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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/19/2020 8:37:54 AM   
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...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....

Oh the Horror!


Well, if you want to open it on Christmas Day, all that you have to do is wait for this Christmas and the next one to pass then open it on Christmas Day in December 2021. Depending upon when you do receive it, you could open it as a Valentine's Day present and thank your better half or whenever your anniversary is . . .
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/19/2020 12:50:44 PM   
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"Phantom" by Thomas Tessier, a good and very underrated horror writer (and an underrated writer in a general sense). His "The Fates" was like an early John Carpenter's movie on paper. This one is about a boy's night terrors that can or maybe cannot be the symptom of a neurological disorder. What if the "things you know are in the dark" when you are a kid are there for real? Tessier's ability to look at the World like a 7 years old could is really remarkable...



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/19/2020 2:19:46 PM   
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...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/19/2020 11:09:31 PM   
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...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





Remember, the book's publisher tells Amazon when they will get it.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/20/2020 12:14:05 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





Remember, the book's publisher tells Amazon when they will get it.


Not always. Sometimes Amazon has it on their shelves.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/20/2020 12:44:07 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





Remember, the book's publisher tells Amazon when they will get it.


Not always. Sometimes Amazon has it on their shelves.

Not for new books hot off the printing press.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/20/2020 1:40:37 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





Remember, the book's publisher tells Amazon when they will get it.


Not always. Sometimes Amazon has it on their shelves.

Not for new books hot off the printing press.


Well then, I guess that they have to let it cool so it won't catch on fire . . .

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/20/2020 1:32:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





Remember, the book's publisher tells Amazon when they will get it.


Not always. Sometimes Amazon has it on their shelves.

Not for new books hot off the printing press.


Well then, I guess that they have to let it cool so it won't catch on fire . . .

Right, like the firemen in Fahrenheit 451

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/20/2020 1:44:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

...and even worse, Taranto won't be delivered until February 2021..... Oh well that's one less Christmas pressie to open on Christmas Day I hope that wasn't the only one....
warspite1

Amazon!! What is going on?..... sort it out

Hello,

We are pleased to report that the following item will dispatch sooner than expected:

David Hobbs "Taranto: And Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 (Military)"
Previous estimated arrival date: February 10 2021
New estimated arrival date: December 23 2020





Remember, the book's publisher tells Amazon when they will get it.


Not always. Sometimes Amazon has it on their shelves.

Not for new books hot off the printing press.


Well then, I guess that they have to let it cool so it won't catch on fire . . .

Right, like the firemen in Fahrenheit 451


Most definitely!

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/20/2020 6:11:38 PM   
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Reading The Struggle For Europe, by Chester Wilmot

Part of Wordsworth Military Library

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2020 11:19:29 PM   
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So many books, so little time...




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/23/2020 11:47:36 PM   
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I've gotten around to re-reading about the military history of Ireland. I first read the book back in the '90s and just thought it would be nice to get back into it. I do confess a bit of bafflement at pronouncing the Gaelic family and place names, but it s a good read nonetheless.

Irish Battles: A Military History of Ireland

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/24/2020 3:12:33 AM   
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I've gotten around to re-reading about the military history of Ireland. I first read the book back in the '90s and just thought it would be nice to get back into it. I do confess a bit of bafflement at pronouncing the Gaelic family and place names, but it s a good read nonetheless.

Irish Battles: A Military History of Ireland


Just drink a quart of Irish rye first, that might help . ..

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/24/2020 1:43:50 PM   
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So many books, so little time...




Great!



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/24/2020 2:39:03 PM   
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I'm always reading some romance novel, but currently, I have decided to reread my Dune series. Currently reading Mentats of Dune. Next is Navigators of Dune. Then the prequel trilogy series Houses of Dune, before landing in the original novel Dune itself.

I'm also re reading my Shannara saga as well.

A LOT of books on the read list between Dune and Shannara. I might be finished before 2030 :)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/25/2020 6:37:34 PM   
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I am currently reading Deadly Cross by James Patterson.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 12/25/2020 9:57:31 PM   
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"Psychology and the Occult" by C.G. Jung - my daughter's Christmas gift. Quite "technical" and heavy on psycho-parlance, but riveting.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2021 3:36:16 PM   
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I've just found my Christmas present - out this November - can't wait for this



warspite1

Just short of 100 pages in and....

... I was more than a little concerned initially as there were a number of sloppy typos and some poor proof reading. Things didn't get any better when one minor episode was recounted with rose coloured spectacles. However, the book has bucked up in the last chapter or so, and the chapter on Taranto was very readable, interesting and the author's thoughts on the raid, very fair and thought provoking.

Let's hope the book continues in the same vein.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2021 3:43:33 PM   
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I've just found my Christmas present - out this November - can't wait for this



warspite1

Just short of 100 pages in and....

... I was more than a little concerned initially as there were a number of sloppy typos and some poor proof reading. Things didn't get any better when one minor episode was recounted with rose coloured spectacles. However, the book has bucked up in the last chapter or so, and the chapter on Taranto was very readable, interesting and the author's thoughts on the raid, very fair and thought provoking.

Let's hope the book continues in the same vein.


Please post an honest and concise critique online about this book. Not only about the author but also the fact checking and the proof reading - or the lack thereof.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/5/2021 3:57:24 PM   
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I've just found my Christmas present - out this November - can't wait for this



warspite1

Just short of 100 pages in and....

... I was more than a little concerned initially as there were a number of sloppy typos and some poor proof reading. Things didn't get any better when one minor episode was recounted with rose coloured spectacles. However, the book has bucked up in the last chapter or so, and the chapter on Taranto was very readable, interesting and the author's thoughts on the raid, very fair and thought provoking.

Let's hope the book continues in the same vein.


Please post an honest and concise critique online about this book. Not only about the author but also the fact checking and the proof reading - or the lack thereof.
warspite1

I have got out of the habit recently, but I used to quite often post reviews on Amazon. I will do so when I've finished this book.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/12/2021 8:49:33 PM   
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The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer.

One of the best books I've read on the PacWar, highly recommended.

Cheers

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/14/2021 7:06:23 PM   
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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/22/2021 3:45:10 AM   
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I've just picked up the latest in the Osprey Campaign Series

North Cape 1943




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/23/2021 3:47:19 PM   
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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Scahill, Jeremy

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 1/23/2021 4:45:16 PM   
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I've been thumbing through this oldie, a complete set is available there at that archive library.





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/1/2021 7:23:40 PM   
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Osprey have brought out a number of good books recently. Just purchased The Balkans 1940-41 (1).

I presume this is the first of two titles - although they may split Yugoslavia and Greece/Crete into two.

Like Norway (and not for entirely different reasons ), Greece is such an interesting campaign of World War II.

Edit: Just seen that Yugoslavia and Greece will be covered in one book.









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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/1/2021 7:31:15 PM   
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Anna Burns The Milkman. Possibly the best book I have read about life in N Ireland in the late 70s/early 80s, in places really very disturbing about the nasty realities

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/1/2021 7:39:46 PM   
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Anna Burns The Milkman. Possibly the best book I have read about life in N Ireland in the late 70s/early 80s, in places really very disturbing about the nasty realities
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Can't imagine that is much fun Maybe better watching Derry Girls


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/10/2021 5:53:22 PM   
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Inspired by the new book thread, I think these beauties need another recommendation






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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 2/11/2021 1:03:57 AM   
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Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War by David Glantz. As with all his work incredible research and well written. I'm on the first chapter dealing with a specific action, the winter counter attacks at Moscow. The German intelligence maps and reports of what they thought they were facing vs actual Soviet force dispositions on those dates are surprising.

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