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markkur
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Once upon a time
posted January 12, 2016 05:49 PM

Title: Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Volume I (of 2)
Author: Henry Glassford Bell
published in 1828

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37058

I enjoy history very much and have seen and read many books and Docs about the struggle between Elizabeth the First and Mary Queen of Scots. Turns out the "Golden Age" with Lizzy at the helm <imo> was not so golden in what I want to see in a leader. Her strong suit was she was indeed ahead of her time because she would absolutely thrive in today's world of politics. However, to me, Mary's life story is far, far more compelling than Elizabeths.

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artu
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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted January 12, 2016 05:58 PM
Edited by artu at 18:06, 12 Jan 2016.

Markkur said:
If that dude [Tolstoy] was still alive I would contact him because I believe and have learned the truth just as he did...although he communicated things better than I ever will.

So, you were also a count who lost huge amounts of land with serfs in it at the gambling table? No wonder your advice is to play with pennies now.

Markkur said:
Turns out the "Golden Age" with Lizzy at the helm <imo> was not so golden in what I want to see in a leader. Her strong suit was she was indeed ahead of her time because she would absolutely thrive in today's world of politics.

Monarchs of old are much more ruthless and sinister when it comes to power play and elimination of political rivals, since losing authority usually meant literally losing your head back then. They were raised to believe they were "born to rule" and felt entitled to do anything to hold on to that power.

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Life and Freedom
posted January 14, 2016 03:39 PM
Edited by phe at 15:54, 08 Feb 2016.

I finished reading last night...
Halo: Fall of the Reach

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Halo: Fall of the Reach (animated movie)

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Fox or Chicken?
posted February 08, 2016 04:23 PM

Clementine by Cherie Priest.  It is part of her Clockwork Century series.  I have read four books in the series so far (Boneshaker, Dreadnought, Ganymede, and the Inexplicables) and have greatly enjoyed them.  I recommend the series if you like steampunk or alternate takes on the American Civil War era.
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posted February 18, 2016 01:19 AM

I just finished Savages, one of the newest by KJ Parker. Maybe his best work yet, despite an ending that sputters to a close. (That's kind of vintage Parker, though, which kind of captures the cynicism of it all if you think about it.)

Switched gears and am now reading Pinker's Better Angels of Our Nature, which so far is a fascinating (if a little labor intensive) read about the history of violence and why violence in human society is declining.

My wife bought me a Kindle for Christmas. It's taken me some getting used to - I swore I'd never be able to read a book on a screen, but I'm slowly being proven wrong. I like the ability to highlight passages, take notes in the margins, etc.
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artu
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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted February 18, 2016 10:21 AM
Edited by artu at 10:30, 18 Feb 2016.

Same here, I never used to read e-books before tablets became what they are now. It just didn't feel the same, I usually read laying on my bed, anyway. However, after buying an iPad, I now have a huge book archive in it. Enormous collections and almost every mainstream thing (in English) is available on-line. Most of the classics are legally free with special apps presenting them with great interface. I have a library that I'm quite proud of with thousands of books but I can download more to my iPad only in a day. (Kind of like the famous proverb we have here: With the invention of the gun, there is no more valor It originally rhymes though.) No dust, no loss of space and walls, no pulling a chair to reach the top shelf, no searching for that thiny book you bought a year ago in the shelves for hours cause you misplaced it somehow... E-books are the future of reading. It's so practical, it's inevitable.

I don't know if it's a multi-platform app, if it is, try Good Reader. It is the best reading app I've used so far. It's not free but you will use it for a life time.
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The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted February 19, 2016 03:41 AM

Lol, I have 3 books on mine.
I used to have hundreds of (real) books on my shelves but I had to get rid of most of them. They took up too much space. I wish I had electronic copies of all of them!

I still miss the sensation of holding a real book, the smell of the pages as I turn them. And, I don't like how I'm committed to a single vendor now (Amazon). I like to support the Brick and Mortars like Barnes and Noble, but it's going to be hard.
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posted April 16, 2016 12:19 AM

Call me oldfasioned but I can't read e-books. I have listened some audiobooks, tough it would cool way to listen fantasy or religious contex on-the-go but reading needs my full attencion.

Just started reading The Witcher series (first book soon read) I like how it goes on like a puzzle but I sure hope it comes together full.

Any recommentations fantasy books to read?


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posted April 16, 2016 12:24 AM

Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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posted April 16, 2016 12:31 AM

I've started reading books from "The Witcher" saga. Love it, love it, love it! The tone of these books is something truly unique. They feel so tangible and real in terms of interpersonal relationships. I can't wait till I pick up the next book.

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posted April 16, 2016 12:35 AM

You just want to kiss Ciri.

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Homer171
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posted April 16, 2016 01:15 AM

AlexSpl said:
Joseph Heller, Catch-22



Those could be interesting, unfortunately not my cup of tea. I only like high fantasy on fantasy genre.


Geralt and his unique adventures are truly bliss. Another perhaps interesting book I have now is; The Name of the Wind by Rothfuss Patrick. Read only the first pages of it at the library and took it instantly.

Now gonna go back reading

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posted June 13, 2016 10:25 AM

Just borrowed Warcraft Archieve with the first four books in the WoW book series.

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posted June 13, 2016 08:48 PM

Homer171 said:
AlexSpl said:
Joseph Heller, Catch-22



Those could be interesting, unfortunately not my cup of tea. I only like high fantasy on fantasy genre.
When was the last time you read something else? I mean, I'm not saying that you're having fun wrong - that's not how fun works (unless you're hurting yourself or others in the process, in which case yeah you're having fun wrong, that's the one exception I guess), but you'll likely grow tired of that eventually. Branching out into another genre can help maintain your enjoyment with the one you started with.

Myself, I'm currently struggling to finish Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam (I'm SO DAMN CLOSE but I just can't be bothered to pick it up anymore - after reading forty of those things, some of them multiple times, the last few are quite unexciting), after which I plan to reread Dune for the umpteenth time.
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posted June 15, 2016 06:27 PM

Right now, at this moment, I am reading this site...
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Homer171
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posted June 26, 2016 01:54 PM

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but you'll likely grow tired of that eventually. Branching out into another genre can help maintain your enjoyment with the one you started with.


Yeah, I know what you are talking about. Last year I read all Dragonlance and Margaret Weiss books that I found. I stopped reading completely for several months. Now started "new strategy" that I read all highly recommend fantasy authors first books and then later follow their paths what suits my mood at the time.

Read Terry few weeks ago.Now reading The Name of the Wind what I really like, unfortunately at the end soon already.
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posted July 22, 2016 07:47 AM

Name of the wind is amazing. May have been the fastest reading I've ever done. Be sure to get Wise Man's Fear after that. I'm still waiting for the third part.

For now I finished everything I planned to read from Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Looking for something new.
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Homer171
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posted July 22, 2016 03:14 PM

Agreed Geny. One of the greatest. Wise Man Fear started little slow but it's good tough, still in the university. Somewhere halfway on the book but it really makes me sad that I can continue the story maybe 5 years from now  

Read 4 Witcher books, I like them too, even tough it's not as beautifully written but it has tension, drama and action quite nicely.

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The_Green_Drag
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posted July 22, 2016 04:32 PM

Moving on to A Storm of Swords...slowly

Not a fan of the e-books myself. They're useful for text books when I'm in school but I prefer the paper edition of I'm reading on my own time. I like reading before I go to sleep a lot and starring at the screen will keep me up

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posted September 02, 2016 02:36 PM

I have just started reading The Pythons autobiography by the Pythons it's great so far, lots of humour obviously but also interesting stuff about John Cleese and Co before and after they got together

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