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Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:27 am
by maskaggs
I've been reading Ken Follett's Fall of Giants. My sister accidentally gifted me another copy of it along with his Pillars of the Earth. I'm sure part of a BN gift card I got will go towards his Winter of the World, which follows Fall of Giants in the Century Trilogy.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:00 am
by Spenser
Working on 3, just started, 'The Untold History of the United States' and reading again 'The Godwulf Manuscript' (read this so many times its like an old friend) and finally reading when I can, 'Gourmet Shaving'.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:46 am
by fallingwickets
sorry for being so off topic, but for documentary fans with netflix, Senna is a must watch

clive

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:48 am
by fallingwickets
latest date bought me aaron james 'assholes' Im hoping it isnt a hint haha

clive

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:30 pm
by GA Russell
Today I started The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman, about the rock 'n' roll studio musicians who were on a great many hits in the 60s.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:49 am
by fallingwickets
The Wrecking Crew
looks like a good read,,,thanks

clive

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:30 pm
by GA Russell
Clive, I found it interesting because they were on the songs that were hits when I was in high school. I don't think the book would appeal to those who don't have an opinion about the music.

Today I started The Rebel League by Ed Willes, about the World Hockey Association. I was a charter season ticket holder of the New England Whalers in Boston back in '72. The tickets were my college graduation present!

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:33 pm
by GA Russell
Amazon has a new program called AutoRip: If you buy from them a CD (or have bought one in the past since 1998), they will give you a free mp3 of the same album.

Imagine what that would do for Kindle sales if they offered the same program for books!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 9412.story

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:01 am
by fallingwickets
Imagine what that would do for Kindle sales if they offered the same program for books!
from your mouth to the ears of the book gods :lol: :lol:

clive

p.s. started my first graphic book: Pyongyang

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:18 am
by jww
I think the idea of free epub files works better for books than free MP3 files would for CDs.

Not to diminish the topic too much, but haven't most of us been ripping our own CDs on iTunes, etc, for years now? Not sure what the benefit is, and it probably wouldn't sway me to buy from Amazon unless the total end price was better then from other sources.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 am
by changabang
"James Jesus Angleton: The CIA & The Craft Of Counterintelligence",
by Michael Holzman

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:36 pm
by GA Russell
GA Russell wrote:Amazon has a new program called AutoRip: If you buy from them a CD (or have bought one in the past since 1998), they will give you a free mp3 of the same album.

Imagine what that would do for Kindle sales if they offered the same program for books!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 9412.story
I realize now that I should have posted this in the eBook readers thread, not here. Sorry!

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:17 am
by jww
Albeit somewhat late, I was able last week to finish my annual seasonal read of Winter Solstice, as I was spending some time on planes and in airports.

Late Saturday evening while thinking about what to read next, I remembered that I had a Kobo gift certificate from a year ago still hanging around so went shopping, and discovered that the final volume of William Manchester's Last Lion trilogy biography of Winston Churchill -- Defender of the Realm was published in the latter half of last year. He chose a friend and colleague, Paul Reid to finish this monumental work just prior to his somewhat untimely death.

From the first 50 pages or so of introduction and preface, it looks to be an outstanding read, and I am anxious to be sinking my teeth into it more fully.

Churchill is one of those bigger-than-life personalities to me -- and his place in history is certainly secured. His indomitable spirit in guiding Britain and much of the free world through WWII is simply amazing to me.

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:29 am
by fallingwickets
William Manchester's Last Lion trilogy
ditto on the sentiments etc....I got mine last week via kindle and am in awe. I bought my dad the hard copy and boy was he surprised and elated to have vol (3?) in his hands

clive

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:15 am
by scruffy
Barnes & Noble had this book for half price after Christmas. I could not resist.
http://www.amazon.com/Military-History- ... ry+history
Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:54 pm
by Kyle76
The Presidents' Club about how former US presidents assist -- and sometimes hinder -- the sitting president. It starts with Herbert Hoover helping Harry Truman fight famine in postwar Europe. Interesting, so far.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:22 am
by Sam
Jim, how was that Presidents book?

Anyone wanna start a book swap thread? I have a ton of books sitting around, and wife wants the library cleaned out. John Grisham, biographies, things like Howard Stern, Bill O'Reilly. I like biographies and histories and that book on the CIA. Postal rates for books and media is pretty low, 4 books might be 7 bucks to ship.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:28 am
by Sam
jww wrote:Counseling with Your Counsels by M. Russell Ballard as well as Weakness is Not Sin by Wendy Ulrich. Rarely do I read two books in parallel other than my daily personal reading of scriptures, but both of these interested me greatly in connection with my church responsibilities.
Tell me more about these Wendell. I need to get back to reading some spiritual material. Last good one I read was a guy named Chan, and then another one about why some things with Church are they way that they are, like robes, order of service, etc. Name of the book was Pagan Christianity

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:59 am
by jww
Sam wrote:
jww wrote:Counseling with Your Counsels by M. Russell Ballard as well as Weakness is Not Sin by Wendy Ulrich. Rarely do I read two books in parallel other than my daily personal reading of scriptures, but both of these interested me greatly in connection with my church responsibilities.
Tell me more about these Wendell. I need to get back to reading some spiritual material. Last good one I read was a guy named Chan, and then another one about why some things with Church are they way that they are, like robes, order of service, etc. Name of the book was Pagan Christianity
Will send you a pm with details.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:27 am
by Kyle76
Sam wrote:Jim, how was that Presidents book?

Anyone wanna start a book swap thread? I have a ton of books sitting around, and wife wants the library cleaned out. John Grisham, biographies, things like Howard Stern, Bill O'Reilly. I like biographies and histories and that book on the CIA. Postal rates for books and media is pretty low, 4 books might be 7 bucks to ship.
Good so far, Sam. I'm up to Kennedy. Been kind of slack in my reading lately. Very interesting stuff about how the presidents felt about each other -- and how those opinions evolved over the years.