What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by mikey » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:50 pm

Finished William Forstchen's One Second After.

Started John Grisham's Sycamore Row.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Gaz » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:56 pm

Just finished Jules Verne "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" (again).

Just picked up H.G. Wells "The Island of Doctor Moreau". I don't believe I read this before.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Rufus » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:31 am

Flying to Calgary today, about 4.5 hours flying time. Taking along "Kim" by Rudyard Kipling to while away the time; one of my all time favourite books.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by scruffy » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:22 pm

I am currently reading Mark Twain's "Recollections of Joan of Arc". It is probably the best book that Mark Twain ever wrote and one of the best books I have ever read. I understand that he spent 10 years of his life researching her even though he was a devout atheist. I know that I am not going to like the ending. It is getting really close.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jww » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:19 am

I just opened up The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Bret Witter and Robert M. Edsel. I picked it up on my Kobo back in the late summer last year on sale (think it was like $5 or something). I am enthralled -- the story telling is good, and the experience of this very unique band of brothers in war-torn Europe evokes great sympathy for the absolute devastation caused by the occupation and retreat of battle forces -- from both sides. The desperation these men had to deal with when working was unreal. The Allied forces just wanted to clean up and get home, and the retreating Axis troops were skimming off everything they could ...... quite a good read so far.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Rufus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:30 am

jww wrote:I just opened up The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Bret Witter and Robert M. Edsel. I picked it up on my Kobo back in the late summer last year on sale (think it was like $5 or something). I am enthralled -- the story telling is good, and the experience of this very unique band of brothers in war-torn Europe evokes great sympathy for the absolute devastation caused by the occupation and retreat of battle forces -- from both sides. The desperation these men had to deal with when working was unreal. The Allied forces just wanted to clean up and get home, and the retreating Axis troops were skimming off everything they could ...... quite a good read so far.
The movie is very good too.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Barry » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:39 am

brothers wrote:
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?
Sorry for not responding to this until now.

I put it down for a while (it was hard to do, but I've been busy). I was enjoying it though and plan to start reading again this evening. The characters were quite real to me.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:28 am

Thanks Barry. I'll put it on my list to read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by jthomas60506 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:39 pm

Just finished reading a stack of dissertation proposals, so now on to the summer must-read list: East of Eden (ashamed to say I never read it); Zen in the Art of Archery (ditto); and Gone to Ground, a memoir of a Jewish woman who lived in Germany throughout WWII.

I would highly recommend Tinseltown by William Mann, a well researched study of the unsolved 1922 murder of William Desmond Taylor.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Kyle76 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:01 am

"Dead Wake" by Erik Larson about the sinking of the Lusitania. Pretty good, so far.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Sat May 02, 2015 7:45 pm

"See You at the Morgue" by Lawrence G. Blochmann, 1944
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fallingwickets » Mon May 04, 2015 4:12 am

catching up with the rest of the world :) .......all the light we cannot see......anthony doerr

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Tue May 12, 2015 3:55 pm

The last couple of days I've gone back to The Silent Sea.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by drmoss_ca » Tue May 12, 2015 4:16 pm

Just finished Nick Mason's 'Inside Out' - a history of Pink Floyd, and started on Nicholas Wade's 'A Troublesome Inheritance'.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Barry » Wed May 13, 2015 5:04 am

The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life

Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, Tom Pyszczynski

Terror management theory...

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by ShadowsDad » Wed May 13, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm lucky to have time enough to read my periodicals to stay up to date. Most of that gets done on the Obama presidential library chair (and then I flush).
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Sat May 16, 2015 9:57 pm

The Hard Way, Lee Child
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by brothers » Mon May 25, 2015 9:01 pm

Suite Française by Irene Namirovsky
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Thalay Sagar » Tue May 26, 2015 6:42 am

I am jumping back into Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell since an adaptaion is coming to BBC America.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fallingwickets » Thu May 28, 2015 12:20 am

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition :shock:
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