What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:51 pm

brothers wrote:A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle - thanks to those who recommended it. I've also got Suite Francaise on the Kindle, ready to go when the time comes.
Any of the Mayle Provence books are worth reading. There are three in all, and each is outstanding, but you really do need to read them in order to get the most out of them.

Currently reading Foundation, The History of England From it's Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors. It's the first in a series by Peter Ackroyd. At initial blush, I am quite impressed. He blends geography, geology and history into his story tweaking, and I find it very readable.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Barry » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:17 am

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

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Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death, Norman Straker Ed.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:28 pm

jww wrote:Any of the Mayle Provence books are worth reading. There are three in all, and each is outstanding, but you really do need to read them in order to get the most out of them.
I'm enjoying this first of the 3 books, A Year in Provence, at the present time. It's different, and I can see why it's given high marks by a lot of folks. I'm sure the DVD series with John Thaw is worth tracking down, too. He's been a prolific author, it appears, with well over 20 books to his credit, and still publishing new ones.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:08 am

Gary, as noted previously somewhere in this thread, I personally enjoy the series as much as the books. I find that the producers and director hit the nail on the head ..... and in so doing helped make monsieur and madamme Mayle quite a comfortable in the process. I have yet to see a bad piece of Thaw work - but then again, I have to admit that I am somewhat biased (refer to my avatar if you haven't noticed before :D)
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by mikey » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:00 pm

David Baldacci's King and Maxwell.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:33 pm

This one seems to have been slightly dormant. I can't say I'm reading anything recreationally at the moment. I started a book about 6 weeks ago, didn't really get into it, and that's the last time I tried to read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:06 am

started 'elephant company' recently....so far so good
http://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Company- ... 1400069335

did the 'unbroken' read over thanksgiving....not to shabby!!!

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:07 am

I had put Ackroyd I hold for a few weeks while I had my annual read of Winter Solstice. It's an annual read for my wife and I both. We love it.

Back to Ackroyd again. I have accumulated over $70 in Kobo gift cards and was thinking to upgrade my ereader hardware to the Aura which was on sale for 30% off. Unfortunately the deal ended yesterday. Bummer. #-o
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by SharpSpine » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:27 am

Just finished Insurgent (book #2 in the Divergent trilogy) last night.

Will start on book #3, Allegiant, today.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Squire » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:51 am

A book on the Blacker method of fly tying and his patterns that were developed prior the book's first edition in 1855.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Straight Arrow » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:28 pm

jww wrote:I had put Ackroyd I hold for a few weeks while I had my annual read of Winter Solstice. It's an annual read for my wife and I both. We love it. #-o
I recently read that Dick Cavett is an advocate of re-reading. Says he: “We’d all have been better off to have read half as many books. Twice.”
I think that's good advice. My book choice for reading again and again is "To Kill a Mockingbird".
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:28 am

I am overdue to read To Kill A Mockingbird .... on the list now.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Kyle76 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:03 pm

Twice isn't enough for a work as wonderful as To Kill A Mockingbird. It's also a rare case where the movie totally does justice to the book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Rufus » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:26 pm

"Standing In Another Man's Grave" by Ian Rankin. Rebus returns! =D> I'll have to work "To Kill a Mockingbird" into my reading list for this year.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:35 pm

Kyle76 wrote:Twice isn't enough for a work as wonderful as To Kill A Mockingbird. It's also a rare case where the movie totally does justice to the book.
So now they're publishing the prequel (sequel?) to the first book, written prior to the original. Won't that be something!
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Kyle76 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:53 pm

Looking forward to it, Gary, though with muted expectations. It'll be hard to compete with the original.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Rufus » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:22 am

Boris Johnson's "The Churchill Factor".
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Racso_MS » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:10 pm

Just finished "Killing Patton" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. I enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Barry » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:10 pm

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:46 pm

Barry wrote:Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Barry, I was curious about this book, and looked it up. It sounds like something I might appreciate, since the circumstances are familiar to me for the obvious reason. What did you think about this book?
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