Any book recommendations?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by The Rat, May 15, 2019.

  1. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    something non-fiction and amusing rather than something that is going to make me slit me wrists

    The Doc advised me to read more and it’s been canny, need to expand out of my cricket books though.
     
  2. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Subtle way for the doc to tell you you’re thick :lol:
     
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  3. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Haha just realized how that sounds, you’re probably right though

    He reckons stops me overthinking etc.

    Read one in a day yesterday in thr sun was enjoyable
     
  4. Anything by Bill Bryson.
     
  5. super noodles

    super noodles Winger

    Humble Pi by Matt Parker
     
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  6. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre. It's the story of a Burnopfield born, Sunderland raised WWII double agent and general scallywag.

    Not sure I'd say it was amusing but 'Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World' by Mark Kurlansky is a fascinating read.
     
  7. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Cheers for these will look into them
     
  8. jjarra_mackem

    jjarra_mackem Midfield

    Most Bill Bryson books. Walk in the Woods is great
     
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  9. That's a SMB staple recommendation. I found out about it on here and recommend it to others.
     
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  10. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Same here.
     
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  11. errant

    errant Striker

    'surely you're joking mr feynman' ticks both the boxes, if you like science its a bonus...

    that's an excellent book, definitely fascinating but not funny hahah amusing... who knew one breed of fish would lead to so much.
     
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  12. niknak_123

    niknak_123 Striker

    Grey Wolf by Simon Dunstan

    Explains how Hitler managed to escape to South America
     
  13. James

    James Striker

    The Almost Nearly Perfect People. It's quite a funny look at Scandinavia.
     
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  14. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

  15. robbied1

    robbied1 Striker

    What are your interests? Sport, music, crime?? Autobiographies around these 3 genres always keep me interested
     
  16. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Yes, that sounds amusing. :lol:
     
  17. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Travel, cricket, footy, true crime, soul music

    Just been looking into Bill Bryson following the recommendation and looks exactly what I am after
     
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  18. WillD

    WillD Striker

    Don't cry for me sergeant major
     
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  19. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Thanks for this, just looking into him now, you pretty much nailed what I was after immediately :lol:

    Can tell you are a writer. cheers.
     
  20. T_Bone

    T_Bone Striker

    How To Make Friends And Influence People.
     
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