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Started: 16 Aug 2011

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014

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  • tytaytai
  • tytaytai wrote on BOOKS! 1 year, 6 months ago

    If you're looking for a book...“His PhD is in Hypocrisy…And Other Poems about My Crappy Ex-Boyfriend”... It's mine :) It's a memoir of sorts; a collection of poems chronicling the ups and downs, differences and the dissolution of one of my key relationships. Despite our interracial backgrounds (I'm black, he's white & Palestinian) and inter-religious upbringings (he is Muslim to my Christian), I thought we could and would end up together. But that didn't happen. The assorted poems (some short, some funny, some angry) talk about the love, frustration, and heartbreak, and the whole reflection culminated in an unexpected life lesson that surfaced on 9/11.

    Here's a link to the book on amazon which offers some reviews.

    Tayo Oredein


  • flyin_finn
  • flyin_finn wrote on BOOKS! 2 years, 10 months ago

    What a long, drawn out WInter/Springtime this has been? Are there any books recommendable to the group to read that reflect this mood?

    (: keep comments a-coming!

  • Carly_A
  • Carly_A wrote on BOOKS! 3 years ago

    Looking for a new book to read - any suggestions?


    • flyin_finn 'Cos I'm missing the North a bit, why not Winter Story by Tove Jansson (she is the woman that wrote The Moomins, and nobody really knows she was a columnist, feminist activist, and adult fiction writer).... helpful?' 2 years, 11 months ago

  • Hope_Mountain_Runner
  • Hope_Mountain_Runner wrote on BOOKS! 3 years, 1 month ago

    It's another running book for me.

    No way Santa was going to get this one for me, my freinds or family wouldn't have heard of him, a lot of runners won't even have heard of him - yet he is one of the greatest of them all.

    Scott Jurek (readers of "Born To Run" will know of him), aka "The Real Deal", winner of the Western States 100 (readers of Dean Karnazes will know of this race) 7 years in a row and THE dominant force in ultra-running for the last 2 decades.

    I saw it while I was out Christmas shopping and put it in my own stocking.

    "Eat & Run". Scott Jurek's story, punctuated rather cleverly with some of his favourite VEGAN recipes which have helped propel him to ultra-marathon greatness.

    That's right folks, the greatest endurance athlete of the lot - doesn't eat meat!

    Best tip so far (I'm on chapter 4): "Do a combo of running and walking if needed, don't be afraid to walk the uphills".

    Seems the real deal has more in common with the beginner than with the marathon men he leaves for dust!

    Inspiring or what?!

  • JennaRoo
  • JennaRoo wrote on BOOKS! 3 years, 4 months ago

    I am just reading Throne of Glass, I cant stop reading it but at the same time I don't want it to finish! If you like reading Fantasy/alternate reality books this one is for you.


    • Rubyloo 'Ooh this sounds good - I don't read anywhere near as much as I should.' 3 years, 3 months ago

  • Hope_Mountain_Runner
  • Hope_Mountain_Runner wrote on BOOKS! 3 years, 5 months ago

    Current read:
    "Running with the Kenyans" by Andharanand Finn.
    'Discovering the secrets of the fastest people on Earth' is the tag line.
    Well those secrets are really quite surprising. I'm about 3/4 of the way through now, and so far I'm not sure who it reveals more about - us and the damaging effects of our modern Western lifestyles, or the undeniably brilliant runners of Kenya's Rift Valley.
    It is a great read, the author upped sticks and took his family to go and live in Iten, amongst the runners. I don't want to give too much away and spoil it for those who wish to read the book, but it is full of insight and a very interesting read, surprising in many ways.
    For those who run but don't wish to read it, I will happily reveal (for it has been said many times before) that rest is massively important to the kenyan runners. Where we always tend to think we need to do more, they rest, they take it very seriously.
    I love this book, it has instantly taken its place amongst my very favourite books on the subject of running. Highly recommended.


    • Ross_M 'Sounds interesting! They're clearly doing something right, so I'll have to give it a read at some stage.' 3 years, 5 months ago

  • JennaRoo
  • JennaRoo wrote on BOOKS! 3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi everyone ... I am in a book rut after reading the hunger games Trilogy and the 50 Shades trilogy, any suggestions on what I can read next ... I love a good Dystopia novel if that helps!!


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    March 19, 2013, 9:36 p.m. by flyin_finn:
    What a long, drawn out WInter/Springtime this has been? Are there any books recommendable to the group to read that reflect this mood? (: keep comments a-coming!

    June 15, 2012, 5:51 p.m. by flyin_finn:
    Just read my first Raymond Bradbury novel, maybe his best work? Dandelion Wine - perfect for the approaching Summer :)

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