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« Reply #450 on: June 27, 2012, 01:54:13 am »
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I started the 6000 page series of "Game of Thrones" yesterday, in ENGLISH.

Have read about 50 so far. So, if current trends hold, I'll finish the series in about 4 months.

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(I somehow read the English Harry Potter books much faster when they came out, took me only 1 or 2 nights to read them)
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« Reply #451 on: June 27, 2012, 03:47:02 am »
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« Reply #452 on: June 27, 2012, 03:50:28 pm »
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The other day I got More Davids Than Goliaths, Harold Ford Jr.'s autobiography.
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« Reply #453 on: June 27, 2012, 04:03:27 pm »
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« Reply #454 on: June 27, 2012, 05:31:48 pm »

I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane.
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« Reply #455 on: June 27, 2012, 11:43:03 pm »
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In the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson

Highly recommended book with insight from the perspective of Ambassador Dodd and his family into the early Third Reich...
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« Reply #456 on: June 27, 2012, 11:47:30 pm »
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In the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson

Highly recommended book with insight from the perspective of Ambassador Dodd and his family into the early Third Reich...

I had that book recommended to me elsewhere recently, will consider checking that out.

I've read many, many, many books lately, but at the moment I'm almost done with Tim Blanning's 700-page The Pursuit of Glory, a history of Europe 1648-1815.  It's...amazingly detailed, to the point of having a 30 page chapter on changes in gardening and hunting.
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« Reply #457 on: June 27, 2012, 11:49:30 pm »
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In the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson

Highly recommended book with insight from the perspective of Ambassador Dodd and his family into the early Third Reich...

I had that book recommended to me elsewhere recently, will consider checking that out.

I've read many, many, many books lately, but at the moment I'm almost done with Tim Blanning's 700-page The Pursuit of Glory, a history of Europe 1648-1815.  It's...amazingly detailed, to the point of having a 30 page chapter on changes in gardening and hunting.
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« Reply #458 on: June 28, 2012, 06:50:59 am »
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In the Garden of Beasts- Erik Larson

Highly recommended book with insight from the perspective of Ambassador Dodd and his family into the early Third Reich...

I had that book recommended to me elsewhere recently, will consider checking that out.

I've read many, many, many books lately, but at the moment I'm almost done with Tim Blanning's 700-page The Pursuit of Glory, a history of Europe 1648-1815.  It's...amazingly detailed, to the point of having a 30 page chapter on changes in gardening and hunting.

Great book. Ages since I read it though.

I'm currently reading Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton.
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« Reply #459 on: June 28, 2012, 07:59:08 am »
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« Reply #460 on: June 28, 2012, 08:30:50 am »
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I just finished to read Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine and Ellroy's The Big Nowhere and I loved them. Especially Vonnegut's book which I read third time. It made just the same impact than last time when I read it when I was 15.
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« Reply #461 on: June 28, 2012, 02:19:43 pm »
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Rereading one of my favorite books: Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty by Karl Shaw. Its hilarious and you all should read it if you need a good laugh/want to be horrified at Europe over the past few centuries.
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« Reply #462 on: June 28, 2012, 03:19:20 pm »
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I just finished to read Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine and Ellroy's The Big Nowhere and I loved them. Especially Vonnegut's book which I read third time. It made just the same impact than last time when I read it when I was 15.


Quite a fun one, that, eh?

I'm finishing the Collected Works of Willem Elsschot right now, for completeness' sake.
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« Reply #463 on: June 28, 2012, 10:30:05 pm »
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Currently I am reading Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West by Steven E. Woodworth. It is an older work but it is one of the few treatments of President Davis and his handling of the Western Theater of the War Between the States.

Off and on when I have a spare moment I also am reading One Man's America by George Will.
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« Reply #464 on: June 29, 2012, 12:46:02 pm »
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American Insurgents
A Brief History of American Anti-Imperialism
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« Reply #465 on: June 30, 2012, 02:02:10 pm »
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A biography of Muddy Waters.
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« Reply #466 on: June 30, 2012, 08:24:45 pm »
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« Reply #467 on: July 06, 2012, 01:20:27 am »
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« Reply #468 on: July 06, 2012, 03:27:49 am »
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I finished my Tolstoy short stories and now I'm about to finish a book called In Praise of Older Women. I made a deal with a female friend that we would recommend and lend each other a book and read until our next encounter. She gave me that, which is a strange Hungarian book chronicling a man's sexual adventures with older women, basically. A fun read but a bit weird.
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« Reply #469 on: July 06, 2012, 11:27:16 am »
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I read my first fiction in half a year, Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha
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« Reply #470 on: July 06, 2012, 01:24:08 pm »
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I just finished Michael Barone's "Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers".

Took only four days to read it. I was previously familiar with the Glorious Revolution thanks to watching Simon Schama's History of Britain series a few years back and from playing EUII. This book provided some interesting details, though.
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« Reply #471 on: July 06, 2012, 10:31:22 pm »
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Leo Tolstoy - The Kingdom of God is Within You
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« Reply #472 on: July 08, 2012, 11:37:21 am »
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Conn Iggulden's Emperor: Gates of the Rome. It was entertaining and a quick-read.
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« Reply #473 on: July 08, 2012, 09:45:12 pm »
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wow.  there's a book?  That's disturbing.
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« Reply #474 on: July 09, 2012, 08:58:22 am »
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Just began Shame by Salman Rushdie. Very entertaining read so far.
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