04-23-2015, 05:10 PM
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Second reading on this one. This was written by a friend and I had the pleasure of reading it before publication, cover to cover in one sitting. This time more leisure. 
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 04-27-2015, 10:41 PM
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  I recently finished reading "The Conscription Of A People" by Katharine Stewart-Murray, The Duchess of Atholl.  It's about the relative enslavement of the Russian people through the "Five Year's Plan" in the late 1920's.  Even that far back, this woman was trying to tell the British government that they were buying substandard goods from a nation that was using their own people to produce those goods for next to nothing, thereby destroying the economy of their own country by undermining their own manufacturers and trades.  And the only thing Russia was buying from them, were armaments.  Sound familiar?

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 04-28-2015, 02:33 PM
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I recently started reading some of Noam Chomsky's articles, so I got and read 'Chomsky For Beginners' so that I was able to get an idea of the man and his work before starting on more of his stuff. It was a nice overview of his work. I'm looking forward to reading more of his stuff - I like people who force me to think.....and rethink things.

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 08-12-2015, 07:35 AM
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Just finished 'Cold Days' - a novel in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. This is an enjoyable series of books - pretty clever - interesting characters and good character development. 

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 08-12-2015, 08:27 AM
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Just started. The Cartel by Don Winslow

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 08-12-2015, 09:12 AM
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Just finished

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 08-20-2015, 10:56 PM
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Times Square Trouble by Charles Kipps.

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 08-21-2015, 02:59 AM
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Three right now:

Soldier of Rome: The Legionary

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Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

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 08-21-2015, 06:56 PM
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Just finished. Great writer! Uses the proceeds from his books to help fund NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) 

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 08-22-2015, 03:46 AM
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(08-21-2015, 06:56 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Just finished. Great writer! Uses the proceeds from his books to help fund NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) 

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Can't go wrong with Clive Cussler.

Just read The Spy - one of the off shoot books by Cussler.

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 08-22-2015, 05:58 AM
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Ayn Rand The Fountainhead.

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 08-23-2015, 10:41 AM
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(11-17-2013, 08:06 AM)CRAusmus Wrote: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield.

This is a novelization of the Battle of Thermopylae as told by the point of view of a squire to one of the soldiers.  Amazingly written.  I highly suggest it.

Great story. I've read it numerous times.

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 08-23-2015, 10:43 AM
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(08-12-2015, 07:35 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Just finished 'Cold Days' - a novel in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. This is an enjoyable series of books - pretty clever - interesting characters and good character development. 

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Was a delightful television series as well.

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 08-23-2015, 10:44 AM
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(11-16-2013, 04:41 PM)yohannrjm Wrote: Well, we've got pretty much every other 'what are you....' thread running, so I thought it would be nice to see what people are reading, have recently read, or can recommend (and why).

Short reviews would be nice, but are not necessary.

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I'm a voracious reader, with my tastes varying greatly, depending on what my mood is. I also like to read several books concurrently, though occasionally I'll focus on just one.

Currently, I'm reading:

1) The History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell
2) The Silmarillion - JRR Tolkien (I've read this several times, so this is a re-read)

Those are the books I'm focusing on, but I also read a few 'regulars' in small installments. These are old friends that I return to and peruse a few pages at a time. It takes several months for me to finish these.

1) England Have my Bones - TH White
2) Plutarch's 'Lives'

All on my have read list.

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 08-23-2015, 10:48 AM
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(04-26-2014, 03:50 PM)Elendil Wrote: Interesting. I haven't read either of those. I've read a ton of fantasy over the years (Tolkien, Eddings, Brooks, Piers Anthony, Moorcock, Jordan, etc.). I'm about to start the third book in the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, by Stephen Donaldson, so most fantasy I've read is pretty conventional (though I give JRRT a pass, since he invented the genre).  Have you tried "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke?

Thomas Covenant..........it's been decades, I should read it again.

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 08-23-2015, 11:07 AM
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(08-22-2015, 03:46 AM)Cincinnatus Wrote:
(08-21-2015, 06:56 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Just finished. Great writer! Uses the proceeds from his books to help fund NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) 

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Can't go wrong with Clive Cussler.

Just read The Spy - one of the off shoot books by Cussler.

I haven't read that one yet. I've road most of the older ones and few of the new. I was more into the Dirk Pitt series but the others are still pretty good!

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 09-06-2015, 03:25 PM
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Just finished. Very good read.

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 09-08-2015, 03:47 AM
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 I'll be gone - Adrian McKinty

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 09-08-2015, 04:27 AM
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Charlie, I read the Johannes Cabal book some time ago- good read.

Currently reading Red to Black, by Alex Dryden. If you are a fan of Le Carre, etc. I would consider this series a must read. Reads like a classic Cold War novel however contemporary.

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 09-08-2015, 04:46 AM
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