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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Reading
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I'm reading a book that I've read about once every three years for the past forty years or so. Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Reading
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I am reading Raising Steam. The latest Diskworld novel by Terry Pratchett

Not as good as soom of his earlier books imo. They are becoming a bit too much of the same formula
But I am still enjoyiing it


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Finally managed to finish reading Raising Steam last night.
Must say, I didn't really enjoy it.

Terry Pratchet isn't well, and it wouldn't surprise me if he had someone "help" him.
It wasn't up to his usual standard imo.

Now I have to decide what to read next.
I fancy something wildife related.


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Just started:

Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
by David Kirby

An interesting discussion on the issues and morality of keeping Orcas in captivity.
And also the events of when one or two Orcas have killed their trainers.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Reading
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I am currently busy with a novel, Cry of the Rhino, by Johan Fourie. It is inspired by real events in the fight against rhino poachers.

Johan Fourie dedicated this book "to all the committed conservation officers who serve the protection of our wildlife heritage so selflessly".

Someone mentioned Field Guide to the Historical Sites of Kruger National Park by Ron Hopkins earlier on, and I managed to find a copy while we were in KNP last week. I cannot help to read some of those in between. :wink:

Anyway, I still do not have enough time to read a book! :doh:

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Someone mentioned Field Guide to the Historical Sites of Kruger National Park by Ron Hopkins earlier on, and I managed to find a copy while we were in KNP last week. I cannot help to read some of those in between. :wink:

Anyway, I still do not have enough time to read a book! :doh:


I was discussing it in the book section.
Also picked up a copy in December
Not the sort of book I would read through from cover to cover. But would pick it up now and then and read an entry or two.


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yoda wrote:
I was discussing it in the book section.


:thumbs_up: Thanks Yoda!

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I am currently reading Boskonsert by Kobie Kruger again. She really is a fantastic writer! The original price on the book was R 34... :shock: How times have changed :whistle:

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Just finished Boucher's book. Now I need to decide what is next.

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KNP - May'14 done and dusted :(

Ah well on to the next planning phase.....


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JeanniR wrote:
I am currently reading Boskonsert by Kobie Kruger again. She really is a fantastic writer! The original price on the book was R 34... :shock: How times have changed :whistle:


I often pick up a Kobie Kruger book if the homesickness gets too bad.

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I am currently reading all the TRs on the forum :lol: :lol: :lol:


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I am currently reading all the TRs on the forum :lol: :lol: :lol:


:thumbs_up: always great entertainment and some amazing talent.

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Great thread! I've just read right the way through, picking up reading ideas as I go so thanks everyone!

I am currently reading "A Single Swallow" by Horatio Clare. He is not an ornithologist or a bird watcher, but was inspired to trace the migration path of the Barn swallow from Cape Town to Wales, partly because the Welsh farm on which he lived always had large numbers of |swallows nesting there and rearing their young and their comings and goings marked the seasons for his family; partly because he is a writer with a strong sense of curiosity, adventure and wanderlust. So, after a great deal of background reading, he made an epic journey which took him through through SA, Namibia, Zambia, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Algeria,Morocco, Spain, France, and back to the UK to the same Welsh farm. The book is very much a travel book (a sort of Paul Theroux Dark Star Safari in reverse) but with the underlying thread of the Swallow migration . He is in Spain at present, and I'm sure I will finish the book today . . . . wonderfully written and very enjoyable


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yoda wrote:
Just started:

Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
by David Kirby



Finished this last night.
An interesting read.

And I won't view cetaceans in captivity the same way again.

The book basically looks at the history of keeping Killer Wales in captivity.
The people who are pro (mainly the institutions that keep them) and the people that are against.

One main issue that came out of the book.
Was that 1 KW at SeaWorld had killed 3 people( 2 trainers & a member of the public). And the fundamental question was if SW knew that they had a KW that attacked people, what measures were put in place after the first incident that would prevent it from happening again? And if there were measures, were they sufficient??
Does this remind anymone of an incident in KNP recently??


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"Cleared for Takeoff - 50 stories from the pen of a jungle pilot" by Bob Griffin.

Tells of some of his experiences when he was with the Wycliff Bible Translators, and JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Service).

I visited JAARS headquarters in Waxhaw, North Carolina when I was in the USA last year.

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