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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,400
    The Craftsman kinda farted out but I still enjoyed the book, overall.

    Picked this up last night:

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,811
    SD48277 said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Just finished Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson.  Great writing and fascinating history but one of the most tragic tales I've ever read. 

    Really enjoyed this book. Erik Larson has quickly become one of my favorites.  The HH Holmes Chicago World's Fair book is one of my favorites.
    I'm liking his stuff a lot too!  I went right from this one to this:

    which was excellent though I liked Dead Wake better.

    Now am reading this fine book:

    ^^Another great book from Patti Smith. Brian, have you read Just Kids?

    Presently reading: Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen and Owen King.


    Did Sleeping Beauties end well?  I put it down and the big break in the middle and never picked it back up.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,811
    Pap said:
    This was a good trilogy, vampires are usually a big NOPE for me, but these beasts were fun.
    And I really like the sound of the phrase, "take one/it on the blade"
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,811
    I just read 5 of Jeff Shaara's war books.  Two on the Civil War, two on WW2, and 1 on WW1.
    Fascinating and morbid.
    I've always been strangely drawn to the morbid, which is a bit weird because I'm not morose or introverted at all, I'm a happy go lucky extrovert.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,811
    The Craftsman kinda farted out but I still enjoyed the book, overall.

    Picked this up last night:

    That looks right up my alley!
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,275
    Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016

    "I play good, hard-nosed basketball.
    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
    can do. I don't go and say,
    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,017


    This book is so damn good. You can learn a lot about the world, things that were never available, through what people type intonhe search bar and internet behavior in general 
  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,275
    I am almost done with 

    The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age 

     
    Reading 2004
    Albany 2006 Camden 2006 E. Rutherford 2, 2006 Inglewood 2006,
    Chicago 2007
    Camden 2008 MSG 2008 MSG 2008 Hartford 2008.
    Seattle 2009 Seattle 2009 Philadelphia 2009,Philadelphia 2009 Philadelphia 2009
    Hartford 2010 MSG 2010 MSG 2010
    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
    Wrigley Field 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Brooklyn 2013 Philadelphia 2, 2013
    Philadelphia 1, 2016 Philadelphia 2 2016 New York 2016 New York 2016 Fenway 1, 2016

    "I play good, hard-nosed basketball.
    Things happen in the game. Nothing you
    can do. I don't go and say,
    "I'm gonna beat this guy up."
  • mpedonempedone Posts: 340
    "The Lives of Tao" was pretty good, though I thought the pacing was a little rushed towards the end. I'll probably move on to the rest of the series eventually, but I'm in no rush.
    Current reads:
    "The Calculating Stars" by Mary Robinette Kowal
    An alternate history of the space program. I'm only a few chapters in, but I'm enjoying it. I love that she let's you know right off the bat that it's an alternate history by starting the first chapter with a news clipping from 1952 that starts with the words, "President Dewey".

    and "Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture" by Ytasha Womack
    An interesting and enlightening read that has definitely added some music to my playlists and some books to my TBR pile.
    Hartford 10.02.96 | Mansfield 2 09.16.98 | Mansfield 1 08.29.00 | Mansfield 1 07.02.03 | Mansfield 3 07.11.03 | Boston 2 05.25.06 |
    Tampa 04.11.16 | Fenway 1 08.05.16 | Fenway 2 08.07.16 | Fenway 1 09.02.18 | Fenway 2 09.04.18


    "He made the deal with the devil, we get to play with him.
    He goes to hell, of course. We're going to heaven."

  • eddieceddiec Posts: 2,863
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    One of the best books I've ever read.

  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLEPosts: 1,856

    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
    I'm reading Circe by Madeline Miller.
    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
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,050

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,050

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 5,710
    Just finished On the Come Up by Angie Thomas.  Loved both it and The Hate U Give.  Her work is beautiful written.



    Now on to reading the graphic novel Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman.


    "What the CANUCK happened?!? - Esquimalt Barber Shop
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 15,400
    Book 3 / Kingsbridge
    Not as good as the others, but still good


    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • ConorKavanaghConorKavanagh 27Posts: 607
    edited March 18
    Everybody Loves Our Town by Mark Yarm
    I spent a few hours hanging out with him in Ireland some years back, and he signed my copy. I figured I had better read the whole thing, since he urged me to read it properly in his inscription.
    Post edited by ConorKavanagh on
    Dublin 2006
    Dublin 2010
    Madrid 2018
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,767
    ConorKavanagh said: Everybody Loves Our Town by Mark Yarm
    Great book!
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
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