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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,607
    Jason P said:
    Started Book #5 in The Wheel of Time series. 

    I started the first book over ten years ago and stopped reading halfway thru because it seemed like a "teenager series" book.   Glad I gave it another chance last year.   Things really pick up after the first half and get deeper and darker as the series goes on.  Usually takes me a few months to get thru a book in this series as it is like reading 3-4 regular books.
    I need to go back and read the Sanderson ones to finish.
    Enjoy!
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  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    Read it in one go! :smiley:

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  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLE Posts: 1,892

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    I read this in December - excellent book!
    Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

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

    I AM MINE
  • riotgrlriotgrl LOUISVILLE Posts: 1,892

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

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

    I AM MINE
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,834
    edited April 2023
    brianlux said:
    Just started reading Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.  I've read a lot of Hemingway but hadn't read any in quite some time so having not read this one, I picked up a copy of the restored edition:
    Amazoncom A Moveable Feast The Restored Edition 9781439182710 Hemingway  Ernest Hemingway Sean Hemingway Patrick Books
    I've tended to read mostly non-fiction these last several years and when I read the first short chapter in this book, I was immediately re-infected with the love of great literature.  Right away, I was thrown into the smells and sights and the damp cold winter of 1920s Paris and marveled as the author scrawled on his notebook in the cafe he sought out to warm up and dry off.  This will be a great read. Literary bliss!


    Such a great book. There was a bit of controversy over that restored edition regarding the grandson reworking some of the chapters to paint his grandmother in a better light.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/opinion/20hotchner.html

    His passage on F. Scott is some of his best writing:

    “His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless.”

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  • static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    edited April 2023
    Jason P said:
    Started Book #5 in The Wheel of Time series. 

    I started the first book over ten years ago and stopped reading halfway thru because it seemed like a "teenager series" book.   Glad I gave it another chance last year.   Things really pick up after the first half and get deeper and darker as the series goes on.  Usually takes me a few months to get thru a book in this series as it is like reading 3-4 regular books.
    I'm on book 6 this is my second read through.  I read it 10 years ago.  So So good. I forgot how good.  It's a shame what Amazon did in their interpretation.  Totally messed up the story and just seemed to suck the life out of the characters and kind if teen drama'd the whole thing.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,655
    Just started last night- Ethan Hawke, A Bright Ray of Darkness. I have very much enjoyed Hawke's other books and this one is great right from the get-go. I get the sense that Ethan's writing has jumped to another level. Very engaging!
    Ethan Hawkes A Bright Ray of Darkness book review - The Washington Post


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  • myoung321myoung321 Posts: 2,855
     

    Became a fan of Amsterdam Ajax football club after going to a few matches while visiting Amsterdam. They have a fascinating history.. especially during WW2.. 
    "The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera." - Yusuf Karsh
     


  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevrolet Posts: 2,484
    writing is good, not sure about the story thus far.

    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,466
    Shadow Of The Wind ZAFON CARLOS RUIZ 9781474609883 Amazoncom Books
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • PJ1973PJ1973 Winston-Salem, NC Posts: 398

  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,607
    Awesome book!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • sponder22sponder22 Posts: 35
    Published in 2018 - reading this at the moment. Author also has a playlist to go with it. Very enjoyable.
    A History of Heavy Metal Absolutely hilarious  Neil Gaiman
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin Toronto Posts: 2,414
    This is an interesting alternate perspective to the version put out by most media and the government and clarifies some of the misreporting that occurred as the event unfolded.

    That said, I think the subtitle (“The Inside Story Of Three Weeks That Shook The World”) is more than a bit of an oversell, lol.


    "The world is full of idiots and I am but one of them."

    10-30-1991 Toronto, Toronto 1 & 2 2016, Toronto 2022
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    Rereading for the third time...


  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    Pap said:

    ^ Done with that!

    Started this:


    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,466
    Nazi Literature in the Americas New Directions Book Bolao Roberto  Andrews Chris 9780811217941 Amazoncom Books
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • sponder22sponder22 Posts: 35
    Rereading for the third time...


    Gonna read this next….It has been in my Amazon basket for a couple of years. Must be good!
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,435
    I’ve gotten hooked on a British author, Mark Bellingham. He writes about a London detective named Tom Thorne. Billingham’s books are similar to Scottish author Ian Rankin’s. Thorne is similar to Rankin’s guy, John Rebus. Both have problems with authority, women and alcohol. I’ve probably read 7 Billingham books and they’ve all been excellent.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South Philly Posts: 16,764
    sponder22 said:
    Rereading for the third time...


    Gonna read this next….It has been in my Amazon basket for a couple of years. Must be good!
    I can't speak to your politics/personal views on the world (would also say any polarization/politicization of the material speaks more to the person being uncomfortable with what they're reading, as opposed to the material therein), but it's something I go back to the well on as sort of a reaffirmation of a lot of the ways I look at life. It's good stuff, very smart guy.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 29,435


    Damn good! Enkidu, if you see this, you should read it. It’s about “your people” :lol:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
    Denver 22
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DC Posts: 7,250
    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I am listening to the audiobook read by the author.

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/224792/just-mercy-movie-tie-in-edition-by-bryan-stevenson/
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 9,801

    I don’t have Hulu so I didn’t watch the series. But I like the book so far. 
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO Native Posts: 2,499
    Continuing my venture of Steven Hyden's books.  Just finished the Kayne vs. Taylor chapter.  Onto the Beatles vs. Stones.


    I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    Just finished that:

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    Finished reading the following:

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201
    Done with this one:

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,466
    Red Pill Amazoncouk Kunzru Hari 9781471194474 Books
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
  • PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,201

    Athens 2006 / Milton Keynes 2014 / London 1&2 2022 / Seattle 1 2024 / Dublin 2024 / Manchester 2024 / London 2024
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