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Old 06-28-2019, 11:55 PM
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Dune.

I finished Siddartha and then Ursula K. Leguin’s EarthSea Trilogy.
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:44 AM
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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafrón. I honestly have no recollection of purchasing it.
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:22 AM
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Default Yuval Noah Harari

I don't know how I got here - a long old thread.

I was bought a kindle fire some time back, before my illness.

I bought Sapiens by the above author around 2015/16, and I'm glad to say that his theories very much agree with my own (!) - but he wrote a book, I just developed my own theories and pretty much kept them to myself.

I bought Homo Deus in late 2016, and read it - but have forgotten it so must read it again.

During my illness daily hospital visits and long days lying in bed - I read a lot of non fiction about D-day and thereafter from the German point of view.

Thank to this therad I have just become aware of Harari's third book - 21 lessons, and I've just ordered it online and watched it dump itself onto my kindle (now featuring a custom shattered screen!)
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:24 AM
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Default My Wife's reads

My wife is the greater reader. She went to a talk by one of her famous authors recently - Victoria Hislop who writes excellently researched novels about Greece.

Jane and I used to frequently holiday in the Greek islands from the '80s until my heart issues in 2006.
Jane's latest read was "Those who are Loved" about families involved on the the communist side fighting the Germans with the British and how they were treated - by the Allies and the Greeks after the war.

We have experienced these long lasting divisions and feuds in Crete - where we once got lost and found a small village with a single man in traditional dress holding his rifle. He refused to speak to me in English but would, reluctantly, talk to me in German as, we wre later told, the village was on the fascist side all those years before - and effectively still are.

The chap who owned our small villa there told us that he has to avoid certain places on the island because if he meets anyone from certain families - "one of us must die".

Another book which I am still to read is Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell about "the extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell" who traveled ,often alone through the middle east from the turn of the century until about 1926.
Jane's observation was that the troubles there now and in Bell's time were much the same!
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:46 PM
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A bunch of science-y stuff that's over my head, but some parts manage to register; adding their pieces to the overall puzzle of Life, The Universe, and Everything
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Advisory Circular 120.92B, Safety Management Systems.

Mmmmm...mmmm! Good reading.

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Old 07-01-2019, 06:54 PM
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"Tearing Down the Wall of Sound", a biography of Phil Spector. What a very, very strange dude!
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Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell. This is literature, folks. The guy's a genius.
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Sir Gibbie by George Macdonald - mainly because I just finished his biography, and it was great.
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Quartered Safe Out Here, George MacDonald Fraser's (ironically titled) memoir of his service in Burma,1944-45.
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Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell. This is literature, folks. The guy's a genius.
We saw the movie. My wife read the book . I thought it was a great story.
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Here's what I started today. It's the 3rd Dean Koontz book in the past couple of weeks. My first three that I've read from Koontz.

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Now I'm reading some ghost stories on my Nook, which I finally found and got recharged. I have a few things on there to finish including this huge volume of Sherlock Holmes short stories.
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American Rust, Philipp Meyer and Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy.

I find myself addicted to American authors, with Steinbeck and Annie Proulx among my favourites.

Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury was one of the most astonishing books I've ever read... in fact I re-read it immediately because I wasn't sure I got it the first time. Great if you like sentences that last for a whole page... challenging!!!
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just had a small surgery so I'm homebound. Enjoying "Camino Island " by John Grisham.
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