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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/15/2019 5:52:25 PM   
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Has anyone tried this? Could be interesting.....





What? Flying over an Allied shipping column in a FW-200 Condor? No. Never tried it. You?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/15/2019 5:53:22 PM   
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The British Are Coming by Rick Atkinson. First of a new 3-part trilogy on the American Revolution. He is the guy who wrote the Liberation Trilogy on WWII in the West from the invasion of North Africa to the surrender of Germany. I decided to read some history after going through several second-rate but very entertaining sci fi novels.

https://revolutiontrilogy.com/



Finished it this summer. Anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series. Really well written work.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2019 3:23:44 AM   
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Has anyone tried this? Could be interesting.....





What? Flying over an Allied shipping column in a FW-200 Condor? No. Never tried it. You?
warspite1

Haha! Maybe in another life - but I hope not.


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/16/2019 11:45:18 AM   
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Just finished listening to Jackals Revenge by I Gale. Second book in series. Really enjoyed it. Stephen Thorne is great narrator for WW2 books, though this time he really struggled with Kiwi and Aussie accents.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/27/2019 1:45:24 PM   
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This was an immensely enjoyable read. The writer has a clear, easy to follow writing style which is always a plus.

The writer takes us through the development of the naval air arm in the thirties, their performance in the Spanish Civil War, as part of the Condor Legion, and the fight between the navy and the air force - and of course Herman Goring - for control of aircraft that it made perfect sense for the navy to have full control of. This was a battle that Raeder was never going to win.

Having been acutely aware of Britain's mistake in allowing the Royal Air Force to control the Fleet Air Arm, its comforting to see Britain wasn't the only country to make this mistake (at least the UK rectified their error - albeit almost too late). The author shows how, had Raeder been listened to, the Kriegsmarine - through a more effective naval air arm - could have inflicted a whole lot more pain on the Royal and Merchant navies. This is particularly true of the co-operation that could have been achieved between the naval air arm and the u-boats.

What does come across loud and clear too is the sense to which, once the Germans had to divert resources to the Mediterranean, they were robbing Peter to pay Paul. When Barbarossa followed shortly after this was magnified and the Luftwaffe was simply too thinly stretched in numbers. Technical advances by the Allies then started to render aircraft obsolete. The escort carrier and the FW-200 being a prime example.

There were a few niggles - typos mainly - but these were small in number and I guess expected nowadays. Slightly more annoying were a few factual inaccuracies when it came to describing ships and naval matters - but again, there was nothing to really affect the overall good feel I got for the book.

I look forward to Part II and will definitely buy this.






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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/30/2019 4:36:05 PM   
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The wizard’s first rule by Terry Goodkin, the author’s pretty unknown but a friend of mine recommended them and so i begun to reread (had dropped it years ago) the 13 book long tale of a man who seeks the truth. Maybe you’ve heard of the tv series, “legend of the seeker”, well, it doesen’t compare. The book’s great, but i think a warning is needed here: the author writes about things in his own way, so he won’t skip embarassing moments, sex, torture and whatever you may think of as inappropriate content. I consider this a good point actually, cause most fantasy is for teens and thereforse lacks depth, while terry goodkin doesen’t look away from the events that unfold, telling them in a way that makes you “feel” what the people you’re reading about feel. It’s fantasy, but quite original imo, i have read lots of fantasy sand this is quite fresh under a lot of different aspects. Would highly recommend it, just be warned, it’s not a light read, it’s over 10000 pages.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/30/2019 4:58:10 PM   
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Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beever just finished his Arnhem The Battle for the Bridges

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/30/2019 5:12:07 PM   
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Anyone into fantasy then Joe Abercrombie books are a must! His style is a breath of fresh air!

Even better buy the Audible versions of his books narrated by Stephen Parcey. He does a fantastic job.

Start with the First Law trilogy. Oh and stick with it, gets better and better and his characters will stay with you always. Not many authors could make me like a bitter torturer but he did, he created a character that should be repellent far from it.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/31/2019 6:18:20 AM   
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Having got a taste for naval air warfare from reading Eagles over the Sea, I have decided its high time I read this (having previously tried twice and failed).




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/31/2019 1:48:25 PM   
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I finished watching "The Haunting of Hill House" on Netflix. A very satisfying experience that put me in the mood for some Halloween readings:





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/31/2019 3:23:55 PM   
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Listened to the Audible version of Exorcist read by the actual author. Well worth a listen.


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I finished watching "The Haunting of Hill House" on Netflix. A very satisfying experience that put me in the mood for some Halloween readings:







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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/31/2019 5:38:59 PM   
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Plan your Prosperity by Jeff Fisher

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/31/2019 11:20:51 PM   
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Back to the original Game of Thrones




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 10/31/2019 11:46:47 PM   
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Not yet reading it but it is out today October, 31st. After Case Red, Robert Forczyk is publishing Case White about the invasion of Poland.
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-white?___store=osprey_rst&___from_store=osprey_eng

Ordering it now.



