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 Posted:   Apr 22, 2013 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I've had this lying around for a while, so I thought I may as well...

i wouldn't......


 Posted:   Apr 22, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The fine historian Amity Shales has a new biography of Calvin Coolidge which I shall be giving a read.

 Posted:   Apr 23, 2013 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

The Last Kingdom : Bernard Cornwell

My first time to read something by Bernard Cornwell... incredibly good (though somewhat wicked), and now onward to the rest of the series and his other work!

 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I'd read numerous reviews of this book at Amazon and then yesterday in England's Daily Mail. Even most of the British seemed to be ecstatic about this novel. I ordered it from Amazon and should get it in due course. From the synopsis and the reviews, it sounds like it could be successful if carefully made into a film or television miniseries.

 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I'm way behind posting to this topic. I'll check my nook when I get home to see what all I've read since I last posted.

 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

The Last Kingdom : Bernard Cornwell

My first time to read something by Bernard Cornwell... incredibly good (though somewhat wicked), and now onward to the rest of the series and his other work!

I'm reading his Warlord Chronicles, a trilogy ( The Winter King - Enemy of God - Excalibur ) about king Arthur set in 5th century Britain gives a take on what it may have been like "realistically", it's also very "wicked", bloodthirsty and heart-breaking by turns, I just love his take on the battle between Paganism and Christianity and bringing the Arthurian myths into a realistic setting. Very recommended.

p.s. I loved THE LAST KINGDOM but there's plenty more books to go and he hasn't finished this series yet.

As a one off read I very highly recommend Agincourt.

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Carl Sagan's wise words.

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

A powerful sci-fi novel. About 70% into it and things are getting pretty crazy. Can't wait to read the n ext two books in the trilogy.

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

"11/22/63" - Stephen King

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

"THE EYE OF GOD" by James Rollins. His Sigma Force novels are wonderful !

 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Since my last post in this thread, I've read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (loved it!) and Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man, and I've re-read Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which I'd previously read for the first time a few years ago (yeah, I know I shouldn't have waited so long on either the Dick or especially the Bradbury). I'm currently reading A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge. I'm still quite behind on my reading.

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Now maybe you'll appreciate those Picasso paintings I posted in your thread. wink

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Non-fiction. In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family In Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson.

Joan, I loved this book by Larson. His way of writing non-fiction puts makes it almost seem it were a novel but neatly places you smack dab in the middle of the time he is writing about. I was engrossed in this book and couldn't wait to get back to each time I had to put it down. Larson is one of my favorite writers for sure.

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I've taken two semesters of physics this summer so haven't had much time or energy for leisure reading, but I've finished a few books, the standout of which has been North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud's superb debut collection of short fiction.

I'm currently taking advantage of the break before classes start again to read some more, and am currently enjoying:

Conservation of Shadows, an excellent collection of stories by Yoon Ha Lee,
A Stranger in Olondria, a delicious novel by Sofia Samatar,
and Rupetta, a novel by Nike Sulway.

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Tom, I'm glad you liked that book. I enjoyed it, and I rarely read non-fiction. His other famous book, The Devil In The White City, was good and is being made into a movie with Leo Di Caprio.

Best books I've read so far this year are The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi (not for the faint-hearted) which was an amazing mystery with shocking revelations in almost every chapter, and The Enchanted Life Of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley.

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

re-reading this in Ebook form as I've owned a tablet for almost six months and haven't really done anything with it.

I must say holding a book and holding an tablet is night and day! In 35 days I read THE DAWN PATROL, A GENTLEMAN'S HOUR and MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA all on paperback but its been almost a week and I've had little interest in finishing this book and have been tempted to buy the paperback LOL!

I do however need to stick with it as carrying around 5 to 10 paperback books with me isn't really an option as I travel a lot plus I fancy owning the Hardcovers and then rather than buy the softcover I am now leaning towards this way of reading books.

That being said, COMIC BOOKS look fantastic on the tablet!

 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Oh yeah, been listening to Ender's Game audiobook and finished that recently. Great stuff.

In the middle of World War Z and Dune audiobooks (WWZ by myself, Dune with my boyfriend). WWZ is more interesting for now. I'm still giving Dune a chance to pick up though.

Really awesome to have audiobooks for when I am driving around.

 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   TheSeeker   (Member)

Heavy reading, both in terms of subject and size of the books.

 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Modigliani (World of Art series)

As is always the case with this series, many of the paintings are reproduced in black and white, but the author, Carol Mann, does an excellent job chronicling the artist's life and analyzing his work. I first saw this book about twenty years ago but only recently bought it. Some things are worth waiting for and this book is one of them, though twenty years is a bit much, even by my standards. lol

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