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BriarBeagle

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:28 pm

Daniel Silva - The Black Widow
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:32 pm

The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens. 489 pages
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:52 pm

Just starting Linda Gordon's "The Second Coming of the KKK" -- which concentrates on the KKK in the north during the 1920s. I mention it now since one of the last photos in the photo section is a tobacco label from the All-American Cigar Co of Dallas of Klansman (a KKK rider on a sheeted horse Shocked )
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:00 pm

Dempsey: by the Man Himself
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:53 am

It's been years since I read this book, I need an adventure again:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain



READING SOOTHES THE SOUL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:05 pm

"Tales of  Mystery & the Macabre" written by Elizabeth Gaskell.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:44 pm

Lonecoyote wrote:
It's been years since I read this book, I need an adventure again:

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author:  Mark Twain



READING SOOTHES THE SOUL!!!


Just re-read this Ted. It was one of my favourites as a kid.


Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:06 am

Enjoy! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:40 am

Mike Tyson-Undisputed Truth
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:19 am

Just finished The Fisherman by John Langan. Don't know if I'll be sleeping tonight!
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:12 pm

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:16 pm

Bemused wrote:
Mike Tyson-Undisputed Truth

I just read the title in Mike Tysons voice.... just imagine him saying undisputed... I freaking dying here
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:17 pm

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis. This is without a doubt the greatest description of a hangover I have ever read:

Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection. He lay sprawled, too wicked to move, spewed up like a broken spider-crab on the tarry shingle of the morning. The light did him harm, but not as much as looking at things did; he resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again. A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth has been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum. During the night, too, he’d somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by a secret police. He felt bad.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:08 am

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:15 am

FATWA: Hunted in America, by Pamela Geller

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:27 pm

Just finished re-reading "Blood, Sweat, and Fears". The story of the USAAF 8th Air Force Bomber Group in WWII as they helped bring the Nazis to surrender, and the war to a close.

My own Pap flew B-17's and B-24's in this war, and his base of Sudbury is mentioned several times. I only wish he were here today to read this as I'm sure he'd relate to many of the accounts and names. He survived the war but saw many of his fellow crews go down in flame.

Just started re-reading "Ambitious Brew - the story of American Beer" by Maureen Ogle. Just like the first read through, it's apparent to me as a brewer that some of her "facts" are less than accurate with respect to understanding the brewing process, terms, and much else.

She also seems to embellish her story with incidents that aren't necessary and may be too interpretive on her part with respect to describing subjects that have little relation to the main story.

The author is a self-confessed journalist, which she makes clear from the introduction. And not a brewer. So that right there tells me much.

In spite of the hyperbole this is a great way to help understand what happened to American beer from around the US Civil war to present. The rise of the giants, prohibition and it's repeal, the trend toward blander beer, and the eventual rise of the craft scene.

I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars. If that matters to you.  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven  Like a Star @ heaven


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RR

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:44 pm

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:48 am

Einstein- His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. Big-ass book
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:48 pm

Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens This is one of the books in my Mother's huge book
collection. She was an avid reader and I'm sure she read them all. When she
moved out by us, one of her requests was to get a house with an extra bedroom. That room was turned into a library. Every wall had shelves on it and there was also two rows of shelves up the middle of the room. And yes, the shelves were all filled with books!
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:10 am

Very cool! Both your mom and the book! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:01 am

The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward—a brilliant, atmospheric modern Gothic.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:35 pm

About to finish A God in The Shed by J-F Dubeau.
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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:30 pm

Several coffee table books on WWII. Plenty of pics. And commentary. From the local library.


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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What Are You Reading?   Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:00 pm




Got this from the local library. It's not the text of the book, rather it's an analysis that goes into the conditions and events that surrounded it. As I've been in a WWII kick right now, I figured I needed to check it out.

It clearly sets out the conditions that led up to this and the rise of the Nazi party. Very sobering!

This book makes it clear that the original 2-volume set of "Mein Kampf" was a disjointed and disassociated collection of rants, yet clearly spells out the blueprint that Hitler followed on his misguided and destructive quest for world domination.


No Cheers!


RR

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