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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:04 pm


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 pm

Navyflake wrote:

Wonderful series you're reading.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:37 pm

JPatrick wrote:
Navyflake wrote:

Wonderful series you're reading.

Absolutely agree. Very addicting reads ....

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:23 pm



Now re-reading this for the umpteenth time. Guess I reach for it at least once/year and never get tired of it. Seems like I have whole passages of this memorized! Bryson at his best, IMO.

Sadly, the movie did not live up to the expectations I had. Despite Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in the key roles of Bryson and Kath, the screenplay was lacking and didn't follow many key elements that made the book so riveting.

Thankfully the book remains worth returning to again and again!

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Over the break, I hope to get through 2 monographs on Roman history: (Praetorian by Guy de la Bedoyere; and The Fate of Rome by Kyle Harper; a biography of Maximinus Thrax (emperor 235-38) by Paul N. Pearson; and a novel I assigned next semester, Parable of Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:28 pm

Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris

One of the best books I have ever read. Being only 91 pages long, I'll likely read it multiple times.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:53 pm

Evidence for Christianity by Josh McDowell
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:49 am

Brewdude wrote:


Now re-reading this for the umpteenth time. Guess I reach for it at least once/year and never get tired of it. Seems like I have whole passages of this memorized! Bryson at his best, IMO.

Sadly, the movie did not live up to the expectations I had. Despite Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in the key roles of Bryson and Kath, the screenplay was lacking and didn't follow many key elements that made the book so riveting.

Thankfully the book remains worth returning to again and again!

Cool


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I love this one too Rande. A giggle per page!
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:54 pm

The End of Faith- Sam Harris
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:30 am

Mere Christian Apologetics by James Stroud
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:05 pm



After having seen the movie several times, I figured it was finally time to read the book that inspired it.

Many more details revealed here, and also many inconsistencies with the filmed version! Have to say that at times, the author spun out too many pages of floridly written descriptions that frankly were largely lost or bordering on boring. I kept thinking that he could have used fewer words to say more.

But wtf do I know. I'm not some accredited and recognized critic with rave and celebrated reviews under his belt.

Still, I did enjoy it. And I might get in the movie from the library again soon.



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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49 pm



Forgot to mention this one I read the other week.

"A Christmas Story" by Jean Sheppard is one of my most favourite books of all time, but for some reason I never read this one which supposedly was his prequel to the aforementioned.

Great book. Thoroughly enjoyable and recommended if this kind of writing is your fancy.

Need to get back and re-read "A Christmas Story". It's been many years.



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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:50 pm

I have the new Anne/Stan Rice book on the way. Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra. So I re-read - Ramses the Damned: The Mummy.

And until it arrives, I am re-reading Anne Rice's - Servant of the Bones.

I want to re-read her Witch series. Yes, I am a fan of Anne Rice.

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:38 pm



Just now reading "Last Call - The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by one Daniel Okrent.

This is arguably the definitive and most comprehensive account of the events which led up to the enactment of the 18th amendment. And while I was familiar with some of the accounts, this book spells it out in exacting detail!

Very illuminating to see how contemporary issues of that era such as women's suffrage, the vote for blacks, and much more played into the hands of the drys.

Now only part of the way through, and it's a very big book at some 400+ pages in a large hard cover format. And admittedly, some of the text is dense with details - and the details have details. So a bit hard to follow at times for me. But I get the general idea, which is the main thing.  

In any case, if one wanted to know about this misguided period in US history this is the one to read!

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Just finished this fascinating account-



I've always been intrigued by this story, and have seen the flick as well as read various other accounts. But this is the quintessential document and should be read by anyone seeking the complete story, with myriad and full disclosures of all who were involved with Joseph Merrick, a.k.a. the Elephant Man.

This clearly serves to fill in all the details that were omitted in any other account. Highly recommended!



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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:37 pm

I'm listening to Greek myths retold by Stephen Fry read by the great man himself. Completely enthralling.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Short short story:

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:11 pm

I've been in Texas this whole week, visiting my Father and playing golf. Now enjoying some McLelland Beacon in the Cayuga Oiled Briar.

Drinking 43 year old Crown Royal neat.

Splendid!
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:02 pm

Just re-read this for a second time-



A very comprehensive account of the Islay distilleries, complete with many detailed chapters of the nature and accounts of the Illeachs (native residents) who reside there.

The author Andrew Jefford is well spoken and has obviously done his homework. I say this due to having visited Islay in '01 for the Whisky Festival over the course of a full week, where I was fortunate to tour all of the distilleries on a very personal basis.

Jefford's accounts are spot on, and his narrative is engaging and informative. In short, if one is an Islay aficionado this is a must read.

Highly recommended!


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:44 am

In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, a bit of a different take on the American West than most novels exploring the west
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:53 pm

The Knot of Vipers, Francois Mauriac

Pettiness and bitterness can have permanent consequences, impoverishing anyone one who comes I to contact with it.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:30 pm

A Coffin for Dimitrios (The Mask of Dimitrios, in Britain), only because it's recommended...by everyone, apparently. Classic and first(?) of the great spy thrillers. Treachery, deceit, betrayal, intrique, murder, all those good things as seen through the eyes of a professor turned mystery novelist. Dimitrios is a bad, bad guy. Never read it, though I've read most classics.

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:56 pm

Reading Daniel Silva's most recent entry into the Gabriel Allon series, House of Spies. I've really enjoyed this series, and this genre in general.

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:48 pm

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man- John Perkins

Describing his life in the Corporatocracy.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:33 pm



Finally got a round tuit on this classic.

Very chilling and comprehensive account of the Clutter murders. Made one seem like they were there at the events.

Shocked


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