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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4455 on: June 09, 2018, 06:41:31 AM »
Just finished "A Time for Trumpets" and have now started Bernard Cornwell's book "Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies"

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4456 on: June 11, 2018, 06:03:51 AM »
Just finished Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Audio book. Read by him.

Good overview for anyone interested the subject.

https://www.amazon.ca/Astrophysics-People-Hurry-deGrasse-Tyson/dp/0393609391

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4457 on: June 13, 2018, 10:10:02 AM »
Finished reading the second novel "Post Captain" in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. A good book, but sometimes a grind to get through the non-naval parts of the book. Will move onto "H.M.S. Surprise" at some point.

I put it down for a long time, but I'm starting back on "The Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)" by Thomas Arnold. Excellent book on weaponry and tactics from the period. Goes into great detail about formations, the early guns replacing the crossbow and longbow and so on.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4458 on: June 13, 2018, 11:49:00 AM »
^ The Smithsonian series is excellent. The Renaissance title is one of my favorites.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4459 on: June 16, 2018, 12:41:10 PM »
Just started ‘Alice in Chains - The Untold Story’ by David De Sola.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4460 on: June 27, 2018, 08:33:29 PM »
Re-reading "Dune". I lost my paperback versions in a move and it's been awhile.

I will read the "quadrilogy" but that's usually enough Dune for me...

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4461 on: June 27, 2018, 09:14:17 PM »
Re-reading "Dune". I lost my paperback versions in a move and it's been awhile.
I wouldn't mind reading "Dune". I like the Lynch movie so I wonder how the book compares to the film.

Finished "The Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)" which I really enjoyed. Started reading "The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London" by Judith Flanders which goes into good detail about how the city was back in Dickens' day. London had a population of just over a million around 1820 and the author writes up to 750,000 walked to work every day and how the streets were very noisy. Just finished the part about how gas lights replaced oil lights.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4462 on: June 27, 2018, 10:39:11 PM »
The Victorian City sounds like an awesome book.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4463 on: July 06, 2018, 09:19:49 AM »
The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4464 on: July 06, 2018, 09:31:55 AM »
Re-reading "Dune". I lost my paperback versions in a move and it's been awhile.
I wouldn't mind reading "Dune". I like the Lynch movie so I wonder how the book compares to the film.


There was the Lynch movie and a mini-series produced based on the books. Much like the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" movies there was an outcry from the hardcore fans about missing commas, mis-crossed "T"s and such. I thought the mini-series was a bit closer to the book than the movie.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4465 on: July 06, 2018, 09:14:43 PM »
I've read the Victorian city and enjoyed it.

I finished Monster hunter memoirs Saints.  It was one of the best books in the entire series.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4466 on: July 07, 2018, 11:47:30 AM »
I just finished this book:





And now I've started this book:


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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4467 on: July 07, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
You'll have to let us know how Instruments of Darkness is. IIRC, SDR  mentioned it a while back and I've been waiting for a Kindle version to come out.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4468 on: July 07, 2018, 10:35:50 PM »
Yup.  It's a very interesting book.  Makes me want to bust out Bomber Command from GMT whenever I glance at it on my shelf.  I highly recommend reading The Other Battle: Luftwaffe Night Aces vs. Bomber Command by Peter Hinchcliffe as well as Price's Instruments of Darkness.  Hinchcliffe's book does a great job of detailing how each new development in EW affected the tactics used by both sides in the night bombing campaign and the first-hand accounts are fascinating.

https://www.amazon.ca/Other-Battle-Luftwaffe-Versus-Command/dp/0785814183/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531024031&sr=1-2-fkmr1&keywords=the+other+battle+hinchcliffe


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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4469 on: July 08, 2018, 05:29:58 AM »
Which do you recommend If I were to only get one right now?
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