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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/5/2018 5:38:00 PM   
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Marching to the Fault Line: The 1984 Miners' Strike and the Death of Industrial Britain - Beckett and Hencke.

An excellent read, as unbiased as its probably possible to get for this pivotal, and highly controversial moment in British history.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/5/2018 6:24:07 PM   
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Not a book really, but a Web novel. Japanese origin, translated to English (or should I say: Engrish). Author is totally trolling America here:
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I had considered using an AK47 for the crest, but that might have made everyone think that we were some goddamn Viet Cong organization and drop napalm on us. I chose the revolver in the end, the very image of land of freedom, so that we could sell weapons like hotcakes and invade lands with oil in the name of freedom.



I'll post links if you want it.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/7/2018 7:04:29 AM   
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Having finished that excellently written tome about industrial strife in the 1980's, a change of scene for my next read. I've finally got round to starting The Ghost of White Hart Lane. This is the story of Tottenham Hotspur and Scotland footballer John White, a member of the 1961 double-winning side tragically struck down in his prime written by his son.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/7/2018 8:50:01 AM   
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reading "the tragedy Iberica" by Gonzalo de reparaz.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/7/2018 11:20:37 PM   
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C.S Foresters Hunting the Bismarck - a nice little read

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/8/2018 6:40:34 AM   
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Gods War on Terror by Walid Shoebat
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/8/2018 5:02:57 PM   
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Watership down in English. it is one of my favourite books, but I never had the opportunity to read it in its original language.

As an aside: what a book! Many people tell how the animated movie shook them, but the book is much more violent (yup) and the action scenes incredible. To me, is the only book that matches The Lord of The Rings - and if you don't believe me buy it on Kindle (about £5) and enjoy the first horror scene "a la" The Shining around page 7.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/8/2018 6:27:52 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/8/2018 6:44:16 PM   
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A Game of Thrones book Box Set, and really enjoyed the first 2, on the 3rd one now, as only went away for a week, so didn't manage to finish them all, much much better than the TV series by a long long way imo, as are almost all books i've read

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/12/2018 8:53:12 AM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/13/2018 6:02:10 PM   
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjd6FhOjxfg

Morricone synosis; way of life..the book has not yet arrive only small italian scripts,

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/13/2018 11:25:16 PM   
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Reading a superb fantasy novel. Fantasy genre hasn't interested me at all for years after seemingly another novel like,all the others, yawn.

However nearly finished a book that's been a breath of fresh air and I've loved from the start. Honestly I can't recommend it enough.One of the best fantasy books I've read.

The half orcs finally get some love.

As someone said The Grey Bastards are like Hells Angels but riding giant hogs not bikes!

The Grey Bastards by J French

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/13/2018 11:28:40 PM   
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Watership down in English. it is one of my favourite books, but I never had the opportunity to read it in its original language.

As an aside: what a book! Many people tell how the animated movie shook them, but the book is much more violent (yup) and the action scenes incredible. To me, is the only book that matches The Lord of The Rings - and if you don't believe me buy it on Kindle (about £5) and enjoy the first horror scene "a la" The Shining around page 7.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/14/2018 6:46:42 AM   
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The Constitutional Reader from Hillsdale College. I'm taking their Constitution course 101 for nothing. I figure you can, in any case, join if intrigued. It's a similar course their understudies are required to take their first semester.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/15/2018 5:11:25 AM   
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.... The Ghost of White Hart Lane. This is the story of Tottenham Hotspur and Scotland footballer John White, a member of the 1961 double-winning side tragically struck down in his prime written by his son.
warspite1

Well that was an excellently written, captivating - though ultimately tragic - and enjoyable read.

Keeping with the football theme its on to Glory Glory My Life with Spurs by their late, great, former manager Bill Nicholson.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/15/2018 10:20:53 AM   
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Cromwell - Our Chief of Men - by Antonia Fraser

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/15/2018 1:29:29 PM   
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Memoirs of Sergeant Burgougne: 1812-1813. Should have read this in July and I wouldn't have needed air conditioning

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/16/2018 3:06:28 AM   
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"Open" by Andre Agassi.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/16/2018 6:05:37 PM   
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Cromwell - Our Chief of Men - by Antonia Fraser
warspite1

I'd be interested to hear what you think of this author. I have a number of books written by her but never read them. Thanks.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/17/2018 7:50:03 PM   
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A Game of Thrones book Box Set, and really enjoyed the first 2, on the 3rd one now, as only went away for a week, so didn't manage to finish them all, much much better than the TV series by a long long way imo, as are almost all books i've read


Sir, you are reading "Song of ice and fire" not "game of thrones" you are in the elite that read the books and dont are happy with the half cooked serie for "weak minds" then call the serie for his name and not the first book title

As suggestion if i where you i try read book 4-5 together following the chronological order, if you dont know it book 4-5 are a single book that was simple to big and RR cut it in 2 different books separate them by west-east.

