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Offline Mastafrank

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #750 on: August 15, 2011, 03:32:27 PM »
I wanna get Inuyasha vol.1 ( Does Manga count as reading??)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #751 on: August 23, 2011, 04:27:27 PM »
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #752 on: August 23, 2011, 05:15:37 PM »
The Nano Flower  by Peter F Hamilton
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #753 on: August 28, 2011, 10:58:33 AM »
Now there is a loaded question for me:

I'm reading a book that I picked up a long time ago at a yard sale titled:  Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie.

It's about Europe following the Napoleon I and the Napoleonic Wars Europe and Congress of Vienna was a mess.
The book, believe it or not covers the actual causes of WWI and the figures involved in the war.  What we learned in school is not even half of what actually occurred or led to the war.  Two of the causes that set the stage for the what were the Boer War followed by France and Germany's clash over Morocco.  Just to get in to that problem alone would take more space than I am allowed.

The central characters are: Queen Victoria, King Edward VII of England; Kaiser Wilhelm both I and II and Prince Otto Bismarck of Prussia (later Germany following the 1869 war between the two countries).

Great book.  Text without end notes or index is 908 pages of pure history and antidots from the people themselves whom Massie quoted.  
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #754 on: August 28, 2011, 11:03:47 AM »
I gave up on Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #755 on: August 28, 2011, 11:31:12 AM »
Currently reading 'Legacy' by Muffy Morrigan.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #756 on: August 29, 2011, 09:29:35 AM »
Now there is a loaded question for me:

I'm reading a book that I picked up a long time ago at a yard sale titled:  Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie.

It's about Europe following the Napoleon I and the Napoleonic Wars Europe and Congress of Vienna was a mess.
The book, believe it or not covers the actual causes of WWI and the figures involved in the war.  What we learned in school is not even half of what actually occurred or led to the war.  Two of the causes that set the stage for the what were the Boer War followed by France and Germany's clash over Morocco.  Just to get in to that problem alone would take more space than I am allowed.

The central characters are: Queen Victoria, King Edward VII of England; Kaiser Wilhelm both I and II and Prince Otto Bismarck of Prussia (later Germany following the 1869 war between the two countries).

Great book.  Text without end notes or index is 908 pages of pure history and antidots from the people themselves whom Massie quoted.  
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sounds like a great read :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #757 on: August 31, 2011, 10:07:11 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #758 on: August 31, 2011, 10:37:50 AM »
I've been reading Stephen King's It. I knew it was quite a challenge for me to read through this monster of a book but I'm managing. I don't know what the general concensus is but IMO this is his magnum opus. It really shows just how good he is at what he does and on top of that he's managed to take weird fiction and bring it up to a whole new level.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #759 on: August 31, 2011, 12:11:41 PM »
Whitechapel: The Last Stand of Sherlock Holmes.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #760 on: August 31, 2011, 05:47:55 PM »
The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #761 on: September 04, 2011, 10:10:34 PM »
I am finally going to finish reading Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga. Only another 500 pages to go.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #762 on: September 04, 2011, 11:12:32 PM »
Moving out of sequence, I just finished In The Company of Cheerful Ladies and am now reading Tears of the Giraffe, both by Alexander McCall Smith.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #763 on: September 05, 2011, 05:30:44 AM »
I am finally going to finish reading Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga. Only another 500 pages to go.

I have to say... that's a good one   ;D    I do like the deterant fleet  :D


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #764 on: September 05, 2011, 04:30:36 PM »
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