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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as the...

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This week I started Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi - Oh man, I’m really enjoying this book. The format of it is really interesting (the way it alternates chapters between each generation) and I think it’s beautifully written. I can just picture everything so vividly. Even though I’m only 40% through, there have been a couple of characters in each story that I’ve cared a lot about.

The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan - I’ve always wanted this read this but never got around to it. Now that I’m reading it, I like it and I’m already 75% through! I can understand why this book was popular when it first came out. I think I like the stories from the mothers’ perspectives a little more than the daughters’, but they’re just all really good.

I finished The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams. Such a good sequel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found myself laughing at loud. I want to continue reading the series, but I think I’m gonna give myself a quick break before moving onto the third!

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Just wrapped up Dune, by Frank Herbert (jeez, it took me 3 weeks for that one; a lot of words in that book, a LOT of words).

And just started The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams.

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This week I finished up Sharpe's Fortress, by Bernard Cornwell. I just loved it. The siege scene was worth the long buildup and wrapped up Sharpe's adventures in India very nicely. I'm incredibly eager to get my hands on the next one which I think takes place in the waters around Spain.

This morning I started The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams, having read the first Hitchhiker's book a few years ago. Rather than rereading the first one, I just read a summary online and so far I'm remembering a lot more about the characters than I expected. Adams's humor never ceases to make me laugh.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John le Carré


Carmen and Other Stories, by Prosper Mérimée

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams (an audiobook read by the author)

Continuing with:

Henry James: Selected Fiction, by Henry James and edited by Leon Edel

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This week I finished The Restuarant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams. 4/5. For me this book is much wittier than the first but falls down in its story (hence why both get the same grade). It was a very entertaining read and I will be following up with the rest of the series before 2019.

I am currently reading Smarter Investing, by Tim Hale and Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Hale's book is far too long for its own good. Whilst I find his supporting facts and studies interesting to an extent, his summary bullet points at the end of each subsection is all one needs to read to understand his lessons. I am rushing through this at quite a pace and hope I will find a more interesting/compelling book thereafter.

Sapkowski's is... a mixed bag. I often read that his short stories are better than the novels but so far (I am around 65% through the collection) almost every one had been a dud for me. The games are much more entertaining and enthralling in terms of the main quest stories. I will finish this audiobook and probably read the Witcher wiki for any other information I want to know.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams

I've read this many times, but it's been a decade or so since the last read. I'm actually making my way through the entire series. Again. A great series that I initially read during my formative years. Every time I read through, I find myself realizing something new about myself and how the ideas in these books shaped my thinking.

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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams

I just finished Hitchhiker's Guide and wow...I can't believe that I waited until the 22nd year of my life to read these books. It was hysterical but also so mind opening. Without a doubt one of my favorite books.

Also just started the second one and can't put it down! I hate that I have to be at work right now and not reading it! Douglas Adams has a way of writing that I absolutely adore. I can't wait to read the rest of the books!

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I finally gave up on Nightflyers, by George RR Martin. I enjoyed the first story, but the 2nd part with the stone collecting just put me off. Hate dropping books half way thru, maybe I'll come back to it another time.

On my shelf next is Restaraunt at the end of the universe, by Douglas Adams, it's been several years since I read the first book, might need a refresher!

I've also started reading the kindle sample of Way of kings, by Brandon Sanderson because I see people talking about it so much here, the sample is almost a book in itself!

Unsure which one I'll go for, brain can't handle 2 at once.

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I am still reading Getting things Done by David Allen and The Bible A Biography by Karen Armstrong.

A couple of days ago, I also started The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe by Douglas Adams.