Is not like read 4th and 5th books is bad, i do it when i read first the serie BUT in the next 2 re-reads i use the "a feast with dragons" version that is the 4-5 together, the "problem" is that the 4th book is very diferent to the other 4 books, is slower and darker and with a big focus in the war destruction in Westeros and how the blonde bitch lose his mind , you need have this in mind because is a total different experience specially after read "Storm of swors" and many guys think is the worst of the 5 books when true is that simple is the first book ater the big blow up that is the 3rd book (1st 2nd book are the prepration to he amazing 3rd and 4th+5th and 6th are the preparation to the last title 7th in the serie that i wait be like 3rd book).


If you want try 4th and 5th together here is a reading guide
http://afeastwithdragons.com/

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/27/2018 8:00:29 PM   
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I've spent much of the year reading non-military books, including Brave New World - Inside Pochettino's Spurs. An enjoyable read - although I do wonder about the wisdom of writing such a book while still managing the team/players he's written about.....

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/28/2018 2:34:24 AM   
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Just finished 'The Feather Thief'
A great read, (if you fish rivers).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 9/30/2018 5:03:16 PM   
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Making Sense of the Troubles (McKittrick and McVea). I tried starting this before but didn't get very far as the call of WWII was too strong. But I am making use of my self-imposed WWII exile to try and get this finished this time. No doubt this will be a difficult read but its supposed to be fair and so I'm hoping that proves to be the case.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/13/2018 5:37:22 AM   
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Making Sense of the Troubles (McKittrick and McVea). I tried starting this before but didn't get very far as the call of WWII was too strong. But I am making use of my self-imposed WWII exile to try and get this finished this time. No doubt this will be a difficult read but its supposed to be fair and so I'm hoping that proves to be the case.
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Finished this off pretty quickly. An excellent overview of the Troubles, a finely balanced book and thoroughly recommended reading for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of this sad, frustrating and tense time in British/Irish history.

What to read next?....


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/13/2018 4:26:03 PM   
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Making Sense of the Troubles (McKittrick and McVea). I tried starting this before but didn't get very far as the call of WWII was too strong. But I am making use of my self-imposed WWII exile to try and get this finished this time. No doubt this will be a difficult read but its supposed to be fair and so I'm hoping that proves to be the case.
warspite1

Finished this off pretty quickly. An excellent overview of the Troubles, a finely balanced book and thoroughly recommended reading for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of this sad, frustrating and tense time in British/Irish history.

What to read next?....



Currently working on investment guru Benjamin Graham's timeless classic, The Intelligent Investor. Originally written over 40 years ago with more recent (post 2002) updates.

Next in tow: Howard Marks' new book: Mastering the Market Cycle

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/13/2018 5:55:34 PM   
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Norman Stone...The Eastern Front 1914-1917.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/13/2018 9:33:31 PM   
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They are not strictly books, but I'm re-reading the collected works of Hellblazer (the graphic novels).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/13/2018 11:57:43 PM   
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Making Sense of the Troubles (McKittrick and McVea). I tried starting this before but didn't get very far as the call of WWII was too strong. But I am making use of my self-imposed WWII exile to try and get this finished this time. No doubt this will be a difficult read but its supposed to be fair and so I'm hoping that proves to be the case.
warspite1

Finished this off pretty quickly. An excellent overview of the Troubles, a finely balanced book and thoroughly recommended reading for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of this sad, frustrating and tense time in British/Irish history.

What to read next?....


The Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917–21 4th volume of Prit Buttar's WWI opus.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/14/2018 8:00:28 AM   
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Been revisiting my old fantasy books. Currently I am re-reading The Belgariad by David Eddings.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/14/2018 3:18:57 PM   
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Been revisiting my old fantasy books. Currently I am re-reading The Belgariad by David Eddings.


Funny. My wife is reading this to our two children right now as well.

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