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2019 8:52:57 AM   
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Not yet reading it but it is out today October, 31st. After Case Red, Robert Forczyk is publishing Case White about the invasion of Poland.
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-white?___store=osprey_rst&___from_store=osprey_eng

Ordering it now.


warspite1

Mmmmm.... I may have to order Case Red and White together


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2019 9:18:12 AM   
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It's on Amazon right now for $27.00. Case White

Just started Wages of Destruction by Adam Toose. Very big book.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/1/2019 10:44:37 AM   
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Listening to Ken Follets "Fall of Giants" (first book in his epic trilogy starting in 1912 and going right through to the cold war)

Reading "The Astonished Earth: A novel of flight and legends" by C Beck (enjoying it so far, well researched historical fiction, set during WW1)

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/8/2019 10:43:17 AM   
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My younger daughter just returned from the States, and brought with her a “airport novel”. She left it here before departing again for Milan. I started reading it out of curiosity (I’m always curious about books) and...

...Now I’m addicted. Can’t wait to finish it...



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/8/2019 11:49:51 AM   
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I am just starting to read this, seems interesting:

http://www.usmcraiders.org/dans-book/

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/8/2019 3:25:47 PM   
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My younger daughter just returned from the States, and brought with her a “airport novel”. She left it here before departing again for Milan. I started reading it out of curiosity (I’m always curious about books) and...

...Now I’m addicted. Can’t wait to finish it...



Heh...RFalvo69 hooked on Joan Collins...

That gave me a chuckle...

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/8/2019 4:40:21 PM   
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My younger daughter just returned from the States, and brought with her a “airport novel”. She left it here before departing again for Milan. I started reading it out of curiosity (I’m always curious about books) and...

...Now I’m addicted. Can’t wait to finish it...



Heh...RFalvo69 hooked on Joan Collins...

That gave me a chuckle...


I never “had a thing” for her when I was in high school (and I was uninterested in “Dynasty”) My show to go was “Dallas”. Now, let’s talk about Linda Gray



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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/17/2019 10:23:08 AM   
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Having got a taste for naval air warfare from reading Eagles over the Sea, I have decided its high time I read this (having previously tried twice and failed).



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I don't know why I never got through this previously. What an excellent read. Unusually there are plenty of maps too! but sadly, these don't extend to the battles themselves which is a shame as there are a number of separate groups to be kept track of at various times.

So happy with this I've bought Malta Convoys 1940-1943 too to dive straight into once I'm done




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/17/2019 10:33:26 AM   
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How do you manage to store all those wonderful books, Warspite1?

Or do you 'eliminate' some of them after reading?



Fnarr, fnarr, I wrote boobs instead of books, but caught it before posting.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/17/2019 10:52:26 AM   
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How do you manage to store all those wonderful books, Warspite1?

Or do you 'eliminate' some of them after reading?



Fnarr, fnarr, I wrote boobs instead of books, but caught it before posting.
warspite1

From time to time I have to have a clear out. I get Jeeves to load up one of the choppers and to fly them to one of the battlements in the west wing for storage.




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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/17/2019 12:02:03 PM   
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Not yet reading it but it is out today October, 31st. After Case Red, Robert Forczyk is publishing Case White about the invasion of Poland.
https://ospreypublishing.com/case-white?___store=osprey_rst&___from_store=osprey_eng

Ordering it now.




I followed this lead and I got the Kindle edition.



I'm liking it a lot. The author doesn't start with Case White proper, but he first summarises the (very troubled) history of Poland from the XIV Century to the eve of the 1939 war - so to give context to the events that followed.

The style is pleasant, but rich in informations and details. There isn't a wasted word.

Kindle tells me that I have read 8% of the book, so my observations are based on this slice. But I'm very happy to have bought it.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/18/2019 3:28:01 AM   
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How do you manage to store all those wonderful books, Warspite1?

Or do you 'eliminate' some of them after reading?



Fnarr, fnarr, I wrote boobs instead of books, but caught it before posting.
warspite1

From time to time I have to have a clear out. I get Jeeves to load up one of the choppers and to fly them to one of the battlements in the west wing for storage.





G-FUFU, eh? Sounds about right.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/18/2019 3:29:42 AM   
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Just finishing up Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I'd started this thing years ago, got 2/3 of the way through and then set it aside due to real life. Forgot all about it until I'd seen the recent film coming out. Will finish it in time to see the film in the theaters.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/18/2019 9:22:00 AM   
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I am going to get that book, I have it on my wishlist.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/18/2019 12:05:34 PM   
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Anyone enjoy Firefly??

Then go read this series, or I think even better listen to audible version. Loved it.

Tales of the Kitty Jay series by C Wooding

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 11/18/2019 1:36:18 PM   
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Norman Stone's "The Eastern Front 1914- 1917".

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