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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: What R U Reading Reply with quote

Books I'm dipping in and out of

All in a Day's Cricket [well-written. perfect for dipping in and out of)
Words from the Wise - Fenman [I love it]
Trainers Jump Statistics 2010/11, 2011/12 [can't argue with stats]
Form books
various reference books

Books I'm reading

Very Good, Jeeves [good for morale, lol]
The Accidental Angler [got bored, can't seem to finish it]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently. Not sure what is next. it will depend on my mood.

Story of a forgotten hero of nineteenth century America—a former slave who became a Yale scholar, congregational pastor, and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know exactly what I will be reading next, as I have ordered it from Racing Post website.



I can;t wait for it to arrive.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading: "Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History".

I think it's pretty self explanatory.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




The last book I read was one I'd been meaning to get around to reading for years..



The next book I read will either be...




or maybe....



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always wanted to try a Jeffrey Archer just to see what it's like. One book won't hurt me, right?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lisamarie420 wrote:
I'm reading: "Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History".

I think it's pretty self explanatory.


I don't know anything about that. The only thing I know about American history is their folklore of crows and ravens. I find that is all one needs to know to fully understand Americans. You know some American beliefs on crows are pretty funny, in an Americans are cuckoo kind of way, of course.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't read, as reading is not going to save you from the zombie apocalypse, okay? Unless the book was some sort of zombie apocalypse survival guide, in which case I would question the experience of the chap who wrote it, haha thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also like to dip in and out of the obituaries in Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack. I am probably a keen observer, and I like to keep my finger on the pulse. I read this wonderful obituary last night in bed.



It reads:

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Bailey, Trevor Edward, cbe, died in a house fire on February 10, 2011, aged 87. Trevor Bailey may have been the least glamorous of names sprinkled through one of England's finest teams, He was not blessed with the stately elegance of May or Cowdrey, nor the fast-bowling fury of Trueman. He did not enjoy the profound affection inspired by Hutton, nor write his name into history with one performance, like Laker. And he certainly lacked the matinee-idol flamboyance of Compton. Yet he was never less than an essential component of the side that was the best in the world for much of the 1950's, especially during their rare crises...


The obituary goes on for 2 pages, and is by far the longest. When I die, I would like an obituary like this. I would like it to include the colour of one's socks, trousers, name of hotel I was staying at and what paper I was reading at the time of death. So long as the first line includes an age above 59, I should be fairly happy. And hopefully, some mention of the kerfuffle at getting me flown back to England. Six to eight lines will suffice, six being one's first choice Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It reads:

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Bailey, Trevor Edward, cbe, died in a house fire on February 10, 2011, aged 87. Trevor Bailey may have been the least glamorous of names sprinkled through one of England's finest teams, He was not blessed with the stately elegance of May or Cowdrey, nor the fast-bowling fury of Trueman. He did not enjoy the profound affection inspired by Hutton, nor write his name into history with one performance, like Laker. And he certainly lacked the matinee-idol flamboyance of Compton. Yet he was never less than an essential component of the side that was the best in the world for much of the 1950's, especially during their rare crises...




They don't exactly big him during the opening do they? They talk about six other people before they actually get round to saying he was an essential component of the side, akin to the oil sump from an internal combustion engine. The camshaft and spark-plugs get all the glory but the whole mechanism would soon seize up without the it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhM-J50N1s0
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's refreshingly honest and makes good reading IMO. Death shouldn't be any other way Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This probably explains why I am struggling to finish the angling book.











































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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just finished reading this:



Absolutely loved it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Excellent book
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqDBevUYVmQ

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gmmm

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mmmm

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should it only fair to say, one's reading on racing is practical and fairly so so. I should think Sherlock Holmes is a tad behind on his racing.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace wrote:
I read Black Horse - Red Dog
which I enjoyed
And I have just finished the last chapter of this
I would rather be a man of the cloth than a security guard
I would rather have a housekeeper than a indoors
fucking shit being in work
I want to fuck my job off
If I was a man of the cloth
I would have homely looking women making me cakes and home-made jams
and I should allow them the opportunity to bring them round every wednesday afternoon.
What a a perfect job
drinking scotch
up all night playing cards
raising a stake via the collection plate
nobody except god to answer to
and he don't mind if you play cards
or go to the races




Black horse Black Dog imo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgcc5V9Hu3g


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Hopefully, I should have the latest BlackBook and briefings for the weekend when I get home. It's a rather expensive business for a lowly security guard. Laughing Back 2 The Future and do sports imo







I got no bets out of that lot. But saying that, I do have the latest ratings. Much like a telephone directory, people do change their telephone numbers, so the latest updates is essential to keep one step ahead of the rest. By the time things go to press they're out of date, so regular updates is essential. You would be surprised to know the truth about horses real ratings. It amuses me no end to read misinformation online, and people quote it as gospel. It's a good job I'm abreast of things, and always multiple steps ahead. I do have overheads, so free tips is no longer available, I;m afraid to say. I shouldn't think I will do the hard work for anyone but Team Ace and subscribers from here on in.
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Like Jack, I'm a hobbyist, except my hobby is a fucking business.
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