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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1450 on: October 06, 2018, 02:26:29 PM »
100 Days of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Love the magic realism genre because of his books.

You must have the extremely abridged version. That or you're short of 36,400 lonely days.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1451 on: October 13, 2018, 05:20:28 AM »
I've been re-reading the Stephen Hunter, Bob Lee Swagger series.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1453 on: January 09, 2019, 08:36:45 AM »
Anyone do Kindle or you staying strictly to physical books?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1454 on: January 09, 2019, 10:57:29 AM »
Apologies to whichever GetBigger recommended this in another thread as I've forgotten his name...

Nazi suicide bombers, anyone..?  :o  Satisfying read if you have a passing knowledge of the general Luftwaffe offering during the period - might be a stretch if you weiß nicht Scheiße

ProTip: have an iPad alongside to Google images of the many many prototypes mentioned  8)

"Last Talons of the Eagle: Secret Nazi Aerospace Projects Which Almost Changed the Course of World War II
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Talons-Eagle-Aerospace-Projects/dp/0747221561/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547059822&sr=8-1&keywords=Last+Talons

An excellent in-depth look at some of the more exciting things that German scientists explored in the mid-1940s but that the victorious powers who captured most of the designs took another generation to realize.. Mercifully the author has stuck with what can be reasonably be documented and taken the development of most of the systems all the way into their post war realization or abandonment. No fanciful stories about secret Nazi South Pole bases serviced by flying saucers here. Both the layman and the specialist will find lost of interesting details and context here."




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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1455 on: January 09, 2019, 12:36:40 PM »
Anyone do Kindle or you staying strictly to physical books?

Mostly read books on my IPhone Plus with iBooks or Kindle.

I set the background colour to black and it's very easy on my eyes.

I still do buy and read paperbacks and hardcovers as well.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1456 on: January 20, 2019, 07:13:06 AM »
Anyone do Kindle or you staying strictly to physical books?

I read most stuff on a small tablet now. It was annoying at first trying to get used to the flat feel if you're used to a PB or HC. But the upside is more space freed up, and it's much easier to find books and transfer them among devices than hunt around the bookcases. I still prefer text books, manuals, etc.... in physical form, and will buy a HC or limited edition if I really loved the book, but my leisure reading is probably 90% digital now.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1457 on: January 21, 2019, 11:38:18 AM »
this:
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1458 on: February 07, 2019, 03:09:55 PM »
this:

What's it like? Hard pushed to follow the first one.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1459 on: February 22, 2019, 02:40:21 AM »
Ah yes, another "what are you reading thread" where Getbiggers try and out-do each other with their impressive intellectual reading skills and post titles of books suck as "Advanced quantum physics and string theory" and "How to build a hadron collider".  ::) https://tirereviews.co

I like to read very much. Almost all type of books interest me, but now I am reading GOT. The movie is okay, but it can be compared to books, the books are so interesting and much more description rather in the movie. Recommend it all of you who havențt yet read them.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1460 on: February 22, 2019, 02:42:19 AM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1461 on: April 18, 2019, 04:58:47 PM »
Recently finished “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou. Recommended.

Now reading Cornwell’s book about Waterloo. Also recommended.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1462 on: April 18, 2019, 06:32:48 PM »
how the fark' do you find the time to read?

I'm so dang busy during the day I don't have 5 mins to take a dump much less relax, let my mind unwind and read a novel

wow.. impressed  :'(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1463 on: April 18, 2019, 11:18:24 PM »
Anyone do Kindle or you staying strictly to physical books?

Do you know whether or not a Nook is still viable?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1464 on: April 30, 2019, 04:45:19 PM »
What's it like? Hard pushed to follow the first one.

in a nutshell:  he's married to Marla.  Tyler comes back to take over, Tyler wants their son
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1465 on: May 31, 2019, 07:18:10 AM »
Lessons of the past with relevance for today.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1466 on: July 26, 2019, 05:48:01 AM »

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1467 on: November 01, 2019, 02:49:55 PM »
Cruddy (1999), by Lynda Barry, the genius graphic novelist. A two-stroke narrative with a 10-year-old and a later 15-year old Roberta Rohbeson's story, alternating. Fucked up stuff. Like the literary equivalent of the Texas Chainsaw. But drop-jaw funny, on almost every page. Weird. No idea how to rate this. I liked it, a lot, but I can see how some would just dismiss it. Fair enough.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1468 on: November 02, 2019, 04:38:44 AM »
Currently re-reading both Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, and Chomsky's New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind. I read Birdsong as a child and I'm surprised to still remember parts of it clearly.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1469 on: November 14, 2019, 01:47:40 AM »
Currently re-reading both Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, and Chomsky's New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind. I read Birdsong as a child and I'm surprised to still remember parts of it clearly.
this is actually a really good read

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1470 on: November 15, 2019, 01:45:54 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1471 on: November 17, 2019, 10:51:19 AM »
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1472 on: December 07, 2019, 11:44:09 PM »

Anyone here read Marcus Aurelius - Meditations?

Since GetBig is essentially a modern day virtual Sparta, I'm thinking that stoicism is a good fit here  ;D   So I'll be mildly surprised if it turns out that nobody has given this a go...


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1473 on: April 21, 2020, 10:33:23 AM »
List has been so long being stuck home.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1474 on: April 21, 2020, 12:12:56 PM »
Good bump Calvin - thanks

Still trying to get through this in memory of its author - just not as funny as I (stupidly) expected (sorry Terry!!)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chaucers-Knight-Portrait-Medieval-Mercenary/dp/0413691403
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