  21. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    Currently reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Early on in the lockdown Kobo had their classics section for free, so I bulk downloaded a ton.

    I've read 1984 before, generally I really enjoyed it although there's one loooong chapter in the middle where Winston is directly reading out of 'The Book', which I found dry and tedious. Personally I preferred Animal Farm.
  22. ....this **** on this **** forum.

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