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« Reply #1550 on: March 27, 2017, 04:00:57 pm »
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Just finished Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944.

It is basically a sequel to D-Day by the same author, giving an overview of the operations on the western front between August and December 1944 (Antwerp/Scheldt, Market Garden, Battle of Huertgenwald), but of course focusing on the events in the Ardennes from December 16th to 25th, with one chapter for each day.

As it turns out, the battle, Hitler's last big attack, was one hell of a quagmire. Both sides fought very grimly in bad weather conditions. Also there was a lot of bickering going on in the Allied headquarters, especially between Montgomery and Bradley.

Beevor has gone deeply into the archives to present the whole picture but at some point the reader might feel overwhelmed.
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« Reply #1551 on: March 28, 2017, 10:43:18 am »
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The Art of Racing in the Rain. Apparently, my teachers don't understand the principle behind not reading a book where the dog dies.
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« Reply #1552 on: March 28, 2017, 12:38:10 pm »
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« Reply #1553 on: March 28, 2017, 12:39:37 pm »
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Is this the one where Balaguer is a sympathetic character?
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« Reply #1554 on: March 28, 2017, 12:58:51 pm »
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« Reply #1555 on: March 28, 2017, 01:51:47 pm »
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Is this the one where Balaguer is a sympathetic character?

Not sure I'd describe him a sympathetic character so far (being in the middle of a book).
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« Reply #1556 on: March 28, 2017, 04:32:15 pm »
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My inability to read one book at a time means that I take significantly longer to read books. Here's the list of books I'm currently reading:

It by Stephen King
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson
Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Desperation by Stephen King
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
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« Reply #1557 on: March 28, 2017, 09:32:19 pm »
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My inability to read one book at a time means that I take significantly longer to read books. Here's the list of books I'm currently reading:

It by Stephen King
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson
Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Desperation by Stephen King
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Forgot about The Dunwhich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft, but I don't really think that counts as a book.
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« Reply #1558 on: March 28, 2017, 09:39:12 pm »
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Triangle, about the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911...its very good but sad.  I haven't even gotten to the fire yet.
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« Reply #1559 on: March 29, 2017, 03:16:19 pm »
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It's exciting but simultaneously terrifying. I can't wait to read the Fourth Turning after this.
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« Reply #1560 on: March 29, 2017, 10:33:56 pm »
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Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang
Botchan by Natsume Soseki
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Other One Percent: Indians in America by Devesh Kapur, Nirvikar Singh, and Sanjoy Chakravorty


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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, Third Edition
5 Steps to a 5 AP Chemistry, 2008-2009 Edition
Chemistry for Dummies
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« Reply #1563 on: Today at 11:06:47 am »
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Botchan by Natsume Soseki

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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

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« Reply #1564 on: Today at 12:07:31 pm »
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The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
Agile Software Development by Robert Martin


Kind of focused on internship interviews right now...hopefully will have  time for some more "fun" reading in a couple of months.
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« Reply #1565 on: Today at 01:38:13 pm »
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Botchan by Natsume Soseki

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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

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Fwiw, I'm finding Botchan to be far superior, and I would've ditched Norwegian Wood by now if I wasn't a completionist. I liked I Am A Cat more than either though...
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« Reply #1566 on: Today at 02:09:20 pm »
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A collection of Mark Twain's pamphlets.
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