What are you reading?

I thought we could revive this discussion as well. Here is what I am currently reading:

Jasper Fforde, Thursday Next series
Damien Boyd, DI Nick Dixon series

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The list of suspicious things.


Revisiting my childhood and reading a lot of Roald Dahl books for my daughter at the moment.
(The classic versions, none of that woke rubbish they’re publishing these days!)

Those got rewritten as well? I must by now have a cellar full of unwoke/probably in future forbidden books :slight_smile:

Yeah, like our big ape here is really reading childrens’ books and isn’t just trying to incite another culture war debate …


You mean like the original Enid Blyton’s Famous Five where Georgina liked to be called George, had short hair and wore boys clothes?

Made me lol! - although I genuinely am reading them. Matilda, The Witches and now we’re on to the BFG.

Big Friendly Gay?


So what are you reading, Tom?


A refreshing history of the African continent that isn’t dominated by slavery and colonialism, or written by non-Africans.

Quite some interesting recommendations, thanks! Or thank you, The Atlantic. :slight_smile:
Have been through the entire list now and this one has caught my eye: it seems intriguing. “The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket”. I think I’ve seen it mentioned in some other place.

Years ago I used to go to the library and bring home 10s of paperbacks for 25 cents each. One was A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, which I never got around to reading. I just discovered it hidden in the bookshelf with a hundred other books.

Currently I am reading Umberto Eco’s Numero Zero about Italy in the nineties. It is catchy like everything else he’s written, quite an interesting read. I recommend.

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Trying (and failing) to read Lionel Shriver’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin”. I wanted to give up after the first 2 chapters as it was a bit boring to get into, but I’m persevering. I really liked the film adaptation with Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly.

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We’re onto Dr. Seuss now - apparently the woketards tried to cancel him as well!

What is a progressive ally meant to read to the kids these days?

Unfortunately, most of the people who should probably read this won’t. Or be turned off by the references to vaccinations and immunity.


The Cat in the Hat was actually black; it’s said his antics and costume were based on minstrel shows. The more you know.