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Old 07-02-19, 09:10 AM
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Currently reading A Man Called Ove. The book is a nice light read.. Perfect for the summer.
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Old 07-02-19, 04:37 PM
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Currently reading A Man Called Ove. The book is a nice light read.. Perfect for the summer.
Great audio book, and very good movie too ; streaming for free on Kanopy and Prime Video. Swedish movie subtitled in English.
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Old 07-04-19, 04:25 AM
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Agreed. It's sad that many issues George Orwell brought up -- doublethink, for example -- are starting to bleed into today's reality.
Can you recommend more books in this genre?
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Old 07-11-19, 12:17 PM
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Just finished Midnight in Chernobyl and have moved onto The Big Short. I love reading retro accounts about how things went down.
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Old 07-12-19, 01:57 PM
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Can you recommend more books in this genre?
Try, It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/b...ppen-here.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Can%27t_Happen_Here
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Old 07-13-19, 08:31 PM
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Finished listening to Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever, by Nick de Semlyen. Good book about the funny men who were featured in the first few years of Saturday Night Live.

Started listening to True Detective, by Max Allan Collins, the first novel in the Nathanial Heller series, set in 1932 Chicago.
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Old 07-17-19, 05:31 PM
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I saw the movie "The Man called Ove". I love it!! Didn't know there was a book.

Currently reading "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan. Mind blowing. Especially since people in Stalingrad were eating corpses to survive in winter ...

Most recent book I liked is "Daughter of Persia" by Sattareh Farman Farmaian. True story, she wrote only one book. Funny and poignant.
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Old 07-21-19, 09:35 AM
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Finished listening to True Detective, by Max Allan Collins, the first novel in the Nathanial Heller series, set in 1932 Chicago. OK, but I will pass on reading more novels in the Nathanial Heller series.

Finished listening to Battle for the Ruhr: The German Army's Final Defeat in the West, by Derek S. Zumbro.

Started listening to American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, by Douglas G. Brinkley.
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Old 07-22-19, 04:30 AM
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I'm reading IT by S.King and also few blogs (one of them is about gambling industry, found new interesting informarion there) on a daily basis.

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Old 07-31-19, 12:44 PM
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Finished listening to American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, by Douglas G. Brinkley. Lots of interesting infomationabout JFK's motivations for emphasizing the moon mission, as well as his relationships with original Mercury 7 and Werner von Braun.

Finished listening to The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light, by Jean Edward Smith. Good.

Started listening to The Knife, by Joe Nesbø. It is the 12th novel in the Harry Hole crime series.
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Old 08-09-19, 11:12 AM
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Finished listening to The Knife, by Joe Nesbø, the 12th novel in the Harry Hole crime series. It is one of the best in the series.

Started listening to The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal, by Evan Ratliff, a non fiction account of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux—the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.
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Old 08-09-19, 01:57 PM
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Started Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Trying to broaden my horizons a bit from my usual go-to genres.
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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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Old 08-09-19, 06:36 PM
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"Perfume" by Patrick Süskind.
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Old 08-13-19, 09:52 PM
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Dark Tower (Stephen King)
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Old 08-18-19, 10:24 AM
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Finished listening to The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal, by Evan Ratliff. OK.

Finished reading Prague Fatale, by Phillip Kerr. Good book, this was the only Bernie Gunther novel ex-Berlin Detective WW2 veteran of Nazi intrigue that I had not previously read or listened to. I recommend Bernie Gunther series to all readers who enjoy crime novels with a WW2 historical fiction basis.

Started listening to Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene's Cold War Spy Novel, by Christopher Hull.
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Old 08-18-19, 12:33 PM
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Just finished reading The Healing Drum (not so good), and Deepak Chopra's graphic novel: Buddha (better). Gradually reading a translation of Alain Badiou's: Philosophy for Militants (a "militant" in the old Latin sense of someone who "is in it for the miles"). Also gradually enjoying The Clouds Should Know Me by Now and a book on Native American healing: ​​​​​​​Shadowcatchers.
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Some political history. I have Shirley Jackson for later.
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Old 08-25-19, 05:15 PM
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Finished Common Sense.
Starting The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan about the D-Day invasion.
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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
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The Buddha Walks Into a Bar by Lodro Rinzler
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Finished The Longest Day. Absolutely incredible. If I hadn't needed some sleep for work yesterday I would have stayed up all night and finished it in one go.
Got a library card for the first time in about 25 years yesterday. E-Audiobooks have now made having a smart phone worth it. Started Call the Midwife.
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Finished listening to Our Man Down in Havana: The Story Behind Graham Greene's Cold War Spy Novel, by Christopher Hull. Good but too long.

Finished listening to The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America, by Karen ****t. Interesting non-fiction account of an early 1920's big-time bootlegger who was not from NYC or Chicago or Italian or Jewish.

Finished listening to A Rule Against Murder, the fourth novel in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, by Louise Penny. Kept me guessing to the end about the who, why and how of the murder.

Started listening to The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II, by Alex Kershaw.
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Well, currently I am reading "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows". I am a big-time Potterhead!
Though I have read the entire series many many times I just can't get enough of it. I read a few books and come back to HP series, read a few books, then come back to HP series, and the cycle goes on and on.
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Old 08-29-19, 02:07 PM
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I just finished Oathbringer... god damn! I've just started The name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, I think I'm going to have to double back and do Mistborn at some point.
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Just started The Log From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck.
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