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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,024
    Dunkirk - The British Evacuation, 1940 by Robert Jackson
    "The world is full of idiots and I am but one of them."

    10-30-1991 Toronto, Toronto 1 & 2 2016
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,159

    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,990
    A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,029
    Just finished these two most recent books in the Saxon Tales series. Loved them.



    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,029
    This was recommended by a board member here....thought I already read it but I see now that I did not. I intended to read it!
    Series starts soon so I want to read it now.

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,856
    Ms. Haiku said:

    A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

    I read this and enjoyed the first half but he kind of lost me towards the end. How did you like it?
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 5,917
    Tough Jews
    About Jewish gangsters...Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, etc..
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,990
    riotgrl said:

    Ms. Haiku said:

    A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

    I read this and enjoyed the first half but he kind of lost me towards the end. How did you like it?
    Almost half through :)
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,309
    23scidoo said:


    I read this and liked it years ago
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,309
    I wanted to go back to a classic, so am now rereading A Mote In God's Eye by Pournelle and Niven.
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,159

    23scidoo said:


    I read this and liked it years ago
    Amazing book..check this from the seme author..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,498
    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,309

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

    Oooh, I picked that up but haven't started it. It's in the pile. Is it good?
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,498

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

    Oooh, I picked that up but haven't started it. It's in the pile. Is it good?
    I attempted to start it last night, but my three month old had other plans for me...

    Hope to turn some pages over the weekend.
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,990
    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,856
    The Life We Bury


    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,990

    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,024
    Finally getting to the bottom of my reading pile, lol, on to The 10 Natural Laws Of Successful Time And Life Management by Hyrum W. Smith (hopefully some of this takes hold on me, lol).
    "The world is full of idiots and I am but one of them."

    10-30-1991 Toronto, Toronto 1 & 2 2016
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,014
    Earlier this year, I really got into reading Thomas Hardy. It started with Tess of D'Urberville. I absolutely loved that book. Absolutely, completely, fanatically loved it.

    A while later I went on to Jude the Obscure. Jude was Hardy's last novel. He lived several years after writing it but only wrote poetry from then on because Jude was given universal, scathing reviews. The book challenged the then current (late 1900's England) established customs of marriage, family and religion. It's another amazing piece of literature. However, it is also one of the most depressing pieces of fiction I've ever read and contains a passage that is more disturbing than any I can remember reading. After finishing the book I thought, "Well, is this just me?" So I looked up some reviews on Geed Reads and came across one that basically said in one line: "If you need just that little extra push toward suicide, this is the book for you." I thought that was outrageously funny and spot on. It's a great book, but not at all the place I would suggest starting Hardy with!

    And the other interesting thing is, after doing a little research, I learned that in real life, Thomas Hardy was known to be a generous, joyful, positive person who believed in the ability of humans to do good things and make life better. I guess he just let all the angst he ever possessed flow onto the page.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,800
    Halfway through, I can't wait to pick up this book and read whenever possible.
    This book contains the most deplorable human being ever put down on paper. (fictional)
    What does this say about me?

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,128
    Malroth said:

    Halfway through, I can't wait to pick up this book and read whenever possible.
    This book contains the most deplorable human being ever put down on paper. (fictional)
    What does this say about me?

    It says that you enjoy a well written book with fascinating characters (going by the synopsis I read).

    I just started reading Testimony, the autobiography/memoir of Robbie Robertson, one of the original members of The Band.
    ELITIST FUK
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,498
    Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,014
    SD48277 said:

    Malroth said:

    Halfway through, I can't wait to pick up this book and read whenever possible.
    This book contains the most deplorable human being ever put down on paper. (fictional)
    What does this say about me?

    It says that you enjoy a well written book with fascinating characters (going by the synopsis I read).

    I just started reading Testimony, the autobiography/memoir of Robbie Robertson, one of the original members of The Band.
    Would love to hear what you think of Robbie's book when you finish, SD. Sounds like a winner!

    I'm currently reading Dallas Taylor's (CSNY drummer) very engaging and fascinating memoir, Prisoner of Woodstock. Good stuff (unless one is offending by the occasion carpet f-bombing).
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,159
    edited March 2017

    Post edited by 23scidoo on
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.
  • jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,498
    Helter Skelter - The True Story of the Manson Murders

    A total page turner.
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Still reading my list of eight. But have added articles as well..
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    The first rule of the ten club fight club is you don't talk about the ten club fight club!
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,856
    Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce


    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

    Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned...

    I AM MINE
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 11,347
    edited April 2017
    New dad-to-be so, of course, "Someone Could Get Hurt" by Drew Magary
  • The Gift...Hafiz....
    Translations by Daniel Ladiinsky...
    Anew...
  • bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,336
    I'm reading a book about lynx, my favourite animal
    Kool Kat Club 1992, Moderna museet 1992, Globen 2012, Friends arena 2014
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