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RE: Great Reads - Bageleth - 01-02-2011 02:39 PM
(01-02-2011 02:27 PM)nettiesaur Wrote: I'm currently reading "Eat, Pray, Love"
I didn't read that book, but I just saw the movie (I broke my own rule). It wasn't quite what I had thought that it would be. The part where she was in Italy was probably my favorite, and toward the end of her visit to India. The Bali segment had it's good points too.
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 01-02-2011 02:50 PM
(01-02-2011 02:39 PM)Bageleth Wrote:(01-02-2011 02:27 PM)nettiesaur Wrote: I'm currently reading "Eat, Pray, Love"
I'm right at the end of the India segment.
When I finish the book, I'll rent the movie. It will be interesting to see how the book is translated to film.
RE: Great Reads - Holly - 01-02-2011 07:44 PM
I am reading:
"Boy Racer" - Mark Cavendish, about his rise to the top from a "fat boy" to a champion cyclist.
"The Lance Armstrong Performance Program" - Lance Armstrong and Chris Carmichael. It explains a lot about building up your aerobic fitness so you can do endurance sports, and also gives you specific exercises.
"We Might As Well Win" - Johan Bruyneel. It's about Lance Armstrong coming back from his bout with cancer and winning the Tour de France seven times, from Johan Bruyneel's perspective as team manager.
RE: Great Reads - NWoBHM - 01-03-2011 05:01 AM
Is he one of the blokes who regularly have blood transfusions to improve performance?
RE: Great Reads - Holly - 01-03-2011 04:11 PM
He is being investigated but so far has never come up positive. We shall see how the story unfolds .......
(01-03-2011 05:01 AM)NWoBHM Wrote:Quote:Lance Armstrong
RE: Great Reads - NWoBHM - 01-24-2011 08:36 AM
Finished Ken Follett and The Eye of the Needle. The film which I first saw years ago follows the book very faithfully - I think on reflection it is better to read the book and then watch the film - still a great read.
RE: Great Reads - Rey - 01-24-2011 11:43 AM
(01-24-2011 08:36 AM)NWoBHM Wrote: Finished Ken Follett and The Eye of the Needle. The film which I first saw years ago follows the book very faithfully - I think on reflection it is better to read the book and then watch the film - still a great read.
I agree, read the book first and then watch the film. But often I am left disappointed with how the film version doesn't follow the book very well. We watch a movie together and I am always saying, "What? That never happened!", or "Why did they leave out...", or "You know, in the book it was like this...". And She is always saying "Would you just shut up so I can watch this!".
RE: Great Reads - Mufasa - 01-24-2011 08:35 PM
Into the first twenty pages of "Ghost Country" by Patrick Lee. VERY interesting!
RE: Great Reads - nettiesaur - 01-26-2011 09:13 PM
I'm looking forward to reading this:http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770410589?tag=estengercom-20
Looks like Bubba has been very busy lately.
RE: Great Reads - RN-PRN - 01-26-2011 09:26 PM
(01-26-2011 09:13 PM)nettiesaur Wrote: I'm looking forward to reading this:http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770410589?tag=estengercom-20
That one will be on my list to read when I am not in class. I read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. I started it at the end of last summer and finally finished it over Christmas break. It was a pretty quick read, but I can't find the time to read for pleasure during the school semester. Good book and a recommended read.