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Old 09-23-11, 07:40 AM
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Crossing the Rapido by Duane Schultz

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The Ionian Mission by Patrick O'Brian
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REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

Looking forward to this one! I pre-ordered it, and then had to wait for a week after it was released before it came. Ugh! Never doing that again!
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"Rule 34" by Charles Stross. Set in the same society as "Halting States" but "Halting States" is the better of the two.
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about 100 pages into d-day: the battle for normandy by anthony beevor
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Just got Haruki Murakami's 1Q84. Giddy with anticipation. Fantastic production, with typically endearing Chip Kidd design. Jacket and wrap are interesting, excellent use of interaction between printed case and printed translucent vellum jacket. Interior design has alluring and creative use of frontmatter pages (inorite?!?), and running-thumb folios that bounce around. Design home run. On par with, maybe even a touch more innovative than design of Wind Up Bird Chronicles.

Only off notes? Vellum jacket is not laminated, very fragile and smudge-prone. If you're a collector, find a clean, untorn jacket and keep it that way--not many will stay intact. Some folios are backwards--hope it has something to do with the story, otherwise a tad overdone.

This is why I love books. One's like this approach artifact status. Is there a market for first edition ebook files...?
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Old 11-01-11, 08:04 AM
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Steig Larsson The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
don't know why I resisted this for so long, but it was the
trailer for the movie that piqued my interest.
Really good book once you get past the first 100 pages or so.
It's kind of like reading a Ingmar Bergman movie...

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Old 11-01-11, 09:09 AM
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I finished 1491 and started Moby Dick for what will be my third time through.
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Old 11-01-11, 10:32 AM
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Daughter of the Empire by Raymond Feist
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Just finished City of Thieves by David Benioff - a story set during the siege of Leningrad - the first book in a long time that made me stay up too late at night to read it.
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Old 12-07-11, 02:21 PM
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Old 12-09-11, 03:37 PM
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Anya Seton's novel "The Winthrop Woman"
Yeah, it's a bodice ripper, but it is also chock-a-block full of info about the Puritans It's about Elizabeth Fones who was the niece of John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and she did all sorts of things that scandalized those black clad frowny faces.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
about 100 pages into d-day: the battle for normandy by anthony beevor
Just finished 'Overlord' by Max Hastings. Covers the same events but from a glance through Beevor's book I'd prefer Hastings.

Also just finished the late Laurent Fignon's 'We were young and carefree' which is a good book if you're interested in professional cycling. Highly recommended.
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Old 12-10-11, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
Just finished 'Overlord' by Max Hastings. Covers the same events but from a glance through Beevor's book I'd prefer Hastings.

Also just finished the late Laurent Fignon's 'We were young and carefree' which is a good book if you're interested in professional cycling. Highly recommended.
sounds interesting. i'll hafta pick it up in a bit. not sure i'm ready for another d-day
book just yet. too many moving parts for this small brain to handle.
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Old 12-10-11, 10:22 PM
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"Rule 34" by Charles Stross. Set in the same society as "Halting States" but "Halting States" is the better of the two.
I loved Rule 34. I found it to be more interesting and engaging than Halting State, which I remember having to slog through. (Re-reading the summary of the book now, I think I'll have to give Halting State another chance.)
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Beyond Sleep was great, but fictional. It reminded me to re-read this. Project Gutenberg works wonderfully with a Kindle.
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Old 12-20-11, 05:54 AM
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I read the Hunger Games last week and I'm halfway through Catching Fire as of last night... my wife read them first and raved about them... I don't typically read her stuff (nor she mine) however when I saw the movie trailer I was interested enough to give them ago and I'm impressed... they're good. Not quite as technically vivid as I like... but still I've been up reading way past my bedtime many nights... and the Mrs is wondering when she's going to get her Nook back. The best way to describe them It's like H.G. wells and George Orwell got together. The Sleeper Awakes meets 1984.
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Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
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for the second time this year...american psycho-bret easton ellis.
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Dog in a Hat Joe Parkin

just started it, but so far it's a great read.
I'd recommend this be followed up with
Breaking the Chain by Willie Voet
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I thoroughly enjoyed the latest Stephen King book about time travel.
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Currently reading The Night Eternal by Chuck hogan and Del Toro. Also the new issue of Bicycling magazine.
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Currently reading The Night Eternal by Chuck hogan and Del Toro. Also the new issue of Bicycling magazine.
I am almost finished with The Night Eternal by Hogan and Del Toro a good end to a very good trilogy I think I liked the first one best. I try to explain it to folks that it is the backlash to the Twilight movies - no romantic vampires here!
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Simon Winchester's, The Map That Changed the World - William Smith and the birth of modern geology.
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