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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:56 am

The anniversary of the Vietnam War just passed and I am reading We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Moore. It is about the first Air Cavalry battle that took place in the Ia Drang river valley in 1965. It is a gripping moment by moment account and it is hard to read sometimes because of thinking about what those men when through.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:42 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:56 am
The anniversary of the Vietnam War just passed and I am reading We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Moore. It is about the first Air Cavalry battle that took place in the Ia Drang river valley in 1965. It is a gripping moment by moment account and it is hard to read sometimes because of thinking about what those men when through.
I listened to that book on audio, awhile back.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:51 pm

Right now I'm going through several books. I've been reading National Geographic's Visual History of the World and just got to the early Middle Ages. This, and another book, The Symphony Orchestra and its Instruments , make good evening recliner reading.

Also I'm reading In The Best Families by Rex Stout, the third Nero Wolfe mystery involving Arnold Zeck. My lunchtime read.

And just began reading The Practice of Natural Movement by Erwan Le Corre.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby MacLaren » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:11 am

Alison Arngrim's "Confessions of a Prarie Bit**"
She played Nellie on Little House on The Prarie
It's a very good read thus far.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby z4vdBt » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:50 am

Have been reading a lot of Erik Larson's non-fiction.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, 2015
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, 2000
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, 2020
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, 2006
The Devil in the White City, 2003

All great reads. Thunderstruck and Devil in the White City were especially noteworthy and two of the bests reads of the year to date for me. Both include a late 18th / early 19th century police procedural hunt for a madman. I have In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, 2011 lined up to read soon.

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Beginning that Saturday workers would begin hanging cars, thus placing upon the wheel its first serious stresses. Each of the thirty-six cars weighed thirteen tons, for a total of just under one million pounds. And that did not include the 200,000 pounds of additional live load that would be added as passengers filled the cars.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:17 am

I am reading a draft of a book I am writing in the Fall Planet series called Fall Planet: The Giants Return, at least at this point. I have ordered a copy of A Patriot's History of the United States, which is a better book than the Marxist A People's History of the United States. I read enough of A Patriot's to know I wanted a copy. Can't wait till it gets here.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am

Everybody Had An Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles, by William McKeen. 2017.

I love reading nonfiction books about the L.A. music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TomAiello » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:30 am

James Y wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am
I love reading nonfiction books about the L.A. music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
When I was in high school I did a book report on No One Here Gets Out Alive. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_One_He ... _Out_Alive)

Fascinating stuff to read. Probably pretty interesting to live, too. ;)

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TomAiello » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:33 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:17 am
I am reading a draft of a book I am writing in the Fall Planet series called Fall Planet: The Giants Return, at least at this point. I have ordered a copy of A Patriot's History of the United States, which is a better book than the Marxist A People's History of the United States. I read enough of A Patriot's to know I wanted a copy. Can't wait till it gets here.
Have you read The 5000 Year Leap Forward?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_ ... _Year_Leap

That's an interesting take on US history (and philosophy), if you're interested in those things.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby rangefinder » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:35 am

James Y wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am
Everybody Had An Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles, by William McKeen. 2017.

I love reading nonfiction books about the L.A. music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Jim

It's not a book, but if you haven't seen it yet, check out the documentary "Sound City": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_City_(film)

I have almost zero interest in what goes on in music industry, but I still found it really interesting.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby James Y » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:35 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:30 am
James Y wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:53 am
I love reading nonfiction books about the L.A. music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
When I was in high school I did a book report on No One Here Gets Out Alive. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_One_He ... _Out_Alive)

Fascinating stuff to read. Probably pretty interesting to live, too. ;)

I’ve heard of that title but never read it yet. Thanks for the heads up!

rangefinder wrote: It's not a book, but if you haven't seen it yet, check out the documentary "Sound City": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_City_(film)

I have almost zero interest in what goes on in music industry, but I still found it really interesting.

Thanks! I’ll have to check that out sometime!

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:14 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:33 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:17 am
I am reading a draft of a book I am writing in the Fall Planet series called Fall Planet: The Giants Return, at least at this point. I have ordered a copy of A Patriot's History of the United States, which is a better book than the Marxist A People's History of the United States. I read enough of A Patriot's to know I wanted a copy. Can't wait till it gets here.
Have you read The 5000 Year Leap Forward?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_ ... _Year_Leap

That's an interesting take on US history (and philosophy), if you're interested in those things.
I've not read it, but I will check it out.Thanks
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

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Postby przemekspce » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:25 am

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Postby TomAiello » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:17 pm

I really liked Krakatoa. Maybe I'll have to find a copy of that one, too.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby vivi » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:14 pm

Working my way through the commentary section of Pale Fire. I love books like this and House of Leaves where you don't necessarily read them front to back, but constantly reference different pages. Wish I knew of more books with unconventional structures.

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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby knifemovieguy » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:45 am

Medieval book - Hammer of witches
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby ThomC » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:53 am

I bought a good dozen of Penguin Modern's small books. There's short stories, poems etc.
In my hand right now is Nabokov's Lance. I'd never heard of or read his works, and it's very engaging.
The translation reminds me of Lovecraft, in the wording and sentence construction if nothing else.
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Re: What Are You Reading ?

Postby TomAiello » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:05 am

ThomC wrote:
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In my hand right now is Nabokov's Lance. I'd never heard of or read his works, and it's very engaging.
Not a Police (the band) fan, then?


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